First-Ever Overwatch LeagueTM Trading Cards Available Today

Upper Deck, the premier worldwide sports and entertainment collectibles company, announced today the global release of Overwatch League™ trading cards, the first-ever esports league-licensed trading card product. The new trading card set is available for purchase via Upper Deck e-Pack™, the patent-pending platform that allows fans to purchase and open packs of trading cards at […]

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ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced that it has been named the Official PC and Monitor Partner for all ESL One powered by Intel® events

ASUS Republic of Gamers Announces First-Ever Global Partnership for All ESL One Powered by Intel Events in 2019

ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced that it has been named the Official PC and Monitor Partner for all ESL One powered by Intel® events through 2019. This marks the first time that ROG has joined forces with ESL for a global partnership as the official sponsor of large-scale international esports tournaments. ESL One […]

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The National Hockey League’s (NHL) Minnesota Wild announced today it will host its first-ever esports event, the 2019 Wild Gaming Tournament,

MINNESOTA WILD AND FACEIT TO HOST FIRST-EVER ESPORTS GAMING TOURNAMENT AT MALL OF AMERICA

The National Hockey League’s (NHL) Minnesota Wild announced today it will host its first-ever esports event, the 2019 Wild Gaming Tournament, presented by Mall of America®. The tournament, powered by FACEIT, the leading competitive platform for online multiplayer games and organizer of the inaugural NHL Gaming World Championship, will consist of two rounds of competition: an online qualifiers tournament and […]

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Kids in the Game (KING), a leading provider of sports-based youth development programs, in partnership with the Laureus Sport for Good

Kids in the Game (KING) Announces Launch of First-Ever NYC Middle School Esports League

Kids in the Game (KING),NYC Middle School Esports League a leading provider of sports-based youth development programs, in partnership with the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation’s Innovation Grant, is proud to launch the first-ever middle school esports league. The program combines traditional and esports and includes students from Corpus Christi School, Future Leaders Institute, St. […]

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the National Hockey League’s (NHL) Minnesota Wild announced today it will host its first-ever esports event, the 2019 Wild Gaming Tournament,

MINNESOTA WILD AND FACEIT TO HOST FIRST-EVER ESPORTS GAMING TOURNAMENT AT MALL OF AMERICA

he National Hockey League’s (NHL) Minnesota Wild announced today it will host its first-ever esports event, the 2019 Wild Gaming Tournament, presented by Mall of America®. The tournament, powered by FACEIT, the leading competitive platform for online multiplayer games and organizer of the inaugural NHL Gaming World Championship, will consist of two rounds of competition: an online qualifiers tournament and […]

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Four-in-five fantasy sports players plan to participate in legalized sports wagering while continuing to play fantasy sports Fantasy sports players who bet on sports over-index in nearly every aspect of sports wagering MINNEAPOLIS – According to new research conducted by Ipsos for the Fantasy Sports Trade Association (FSTA), 79% of fantasy sports players who are not current sports wagerers say they will likely participate in sports betting once legalized in their state. The results of the groundbreaking study were unveiled June 20 at U.S. Bank Stadium during the FSTA Summer Conference. The study, aimed at determining the sports-wagering habits of fantasy sports players following the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision to overturn the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA), also revealed that 89% of fantasy players said they support legalized sports betting. Of all the sports bettors who responded to the study – whether or not they play fantasy sports – over half said they would bet on sports more often if gambling were legalized, with more than one third saying their wager sizes would increase. According to the research, the “crossover” player, who plays fantasy sports and wagers on sports, spends more on their fantasy sports contests and wagers than the average sports bettor. “When betting operators are looking for customers, their first stop will be fantasy sports companies,” said FSTA President Paul Charchian. “This research strongly suggests that the value of most fantasy sports companies will rise significantly, even when the companies themselves don’t take legal wagers.” Data from the Ipsos study also revealed: Fantasy sports will be safe from cannibalization, as 92% of current season-long fantasy sports players and 87% of current daily fantasy sports players said they would play their respective fantasy sports as often as they do now once legislation is passed in their state “Crossover” fantasy players who place sports wagers are willing to spend money on sports-related subscriptions, goods and services (e.g., 89% pay for extras like NFL Sunday Ticket, MLB.tv, and NHL Center Ice) “Crossover” players place wagers more often than exclusive bettors. Seventy percent of “crossover” players placed weekly wagers while only 59% of exclusive bettors placed weekly wagers The Ipsos study was conducted from May 7-11, 2018 with n=1,484 fantasy players or current sports bettors.

FANTASY SPORTS INDUSTRY RELEASES FIRST-EVER STUDY HIGHLIGHTING SIGNIFICANT CROSSOVER BETWEEN FANTASY SPORTS PLAYERS AND SPORTS WAGERERS

Four-in-five fantasy sports players plan to participate in legalized sports wagering while continuing to play fantasy sports  Fantasy sports players who bet on sports over-index in nearly every aspect of sports wagering FANDOMFARE GAMING  – According to new research conducted by Ipsos for the Fantasy Sports Trade Association (FSTA), 79% of fantasy sports players who are not current sports wagerers say they will […]

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Nine-Year-Old Chuck Smolka Wins Dramatic Final To Claim First-Ever MLB VR Home Run Derby Tournament

Nine-Year-Old Chuck Smolka Wins Dramatic Final To Claim First-Ever MLB VR Home Run Derby Tournament

Nine-Year-Old Chuck Smolka Wins Dramatic Final To Claim First-Ever MLB VR Home Run Derby Tournament Final round drew more than 120,500 concurrent viewers on Twitch.TV/MLB_Games Gaming at a glance Chuck Smolka, a nine-year-old from Staten Island, NY, yesterday won the first-ever MLB Home Run Derby VR Tournament Championship, held as part of GEICO All-Star FanFest. Smolka, […]

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