Formula 1 Enters Esports Arena With Launch Of Annual Competition

In September, Formula 1 will dive head-first into esports with the arrival of the Formula 1 Esports Series. Set to be an annual competition, it will crown a Formula 1 Esports Champion Expert. The Formula 1 Esports Series is a partnership between Formula 1, esports company Gfinity and racing games developer Codemasters, which is releasing the 2017…

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Mobile Esports Platform Skillz Named Fastest-Growing Company In U.S.

Esports’ meteoric rise over the last five years has been astounding. Leading the charge is Skillz, a mobile esports platform with over 12 million active gamers. Inc. Magazine recently released its annual Inc. 5000 list, ranking the top privately held U.S. companies by overall revenue growth over a three-year period, and Skillz was at the…

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Iowa State To Use VR, Eye-Tracking For Concussion Assessments

Add Iowa State University to the list of believers in SyncThink’s EYE-SYNC technology. The Cyclones’ football and wrestling programs will be using the VR eye-tracking tech to quickly and objectively make a concussion assessment. ISU’s staff will use EYE-SYNC on the sidelines and as part of the return-to-play protocol. By assessing ocular-motor synchronization deficits, the…

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Venerable Notre Dame Stadium Gets Its First Major Video Display

Even the most historic sporting venues need an upgrade from time to time. Having opened in 1930, Notre Dame Stadium certain fits the historic billing. In an effort to build on that history the school has selected ANC to install the stadium’s first major video display system. The renovation will include the addition of eight…

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Social Media Photo-Sharing Backpacks A Hit At New York Mets Game

M-ND, an experiential marketing company, last week rolled out a brand new activation at the New York Mets game. They did so through a partnership with the B+ Foundation, an organization that supports children fighting cancer. In hopes of making the night more special for the kids, M-ND unveiled their social media photo-sharing backpacks. “On gameday,…

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HoopMetrics Offers Easy Way To Track Stats, Generate Winning Lineups

A May 2017 Sports Illustrated article took an insightful deep-dive into the NBA’s “hustle stats.” A closer look at these previously unkept numbers gleaned something important: hustle separates good from great. It therefore comes as no surprise to see names like Draymond Green and Stephen Curry atop the rankings. In case you haven’t been keeping track,…

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Puma Product To Be Powered By AI Motion Science Coaching Platform

Lumo Bodytech, which has developed a tech platform for smart sensors and software to optimize performance and address human biomechanics through real-time tracking of body movement, announced it will introduce a product for Puma powered by its artificial intelligence (AI) MotionScience Platform. It won’t be Lumo’s first go-around as far as AI-powered products. Currently on the market…

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Paris Open To Esports Being An Olympic Sport In 2024 Summer Games

Growing up, playing video games was all about bragging rights. Come 2024, it’s realistic that video games and esports could be played with something much larger at stake: Olympic medals. That’s because Paris, host of the 2024 Olympics, is considering adding esports as an event. “We have to look at it because we can’t say,…

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