eSports Week In Review | Apr 07

ESPORTS WEEK IN REVIEW | APR 07

Intel Extreme Masters Katowice (Photo: ESL/Helena Kristiansson)

Intel Extreme Masters Katowice (Photo: ESL/Helena Kristiansson)

TNL Take: It was a relatively quiet week for eSports this week but as we end the first Quarter of 2017, we've seen impressive year over year growth across Investment, Pro Teams, TV Programming and Brands.

The Next Level looked at these trends as well as two Podcasts this week.


MONDAY 04/03

TNL eSports Guest Podcast 004: NFL Athlete and Co-Owner Ricky Lumpkin (Graphic: The Next Level)

TNL eSports Guest Podcast 004: NFL Athlete and Co-Owner Ricky Lumpkin (Graphic: The Next Level)


TUESDAY 04/04

TNL eSports Podcast 018: Morgan Stanley's Overwatch League Revenue Estimates (Graphic: The Next Level)

TNL eSports Podcast 018: Morgan Stanley's Overwatch League Revenue Estimates (Graphic: The Next Level)


WEDNESDAY 04/05

Q1 2017: The Brands That Invested In eSports (Source: The Next Level  Infographic: Jordan Fragen)

Q1 2017: The Brands That Invested In eSports (Source: The Next Level  Infographic: Jordan Fragen)


THURSDAY 04/06

2017 eSports TV Ratings (Infographic: The Next Level)

2017 eSports TV Ratings (Infographic: The Next Level)


NEXT WEEK ON TNL
 

HIGH SCHOOLS, COLLEGES, LEAGUES: THE INTERNATIONAL SCENE
TNL ESPORTS PODCAST
ESPORTS BRAND TRACKER UPDATES

AND MORE....

Have a great weekend!

TNL eSports Guest Podcast 004: NFL Athlete, eSports Co-Owner Ricky Lumpkin

TNL ESPORTS GUEST PODCAST 004:

NFL ATHLETE, ESPORTS CO-OWNER RICKY LUMPKIN 

TNL eSports Guest Podcast 004: NFL Athlete, eSports Co-Owner Ricky Lumpkin

TNL eSports Guest Podcast 004: NFL Athlete, eSports Co-Owner Ricky Lumpkin

TNL Take: The entrance of Pro Sports into eSports isn't getting started - it started a while back. In just the 1st Quarter of 2017, we've already seen over a dozen teams make the investment and the NBA2K ELEAGUE across their 30 teams with several already committed.

Now even more pro and former athletes are moving in.

Recently we've seen former NFL athlete Hank Baskett become Co-Owner of Denial eSports. 49er's Joe Montana, Giant's Hunter Pence and former Cavaliers center Andrew Bogut invest in eSports team Cloud9.

I'm thrilled to have NFL Athlete Ricky Lumpkin of the Cardinals, Colts, and Raiders as the next guest on The Next Level eSports Guest Podcast 004.

Our chat ranges from why he was late for our original scheduled recording time, Drake (no seriously) , why the NFL hasn't jumped into eSports like Soccer or the NBA, his favorite games to stream, iRacing as an eSport and can I beat him in Street Fighter (yes). Ricky brings the truth and a ton of laughs.

I hope you enjoy our conversation.