The IOC has announced the creation of the first ever esports Olympic series
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is introducing a special esports program. It will be held in cooperation with international sports federations and game publishers before the upcoming Olympics in Tokyo. Among the disciplines are baseball, cycling, rowing, sailing and motorsport.Gran Turismo Sport
Esports organization Team Liquid disbanded the Clash Royale team due to changes in the rules
This year, the Clash Royale League tournament has undergone significant changes, abandoning team competitions. This forced the esports organization Team Liquid to disband its membership in the game and switch attention to content creation.Team Liquid told about this on its official website.
5 trends of esports in 2021 according to Newzoo
The analytical company Newzoo named the key trends in the development of the esports industry, which are worth paying attention to in 2021. Among them is the growing popularity of mobile titles and conversational streams, as well as the development of regional tournaments.The growing popularity of mobile esports
An esports organization has signed an 8-year—old player to Fortnite – it may be illegal
The esports organization Team 33 has signed a contract with an 8-year-old Fortnite player. Many considered the transaction with such a small child illegal, but the organization itself believes that it does not violate labor laws regarding minors.Joseph Dean
“In the CIS, a couple of people can receive $15-20 thousand on the strength”: CEO HellRaisers about salaries of esports players
Alexey Slabukhin, CEO of the HellRaisers esports organization, spoke about the process of creating a team and the salary level of professional players. According to him, in the CIS, only a couple of people receive $ 15-20 thousand.In his blog on Cybersport.ru .
Newzoo: in 2020, the esports market will earn $950.3 million. This is $150 million less than expected
While the entire gaming business is growing by leaps and bounds against the background of the coronavirus, esports does not justify the hopes of experts. Newzoo has been lowering its forecast for its final revenue for the third time this year.
Newzoo: by the end of the year, the audience of esports in Europe will grow to 92 million people
Newzoo together with PayPal conducted a study of the European esports market. It is expected that the number of women in the industry will continue to grow, and the total audience of esports will exceed 90 million people by the end of the year.
Interest in esports and online games has grown significantly in Russia against the background of coronavirus
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 quarantine, Russians have been showing increasing interest in games and, in particular, in esports. This conclusion is made by industry representatives interviewed by Kommersant.
A state center for the development of esports will be created in Russia
Until now, esports has not received stable support from the Russian authorities. Now the first state organization for the development of esports will appear in the country. Among its other tasks is the development of IT and robotics.
Blizzard banned an esports player for supporting protests in Hong Kong. Why?
Blizzard has severely punished the Hearthstone esports player for a politically tinged stream. Gamer Chung Ng Wai (Chung Ng Wai) expressed support for the protesters in Hong Kong — and lost the prize money. He also received a one-year suspension.
Fortnite World Cup brought the finalists $30 million in prize money. What does this mean for the esports market?
On July 28, the first ever Fortnite World Cup was held. His prize fund was a fabulous $ 30 million. We are figuring out how this will affect the world of esports, together with Roman Dvoryankin, the general manager of the team Virtus.pro .