Tag Archives: eSports

Peter Warman – Newzoo – Esports market intelligence is key

SBC News Peter Warman - Newzoo - Esports market intelligence is key

Newzoo is a global market research and predictive analytics firm which focuses first and foremost on gaming. Headquartered in Amsterdam, it releases regular reports and predictions on esports amongst many other topics. SBC caught up with CEO and Co-Founder Peter Warman ahead of his talk on esports at ICE Totally Gaming. Warman will be a speaker at the ‘Fireside Chat: …

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ICE Sports Betting Tours hot for eSports

SBC News ICE Sports Betting Tours hot for eSports

eSports is the hot topic that the betting industry is keen to know more about at ICE 2016. According to a survey of people registering for the Official ICE Sports Betting Tours, eSports is the number one area of interest this year, with over half of the attendees expressing an interest in finding out more about this burgeoning sector. SBC …

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Sportradar’s Eduard Blonk promises food for thought at ICE

SBC News Sportradar's Eduard Blonk promises food for thought at ICE

Betradar will be presenting an new innovative product range at ICE next week. With a coverage increase of over 50% in the past two years, all Betradar products can now offer a broader events range. One of Betradar’s highlights this year will be the Managed Trading Services – a tailor-made risk management solution – that allows any type of operator to outsource labour-intensive …

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Esports startup FaceIt raises $15m in Series A funding round

SBC News Esports startup FaceIt raises $15m in Series A funding round

UK based esports startup FaceIt has raised $15m (£10.4m) in funding and has announced its expansion into the US by opening an office in Los Angeles. The company, which was funded in 2012, boasts over 3.5 million users on its multiplayer gaming platform. It allows players to take part in tournaments and leagues for prizes via automated tournament management and matchmaking. …

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Duncan Stewart – Deloitte – A response to SBC’s esports report analysis

SBC News Duncan Stewart - Deloitte - A response to SBC's esports report analysis

Deloitte recently released its TMT 2016 predictions which included a fascinating and debatable section on esports, and its projected growth. Following an analysis of the report by SBC’s Sam Cooke, Deloitte Canada’s Director of Technology, Media and Telecommunications Research Duncan Stewart has responded to it with an explanation of their findings and the all important differences in the analytics of esports and …

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GDC survey claims both esports and VR are sustainable businesses

SBC News GDC survey claims both esports and VR are sustainable businesses

The Game Developers Conference fourth annual State of the Industry Survey, has shown that 88% of developers believe esports to be a long-term sustainable business. It also showed that 75% believe the same for Virtual and Augmented Reality (VR/AR).  The results of the survey are formulated by generated by feedback of over 2,000 game developers. It showed that 16% of developers are …

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Skillz launches cross platform esports system

SBC News Skillz launches cross platform esports system

Mobile esports company Skillz has announced the launch of the first ever cross­-platform multiplayer system for mobile games. This will ensure that players on Android and iOS systems are able to compete against one another in the 150,000 daily competitions currently available on Skillz. Games include Strike! Real Money Bowling, Mini Golf Stars and plenty more. At the time of …

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SBC analysis: Deloitte’s eSports 2016 predictions

SBC News SBC analysis: Deloitte's eSports 2016 predictions

Deloitte has released its technology media telecommunications (TMT) forecast for 2016, and it makes for some interesting reading in regard to eSports.  It is estimated that as an industry it will grow by 25% and create global revenues of $500m (£346.8m) in 2016. This is up $100m (£69.4m) from last year. Deloitte’s predictions fall some way short of some of last year’s …

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Grant Farwell – Matcherino – Let the fans decide

SBC News Grant Farwell - Matcherino - Let the fans decide

Following a successful 2015 for the eSports industry, 2016 looks set to be even bigger with the likes of EA, Activision Blizzard and ESPN showing their intent to capitalise on this momentum by establishing their own divisions and, in the case of Activision, acquiring a major organisation. Based in Seattle, Matcherino is a platform dedicated to bringing the fans closer to the …

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Vulcun cuts staff as it changes direction

SBC News Vulcun cuts staff as it changes direction

Fantasy eSports company Vulcun has announced that it has had to lay off 14 members of staff. This is believed to be in the region of 25% of the company’s employees. This follows the decision to close down its real money fantasy eSports competitions. Vulcun Co-Founder Ali Moiz told The Verge in an email: “The company is transitioning to a new direction, …

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