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Overwatch League Playoffs Moving to Hawaii

The 2021 Overwatch League Playoffs and Grand Finals will be held in Hawaii instead of the originally scheduled live events in Dallas and Los Angeles “due to significant changes in the environment affecting travel for some teams,” the league announced on Thursday. The league has played four global tournaments at the University of Hawaii this […]

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Events DC Launches Mid-Atlantic Esports Conference

Events DC will launch its own collegiate esports conference in partnership with Game Gym that will host competitions and other esports programs for colleges and universities in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. The Mid-Atlantic Esports Conference will be designed to create local rivalries and foster friendly competition among the participating universities and support the development […]

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Mid-American Conference Schools Form Esports Collegiate Conference

The Mid-American Conference will have its 12 member schools form the Esports Collegiate Conference starting with the 2020–2021 academic year with fall and spring seasons in a variety of titles. The Esports Collegiate Conference will provide structure, scheduling and championship opportunities and will operate separately from the Mid-American Conference. The founding members are University of […]

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Safety is Priority Before Return to Play, Says NBA Union Director

Going six weeks without sports is making the fandom world start to go a bit stir-crazy, but NBA Players Association Executive Director Michele Roberts has a firm message: Don’t rush things. “Our fans are more loyal than I think many of us appreciate,” Roberts said during the final virtual Sports Business Journal/CAA World of Sports […]

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Sports Industry Bullish on Eventual Post-Coronavirus World

While the coronavirus pandemic has disrupted life throughout the world, sports industry leaders remain optimistic that fans will flock to events once games on every level of action resume. During the Sports Business Journal’s CAA World Congress virtual event, taking the place of a scheduled in-person event in California disrupted by the coronavirus, a series […]

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Sports events around the world are continuing to see the impact of the coronavirus on events. PhotoL Jae C. Hong/AP Images
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How The Coronavirus Has Impacted Sports Events

  The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak continues to affect the sports-event industry. As destinations work to contain the spread of the virus, it has led many sports-event organizers to make decisions about the immediate future of their events. With so much changing so quickly, we are tracking the latest updates, both confirmations of sports events that […]

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Activision Blizzard Makes YouTube Its Exclusive Streaming Partner

Activision Blizzard and Google have announced a multiyear strategic relationship that will have YouTube as the exclusive streaming partner worldwide, excluding China, for live broadcasts of Overwatch League, Call of Duty League, Hearthstone Esports and more. The deal was announced right before the inaugural Call of Duty League’s city-based setup began with 12 teams competing […]

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Atlanta Sports Council Launches Esports Division

The Atlanta Sports Council has launched the Atlanta Esports Alliance with the idea of bringing major esports events to the metropolitan area, adding to the group of established teams that are already located in the area. The announcement was made at DreamHack Atlanta. The Atlanta Esports Alliance’s mandate is to find opportunities for teams, tournaments, […]

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