‘Call of Duty: Warzone’ gets support for private matches

By battle royale, battleroyale, call of duty, call of duty: warzone, callofduty, callofdutywarzone, engadget, esports, gaming, infinity ward, infinityward

Call of Duty: Warzone esports are about to get much more intriguing after the latest patch added support for private matches. The feature is in beta and, at the outset, you’ll need at least 50 players to start a battle royale match, 30 players for a…

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China entertainment and media outlook 2020-2024E

By advertising, chinainternetwatch, ciw premium, entertainment, esports, Media & Entertainment, Smart TV, Virtual Reality

Total entertainment and media revenue in China is expected to increase at a compound annual growth rates (CAGR) of 3.6% over the next five years, which is higher than the global average of 2.8%, according to the latest report by PwC.  Digital revenues experienced a drop in 2020 but are expected to grow at 5.4% […]

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Garmin’s new smartwatch lets streamers show real-time heart rates

By activity tracker, activitytracker, engadget, esports, garmin, garmin instinct, garmininstinct, gear, gps smartwatch, gpssmartwatch, heart-rate, heartrate, livestreaming, News, smartwatch

Watch a Twitch streamer playing horror game du jour Phasmophobia, progressing in a tense esports tournament or perfecting a speedrun, and you might see their current heart rate on their feed. Garmin is offering broadcasters another way to laye…

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What Activision’s YouTube deal says about Call of Duty esports

By activision, activision blizzard, call of duty, call of duty league, cdl, engadget, esports, gaming, News, overwatch, Twitch, video games, youtube

This January, Activision signed a multi-year deal with YouTube, making it the exclusive home of both the Call of Duty and Overwatch leagues, ditching Twitch entirely. The Call of Duty League has 1.1 million YouTube subscribers, and its 2020 ch…

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Call of Duty League is moving to four-player teams next season

By activision, call of duty, call of duty black ops cold war, call of duty league, callofdutyblackopscoldwar, callofdutyleague, cdl, engadget, esports, gaming, News

The 2020 Call of Duty League (CDL) season wrapped up over the weekend, with Dallas Empire claiming the title and $1.5 million in prize money. But one member of that championship squad could miss out next year. The league is moving from five-pl…

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China game live streaming revenues to double by 2021

By Bilibili, chinainternetwatch, ciw premium, Douyu, esports, Huya, live-streaming, Media & Entertainment, online gaming, social media

Tencent proposed that the top two online gaming streaming platforms Douyu and Huya enter into a stock-for-stock merger, as a result of which Huya or its subsidiary would acquire each outstanding ordinary share of Douyu. Is China’s game live streaming market that lucrative? Let’s dig into some data. Game live streaming users dropped to 68.12 […]

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Overwatch League’s online-only playoffs start on September 3rd

By activision blizzard, blizzard, blizzard entertainment, engadget, entertainment, esports, gaming, News, overwatch, overwatch league

If something is working, don’t fix it. That’s the approach Blizzard is taking to Overwatch League’s upcoming playoffs, which will start on September 3rd. After the success of its May Melee and Summer Showdown series, OWL is once again adopting a high…

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China eSports market overview and forecast 2020

By 5g, Bilibili, chinainternetwatch, ciw premium, esports, Huya, live-streaming, Media & Entertainment

The revenue of the eSports market in China exceeded 100 billion yuan in 2019 and it is expected to exceed 160 billion yuan in 2021. In the future, the commercial development of eSports will further contribute to the growth of the overall eSports market. China eSports Market Development (Click to see larger image) The industry […]

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Overwatch League re-focuses around a tournament format

By activision blizzard, blizzard, blizzard entertainment, engadget, entertainment, esports, esportssg, gaming, News, overwatch, overwatch league, summer showdown, video games

When Overwatch League’s next major competition starts on June 13th, it will make use of the same format as its recent May Melee tournament. The Summer Showdown will kick off with three weeks of qualifying matches that will culminate in two weekend-lo…

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Overwatch League viewership doubled under its tournament format

By activision blizzard, activisionblizzard, blizzard, engadget, esports, gaming, News, overwatch, overwatch league, overwatchleague, youtube

Overwatch League (OWL) viewership doubled this past weekend as Blizzard experimented with a tournament format. The average audience per minute (AMA) was 63,000 — a big increase from 31,000 the previous week. That marks OWL’s best viewership since th…

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