In their quest for broader audience and revenue stream diversification, football clubs´ latest move has been to step into the e-sports industry. E-sports – or professional competitive video gaming – represents a unique and relatively low-risk opportunity for clubs to associate their brand to a fast-growing and trending sector. As many clubs are taking the leap forward, KPMG´s Football Benchmark team looks into the nascent relationship between football clubs and e-sports.
The more things change, so they say, the more they stay the same. Sometimes the reverse is true.
Soccerex are pleased to unveil the updated Conference Concept for the Soccerex Global Convention taking place at the Manchester Central Convention Complex, 4-6 September. The latest version features new sessions and the first confirmed speakers across a wide range of topics such as stadia development, brand values, fan generated content and performance.
Our weekly round up collects the week's best football business stories in one place. This week’s edition features a significant development in the ongoing video technology saga, a brand new eSports league, innovative partnerships involving Manchester United and Barcelona, and a step in the right direction for The FA, enjoy!
The Soccerex Asian Forum drew to a close last week, with delegates returning home to reflect on two busy days of networking, business conversations and insight on Qatar’s preparations for the 2022 FIFA World Cup™ and the development of the Asian football industry. They can also look forward to further opportunities in 2017 following the confirmation that the Asian Forum will return to Doha on 4-5 December next year.
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Data and insightful independent analysis on variables that influence squad designs and player transfers at main European Clubs.
With the increasing value being attributed to young players, this report provides insight into the hottest prospects on the market.