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How Much Money Could Twitch's New Feature Bring In  http://tnl.media/esportsnews/2018/2/26/how-much-money-could-twitch-b...
02/27/2018
How Much Money Could Twitch's New Feature Bring In

How Much Money Could Twitch's New Feature Bring In http://tnl.media/esportsnews/2018/2/26/how-much-money-could-twitch-bits-bring-in-with-overwatch

TNL Take: In June of 2016, Twitch introduced bits and cheering and provided another means of monetization for streamers outside of subscriptions. In the simplest terms, viewers purchase bits (the lowest price is $1.40 for 100 bits) and then give them to streamers in the form of cheering. Twitch Bits

What Does Esports "Success" Look Like For Sports Leagues  http://tnl.media/esportsnews/2018/2/19/what-does-esports-succe...
02/20/2018
What Does Esports "Success" Look Like For Sports Leagues

What Does Esports "Success" Look Like For Sports Leagues http://tnl.media/esportsnews/2018/2/19/what-does-esports-success-look-like-for-sports-leagues

Industry Guest Post: Brett Morris is a former Senior Vice President for Mark Cuban (MarkCubanCompanies.com) and former President/COO of esports innovator Super League Gaming (SuperLeague.com). He’s now a consultant in esports and other emerging technologies and can be reached at [email protected]...

Australia and Esports: The Challenges and Opportunity  http://tnl.media/esportsnews/2018/2/4/australia-and-esports-the-o...
02/06/2018
Australia and Esports: The Challenges and Opportunity

Australia and Esports: The Challenges and Opportunity http://tnl.media/esportsnews/2018/2/4/australia-and-esports-the-obstacles-and-opportunity

Industry Guest Post: Dave Harris has spent over 15 years in traditional sports with his last major role being General Manager at National Rugby League. Dave is currently the Managing Director of Guinevere Capital Esports & Entertainment with a portfolio including LG Dire Wolves, Supa-Stellar, S

Facebook Launches Gaming Creator Program Aimed At Twitch, YouTube  http://tnl.media/esportsnews/2018/1/29/facebook-launc...
01/30/2018
Facebook Launches Gaming Creator Program Aimed At Twitch, YouTube

Facebook Launches Gaming Creator Program Aimed At Twitch, YouTube http://tnl.media/esportsnews/2018/1/29/facebook-launches-gaming-creator-program-aimed-at-twitch-youtube

TNL Take: To get some insight into how Facebook and Mark Zuckerburg view competition, read this fantastic article on their war with Google over Google Plus. My favorite part is when he addresses his Facebook army and quotes Roman senator Cato the Elder: “You know, one of my favorite Roman orators ...

EA, Disney, NFL Sign Multi-Year Distribution Deal For Madden Esports  http://tnl.media/esportsnews/2018/1/27/ea-disney-n...
01/29/2018
EA, Disney, NFL Sign Multi-Year Distribution Deal For Madden Esports

EA, Disney, NFL Sign Multi-Year Distribution Deal For Madden Esports http://tnl.media/esportsnews/2018/1/27/ea-disney-nfl-sign-multi-year-distribution-for-madden-esports

TNL Take: It's not even February and we've seen several major announcements related to esports media rights and sports leagues: Twitch gets Overwatch League Major League Soccer and EA Sports announce eMLS Facebook garners exclusive rights to ESL content Twitch signs second 3rd party exclusive deal

Australia and Esports: Years Behind But The Potential To Innovate - Part 1  http://tnl.media/esportsnews/2018/1/23/austr...
01/24/2018
Australia and Esports: Years Behind But The Potential To Innovate - Part 1

Australia and Esports: Years Behind But The Potential To Innovate - Part 1 http://tnl.media/esportsnews/2018/1/23/australia-and-esports-years-behind-but-the-potential-to-innovate-part-1

Industry Guest Post: Dave Harris has spent over 15 years in traditional sports with his last major role being General Manager at National Rugby League. Dave is currently the Managing Director of Guinevere Capital Esports & Entertainment with a portfolio including LG Dire Wolves, Supa-Stellar, S

Facebook's Exclusive ESL Deal Is About Media Rights  http://tnl.media/esportsnews/2018/1/20/facebook-signs-exclusive-bro...
01/22/2018
Facebook's Exclusive ESL Deal Is About Media Rights

Facebook's Exclusive ESL Deal Is About Media Rights http://tnl.media/esportsnews/2018/1/20/facebook-signs-exclusive-broadcasting-deal-with-esl

TNL Take: Going back to June 2016, we've said the biggest threat to Twitch in live esports was Facebook instead of YouTube. We even analyzed Youtube and Twitch directly stating the formers dominance in all things VOD. Since Facebook entered the esports space, they've done a slew of content deals inc

How Did Overwatch League Viewership Perform In Week 1?  http://tnl.media/esportsnews/2018/1/16/how-did-overwatch-league-...
01/17/2018
How Did Overwatch League Viewership Perform In Week 1?

How Did Overwatch League Viewership Perform In Week 1? http://tnl.media/esportsnews/2018/1/16/how-did-overwatch-league-viewership-perform-in-week-1

TNL Take: It's only Week 1. It's only Week 1. It's only Week 1. Repeat as necessary. With so much money and hype riding on Overwatch League, how exactly did Week 1 perform from a viewership perspective? Again, this doesn't take into account a slew of other Overwatch League monetization options like

NETGEAR Partners With Overwatch League Team Seoul Dynasty  http://tnl.media/esportsbrandtracker/2018/1/9/netgear-becomes...
01/10/2018
NETGEAR Partners With Overwatch League Team Seoul Dynasty

NETGEAR Partners With Overwatch League Team Seoul Dynasty http://tnl.media/esportsbrandtracker/2018/1/9/netgear-becomes-exclusive-jersey-logo-partner-with-seoul-dynasty

TNL Take: With Overwatch League set to debut today there was a flurry of news during yesterday's Media day including a 2-year Twitch distripartnership as well as another brand partner. Earlier this week with the launch of Nighthawk® Pro Gaming (NPG) , NETGEAR is establishing deeper ties with the es...

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