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Call of Duty League Franchises Awarded to Los Angeles, Florida

Activision Blizzard Esports has sold two new franchise slots for its city-based Call of Duty esports league to Los Angeles and Florida, with the L.A. franchise being bought by Kroenke Sports & Entertainment, the owner of the Los Angeles Rams. The Florida franchise will be opened by Misfits Gaming, a UK-based professional esports organization. The […]

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Esports Stadium Arlington will serve as the host venue for the 2020 EsportsTravel Summit. Photo: Arlington CVB

Esports on the Rise: Trends in Professional Gaming

When it comes to the world of professional sports, a new contender has surely earned its spot on the roster. Esports has taken traditional and cultural landscapes by storm, opening the door of opportunity to a new breed of sporting events, competitions and organizations. As a result, destinations, venues and suppliers are dip­ping their toes […]

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Bud Light Becomes Official Beer of Overwatch League

The Overwatch League has named AB InBev the esports league’s official beer partner. As part of the deal, Bud Light will serve as the league’s official beer partner and will activate at fan watch parties around the world, excluding China. The partnership was part of the league’s official launch in its teams’ markets over the weekend of April […]

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New $50 Million Esports Arena to Be Built in Philadelphia

Comcast Spectacor and the Cordish Companies have unveiled plans for Fusion Arena, a new $50 million esports and entertainment venue that will be located adjacent to Xfinity Live! in the Philadelphia Sports Complex. Fusion Arena, which will be home to the Overwatch League’s Philadelphia Fusion, will be the largest, purpose-built esports arena in the Western Hemisphere. […]

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Chris Overholt

The head of the new Toronto Defiant in the Overwatch League is one of the most high-profile sports executives to make the leap to esports There is no question that esports are becoming more mainstream by the day. Traditional sports venues are hosting esports events, blue-chip sponsors are increasingly on board and teams are treating […]

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