Esports

Minute Media Launches DBLTAP

The esports platform hopes to complement 90min and 12up The FOS Industry Wire is a collection of original press releases from the intersection of sports and business. Minute Media, the leading global fan-driven sports media business, today announced the launch of its newest brand, esports platform DBLTAP. DBLTAP features interactive, short-form esports video and editorial content along with tournament highlights and exclusive access through partnerships with ESL, E-League, DreamHack and Fnatic, all with a focus on the global esports fan. “As […]

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Upper Deck Launches Digital Gaming Platform

Company hopes to give fans a new way to leverage their passions. The FOS Industry Wire is a collection of original press releases from the intersection of sports and business. CARLSBAD, Calif., June 23, 2017 — Upper Deck, an industry leader in trading cards, games and collectibles has announced today that it is launching a new digital gaming platform that will bring the company’s top-selling games to mobile devices. The company has teamed up with SkyReacher Entertainment to create Legendary DXP™, the […]

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4 Documentaries for People New to esports

Confused about this exploding industry? These four documentaries of varying lengths provide good answers to some questions you might have. The eSports industry is projected to generate $696 million in revenue this year. These docs are a great place to start if you want to understand why. (Photo via Pexels.com) The hard evidence says that professional competitive video games are only going to get bigger. With major brand and league investment happening all over the world, global revenue for esports is […]

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Brendan Donohue appointed Managing Director of NBA 2K esports League

At least half of the 30-team league is expected to have their own team when the esports league launches in 2018. Chesnot/Getty Images With ambitions to start the recently announced NBA 2K esports league by early 2018, the NBA has placed one of their own, Brendan Donohue, as Managing Director. After originally working with the Atlanta Hawks, Donohue has been in the league office since 2009 where he had been serving as Senior VP/Team Marketing & Business Operations before shifting gears […]

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NBA Jumps On Board With eSports, Creates NBA 2K eLeague

The NBA and Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc., have teamed up to create the NBA 2K eLeague. Image via sportingnews.com Amidst the craze of NBA team owners purchasing eSports franchises, the NBA itself has upstaged them by creating the NBA 2K eLeague. This will become the first official eSports league to be operated by a US professional sports league. In a partnership between the NBA and Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc., “2K” fanatics will finally be able to put their skills to […]

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Esports Entrepreneurship: Zach Dixon and Players’ Lounge

This interview is presented to you by the University of Nebraska — Lincoln Master of Arts in Business with a Specialization in Intercollegiate Athletics Administration By: Joe Londergan, @Joehio_ David Zachary Dixon, or Zach, as he goes by, is the co-founder of Players’ Lounge: a video game social startup that allows fans of EA Sport’s FIFA video games to play for cash and prizes digitally and at live events. Dixon is a native of New Orleans and a graduate of Wesleyan University, […]

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Practice, Perseverance, and Madden: The Professional Journey of NFL Network’s Scott Cole

This interview is presented to you by the University of Nebraska — Lincoln Master of Arts in Business with a Specialization in Intercollegiate Athletics Administration By: Joe Londergan, @joehio_ At the risk of stating the obvious, the world of sports and sports broadcasting is a vastly different place than just a couple of decades ago. This is in part due to the rise of new internet broadcasting platforms, ESPN3 perhaps being the most prominent, and the esports scene growing into a now […]

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