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Mitch Reames

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Las Vegas, NV, United States

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Past articles by Mitch:

Sportsbooks struggling, Vegas embraces esports betting despite match-fixing concerns

What sports are left? There’s Russian table tennis and Japanese sumo wrestling. Esports presents an alternative. → Read More

What Sets Dedicated Esports Arenas Apart From Traditional Stadiums

Esports events are distinct from traditional sports. From seating to networks, the Esports Stadium Arlington was designed with that in mind. → Read More

Team Liquid Partners With SAP to Seek an Edge at The International

There is $25 million on the line at Dota 2's The International this year. Reigning champion Team Liquid turned to SAP in hopes of a repeat. → Read More

Toptracer Now Tracks Practice Shots on the PGA Tour's Driving Ranges

At The Open Championship, PGA Tour pros took turns trying to fool the Toptracer technology that was tracking every shot. → Read More

EDGE Wearable Aims to Improve Cognitive Performance in Esports

EDGE measures heartrate, heartrate variability, and eye movement to offer a window into how the brain works in pressure filled moments: → Read More

FIFA is a Better Esport Than Other Sports Simulation Games

Sports simulation games have made a big push as esports in the past year. Some have worked better than others. FIFA stands above the rest. → Read More

Fan-Controlled Football League Unveils Multi-Year Streaming Deal With Twitch

The Fan-Controlled Football League (FCFL), a new football league that lets fans call the shots on game plays, announced a multiyear streaming deal with Twitch. → Read More

Stadia Ventures Announces Four New Companies, Increases Portfolio To 25 Startups

The four companies chosen from the hundreds of applicants are: FocusMotion, an analytics and wearable company; GamerzArena, a community based esports tournament organizer; IdealSeat, a ticketing service that can tell you where foul balls are likely and Spalk, a platform that allows fans to curate broadcasts. → Read More

What Razer's Partnership With Team Queso Says About The Future Of Mobile Esports

Team Queso is the first mobile only esports organization. Razer has recently released their phone designed with a gamer in mind. With mobile esports becoming complex quickly, Team Queso's CEO and Razer's Senior Manager for Esports give their input on the partnership between the two. → Read More

Why Fortnite Is Not An Esport Despite The Drake/Ninja Publicity

Former ESPN writer and esports current consultant Rod Breslau talked about the challenges facing Battle Royale esports and the impact of the Drake/Ninja/Juju/Travis Scott stream on the gaming, streaming and esports communities. → Read More

ESL Partners With Big East To Gauge Student Support For Esports

The ESL and the Big East Conference have partnered up to provide a pilot program where member schools will have the chance to compete in League of Legends and Rocket League. Games will start on March 19th and the championship is in mid April. → Read More

Arlington Announces Plans for Largest Esports Stadium In North America

In continuing with recent investments in esports infrastructure, the city of Arlington has announced plans for a 100,000 square foot esports stadium. Just a mile from the Cowboy's AT&T Stadium, the Esports Stadium will be a target for international esports events. → Read More

Virtual Reality Football Club Is Latest Advancement In Sporting VR

VRFC is a multi-player soccer game with four players and an AI goalie on both teams. Created by Cherry Pop Games, players are controlled by the "agile locomotion mechanic" which was developed in Cherry Labs, the companies RnD Department. → Read More

FC Barcelona Enters Esports, But Not In FIFA 18

With help from defender Gerard Pique, FC Barcelona has entered esports by partnering with Pique's company and KONAMI. The club will be competing in Pro Evolution Soccer and will have a tough time breaking into FIFA's already large presence in esports. → Read More

South Korea's 4DReplay Making Its Presence Known In American Sports

4DReplay provides 360-degree replays of live sports. Started in South Korea, the company has partnered with CBS Sports, FOX Sports and NBC Sports to bring dynamic replays to sports broadcasts in the U.S. → Read More

Mountain West Hosts Esports Event At Basketball Conference Tournament

Last month, eleven Pac-12 schools got together to form the Pacific Alliance of Collegiate Gamers (PACG). While not sponsored by the conference officially, every Pac-12 school besides the University of Washington is represented in the PACG. → Read More

YouTube TV Boosts Sports Offerings With TNT, NBA TV, MLB Network

YouTube TV's Director of Product Management Christian Oestlien is excited about the innovations that internet TV allows for how sports fans consume live events as the service has added Turner and other sports networks. → Read More

How Uses Artificial Intelligence To Help With Fitness Motivation

Adam Riggs-Zeigen CEO of Rock My World, the company behind Rock My Run and, talks about how Jolt is using artificial intelligence to keep people engaged with fitness apps. → Read More

Boston Celtics' Esports Team Builds Foundation With Help From Splyce

Jim Ferris of CLTX Gaming and Marty Strenczewilk of Splyce Gaming talk about the partnership of the two organizations, the start of the NBA 2K League and the outdated stereotypes of gamers and esports fans. → Read More

ESPN To Broadcast Competitive Madden NFL With Multi-Year Deal

Todd Sitrin, the Senior VP in charge of competitive gaming at EA talks about how the this partnership with ESPN and Disney can help bring esports further into the mainstream. → Read More