08 Jun 2020

How Are Esports Impacting the Future of Education?

In the past few years, we have seen the educational landscape evolve to include new developments in technology. As emphasized in a New York Times article, some schools in the United States have already invested in advanced labs to help students learn more effectively and enable them to match their skills with jobs that are in-demand. […]

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22 Jan 2020
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Building Your Gaming PC

What goes into building a computer? To a lot of people, building a computer sounds like a task reserved solely for the tech-savvy, engineer friend. Fortunately, I can be that friend. My name is Sam Arslanian, and as a college student who is intrigued by competitive gaming, I’d like to share my perspective toward what should go into a gaming computer for people looking to get into PC gaming.

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07 Nov 2019

Guest Lecturing at SMU: An Abacus3 Reflection

Mark Nausha, President of Abacus3, and Josh Gabay, Manager of University Relations for Abacus3, visited the SMU Cox School of Business on Halloween to deliver an “Esports 101” lecture to Professor Simon Mak’s “Identifying Entrepreneurial Opportunities” class. Our Abacus3 team, along with Chris Buckner, Co-Founder/CEO at Mainline.gg, highlighted the plethora of opportunities available in the surging esports ecosystem.

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25 Oct 2019

P3 Esports Panel: Knowing Your Audience — The A3 + Student Perspective

Video gaming turns our imaginations into reality. Whether it’s discovering a new world or unlocking the latest tool to get past the dragon, gaming is a thrilling experience. However, isn’t winning more exciting when you have someone to cheer you on or watch you play like a legend? Wouldn’t hearing an audience clap and engage with your every step be exhilarating?

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17 Oct 2019

Play in Moderation: A Response to the Fortnite Lawsuit

Fortnite is one of the most successful video games of all time. As of March 2019, Fortnite has amassed over 250 million users worldwide and made over $3 billion in revenue for its developer, Epic Games. The recent conclusion for its 10th season, “The End”, is now one of the most viewed gaming events in history at over 6 million concurrent viewers from Twitch and YouTube. Back in July, the Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York, the largest tennis stadium in the world, was completely filled by Fortnite fans for the Fortnite World Cup.

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30 Sep 2019

Gaming Goes Green With Playing for the Planet

The recent UN Climate Action Summit saw multiple leading video game companies, such as Microsoft, Sony, Rovio, Supercell, Google Stadia, and Ubisoft, join the UN’s Playing for the Planet program. Playing for the Planet is part of the UN’s Youth and Education Alliance, which seeks to “integrate environmental education into university curricula around the world” […]

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23 Sep 2019

Skillz and the IDGA Partner to Support Mobile Developers

Mobile esports platform Skillz has recently announced a partnership with the International Game Developers Association (IGDA). Skillz’s 30 million players and 20,000 game developers will be connected to IGDA’s network of 10,000 developer chapters and special-interest groups. The partnership seeks to give game developers new tools that will allow them to retain, engage, and monetize […]

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16 Aug 2019

Dallas Morning News to Cover Dallas Fuel Matches

As esports continues to grow in popularity, more and more mainstream media outlets, such as ESPN and The Washington Post, are beginning to cover it. The latest outlet to join this trend is the Dallas Morning News (DMN), which recently announced that it will start reporting on Dallas’ local Overwatch team, the Dallas Fuel, in […]

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13 Aug 2019

Gary Vaynerchuk Invests in Minnesota Call of Duty Team

The rapid growth and potential of esports is attracting a wide variety of investors from all over the world and all kinds of fields. One such investor is entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk, the CEO of social media agency VaynerMedia and chairman of communications company Vayner X. Recently, Vaynerchuk acquired a stake in Minnesota’s Call of Duty […]

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