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Everything Esports - Puma partners with Cloud9, Comcast & SK Telecom team up, Miami To Be Home To First-Ever Esports Arena, and more.

Puma teams up with Cloud9, Comcast, SK Telecom team up to join esports, Miami To Be Home To First-Ever Esports Arena As Millennial Announce Brand New Venue, Esports developer Nerd Street Gamers raises $12 million in funding, The XLIVE Esports Summit Heads to the Middle East.

Puma teams up with Cloud9, becoming the latest sports apparel brand to join the esports trend









The German sneaker maker announced a multiyear partnership with esports brand Cloud9 to create an apparel collection for gamers. The clothing will sell for $25 to $75 and be available for purchase on the websites of both companies.


Comcast, SK Telecom team up to join esports boom

South Korean firm SK Telecom and Comcast formally established a new international esports venture as both companies look to capitalize on mounting interest in competitive gaming, according to a report on Friday.


Colleges are starting degrees in esports, with $36,000 programs​​​​​​

The group clicking away on their mice are at the University of Staffordshire, one of several U.K. and U.S. schools launching programs aimed at capitalizing on the booming industry's need for skilled professionals. In the U.S., colleges including Virginia's Shenandoah University, Becker College in Massachusetts and The Ohio State University have debuted esports degrees.


Miami To Be Home To First-Ever Esports Arena As Millennial Announce Brand New Venue

To finance the project, Millennial have secured $2.8 million in private funding for the facility, which will feature 30 simulators and host both training session and competitions.

The venue's naming rights will go to specialist racing simulator constructor Allinsports, who manufacture high-end racing simulator systems used by leading race teams across the globe and also construct the esports simulator rigs for “World’s Fastest Gamer” competition.


Esports developer Nerd Street Gamers raises $12 million in funding

"As part of the deal, Five Below and Nerd Street Gamers will build 3,000-square-foot Localhost spaces connected to select Five Below locations, beginning with a multi-store pilot in 2020. Based on what they learn from the pilot, the companies will determine future rollout plans, which could include 70 or more locations over the next several years," ⁠writes Dean Takahashi of VentureBeat.

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