dis/cover

Contract Coagulation: NEOM Partnership Failure Highlights LEC and BLAST Risk Deficiencies

On July 29th, 2020, the League of Legends European Championship (LEC) announced a partnership with Saudi Arabia Future City NEOM, making NEOM the main partner for the LEC summer split. Similarly in the CounterStrike world, esports tournament organiser BLAST announced a partnership with NEOM to develop NEOM as the regional esports hub on July 28th.… Continue reading Contract Coagulation: NEOM Partnership Failure Highlights LEC and BLAST Risk Deficiencies

dis/cover

Grassroots to Glory: Why esports organisations should develop young players

Jadon Sancho, Kylian Mbappe, Luka Doncic, Zion Williamson – What do all of these football and basketball players have in common? If you have any interest in the sporting world, it is likely that you have heard of these names as some of the most exciting young players who are already contributing to the success… Continue reading Grassroots to Glory: Why esports organisations should develop young players

dis/cover

Re:Cover Predicts: Major Esports Growth in 2020

Before getting into the article below, we at Re:Cover want to apologise for our lack of articles over the last year. While a huge passion of ours, life kept us incredibly busy last year. We both saw growth in professional and personal lives, and with the new year starting, what better time to start up… Continue reading Re:Cover Predicts: Major Esports Growth in 2020

dis/cover

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

dis/cover

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

dis/cover

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

dis/cover

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

dis/cover

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

dis/cover

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

dis/cover

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