Mar
23

Gfinity Opens The UK’s First Dedicated ESports Arena, Announces Second

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The following is a guest contribution from Roger R. Quiles, an attorney based in New York City. He received his undergraduate degree from Fordham University and his J.D. from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University. On March 20, 2015, Gfinity, the preeminent eSports tournament organization in the United Kingdom, opened the…
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Mar
17

Vulcun Ups The Ante To A $4 Million Prize Pool

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Last month, we wrote about Vulcun’s $1 Million prize pool for the 2015 LCS season. For those who don’t know, Vulcun is a daily fantasy eSports company that offers free and paid contests in a salary cap format. The $4 million prize pool represents a 400% increase from Vulcun’s prize pool of $1M announced a month ago…
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Feb
09

Vulcun Offering $1 Million Fantasy eSports Prize Pool

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Fantasy sports have become extremely popular in the US with daily fantasy sports becoming the most commonly played. Companies like FanDuel and DraftKings are already worth multi-millions by being the leaders in paid daily fantasy sports. Vulcun, a company founded by former pro eSports players, is now offering daily fantasy eSports in games such as…
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Feb
05

theScore Debuts Mobile eSports App

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On February 4th, mobile sports media company theScore launched a dedicated mobile app for eSports. We have recently looked into the growing popularity of eSports and the money involved in competitive gaming. It is estimated that more than 71 million people now watch eSports around the world, with viewing figures of competitive eSports contests now…
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Jan
29

Betting On Counter Strike: Big Money Amidst Match Fixing Risks

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The following is a guest contribution from Roger R. Quiles, an attorney based in New York City. He received his undergraduate degree from Fordham University and his J.D. from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University. This past weekend, Major League Gaming (“MLG”) held their first Counter Strike: Global Offensive tournament as…
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Jan
22

WME-IMG Acquires Global eSports Management

Global eSports Management was recently purchased by WME-IMG. Photo via shoryuken.com.

With the increasing popularity of the eSports thanks to the likes of Red Bull, and the platform Twitch (recently purchased by Amazon), WME-IMG has acquired Global eSports Management, according to Sports Business Daily’s Michael Smith. Global eSports Management is an international full-service eSports talent agency that manages clients across the pro gaming industry. WME-IMG will…
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Jan
12

University Of Pikeville Now Offering Athletic Scholarships For ESports

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The following is a guest contribution from Roger R. Quiles, an attorney based in New York City. He received his undergraduate degree from Fordham University and his J.D. from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University. The University of Pikeville is now the second university in the United States to recognize eSports,…
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Jan
10

ESports Tournament Finals Boasts Impressive Viewership

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The following is a guest contribution from Roger R. Quiles, an attorney based in New York City. He received his undergraduate degree from Fordham University and his J.D. from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University.  The popularity of eSports, or playing video games competitively for profit, has seen a drastic increase in…
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Feb
28

Conference On Gamer Technology Law

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What: The Sixth Annual Two-Day Conference on Gamer Technology Law When: March 31 – April 1, 2011 Where: Renaissance Los Angeles Hotel in Los Angeles, California (map) – Can also attend via Webcast. Thursday, March 31, 2011 8:00 am: Registration and Continental Breakfast 8:30 am: Introduction and Overview Seth J. Steinberg, Esq., Program Co-Chair Digital Arts Law /…
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Jan
18

ESPN Knows This Is No Game

It has been almost six full months since I last posted on the video gaming industry. If you are a long-time reader; however, you would know that I am a firm believer that agents have potential to thrive in this niche environment and that endorsements will continue to grow for video gamers. There have even…
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