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July 9, 2019

Cantroller, Twitch Launch and E3: How Miller Lite is Scoring with Gamers

With the meteoric rise of business opportunities in esports, brands are jockeying for a piece of the action with sponsorships, experiences and, in the case of Miller Lite, a beer can you can play video games with. Miller Lite introduced a 10-button “Cantroller,” crafted with a flexible circuit board, Bluetooth technology and a three-hour (rechargeable)...

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July 8, 2019

Esports Gains Traction with Higher Education as Universities Hop on Board

With approximately 140 universities offering formalized esports programs today (not to mention the scholarships that have followed), the collegiate esports industry is gaining some serious traction. And with that, new event competitions and support structures for the demo are being formed. Take ESPN’s creation of the first College Esports Championship in March, and recently, Riot...

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May 31, 2019

Q&A: Super League Gaming CEO Talks Amateur Esports

With their mega prize pools, noteworthy brand sponsorships and passionate fanbase, professional esports competitions are getting plenty of due attention in the event world. But, as two billion competitive gamers across the globe will attest to, gaming isn’t just for the pros. Enter: technology platform Super League Gaming, founded on the premise that the community...

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May 22, 2019

State Farm Q&A: On Entering the Esports Business as a Non-endemic Brand

For brands that are non-endemic to the esports space and looking for an example to follow, State Farm should do the trick. Just this year, the insurance company announced a multi-year sponsorship of the Overwatch League as well as a sponsorship of the incredibly popular professional Fortnite streamer, DrLupo. The brand was also the first...

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May 17, 2019

Nielsen’s Esports Global Managing Director Dishes on Data, Diversity and Events

Non-endemic brands have been challenged with carving out space for themselves within esports, but based on fresh data from Nielsen, many are finding their way. Nielsen just-released its “Esports Playbook for Brands,” a guide for brands exploring sponsorship or advertising relationships with key stakeholders in the esports ecosystem, which reports a 13 percent year-over-year increase...

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