With a number of its clubs looking to esports, the Australian Football League (AFL) has itself announced a partnership with Riot Games that will see the organisations launch a new esports tournament in November.
In this episode, we explore the world of social data and analytics and the way in which companies are leveraging this to grow their business.
On-demand photography startup Snappr raises $2.5 million, gaming startup Gamurs closes $3.5 million round, Blackbird Ventures backs AskNicely
Snappr has announced the closing of a $2.5 million seed funding round, with the funds set to help accelerate the businesses expansion across the US.
Australia’s gaming industry grew at a 9.6 percent CAGR between 2013 and 2016 as it expanded into other sectors, according to a joint report.
The Seven Network is partnering with St George Bank to launch screenPLAY, a new omni-channel focused on gaming and esports content.
A few days after local rival Port Adelaide played the AFL’s first match in China, the Adelaide Football Club too has made a move to expand into a new market, announcing it is acquiring Legacy eSports, a professional eSports team based in Sydney.
Gamurs is an online esports media and networking platform which provides content and connection services for players worldwide.
Maybe the one thing Australians can agree on is that we love our sport, but it turns out we’re not just watching the traditional sports like cricket and football – Australians are more into eSports, or electronic sports, than ever before. More importantly, Australians are talking about eSports more than ever before and, with eSports becoming mainstream, companies are popping up looking to cater to these fans.
Brisbane startup meVu is one such company, creating a platform that facilitates gambling on eSports.