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Mayweather Promotions lifestyle apparel brand Mayweather Sports drops 2nd collection
With a common goal to provide fans with a wide range of options when it comes to representing the Mayweather brand, we set out to give the fans a premium experience with Mayweather Sports. Mayweather Sports is a lifestyle athletic brand made in Los Angeles, CA made with the best materials, while providing ultimate comfort.
Last year we launched our first collection and due to the high demand, we produced our second drop, which was released earlier this month. This drop is special because we kept in mind the demand of our female audience by adding a women’s collection. We have provided a feeling of confidence and comfort with this collection to our fans. The goal is to continue expanding the Mayweather Sports brand by listening to the fans and creating something for everyone.
Mayweather Promotions continues to expand reach to fight fans
On February 24th Mayweather Promotions put on their first promotion in California at The Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, situated on the Pechanga Indian reservation. Mayweather Promotions’ very own Chris Pearson headlined the fight as he took on Justin DeLoach, followed by recent signee Saul “Neno” Rodriguez vs. Oscar Bravo in the co-main event. The show was televised on ShoBox: The Next Generation, the live show was a sellout, attracting fans from all over Southern California. This was a celebratory night not only to mark the promotional company’s first fight in California, but also to celebrate Floyd Mayweather’s 40th birthday with his family, friends, and fans. The event was a huge success!
“This is just another move to show the boxing fans that we are here to stay and expanding our promotional company, to bring the fans great boxing all over the word,” says Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe.
Mayweather Promotions has started off 2017 with a bang, bringing great championship fights to the fans, and creating a platform for the up and coming professionals of the sport to shine.
The Mayweather Boxing Club celebrates 10 years!
This April marked 10 years for the historical landmark, which first opened their doors back in 2007 in Las Vegas, NV by the great Floyd Mayweather. The gym is one of the most visited landmarks for fans, who travel from all over the world to step foot in the same place where blood, sweat, and tears were produced by The Best Ever, Floyd Mayweather.
The Mayweather Boxing Club has seen countless legendary and iconic figures, hosted many media workouts where fans and members of the media circled around year after year to watch Floyd train for a lot of historical fights throughout his career such as: Mayweather vs. Ortiz, Mayweather vs. Guerrero, MayPac, Mayweather vs. Berto, and more.
Now, the Mayweather Boxing Club is home to the 30+ fighters who fight under the Mayweather Promotions’ banner along with other local fighters who choose this gym, and find it unique because of the history it holds and the legendary trainers who train here.
“I set out to create something to stand far beyond my career as a fighter, the Mayweather Boxing Club is here to provide a home for my fighters,” says Mayweather.
IBF Jr. Lightweight Champion Gervonta Davis heads Mayweather Promotions expansion to London!
Mayweather Promotions has had a busy first quarter in 2017! With record breaking numbers for Jack vs. DeGale in Brooklyn, NY, to the promotion company’s first fight in California taking place, plus the many new additions to the stable, and now, our first promotion in London! We have a lot to celebrate! Gervonta Davis took the stage in front of a sold-out NY crowd and became an unstoppable force when he took the IBF Jr. Lightweight title from fan favorite, Jose Pedraza fighting in the co-main event on the Badou Jack vs. James DeGale’s card, on January 14th in Brooklyn, NY. Undefeated Davis doesn’t plan on slowing down and is currently training to defend his title
“The attention needs to be shifted to the next fighter who will take over in boxing, the young bull Gervonta Davis,” says President of Mayweather Promotions, Floyd Mayweather.
Davis is heading across the pond for his first title defense since beating Pedraza to take on London’s unbeaten star Liam Walsh on May 20th. Mayweather Promotions joins with Frank Warren promotions to put on the much-anticipated fight at London’s Copper Box Arena, the same venue that hosted the 2012 Summer Olympics. The blockbuster fight will air in London on Box Nation TV and here in the states on Showtime, Saturday May 20th.
For ticket information visit: http://bit.ly/5-20Tix
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Floyd Mayweather heads 2017 inductees in Southern Nevada Sports Hall of Fame
President of Mayweather Promotions, undefeated boxer, The Best Ever are just a few titles the legendary Floyd Mayweather holds. This year Floyd Mayweather adds to his growing list of accolades, as he heads the list of 2017 inductees in the Southern Nevada Sports Hall of Fame here in Las Vegas, NV on June 2nd at the Orleans Arena. Mayweather will be joined by race car driver and team owner Sam Schmidt, golf professional Butch Harmon, former football player and high school coach Overton Curtis, and the Las Vegas bowl.
The Southern Nevada Sports Hall of Fame is a non-profit organization committed to recognizing the outstanding achievements by Southern Nevada athletes, both in the world of sports and the local community. The Southern Nevada Sports Hall of Fame is committed to the support and enhancement of Southern Nevada youth through our active participation in programs designed to promote leadership, values, and character through sports.
For more information and ticket information visit: http://www.sportshalloffame.net/home
This section is compiled with the latest sports news, Mayweather Promotions events and fight recaps, and upcoming event news to get you through the spring and summer seasons. Start planning your summer with the top events of the season, from the hottest music concerts and festivals, to exhilarating sporting events; get the 411 on all the action below.
Sin City Showdown, Carlos Zambrano vs. Claudio Marrero, April 29th 2017
Las Vegas was in for a treat on April 29th at Sam’s Town Live. The Mayweather Promotions’ fighters showed their worth on fight night. Three exciting performances opened up the televised series, which aired on FS2 & FOX Deportes, while the main and co-main event, aired on FS1 & FOX Deportes.
Layla McCarter opened the FS2 series with a spectacular performance against Szilvia Szabados, showcasing her talents and proving why she is one of the top female fighters in the sport. It took no more than 7 rounds for McCarter to defeat Szabados after throwing a powerful left hook. Las Vegas’ very own Juan Heraldez kept his undefeated record in tact beating out Alfonso Olvera by unanimous decision. The main event of the FS2 series featured Ladarius Miller, who earned a TKO over Jesus Gutierrez. It was a true battle of super lightweights, but it was Gutierrez who fell short.
The main event action on FS1 came to a close, after one minute and thirty seconds of action as Claudio Marrero stunned the crowd by defeating the previously unbeaten Carlos Zambrano in the first round. The co-main event of the FS1 and FOX Deportes telecast ended in a sixth-round TKO by hungry middleweight Nathaniel Gallimore (18-1-1, 15 KOs) of Kingston, Jamaica over Jeison Rosario (12-1, 9 KOs) of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Both fighters came out swinging in the first round with Rosario taking it on all three judge’s scorecards. Rosario, who had never gone past the fourth round started to slow down in the fifth as Gallimore took over.
The card also featured rising prospect Danny Gonzalez, who was able to beat out Mario Ayala after 4 rounds of boxing, with the judges scoring unanimously in Gonzales favor. Ronald Gavril showed off his talents as he delivered blow after blow against Decarlo Perez, eventually taking out Perez by the second round, advancing Gavril’s record to 18-1, 14 KO’s. Local favorite, Kevin “The Second Coming” Newman took care of business quickly, delivering a quick uppercut in the first round, that ultimately put Pablo Velez out, ending the fight after two minutes and nineteen seconds of action. Fans were excited and engaged with every fight down to the last second of the main event. Mayweather Promotions produced another sellout show, adding to the growing list of shows we’ve put on this year.
Box Fan Expo, May 6th 2017
Mayweather Promotions joined this year’s 3rd Annual Box Fan Expo, hosted in the boxing capital of the world, Las Vegas. Doors opened 10am with a flood of boxing fans and enthusiasts in attendance. The event offered the ultimate boxing experience and provided a platform for boxing stars and boxing legends in the industry to meet with fans and provide them with an unforgettable experience. The Mayweather Promotions booth saw around 600 fight fans who got the opportunity to meet-and-greet with our upcoming protégés and established fighters, as well as shop merchandise and more. We were joined by: Badou Jack, Ishe Smith, Alexis Santiago, Sharif Bogere, Andrew Tabiti, Ladarius Miller, Kevin Newman II, Thomas Dulorme, and many more talented fighters from our growing stable. The last surprise appearance of the evening was Floyd Mayweather’s appearance to take part in the event, fulfilling most fans dreams of seeing The Champ in person.
Davis vs. Walsh, May 20th 2017
Gervonta Davis defeated Jose Pedraza in a crowd-pleasing performance for the IBF World title on January 14th, in Brooklyn, NY at The Barclays Center. Now he’s set to make his first title defense across the pond, on May 20th against Liam Walsh in London at Copper Box Arena. Walsh, a tough contender from London looks to dethrone Davis. This match-up will be Mayweather Promotions’ first fight promotion outside of the U.S.
For tickets and more information visit: bit.ly/5-20Tix
SUMMER SPORTING EVENTS
World Masters Games- Auckland, New Zealand
When: April 21st-30th
Why It’s Listed: The world’s largest multi-sport event hosts over 20,000 participants from 100 countries. The event is held every 4 years to promote friendship and understanding, along with competition, between mature sports people regardless of age, gender, race, religion, or sport status.
More Information: Website: http://www.worldmastersgames2017.co.nz
Kentucky Derby- Louisville, Kentucky
When: May 6th
Why It’s Listed: This annual celebration brings together tradition & sports enthusiasts to witness the top thoroughbreds go the distance in a race also known as “The Most Exciting Two Minutes In Sports” in the United States. The Kentucky Derby has been run every consecutive year since 1875 & their attendance ranks first in North America and usually surpasses the attendance of all other stakes race.
More Information: Website: https://www.kentuckyderby.com
Islamic Solidarity Games- Baku, Azerbaijan
When: May 12th-22nd
Why It’s Listed: The 4th Islamic Solidarity Games is a multinational, multi-sport event held in Baku. The event was previously held in Saudi Arabia in 2005 and in Indonesia in 2013 but this year Azerbaijan will host the Games in their 4th year. The sports range from basketball to table tennis and include disabled sports events as well.
More Information: Website: https://www.baku2017.com
FA Cup Final- London, UK
When: May 27th
Check back soon for more information about this event.
French Open – Paris, France
When: May 28th-June 11th
Why It’s Listed: Also referred to as Roland Garros, this tennis tournament delivers top talents vs. top talents. This event is the only Grand Slam event held on clay and ends the clay-court season. It is the premier clay-court tennis championship event in the world and the second of four annual Grand Slam tournaments. Clay courts slow down the ball and produce a high bounce when compared to grass courts or hard courts. For this reason, clay courts take away some of the advantages of big servers and serve-and-volleyers, which makes it hard for these types of players to dominate on the surface.
More Information: http://www.rolandgarros.com/
Why It’s Listed: The annual open national championship of golf in the United States is the second of the four major championships in golf. It is staged at a variety of courses, set up in such a way that scoring is very difficult with a premium placed on accurate driving. The event is known for tight scoring at or around par by the leaders, with the winner usually emerging at around even par. A U.S. Open course is seldom beaten severely, and there have been many over-par wins.
More Information: Website: http://www.usga.org
Stanley Cup Finals
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2017 NBA Finals
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HOTTEST UPCOMING CONCERTS/TOURS DATES
Ariana Grande: Dangerous Woman Tour
Big Sean: I Decided Tour 2017
The Weeknd- Starboy: Legend of the Fall 2017
Coachella Music Festival- Indio, CA
Justin Bieber: Purpose Tour
Chris Brown: The Party Tour
Rock On the Range Music Festival- Columbus, OH
Bruno Mars: 24K Magic World Tour
Lady Gaga Joanne World Tour
Featured Fighter: Richardson Hitchins
Born to the streets of Brooklyn, Richardson Hitchins vowed to be successful. We caught up with the young east coast prodigy to learn more about his future goals, Haitian background, the 2016 Olympics and life beyond the ring. Read below to learn more about the face behind #TeamHitChins
MP: Which boxer did you look up to growing up, and why?
RH: The main boxer I looked up to was Floyd Mayweather. That’s who inspired me to box. After watching him on WWE in 2008, when he fought Big Show, I started looking up to him, and I loved to fight anyway. He really influenced me to want to become the greatest in boxing.
MP: If you can see any matchup in the ring, who would it be?
RH: One fight I would love to see would be me vs. Terence Crawford in the future for a unification title. I’ve sparred with him in the past and I think that would be an exciting fight.
MP: What was it like to represent Haiti in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Brazil?
RH: It was cool. When I first qualified, I was the only boxer representing any of the Caribbean countries. Being the only boxer on the Haitian team, I felt like I had my country on my back. It felt good to go out there and represent Haiti in the Olympics. Being from America, it felt good to give some positive some recognition to Haiti. I also got a lot of publicity and felt like I put my country on the map a little bit, thanks to Andre Berto who believed in me enough to pay for my plane ticket so I could go out and compete and represent Haiti. We’ve never really had any boxers represent Haiti, since for Andre Berto back in 2004.
MP: Describe what makes your boxing style unique from other fighters?
RH: I’ve studied the styles of Floyd Mayweather, Andre Ward, and Terence Crawford, they’re fighters I look up to a lot. I don’t really feel like my boxing style is something that hasn’t ever seen before. I do feel like my mindset is unique from other fighters. I’m always thinking and staying a few steps ahead, thinking of every possible outcome. I fight smart, I don’t necessarily go for the knockout, I set out to perform and get the win, and that’s what sets me apart from other boxers in my opinion.
MP: If you weren’t a boxer, what other career would you pursue?
RH: I honestly can’t answer that question because I don’t know where I would be without boxing. Boxing is my life and this is what defines me.
MP: What was going through your mind as you were walking into the ring for your pro-debut in New York on March 4, 2017?
RH: There wasn’t much on my mind walking into the ring, but there was a lot on my mind while I waited in the locker room; like how the punches were going to feel and what the crowd was like. Once I started walking out, I felt the same way I have in every other boxing match. Like when I was as a little kid, walking out and seeing everyone, I had the same feeling of nervousness and was just ready to get in and perform. I never really let it get to me, that I was fighting with a big crowd turnout inside Barclays Center. I just got in there and started having some fun.
MP: Which music artists are you currently listening to?
RH: There are a few artists that are hot right now. I listen to Meek, Dave East, Fabolous, and Don Q. I listen to Don Q a lot he’s definitely putting it on for New York at the moment.
MP: For anyone visiting New York, which restaurant would you recommend?
RH: The main spot I would suggest for anyone to visit would be Silver Krust. It’s a little Jamaican food spot that I grew up on.
MP: We’ve noticed a pretty stylish person outside the ring, what/who influences your style?
RH: That’s that NY swag. I grew up around a lot of people who were making money and buying a lot of nice things. Now that I’m older and recently went pro, I can afford nicer things and dress in clothes I couldn’t wear back then.
MP: What’s one thing people don’t know about you?
RH: Personality wise, people don’t know I overthink everything. I think a lot! I’m always overthinking, even right now. After this interview, I’ll think about the chips that I ate yesterday or weird stuff like that. I really can’t say what people don’t know about me because everyone who is close to me knows a lot about me and knows who I am.
Featured Staff: John Sinclair
John Sinclair is the uncle to Floyd Mayweather, and has been active in the daily operations at the Mayweather Boxing Club since the opening ceremonies back in April of 2007. His main focus is making sure the fighters are doing their daily workout regimens properly, putting the proper timing into their training, and being a counselor/mentor to the fighters. Learn more about his transition from New York city to managing the gym and beyond, as he opens up about what it’s like to work at the world-renowned, Mayweather Boxing Club.
MP: How long have you worked at the Mayweather Boxing Club (MBC)?
JS: Floyd gave me a job back in April 2005. I came out to Las Vegas in 2003 for the very first time; I remember thinking how beautiful Las Vegas was! I went back to New York where I was a youth counselor for the New York Child Division for Youth for 8 years. I became determined to make the move to Las Vegas and was offered a blessing to work at the gym (Mayweather Boxing Club), where I’ve been for 12 years.
MP: How did you get introduced to the job?
JS: I’m Floyd’s uncle on his mother’s side so I was always around to support my nephew. Growing up, I was always very athletic and into sports, I played football and baseball. Although I never boxed, Floyd blessed me with an opportunity to manage the gym and help the fighters with their needs, while making sure the gym operations run smoothly.
MP: What was your role at MBC when you first started, and what is your role now? What promted the transition?
JS: When I first started, I was one of the gym’s managers. In this role I was mainly responsible for opening the gym and locking it up daily, keeping supplies stocked, and keeping it clean. I always paid close attention to the trainers and how they interacted with all the fighters and these observations helped me learn so much about boxing, and allowed me to pick up skills and expand my role at the gym. NowI wrap hands and assist the fighters with their training. I meet people from all over the world and also those that are local that just want to come and visit the famous Mayweather Boxing Club. As a representative of Floyd, it’s my job to make people feel comfortable and welcomed when they visit the gym.
MP: What are some key things you’ve learned since coming to work at MBC?
JS: Patience. Every day is a learning experience for me, being around Boza, Roger, Floyd Sr., Eddie Mustafa, as well as other greats has helped me be the best I can be. When you pay attention, you learn, and I learn something new every day! I can’t say there is just one thing that stands out.
MP: What is most rewarding for you, being apart of the everyday functions of this famous gym?
JS: The most rewarding part is working with the fighters. They train hard, give it their all in the ring, and come back just to say, ‘Thank you Uncle John”. You know it’s the small things that count, it doesn’t have to be anything big. Working here is rewarding within its self, everyday, it’s truly a blessing and has been a great opportunity that Floyd has afforded me. There are so many positive people, from TMT to Mayweather Promotions and it’s like one big family. My experience from working with youth in New York helped me with our young fighters who need that nurturing.
MP: What challenges do you face often while working at the gym?
JS: Not many challenges, fighters can be stubborn but they’re human. Sometimes I have to stay on them, keep them motivated. Floyd leads by example, a great leader; we expect nothing but the best!
MP: Are there any challenges for you, working in a family business?
JS: No, I’m thankful and blessed to have this great opportunity to work around my family and friends.
MP: Outside of boxing, are you interested in any other sports?
JS: Right now I’m pulling double-duty, I work at the gym and I coach my 8-year-old daughters softball team, their team name is “Batgirl”, and I currently coach 14 girls 3 days a week. I do amateur boxing with underprivileged kids as well. I love to help and give back to the community, wherever I can.
MP: I’m sure you’ve witness a lot of world champions and great boxers train here, who has been your favorite to watch and why?
JS: My favorite and number one is Floyd Mayweather Jr. – he is the best of the best, takes care of business, exciting to watch, and he is one of a kind.
Badou Jack is another favorite, he is soft spoken, but a focused family man and has overcome many obstacles, and he is a great fighter.
MP: Can you think of any other job you would want to be doing if you weren’t at the gym?
If I weren’t working at the gym, I would be somewhere helping people. That is what I like to do; I’m patient and love giving back, mentoring, or guiding youth, giving a helping hand where it’s needed.
Fan of the Quarter: Pedro Estrada
We’ve dedicated this section to our loyal fans who continue to support us year after year. This quarter we’re shining a light on Pedro Estrada Jr. because of his fan loyalty and admiration of the champ. Estrada is an active participant on each of our socials media pages, showing that he is one of Floyd Mayweather’s top fans. Learn more about this quarter’s featured fan below and continue to follow us on social media for your chance to be featured in the future.
MP: How long have you been a fan of Floyd Mayweather?
I’ve been a huge fan of Floyd Mayweather over the past 15 years.
MP: What was the first Mayweather fight you watched?
The first Mayweather fight that I watched was his fight against Luis Castillo.
MP: Which Mayweather fight is your all-time favorite?
My all-time favorite Floyd Mayweather fight was when he fought and defeated Arturo Gatti in my hometown of New Jersey. He showed great boxing skills, speed and mental toughness, especially since he broke his hand in that fight. I feel that Floyd was able to earn his respect and show the world what he was truly capable of. Floyd dominated Gatti in his own hometown and captured the WBC Super Lightweight title in the process.
MP: What makes you the biggest Mayweather fan?
The thing that makes me the biggest Floyd Mayweather fan is that I’ve idolized Floyd for over 15 years. Floyd has taught me of how to be tough and have spirit to overcome any situation no matter what. I’ve always supported him and backed him up throughout his career. Over the years, I’ve collected plenty of gear to show my support. I have over 17 TMT hats, 4 Mayweather Sports hats and a Mayweather Promotions hat.
MP: If you could see Floyd Mayweather in person right now, what would you talk to him about?
If I got the chance to meet Floyd Mayweather, I would first ask to take a photo with him and shake his hand. I’d thank him for the opportunity and let him know him that he’s my hero.
Nike Challenges the Consumer with Full Range of Lifestyle Fashion
Nike has taken a hit by brands like Adidas and Under Armour since early 2015. Adidas has the best selling running shoe out, the Ultra Boost, while Under Armour saw double digits with their top-tier athlete sponsored shoe collections. However, Nike is still the number one footwear company in the industry. The sportswear giant has taken a new approach, by thinking outside the box and using culture and society as its main inspiration for their recent releases.
Athletes have a desire to get the best fit and function in their apparel. They also want to feel good. This is why Nike is delivering the most robust range of sizes for women in more colors and styles than ever before. From a 1X to 3X, Nike’s expanded Plus Size collection is crafted to ensure the perfect fit at every size.
Nike’s Plus Size Collection is available now on nike.com and in select retailers in North America and Western Europe.
Nike Hijab Line for Female Muslim Athletes
In an effort to better serve Muslim athletes, Nike has revealed plans to launch the Pro Hijab.
The result is a durable, single-layer power mesh that’s both lightweight and opaque, featuring strategically placed holes for optimal breathability.
“By providing Muslim athletes with the most groundbreaking products, like the Nike Pro Hijab, Nike aims to serve today’s pioneers as well as inspire even more women and girls in the region who still face barriers and limited access to sport,”- Sara al-Zawqari, spokeswoman for the International Red Cross in Iraq.
The “fastest shoe ever” designed to break two-hour marathon barrier
The Nike Zoom Vaporfly Elite is designed to be supportive and efficient, cushioning runners from the pain caused by concrete and propelling them forwards. It is also ultra-lightweight, weighing in at just 185 grams, and has a distinctive heel that points upwards like the prow of a boat.
“It’s the fastest shoe ever, the lightest marathon shoe, but also with an incredible amount of cushioning.” – Stefan Guest
Nike views the sub-two-hour marathon as the next big milestone in athletic achievement, similar to when the four-minute mile was first achieved in 1954.
The Nike Air Zoom Pegasus will be releases later this year.
Popular Sneaker Releases
Foodies everywhere rejoice! Here are the hottest restaurant openings in a few major cities that you can plan around and indulge!
Luchini Pizzeria & Bar, Los Angeles
Eggslut’s Alvin Cailan puts his spin on New York-style pizza with this counter-service Hollywood pizzeria and bar that is part of the Tao, Dream Hotel and Avenue nightclub complex.
Voodoo Doughnut, Universal City, Los Angeles
Portland’s legendary donut chain has finally made its way to LA, with its first location residing at City Walk. I’m sure the photos speak for themselves!
Ella Elli, Lakeview, Chicago
The latest from 4 Star Restaurant Group (Crosby’s Kitchen, The Windsor) brings a romantic vibe and globally inspired fare to its 75-seat storefront in Southport Corridor. Plush seating and dim lighting provide a warm backdrop while you linger over trendy dishes
Empellon, Midtown, New York
Alex Stupak has finally launched a flagship Empellon. Stupak’s inventive tacos — like one made with falafel are still the main draw here — but there’s also plenty of snacks and large plates worth trying, like crab nachos with sea urchin “queso” and roasted red prawns with chipotle.
Did you know, seventy-eight percent of millennials—compared to 59% of baby boomers—“would rather pay for an experience than material goods,” according to a survey from Harris Poll and Eventbrite cited on Bloomberg. Here are the upcoming travel trends to get you ready for your next vacation.
Who says hostels have to be miserable, flea-bitten dives? The savviest travelers know that modern hostels can be so much more than a collection of stereotypes. Worried about sharing a massive, dorm-style room with 10 other strangers of questionable hygiene? Don’t be. Most hostels allow you to rent private rooms. Here are the top luxury hostels that will get you in the mood for your summer travel plans.
Here are the top hostels perfect for any summer getaway:
Caveland, Santorini, Greece
Freehand, Miami, FL
F&F Hostel, Punta del Esta, Uruguay
Oxotel Hostel, Chiang Mai, Thailand
Active & Adventure Trips
According to Virtuoso, the #2 trend for 2017 is active and adventure travel. These experiences include things like “an African safari, swimming with whale sharks in Mexico or Australia, or hiking the Swiss Alps.” North and South America are the top adventure destinations for customers.
The e-gaming industry has been a huge money maker for quite a while. But just HOW much money does this industry bring in, who’s buying, which countries rank the highest in revenue, and what does the future hold? We’ve broken down the numbers for you, courtesy of bigfishgames.com.
Here’s what you should know:
According to analysts at SuperData, 2016 has been the best year yet for video games, with the total market value hitting $91 billion this year. Driving this growth is exciting new technology and expanding platforms bringing in new gamers worldwide. Major networks like ESPN have jumped on board to cover the egaming world. The sports network tested the launch with an eSports issue, then later launched the an esports section on their website.
Who is Playing?
The average age of gamers: 35
The average age of game purchasers: 38
Households that own a device used for playing video games: 65%
Households that own a device exclusively for playing video games: 48%
The average number of years’ gamers have been playing: 13
2016 Top 3 Revenues by Country
E-Sports- Here’s what you should know
ESports, also known as electronic sports, are a form of competition that is facilitated by electronic system. eSports take the form of organized, multiplayer video game competitions, particularly between professional players. The most common video game genres associated with eSports are real-time strategy, fighting, first-person shooter (FPS), and multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA).
- Viewership of eSports has exploded from 204 million to 292 million between 2014 and 2016. That’s a 43% increase in two years.
- Global revenue rose from $194 million to $463 million between 2014 and 2016. That’s a 239% increase in two years.
- Total Prize Money in 2016: $93,505,160.63
Total Active Players: 13576
Average Tournament Prize Pool: $24,117.92
Average Earnings/Player: $6,887.53
Top eSports titles in 2016
- Dota 2 – $37,251,051.07 – 772 Players – 118 Tournaments
- Counter-Strike: Global Offensive – $17,267,862.14 – 4349 Players – 851 Tournaments
- League of Legends – $10,301,329.03 – 1327 Players – 125 Tournaments
- Heroes of the Storm – $4,610,149.10 – 381 Players – 57 Tournaments
- Call of Duty: Black Ops III – $3,749,030.66 – 322 Players – 47 Tournaments
What does the future hold for egaming?
- VR is steadily climbing and will have a much better year in 2017
- Devices and technology developments– PS4 Slim and XBOX Scorpio
- Nintendo will stay strong with their newly released Switch, which is sold out until Sept. 2017
- HTML5 games will be more popular
- Gaming stocks will continue to rise