Sponsorships. The largest contributor to eSports explosive growth.

The eSports industry has grown at a tremendous pace over the past few years. Per a report from Newzoo, total eSports revenue jumped from $493 million in 2016 to $655 million in 2017, and total revenue could exceed $900 million in 2018. Our interactive dashboard for the eSports industry outlines the market’s performance over the past few years, and its outlook for the …

Most money comes from Sponsorships, which are in a limited access system

Sponsorships and advertising hold most of the esports opportunities Advertisers have been trying to get into gaming for years but it’s been tricky to crack when most developers aren’t commercially set up to make money beyond video games sales. Most of the money being poured into esports goes to sponsorships and advertising. Fees paid to games developers are set to …

EU warned! copyright reform threatens the ‘vibrant free web’

María Sefidari Huici, chair of the Wikimedia Foundation, writes: “Next week, the European Parliament will decide how information online is shared in a vote that will significantly affect how we interact in our increasingly connected, digital world. We are in the last few moments of what could be our last opportunity to define what the Internet looks like in the future. “The …