Real Madrid Not Forming Esports Team Despite Reports

Soccer powerhouse Real Madrid may not be forming an esports team, despite reports from multiple outlets. According to rumors, the club was looking to form a team to compete in FIFA Online 4, a Tencent-published game that targets the Asian market. The rumor mill seems to have begun early this month with the first tweet…

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Australian League Launches Live In-Game Player Data Displays

The Australian Football League (AFL) will deliver in-game real-time player data to its fans, including highlighting speed and distance covered during the game. Two Australian companies, Telstra, a media and communications company, and Champion Data, a provider of sports statistics and broadcast technology, will work together using the Telstra Tracker to provide the data that…

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Super Bowl Champ Turned Investor Ryan Nece On Tech And Investing

Super Bowl Champ and Managing Partner at Next Play Capital, Ryan Nece, discusses tech investing, the NFLPA’s efforts to engage its athletes in post-career endeavors and sports technology investing, and the tech he sees that will impact the game of football. That and much more, on the SportTechie Podcast with Bram Weinstein. You can subscribe…

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Oath/Yahoo Sports GM On The Evolution Of Sports Consumption

On this episode of the SportTechie Podcast with Bram Weinstein, Oath/Yahoo Sports general manager Geoff Reiss examines how his company and others are engaging fans via live sports on mobile and OTT platforms. Plus, hear Geoff’s take on legalized sports betting and the moves into sports made by Amazon, Facebook and Twitter. That and much…

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Major League Baseball Sued Over PITCHF/X System

SportsMEDIA Technology Corp. (SMT), a technology company whose predecessor was hired to help build Major League Baseball’s PITCHf/x system, has sued the league’s media rights arm, MLB Advanced Media (MLBAM), for patent infringement, trade secret theft and breach of contract. The 92-page complaint describes a relationship that began more than a decade ago to create…

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Here’s Why NBA 2K Shouldn’t Worry About LeBron’s Tattoos

Yesterday was the inaugural draft for the NBA 2K League, an important milestone in a traditional sports league’s first major push into a parallel esports world. The new league offers fans the experience of watching the best NBA 2K players in the world manipulate (digitally speaking) the best basketball players in the world in a…

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Examining Brain Functioning In Athletes With SyncThink’s Scott Anderson

On this episode of the SportTechie Podcast with Bram Weinstein, Scott Anderson, Chief Customer Officer at SyncThink explains how his company is studying brain functioning in athletes to improve performance and detect impairment. The Golden State Warriors recently revealed their use of SyncThink to detect fatigue in addition to concussion symptoms. Plus, Scott and Bram examine…

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U.S. Soccer Strikes Wearables Deal Worth Over $1.5 Billion

The U.S. Soccer Federation has hired Irish wearables company STATSports to provide monitoring devices for its four million registered soccer players in the United States. Valued at over $1.5 billion, according to a statement released by the companies, the deal aims to create the world’s largest player data monitoring program and act as a first…

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