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A Community Success Story: Dota 2’s ‘The International’ Breaks Fortnite’s Record for Biggest Tournament Prize Pool

1000 648 David Hoppe

This summer, the annual Dota 2 world championship esports tournament, ‘The Invitational’, has once again made headlines for a record-breaking prize pool. In its ninth year, the Dota 2 championship pot has grown to $33.4 million.

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An Ounce of Medicine: In Lieu of Regulation, It Falls to Esports Athletes to Seek Early Legal Support

1000 648 David Hoppe

All new industries experience growing pains, and problems arising from legal issues are particularly common. In many cases, the legal learning curve broadly follows those of similar businesses and industries; the still young esports industry is already dealing with many issues that plague established sports, but the situation is complicated by the lack of any dominant governing body or standardized regulations.

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EA Leads the Competition in Sports Video Games, So Why Don’t They Lead in Esports?

1000 648 David Hoppe

While many video games based on traditional sports such as soccer, football, and basketball are extremely strong sellers, this has not translated into popularity as esports titles. Esports would seem…

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Could the Courtroom Be Esports’ Newest Platform?

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“Tfue” v. Faze Clan Exposes Tip of the Employment Law Issues Iceberg Facing the Industry In 1956, without an agent or attorney representing him, an 18-year-old Curt Flood signed his…

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Five Trends to Watch in Esports in 2019

1000 648 David Hoppe

2019 is predicted to be the year in which the esports industry will exceed $1 billion in size. In this article, originally prepared in January, we outline five of the…

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The Ten Biggest News Stories in the Esports Business for 2018

1000 648 David Hoppe

2018 was a major year for the esports business. New events were inaugurated, the activity and scale of sponsorship and investment increased dramatically, and the profile and outlook for the…

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Las Vegas is Transforming into an Esports Oasis

1000 648 David Hoppe

With esports on the up-and-up, Vegas is finally starting to cater to a new audience. If the city plays its cards right, it could potentially increase visitors and revenue to…

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A Short History of Esports

1000 648 David Hoppe

Esports is no longer an also-ran in the world of sports, and even ESPN is starting to acknowledge the legitimacy of esports leagues around the world.

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The Top 5 Highest Earning Female Esports Competitors

1000 648 David Hoppe

Despite what long-standing stereotypes may suggest, numerous studies have found that the ratio of male to female video game players is not heavily skewed toward males, but actually closer to…

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Tool-Assisted Cheating in Competitive Gaming

1000 648 David Hoppe

In this week’s article we examine some of the tools that players use to cheat in major competitive video games titles and review some of the most controversial examples of…

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