Warner Bros. announce massive series of tournaments for Injustice 2, $600k in prizes
Warner Brothers is jumping head first into the esports industry. With big name partners such as Sony, ESL, Gamestop, and Gamelta the Mexican esports organization, the companies plan on launching a new series of tournaments highlighting their soon to be released fighting game, Injustice 2. The series will have a grand prize pool of over $600,000 to be won over a 5 month span. This is a very large jump from previous fighting game tournaments such as Capcom or Pro Tour. Warner Bros plans on making a big splash in the very hot esports market.
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IHS Market Report: Global Market for eSports Video is booming
There are few markets in today’s world growing as fast as esports, and the video industry is gaining huge success. Esports videos are continuing their skyrocketing numbers at amazing speed. In 2016 there was over 6 billion hour viewed globally, up 19% from 2015, according to a new report entitled “eSports and The Future of TV.” The industry shows no signs of slowing down, and certainly seems to be the right business to be in.
Azubu and Hitbox relaunch as Smashcast, with new approach to esports advertising
There is a new streaming platform hitting the streets called Smashcast. Although not really new, the company is a combination of Azubu and Hitbox coming together to work as one giving their company the title of “the world’s largest independent esports broadcaster outside Asia.” We will now see the companies new approach to esports advertising, while also seeing if they have what it takes to over throw their biggest competitor Twitch.
Emirates and ESL Bring eSports to inflight entertainment
esports is flying sky high. Emirates and ESL have just announced their new partnership to offer on-demand ESL esports content available to all passengers from March 2017 to June 2018. The deal is a first of its kind, bringing esports to people no matter where they are in the world.
Have an overview which events will take place in the next few weeks with our esports calendar below:
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