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History was made on Wednesday when – after an opening that featured NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, NBA 2K League Managing Director Brendan Donohue and Take-Two Interactive CEO Strauss Zelnick addressing the press – Artreyo “Dimez” Boyd became the first-ever player drafted into the league. Overall 102 players were drafted across six rounds to 17 teams, as Silver told reporters that the NBA would treat the new entity as the “fourth league in our family,” with the longevity of the NBA, WNBA and G League and that, by year three, he expected all 30 teams to be participating, along with potential international teams as well.
“We view this the same way as those other leagues,” Silver said at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden. “It’s something that we’re going to develop over a very long time, and we’re building this league as something that’s going to be around forever.”
He noted that one early concern was the lack of women players in the draft pool and was already looking to improve that situation, noting “What I’m concerned about — and this is a much larger issue in the gaming community that Strauss and Brendan and I have talked a lot about — is that something is going on in the gaming community that either is not attracting women or is repelling women from wanting to be part of it.” A task force has already been created to change that trend.
With players now assigned to teams, 10 of them will now take part in the first-ever NBA 2K League Draft Clash presented by Alienware, an exhibition tournament on Friday at PAX East 2018 in Boston. The event will be available live on Twitch through the PAX East stream and NBA 2K League stream.

F1 detailed plans for season two of the Formula 1 Esports Series with this year seeing the official F1 teams setting up their own esports outfits to compete as Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport, Red Bull Racing, Force India F1 Team, Williams, Renault Sport F1 Team, Haas F1 Team, McLaren, Toro Rosso and Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team take part. In fact, all Formula One teams, with the exception of Ferrari, have committed to the season. This season will be split in two parts and online racers will be offered the opportunity to win a place in the first ever Pro Draft in July through four qualifying events. The official esports drivers will then represent their teams in the second half of the season as they race in the three live events that will determine the 2018 F1 Esports Series Teams’ and Drivers’ World Champions with a prize fund of at least $200,000. Formula 1 has renewed its partnership with Codemasters and Gfinity for the 2018 F1 Esports Series. Also, DHL have joined the Series as an official sponsor as part of the extension of their partnership with Formula 1.
In other big esports news, Supercell, the developers of Clash Royale, detailed plans for The Clash Royale League dedicated to the title. North America will be represented by: Cloud9 Esports, Team SoloMid, Tribe Gaming, Immortals, NRG, Complexity, 100 Thieves and Counter Logic Gaming. Each of these teams will be building a roster for their Clash Royale team from the pool of players that completed the in-game Clash Royale League Challenge. The European region will be represented by FNATIC, Misfits, SK Gaming, G2 Esports, Team Liquid, Team Queso, Team Dignitas and Allegiance. Mainland China will be represented by EDG.M, GO, JDG, LGD, NOVA, OP, SNAKE, WE and Asia will be represented by OGN Entus, Sandbox, Kingzone, OP.GG, GameWith, PONOS Sports, DetonatioN Gaming, FAV Gaming, AHQ ESPORTS CLUB, KIX, Chaostheroy and Bren Esports. The teams representing the Latin American region of the CRL will be announced at a later date. For more about the league, check out our Q&A below!
The BTN League of Legends Championship tournament launches Friday with the top eight teams from the regular season battling for a shot at the League of Legends College Championship. Teams from all 14 Big Ten Conference schools participated in the regular season competition, with Ohio State earning the top overall seed after securing the Big Ten East division crown with a perfect 7-0 record, while Illinois captured the No. 2 seed with an undefeated (7-0) record in the Big Ten West. The action starts tomorrow at 5p on BTN2Go and Twitch with Iowa/Purdue.
ELEAGUE’s next venture will see a return of Street Fighter, with the ELEAGUE Street Fighter V Invitational 2018 as 24 of the best players from around the world compete for a $250,000 purse, beginning June 1 at 11p on TBS and live digital coverage of each week’s initial matches each Friday via Twitch. ELEAGUE also partnered with Battlefy to launch a companion tournament for amateur gamers across the country. The first-ever ELEAGUE x Battlefy: Street Fighter V Open will provide fans and players of all skill levels a chance to compete in online matches via the Battlefy portal. ELEAGUE will offer the top two finishers a VIP trip to Atlanta, where they will compete at ELEAGUE Arena prior to live coverage of the Invitational’s Grand Final on July 13.
Attn: Brands and media buyers, we are going to run out of seats! Cynopsis Esports, in partnership with the Esports Advertising Bureau and Player 2, is producing the 2018 Esports Upfront presentation on April 24 at Yale Club in NYC. Joining the previously announced lineup will be ELEAGUE and WorldGaming/Collegiate Starleague. Select brands, agencies and media buyers will be shown a slate of opportunities for partnerships from around the industry to activate and engage with this key demo, from platforms to leagues to teams to mobile to streaming influencers and beyond! Previously announced presenters include: Activision Blizzard, Counter Logic Gaming, ESP Gaming, Press X, StreamHatchet, Thunder Studios and more. Space is limited and we expect a waitlist to attend. If are interested in coming, please RSVP now to [email protected] to let him know. See you soon! 
Overwatch League is changing it up for Stage 3, which begins this week, announcing that the top four teams from each stage will now qualify for Stage Playoffs, while the Stage Finals will now be played in three matches within a bracket format on the Sunday following the last games of the stage on Saturday. The top seed will now be able to choose its opponent in the first round from the other three teams participating in the bracket.
The French Tennis Federation and BNP Paribas added details to the launch of the Roland-Garros eSeries by BNP Paribas, with a qualifying phase, organized in the run-up to the French Open held in eight countries: China, India, Brazil, France, Great Britain, Belgium, Italy and Spain. Every event will be contested by 32 participants. The winners from each country will then play each other in the grand final, which will take place at Roland Garros stadium on May 25, with competition played on the forthcoming video game “Tennis World Tour”, published by Bigben.
OpTic Gaming and NGAGE Esports are launching the OpTic Arena Battle Royale, a competitive Fortnite event at OpTic Arena that will be open to attendees alongside anime convention A-Kon 2018. The OpTic Arena Battle Royale will see attendees able to win a Golden Ticket VIP experience to visit Epic Games at E3 by facing off in a 60-player Fortnite competition. Meanwhile, OpTic Gaming influencers will be squaring off in friendly exhibition matches for all attendees to participate and spectate, including Michael “Flamesword” Chaves, Davis “Hitch” Edwards, Hector “H3CZ” Rodriguez, Ashley “Midnite” Glassel, the OpTic Gaming Gears of War and PlayerUnknown’s Battleground teams, and more.
Esports Arena announced plans to open its third location on April 7 with Esports Arena Oakland in Jack London Square. The video gaming arena’s debut will feature a celebration of esports and food with a Smash Masters League tournament and the Bay Area’s first NOODS NOODS NOODS festival presented by Foodbeast and NISSIN The Original Cup Noodles. “We are really excited to bring this concept – an awesome blend of video gaming and food in one day – to Oakland for our inaugural event,” said Tyler Endres, CEO of Esports Arena. “NOODS will be a great first-look at the unique gaming and entertainment experiences Esports Arena Oakland will have to offer.”

This week, Stream Hatchet continues to monitor Twitch engagement in esports.  With the NA LCS Semifinals coming to a close, we pulled the top 5 key words from last Saturday and Sunday’s matches.  Here are the insights:
  • Even without landing a place in the NA LCS Semifinals, TSM was the most popular topic of the weekend, generating over 10K mentions in both games.
  • During the Sunday broadcast, viewers were asked to vote for their favorite commentator, and Dash pulled ahead with more mentions than Jatt or
  • Twitch Chat appears to favor 100 Thieves for the finals. The Thieves have received 5 times as many mentions as Team Liquid.  
For more information on this week’s insight, visit our blog at: https://blog.streamhatchet.com
Source: Streamhatchet.com

Team Dignitas and Buffalo Wild Wings are teaming up to host a PlayerUnknown’s BattleGrounds online tournament for a slew of amateur players on May 5 from 3p-12a. The Grand Prize for the partnership’s first-ever online tournament includes a $500 cash prize and an all-expenses-paid trip to E3 2018 in LA with competitors also receiving Buffalo Wild Wings gift cards for every “Winner Winner Chicken Dinner” victory. Casters Lisa “Lucy Mae” Malambri, Matt “Matrym” Oats, Steve “Toffees” Pierce and Leigh “Deman” Smith will host and commentate the online tournament, which will be broadcast on the Team Dignitas Facebook page and Deman’s Twitch channel.


Major League Soccer announced that PlayStation will serve as the presenting sponsor of the inaugural eMLS Cup, which debuts this week at PAX East. PlayStation4 will also be featured across eMLS programming as part of a joint strategy to support FIFA competitive gaming in the US and Canada. 

The NBA 2K League hits its inaugural draft tomorrow with news about new partnerships with Dell and Intel. Dell will serve as the Official PC Hardware and Monitor Partner, leveraging its elite gaming brand, Alienware, throughout the new NBA 2K League Studio and alongside the players in their team training facilities with games being played on Alienware PCs powered by the 8th Gen Intel Core i7-8700K Processor accompanied by Alienware’s 25” 240 Hz gaming monitors. In addition, Alienware and Intel will both make significant marketing commitments with the new NBA 2K League. Alienware will be the presenting partner of two highly visible programs – the NBA 2K League Draft Clash, a tournament on April 6 featuring 10 of the top picks from the inaugural NBA 2K League Draft on April 4, and the NBA 2K League Halftime Show. Intel will be the presenting partner of the NBA 2K League Studio.
Continuing the theme, NBA 2K League team Grizz Gaming announced America’s Navy as the presenting partner of its inaugural season. Through mutual priorities of competition, teamwork, and modern technology, the partnership aims to tell the story of America’s Navy to the next generation of younger, digital-savvy esports fans via nontraditional avenues. “All of us at Grizz Gaming are thrilled to partner with America’s Navy,” said Grizz Gaming General Manager Lang Whitaker. “As the grandson of a Navy veteran, I was raised to understand the importance of teamwork, courage, honor and respect, and these are all values we want our Grizz Gaming squad to reflect.”
The High School Esports League announced today that RESPAWN Products, a gaming furniture maker, signed on as the official gaming furniture provider for affiliated high schools participating in the HSEL’s programs and tournaments across the United States.
Spanish team Giants Gaming locked in a deal with Vodaphone that will see the team rebranded under the Vodafone Giants moniker, along with a new logo and jersey. The team, which competes in games such as League of Legends and Call of Duty, will appear on Vodaphone’s YouTube and Twitch channels.
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The upcoming H1Z1 Pro League is looking to transform the battle royale genre, unveiling this week its set where contests will be shown on Facebook. To accommodate 75 players, the league created what could be the largest esports stage in the history of esports, with each player provided with their own set of equipment needed for competition at Caesars Entertainment Studio in Las Vegas. Tickets are available now exclusively on Tixr with the first match kicking off on April 21.
Mobile esports company Skillz announced that it has doubled its revenue run-rate to $200 million and grew revenue over 125% from the first quarter of 2017 to the first quarter of 2018. The company currently hosts over one million tournaments a day, with the average Skillz player spending 63 minutes per day on the platform. “We invented mobile eSports in 2012 at a time when the term eSports was virtually unknown even in the PC world,” says Andrew Paradise, CEO and founder of Skillz. “Today, eSports are a multi-billion dollar industry and mobile is the tip of the spear.”
TBS serves up a champion tomorrow night, as ELEAGUE wraps up its TEKKEN 7 run by recapping the best moments from the final matches of its unique team-based event. The ep runs at 11p and will take viewers through the tournament’s final match, with $100,000 in prize money on the line as Team Jeannail “Cuddle_Core” Carter takes on Team Ricky “Pokchop” Walker Jr. on the ELEAGUE stage.
IGN saw a season two renewal of Expert Mode on Facebook Watch, which placed a 10-episode order for the series. Filmed at IGN’s North American studios and on location around the globe, Expert Mode dives into the most popular video games in the world, featuring industry luminaries and never-before-told insights into the development process.

Kings Guard Gaming announced that three-time cover player, broadcaster and Sacramento Kings minority owner Shaquille O’Neal has been named General Manager of the team where he will “provide valuable basketball counsel as the team assembles its roster and evaluates the 102 players available in the upcoming draft.” “I’m looking forward to my role with Kings Guard,” said O’Neal. “Just like I dominated the hardwood, music industry, showbiz, nicknames and broadcasting, I plan to help build the most dominant 2K franchise in history.”
Meanwhile, Philadelphia 76ers Gaming Club named Michael Lai as General Manager and Ian Hillman as Assistant General Manager. Lai was a Data Scientist for the Philadelphia 76ers Analytics and Strategy Department while Hillman had been Director of Strategy within Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment.
G2 Esports made moves to establish its long-term future, announcing a move to Berlin as its central hub in addition to a partnership with Twitch. The team notes that “We are convinced that this is the right time for us to increase our focus in the Western World as a whole, especially considering the great efforts Riot Games are doing in elevating the LCS to become the ultimate league,” and that it would be ceasing operation with all its Spanish teams. The Twitch deal will see G2 Esports make it the only live-streaming platform that will cover all G2 Esports teams and players with unique G2 Esports content to be live premiered via Twitch Premieres.
Overwatch League’s London Spitfire named Susie “lilsusie” Kim as the team’s General Manager. She joins the team after an esports career that has seen her work as on-stage talent across StarCraft and League of Legends before moving to help Twitch establish presence in the South Korean market.

The worldwide digital video games market grew 6% year-over-year in February to $9.1 billion, according to Superdata. While the Social and Pay-to-Play PC segment shrank 1% and 8%, respectively, the Premium PC segment swelled 33%, and Console markets increased 34% year-over-year. Mobile grew at 4% and Free-to-play PC shrank slightly at 4%.
Organizers of the Game Developers Conference announced that this year’s event drew its biggest turn-out ever, with 28,000 hitting the show. “True to its name, the Game Developers Conference is an event for everyone in the games industry, from the aspiring game makers in the indie showcases, to the legendary creators in the classic games postmortems, and everyone in-between,” said GDC GM Katie Stern. “It also helps spotlight the best games of the year, the most promising indie teams, the most advanced technology, and the most pressing social issues as reflected by the industry as a whole.
Nintendo laid out its plans for PAX East 2018, running April 5-8  in Boston, serving up demos of Switch titles that include: Dark Souls Remastered, Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, Sushi Striker: The Way of Sushido, Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy and more at its booth. Visitors to the booth will also get the chance to compete in four-on-four Splatoon 2 matches, mini-game challenges in Super Mario Odyssey, and Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze speed runs, among other activities.

The Webby Awards are adding Games to its lineup of categories, serving up nine general offerings that include: Action, Best Multiplayer/Competitive Game, Family & Kids, Public Service & Activism, Puzzle, Social Impact, Sports, Strategy/Simulation, and World & Trivia. In addition, the lineup will also feature eight features categories. Fans can vote through April 19, with winners announced on April 24. Among the titles in the Games category were: Hearthstone, Overwatch, Star Wars: Jedi Challenges, MLB Home Run Derby VR, Eclipse, INSIDE, The Long Dark, and Heads Up!

Amazon Game Studios confirmed that it had pulled back from its debut hero brawler Breakaway, posting on Reddit that: “Since our last announcement, we have worked to implement community feedback and iterate on Breakaway’s core gameplay. While we have developed many ideas and made a lot of progress, we are also setting a very high bar for ourselves. In spite of our efforts, we didn’t achieve the breakthrough that made the game what we all hoped it could be. After a lot of soul searching, the team decided to focus on new ideas. As a result, Breakaway is no longer in active development.”
POWER PLAYERS – Tim Ebner, Supercell

With the unveiling of the Clash Royale League, Supercell officially upped the ante on mobile esports, bringing in top teams from around the world to the “world’s largest mobile esports competition.” After offering players the chance to be signed by one of the elite pro squads via an in-game event called the Clash Royale League Challenge, just under 7,000 players from 113 different countries made it to the next round. Teams will create their rosters and prepare to compete for their spot in the World Finals event that will take place later this year, as well as their share of the $1 Million. Cynopsis asked Tim Ebner, who oversees esports at Supercell, about the league.
Ebner on leveraging esports: We’re just getting started, but we’ve already learned so much about what esports means to our mobile player base.
  • First is the power of participation. This year we introduced the Clash Royale League (CRL) Challenge, which gave all players the opportunity to compete for a chance to be signed by one of the world’s most prestigious esports teams. The in-game event lasted 6 days and 25 million players entered, which is a staggering number for a single competition. Of those, only 6,700 players were able to complete the in-game challenge, which required reaching 20 wins before getting knocked out by three losses.
  • Second is the truly global nature of our fans. Those 6,700 players that completed the CRL challenge come from 113 different countries. China produced the most, followed closely by Japan, the United States, Mexico, Brazil and Spain. This shows high engagement across distinct gaming cultures in Asia, North America, Latin America and Europe. Similarly, our large events have had high viewership in many different countries.
  • Third is the importance of mobile. Our players are mobile gamers, and they watch our content on mobile devices. The majority of our views and watch time are occurring on phones and tablets. This means we’ll be experimenting with ways to make esports content even more fun to watch on mobile.
On the league format: Clash Royale launched as a single player game, but we noticed early on that team organizations formed naturally and most skilled players that won tournaments were affiliated with teams. Teams offer a lot of value to players, from coaching and training, to travel assistance for tournaments and events and more. The League format formalizes this organic behavior and gives players a structured schedule for competing at the highest level. The stability and resources that teams offer the best players helps them become even stronger competitors, which in turns makes the esports content even more engaging for viewers. The enthusiasm we’ve seen for the CRL from these elite esports organizations, many of which are backed by large, global sports franchises, speaks to the potential of the league, and our shared goal of growing a healthy esports ecosystem while offering as many players as possible a path to high-level competition.
On team selection: Serving our players in the long run is always our top priority. With that in mind, we focused on teams that treat their players well, create quality content for their audiences, and are representative of our global player base. While many of the teams in the CRL are long-established, multi-team organizations, it was very important to us to include some Clash Royale endemic teams that have long been a part of the community, including Nova, Team Queso and Tribe Gaming. In fact the CEO of Team Queso, Alvaro845, and the CEO of Tribe Gaming (Chief Pat) are two of the largest influencers for our games, each with millions of subscribers on YouTube, so they have a long history with Clash Royale and high credibility in the community.
On the Clash Royale League Challenge: The massive turnout of 25 million players shows us that our players want to be a part of the competition, not just watch it. We’re also seeing how global our esports fan base is, even in parts of the world that are still new to esports.
On success: Our measure of success is always player and viewer satisfaction. In a practical sense, that means growing our viewership over last year, so we’ll be experimenting with different forms of content specifically for our mobile audience. And we hope to enjoy many intense, entertaining matches along the way!

Christina Alejandre, GM of ELEAGUE & VP of Esports at Turner Sports, is departing the organization in a mutual decision between herself and the company. Alejandre tweeted that “I loved my time with ELEAGUE and want to thank my amazing colleagues, our fans and the esports community. I’m proud of what we accomplished over these last few years and am looking forward to my next adventure.” A replacement has not been named, although company sources say that they remain strongly committed to ELEAGUE and esports.
IGN Entertainment announced the hires of Tina Amini and Neeta Sreekanth in its San Francisco and Los Angeles locations. Amini joins to lead the games content team as Games Editorial Manager at the company’s San Francisco Headquarters, while Sreekanth joins as the Director, Social Content & Strategy at IGN’s entertainment-focused Los Angeles studio.
Sports data company Sportradar and its head of esports James Watson are parting ways following an internal investigation, according to Legal Sports Report, Sportradar issued a statement on Tuesday about the investigation and indicated to Legal Sports Report that only small amounts of money were wagered on matches. The company indicated that Watson had bet on esports, in violation of company policy, but found no reason to believe that the company’s integrity or services were compromised.

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Monday June 5, 2023 Today’s Premieres Fox: Stars on Mars at 8p; Crime Scene Kitchen at 9p Freeform: Cruel Summer at 9p Hulu: Age of Influence Nat Geo: America’s National Parks at 9p NBC: American Ninja Warrior at 8p Netflix: Barracuda Queens IN THE NEWS YouTube will no longer remove content that advances false claims […]

06/04/23: Cynopsis Jobs


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