BUILDING A DYNASTY Last week’s blog focused on winning and losing from a player’s perspective; the trials they have to overcome individually in order to succeed and satisfy their hunger to win, as well as justify their drive and the hours they put in, but what of the people behind the players? This weekend, G2 Esports and Team SoloMid completed their respective League of Legends Playoff runs with a successful championship finish from the Loser’s Bracket. With it being G2’s 4th straight championship and TSM’s 1st championship in 3 years, both organizations sit at the top with the title of...
On June of 2018, Valve disabled all OPSkins bots. As a result, fans estimate (H/T Dot Esports) about $2M of CS:GO skins were lost and Valve’s relationship with online skin resellers became rocky as its games have had increased focus within the esports. Since then, Valve has doubled down on integrity when it comes to dealing with skin resellers.
Team owners who try it can make informed decisions about franchising once they make initial investments. It improves the commitment and stability of teams, according to Bryce Blum, the owner of ESG Law and Theorycraft. Sports organizations can create better frameworks through franchising.