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SBC analysis: Deloitte’s eSports 2016 predictions

Deloitte has released its technology media telecommunications (TMT) forecast for 2016, and it makes for some interesting reading in regard to eSports.  It is estimated that as an industry it will grow by 25% and create global revenues of $500m (£346.8m) in 2016. This is up $100m (£69.4m) from last year. Deloitte’s predictions fall some way short of some of last year’s …

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eSports 2015 SBC report – Part 2

Following Part 1’s assessment of the key occurrences in the eSports industry from a business perspective in the opening six months of 2015, here’s more of the same for the latter part of the year. August Ashton Kutcher became the latest high profile investor in eSports as he joined billionaire Mark Cuban in investing in Unikrn. Kutcher has a successful …

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eSports 2015 SBC report – Part 1

2015 looked set to be a big year for eSports, but on many accounts it ended up being somewhat larger than many anticipated. Viewer numbers increased, both live and online, with 36 million tuning into the League of Legends World Championship final whilst tournament prize pools also grew. The prize pool for the International Dota 2 tournament this year was $18m …

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Ashton Kutcher invests in eSports wagering platform Unikrn

Hollywood film star and technology evangelist Ashton Kutcher has joined competitive eSports wagering platform Unikrn’s Series A investment round via venture capital firm Sound Ventures (https://www.crunchbase.com). Kutcher, who recently played technology pioneer Steve Jobs (Founder of Apple) in the film “Jobs”, has a solid investment track record having invested in popular enterprises such as SoundCloud, Airbnb, Uber and FourSquare. Kutcher …

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