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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

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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eSports 2015 SBC report – Part 1

2015 looked set to be a big year for eSports, but on many accounts it ended up being somewhat larger than many anticipated. Viewer numbers increased, both live and online, with 36 million tuning into the League of Legends World Championship final whilst tournament prize pools also grew. The prize pool for the International Dota 2 tournament this year was $18m …

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eSports platform Matcherino raises $1.25m in seed round

A new eSports engagement platform called Matcherino has announced a successful investment funding round in which it raised $1.25m (£839,000). The seed round was led by Madrona Venture Group with participation from Vulcan Capital and angel investors including Seahawks offensive linesman Russell Okung. The platform is one which offers fans the chance to make the eSports matches happen that they …

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