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Is Fortnite killing game company stocks? The idea that Fortnite is killing other game companies is simply misplaced. It makes a nice story for journalists, but the reality is significantly more complicated. Fortnite is just another in a line of mega video game hits. Long term, the battle royale genre will quickly become crowded.

Fnatic Rising take revenge on Excel Esports to become week 2 tower champions, with bot lane duo xMatty and Prosfair leading the charge Fnatic Rising take revenge on Excel Esports to become week 2 tower champions, with bot lane duo xMatty and Prosfair leading the charge - Esports News UK - Esports News UK features the latest stories, match reports, interviews and videos covering the UK esports scene.

LoL vs Dota 2: What’s The Difference? Below, we explore the differences between LoL and Dota 2, with a bit more emphasis on how the latter stands out. In League of Legends, there are very few ways an individual can alter the lanes. Meanwhile, in Dota 2, a single player can control the creep in a variety of ways to hamper the enemy's ability to farm while boosting their own.

Interpret: Women make up 30% of esports audience, up 6.5% from 2016 Women's viewership of esports grew from 23.9 percent of all watchers in 2016 to 30.4 percent in the fourth quarter of 2018, according to a report by market researcher Interpret. That 6.5 percent change is a considerable leap, considering the heavy representation of men in both esports audiences and professional athletes in the past.

Ex6TenZ leaves G2 - TalkEsport The 28-year-old departs the Spanish organization after spending a short time on the active lineup before he and Edouard "SmithZz" Dubourdeaux were benched in November to make way for Lucas "Lucky" Chastang and Audric "JaCkz" Jug, who were acquired from 3DMAX.

G2 Esports adds PhantomACE as second Apex Legends streamer G2 Esports has signed popular content creator Joshua "PhantomACE" Scrivens as its second Apex Legends streamer. The news comes just days after Craig "onscreen" Shannon joined G2's ranks.

Panda Global CEO on Signing of Sex Education Star Asa Butterfield The esports industry is filled with celebrity investors such as rapper Drake or Michael Jordan as well as celebrity owners like Rick Fox. Recently, esports organization Panda Global added a new category of celebrity involvement by signing actor Asa Butterfield, star of "Ender's Game" and Netflix's new series "Sex Education".

ESports Experiences Success in First Year In the inaugural season of E-Sports at Shenandoah University expectations have been blown out of the water.

SAP Extends Partnership With ESL, Adds DreamHack SAP has expanded its partnership with ESL to provide analytics for ESL One Katowice and Birmingham Dota 2 broadcasts. The company has also signed a deal with DreamHack which will begin with the Dreamleague Season 11 Stockholm Major. The DreamHack partnership continues SAP’s involvement with the Dota 2 Pro Circuit.

Astralis are the first team to book a play-off spot at the IEM Katowice 2019 Astralis were really put to test today by one of the most in-form sides in the shape of Renegades. The Danish side, which is the current No.1 team in the world of CS: GO had two flawless games in the first two rounds of the IEM Katowice 2019 Legends Stage, but they faced some strong opposition from the Renegades today.

Twitch locks down rights to manage Team Liquid sponsorships Twitch now manages the brand sponsorships for esports organization Team Liquid. This creates a new tier above partner for Twitch's creator hierarchy.

Blizzard Details Its New 'Hearthstone Masters' Esports Program These operate under the same rules as a Masters Qualifier, with the top four finishers earning a spot at the next Hearthstone Masters Tour event. Speaking of the Hearthstone Masters Tour, the first stop will be at the LINQ Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas on Jun.

Blockchain Decrypted: Explaining the Technology's Impact on Esports 2018 saw the cryptocurrency hype fall away significantly from the start of the year when the Bitcoin speculation bubble peaked at over $19K USD. But as speculation subsides with Bitcoin now worth one-fifth of that peak, the push to find opportunities in the space that deliver real value is still underway.

Everything you need to know about League Play in Black Ops 4 - Available Now on PS4 It's finally time…League Play is now live in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 on PlayStation 4, with release on other platforms to follow.

UltraPlay comments on esports hype UltraPlay has recently reported increased interest towards the esports betting market based on its analysis and ICE London performance earlier this month.

Team Liquid and Twitch Agree to Multi-Year Sponsorship Sales Deal Twitch will exclusively oversee sponsorship sales for aXiomatic’s Team Liquid. The companies have had a broadcast partnership for eight years. Twitch suggests the deal will allow brands to more easily enter the esports industry and partner with an established team.

Team Liquid enters multi-year sales partnership with Twitch Esports organisation Team Liquid has appointed streaming platform Twitch as its exclusive sponsorship sales representative through a multi-year deal. The partnership awards Twitch with the exclusive rights to manage sales and partnerships for the organisation.

Full Sail University Builds Massive Esports Venue The fast-growing esports-arena sector is about to take a giant leap forward. Full Sail University, a media-arts college in the Orlando area, will open an 11,200-sq.-ft. esports arena on the school's 200-acre campus in May.

Play PUBG smarter with Gosu.AI If you are aspiring to be a professional PUBG player, there is no denying the impact a coach can have on your skill. Changing the smallest thing in your loadout, settings, or even just the way you move about the map can have huge implications on your in-game results.

U.S. Esports Gambling Needs Regulation to Emerge From the Shadows Supreme Court ruled last May to overturn the federal ban on sports betting, seven states have joined Nevada in passing full-scale legalized sports betting legislation. While states and casino operators are rushing to create regulated betting solutions to fit traditional sports, the infrastructure for esports betting has been slower to develop.

Apex Online Racing launches 'Esports Team Tournament' Apex Online Racing has announced the launch of a new 'Esports Team Tournament' on Codemasters' F1 2018, in partnership with broadcaster Events House and boasting a £5000 prize pool.

Domino's Expands Partnership With Spanish Organizer LVP Domino’s has been named the official pizza of LVP. The brand will continue its sponsorship of the Super Liga Orange across League of Legends, Clash Royale, and CS:GO. Domino’s will now also sponsor all LVP events including four newly created online tournaments.

2019 is Already on Pace to Shatter Last Year's Champion Diversity Records League of Legends has always been a game that prides itself on options. And since the competitive scene has usually been flourishing with many opportunities to make a splash with the champion roster, it's obvious that the game has promoted a diverse and unique professional meta at many points throughout its history.

Female esports audience rises 6 percent, now account for 30 percent of viewers Female esports audience figures have risen by 6 percent over the past 2 years. The recent increase means that female esports fans now make up 30 percent of the total esports audience. The figures were compiled by the market research firm Interpret.

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