Tag Archives: ELeague

Peter Ivanov – UltraPlay – Exploring the esports ecosystem

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Esports is no longer the industry’s best kept secret. The burgeoning industry has shown remarkable growth in recent years as an entertainment product in itself. As a result, the betting landscape has also developed at a remarkable pace. Whereas previously there was few bookmakers who offered markets on esports, it’s now rare to find an operator who doesn’t have any …

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The ELEAGUE second season schedule has been announced

The result of a love affair between Turner and WME | IMG, the ELEAGUE has announced the dates and format for its forthcoming second season. The preliminary rounds of the CS:GO league will start on Wednesday September 7th, with a four week group stage schedule set to begin on Friday October 21st.  ELEAGUE’s Grand Final will be held Saturday December 3rd and will culminate …

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The ELEAGUE finale will stream live on Twitter this weekend

It has been announced that ELEAGUE and Twitter will partner to provide live streaming coverage of this week’s ELEAGUE semifinals and championship, featuring Valve’s popular Counter-Strike: Global Offensive game. The live event competitions will be held Friday and Saturday, July 29th and 30th, from Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta.  This will mark a milestone in that it’ll be …

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Sky and ITV invest in Ginx TV’s 24 hour UK esports channel

The latest esports development in the UK has seen Ginx TV announce a notable change of direction in that it’ll rebrand to Ginx eSports TV as of June 23rd.   This will be a 24 hour channel in partnership with television juggernauts Sky and ITV. Channel 470 in Sky’s Sports section will be its home meaning it’ll gain exposure to 23 million households …

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ELEAGUE debut hits over 500,000 viewers

The much anticipated new CS:GO competition ELEAGUE aired live on TBS last week and hit a total viewership of 509,000 during its primetime Friday night slot. It was also broadcast internationally via local networks throughout Europe, South East Asia and Latin America as well as via Huamao in China and Starladder in Russia. During the debut week of the competition the …

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Esports awareness will exceed 1 billion in 2016

Newzoo’s latest quarterly update of Global Market Esports Report states that the number of worldwide consumers who will be aware of esports by the end of this year will exceed one billion. A total of 16 countries were part of the research that went into these findings, and it showed that the average awareness among gamers increased from 53.7% in …

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Chris Schetter – MM1 – Diving in the deep end of data in CS:GO

Based in DC, Chris Schetter is the founder of MM1 a company focused on producing advanced Counter-Strike: Global Offensive statistics and analytics which will be relaunching this spring.  Schetter described to SBC the versatility of this data which will be of interest to tournament organisers, professional teams and, further down the line, bookmakers. He also detailed his thoughts on the ELEAGUE …

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RankR – The new home of esports?

One issue with the esports scene to date is that it’s disjointed. One reason for this is that unlike traditional sports the individual games themselves are owned by companies meaning determining rights, access and coverage becomes a more complicated situation. Many don’t realise the extent to which esports is an umbrella term, and that games within it can be as distant …

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