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Who’s in the Spotlight: Fortnite, Dota 2, or League of Legends?

George Miller

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Esports has climbed to a whole new level in 2019. Massive prize pools that we never dreamed possible ten years ago are commonplace now.

Betting sites cover major tournaments for just about all of the big leagues. But who is getting the lion’s share of the attention, Dota, Fortite, or League of Legends?

Well right now, none of them.

Rainbow Six is in the spotlight because Pro League Europe is well underway and Team Empire is looking tough as all get-out. Overwatch is also eating up a lot of the coverage with the OWL being in Stage 4 of their season, getting ready to blast off into the playoffs. The shocker is that the Shock is not the only undefeated team in the last stage, the Atlanta Reign went 7-0 in Stage 4, securing their spot in the postseason just behind the Los Angeles Gladiators and Hangzhou Spark.

And finally, CS: GO, always a crowd favorite is like a black patch out in a field of white, absorbing most of light. The ESL ONE New York is getting started, not quite one month on the heels of a crazy-exciting StarLadder Berlin Major. Astralis has a lot of momentum and is looking to beat Team Liquid head-to-head in a major event final to reinsert themselves into the conversation of, ‘who is the world’s best CS: GO team?’. Right now, it looks like Team Liquid has a clearer path to the ESL ONE New York Grand Finals, but Astralis should have no problems getting past the group stage against OpTic Gaming. That said, they will have their hands full in the playoffs against a tough NRG eSports squad, who is looking for some payback on Team Liquid, who beat them in the Group B playoffs in 2018.

If Astralis indeed, beats NRG we will have a No. 1 vs. No. 2 World-Ranked epic showdown in the Grand Finals. Liquid smashed their way to victory at five straight events but came up quite short in Berlin. So, is it Astralis that is now the large snowball rolling downhill, gaining mass and momentum, or was that StarLadder Major performance just a little hiccup for Team Liquid?

Fortnite is the Highest Revenueing eSport

Ok, but back to our original question. In general who is eating up most of the attention? Well, Fortnite is standing on top of the list in a couple of areas. It has the most professional players – other than CS: GO– and has a total eSports earnings of 62,852,450.25 dollars from 321 tournaments. But Dota 2 is still the most popular game in Asia and brings it into second-place with 43,492,410.34 dished out over 153 tournaments. League of Legends has fallen off quite a bit, down to No. 5, but still a hefty amount of prize money awarded with 6,514,307.00 dollars over 146 tournaments. The Worlds is still yet to come, which will boost LOL revenue and prizes awarded, but it won’t be nearly enough to overtake Dota 2 or Fortnite.

Dota 2 has been the frontrunner in eSports for several years. But Epic Games has changed the game. There is a new kid on the block, and he is bigger and badder than all the rest.

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RTSmunity strengthen their position on the european market with forBET partnership

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RTSmunity, esports odds and trading provider, continue their expansion on european betting market with new partnership. The new cooperation with polish sportsbook operator forBET comes in a time where many major sports are facing problems, and esports are working as a stable stream of revenue. Customers of forBET will now be able to experience the top esports offer, improved in every measurable aspect – number of markets, uptime, odds.

The partnership between RTSmunity and forBET confirms the strategy that RTSmunity outlined earlier this year, which is continuous expansion on the european market, combined with new partnerships in the US and LatAm region. With many sportsbook operators looking to esports in a new new perspective, forBET demonstrated ability to be fast and agile company, by quickly enhancing their esports betting offer through RTSmunity odds feed.

Pavol Krasnovský, CEO of RTSmunity, said: We are very happy to start a new partnership with forBET. They have been able to succeed in very competitive betting market in Poland, and bringing their esports offer to the top level is the obvious step forward. We are very confident in our solution, and we have demonstrated that we are able to make esports a growing stream of revenue for sportsbook operators.

Petr Pacinek, General Director of forBET, said: The cooperation we have just started is a clear signal of the way we have chosen – continuous improvement of our offer, in order to support growth of our market share. Esports betting is still a developing industry, but already very competitive, and you can’t succeed without having the best offer. That’s why we have chosen RTSmunity to be our new partner, and we count on them to bring us to the top.

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ESL and DreamHack Enter Three-Year Media Rights Deal With Omelete and Globo

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ESL, the world’s largest esports company, and DreamHack, the premier gaming lifestyle festival, announced a three-year media deal with Brazil’s top media outlets Globo and Omelete. In cooperation with professional Brazilian streamer Gaules, who recently joined Omelete, the partnership aims to bring  Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) in Portuguese to the passionate Brazilian CS:GO community. As part of the deal, all tournaments within ESL Pro Tour for CS:GO, including the ESL Pro League, ESL One, Intel® Extreme Masters, DreamHack Masters & DreamHack Open, will be broadcast in Portuguese language via respective distribution channels of Globo and Omelete.

Beginning in Q1 of 2020 and over the course of the next three years, all ESL Pro Tour tournaments for CS:GO will be brought to the Brazilian community via linear and digital channels of Globo and Omelete. The top ESL and DreamHack CS:GO tournaments will be broadcast in Portuguese by SporTV3, Globo’s principal multi-sport channel on Brazilian linear television, whereas Omelete acquired the rights to distribute all matches online. Contracted by Omelete, Gaules will serve the audience digitally by promoting and broadcasting the competitions, including all qualifiers through live streaming via his Twitch channel as well as through Gaules TV, a show that will feature Brazilian CS:GO talent.

“We are delighted to work together in Brazil with Globo, a leading mass media company, and Omelete, a representative entertainment company. By partnering up with both companies, the Brazilian fans can now enjoy a premium viewing experience via various channels,” said Frank Uddo, Senior Vice President Global Media at ESL. “With Globo serving the linear TV audience and Omelete delivering our content to digital platforms supported by the top local streamer, the partnership allows more fans than ever in Brazil to enjoy professional esports however they choose.”

“All of us at DreamHack are pleased to bring our great content to South America through this new partnership with Globo and Omelete,” said DreamHack Co-CEO Roger Lodewick. “With their impressive reach, we will now be able to connect with even more esports enthusiasts in South America. Gaming brings communities together — and there couldn’t be a better time to bring fans the excitement of esports.”

As part of the partnership, Globo and Omelete as main media partners of ESL and DreamHack  in Brazil, further acquired the rights to execute additional marketing initiatives via social media as well as the right to organize fan fests in order to provide local fans with the opportunity to watch selected tournaments remotely collectively.

“One of Brazil’s biggest entertainment companies, Omelete, which was born on the internet and now enables amazing experiences for millions of people, has now striken a partnership with one of the world’s greatest media outlets, Globo, and a world-class streamer, Gaules, in order to establish what has currently been considered one of the world’s boldest esports coverage strategies”, said Pierre Mantovani, Omelete Company’s CEO.

Globo as one of the top Brazilian media outlets covers 98.6% of the municipalities in Brazil, reaching 99.6% of the country’s population via their linear TV channels. Globo reaches 85% of the Brazilian population that has access to the internet making their sub-entities G1, Gshow and globoesporte.com leaders in market share of their respective categories. By reaching more than 100 million people daily across its linear and digital services, Globo has become truly a global player for content from and for Brazil.

“Since 2017, Globo has been investing in the world of games and electronic sports that go far beyond the media. Important esports championships worldwide are as great as any other sports event, not only when it comes to star players, teams, and fans, but also the show that’s put on, the feeling of joy, the matches, the championships. ESL and DreamHack represent the greatest avatar of it all. The partnership between Globo, Omelete, and Gaules enables us to bring the best kind of CS:GO-related content to all Brazilian fans, from the hardcore players to the casual ones, who will be able to get to know Brazilian athletes who are doing their best during these competitions”, said Leandro Valentim, Head of Games and esports at Globo.

“A partnership with ESL and DreamHack is great, since it allows us to expand the kind of content we offer to the gaming community. I’m really glad we can offer esports enthusiasts the opportunity to choose how to watch streaming sessions! Especially because we will feature a talented team of casters to make it possible. Let’s root together and have fun as fans” said Gaules.

 

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Singapore Games Association Launches

Niji Narayan

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A new association has been launched in Singapore to bring local Esports and gaming to world stage.

The Singapore Games Association (SGGA), formerly Singapore Games Guild (SGG), officially launched with the mission of creating a sustainable local gaming and esports ecosystem as well as attract more esports events to the region.

SGGA is operating with support from Enterprise Singapore, Infocomm Media Development Authority and the Singapore Tourism Board. SGGA will serve as the sovereign city-state’s primary trade association for gaming and esports.

SGGA’s initiatives will begin by hosting an Industry Day on August 7-8 for local game professionals, as well as those hoping to enter the industry. In the third quarter of 2020, SGGA will launch its paid membership programme, which is open to all companies registered in Singapore, as well as Singapore-based individuals including freelancers.

The SGGA also announced the Singapore Esports initiative to establish industry-wide standards for hosting esports events and to celebrate the achievements of the Singaporean esports community.

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