Cynopsis: Sports

12/01/22: NYT report casts doubt on esports profitability; Fortnite and NFL launch in-game experience; FTC considering battle with Microsoft over ATVI deal

  Thursday December 1, 2022 Good morning! It’s Thursday and this is your early morning Esports brief. A New York Times story about the uncertain profitability of esports has made waves in the industry this week. “They certainly pitched us that the growth of these leagues would be meteoric,” Misfits founder and CEO Ben Spoont […]

11/17/22: International Olympic Committee to host the first Olympic Esports Week in Singapore

Thursday, November 17, 2022 Good morning! It’s Thursday and this is your early morning Esports brief. The International Olympic Committee will host the first Olympic Esports Week in Singapore in June 2023, the IOC announced Wednesday. The event, which will take place from June 22-25, “will showcase the best of virtual sports – hybrid physical […]

11/10/22: Worlds 2022 shatters viewership record

  Thursday November 10, 2022 Good morning! It’s Thursday and this is your early morning Esports brief. The 2022 League of Legends World Championship set a new record with 5.1 million concurrent viewers across all platforms, according to Esports Charts. The event became the second-highest in esports history in concurrent audience; the Free Fire World […]

11/03/22: Riot brings in $20 million from Champions bundle

  Thursday November 3, 2022 Good morning! It’s Thursday and this is your early morning Esports brief. Global head of VALORANT esports Liam Faria announced Wednesday at the Esports Business Summit that Riot Games brought in more than $20 million from its 2022 VALORANT Champions bundle, an in-game cosmetic package centered around the world championship […]

10/27/22: Riot debuted Premier in alpha for VALORANT

VALORANT's Alpha Premier

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10/19/22: Updates on the Call of Duty League 2023 season

Call of Duty World League TV

  Thursday October 20, 2022 Good morning! It’s Thursday and this is your early morning Esports brief. Updates on the Call of Duty League 2023 season: The Toronto Ultra will host Major V, and the qualifying stages for Majors will consist of three weeks of online gameplay, during which each team will play five games. […]

10/13/22: FIFA kicks of Roblox ball

FIFA kicks off Blox Ball

  Thursday October 13, 2022 Good morning! It’s Thursday and this is your early morning Esports brief. FIFA and Roblox unlocked a new partnership that will offer the Roblox community, as well football fans around the world, free-to-play access to FIFA World – a virtual environment within the gaming platform that “celebrates the power of […]

09/29/22: Gen.G’s Mobile Units

Gen.G's Mobile Units

  Thursday September 29, 2022 Good morning! It’s Thursday and this is your early morning Esports brief. Big swerves from Gen.G, which is partnering with motor oil brand Mobil 1 to launch a “joint, first-of-its-kind Rocket League program” titled Gen.G Mobil 1 Racing. Elevating its existing relationship with Rocket League, Mobil 1 is expanding its […]

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