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EVENTS

2nd Augmented & Virtual Reality Conference
2ND AUGMENTED & VIRTUAL REALITY CONFERENCE
February 25-26, 2019
Join us at the 2nd Augmented & Virtual Reality Conference which brings together over 100 CXOs and digital professionals from automotive, retail, real estate, digital media, e-commerce to discuss how to evolve their business operations to include immersive tech to lower cost, improve profit and c...

Smart Hollywood Summit LA 2019
SMART HOLLYWOOD SUMMIT LA 2019
February 27-27, 2019
The new Smart Hollywood Summit, Feb. 27, 2019 at the Skirball Center, is MESA’s newest, full-day program dedicated to the next technology phase of our industry’s products, processes and productions. With new players coming to town, the Summit’s programming mix will address the many...

Esports Arena


Esports Arena hosts large-scale professional esports/entertainment events, daily video game competition/retail services, produces unique digital content, and rents space and equipment for the video game/ esports industry at a fraction of the cost of other spaces.

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Sapphire Ventures,  formerly the corporate venture capital arm of SAP, has lassoed $115 million from new limited partners (LPs) to invest at the intersection of tech, sports, media and entertainment.A majority of the LPs for the new fund, called Sapphire Sport, have ties to the sports industry, from City Football Group, which owns English Premier League team Manchester City, to Adidas,  the owners of the Indiana Pacers, New York Jets, San Jose Sharks and Tampa Bay Lightning, among othe...
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Topgolf has built 52 venues where more than 17 million people a year use their driving ranges and other high-end entertainment. And in December, the company announced that it will create esports lounges at six of its outposts in partnership with TV brand TCL. It’s a big bet that such venues will be the next growth opportunity in the larger esports economy.The company launched its first lounge at CES 2019, the big tech trade show in Las Vegas earlier this month, at its Topgolf Las Vegas loc...
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Some gamers and esports enthusiasts really want to be mobile, even when it comes to playing games on PCs and consoles. That’s why GAEMS has unveiled the Guardian Pro XP, a combination portable gaming display and traveling case that lets you play with a real video game console while on the road — and stream your gameplay too.GAEMS’ (yes, the name is spelled right, as it stands for Gaming and Entertainment Mobile Systems) upcoming product has a 24-inch QHD IPS display, giving pla...
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Gaming houses are nothing new, but they're becoming more prevalent in the UK scene and orgs around the globe are thinking more about their format and how to maximise their effectiveness.From expert gaming hardware to dedicated sports psychologists and even team chefs, team facilities are on the up. LAURA BYRNE explores how League of Legends organisations are pulling out all stops to provide top of the range training facilities in this feature.UK-based org exceL Esports recently announced the...
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Esports organization Fnatic has branched out into game hardware, leveraging the fame of its esports athletes. And today, the London-based company is teaming up with the World Asset Exchange (WAX) to create digital collectibles using WAX’s blockchain technology.Blockchain is the transparent and secure decentralized ledger that has fueled the rise of cryptocurrency. And it can be used to create distinct digital collectibles that you can trace in a secure fashion through the blockchain ledger...
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Bigger isn’t better. That’s the refrain I constantly repeat when discussing esports, because too many people seem to think more money or a bigger audience is the same as meaningful improvement. In 2018 like in every year in recent memory — esports got bigger, but what if that isn’t enough?Yes, growth is good — and if you’re an esports fan, it’s easy to see the past year as a series of victories. 2018 was a banner year in almost every regard, and certainl...
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Monetizing esports is still a work in progress. The idea of watching people get paid to play games seemed far-fetched not long ago. But market researcher Newzoo estimates that 165 million esports enthusiasts are now watching esports, with that number expected to reach 250 million by 2021. Occasional viewers will drive those numbers to 557 million by 2021.That means that esports has a huge chance to surpass both the revenues and the viewership for traditional sports — if only the teams, lea...
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Most gamers dream about being Ninja, a video gamer who became the No. 1 social “influencer” in sports — beating out Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar, Lionel Messi, and LeBron James — by playing Fortnite, earning on average $400,000 to $500,000 a day. That’s the crest of the Leisure Economy, or the economic change that comes as people get paid to play games.Playgroundz, a video game data analytics and research platform described as a “Google” for video games, ha...
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Intel and ESL announced today that they have extended their partnership, which will result in $100 million invested in esports initiatives through 2021.The two companies have been working together on gaming competitions for 18 years, which they call the longest partnership in esports. The $100 million will go to developing technology and creating new events and tournaments.“ESL and Intel have worked side by side on growing esports for nearly two decades,” said Ralf Reichert, founder ...
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More than 60 percent of esports fans on Twitch said that they have followed competitive gaming for more than four years, according to a research study by market researcher Nielsen.In contrast, among the broader U.S. esports audience, only 1-in-5 have been following this long, with 23 percent new to esports within the past year. Nielsen surveyed more than 2,000 U.S. esports fans who follow games like League of Legends, Overwatch League, and Fortnite.The report has data that marketers, rights hold...
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EVENTS

2nd Augmented & Virtual Reality Conference
2ND AUGMENTED & VIRTUAL REALITY CONFERENCE
February 25-26, 2019
Join us at the 2nd Augmented & Virtual Reality Conference which brings together over 100 CXOs and digital professionals from automotive, retail, real estate, digital media, e-commerce to discuss how to evolve their business operations to include immersive tech to lower cost, improve profit and c...

Smart Hollywood Summit LA 2019
SMART HOLLYWOOD SUMMIT LA 2019
February 27-27, 2019
The new Smart Hollywood Summit, Feb. 27, 2019 at the Skirball Center, is MESA’s newest, full-day program dedicated to the next technology phase of our industry’s products, processes and productions. With new players coming to town, the Summit’s programming mix will address the many...