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North Carolina Bill Would Provide Tax Credits for Esports Events

A bill working its way through the North Carolina General Assembly would provide incentives for live esports events, including a 25 percent refundable tax credit for certain event productions whether they are held live or tape-delayed for broadcast. The bill, which has passed the House Appropriations Committee, would provide that incentive for productions that have […]

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NASCAR Continues Riding Popularity of iRacing

The success of NASCAR’s iRacing Series, which continued with a national broadcast this week of a virtual road race through the streets of Chicago, can still be considered a happy surprise by those within the sport. What started last year during the pandemic as a way to keep fans engaged while the sports world was […]

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Tim Schneider: Roots of a Travel Powerhouse: How Sports and Esports Move People

Tim Schneider, the chairman of the Sports Division at Northstar Meetings Group, is the founder of SportsTravel magazine, the TEAMS Conference and Expo and the EsportsTravel Summit. In this conversation with SportsTravel Editor and Publisher Jason Gewirtz, we talk with Schneider about the origins of SportsTravel and the sports-event industry itself, the growth of sectors such […]

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Cleveland Cavaliers Choose Esports Entertainment Group for Tournament Platform

Esports Entertainment Group has reached a multi-year deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers to be the official esports tournament platform provider of the NBA team. Under terms of the deal, Esports Entertainment Group will operate three co-branded esports tournaments annually for the Cavaliers using its Esports Gaming League platform. EGL’s services include the organization of esports […]

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Pittsburgh is a hotbed for esports and will host the 2021 EsportsTravel Summit, December 14–16. The event will feature the co-location of the United States eSports Federation Annual Meeting.
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United States eSports Federation Extends
Co-Location Agreement with EsportsTravel Summit

The United States eSports Federation (USeF) and Northstar Meetings Group, a division of Northstar Travel Group, have announced a multi-year extension of the agreement that makes the EsportsTravel Summit the exclusive home to the USeF’s Annual Meeting. The USeF is recognized as the National Governing Body of esports by the International Esports Federation. Hosted by […]

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Groups Organizing Adaptive Esports Tournament

Logitech is putting together a private, invite-only esports tournament designed specifically for gamers with disabilities. The company last year invited six teams in a virtual 2v2 Rocket League tournament for adaptive gamers. This year’s event will be organized by Logitech G, the AbleGamers Charity, Adaptive Action Sports and Mount Sinai. The group will launch a […]

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New Jersey Invests $200,000 in Atlantic City Esports Innovation Center

The New Jersey Economic Development Authority will invest $200,000 with Stockton University to support the establishment of an esports Innovation Center at the university’s Atlantic City campus. The funding will be used to provide staff support for the Innovation Center, which is expected to contribute to Atlantic City’s goal of becoming a hub for the […]

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HyperX Partners with NHL on Esports Championship

HyperX has announced a partnership with the National Hockey League to become the official gaming headset supplier of the 2021 NHL Gaming World Championship, the league’s signature esports event. During the one-year deal, HyperX will provide headsets to the GWC broadcast team and qualified competitors, engage in product placement opportunities throughout all phases of the […]

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NBA 2K League’s Gen.G Tigers Relocate to University Of Kentucky

Global esports organization Gen.G is relocating its NBA 2K League franchise, the Gen.G Tigers of Shanghai, to the University of Kentucky for its second season as the only team in the NBA2K League that is not affiliated with an NBA team. The Tigers will practice and compete in the University of Kentucky Federal Credit Union […]

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EGF Partners with Special Olympics New Jersey on Esports Season

The Electronic Gaming Federation, which organizes collegiate Division I esports and high school level leagues, has formed an expansive partnership with Special Olympics New Jersey to create EGFH Unified. Unified sports join people with and without disabilities (known as unified partners) on the same team to promote social inclusion through shared sports training and competition […]

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