Two Riot Games sources said the new ESPN+ will replace the previous deal between BAMTech and Riot Games, which was a seven-year agreement beginning in Dec. 2016 in which BAMTech agreed to pay Riot $300 million through 2023.
Several sources in the sponsorship industry said Activision Blizzard’s Database Link Overwatch League has been more aggressive in pursuing partnership deals at the upper tier of American esports. Overwatch has signed OMEN by HP, Intel, Toyota, T-Mobile and Sour Patch Kids since its launch.
Turkey is the latest League of Legends Database-Link-e1521645463907 region to go the direction of a franchised sports league. Starting with its 2019 season, the Turkey Champions League (TCL) will remove relegation/promotion in favor of a permanent partnership structure, leaving room for academy teams to help ensure longevity for the Turkish LOL scene.
Earlier this month, Kotaku spoke with 28 current and former Riot employees, many of whom alleged that Riot games’ so-called “bro culture,” which several described as “cultish,” inspires and, in some instances, rewards sexist behavior.
According to the survey conducted on PayPal's behalf by Superdata, globally, 38% of men who stream are not paid for it, compared to 43% of women. The gap is larger in the United States, where 24% of men and 47% of women are not paid.
Those views on the industry are also very likely colored by participants' personal experiences gaming. 33% of those surveyed reported experiencing abuse or discrimination from male gamers, whether that be while playing online, in-person, or through some other contact.