Three Easy Branding Ideas for Small Businesses

Perhaps you have your logo, your Instagram account up and slowly growing, and a website that shows your portfolio—but the inquiries aren’t pouring in like you thought they’d be. Or maybe you started your business three years ago and you put together a simple logo and Facebook page. Then, before you knew it, business was…Continue readingThree Easy Branding Ideas for Small Businesses

Twitch launches dedicated directory for esports

Amazon-owned live streaming platform Twitch has launched a dedicated directory for esports tournaments, teams, and players. The hub is said to make “the world of esports streaming more intuitive and accessible.” Image credit: Twitch RELATED: ESL and DreamHack enter three-year broadcast deal with Twitch Twitch’s newly-formed esports section includes a directory that lists live tournaments, a list…Continue readingTwitch launches dedicated directory for esports

Playwire acquires rights to represent Misfits Gaming Group

North American organisation Misfits Gaming Group has awarded Playwire the rights to represent it throughout 2020. The expanded partnership will see Playwire provide “access to previously unreachable brands and media agencies.” Photo credit: Riot Games RELATED: Misfits Gaming Group plans fundraising events with Softgiving Playwire will also manage all media agency sales for Misfits Gaming Group…Continue readingPlaywire acquires rights to represent Misfits Gaming Group

World Economic Forum advocates ‘thoughtful’ blockchain implementation for supply chain post-Covid-19

The World Economic Forum (WEF) has launched a blockchain deployment toolkit aimed at presenting guidelines for implementation best practices – as the body urges that beyond the coronavirus pandemic a ‘thoughtful’ outlook for the technology is required. The toolkit is the result of more than a year’s work by the WEF, working with more than…Continue readingWorld Economic Forum advocates ‘thoughtful’ blockchain implementation for supply chain post-Covid-19

Opinion: It’s too early to jump on the VALORANT esports bandwagon

Riot Games‘ launch of VALORANT, its free-to-play first-person shooter, went extremely well in terms of viewership and reception. Built with competition at the forefront of the mind, it’s of little surprise that it took players just a matter of days to market themselves as professional VALORANT players. In some cases, it even happened before the…Continue readingOpinion: It’s too early to jump on the VALORANT esports bandwagon

Pearson launches esports BTEC with British Esports Association

The British Esports Association has partnered with British educational company Pearson to devise a BTEC qualification for esports. The qualification is said to be “skilled-focused” and a “major step forward” in creating esports careers in the United Kingdom. Logo credits: Pearson, British Esports Association RELATED: British Esports Association partners with North America Scholastic Esports Federation The…Continue readingPearson launches esports BTEC with British Esports Association

ESL Pro League has strongest showing yet with eleventh season

The ESL Pro League was on more screens than ever before with its eleventh season, despite having to make adjustments due to COVID-19. According to data from ESL, the event reached a new record in concurrent viewers across all platforms with 489,120. The average minute audience for the league was 164,494, a 215.5 percent increase over Season…Continue readingESL Pro League has strongest showing yet with eleventh season

From MLG to Vindex: The story of Mike Sepso

In October 2019, MLG co-founders Mike Sepso and Sundance DiGiovanni launched a new venture, Vindex, with $60 million (£46.6 million) in funding. When they first started working together back in the early 2000s, they couldn’t convince anybody to invest in their ideas. What happened in that period that saw them evolve from zeroes to heroes?…Continue readingFrom MLG to Vindex: The story of Mike Sepso

Northwell Health joins IBM blockchain supplier network – reports

Northwell Health, New York’s largest healthcare provider, has joined IBM’s Rapid Supplier Connect blockchain network to assist with provisions for the Covid-19 pandemic. Rapid Supplier Connect, in the words of IBM, is a ‘consolidated source for buyers to meet non-traditional suppliers and see their inventory availability.’ It provides emergency supplier onboarding and inventory availability, helping…Continue readingNorthwell Health joins IBM blockchain supplier network – reports

YANA unveils AS Roma, Fnatic, NiP, North, and more as participants

You Are Not Alone (YANA) has unveiled the first wave of participants and events for its event on May 2nd. The initiative has been launched to connect people through gaming as much of the world is still working through lockdown due to COVID-19. Image credit: YANA RELATED: You Are Not Alone event founded to unite 10…Continue readingYANA unveils AS Roma, Fnatic, NiP, North, and more as participants