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January 28, 2019

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January 28, 2019

ESports1 will show all Blizzard properties in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

German commercial broadcaster Sport1 has agreed a wide-ranging rights deal with video game company Blizzard Entertainment for its new pay-TV esports channel.

The two-year agreement, which cov...

July 30, 2018

A shower of confetti marked not only the crowning moment for the Overwatch League’s first-ever Grand Finals champions, the London Spitfire, but also the end of a successful inaugural season for Activision Blizzard’s latest foray into the esports realm.

More than 22,000...

July 11, 2018

Shares of Activision Blizzard ATVI surged over 3.8% following an announcement that it landed a multi-year deal with Disney DIS that will see its esports Overwatch League broadcast live on both ESPN and ABC during the July postseason and beyond. Now let's dive into why...

July 6, 2018

 

Financial services company Goldman Sachs has published a comprehensive report on the esports industry, projecting annual revenue to grow from $655M in 2017 to $2.96B by 2022.

According to the report, the total global gamer population in 2018 is 2.2B, out of a total on...

April 19, 2018

IMPASSE INVOLVING GLOBO PUTS OLYMPIC CHAMPION FIGHTS ON PAY-PER-VIEW

Translated from Brazilian Portuguese 

An agreement between Grupo Globo and Top Rank, an American company that promotes the careers of Robson Conceição and Esquiva Falcão, has defined that from now on, t...

April 18, 2018

  • AB Groupe has acquired French TV broadcasting rights for the Overwatch League.

  • AB and Activision Blizzard expand on a partnership signed in October last year.

  • Global livestreaming broadcast rights to OWL were secured by Twitch in a $90M, two-year d...

October 24, 2017

Paris, France, October 24, 2017. Groupe AB has announced it has signed an exclusive agreement with Activision Blizzard, the world leader in video games. Pursuant to such agreement Groupe AB shall have exclusive TV broadcasting rights in French-speaking Europe for the f...

April 26, 2017

GAMES/SPORTS/TV: It must be official: the audio-visual entertainment business, from linear-TV broadcasters to live streaming platforms, has fallen in love with competitive esports as a new source of original content.

From Brazil via China to the US and United Kingdom, e...

April 26, 2017

Blizzard Games announced on Tuesday the 32 nations that will participate in the 2017 Overwatch World Cup.

Qualifications for the tournament began March 29, with countries rated based on the average skill rating of the top 100 competitive players in each nation. China, r...

April 18, 2017

The Olympic Council of Asia announced Monday that it will include esports in the 2018 Asian Games and make it a medal sport in 2022.

The OCA will partner with Alisports, a subsidiary of Alibaba Group, to bring esports to the Asian Games. Esports competitions will take p...

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