eSports Mainstream

Competitive online gaming moves toward the realm of spectator sport

Implications - As the audience for competitive online gaming grows, a number of innovative platforms have emerged to serve to connect this fast-growing community. Related to the proliferation of accessible streaming services and a new demand for competitive gaming news, this progression demonstrates the role of Prosumerism in transforming a form of personal entertainment into a spectator sport.
SCORE: 3.9
This Year and Untested Top 6 Examples: 1,692 Total Clicks Jul 15 - Jun 16
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Competitive Gaming News Apps - The Yahoo Esports App is Designed to Keep Gamers in the Loop
SCORE: 3.8
Mild 380 Clicks Pub: Apr 15, 16
Competitive Gaming News Apps
The Yahoo Esports App is Designed to Keep Gamers in the Loop
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eSports Broadcasting Hubs - The YouTube Gaming Covers eSports Gaming Live and On-Demand
SCORE: 5.2
This Year and Mild 200 Clicks Pub: Jun 2, 16
eSports Broadcasting Hubs
The YouTube Gaming Covers eSports Gaming Live and On-Demand
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SCORE: 5.2
This Year and Untested 373 Clicks Pub: Jun 14, 16
Chinese eSports Streaming Platforms
'Longzhu TV' is an Alternative Streaming Service for Gamers
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4K Game-Streaming Services - Hitbox Will Stream Live eSports Events In Glorious 4K
SCORE: 2.3
Untested 121 Clicks Pub: Nov 4, 15
4K Game-Streaming Services
Hitbox Will Stream Live eSports Events In Glorious 4K
Hitbox.tv is a highly innovative and exciting new gaming streaming service, offered up by a company based in Vienna, Austria, that is looking to shake up the world of game broadcasting services.... [More]
Social Media eSports Broadcasts - Activision Blizzard Will Now Stream eSports Events Via Facebook
SCORE: 3.5
Untested 124 Clicks Pub: May 12, 16
Social Media eSports Broadcasts
Activision Blizzard Will Now Stream eSports Events Via Facebook
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Pro Sporting News Apps - This App Provides News and Updates From Competitive Gaming Leagues
SCORE: 1.7
Untested 494 Clicks Pub: Jul 1, 15
Pro Sporting News Apps
This App Provides News and Updates From Competitive Gaming Leagues
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