Esports

A guide to the segments that make up the esports industry, how they fit together, and how revenue flows through the ecosystem.

To understand esports, you must understand what role games publishers - the companies that create and sell games - play in the sector.

Seven North American esports teams have joined together under the banner of the Professional Esports Association (PEA) to launch a series of new leagues and competitions.

Esports company ESL has entered into a partnership with sports and live entertainment firm Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG) in an effort to extend its global reach, while interactive entertainment company Activision Blizzard has appointed veteran Fox Sports executive Pete Vlastelica to lead its Major League Gaming (MLG) arm.

In the first piece from our new esports content channel, we take a critical look at the differing valuations of the industry, and its landmark deals to date.

Ken Hershman, former president of the HBO Sports division of US pay-television broadcaster HBO, has been appointed as executive chairman and commissioner of the World Esports Association (WESA).

The esports competitive video game movement has attracted plenty of hype, but is it justified and what are the implications for established sports? SportBusiness International investigates.

The esports competitive video game movement has attracted plenty of hype, but is it justified and what are the implications for established sports? SportBusiness International investigates.

The esports competitive video game movement has attracted plenty of hype, but is it justified and what are the implications for established sports? SportBusiness International investigates.

The esports competitive video game movement has attracted plenty of hype, but is it justified and what are the implications for established sports? SportBusiness International investigates.