Why the esports audience is set to surge — and how brands can take advantage of increased fans and viewership

This is a preview of a research report from Business Insider Intelligence, Business Insider’s premium research service. To learn more about Business Insider Intelligence, click here. Current subscribers can read the report here. BI Intelligence Esports, which is short for electronic sports, refers to competitive video gaming watched by spectators. Esports are not as mainstream as traditional […]

Football Manager 2019: No official eSports for FM19 but “watch this space”

Football Manager 2019 has been praised for its accessibility, new features connected to training and the new UI upgrades. And while there will always be room for improvement, FM19 is shaping up to be a high point for the Sports Interactive series. Fans have noted the changes made to the game so far, with plenty […]

‘FIFA 19’ gets a UEFA eChampions League esports tournament

Earlier this year, EA scored a major coup by licensing the UEFA Champions League for FIFA 19 after the European soccer competition ended its partnership with Konami and PES. To no one’s surprise, it’s now giving the tournament the eSports treatment. The “eChampions League” will thus form another cog in the FIFA Global Series en […]

‘FIFA 19’ gets a UEFA eChampions League esports tournament

Earlier this year, EA scored a major coup by licensing the UEFA Champions League for FIFA 19 after the European soccer competition ended its partnership with Konami and PES. To no one’s surprise, it’s now giving the tournament the eSports treatment. The “eChampions League” will thus form another cog in the FIFA Global Series en […]

Blizzard esports app keeps you on top of league matches

BlizzCon is right around the corner, which means big tournaments are imminent — and Blizzard unsurprisingly wants to be sure you can follow along. It just launched a Blizzard Esports app for Android and iOS that provides news, schedules, score and live viewing (including alerts) for competitive events in the developer’s various franchises, such as […]

Legalized gambling could have major implications for esports

GUEST: On May 14, the United States Supreme Court struck down a federal law that prohibited states from legalizing betting on professional and collegiate sporting events, except in Nevada, the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA). Annually, over $ 150 billion is wagered on sports in the U.S. esports leagues. Without the PASPA in […]

Gamers from across the eSports industry are paying tribute to the victims of the Madden shooting in Jacksonville

Mark Wallheiser/Getty Images Several prominent gamers and eSports leagues mourned the victims of Sunday’s mass shooting at a Madden tournament in Jacksonville, Florida. The shooting occurred during the first event of the Madden eSports season. The shooting could prompt a re-evaluation of security measures at the growing number of eSports tournaments. The gaming community reacted […]

The next TBS esports series looks inside a major ‘CS:GO’ tournament

TBS has become an unexpected home for esports content over the last two years, though it’s mostly covered Eleague, the pro gaming circuit the cable network’s parent company Turner helped create. Its next show dives into the recent CS:GO pro tournament, Eleague Premier 2018, which wrapped at the end of July. While we know the […]