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Japan's esports market valued at ¥4.8 billion: report

Business Dec 11, 2018

Japan's esports market valued at ¥4.8 billion: report

Japan's esports market grew to ¥4.8 billion (about $42.5 million) this year, marking a thirteenfold increase from last year, gaming industry publisher Gzbrain Inc. said Tuesday. A survey by Gzbrain, which publishes popular video game magazine Famitsu, tracked a massive jump in revenue since the ...

IOC continues to review esports

Olympics | SPORTS SCOPE Dec 3, 2018

IOC continues to review esports

by Jason Coskrey

Is there a future for esports in the Olympics? It's a question some have begun to ask as competitive gaming continues to rise in popularity and the International Olympic Committee continues to search for ways to get younger audiences interested in the Olympic Games. Gaming and ...

Esports searches for foothold in Japan

More Sports Oct 6, 2018

Esports searches for foothold in Japan

by Jason Coskrey

During August and September, esports competitions took the stage in two very different and significant places. In August, esports had a presence at the Asian Games in Indonesia as a demonstration sport alongside swimming, track and field and other traditional athletics endeavors. Then in September, ...

Dragon Ball fighting game vaults Bandai Namco onto esports stage

Business Aug 23, 2018

Dragon Ball fighting game vaults Bandai Namco onto esports stage

Here comes a new challenger to the esports arena. Bandai Namco Holdings Inc. broke the all-time Twitch streaming record for the biggest fighting game tourney this year with "Dragon Ball FighterZ" (or DBFZ for short), trouncing long-standing favorites such as Capcom Co.'s "Street Fighter" or ...