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Netflix Producing Diablo Animated TV Show; Overwatch Show in Development

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Nick van Dyk, the president of Activision Blizzard, recently updated his LinkedIn profile to reveal upcoming animated adaptations of the Diablo and Overwatch properties. While the information was surely added…

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YouTube Paid $160M for Activision Blizzard Streaming Rights

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According to a new report by The Esports Observer, YouTube’s recent deal to acquire the broadcasting rights for all of Activision Blizzard’s esports leagues was worth $160 million.  Originally reporting…

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Drake Signs Exclusive, Multi-year Deal with Streaming Platform Caffeine

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Drake is getting into the streaming game. Streaming platform Caffeine signed a multi-year deal with the rapper to bring exclusive content to the platform. As part of the deal, Caffeine…

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Mobile Esports Expected to See Growth in 2020

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While the esports industry hit $1 billion in revenue for the first time last year, it’s still generally associated with PC and console gaming. However, according to new reporting from…

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Five Key Ways Governments Are Getting Involved in Esports

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In late 2019, Malaysia released an ambitious 144-page document called the “Strategic Plan For Esports Development” which outlines how the country will support the growth of esports over a five…

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Esports News: Kentucky Seeks to Ban Fortnite from High School Club Esports

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Last month, Epic and PlayVS introduced Fortnite to its high school and collegiate esports leagues. PlayVS had already signed a deal to provide competitive play for Rocket League, League of…

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Video Game News: Sony Gaming Revenue Dropped in Q4 2019, but the Outlook Is Bright

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In its latest financial report, Sony revealed that Q4 2019 revenue for its Game and Network Services segment declined 20% year-on-year to $5.7 billion. Operating income for the segment also…

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Esports News: LPL and LDL Postpone Games in Response to Coronavirus Breakout

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The Chinese-based League of Legends Pro League (LPL) has announced that it will postpone games until further notice. News of the decision arrives via Twitter and is a result of…

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Esports News: YouTube Wins Call of Duty, Overwatch, and Hearthstone Leagues from Twitch

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YouTube fired the latest shots in the video games streaming wars last week as it acquired exclusive live streaming rights for Activision Blizzard’s live esports. The purchased rights include some…

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Esports News: Esports Revenue Hit $1 Billion in 2019, Forecast to Reach $4 Billion in 2022

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The esports industry totaled $1 billion in 2019 and could reach $4 billion in 2022 according to a new forecast from Quantum Tech, a financial advising group run by M&A…

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