The global eSports and games streaming industry will be worth $US3.5 billion by 2025; rising from $2.1 billion in 2021. The figures are contained in a new report by Juniper Research. This represents a growth of 70 per cent over the next four years making it one of the fastest

The emergence of esports represents a fundamental cultural shift in the world of sports and entertainment. That’s the view of Clayton Larcombe, Chief Investment Officer P.A.C Capital who runs an active index fund (P.A.C. Capital Global Esports Fund) investing in esports opportunities around the world. For now, at least, the

The Commonwealth Bank of Australia again increased its IT spend last year as it chases CEO Matt Comyn’s $5 billion vision of being Australia’s digital leader. Australia’s largest bank says it now has 7.4 million “digitally active customers”, up more than 400,000 from the previous year. Financial results released today

The world of offline sports has twisted itself in knots trying to keep itself afloat in the COVID era. However, at least parts of the esports world seem to be in rude health, based on the prize pools available. This week ESL Australia and Psyonix announced that players in the

Twitch, the gaming streaming platform which Amazon bought for a billion dollars in 2014, itself made a small but strategic purchase today. It acquired IGDB, (Internet Games Database), a business that aggregates information about games. That information includes details such as “genre, platforms supported, description, member and critic ratings and

An official launch, interest from overseas Organisations, and the Limbonauts Paladins team scrims against the competition leader. Plus the final wrap-up on the CS:GO changes. Each day we will update readers on the progress, regress, and distress of launching the Limbonauts esports organisation, along with the process of bringing a

We asked Which-50’s gaming writer Jack Birmingham to launch an esports organisation and bring an international tournament to Australian, then write about it – pretty simple assignment for a journalism cadet I’m sure you will agree. Each day we will update readers on the progress, regress, and distress caused by

In the world’s first truly digital sport, esports, analytics is emerging as a key competitive advantage, and the technology industry is taking note — and writing cheques. Last year, SAP signed a three-year sponsorship deal with one of the world’s biggest esports teams — US-based Team Liquid — and the

Optus will become a major partner of Legacy Esports, the professional gaming team owned by the Adelaide Crows. Terms of the deal were not disclosed but the telco said it is a “long term” deal which will include branding rights and content creation. Legacy Esports is a professional gaming organisation

The sheer scale of content consumption from the recent Intel Extreme Masters (IEM) Sydney esports event demonstrates the powerful levels of engagement by fans in the sector. Content generated from the tournament was viewed over 55 million times across all platforms including by over 20 million viewers tuning in across