Esports

Your Digital Sport Morning Briefing: Wed 29th Nov

Day 2 of my new daily series where I put together and share a list of articles I’ve been reading. Providing a filter for you so you can save time

F1 Esports World Championship comes to a close in Abu Dhabi

The 2017 Formula One season has come to a close. Lewis Hamilton was crowned champion and at the final race of the season and Valtteri Bottas scored his third victory

QPR launch an eSports team, but will English clubs ever be real players in the space?

Last week, Queens Park Rangers announced that they had launched an eSports division of the club, becoming the latest big football club to take a venture into the fast-growing sport.

Schalke, PSG and West Ham show the divergent directions over the future of football clubs’ participation in esports

German Bundesliga side Schalke 04 are one of the first football clubs in the world with their own Esports division which involves rather more popular titles than EA Sports’ FIFA.

Formula 1 Esports Series: Why we should think differently about Esports

As Dan McLaren reported yesterday, the Formula 1 Esports Series semi-finals took place at Gfinity in London on Tuesday night. Dan wrote about his experience of watching the event live

F1 Esports World Championship shows potential of partnerships when done right

Yesterday, the first ever F1 Esports World Championship semi-finals took place at Gfinity in London. 40 ‘drivers’ were battling it out for the 20 grid positions available at the grand

West Ham could be a clue to how other clubs approach esports

West Ham United became the first Premier League football team to sign up an official esports gamer when Sean ‘Dragonn’ Allen signed for the club in May 2016. Almost a

Leaders Week insights start in earnest

The London Leaders’ Week kicks off at Stamford Bridge this week, bringing together some of the biggest names around the sports industry for a week of talks and panels and

Strive Sponsorship & Coutts team up for esports tech event

Strive Sponsorship, the sports and entertainment marketing consultancy, and Coutts private bank have partnered to initially host an event aimed at supporting the growth of revenue for eSports businesses in

What Esports can learn from the global growth of other sports

At the Betting on Sports conference last week at London’s Olympia, Esports was firmly on the agenda. One of the interesting things about the nature of Esports compared to traditional