FloSports Inc., an Austin, Texas-based sports-streaming company, announced Tuesday that it acquired the North American online rights for cycling events held by the Union Cycliste Internationale, the governing body of the sport.
German rower Jason Osborne shocked the professionals by sprinting to victory to win the first ever men’s eSports World Championships.
Just an hour after Ashleigh Moolman Pasio had won the inaugural women’s race, Osborne made lightwork of competing against riders with Grand Tour victories and World Championship titles on their palmarès.
“I see this as a US$4 billion industry in two to three years, not the US$1 billion as the ‘analysts’ project.”
Kevin Jones, chief executive and founder of sports podcast network Blue Wire, might have a vested interest in projecting a bountiful future for his sector but he is not the only one betting big on a medium that has been growing rapidly over the last decade.
By analysing data, LaLiga can determine which players, clubs and stories fans in different territories want to see.
There has been significant investment in gaming to ensure engagement continues all week long and outside of matchdays.
When Deni Avdija, the Israeli swingman who starred for Maccabi Tel Aviv and was projected to go as high as No. 2 in this year’s NBA draft, slipped to No. 9, there was celebration in the Wizards’ draft room. There was celebration, too, in Israel—and for one Israeli tech company in particular.