All publications by tag «esports»
Putin instructed IT companies and companies with state participation to support the development of esports in Russia
On September 12, Russian President Vladimir Putin took part in the plenary session of the Eastern Economic Forum. During his speech, he instructed Russian companies to pay attention to esports and support its development.
India has recognized esports as an official sport
The Government of India has announced that esports tournaments will now be able to take place as part of national sporting events. The Department of Sports under the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports of India will be responsible for the development of esports in the country.
Shenzhen authorities will finance local developers who make esports games
The Chinese city of Shenzhen wants to become the world center of esports. His government has announced that it will allocate up to $690,000 to those developers whose games will be used at major international championships. Creators of less popular esports games will also be able to receive investments — up to $ 280 thousand.
70% of Russians familiar with esports would like to participate in CS tournaments:GO or other shooters
VK Play and ResearchMe conducted a study on esports. They interviewed 1,500 Russians over the age of 18 and found out that only 57% of respondents know about esports (and another 28% have heard of such a term).
The turnover of the esports market will grow almost fivefold by 2030
The research company Grand View Research has released a report on the esports market. According to analysts, in the next eight years, its revenue will grow by an average of 21.9% and by 2030 will exceed the mark of $ 12.49 billion.
China calls for increased control over esports
The Chinese authorities may be planning to take up the regulation of esports. The other day, People’s Daily, the mouthpiece of the Communist Party of China, proposed putting an end to the “chaos” in this segment of the gaming industry and starting to closely monitor the organizers of the competitions.
The co-founder of Team Genji wrote about the esports industry. We publish an excerpt
A new book about video games has appeared on the shelves of Russian stores. It’s called “Esports. Games, money, two clicks.” It was written by William Collis, one of the founders of the Gamer Sensei platform and the esports organization Team Genji. We share an excerpt of the book.
The Russian government plans to introduce esports classes in universities
By the end of 2022, esports disciplines will appear in Russian universities. Rostelecom proposed the idea to the Government. The company is confident that video games will make students more creative and stress—resistant, as well as teach them how to work in a team and make quick decisions.
Niko Partners: Asia accounts for over 50% of the revenue of the global esports market
The lack of large offline tournaments has not prevented the growth of esports. According to analysts from Niko Partners, last year the turnover of this market amounted to almost $ 1 billion. At the same time, more than half of all revenue came from Asian countries.Key data from the report
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
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 .
Industry on Thursdays: “Esports in Russia and the CIS — money, betting, laws”
In today’s issue of Industry on Thursdays, we talked with Stepan Shulga, head of the esports division of Parimatch. We discussed what the modern Russian-speaking esports market is today, how it works, what it earns and whether it earns at all. They also touched upon such topics as brands, betting business and legislative initiatives of the Russian Federation.
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.