Mobile Esports Platform Skillz Continues Growth With Series C Round

Skillz, the mobile esports platform, announced on Wednesday it had raised $25 million in Series C funding, with the round led by media and telecommunications companies Telstra and Liberty Global and participants including Sacramento Kings co-owner Andy Miller. Miller is the chairman and co-founder of the NRG Esports organization. The round comes after Series B…

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College Conference Commissioners Question Whether Esports Is A Sport

Is esports actually a sport? It’s a question that has been debated by those in the mainstream — much to the annoyance and bemusement of the esports community that has built up an industry based upon competition, skill and engagement. Generally, it doesn’t seek that level of validation. The question wasn’t asked by SportsBusiness Journal/Daily…

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Mark Emmert: NCAA Exploring Whether Or Not It Has Role In Esports

NEW YORK — NCAA president Mark Emmert doesn’t know where esports might fit in with the association that regulates major college sports. The plan is for the NCAA to find out more. The association announced last week it has contracted Chicago-based marketing and consulting firm Intersport to further explore the collegiate esports landscape. “This is such…

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The Top 6 Sports Technology Deals On Cyber Monday

It’s Cyber Monday, and we’re taking a look at the best sports technology deals out there. Here are six of our favorites: Playertek Until the clock strikes midnight tonight, soccer players looking to do GPS performance tracking like the pros can purchase the system for $149, saving $80. The pod is worn on a player’s…

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