Blog - eSports

How Valve’s Evolving Content Strategy Keeps Dota 2’s Prize Pool Growing, Year after Year

The International, the biggest annual tournament hosted by Valve for their MOBA, Dota 2, holds the distinction of the largest prize pool in esports history four years running. Since 2014, The... Read More

eSports is Not a Fad

Professional gaming has exploded in popularity over the past two years.  Fueled by the rapid growth of streaming video and seven-figure event prize pools, eSports tournaments have developed a massive... Read More

Counter Strike: Global Offensive is exploding: 5 Reasons Why

Although Counter-Strike: Global Offensive has been continuously growing since its August 2012 release, it was not until late 2014, more than two years post-launch, that the title really started to... Read More

eSports Players are an Advertising Goldmine

While eSports grew consistently from 2010 to 2013, the market really took off in 2014.  Driven by the rapid growth of streaming video and rising prize purses from increased sponsorship and... Read More

Twitch Rankings: 5 Key Takeaways for the Industry

Founded in 2011, Twitch is rapidly becoming one of the more important marketing channels in the video game industry. The site draws roughly 60 million fans every month to watch on-demand and live... Read More
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