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The emergence of ‘audience graph’ within the OTT space (similar to what FB relies on or what’s in existence on the Data Management side) will be the single most impactful enhancement to audience measurement.”
Albert Thompson – Walton Isaacson
(Featured speaker at That Big TV Conference on Sept. 9 – 10 in NYC)
Sponsors: Gamut – Sinclair – NY Interconnect – FriendMTS – iSpot.tv – ListenFirst Media – NCC Media – TV Time – Tubi – a4 – Simpli.fi – TVsquared
Riot Games gassed up another major partnership, this time with Honda which will serve as the exclusive automotive partner for the LCS. Honda also has alliances in esports with Team Liquid and Twitch, but the new deal makes the brand the first automaker in North America to sponsor both an esports league as well as a team competing in it, according to the announcement. Activation kicks off with the Summer Split Playoffs, which begin in Los Angeles on Saturday and the Finals, which will take place in Detroit on Aug. 24-25.
FaZe Clan welcomed royalty to their abode, partnering with Burger King to promote the nationwide release of the Impossible Whopper. The team made the announcement with players such as Thomas “Temperrr” Oliveria, Jack “Cizzorz,” Jarvis “liljarviss“ Kaye, and Danny “Dubs” Walsh
Twitter unveiled its latest insights into the gaming community, noting that there were more than 500 million gaming Tweets in the first half of 2019 for a rise of 20% YoY from 2018 and nearly 700 million gaming Tweets overall into August, up 30%. Of note: Top 5 Tweeting countries for the Fortnite World Cup – US, Japan, France, UK and Argentina. Top 5 Most talked about Games in the US- Fortnite, Call of Duty, Zelda, Overwatch and Kingdom Hearts. Most mentioned esports teams in the past 30 days: FaZe Clan, the Shanghai Dragons, TSM, 100 Thieves, Team Liquid, Ghost Gaming, G2 Esports, MIBR, Cloud9, and Fnatic.
Team Liquid and Newzoo entered a partnership that will see Team Liquid’s daily operations and strategic decision making based on Newzoo research. “One of the first things I learned during my time as a professional StarCraft player was the importance of scouting,” said Victor Goossens, Team Liquid Co-CEO. “If you know what’s happening around you, you can react appropriately and make the right calls for the situation at hand. This lesson has served as a basic principle for how we run our team; with the right knowledge and information, we can put Team Liquid in the best position possible for success both in and out of the server.”
Prize Payments announced its launch to offer a “streamlined, efficient and economical solution to esports prize payment process” and reduce time and costs for publishers and tournament organizers. With an estimated $300 million in prizes expected to be distributed in 2019, Prize Payments can complete the payment process and can handle 115 currencies across 180 countries whilst ensuring each payment is compliant with taxation and GDPR requirements in each country.
Echo Fox’s sale of its LCS team to Kroenke Sports and Entertainment is on ice, due to a lawsuit from Sentinels co-founder and CEO Rob Moore that caused the Kroenke group to withdraw its agreement, per ESPN. Last month saw the company agree to pay $30.25 million to acquire Echo Fox’s slot. Echo Fox confirmed that decision in a statement. Meanwhile, Riot Games confirmed that it will now be selling the LCS slot that Echo Fox owns.
Echo Fox released a statement about the decision, writing “The Echo Fox organization is proud to have worked so closely with Riot Games and the LCS these past few years, we made the decision to consent to the Riot process as it would allow a fair outcome for all parties involved. However, in addition to our support for our LCS team, we have long shown our commitment to growing and nurturing our teams in fighting games and battle royale games, and will continue to seek out and participate in the ever-expanding universe of esports competitions — both domestic and international. We would like to thank Riot and Chris Greeley in helping us through this transition.”
15-time NBA All-Star Kevin Garnett became the latest high-profile name to announce an investment in esports, locking in a deal with Triumph Esports through his experiential event management and production company, Big Ticket Sports. “Our relationship with Triumph Esports is a natural fit as we look to showcase and elevate shared lifestyle experiences through competition, content and live events,” Garnett said in a statement. “Our vision is to create unique experiences that impact our fans across a variety of passion points.”
N3rd Street Gamers announced a partnership with Fairleigh Dickinson University to bring a professional-grade esports team room to FDU’s Florham campus. NSG will provide the design and build for the room and advise the University on the creation of their esports team and program slated to launch in 2020.
Black Ridge Acquisition Corp. officially closed its business combination with Allied Esports International to make Allied Esports and WPT become wholly-owned subsidiaries of BRAC. As part of the transaction, Black Ridge changed its name to Allied Esports Entertainment. “Today marks the beginning of a new category in gaming – esports entertainment – that brings together the best of this burgeoning industry, including fans, streamers, professionals, entertainers and brands, to create experiences and content around the world across all communities,” said Frank Ng, incoming CEO of Allied Esports Entertainment. “This growing ecosystem, anchored by our three-pillar strategy, will allow us to serve the industry as a whole as we move forward into an exciting and promising future.”
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ON THIS WEEK in 2017: StarCraft: Remastered released worldwide.
Trivia: In which game would you eat a cherry, strawberry, orange, apple, melon, Galaxian Starship, bell, and key, not to mention an occasional ghost? (Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your answer and be sure to include your name, company and city.)
Answer to Our Last Sports Trivia Question: What type of restaurant serves as the home of the Five Nights at Freddy’s franchise? Answer: Pizza. Kudos: Julie Reuther/Sydney; Tim Bickford-Concord/NY; Randy Romero-NBC Universal/Miami; Glen Ross/DC; Danny Araque/NY; Andy Pittman-TAMU/College Station; David Westberg-SAG-AFTRA Credit Union/Burbank; Tom Moore-Kalt Productions/LA
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