Published: May 19, 2020
By its own metrics, Super League Gaming has thrived in the conditions created by the pandemic. Across key indicators - including registered users and engagement hours - the company, which runs a platform for organizing amateur esports tournaments, was performing remarkably well. "Gaming has proven itself to be fairly recession-proof," pronounced Ann Hand, the company's CEO, in a March 12 earnings call.
Published: Mar 28, 2020
Since its inception, the Overwatch League's goal has been to pioneer the execution of an esports schedule by staging competitions in cities around the world, hosted by locally rooted teams and staged in front of cheering fans. Every sold-out arena, every raving crowd, every person in line for a team's jersey adds tangible, monetary value to the fandoms that exist online.