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A look ahead at the 2017 ‘League of Legends’ Season 7

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… Russian team Albus Nox Luna made it as far as the quarterfinals with aggressive and flashy play. Both outings were strong enough for the other pro groups to sit up and pay attention. The inspiration those teams could provide to the other regions represented in the wild card division mean that the former gimme bracket could be very competitive in 2017. Read more: http://mashable.com/2016/10/31/league-of-legends-worlds-2017-preview-rankings/ …

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Esports teams need sponsors to pay the bills, just like regular sports teams

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Image: lol esports Playing esports for a living doesn’t come without its costs; teams can’t just rely on tournament prizes to keep food on their tables and roofs over their heads. That’s what sponsors are for. SEE ALSO: The esports industry is estimated to be worth almost $900 million As teams start getting their names on leaderboards and making regular appearances at well-watched tournaments, relevant brands get interested. With esports growing more and more, non …

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Esports value could hit $1.23 billion by 2019, report says

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Image: michael gilday/mashable Between advertising, sponsorships and more, esports as a whole make up an industry worth about $892 million, according to SuperData Research, and that number is expected to grow. SEE ALSO: ‘Overwatch’ anime is something we would definitely watch According to SuperData’s “Esports The 2016 Report,” the biggest money makers are advertisements and sponsorships, which means companies are paying big bucks to put their logos and products …

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