Connect with us
SOFTSWISS

eSports

South by Southwest hosts esports seven hours a day

Published

on

Photo credits: www.google.co.in
Reading Time: 2 minutes

SXSW Gaming brings together the whole gaming industry into one fun experience. It’s a unique combination of all things thus, brings to table something for everyone, an environment where creativity thrives.

By hosting esports competitions seven hours a day.South by Southwest has brought professional gamers together where they jockeyed for position. While the beginners’ eyes are opened up to this world for the first time, the veterans continue to play into the nuances of the booming industry.

The Indiana high school teacher Don Wettrick said: “There was somebody arguing with me… at an education convention.” He explained that the man challenged him with a simple phrase.

“‘You mean to tell me: people pay a ticket, sit on their butt, to watch someone play a game!?'” Wettrick recounted. Then the man realized what he described: most sporting events.

“That was that moment of realization the guy was like ‘maybe this isn’t so stupid,'” Wettrick said.

The worldwide esports market was valued at nearly $493 million in 2017. By 2020, esports is expected to generate upward of $1.5 billion.

Christina Alejandre, the Vice President of esports for Turner and General Manager of ELEAGUE said: “If we still kind of stick to that gun of like, ‘we’ve got to be authentic to esports,’ we’re not going to be able to change, we’re not going to be able to evolve as much as we want.”. The cable company broadcasts video game competitions on some of its channels, working to bring esports out of the traditional gaming platforms and into the “mainstream.”

“All you know if you are new to esports is ‘oh he’s just good at video games,’ which to me is not really an interesting kind of connection into it,” she explained. “You have to really understand why what they did was epic. Why seeing a pixel, they are able to get that shot, whereas a normal human being would not be able to do what they do.”

“I think you’ll see more stuff from us coming out but kind of show why they’re good at esports,” Alejandre continued. She said esports has garnered TBS 10 million viewers.

Though critics argue that esports may be at the root of social problems down the line and contribute to poor health, Wettrick and others dispute those claims and say there is no scientific proof. In fact, Wettrick said young people who play video games are less likely to get into trouble.

“Having gaming tournaments will cut down on youth mischief,” Wettrick stated.

The esports industry has grown enough that the city of Arlington announced an investment last week that would transform its convention center into an esports stadium.

Wettrick hopes that projects like this turn the tides on the perception of esports.

“The stigma of ‘oh you’re just a gamer,’ that’s gone,” he said.

Source: bigcountryhomepage.com

Continue Reading
Advertisement




Stake.com

eSports

BLAST Premier Spring Final 2024 analytical insights from GG.BET & Esports Charts

Published

on

Reading Time: 2 minutes

 

The esports analytics service Esports Charts, in collaboration with betting brand GG.BET, widely known for its promotion of esports, has published extensive game and betting data for BLAST Premier: Spring Final 2024. The stats reveal how the players and teams performed, and provide insights into who viewers bet on the most.

The final stage of the BLAST Premier Spring Final 2024 Counter-Strike 2 tournament took place from 12 to 16 June. Over 18,000 spectators gathered at the OVO Arena Wembley in London for the tournament playoffs. It was the first time the UK had hosted a Counter-Strike event on such a scale for six years.

Esports Charts analyzed the event and published a series of reports with reviews of the teams’ and individual players’ greatest achievements in the tournament. Before it started, the analytics service published a retrospective review of the viewership of BLAST Premier Spring tournaments over previous years, statistics on the popularity of different team members among Twitch stream audiences, and exclusive data on which teams GG.BET users bet on to win in the tournament.

After the tournament ended, Esports Charts shared its results. The collection of infographics included data on teams’ performances, such as the most spectacular comebacks and wins in rounds with the lowest budget for purchases. They also show betting statistics, such as which teams’ wins produced the most winnings. The final set of information shows how players performed and contains exclusive betting data on individual performances like total deaths and total kills.

GG.BET press office:

“The publication of insights into major CS2 tournaments is becoming a tradition. In March of this year, we shared insights into the first CS2 Major in history. Specialists from both GG.BET and Esports Charts dive deep into the tournaments, analyze a huge quantity of data, and therefore have the chance to monitor exciting esports community trends. We’ll also continue to share the insights we find in the future.

Analytics service Esports Charts is famous for its extensive analysis of esports streams. GG.BET is an international betting brand with a wealth of expertise in esports. Thanks to their joint collaboration, both companies have been able to provide information that the esports community wouldn’t normally consider.

Continue Reading

eSports

adidas Levels Up Esports World Cup with Exclusive Gear

Published

on

adidas Levels Up Esports World Cup with Exclusive Gear
Reading Time: 2 minutes

 

The Esports World Cup Foundation (EWCF) and adidas, the leading global sports brands, announced a groundbreaking partnership that bridges the worlds of athletics and digital competition. As the official merchandise sponsor of the Esports World Cup, adidas will provide esports athletes with exclusive gear, supporting their pursuit of victory.

As the Esports World Cup unfolds, adidas will provide all athletes with premium kits. The partnership also extends to the event staff, with EWC crew, ushers, and access control personnel sporting co-branded adidas apparel.

“The Esports World Cup is proud to partner with adidas, a brand that embodies the spirit of competition and innovation” said Mohammed Al Nimer, Sales Director, Esports World Cup Foundation. “This partnership allows adidas to connect with a passionate and dedicated fanbase, presenting a unique opportunity to engage with the rapidly growing esports community. We look forward to co-creating innovative experiences that excite fans and elevate the esports landscape.”

“Building on the success of our Gamers8 partnership, adidas is thrilled to join forces with the Esports World Cup, a global leader in esports and gaming,” said Bilal Fares, SVP & General Manager Middle East, North Africa, Ukraine, Central Asia, and The Caucasus, adidas. “Our return to Riyadh underscores our commitment to this dynamic community. This collaboration highlights adidas’ dedication to the Kingdom’s growing gaming scene and our ongoing exploration of sports and entertainment.”

Beginning July 3, the Esports World Cup will transform Riyadh into the epicenter of esports fandom and gaming culture. Located in Boulevard City, fans can watch their favorite athletes and clubs compete across 22 game championships for a share of more than $60 million in life-changing prize money — the largest prize pool in esports history. Across eight weeks, the Esports World Cup will also feature festival activities that include numerous gaming activations, community tournaments, pop culture celebrations, international experiences, and more.

Continue Reading

eSports

Oddin.gg Secures Exclusive Esports Data & Integrity Partnership With YaLLa Esports

Published

on

Oddin.gg Secures Exclusive Esports Data & Integrity Partnership With YaLLa Esports
Reading Time: 2 minutes

 

Following on several major partnerships in 2024, Oddin.gg solidifies its global presence in the official esports data landscape with a multi-year partnership with YaLLa Esports, a leading esports media company and tournament organizer based in the United Arab Emirates.

Established in 2016, YaLLa esports has emerged as a significant force in the Middle East esports scene. As a team of former gamers, they have deep insight into the hearts and minds of esports fans, therefore their success does not come up as a surprise. Their inaugural Compass event in Abu Dhabi, which recently concluded, was a resounding success.

We have every reason to believe that their upcoming editions starting this July will produce even better results, and that their CS2 events in the coming years are only going to further bolster their position as leaders in the region.

This deal represents another Oddin.gg’s step forward in integrating server data directly into the full suite of betting services, offering clear benefits to all stakeholders in the sector. The partnership is in line with Oddin.gg’s commitment to support the esports ecosystem by offering sustainable revenue streams.

Marek Suchar, Co-founder and Managing Director at Oddin.gg has the following to say about the partnership: “I’m thrilled to welcome YaLLa Esports to our growing list of partners. The achievements of Klaus and Teemu and their team in the region over the recent years are truly remarkable, and I’m honored that Oddin.gg can contribute to their continued success. I am sure that a collaboration of two companies with such great passion for esports will not only deliver new engaging products, but also be nothing short of a big boost to the esports industry in the region.”

“I’m personally thrilled about this long-term partnership as both Oddin and Compass are cutting-edge brands with innovation at their core, pushing the space forward by always looking for the next big thing when it comes to fan experiences,” said Klaus Kajetski, Founder of YaLLa Esports; sharing his perspective on the collaboration.

Continue Reading

Trending (Top 7)

Get it on Google Play

EuropeanGaming.eu is a premier online platform that serves as a leading information hub for the gaming and gambling industry. This industry-centric media outlet reaches over 200,000 readers monthly, providing them with compelling content, the latest news, and deep-dive insights.

Offering comprehensive coverage on all aspects of the gaming sector, EuropeanGaming.eu includes online and land-based gaming, betting, esports, regulatory and compliance updates, and technological advancements. Regular features encompass daily news articles, press releases, exclusive interviews, and insightful event reports.

The platform also hosts industry-relevant virtual meetups and conferences, and provides detailed reports, making it a one-stop resource for anyone seeking information about operators, suppliers, regulators, and professional services in the European gaming market. The portal's primary goal is to keep its extensive reader base updated on the latest happenings, trends, and developments within the gaming and gambling sector, with an emphasis on the European market while also covering pertinent global news. It's an indispensable resource for gaming professionals, operators, and enthusiasts alike.

Contact us: [email protected]

Editorial / PR Submissions: [email protected]

Copyright © 2015 - 2024 - European Gaming is part of HIPTHER. Registered in Romania under Proshirt SRL, Company number: 2134306, EU VAT ID: RO21343605. Office address: Blvd. 1 Decembrie 1918 nr.5, Targu Mures, Romania

We are constantly showing banners about important news regarding events and product launches. Please turn AdBlock off in order to see these areas.