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.
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Massive E-Sports Bars - 'Raiders E-Sports Centre' Has Over 30 HD TVs and 7,000 Square Feet of Space
SCORE 6.6
Warm 900 Clicks Pub: Aug 8, 16
Massive E-Sports Bars
'Raiders E-Sports Centre' Has Over 30 HD TVs and 7,000 Square Feet of Space
With e-sports viewership becoming almost as popular as physical sports viewership, it was only a matter of time before a sports bar got replaced by an e-sports bar, as is the case Raiders E-Sports... [More]
Competitive Gaming News Apps - The Yahoo Esports App is Designed to Keep Gamers in the Loop
SCORE 3.5
Mild 439 Clicks Pub: Apr 15, 16
Competitive Gaming News Apps
The Yahoo Esports App is Designed to Keep Gamers in the Loop
Yahoo is expanding its platform to include the world of competitive gaming with its new Yahoo Esports app. Esports is a growing industry with millions of players competing all over the world. Now... [More]
eSports Broadcasting Hubs - The YouTube Gaming Covers eSports Gaming Live and On-Demand
SCORE 4.9
Average 234 Clicks Pub: Jun 2, 16
eSports Broadcasting Hubs
The YouTube Gaming Covers eSports Gaming Live and On-Demand
Following the launch of YouTube Gaming, the video game streaming platform is now expanding as a hub for eSports gaming content. YouTube recently introduced Event Pages, which are designed to allow... [More]
Chinese eSports Streaming Platforms - 'Longzhu TV' is an Alternative Streaming Service for Gamers
SCORE 4.9
Average 465 Clicks Pub: Jun 14, 16
Chinese eSports Streaming Platforms
'Longzhu TV' is an Alternative Streaming Service for Gamers
Similar to the popular streaming service Twitch, Longzhu TV provides an alternative platform for Chinese gamers to stream eSports broadcasts. With tens of million of Chinese gamers watching live... [More]
eSports Gaming Laundromats - Samsung's 'LANdry' Cleaning Laundromat Appeals to Teens
SCORE 4
Average 229 Clicks Pub: Jul 7, 16
eSports Gaming Laundromats
Samsung's 'LANdry' Cleaning Laundromat Appeals to Teens
It’s not uncommon to find TVs, arcade machines and lounge areas in some high-end cleaning laundromat locations around the world, but Samsung’s ‘LANdry’ takes on-site... [More]
Social Media eSports Broadcasts - Activision Blizzard Will Now Stream eSports Events Via Facebook
SCORE 3.2
Mild 134 Clicks Pub: May 12, 16
Social Media eSports Broadcasts
Activision Blizzard Will Now Stream eSports Events Via Facebook
In an effort to take e-sports mainstream, computer game publisher Activision Blizzard announced that it will be teaming up with Facebook to broadcasts live events on social media. eSports is a... [More]
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