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MTG sees 90% viewership growth for eSports in 2019

Modern Times Group’s (MTG) portfolio company ESL, the world’s largest eSports company, has announced significant growth across multiple metrics for major ESL tournaments in the first seven months of 2019.…

Fortnite Season 10 sees 40% spike in BT broadband traffic

Fortnite Season 10 sees 40% spike in BT broadband traffic

BT internet traffic saw an 40 per cent increase in traffic in the space of an hour when Fortnite Season 10 was released in the UK at 9am on August…

Roblox supasses 100m players

Kids’ video game title Roblox has passed 100 million monthly users – which is more than the 91 million Minecraft had back in March, according to Google data. It is…

Twitch’s Ninja jumps to Microsoft’s Mixer

Twitch, Amazon’s popular video game streaming platform has lost one of its biggest stars having seen him jump ship to rival site Mixer, owned by Microsoft. Tyler Blevins, known more…

StreamMetrics launches eSports Audience Measurement

StreamMetrics, the measurement and data analytics company, has announced the launch of StreamMetrics Audience Measurement, a new syndicated data service that demystifies live-stream and eSports viewership by accurately measuring audience…

SK Telecom launches 5G AR & VR services for eSports

SK Telecom launches 5G AR & VR services for eSports

SK Telecom has announced the launch of three 5G AR and VR services – ‘Jump AR’, ‘LCK* VR Live Broadcasting’ and ‘VR Replay’ – to offer a more realistic and…

ONE launches eSports championship; Alimurung CEO

ONE launches eSports championship; Alimurung CEO

The Asian global sports media property, ONE Championship, has launched what it says is Asia’s largest eSports world championship series with ONE Esports’ first confirmed events of the 2019-2020 season.…

Kroenke to acquire League of Legends slot for $30m

Kroenke to acquire League of Legends slot for $30m

Kroenke Sports & Entertainment, owner of Arsenal FC, the Denver Nuggets and the Los Angeles Gladiators, has agreed to a deal that will see it acquire Echo Fox’s League of…

Gaming, eSports continue to lift MTG

Gaming, eSports continue to lift MTG

Modern Times Group (MTG) has published its Q2 financial results, saying it continues to deliver on its strategic direction with sales growth increasing with 14 per cent in both investment…

MTG’s Kongregate acquires Bit Heroes

Modern Times Group (MTG) portfolio company Kongregate – a cross-platform game publisher and web gaming destination –  has confirmed the acquisition of Bit Heroes, a successful indie mobile and web…

MTG: $11m investments in gaming & eSports start-ups

MTG: $11m investments in gaming & eSports start-ups

Modern Times Group (MTG), the Swedish operational investment company focusing on, eSports and gaming entertainment opportunities worldwide, has revealed its latest VC Fund investments ahead of the company’s Q2 2019…

Study: Traditional TV far from dead

Study: Traditional TV far from dead

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, a professional services firm, and digital media consulting company, Vorhaus Advisors, have released their inaugural Digital Strategy Study, which analyses the state of media and content…

Report: Record $9.6bn games investment in last 18 months

Digi-Capital’s new Games Investment Report Q3 2019 shows that after a record $5.8 billion games investment in 2018, VC and strategic games investors poured another $3.8 billion into games companies…

Netflix green-lights Cuphead series

Netflix green-lights Cuphead series

Netflix and King Features Syndicate, a part of Hearst Entertainment and Syndication, have jointly announced a new animated series The Cuphead Show!, based on Studio MDHR’s award-winning video game Cuphead.…

FIFA eWorld Cup returns to London in August

FIFA has announced that the FIFA eWorld Cup will return to London later this year, confirming that this season’s pinnacle event will once again take place at The O2 from…