Month: June 2021

Mobile Game Giant Zynga Sees $1B Opportunity in Consoles

Zynga CEO Frank Gibeau believes the video game company could add more than $1 billion in revenue by expanding its focus to consoles.

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USWNT Debuts Olympic Roster and Pay Gap Documentary

The 2020 Olympic roster was announced just before a documentary on the team’s fight for equal pay premiered on HBO Max.

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EA Buys Warner Bros.’ Playdemic for $1.4B

Electronic Arts has acquired mobile game studio Playdemic from Warner Bros. Games and AT&T’s WarnerMedia for $1.4 billion in cash.

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Operators Anticipate Sports Betting Gold Rush in Canada

The Senate of Canada passed a bill permitting each province to approve single-game sports betting.

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U.S. Track Star Allyson Felix Launches Unique Shoe Brand

Allyson Felix is launching a clothing and lifestyle brand, Saysh, which will include a membership program for fitness and networking.

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Alston Contributes to NIL Fiasco

The Alston ruling itself won’t translate to cash payments. But it indirectly affects something that will: athletes profiting from their name, image, and likeness.

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A Seasoned Perspective

A cadre of college sports reformers have been fighting the NCAA in court and working on alternative models for years, if not decades. They provided a seasoned perspective to FOS.

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Time to Celebrate?

When the Supreme Court ruling on NCAA v. Alston came out, headlines proclaimed it the end of the amateurism. But that’s not true.

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Chipotle Launches 48-Hour Video Game

Chipotle is launching a video game as part of its ongoing pursuit of the Gen Z generation, gamers, and esports enthusiasts.

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As Number of Gym Goers Rise, At-Home Fitness Wanes

Gyms are approaching pre-pandemic levels, a fact that is cutting into the profits of at-home fitness companies like Peloton.

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