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Denstu hires ex-EA VP of esports Brent Koning

Esports / Wednesday, November 30, 2022
Dentsu has hired former EA vice president of esports Brent Koning as its executive vice president and global gaming lead. Dentsu, which works in advertising, public relations and market research, added its gaming vertical in 2021. Koning’s esports highlights at EA include launching the FIFA Ultimate Team Championship...

Dentsu brings on former EA esports exec Brent Koning

Esports / Wednesday, November 30, 2022
Dentsu has hired former EA vice president of esports Brent Koning as its executive vice president and global gaming lead. Dentsu, which works in advertising, public relations and market research, added its gaming vertical in 2021. Koning’s esports highlights at EA include launching the FIFA Ultimate Team Championship...

Odds against Rivalry despite record revenue

Esports / Tuesday, November 29, 2022
Rivalry continues to burn investors’ funds despite reporting record revenue. The Canadian betting company reported a $4.41 million net loss for the three months period ended Sept. 30 and increased its total accumulated deficit to $42.69 million. Rivalry handled a betting volume of $51.8 million, with 90%...

Weekend Hitts: Scrambling to build competitive yet affordable rosters

Esports / Monday, November 28, 2022
While NFL and college football were the main courses for North America over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, esports was still more than just a side dish for the rest of the world. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive was in full-swing with its $425,000 Blast Premier Fall Finals, and the...

Esports growth not leading to increase in financial gain for those involved

Daily / Monday, November 28, 2022
Despite esports's “growth and appeal to the young consumers traditional sports owners are desperate to attract,” the "money has not followed,” according to Kellen Browning of the N.Y. TIMES. Some sports owners have “soured on the industry’s short-term prospects” after discovering that the "methods that make money in traditional...

Dubai Esports Festival 2022 wraps up with PUBG Global Championship

Esports / Wednesday, November 23, 2022
The 12-day Dubai Esports Festival (DEF) 2022 concluded Nov. 12 at the Dubai Exhibition Centre, showing the nation's growing influence in esports and gaming by hosting the 2022 PUBG Championship. With the support of Dubai’s Department of Economy and Tourism (DET) and Chinese esports company VSPN, the DEF also...

NHL rebrands esports tourney, highlights EA involvement

Daily / Wednesday, November 23, 2022
The NHL announced a “new name and an expanded programming schedule” for its sixth season of esports programming around EA Sports' NHL game, according to Carol Schram of THE HOCKEY NEWS. Previously known as the NHL Gaming World Championship, the tournament “sees a name change” to the EA Sports...
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