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What Could Go Wrong: Cyber Security

1.5 million. That’s the number of user’s records that were breached in the Esports Entertainment Association League (ESEA) hack in late 2016. Compared to the rest of the world, this breach is hardly a drop in the ocean; AOL had 92 million records compromised in 2005, Ebay had 145 million records compromised in 2014, and… Continue reading What Could Go Wrong: Cyber Security

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Re:Cover Reviews: Victoria’s Investment Pays Off with MEO

The dust has settled on the Melbourne Esports Open (MEO), a successful event that saw over 12,000 attendees across the two days. MEO hosted two of the largest esports tournaments in Australia, with the Overwatch Contenders finals held on Saturday and the Oceanic Pro League (OPL) finals held on Sunday. The Overwatch Contenders finals ended… Continue reading Re:Cover Reviews: Victoria’s Investment Pays Off with MEO

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Upcoming Articles: “What Could Go Wrong” Mini-Series

Over the next few weeks, Re:Cover Esports will be publishing multiple articles in a mini-series titled “Esports: What Could Go Wrong”. The articles will be easily digestible and direct. We aim to provide high level guidance to newcomers to the esports industry from a business angle, outlining potential risks and their relevance to the volatile… Continue reading Upcoming Articles: “What Could Go Wrong” Mini-Series

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Try Nerfing This: Overwatch Grabs Mainstream Attention

Overwatch has hit an exciting stride over the last few weeks with ESPN, Disney XD and ABC agreeing to streaming services with Blizzard Entertainment to broadcast the Overwatch League. This is timely for the league as the playoffs, including the Overwatch League Grand Finals, are to be played out this month. As part of the… Continue reading Try Nerfing This: Overwatch Grabs Mainstream Attention

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Going for Gold: Esports at the Olympics

The international Olympic Committee (IOC) and the Global Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF) recently convened in Lausenne, Switzerland, inviting over 150 esports representatives to discuss what could be the most contentious decision made in recent Olympics history: Will esports be at the 2024 Olympics? While an article on the official Olympics website states that… Continue reading Going for Gold: Esports at the Olympics

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Esports Down Under: Melbourne Excites with Latest Event

Melbourne will be the host of one of Australia’s biggest esports open tournaments, advertising the Overwatch Contenders Finals and the League of Legends OPL (Oceanic Pro League) finals over two days promised to be packed with excitement. The event has been timed to perfection; occurring during the bye week leading up to the AFL finals.… Continue reading Esports Down Under: Melbourne Excites with Latest Event

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Esports on the Rise: Australia’s Next Opportunity

The Overwatch League is looking to pick up an Australian team for Season 2; the latest of what has become an interesting period for the esports landscape in Australia. As reported by The Australian Financial Review, Blizzard’s Overwatch League is looking to expand into other countries, with Australia being targeted to join a confined group… Continue reading Esports on the Rise: Australia’s Next Opportunity