Bookmaker William Hill will offer betting during the upcoming Dreamhack Masters in Las Vegas after getting approval from the Nevada Gaming Control Board.
Odgers Berndtson, one of the top global executive search firms, has dedicated resources to enter the esports scene, embracing the growth of the industry.
German car maker Audi entered the esports industry by signing a $750,000 sponsorship deal with Danish CS:GO team Astralis.
The virtual reality platform SLIVER.tv has partnered with esports organizations ESL and DreamHack to bring VR streaming to major 2017 events.
Last year was a watershed year for the esports industry. From media attention, to revenue, to investments, to gambling, let’s examine its growth in 2016.
RFRSH Entertainment, a new Danish talent agency, joins the esports community with the intent to help raise new funds and grow the industry in the future.
Boom.tv has secured a new round of funding. The company allows live streaming of esports in 3D and will soon also support virtual reality esports streaming.
As Paladins reaches 5 million registered users, the team-based first-person shooter is in a good position to compete with successful titles like Overwatch.
ELEAGUE Season 2, this time focused on Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, has wrapped up with OpTic Gaming besting fellow underdog Astralis to win the title.
It’s one thing to anecdotally observe the boom surrounding competitive esports. A look at figures from League of Legends Worlds 2016 fills in the picture.