ESL announces 90 percent viewership growth for major esports tournaments

Modern Times Group MTG AB’s (MTG) portfolio company ESL, the world’s largest esport company, today announces significant growth across multiple metrics for major ESL tournaments in the first seven months of 2019. ESL – the world's largest esports company and part of MTG AB – today reports significant growth across multiple metrics for major ESL tournaments.Viewership (unique users) has increased with 90 percent in the seven first months of 2019MTG is the home of esports and gaming entertainment, and owns a majority stake of ESL (82 percent) and its Swedish counterpart DreamHack (100 percent) Over the course of the first…

by emagine
14th August 2019
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Broadcasters Present the eSports Industry New Opportunities for Growth

The eSports industry has captivated hundreds of millions of viewers worldwide through large tournaments in dazzling arenas. Predominantly, viewers mainly watch casual or competitive events through YouTube and Twitch. And the two platforms together collectively have a larger audience than HBO, Netflix and ESPN combined, according to Goldman Sachs. Primarily, most of the viewers are from Asia and 79% of worldwide viewers are under the age of 35 years. In 2017, viewers logged a total of 355 billion minutes on Twitch, representing a 22% growth year-over-year. At the time, companies mainly monetized eSports through sponsorships, but by 2022, Goldman Sachs projects that…

by emagine
8th August 2019
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Learn, debate and network with women who are innovating the games industry

The annual Women in Games European Conference returns for 2019 representing the diverse talent that exists in the games industry. This year over 50 leading speakers and panelists will deliver a mix of keynote speeches, panel discussions and workshops, coupled with the Women in Games Awards and 10th Anniversary Party. As an inclusive event, the objective is to educate, inspire and empower those who currently work in games, those seeking to step into the industry and those participating in games education and research. This is the most exciting conference to date with a two-day agenda packed with insightful, collaborative, thought-provoking and…

by emagine
7th August 2019
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FACEIT Partners with Red Bull to Host M.E.O Season 2

FACEIT, the world’s leading competitive gaming platform and organisers of some of the largest esports events in Europe and North America are pleased to announce that they are partnering with Red Bull to host Season 2 of Red Bull M.E.O. The prestigious mobile esports tournament will see the best mobile gamers from around the globe compete in Clash Royale, Brawl Stars and Hearthstone. The partnership will see FACEIT host online and offline qualifiers in over thirty countries around the world to source the fiercest competitors for the Grand Final in February 2020. Red Bull M.E.O. marks an exciting new phase…

by emagine
3rd August 2019

Fortnite World Cup Sets Record Numbers

Over 40 million players participated. Only the Fortnite World Cup Champions remain standing. The best Fortnite players in the world met in New York City July 26 - 28 to compete in the $30 million Fortnite World Cup Solo and Duos Finals, $3 million Creative Finals and $3 million Charity Pro-Am. This event was the culmination of 10 weeks of $1 million Online Open Qualifiers with more than 200 countries participating. Over 19,000 fans attended the three-day Fortnite World Cup Finals in person at the sold-out Arthur Ashe Stadium. On Sunday during the Solo Finals, concurrent viewers peaked at over 2.3 million…

by emagine
31st July 2019

Overwatch Esports Overview

Introduction Esports in Overwatch has been about for around 3 years now. Overwatch has multiple Competitive ladders including the online Competitive mode, and then for the professional players, there is the overwatch League and Overwatch World Cup. Overwatch Competitive Competitive Play is sliced into segments called seasons. At the end of each season, rankings are then reset ready for preseason, preseason usually lasts around 1-5 days it can differ. Players will also be required to participate in 10 placement matches again at the beginning of each season, this would determine what rank you will be given. Each season has its…

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31st July 2019
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ESL One Cologne 2019 Fragmovie

Check out the ESL One Cologne fragmovie created by ESL and ESEA. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJd9enOAIZA

by emagine
30th July 2019