eSports Week In Review | Brand Investment On Pace To Double, US Investment Hits ~$100M, Tencent’s Kids Gaming Limits

eSports Week In Review. That’s A Xbox Controller (Photo: Xbox)
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TNL Take: What a week for eSports. The biggest news being finally some release of information on Activision-Blizzard’s upcoming Overwatch League which The Next Level will cover next week and look at two areas that I don’t believe have been fully analyzed yet.

This week, 2017 US eSports investment is almost $100M, 60+ brands sponsored eSports in the first of 2017 — which is on pace to double 2016 and China’s Tencent’s limitations on kids mobile gaming.

MONDAY 07/10

2017 US ESPORTS INVESTMENT HITS ~$100M

TNL eSports Startups 010: Super League Gaming Gets $15M From Media, Sports And Entertainment

TNL eSports Startups 010: Super League Gaming (Graphic: The Next Level)

AEG Makes Second eSports Investment With Immortals

AEG Invests In eSports Team Immortals (Graphic: The Next Level)

TUESDAY 07/11

eSports Crowdfunding Platform Matcherino Raises $1.5M

Matcherino Raises $1.5M (Photo: Matcherino)

WEDNESDAY 07/12

Brands Investing In eSports On Pace To Double 2016

TNL Infographic 050: 2017 eSports Brand Investment (Graphic: Jordan Fragen)

Note: CenturyLink and SFR will be moved to Telco

THURSDAY 07/13

China’s Tencent Imposes Limits On Kid’s Mobile Gaming

Talking Tencent On China Global Television Network (Photo: CGTN)

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