eSports Week In Review | Telecom Brands, NBA In China, Head Of PSG eSports Podcast

ESPORTS WEEK IN REVIEW | TELECOM BRANDS, NBA IN CHINA, HEAD OF PSG ESPORTS PODCAST

eSports (Photo: Riot Games)

eSports (Photo: Riot Games)

TNL Take: Another big week in eSports with much more announcements expected as E3 begins next week and EA Play starting this weekend.

The biggest "news" this week was a comment made by NBA China CEO David Shoemaker about the huge eSports potential in the country. That comment was later said to be misquoted with NBA2K ELEAGUE Managing Director  Brendan Donohue saying

"We remain solely focused on the 2018 launch of our previously announced NBA 2K esports league"

Here's how I ended my thoughts on the potential:

NBA eSports In China from The Next Level 200 (Photo: The Next Level)

NBA eSports In China from The Next Level 200 (Photo: The Next Level)

One of favorite quotes: "There's He said, what She said and the actual truth"

Regardless, there is no way the NBA doesn't consider China and eSports in the next few years.

Here's what else happened:

 

MONDAY 06/05

TNL eSports Guest Podcast 005: Yellowstar, Head Of PSG eSports

TNL eSports Guest Podcast 005: Yellowstar, Head of PSG eSports (Photo: The Next Level)

TNL eSports Guest Podcast 005: Yellowstar, Head of PSG eSports (Photo: The Next Level)

 

TUESDAY 06/06

Telecom Brands Dial Into eSports

TNL eSports Brand Tracker 023: T-Mobile And Twitch E3 eSports Arena

TNL eSports Brand Tracker 023: T-Mobile and Twitch E3 Arena (Photo: Twitch)

TNL eSports Brand Tracker 023: T-Mobile and Twitch E3 Arena (Photo: Twitch)

TNL eSports Brand Tracker 024: Vodafone and G2 eSports (Photo: G2 eSports)

TNL eSports Brand Tracker 024: Vodafone and G2 eSports (Photo: G2 eSports)

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TNL eSports Podcast 022: SDSU Sports MBA (Photo: The Next Level)

TNL eSports Podcast 022: SDSU Sports MBA (Photo: The Next Level)

NBA + China + eSports = Super Smart (Photo: 2K Sports/Tencent)

NBA + China + eSports = Super Smart (Photo: 2K Sports/Tencent)

 

NEXT WEEK ON THE NEXT LEVEL
 

  • ESPORTS VS. SPORTS: TV VIEWER AGE
  • TNL ESPORTS GUEST PODCAST 005: CRAIG LEVINE, ESL US PRESIDENT
  • BEVERAGE BRAND DEALS: BUD LIGHT, MOUNTAIN DEW AND DR. PEPPER
  • E3 ESPORTS NEWS
  • AND MORE....

 

Have a great weekend!