Tag: Esports & Gaming

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COVID-19, Esports, and Gaming

COVID-19 flew under the radar of many Americans until the National Basketball Association (NBA) took the incredible step of suspending the remainder of its season …

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The Streamer Wars: How Ninja’s Defection to Mixer Started the Bidding War

In the months following Ninja’s take on The Decision, the Streamer Wars quickly ramped up into an all-out arms race. Much like professional sport leagues …

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The Rise of Female Gamers: Esports’ Underappreciated Fans

Kim “Geguri” Se-yeon is the first female player in the Overwatch League. Kim Se-yeon went through a lot as a female gamer. Better known by …

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How Do Professional Gamers Make Money?

As recently as a decade ago, earning a living playing videos games was considered nothing more than a pipe dream – with limited monetization avenues …

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League of Branding

Three Recent Partnerships by Riot Games Showcase the Potential of Organization Sponsorship Deals By James Chang, Sean Gilbert, and Neil Thakur Download White Paper Last …

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To Franchise or Not to Franchise: Rocket League’s Structure Decision

In mid-October, it was reported that Psyonix was considering a switch to a franchise model for its competitive Rocket League esports series…

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Ten Years In, Riot Games Finally Earns Its “s”

Ten Octobers ago, Riot Games, a small independent developer at the time, released a beta of a new multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) called League of Legends…

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Convergence of Video Games and Traditional Media Forms

In June 2019, CD Projekt Red, a Warsaw-based game developer, held a briefing for its highly anticipated title, Cyberpunk 2077, at E3 2019. The long-awaited, …

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League of Twitch: Legends Never Die

League of Legends is a multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) title from Riot Games, which has been a fixture of Amazon’s streaming platform Twitch for …

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