Big business drives South Korean esports craze

Esports talent in South Korea is getting a boost from big business and easing of decade-old gaming ban

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Nigerian gamers go pro amid esports boom

Gamers in Nigeria and across Africa are increasingly turning to the growing esports industry as a way to make money.

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China’s esports powerhouse hit by new rules

China is the world’s biggest esports market with an estimated 5,000-plus teams, but the government’s tough new rules aimed at curbing gaming addiction are set to make professional careers more difficult.

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Singapore’s largest esports centre aims to host 10 events this year

Singapore’s esports ecosystem is getting a level-up, with a new facility at Kallang Wave Mall. The 12,000 square feet establishment aims to host 10 events this year. It joins a growing list of esports spaces, as the country aims to be a regional hub for competitive gaming.

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Esports tournament organiser ESPL raises S$2.6m in pre-Series A funding

A Singapore esports tournament organiser, Esports Players League, aims to expand into some of the world’s most lucrative gaming markets after bagging about S$2.6 million in pre-Series A funding. The company is currently in 16 countries across Asia, Europe, and America.

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Esports program at local college is helping churn out pro-gamers: VENN + 5 Live

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Few things can seem more daunting than programming software. But like most things, once you grasp the principles, the world is your oyster. You can teach kids, or yourself for that matter,how to program their very own video game with Nintendo’s new ‘Game Builder Garage’. It’s a game that teaches you how to create games,and the adorable, intuitive gameplay will hook kids and adults alike. Best of all, it’s only $29.99 versus a lot of other $60 dollar titles for the Nintendo switch.

The Olympics are back this summer and fans around the world will have more access than ever before to the world’s finest athletes, thanks to a partnership between the Olympic committee and the streaming service Twitch. The events themselves won’t be broadcast on stream, but twitch will have a dedicated channel covering the games. We’re looking forward to live Q & A’s, interviews,interactive features, and more coming at the end of July when the games kick off.

Having a career as a professional video game player was pretty much a pipe dream until very recently. But gaming is one of the fastest growing markets in the world and more jobs open up in the industry every year. Some colleges now offer both intramural and varsity programs for competitive gamers and students looking to go into esports broadcasting and designing the technology that makes it all work. Venn recently ranked the top 10 esportsprograms in the U.S. The top 3 schools were U.C. Irvine, Miami University,and Michigan State.
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North Broad Will Be the New Home to Nerd Street Gamers eSports Headquarters | NBC10

South Philly is the heart of Philadelphia sports, but North Broad is welcoming the growing eSports industry to the neighborhood. NBC10’s Tim Furlong has the details on the new eSports corporate headquarters coming to Philadelphia this summer.
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