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"duty league" Discussed on The Business of Esports

The Business of Esports

08:12 min | 2 months ago

"duty league" Discussed on The Business of Esports

"I'd be, I couldn't imagine how bad I'd be if that happened to me, but at the same time, there is that aspect of these guys are pros. They can tell you and they are elite at what they do. So you can't be too crazy with what you do. I think slowly, I think slowly it will start becoming more chirpy, plus they're getting more preheated. I think you're starting to see some more toxic stuff going on in game. And that's just, I think, for their mindset of trying to throw guys off their game to try to kind of take it to a different level. The second part of this question is the other piece that eSports has borrowed from traditional sports on is team team based leads. Activision Blizzard with Overwatch league and Call of Duty league really pioneered this where franchises were based around the city, right? So Boston has their Call of Duty league franchise. They have their Overwatch league franchise. And it's really about creating sort of nexus in Boston. This obviously works extremely well in traditional sports. It just being born in Toronto for the most part you're automatically a maple leaf span. And there's sort of real love for your city, sort of it's a human nature thing, human psychology thing. Do you think eSports needs this, one of the teams you mentioned, you'll walk up to is like a phase. Which is built a brand that's not dependent on any city, right? It's not tied to any city. Where do you feel is the future of teams? Is it city based? Is it just big brands like phase or cloud 9? Where do you think we're going to end up on that? I think it could be false. I think it's, I think it definitely is cool. It can be city based. I think there are a lot of cities that love playing video games at the same time. I love this competitive aspect of watching something new and seeing a different mindset of competitiveness. And I think it is cool when it is city based. Especially for guys that really do love playing video games. I think if it is city based, you're going to have more fans from that city, obviously, but at the same time, more people watching, more people interacting within more people telling their friends, family, stuff like that, because I think you see it. There's a lot of people that really do love playing video games love watching video games. I know what we have a lot of guys on our team that watch a lot of video games play it, but I'm just kind of enjoying, I think it can be both. For sure, but I think when you do have a city, you can try and bring more people into watching and be coming fans and supporting that because it's in your city and you want it to be successful. This brings us to, I think everyone's favorite new segment, and that's the honorable judge Jimmy peratus. Rapid fire questions here. Which we call judge Jimmy's cross examination to Jimmy take it away. Thanks, Paul. All right, we're going to wrap this up with some quick questions here for you, Mitch. First one, what is your favorite TV show to streamer to watch, can also be a movie actually because I want to broaden it to something that kind of shares video game IP that was adapted from a video game kind of lore or story. Right now, my favorite one is actually I'd probably go Yellowstone just because it kind of has that Red Dead Redemption field doing to be honest. Cowboys and just going around if someone's messing around with your property, you just take care of them. Kind of got that Red Dead Redemption feeling for me just watching it and kind of just seeing how these cowboys are and just kind of interaction with all the other people coming in and you got the big money guys trying to come in and trying to get in their space and it's just kind of got that feel that I love it. That's actually the third recommendation I got this week to watch Yellowstone so I need to stop sleeping on it. Yeah, it's addicted to think that I'll sleep on it too but now we're pretty heavily into it. What is your go to gamer snack or drink when you're playing? It depends how tired I am, a drink wise. It's hard Red Bull. I got the whole fridge set up downstairs, so I gotta right behind me. Nice and easy to grab, open up. Usually have one of those and then snack wise kind of hard. It's a little bit of try to not go finger foods to be honest. But at the same time, I'm usually not the one making it sort of my fiance's gonna make that come down to eat. So I guess whatever can't you choose I'm down to eat whatever that brought to me in front of me and play video games. Does that extend my next question was going to be broader in terms of your favorite cuisine or general food choice? Does that extend to that as well where it's kind of what she brings you or like if you guys are going to go out or it's your birthday, what kind of food are you looking at? Yeah, usually we're Italian steak. I mean, either or I can't go wrong with it, but I don't know, probably going talent. Past almost every day really just obviously with playing hockey. That's my preview and meal every single day and play hockey game as pasta and rose sauce. So you can never go wrong with that. I never get sick of it, so I thought I'd go valiant. Asking elite athletes what they always buried the pricing. But what did you want to hear, Paul? It's painful, right? He's eating broccoli every single day, right? But he's eating pasta and rose sauce. It's just depressing. Let me keep going. So you mentioned 007, you mentioned a lot of Call of Duty all time, what's your favorite game? I would probably go Call of Duty bottle or fair two. Just my favorite just all the maps, everything about it. Just Call of Duty. Yeah. Exactly. So that was my favorite one to be a part of. It was so much fun to play and I was probably the best at that one too. I think I was when I was really young and I was heavily just addicted in the game and just play every day. Every time I got home from school, right into my room, we're in the video games and then writes practice read home, trying to sneak a couple more games and if I could, but my parents sometimes kind of shut down down. All of ours, I think. Yeah, exactly. Last one, we'll wrap up here. What is your who is your favorite ninja turtle? This is a big debate we had last week, so. That's what Paul's laughing. That's a good one. This is the toughest interview question ever because their names are donatelli. Those movies back in the day and TV shows, those were those who were heavily on the martyr household TV and those are some great shows a lot. So that was a lot of fun. I'm gonna back back to you, Paul, thanks, Mitch. Mitch, just wrapping up here. How can people like a lot of our listeners are obviously people who work in the industry, a lot of brands, a lot of business people, obviously, how can people find out more about what you're doing in the gaming and eSports space, for example, or maybe about the foundation, where can people go to find out more? Yeah. Twitter and Instagram are the minor assist foundation. So they're on both Twitter and Instagram that's kind of how you stay up to date on maturity events, charity work. Kind of all the new stuff going out and trying to raise money for stuff..

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"duty league" Discussed on The Business of Esports

The Business of Esports

05:24 min | 3 months ago

"duty league" Discussed on The Business of Esports

"I just don't think they're at the point in the integration where that probably is happening to whatever two weeks, ten days into it. I don't know that this is a good thing for the league. I mean, or for the owners, let's put it that way, or for the players. And the reason why I don't think that is because it's just another hand in the pot. Another slice, if you will, a shrinking pie. So true. Where adding another for profit company into this? I just don't see how that unless they do such a good job that they're able to sell more ads or the production values just so much better than the product gets better in the pie grows. Definitionally, mathematically cutting the pie into more slices isn't going to grow the pie for people. You're just going to get literally less of it. I would be more bullish if the owners of the league bought something like eSports engine and brought it in-house. And then they own the means of production and it was sort of all done in-house. I just don't think adding another third party for profit companies going to is going to do any good for a shrinking revenue pie. Because the problem wasn't the product. Call of Duty league going to eSports engine to operate. The problem was not the broadcast or the commentators or that wasn't the issue. No one was watching Overwatch going man. You know, I wish this production value was a little higher. Then I tune in every week. Like Lindsay I don't know if you have thoughts on that. Yeah, I was just thinking when we called for fresh blood and fresh ideas, this isn't what I wanted. So that was exactly what I thought Paul. Well, I mean, they needed some new things and some innovation in there, but do I think that they need another tournament provider? No, that's not really what I was talking about, necessarily. West says Overwatch operated by eSports engine as the buzz. I mean, I'm with Jeff and Lindsay on this in the sense that and especially to Jeff's point of another hand in the pot is precisely what both of those leagues don't need. They needed fewer hands in the pot. They needed to reduce costs and if it may be, like, I don't know how the economics here work, right? If Activision Blizzard just handing all their economics to eSports engine and eSports engine can run this more economically and give more back to the owner, I don't know, right? So there is a scenario where maybe this works to their benefit..

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"duty league" Discussed on Esports Network Podcast

Esports Network Podcast

04:13 min | 4 months ago

"duty league" Discussed on Esports Network Podcast

"And therefore you get more excitement. You get more engagement with the game that you threw out there in the first place. And through that, you know, you kind of get players excited about Vanguard, you get them to buy copies, you get them by DLC, whatever from their shoddily run, in game store, you get all that revenue in. It's literally advertising money if you will. That's what this Call of Duty league is, but it needs to be more than that. It really does. And so that's something to watch. I know they get started. I think the first few weeks of January and the February will start to see more interesting developments take place, if you will, but like I said, Call of Duty league, that's something to pay attention to for the wrong reasons. And hopefully that ship is right at some point soon. Maybe we'll find out at some point after the new year's other winner breaks excuse me. Another ease for to watch out for, you know, the right reasons if one that is, I hope right at the ship so far, it's rocket league. The rocket, the rocket powered soccer cars, they're hurling towards the, I guess, the second third of their season. According to their calendar year, they started in the fall, spring split, player winner split or excuse me, reverse those. Did you play a winter split? Dennis spring split, and in the summer you kind of see the championships take place. And so the second third of the year before the ROC's world championship, that's right, a world championship where all the reasons will get back together. We just saw them wrap up their fall split. That was the first third of the season. The first of the four international majors for the RCS, and we still got two more to go before the championships. Why should you care about rocket league in 2022? Well, because they took two major steps back in the middle of the pandemic. One that couldn't be helped, really. And the other that probably, you'll probably could have helped a little bit there. The pandemic obviously knocked out offline competition. So that pretty much resulted in zero world championships in 2020. Only regional one, so we only had North America champs we had, you know, Latin American champs, European chimp lova ball. Stuff like that. And so we only had regional champs and there wasn't like a one all be all and alternate that kind of decided, who's the best of the best? Because that's really what these international terms are about. So, like I said, 2021 rolled along and, you know, psionics did it again. They said, you know what? No world championship for this split, unfortunately, things are still too too hot. We got to move on from this. It's not working. We got to move on. And so no world championship two years in a row absolutely hurts a scene and your fan base is itching for something offline, something international to show which region is the best which team is the best. It's a taste that they need that have been craving for the past two years. Hopefully this is the year where they kind of put it together and really I hope this mistake is rectified almost two years later that they get some kind of offline international competition happening at arles CS world championships. And that's happening in July. You don't want to miss that. It's always a good fun to watch international competition take place. And I think a lot of people have felt this right over the past three years..

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"duty league" Discussed on Esports Network Podcast

Esports Network Podcast

05:52 min | 8 months ago

"duty league" Discussed on Esports Network Podcast

"Or are they as good at halo infinite that's coming out? How is that going to translate? The way that these gaming publishers are approaching that is they're trying to keep these games relevant. They're developing the live content. They are, of course, you're doing your patch fixes and stuff like that. But they're really working with a lot of content creators, a lot of influencers to continue to monetize building leagues around it, like Overwatch league, Call of Duty league, right? Like something to really cement and stone build those franchises around those leagues and establish some sort of permanency there. Because once you have that permanency there, then you're going to have more confidence for investors to be like, okay, we want to work with you. We want to invest in your brand or your league or your team, we're willing to put in money for the contracts. And that's what's necessary to keep the industry sustained and growing. Money is what pumps pumps everything. In entertainment. You're not wrong. It's money makes the world go around for a reason, it's because you kind of need that capital to kind of keep things going for fans and for yourselves to make a living if you will , and also make an entertainment entertaining things. But eSports is really this epitome of not just sports and entertainment, but also technology. You know, it's all three of those things once it's the competition. It's the drama of the storylines from those competitions. And it's how we get to see it, the streams, the live streams. The games themselves other played. It's all kind of meeting each other at a head. And is that kind of what you describe it to an older kind of company in older leadership group? Is it difficult for them to understand that? Is it from your experience? Is it like, once they get it, oh, that's what it is..

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The CDL Champs Is Underway

Esports Minute

00:49 sec | 9 months ago

The CDL Champs Is Underway

"Playoffs for the Call of Duty league just began today with a juggernaut matchup Dallas empire taking on the Minnesota rocker who of course won that last major coming back from down four O and a 9 game series versus Toronto ultra. In case you missed it we had a chance to talk with the empire head coach and GM himself Rambo ray on the eSports network podcast where he said the main focus for his team was to nail down their own play styles before zeroing in on their opponent's strategies. And it appears that tactic played into empires favor as they pretty much wipes the floor with rocker they win in overwhelming three O fashion over Minnesota in that opening game. Dallas will take on Toronto next in the quarterfinals while rocker move on to face LA thieves tonight in the losers bracket to try and make a run there. More matches to come is currently opt in subliners playing before we move on to that first round of the aforementioned losers

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"duty league" Discussed on Esports Minute

Esports Minute

01:59 min | 11 months ago

"duty league" Discussed on Esports Minute

"Hey folks, I'm Kevin Correia and this is your Esports minute yesterday. We reported that the stage five major for the Call of Duty league would be offline with fans in attendance in north Texas later this month. Well, today, the CDL dropped the location and date for COD Champs. That's wrong. The end of season Championship will take place in the Galen Center. In LA, with tickets are fans to go on sale on July 16th, the official event dates are listed from August 19th to the 22nd which means we have just over a month away before the festivities start. Of course, I personally have to root for my hometown team in the Dallas Empire, but who are you rooting for? Let us know on Twitter, a t Sports, Net off some fighting game news for Evo 2021 as a late addition to the main stage was just announced in Skullgirls. Second Encore registration, just opened up this afternoon and bring Old games for that, Evo, main stage up to five. You've got Tekken 7 Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat 11. Ultimate. The other recent addition, being Guilty, Gear was around out the featured tournaments set to begin August. Six, Evo, 2021 online is also slim to begin that same weekend, but are getting set to begin their side events this weekend. It's a fun month for fgc fans. In particular, was $74,000 in prize. Money up for grabs in Counter-Strike. I am cologne planes are officially in the books. Yesterday, the upper brackets going into the group stage were cited in today. The rest of the lower brackets have also moved on. We saw complexity take down, ldl-c Renegades. Eliminate Evil Genius has taken down by mouth Sports and team spirit surviving against route planes are done and group. Stages are coming up tomorrow. At Kelowna as the double-elimination group games are sure to be just as entertaining. I'm Kevin Correia, that's.

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"duty league" Discussed on KDWN 720AM

KDWN 720AM

01:54 min | 11 months ago

"duty league" Discussed on KDWN 720AM

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Call of Duty League and Overwatch League Will Allow Betting, Liquor Sponsors

Checkpoint Radio

01:54 min | 11 months ago

Call of Duty League and Overwatch League Will Allow Betting, Liquor Sponsors

Call of Duty League and Overwatch League Loosen Sponsorship Restrictions

The Business of Esports

00:50 sec | 1 year ago

Call of Duty League and Overwatch League Loosen Sponsorship Restrictions

"Call of duty league and the overwatch league recently announced. They are loosening restrictions on the types of sponsorship deals. That franchises can make with outside companies. This means that both leagues will allow individual teams to obtain obtain sponsorship deals from previously excluded sectors such as gambling and liquor businesses. We continue to see signs of desperation from activision blizzard's franchised leagues. They had previously towed a very lofty family friendly line now that the leagues are struggling to generate revenue grow or attract an audience. It makes sense that previous ideals would be sacrificed for profit. It's unlikely that either league will lose much in the way of viewership as a consequence of this change and it should open up new revenue opportunities. But it's still stinks of

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Call of Duty League and Overwatch League Will Allow Liquor Sponsors

The Business of Esports

02:01 min | 1 year ago

Call of Duty League and Overwatch League Will Allow Liquor Sponsors

"Of duty. League and overwatch. league loosened sponsorship restrictions will allow betting and liquor sponsors now. I don't remember if the article mentions this but activision blizzard especially has been very careful about the sponsors. They bring into both franchise leagues up until now they had rejected anything. That was even remotely like twenty one plus and so This is a big course change for them. And i'm curious what you guys think in terms of the why and what do you think the implications might be here. Okay so i actually I had you guys a different uncle this week. And i'm not sure if you've got a chance to read it. But essentially the article was about how sponsors were pulling back over the sponsorships and looking at streamers instead So let me look up the actual article. But i thought that and i knew you guys working. Read it because it's called gaming influencers future. These aren't there was actual stories in here Houston outlaws player. Who actually quit. Went to tweeden like needlework. Money that of the united talent agency said streaming the way for companies to make money off of e sports athletes There is a looking now How are you tying this back to different. Yeah no i'm saying that like you're seeing streamers and other people's specifically leaving overwatch lee to go seek other making opportunities so adding in sponsorships or things like liquor and betting that might actually be attractive to younger audience or way to engaging gradients seems like owning these sponsors will bring a younger audience to their franchise. Yup yeah

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Envy Gaming Raises $40M Led by Gray Television

Esports Minute

01:21 min | 1 year ago

Envy Gaming Raises $40M Led by Gray Television

"The gaming is the latest Esports organization to raise a boatload of money. I'm at dreams and the Esports minute from E Sports Network of all e Sports organizations Envy. Maybe the one that had the most successful year during the pandemic the Dallas Empire won the first round the Call of Duty League new CEO, Adam Rimer has expanded the company's content offerings and envy brought on post Malone as a co-owner in August off all in all and be seems to have cemented itself is one of the most important teams in North America even more so than they already were going into quarantine yesterday. They received another injection of cash forty million dollars precise round was led by gray television one of the larger television station owners in the US which reaches about a quarter of us households considering Reimers background and TV and media production the new CEO certainly be credited for bringing some Partners from his previous industry here over the last year NV is also signed a bunch of content creators. Once again, highlighting e Sports organizations, push into becoming hubs of digital influencers and content creator wage. I'm sure that won't stop Astro from calling out hoodie orgs on Twitter tho this raised also shows that investors are really just as bullish on investing in E Sports organizations as we leave the pandemic as they were going into it with forty million dollars in New Capital enviable shortly announce a new esport there explaining to new content creators or a new facility. Perhaps maybe a combination of those

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"duty league" Discussed on Esports Minute

Esports Minute

04:31 min | 1 year ago

"duty league" Discussed on Esports Minute

"Activision Blizzard is reporting viewership for the first weekend of the CDL hosted by the Atlanta phase and it's good, but it's not great. And that's a bit worrisome. I'm at dreams and the Esports minute from E Sports Network. I've seen a few headlines today about how the Call of Duty League broke records or viewership sword or or other platitudes about how well the league did and honestly I disagree first off. Here's what Activision Blizzard reported using Nielsen's average minute audience the Atlanta face and optic Chicago mass reach an average of about 118,000 viewers. That was the most-watched individual match of the entire event that have been also reached a peak of just over 130,000 wage. Both marks set new records for regular season matches in the CDL the average minute audience for the entire event was around 80,000. One start the people are running with is that this viewership represents a 50% increase over the opening weekend of 2020, but that opening weekend was pre pandemic. It was a change from twitch to YouTube causing confusion and it was an entirely new schedule after the switch from the CDL to cwl as such. It's all lower viewership than on average. Opening weekends are often the day that sets viewership records for regular season matches, but that wasn't true of last season which is important. The peak viewership was reached at a random home series final in the summer but the New York subletters and the Chicago Huntsman which reached 115,000 viewers. There were plenty of other Peaks throughout the year between 105 and 115000 as well. So while the top mark from a weekend set a new record with 130,000 that 15,000 viewer increase is below what I was expecting by a pretty sizable amount actually because there were a lot of reasons why home League was prepped for big growth starting with the first home series one. We've had a full year of transition for people to get used to YouTube as the home for broadcasts that took a while people are used to watching this on Twitch off to we had a full offseason focused entirely around the CDL teams for the first time last season that offseason was kind of a mix of teams trying to pick up players new branding being an ass. Things being leaked et cetera, et cetera three, we had to return to the popular for before format which fans generally were happy about 4. We were carrying storylines from the past season into this year including some really big ones like the addition of Thieves the return of hex optic defending Champions Dallas Empire take your pick five. We had an insane rostermania a creating a bunch of new rosters with fan-favorite Pros spread out playing with old teammates all across Call of Duty and six it's mid-winter and there isn't much competition for viewership across Esports right now a relatively modest 15K jump in viewership and an AMA of under 100,000 just doesn't quite get there for a league or spots cost twenty-five million a piece off quite a few things Point into a large jump in viewership this year. And from the first Home Series, I don't think the jump is going to be as big as anyone in the league was really hoping for here's why I'm pessimistic about this dog. Ship because I think the Call of Duty league needs quite a few jumps to reach the buy-ins and justifying the buy-ins that exist for the Call of Duty league and I think the start of the second season is a prime time for one of those jumps you're bringing back thieves hex got optic back. You've got some other teams or selling new players or sneaking around some players are retired. This was a prime moment for a jump and the jump was only 15 K. Those jumps need to be a lot higher for this long to be successful long-term according to they did see a bump in subscribers to the YouTube channel and on the new in-game Pick'em fan contest, but this is the issue with Activision Blizzard's massive by ends. They had to put ketchup to make sure the League's worth the investment and so far. They just aren't quite getting there. That's all for some sort of the Esports minute before anybody calls me a hater on Call of Duty. I absolutely loved the job. Little league and I want nothing more than to see it succeed. But I'm just not seeing the viewership that justifies the buy-ins and I'm really hoping that changes as always all the back tomorrow at the top e sports store wage they in just a few minutes..

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Wise Ventures Esports Officially Becomes Version1

Esports Minute

01:27 min | 1 year ago

Wise Ventures Esports Officially Becomes Version1

"Digital media podcasting and video programs. Please reach out to e-sports network CEO marked in using the email in the bio of the show. While most people in Esports expect a brand name to be announced alongside. The organization. Why is Venture Esports has taken a little bit of a different pathway. They were first called wise Venturi Sports after the VC fund that created the organization and then they named their rocket League team version one. Now. They've officially become version one permanently listeners to the E Sports Network podcast might remember Brett Diamond CEO of wise Venturi Sports at the time talking about the organizations branding back in a podcast during the summer. In that show, he mentioned a wise Ventures was a temporary name and he also said version one was also going to be a temporary name cuz at that point it was just a name for the rocket League team. It was basically a placeholder took apparently the V one named took off enough that they decided to make it permanent version one first entered Esports of the Call of Duty League team, which is why they've had this sort of weird branding thing because the Minnesota rocker took on their own identity. The organization is backed by the will family the owners of the Minnesota Vikings in the NFL with a formalizing of the name V one is also adding a vallerand roster the team they signed was previously competing with the

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"duty league" Discussed on Esports Minute

Esports Minute

02:36 min | 1 year ago

"duty league" Discussed on Esports Minute

"Using the email in the bio of this show off. Let's get to the episode. Well the o w l expanded quickly and now is appeasing owners concerns over the lofty buy-ins. The CDL is apparently going in the other direction have the CDL off the original o w l timeline after the season which just wrapped back in August. The CDL would have added eight new expansion teams. Now that didn't happen and probably for a few reasons first and most obviously wage. There's the cold thing to deal with it's hard to explain in normal times and it doesn't make a ton of sense to start up a brand new franchise tied to a city that you will be able to compete in for a while, but the other issue is that 9 a.m. League really seems to be delivering on its investment and we've had a little time for the dust to settle the CDL is certainly closer and appears to be on an upward trajectory. Unlike the o w l but getting people to invest $25 million dollars or more in spots is only becoming a tougher sell as the years go on. Apparently the CDL at least has a few new suitors though. Although we haven't confirmed if those new exact spots will still be going for twenty five mil and those spots will not be added until after this upcoming season according to star in the rumor cities to possibly be getting teams are Las Vegas Washington DC from Charlotte. Although again, nothing set in stone there for Vegas. It would certainly fit as the city has recently added NHL W NBA and NFL teams and is in the mix for potential NBA team as well and has a cult fan. I'd be stoked to have a team based in my city for sure when looking specifically at the league structure the big difference between the o w l and CDL is where the franchises are located compared to the o w l Five teams operating out of Asia and another three Western teams joining them for this upcoming year. There's kind of a different dichotomy in where the teams come from, and that's mostly because Call of Duty is entirely different title, and I'm like literally it's completely different game made for the Chinese audience. So you won't expect any teens in Asia like you get with the o w l still Activision Blizzard head of leagues. Johanna fairies didn't confirm those enticing but said to stern quote, it's fair to assume. We're hearing interest not only from North American hotbeds even across the pond in Europe and Beyond and quote not exactly sure. We're beyond my referred to in this case as we've kind of ruled out Asia as potential growth sister, but maybe Soul could could happen. I'm not not entirely sure. It'll be interesting to see where that expansion ends up taking place or if it does end up taking place. And also what the buy-ins are rumored to be for those slots. That's Office episode of the Esports minute as always. I'll be back tomorrow at the top e Sports story today and just a few minutes..

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"duty league" Discussed on Esports Minute

Esports Minute

02:26 min | 1 year ago

"duty league" Discussed on Esports Minute

"The o w l expanded quickly and now is appeasing owners concerns over the lofty buy-ins. The CDL is apparently going in the other direction have the CDL off the original o w l timeline after the season which just wrapped back in August. The CDL would have added eight new expansion teams. Now that didn't happen and probably for a few reasons first and most obviously wage. There's the cold thing to deal with it's hard to explain in normal times and it doesn't make a ton of sense to start up a brand new franchise tied to a city that you will be able to compete in for a while, but the other issue is that 9 a.m. League really seems to be delivering on its investment and we've had a little time for the dust to settle the CDL is certainly closer and appears to be on an upward trajectory. Unlike the o w l but getting people to invest $25 million dollars or more in spots is only becoming a tougher sell as the years go on. Apparently the CDL at least has a few new suitors though. Although we haven't confirmed if those new exact spots will still be going for twenty five mil and those spots will not be added until after this upcoming season according to star in the rumor cities to possibly be getting teams are Las Vegas Washington DC from Charlotte. Although again, nothing set in stone there for Vegas. It would certainly fit as the city has recently added NHL W NBA and NFL teams and is in the mix for potential NBA team as well and has a cult fan. I'd be stoked to have a team based in my city for sure when looking specifically at the league structure the big difference between the o w l and CDL is where the franchises are located compared to the o w l Five teams operating out of Asia and another three Western teams joining them for this upcoming year. There's kind of a different dichotomy in where the teams come from, and that's mostly because Call of Duty is entirely different title, and I'm like literally it's completely different game made for the Chinese audience. So you won't expect any teens in Asia like you get with the o w l still Activision Blizzard head of leagues. Johanna fairies didn't confirm those enticing but said to stern quote, it's fair to assume. We're hearing interest not only from North American hotbeds even across the pond in Europe and Beyond and quote not exactly sure. We're beyond my referred to in this case as we've kind of ruled out Asia as potential growth sister, but maybe Soul could could happen. I'm not not entirely sure. It'll be interesting to see where that expansion ends up taking place or if it does end up taking place. And also what the buy-ins are rumored to be for those slots.

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Where in the World is the Overwatch League Headed in 2021?

Esports Minute

04:19 min | 1 year ago

Where in the World is the Overwatch League Headed in 2021?

"Opportunities across digital media podcasting and video programs. Please reach out to e-sports and Eric Segal marked in using the email off of the show. Hey, the sooner we're going to sponsor the sooner. I want to lead every single episode with that read. So hit up Mark, please today. We're talking the OverWatch the end of all these Sports o w l had the hardest thing twenty already entering the year of plenty of questions. The year saw reigning MVP Sinatra jumped to Valour in the Vancouver Titans, the defending runner-ups dropped their entire roster do to covet and owners to report may ask for bargains on their massive by ends. Yeah. It wasn't good 20 21 might be better but the League's questions surrounding it only got larger this week blizzard announced the 2021 Ram. Schedule even though the Call of Duty League the o w l sister league in many rights is starting in mid-February the o w l won't kick off until April in that time three Western teams the New York Excelsior the Philadelphia Fusion and the LA Valiant all announced they'll be moving operations to Asia for the season due to covet thy that brings the division of to a split of 12 teams in the west and 8 in the East and speaking of the LA Valiant report from Aaron Halo speak in o w l Insider find that the LA Valiant have actually been sold to a company or owner in China. His report said that that new owner was a fully Chinese roster leading team will release of the entire team and coaching staff. The LA Valiant have denied that report for now. We don't know the truth, but Halo is broken plenty of stories in the past. Even if he shoots from the hip a little bit when it comes to some reports in many cases the massive binds that owners paid to get in the league are forcing them to cut costs on player salaries that's creating a really weird ecosystem or contracts are going down as Activision Blizzard game. Of an insane amount of cash the Paris a turtle are one such example as an expansion team Following season 1 the estimated price of the spot. They bought was absolutely more than twenty million volts SPN estimating that those parts are going between Thirty and sixty million each with Paris being a main International Hub. There's was probably on the upper end of that estimate range if ESPN's correct there back in November, the org released its entire roster. It's not like the Eternal were bad or anything last season. They finished first in the North Division and fourth overall. They did have a poor showing in the play-offs but this is clearly a cost-cutting measure from the management team in Paris quite similar to what happened with the Vancouver Titans during the season. So where does the league go from here the viewership breakdown points in a clear direction to me. The 2020 season had pretty bad viewership Esports chart said the average was about 46,000 viewers a decline of 60% from last season now part of that might be the move from twitch over. YouTube but still a 60% decline doesn't just happen out of nowhere The crucial thing about e-sports towards data though is that it doesn't include Chinese you worship and that's where things get a little bit interesting facts into the Nielsen am a data which does implement Chinese viewership d o w l finals the only event we have am a data for was watched by 1.55 million people. That's a 38% increase over the 2019 finals. So hey, that sounds like pretty good news. It's not League of Legends numbers, but it's still pretty good. If you can bind that little bit of knowledge with the three Western teams competing out of Asia and the one already reportedly having been sold to a Chinese owner and we see a potential exit strategy emerging or owners unhappy with their o w l investment prior to the season. The breakdown was fifteen Western teams and 5 Eastern teams that becomes 6 if the Valiant sale holds and then there are already those two are or there's already competing over there for twenty Twenty-One. Although neither am boxer Comcast have indicated. They have any plan to sell their mostly just moving over to Asia because it's a little bit easier. Logistically, I believe but going on as more owners are unhappy and more Chinese owners are actually willing to pay for these teams. I think we could see those scales tipped towards an equal split between divisions. If not favoring China eventually. There's certainly no shortage of cash for Esports in China these days. If you look at the type of Investments, they're

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"duty league" Discussed on Esports Network Podcast

Esports Network Podcast

04:54 min | 1 year ago

"duty league" Discussed on Esports Network Podcast

"To continue like we've been talking about LeBron James started his own Media Company Kevin Durant has his own Venture company. These are like the greatest athletes right now playing today. You mean to tell me that there's more athletes that going to start their own Venture firms and aren't going to start their own media companies. Like they're just the first guys to do it. And that's again like the exciting part of Esports is the top guys are doing it. The top guys are laying the foundation. And for other athletes to follow in other sports athletes follow no matter how nice you are no matter how you know, what you're following is because you have such a unique way to reach your fans and page again streaming is an unbelievable Avenue for so many Brands out there to really gain new customers and and build really good will with potential potential users. Yeah that yeah, I totally thought Jason and we talked a lot about or we talked now for a few minutes about like the big streamers the ninjas of the world and even pointed out like, you know, that's a unique situation. He's unique in that way. He is that size he has that capability and brands are, you know, falling over themselves to work with him, but it goes down the list as well and there's opportunity across the board and it's not just like kind of his National wage also can be a localized as well. I mean Optics Chicago is one of the best Call of Duty League teams right now, and I don't watch a lot of other streams besides Call of Duty and other first-person shooting games off. Adopted Chicago is is from my understanding one of the big ones and that is a localized thing. So I think going back to what brands might have misconceptions about what brands what might be a barrier would be the idea that how can we localize this? How can we scale down this kind of audience and and fit into one place, of course, there's also International streamers, you know video game streaming Esports worldwide, but I wanted to make the point that not only is it worldwide. It also is localized and and those present interesting opportunities for Brands. Definitely it was the localization that was going to happen with the Activision Blizzard Esports leagues in twenty-twenty where they were going to have all these different events in these different cities..

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The Most Important Esports Business Deals in 2020

Esports Minute

02:21 min | 1 year ago

The Most Important Esports Business Deals in 2020

"Look at the biggest Esports business deals from a tumultuous year. I'm a dreams and this is the Esports minute from E Sports Network. We're going to start with the business world today and move to the biggest stories over off tomorrow. Our top three biggest Esports business stories begin with BMW under the banner United and rivalry, which is transcended ties to the BMW brand the luxury carmaker partnered with five major Choice dogs all with top-tier League of Legends teams fun Plus Phoenix, then the defending world champions represented China Faker and T1 represented Korea Cloud, 9 wrapped n a and both G2 and thought it represented EU across-the-board top-tier teams with huge fan bases at the time Christopher Koenig a spokesperson for BMW said to me for an adweek article quote. We are professionals when it comes to marketing to our sales funnel and our traditional marketing group, but when it comes to younger Target group Generation Y Millennials, we only have partial answers on how to reach them. Then there's the even more important the future table. Group of Generation Z we have almost no answers on how to reach them. He sports for us is a channel to reach this group and quote and I think that really sums up the value of Esports four Brands thought you switch will continue to become a central part of smart Brands marketing strategies going forward. Number two in our list YouTube gaming acquires the broadcast rights for the OverWatch and Call of Duty leagues in a year that was marked by competition between streaming Giants and we'll talk about mixer tomorrow. Trust me YouTube's acquisition of two major Esports properties was a key moment in the sights growth into live viewing now thanks to the pandemic neither pows or CDL were able to Showcase their true potential but YouTube's investment in coming for Twitches Esports market share was a huge moment and finally the most controversial brand deal of the year the LEC and blasphemy are partnering with a futuristic city planned by Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia has a poor record on human rights issues, especially for any member of the lgbtq family considering the LEC is closely tied to that Community Thursday. Casting Squad and audience the resulting controversy for strike games to pull out of the deal while it was happening blastomere avoid a lot of the public-facing controversy despite also partner with me on at the same time still page pulled out of the deal a few weeks after right games pulled out in all it was a crucial moment when moral choices of the audience and cast members came in direct conflict with what had to be an absolute boatload of

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"duty league" Discussed on Esports Minute

Esports Minute

01:52 min | 1 year ago

"duty league" Discussed on Esports Minute

"Leagues buy-ins raised a ton of eyebrows around Esports. It's the o w l kicked it off with franchise fees to the original 12 teams at twenty million dollars each. The aid expansion teams that came after the first season paid even more according to various reports about some reports said that those binds might get up to sixty million dollars. The Call of Duty League was similar all the start of branches paid 25 million bucks for a spot and they haven't had any expansion teams yet. Well that investment has not been recouped and is in danger of crippling franchises the pandemic cause massive turmoil, of course, but the declining popularity of OverWatch is also a key concern according to this report. Western Road, Tony Petty the former Dem will be Deputy Commissioner hired by a be over the summer has been in talks to teens about how to make their organization successful long-term. Nothing has been decided yet. But cutting down those lofty Pines would go a long way and removing the heartfelt by the team's very few e Sports organizations are profitable even the ones with the massive content machines quite a few of the organizations that compete in one foul or both of the CDL and o w l only compete in the CDL or owo. Those are the ones most in danger of folding without an Roi soon. Now, nothing has been decided hear. These are just box but these are talks that have happened for a while and they're incredibly important conversations. The fact that team owners are now less bullish on these leagues, especially the o w l than they were a few years ago is pretty telling if not entirely surprising the main selling point for the o w l was the Geo localized nature of the league and while that hasn't been entirely the fault of a b it hasn't been able to take off. There are no guarantees that even when cope with this model will be song. Either it had never been tried before guess we'll have to wait and see but if anybody wants to keep these leagues around especially the o w l they should be offering discounts on those by ends. That's all for this Esports minute. I'll be back tomorrow at the top Eastward story today in just a few minutes..

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"duty league" Discussed on Esports Minute

Esports Minute

01:47 min | 1 year ago

"duty league" Discussed on Esports Minute

"Blizzard's franchise leagues buy-ins raised a ton of eyebrows around Esports. It's the o w l kicked it off with franchise fees to the original 12 teams at twenty million dollars each. The aid expansion teams that came after the first season paid even more according to various reports about some reports said that those binds might get up to sixty million dollars. The Call of Duty League was similar all the start of branches paid 25 million bucks for a spot and they haven't had any expansion teams yet. Well that investment has not been recouped and is in danger of crippling franchises the pandemic cause massive turmoil, of course, but the declining popularity of OverWatch is also a key concern according to this report. Western Road, Tony Petty the former Dem will be Deputy Commissioner hired by a be over the summer has been in talks to teens about how to make their organization successful long-term. Nothing has been decided yet. But cutting down those lofty Pines would go a long way and removing the heartfelt by the team's very few e Sports organizations are profitable even the ones with the massive content machines quite a few of the organizations that compete in one foul or both of the CDL and o w l only compete in the CDL or owo. Those are the ones most in danger of folding without an Roi soon. Now, nothing has been decided hear. These are just box but these are talks that have happened for a while and they're incredibly important conversations. The fact that team owners are now less bullish on these leagues, especially the o w l than they were a few years ago is pretty telling if not entirely surprising the main selling point for the o w l was the Geo localized nature of the league and while that hasn't been entirely the fault of a b it hasn't been able to take off. There are no guarantees that even when cope with this model will be song. Either it had never been tried before guess we'll have to wait and see but if anybody wants to keep these leagues around especially the o w l they should be offering discounts on those by ends.

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Activision Blizzard Reportedly in Talks with Team Owners to Reduce Franchise Buy-Ins

Esports Minute

01:47 min | 1 year ago

Activision Blizzard Reportedly in Talks with Team Owners to Reduce Franchise Buy-Ins

"Blizzard's franchise leagues buy-ins raised a ton of eyebrows around Esports. It's the o w l kicked it off with franchise fees to the original 12 teams at twenty million dollars each. The aid expansion teams that came after the first season paid even more according to various reports about some reports said that those binds might get up to sixty million dollars. The Call of Duty League was similar all the start of branches paid 25 million bucks for a spot and they haven't had any expansion teams yet. Well that investment has not been recouped and is in danger of crippling franchises the pandemic cause massive turmoil, of course, but the declining popularity of OverWatch is also a key concern according to this report. Western Road, Tony Petty the former Dem will be Deputy Commissioner hired by a be over the summer has been in talks to teens about how to make their organization successful long-term. Nothing has been decided yet. But cutting down those lofty Pines would go a long way and removing the heartfelt by the team's very few e Sports organizations are profitable even the ones with the massive content machines quite a few of the organizations that compete in one foul or both of the CDL and o w l only compete in the CDL or owo. Those are the ones most in danger of folding without an Roi soon. Now, nothing has been decided hear. These are just box but these are talks that have happened for a while and they're incredibly important conversations. The fact that team owners are now less bullish on these leagues, especially the o w l than they were a few years ago is pretty telling if not entirely surprising the main selling point for the o w l was the Geo localized nature of the league and while that hasn't been entirely the fault of a b it hasn't been able to take off. There are no guarantees that even when cope with this model will be song. Either it had never been tried before guess we'll have to wait and see but if anybody wants to keep these leagues around especially the o w l they should be offering discounts on those by ends.

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Andbox Hosts WarzoneMania & Thoughts on the Balance Between Warzone and the CDL

Esports Minute

02:01 min | 1 year ago

Andbox Hosts WarzoneMania & Thoughts on the Balance Between Warzone and the CDL

"Blizzard has an interesting situation on hand with Wars. Oh, even after the release of Call of Duty cold war war zone Remains the most popular mode of the game. Although it's much closer than it was during Modern Warfare last year on Twitch as I write this today, The war zone has a total viewership of 81.5 thousand while Call of Duty Cold War has a viewership of 80.9 thousand. So just a 600 viewer difference across all streams between those two games and all of these Sports history. I can't remember any major sport that has not a mode more popular than the one the East Fork competes it I think it may have happened in Starcraft once upon a time, but I never played so I can't say for sure. Okay during The Last Call of Duty season. He brought on war zone weekends as an added event ahead of each Home Series Grand finals going into this upcoming season. I expect them to have a more concrete structure laid out for ways to incorporate war zone into the overall plan of the Call of Duty league tonight. We might get a glimpse of what that could look like the New York sub liners backed by an box are hosting their first war zone Mania vent. The actual event will be held on December 10th and 12 tonight at 9 p.m. Eastern time on twitch.tv / sub liners will be a draft a celebrity Captain's pick players their war zone Squad is a total price full of 100 Grand dedicated to this event. So the draft will go a long way in determining who gets that money. The host of the event will be Chris Puckett. Also the host of e Sports networks gamer our a new episode for the game or our will also be coming out at the same times that broadcast rubber 6 p.m. PT every Tuesday, but hey, there's no such thing as too much Chris Puckett in one night. If you ask me, I think this event highlights the value of war zone to the Call of Duty Esports wage. System while a b. We'll be able to implement a draft format. Like we will have tonight just due to the structured nature of the Call of Duty League the ability for Call of Duty League teams to use war zone for events. Like this seems pretty lucrative going forward. There are a ton of branding opportunities here and undoubtedly some spots for sponsorship as well knowing am box and their long list of brand Partners. There will be some big ones attached to this event

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"duty league" Discussed on Esports Network Podcast

Esports Network Podcast

05:37 min | 1 year ago

"duty league" Discussed on Esports Network Podcast

"When you think of Esports today Mike's influence is all over the place. He was the co-founder and CEO of Major League Gaming the first major push of Esports into the Western World when he founded the company in 2002 MLG bought a ton of doors for Esports over a decade before being acquired by Activision Blizzard like then moved over to a b and the division he oversaw for a few years would go on to become the franchise OverWatch and Call of Duty leagues thought he serves on the board of 100 thieves and is an investor in strategic advisor to an box who we had on the show just a few weeks ago. But his main priority is this new company vindex, which he co-founded 2019 and where he serves as a dog. Well, let Mike better explain what vindex is I can't say they raised eighty million dollars are led by the core group of people that brought Esports to what it is today and work is sort of a pocket knife offering multiple solutions to the Myriad of business problems that could crop up in a sports especially in Esports Live Events last week vindex also joined the world economic forum's Global innovators Community the first company exclusively offer video games to join the wef on the show going to talk about Mike's long history in Esports how events from years past turned to the franchise leagues. We see today in the plans for vindex going forward like welcome to the show. Thanks Mitch. Nice to be here. Let's start with vindex, but I'm going to have to ask you about MLG later. Can you give some context as to the type of infrastructure the company provides and some of the clients of indexes work with over the last year or two ago? Yeah sure. We have kind of a Multi staged approach but the the whole foundational idea for vindex came from obviously my my and sundance's whole entire history, I guess with Esports and the industry and how it's working. So the idea was, you know, we were dead toiling around in the free OverWatch League days free Activision acquisition days with MLG like the guy's a d s l where in Europe and others were around the world in this Arena where there was no sort of long-term understanding of how the rights of any particular game would be managed. So you could ever, you know, we can never build MLG perpetually into the future around a single game or multiple games. So it's really difficult to do sort of one week or or a Perpetual lead month. Um, when you went to Activision the whole thesis there was if you had the capabilities and background and expertise and technology that MLG had and you combined it with home ownership of a pretty big portfolio of great games that are all applicable to e-sports. Then you could design sort of like the perfect business model the perfect League system in that could go on forever could be a sort of forever plan. And so that was huge and that's what eventually led to OverWatch league and Call of Duty League that helped really change the industry and I think for people who have been around for more than five or six years, you definitely saw a significant shift in attention on the industry outside players coming into the industry and lots of capital coming into the industry for the first time in the 2016-2017 time span because of that right, right, it moved to a franchise system shortly after OverWatch was announced all those things started to happen and that created this sort of job. Side down dynamic in the industry which is a bit different than how traditional Sports media businesses are built, which is usually starts with a.

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Riot Games Reportedly Shopping English Media Rights for LoL Esports

Esports Minute

01:40 min | 1 year ago

Riot Games Reportedly Shopping English Media Rights for LoL Esports

"Games has confirmed their shopping the granddaddy of all media rights deals on the trains and said the Esports minute from a sports network. The Esports minute is presented by technology game-changers. Check them out at TGC play linked below media rights deals or one of the key ways traditional sports teams and leagues earn money, but in use Sports, they are nearly as valuable accepts me for this one Riot games is reportedly shopping the English media rights deal for League of Legends Esports. Ryan has already sold the Chinese specific media rights to Billy Billy for $113 according Port now that deal was only for the worldwide events. Not for the regional leagues. I think it's fair to assume. The English media rights deals are in the same ballpark, but it's hard to tell without knowing the individual leagues that were applied to the deal if right is selling the rights to broadcast the LCS the LEC and international events in English. It will undoubtedly be the biggest media rights deal in Esports History Month. The two key players vying for the rights will be YouTube and twitch YouTube swooped the Activision Blizzard media rights from twitch before this previous season becoming the whole of the OverWatch and Call of Duty leagues. But League of Legends Esports are on another level entirely international events are the most watched streams on Twitch every single year without fail. They are also broadcast on YouTube though. It seems like ahead of the next year. It's going to be one of the other this was first reported by Travis Gafford, but confirmed by the sports Business Journal a few days ago. Now how riots used divvy up. These meteorites will shape the E Sports landscape for years to come and whoever brings most cash to the table will set themselves up with the biggest Esports product in the world bar.

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Immortals Gaming Club Are Getting Out of the Esports Team Space

The Business of Esports

05:55 min | 1 year ago

Immortals Gaming Club Are Getting Out of the Esports Team Space

"Start with a big story. Is you know it's impossible to ignore big numbers. And i'll just give you the headlines of three stories. But they're all the same story. Basically i just i like the three headlines because they all tell a little bit different side of it. The first year was immortals club raises additional twenty six million dollars. The second year was from bloomberg says meg. Whitman backed firm to way sale of overwatch team again talking about immortals gaming club and then the third immortals gaming club raises twenty. Six million led by ex quickly. Exact meg whitman. So if you put all these three together you sort of have all the information. You need witches with immortals calling her ex quickly exact. I mean could she is that that has got to be the most subtle you tag career up until on his business like her. Oh the ebay right yeah. That's better than leading quickly. Wow you're only as good as your last gig. You're only as good as your last exum be. Feels like something. Like as a as a term. Like i would order an like an exotic restaurant like well. I will start with the vegetable three way. Medley have the x. Qube for my main interest rate and goes just leaving puzzled. Sometimes i am puzzled. William by how your brain works that brain that it's such a funny term. So so here's here's what we know from the just the three headlines. Immortals gaming is raising a raised twenty six million dollars. It's being led by meg whitman. Who used to be equipped he also ebay footmen footnote and they're looking to sell their overwatch team. Believe it or not so. They've already got rid of their like previously. Got rid of their Call of duty league team And now the overwatch league team. They're looking to to get rid of it and i'll just read. I'm going to present you all the information guys. And then you can discuss. But it says immortals gaming intends to focus less on city specific teams and more on businesses related to online gaming such as gamers club a subscription service in latin america which connects video game players. The company said last week. It's selling a team playing and activists call of duty league to one hundred thieves And now so. They've sold off their call of duty league team now. They're saying they want to sell their los angeles valley and overwatch team. In the meantime the raid they raised twenty. Six million led by meg whitman. What do you guys make this news. There's a lot of. there's a lot to unpack. You're right the amount. They've raised be That they're divesting of assets sort of as part of this razor almost next to it which you don't usually hear about You guys think jeff. Lindsay william whoever wants to start here. What do you guys think of of mortals gaming club. And the way they're going. Let me go last. I have some some hot takes. Let me last go first. Then let's let's open with some hot takes you're all my take on. This is a little is a little more nuanced. But i think what's really interesting about this announce those two things to read into this. One is a mortals has just not done well as in east sports work right. They haven't won anything. They haven't really built a differentiated brand. They've been blown. Apart in the lifestyle category versus other orbs about the best thing they did back in late two thousand eighteen by gamers club right and make a move into south american marquette. This reads like a real strategic shift into you know gaming services and service provision right. Because you don't. You don't sell off both gated franchises and in particular. You don't sell off call of duty called duties actually starting to perform now like it's unusual to sell that asset unless you are If you're still committed to really making the team piece work so i think an underscore here as immortals you know is going to be getting out of the team space. I think a second thing i would add to this though in the morrison is the fact that they are announcing looking for a sale of overwatch without the buyer. List william razi to me because that is a direct that first of all signals a little bit of urgency right like we're trying to get rid of this asset gimme buyers right because like to be honest with you like like you don't need for an asset like that you know you don't you don't really need to do this sort of thing right like you don't know who the people are who are in the market for this The the second thing is. I think this is like a forcing mechanism with activision blizzard. It seems like they want out of that league and announcing they're going to sell is a really good piece of lever to communicate activision blizzard. Hey it's not working right and also to kind of tip their hat about the seriousness of their frustrations with with that business right now. So that's my read on. This is the announcement of sale is a little tactical. It's partly strategically. They want to divest. And it's partly. They're trying to communicate something to activision blizzard because they didn't announce again these. These are sort of deals. Where like you read about in favor of like. Oh i too could go by that. You know what i mean. There's a limited set of groups and these guys ono each other right like you. Don't you're not going to be surprised by who's coming out by this org slot like it wasn't like come on hundred. Thieves did call of duty right. It wasn't like josie sports club.

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"duty league" Discussed on Esports Network Podcast

Esports Network Podcast

03:58 min | 1 year ago

"duty league" Discussed on Esports Network Podcast

"And today we are talking and black eyed relatively new organization that is house right in New York City and is found immediate success in a few e Sports to talk am box. We have Rohit Gupta the co-founder of Chief product officer for a box. I'm sorry about that and we'll cutrone director of communication for an box Rohit. Thanks for joining the show. Thanks for having me at will I'm exposed to have you on the other side of the mic this time actually contributed to the show. Thanks for coming on happy to be here and yeah different different experience this time. It's a little bit odd to not be on the muted one. Now. You got the pressure on yeah. Yep. Yep. Glad to be here. So in addition to co-founding airbox road is also a partner at Sterling Venture Capital where he's worked for the last six years or so, but today we're really focusing on an box. There were the major organizations that pops up alongside the Activision Blizzard franchise leagues. They started with a top-tier team in the New York Excelsior and the OverWatch League before adding the New York sub Liners in the Call of Duty League. I had Mac the New York sub liners rookie on a show a few months back. He talked about how awesome it is to be played for an organization that Embraces New York as such a core level at both teams have found early success of cemented themselves as to AJ Ki tips to the key Brands really going forward about the OverWatch of Call of Duty leagues, but am box also expanded outside of the franchise world, at least for now by signing a valorous squad and she said they're based in America's most psychotic City and am box is closely tied their brand with the streets of New York that includes embracing the fashion world that covers the city a part of a Major Brands like Nike and create a unique collections for an box truck. Is a pro players it also includes the platform Battle of the borough's the first event was held up in summer as eight regions in and around New York field of three person teams in addition to the five iconic boroughs of New York Queens the Bronx Staten Island Manhattan and Brooklyn and box also included Upstate, New York, New Jersey and Long Island to really encapsulate the entire region Battle of the borough's plus a few more enslaved turn this fall as Connecticut joins, the mix in addition to those eight other regions, each event has had a price full of $50,000 and is held in fortnite registration is already closed for these fall match. The matches are set to begin on November 6th with the regional finals of December 13th at the Grand finals on November 20th. So we'll is director of communications. I totally get why other regions had to be included around New York, but I found New Yorkers could be a little bit testy about their Burrows. If you had any pushback from New Yorkers of the inclusion of those added regions like log, I like, Connecticut and upstate, New York. You know, it's funny you say that, you know, I grew up in Queens, right? So I definitely fundamentally understand the the amount of pride that that New Yorkers have when you're looking at a local metro area. I actually think that us going to more inclusive route and in bringing in, you know, Connecticut, obviously this time parts of Upstate New York and New Jersey. I think it actually just adds fuels the competitive fire. I think whether you're from Brooklyn or you're on the other side of the river in Jersey or Staten Island, there's there's always something special about where you're from and there's always something you don't like about where someone else is from so, you know, the the lines have been have been drawn in traditional sports for a while among a lot of different professional teams in New York and different sports package and we kind of embraced being New York see Sports org and and welcoming the larger tri-state area metro area if you will and we thought it was actually pretty fitting so long. We we really didn't get any pushback. I think that everyone was just kind of be here to jump in and compete and so who who was the best Long Island? Obviously one of the first competition so we're excited to see if Connecticut coming in now shakes it up a little bit. I love to see it. You know, if

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How Andbox Has Strengthened Ties to NYC During Covid

Esports Network Podcast

03:58 min | 1 year ago

How Andbox Has Strengthened Ties to NYC During Covid

"And today we are talking and black eyed relatively new organization that is house right in New York City and is found immediate success in a few e Sports to talk am box. We have Rohit Gupta the co-founder of Chief product officer for a box. I'm sorry about that and we'll cutrone director of communication for an box Rohit. Thanks for joining the show. Thanks for having me at will I'm exposed to have you on the other side of the mic this time actually contributed to the show. Thanks for coming on happy to be here and yeah different different experience this time. It's a little bit odd to not be on the muted one. Now. You got the pressure on yeah. Yep. Yep. Glad to be here. So in addition to co-founding airbox road is also a partner at Sterling Venture Capital where he's worked for the last six years or so, but today we're really focusing on an box. There were the major organizations that pops up alongside the Activision Blizzard franchise leagues. They started with a top-tier team in the New York Excelsior and the OverWatch League before adding the New York sub Liners in the Call of Duty League. I had Mac the New York sub liners rookie on a show a few months back. He talked about how awesome it is to be played for an organization that Embraces New York as such a core level at both teams have found early success of cemented themselves as to AJ Ki tips to the key Brands really going forward about the OverWatch of Call of Duty leagues, but am box also expanded outside of the franchise world, at least for now by signing a valorous squad and she said they're based in America's most psychotic City and am box is closely tied their brand with the streets of New York that includes embracing the fashion world that covers the city a part of a Major Brands like Nike and create a unique collections for an box truck. Is a pro players it also includes the platform Battle of the borough's the first event was held up in summer as eight regions in and around New York field of three person teams in addition to the five iconic boroughs of New York Queens the Bronx Staten Island Manhattan and Brooklyn and box also included Upstate, New York, New Jersey and Long Island to really encapsulate the entire region Battle of the borough's plus a few more enslaved turn this fall as Connecticut joins, the mix in addition to those eight other regions, each event has had a price full of $50,000 and is held in fortnite registration is already closed for these fall match. The matches are set to begin on November 6th with the regional finals of December 13th at the Grand finals on November 20th. So we'll is director of communications. I totally get why other regions had to be included around New York, but I found New Yorkers could be a little bit testy about their Burrows. If you had any pushback from New Yorkers of the inclusion of those added regions like log, I like, Connecticut and upstate, New York. You know, it's funny you say that, you know, I grew up in Queens, right? So I definitely fundamentally understand the the amount of pride that that New Yorkers have when you're looking at a local metro area. I actually think that us going to more inclusive route and in bringing in, you know, Connecticut, obviously this time parts of Upstate New York and New Jersey. I think it actually just adds fuels the competitive fire. I think whether you're from Brooklyn or you're on the other side of the river in Jersey or Staten Island, there's there's always something special about where you're from and there's always something you don't like about where someone else is from so, you know, the the lines have been have been drawn in traditional sports for a while among a lot of different professional teams in New York and different sports package and we kind of embraced being New York see Sports org and and welcoming the larger tri-state area metro area if you will and we thought it was actually pretty fitting so long. We we really didn't get any pushback. I think that everyone was just kind of be here to jump in and compete and so who who was the best Long Island? Obviously one of the first competition so we're excited to see if Connecticut coming in now shakes it up a little bit. I love to see it. You know,

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"duty league" Discussed on W-Key Podcast

W-Key Podcast

04:39 min | 1 year ago

"duty league" Discussed on W-Key Podcast

"Yeah, you know, basically they they kind of dissolved like the owner ship kind of forced hex out of out of like the ownership Circle and and they sold it to a different company and it was still optic but it wasn't like optic it wasn't owned by the same people and fans were a little you know hurt by that obviously and has been working pretty hard to get it back and he finally got back sole ownership so he was dead. Is part owner in the Chicago Huntsman, I believe so, I don't know what what that holds. My assumption is. The Huntsman were going to be there. I don't know. I think he was part-owner. I don't think it was a full owner, but I don't know how optic at that at this point. I don't know how long it's going to get back into CDL cuz if if if a hundred thieves bought that slot optic would have to buy another slot. I think which I don't know if there's one that exists same thing you just like give enough money to make one if they have enough money they can I just throw some cash at, hey makes a slot. We want to play Things by I highly doubt. They're really Thursday. We're going to say no to more money coming in. But also at the same time I thought for sure I heard my back when CDL even started wasn't nadeshot all kind of up in a home his e about the fact that he had pay to get a slot for his team. I remember seeing like I thought he felt so entitled or whatnot, but he thought I think he was sad to pay my first thought that he should just get invited to to be in the league just cuz of what on a white who he is with aren't thieves named Kerry's I don't know. I thought I remember that story back that day when CDL first started. I'm not hooked up. thieves CDL What's this? When was this from our thieves will not participate in franchise Call of Duty League. Yeah, this is exactly this was August 29th. Almost exactly a year ago actually 2015. Aren't these has confirmed it will not participate in the franchise Call of Duty Global league in a video Insurance operating in terms of we just can't take that risk right now to make a finish convinced as long I don't remember what you mentioned about them him should just get a spot but I do remember what you're pulling up right now. Basically he.

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"duty league" Discussed on Esports Minute

Esports Minute

02:57 min | 1 year ago

"duty league" Discussed on Esports Minute

"Of Duty League spot. Ametrine Thursday Sportsman. It presented by E Sports Network the very first Esports minute ever some 350 episodes ago covered the drama surrounding optic gaming. Here's a quick refresher optic gaming was the most couple of Call of Duty team during the years the Call of Duty world league or cwl in 2018 things became complicated as optic was bought by Infinity Sports entertainment shortly afterwards if she sold the optic gaming brand two Immortals hex the longtime CEO of optic and then left become the co-ceo of NRG specifically looking over their new CDL team the Huntsman in the wrong year of the CDL Los Angeles optic the brand owned by The Immortals saw fans flocked to energies Huntsman instead of the classic optic logo. Now Immortals has washed their hands of it. They sold off. Optic brand back the heck's a few weeks ago and today dussehra tow reported that thieves acquired the optic spot from hex so it went to hex briefly. But because he is still part of the Chicago Huntsman the spot to put my hands once again, at least that's how it reads to me. It may be that Immortals just held onto the spot from the initial release and then sold that one to thieves. So they sold the optic brand to hex and the sponge directly to thieves. It's not exactly clear from either of the two reports nadeshot. The CEO and founder of Thieves is closely tied to optic he played for the Call of Duty team a long time back and his clothes with hex. They've filmed of content over the years and now he is back in the East sport that he made his name in over the last decade 100 thieves had a cwl team and one of the best rosters. In fact Bowen franchising happened nature. They said the order was priced out of Call of Duty Esports. I think all Call of Duty fans are pretty happy that's changed in all most parties have to be happy with how this worked out save possibly Immortals, but they woke Out of cash their checks fine in Mortals and 2019 acquired Infiniti sports and entertainment for 100 million dollars that came with the Houston Outlaws and optic and everything. They owned including a CDL School in a spot in the LCS infinite then sold the Outlaws to Beasley Media Group, which was reportedly for about forty million dollars sold optic back to hex and kept the spot in the LCS. I'd love to see what their books looked like right about now, but if it all adds up they may have paid about thirty million dollars for an LCS spot, which I think is kind of just the going rate for one of those thoughts this time still it's been a lot of massive properties that have flowed in and out of the Immortals over the last two years CDL in 2021 is going to be even more interesting and Activision Blizzard needs to be happy with this diesel add another popular Organization for fans to get behind and the new brands created for the 2020 season will be able to continue growing their fan bases with actual home events taking place in 2012. What God willing that's all fours episode of the Esports minute. As always. I'll be back tomorrow at the biggest Esports story today in just a few minutes..

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ReKTGlobal Secures $35M Financing Round to Support Its Growth

The Esports Minute

01:09 min | 1 year ago

ReKTGlobal Secures $35M Financing Round to Support Its Growth

"Wreck global defunding around a thirty five million dollars wrecked has quickly become. One of the largest eastwards operators in the world has been acquiring companies all over. He's for over the last few years on the team side. Wreck is the parent company of Rogue Atop Eastwards Organization best known for its League of Legends Europe team who qualified for worlds this year, they also have good rocket league apex rousers as well. They also have Dr Lupo incredibly Popular Streamer Roster for content creators. In addition to those teams and Lupo wrecked also owns the London Royal Ravens in the call of duty league outside of just those competitive teams though his also acquired green lit content, it content studio, full cube of Fan engagement platform, and fearless media a media agency. It's one of the most expansive companies, all of these sports at this point they also have a wide variety of celebrity investors. Those include musical artists like imagine, dragons, Steve, Aoki's Nicky, Romero as. well as athletes, Rudy Gobert Landon Collins and Taylor Fritz. They also brought on the founder of top dog, the rap group top artists like Kendrick Lamar schoolboy q Jay Rock Ciza, and I was shot personally my favorite label out there. So how'd had to give him a shout-out according to wreck CEO? They are also profitable. One of very few eastwards teams who can say that that's likely thanks to the wide variety of other companies they have under their belt. Investment was a debt capital raise meaning the money more. So alone than it is equity in the company and it came from summit partners. Summit is leaving private equity firm overseeing about twenty one billion dollars in total assets. It'll be interesting to see what rex intentions are with this debt capital raise. If I had to guess I would assume they're gonNA use it to acquire more companies in and around. East sports not necessarily to expand more games they already have a big president quite a few of the top games as it stands right now.

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OWL's New Commish

The Esports Minute

00:31 sec | 1 year ago

OWL's New Commish

"I'm dreams of these sports minute presented by sports network. Let's start with the O. WWL. Yesterday we cover the news at the overall League Commissioner was stepping down today was announced that you Hannah Ferries the commissioner of the call of Duty League is going to take over the same role. For the Oh wwl, her new title is head of Leagues as she will be in charge of two massive eastwards properties at the same time in conversations with exempts around the

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Halo Championship Series Pivots Due to Pandemic

The Esports Minute

01:47 min | 1 year ago

Halo Championship Series Pivots Due to Pandemic

"I want Halo Sports back I think all of you probably want Halo eastport back how a top fight beloved game only a decade ago has fallen so far out of public perception is a travesty. Well. Somebody players are invested in bringing it back. They've had to pivot due to the coronavirus the halo championship series or h was begging lot on the release of Halo Infinite but halo infinite was just delayed to twenty twenty one due to the virus. Now, the is still want to get some competition out there but they definitely are on the level of what we were hoping with infinite today. The HCC announced the halo five pro series between September twenty six and mid December the will host a combination of open professional tournaments culminating with four season. Championships, the is still operating the master chief collection, pro series or MTC pro series as well, but those games being played in Halo Three. This new series we played, in Halo, five as you may have guessed in this press release the ATS. Also said they're increasing weekly prizes for the MCC from five hundred dollars to one thousand dollars. If that doesn't sound like a ton, it's because it's not he'll has an eastward has fallen far from when it stood in direct competition to call duty mini are hoping for return and the ATS is the closest. Thing, we have the halo five pro series will have total prizes of sixty three thousand dollars that's split across four regions. The release of Halo. Incident was also going to bring East sports engine created by longtime eastwards, veterans, atom up Selah and Ryan. Thompson engine posts, a wide variety of eastwards partners including the call of Duty League, and plenty of the franchise partners of Activism Blizzards Eastport Sports Leagues Right now, the Halo five pro series and the MCC pro series are mostly place holders to keep longtime halo fans with some content if halo is returning. To a place among eastward top titles, it's going to happen with eastwards engine and halo infant but we're going to have to wait till twenty twenty one to see if that can become a reality

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"duty league" Discussed on The Center Ring esports podcast

The Center Ring esports podcast

09:56 min | 1 year ago

"duty league" Discussed on The Center Ring esports podcast

"Blasts saying corona has hit our bank account a little bit. . We gotTA restructure this if we want to really make it beneficial for the long haul. . So what they're doing is moving forward, , they will be increasing the participation fees paid two teams and reducing the prize money again. . The I feel like this was kind of lost in the tweet because their initial tweet didn't really explain very well, , the total sum paid by blast will remain identical. . Okay. . So I think that's important at the end of the day to realize that however the kicker here. . Is the players aren't necessarily seeing that payout for participation. . They see a lot of times in their contracts, , the prize money. . So you're taking away prize money to give it to direct payout to the ORG which you're like okay. . Well, , what's the big deal? ? It's all going to the same place not necessarily because pending on your contract pending on the Org again they only give you your pay right they give you what you agreed for on a payment and the prize money. . So the double whammy here is that they failed to consult the counter. . Strike Professional Players Association the CS. . On this manner question for you why do they have to do that? ? That's a very good question which I'm glad you brought it up because I always every time this comes up in the world of counterstrike with. . Like the CS PPA. . Up We were not consulted about this <hes>, , we will be speaking with them behind closed doors blah blah, , blah no one here <hes> heard about this at what point do they? ? Do you think they call an emergency meeting and say guys do people even know were around? ? Like do they like and I've said this before I feel like they have lost their own way whereas before it came out, , it was, , hey, , we wanna look out what's best for the players while also working with tournament organizers and or gigs. . To figure out what's best for like the system right now while then it's kind of turned into well, , no, , we feel like it should just be this way and we're going to create our own rankings because we don't like the way they do it <hes>. . You know things like that. . I? ? Guess. . You know perfect player union world. . Yes. . You would consult the players if you're going to change the payout. . However if they didn't need you to start it, , why would they consult you to change it? ? I'm probably GONNA take like a approach on this that if any players listening, I , apologize ahead of time but like in a way what Henry g did by releasing the salary information I, , say Henry Cloud Nine as the cloud nine decision right team decision to release salary? ? Information. . Like you're not gonNA get a ton of sympathy from me at least when it comes to a little bit more money going into the owners pockets because what I see like again, , this is one hundred percent my point of view I. . don't even know if you agree with this what? ? I what I see in counterstrike right now is a game that is getting to this <unk>. . Odd Breaking Point doesn't mean the game's going to go away or die or nothing like that. . I'm just saying it's at a point where. . There's just this top end were just really top heavy in the fall off to me is is fairly massive when it comes to the landscape or the overall ecosystem of counterstrike, , we're not seeing a ton of new teams invest into counterstrike. . We've talked to team owners that have said it's a bad investment other than getting your name out there like if you're willing if you're willing to put in the money to be one of the top five. . Great, , it's good recognition by kind of beyond that. . We see several team owners taking cheaper. Pats . just to stay. . Around in counter strike, , but not necessarily the compete at the highest level because they know. . To do that, , it's millions of dollars in now we see a contract for the first time right now I know that includes Alex is a buyout but let's just say he's he's making around three four hundred K. annually off of this contract. . Plus a buy out fee and then he's getting prize money from the six hundred events that go on throughout the year. . Right? ? It's not like blast has. . One. . Event there multiple events in including one pretty much. . Every weekend at this point, , right weather's blast or star ladder ESL or face it. . There's an event. . Every single weekend at this point players are making really good money. . Now I know there's a saying like, , well, , it's never enough right like you should be able to get whatever you're able to will. This . was an opportunity for the elders in blast toward together in make making a little bit more beneficial for the ORG is. . A huge problem in that. . If they didn't consult with them. It's . because they chose not to you know they didn't WanNa do it like we know you guys are making a ton of money. . We need ours. . Also a blast is still paying out the same amount, , but I do feel for ownership groups right now in counterstrike because it is so outrageously expensive ended it's taken away from us a little bit in my mind because of how inflated the cost of Gone We've seen. . Teams completely just wipe themselves out of counterstrike together we saw cloud nine one of the biggest stories take two year hiatus essentially from the game because they didn't want to compete at a high level. . That's what it came down to. . Right. They . have the money the one of the most valuable orange but chose not to spend. . Yeah. . In put all their resources into counterstrike instead don't have two dollar and team cloud nine the just enough to stay relevant. . That's it. . They did the <unk> again that we've seen several teams do let's keep our name in the game refloating around right. . If his top thirty we'RE STILL ON HDTV, , we're still going to be in a handful of events 'cause re cloud nine a but at the end of the day, , they didn't see it worthwhile to invest in the counter strike again, , they're coming back now but that's after they have two dollar and teams in they're probably saying good success in other areas. . Yeah. . Ah Let. . Me Tell you where I have a problem with because ultimately I think I leaned closer to you. . My problem is not that they didn't consult with the Players Association. . 'cause consulting means a conversation. . Right? ? My problem is if there was no heads up given because it's not like this is in the off season of blast there in the middle of the event, , right? ? They are still in the tournament mode four like the main blast that will eventually lead to like their big major, , right For blast. . That's where I have the issue because if you're if you're changing the prize pool mid tournament and not giving them a heads up I. . Understand the reason. . Obviously. . We don't know all the numbers, , but all we constantly hear about. . How you know the tournament organizers make barely any money and the owners encounter strike especially, , pretty much lose money. . Right. . Having a counter strike team. . And yet. . Always see from these players are Gucci watches you know Yeezy. . Right like they're doing pretty okay. . Not Every player I understand that. . But for the most part, , they're doing pretty okay with their salaries. . Heard. . From counterstrike pros saying that they won't go to events unless they're staying five star hotels for the most part like the best of the best tower tournament organizers where the. . Name anything here but there's a place will say locally where I'm not even kidding you next door, , there is a walkway, , a covered walkway that leads from the hotel to the place where they were having the event and the players didn't want to stay at the hotel because it wasn't nice enough and this hotel is a Sheridan. . It wasn't like a king to know knock on. . Lucina. . It's a shared. . Sakes. . Like. . Four Star Hotel Four Seasons or anything but. . Still pretty good and they wouldn't do it. . So then the tournament organizers had to switch the hotel, , right? ? The players went there and said, , nope, , this isn't up to our standards then switched the hotels and everything here like don't get it twisted. . And it's actress counterstrike I'd say most East sports athletes. . For being guys that like have very minimum requirements to get by in life like I've seen your room behind your Webcam right we know how some of these guys live they have very high standards when it comes to like pampering them. . So No, , I think for blast to take <hes> a conscious stand and be like we can't survive doing this. . Let me ask the players this would you rather have more prize money? ? Or. . Would you rather have? ? Would you rather have more prize money and blast fold after this because they can't afford To recoup or would you rather have? ? A reputable event. . In blast payout a little less give your or more money to hopefully that will come back to you in some way and then being able to continue because right now that's the only option you have chances are that money is not going back to them in some way though right like. . Chances are the orange will pocket money or use it for their expenses that even if? ? Up The fridge some you out. . You know we upgrade the stream room for you guys our facilitation. . Pull a microphone get you that private jet.

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Call of Duty Esports Move to PC

The Esports Minute

00:14 sec | 1 year ago

Call of Duty Esports Move to PC

"Even as most e sportsman played on the highest levels with. Caught he's sports stuck to its console routes well, not anymore today the call of Duty League announced the next season we played on PC, but players will have to use a controller. They can't use mouse and

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LEC Breaks Record

The Esports Minute

00:47 sec | 1 year ago

LEC Breaks Record

"East sports minute presented by sports network. Let's start with riot as a quicker one. The regional finals in Europe just wrapped and riot got exactly the magic they were hoping for in the finals do took on fanatic the matchup reach an average audience of eight hundred and twenty thousand viewers that's pretty staggering. For comparison, the call of Duty League set a new record for coal duty sports with. A peak, your ship of three, hundred and thirty thousand during this year's Champs Ama as you may have guessed from the name is the average viewership during the match, not the peak the peak for the finals was actually nine hundred and fifty thousand viewers, and this is a regional final. It's

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