Microsoft acquires video game events platform Smash.gg

Online video game events platform, Smash.gg, has announced it has entered an acquisition agreement with Microsoft. The company, rooted in tools to host and support esports events, reportedly looks to join Redmond for an undisclosed sum, further bolstering its gaming presence alongside the Xbox brand. Smash.gg announced the deal via its official website. Headquartered in […]

Noah Syken of IBM on leveraging AI & computing technology and Overwatch League & US Open partnerships

IBM has delivered digital experiences for some of the world’s most iconic event like Wimbledon, US Open, GRAMMYs among others. IBM recently partnered Overwatch League, global esports league with 20 city-based teams recently to bring IBM’s cloud computing and artificial intelligence (AI) technology to esports. The Playknox spoke with Noah Syken, Vice President, Sports and […]

IBM brings its cloud computing & AI technology to esports with Overwatch League deal

IBM and the Overwatch League, global esports league with 20 city-based teams,have signed a multi-year deal to bring IBM’s cloud computing and artificial intelligence (AI) technology to esports. A sponsorship component kicks off at this year’s 2020 Overwatch League Grand Finals, which started Oct. 8 and run through Oct. 10. With the agreement – IBM’s […]

Wolves marketing head Russell Jones: “In the last 12 months the Wolves brand has seen a 200% growth in follower acquisition”

Esports was already heralding the digital revolution and the pandemic has further accelerated its growth. Sports organisations/clubs have launched their own teams to compete to gain the edge. Total esports viewership is expected to grow at a 9% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) between 2019 and 2023, up from 454 million in 2019 to 646 […]

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