Riot Games Esports Co-Head Talks ‘League of Legends’ 2017 World Championship

The world’s top competitive video gamers are facing off in China over the next few weeks for the League of Legends 2017 World Championship, one of the premier tournaments in the fast-growing world of esports. Hosted by Riot Games, the company that makes the popular League of Legends (LoL) online game, the tournament’s early rounds […] Read more »

Where Are Sports Videogames in the American eSports Explosion?

Curiously absent in the recent and gigantic uptick of eSports enthusiasm in America, are sports video games. League of Legends’ world championship sold out the Staples Center and drew more viewership than The Masters in 2o13, but games such as Madden, FIFA and NBA 2K have not yet begun to approach that level of attracting […] Read more »

FanDuel acquires AlphaDraft to get into esports

Big companies are starting to see a lot of potential to make money in esports. A day after DraftKings announced it’s expanding into esports next month with daily-fantasy games for League of Legends, competitor FanDuel is doing the same through an acquisition. The company has purchased the daily-fantasy startup AlphaDraft, which debuted earlier this year to […] Read more »

FanDuel announces acquisition of leading esports platform AlphaDraft

PRESS RELEASE: Strategic alliance marks FanDuel’s entry into the rapidly growing fantasy eSports market NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–September 24, 2015– FanDuel Inc. (www.fanduel.com), the largest one-day fantasy sports operator, today announced it has acquired leading fantasy eSports platform, AlphaDraft. Marking its entry into the fantasy eSports market, FanDuel will leverage the partnership to enhance and expand […] Read more »