Research firm expects US to lead the burgeoning eSports market, which should eclipse $1 bilion by 2019 eSports market to grow 43% to $463m in 2016 – Newzoo
Even as other non-game brands and product companies adapt to mobile, games revenue is still 4.43 times more than the rest of the App Stores categories combined Games still dominated the iOS app store in Q4 Continue reading
ESPN just got a lot more serious about their eSports coverage ESPN Launches Vertical to Cover eSports, Competitive Gaming
Watch Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London, endorsing the event from inside Minecraft London is getting a 10-day ‘Games Festival’ this April Continue reading
Ad dollars spent on TV by the video game sector increased 47 percent last year vs. 2014, according to research firm iSpot.tv’s data Gamemakers spent nearly $630M on TV ads in 2015
Starting this weekend, the University League of Legends Campus Series will kick off–with 32 different schools from the U.S. and Canada League of Legends College Tournament Sees Teams Battling for $660,000 in Scholarship Money Continue reading
Going to Pocket Gamer Connects in London next week (Jan 18-19 2016)? Join us for a chat on mobile eSports and monetization and don’t forget to enter our special PGC tournament for all conference visitors!
To enter the tournament you will need to download our newest title Pocket Rally by Illusion Magic Studio and follow the simple registration instructions. No money deposits necessary!
Cashplay will be running two separate tournaments for iOS and Android users on both the 18th and the 19th of January (4 tournaments in total).
We are giving away $250 for each tournament, the prize will be shared between the 3 top players. More info at PGC London!
Download the game now and start practicing!
The year is young and everyone in the industry is eager to make predictions and highlight the upcoming trends. Others look back to sum up 2015, which was an important year for mobile games, eSports and VR, among other things. Have a great weekend and enjoy our weekly gaming and tech industry news roundup! Continue reading