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Tencent to Acquire Norway’s Funcom, As ByteDance Rivalry Moves Into Gaming

Tencent is feeling challenged by ByteDance, grabbing every opportunity to go after the TikTok publisher.  In the latest salvo,...

Comcast Kicks Off Sports Tech Accelerator, Teams with NASCAR, NBC Sports

Comcast Corp. is putting a full-court press on its competition as investors and startups discover new opportunities in the increasingly tech-driven sports...

FaZe Clan Adds First Female Member in Boost for Esports Gender...

One of the world’s most popular esports organizations, FaZe Clan, signed its first female member: Fortnite player Soleil “Ewok” Wheeler, who is...

Pixion Wants to Bring “Lunchtime Esports” to Everyone

Pixion Games, a London-based studio developing competitive e-sports games for mobile devices, closed a $2 million seed round that it will use...

Smartphone Maker ROKiT Launches $50 Million Indie Game Development Fund

ROKiT, maker of 3D smartphones and handheld devices, launched a $50 million development fund to support independent game developers.

Epic Games Buys Houseparty to Combat Gen Z’s “Loneliness Epidemic”

Generation Z is on “the precipice of a loneliness epidemic,” according to Sima Sistani, co-founder and CEO of the “face-to-face” video chat...

Esports Brand Gen.G Adds Will Smith, Soccer’s Honda as Investors in...

On Our Radar: Deals we are paying attention to for their impact on industry. Esports company Gen.G raised $46 million in new funding from celebrity...

FCFL’s Sohrob Farudi: “The entire game is designed and built for...

Sound Businesses: Profiles of companies and business models we are keeping an eye on. Football is by far America’s favorite sport, and it’s statistically been...

Ralph Greene: Why the AAF Could Become the “Spring NFL”

Perspectives: Opinions from our network of advisors, investors, operators and analysts on the risks and opportunities they see. Just weeks after kicking off its inaugural...
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