Tag Archives: NFL

Former NFL player Hank Baskett buys Denial eSports

Hank Baskett, a former wide receiver for NFL teams such as the Philadelphia Eagles and Indianapolis Colts, has purchased a stake in Denial eSports.  The organisation announced the deal earlier in the week, with Baskett becoming a co-owner of the team alongside Stephen A. Crystal, a well known tech investor. …

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The Dallas Cowboys are looking to enter eSports

The Dallas Cowboys may not have been able to make it past the Packers last week, but there is some seemingly good news coming from the Cowboys camp. They are looking to invest in eSports.  In an interview with AdAge, Matt O’Neil, senior VP of brand marketing for the Dallas …

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NFL Media to work with EA on Madden eSports

EA has partnered with NFL Media in order to cover the Madden NFL Championship Series according to a report.  Both theScore eSports and SportsBusiness Journal have confirmed that EA and NFL Media have formed a partnership to cover the $1 million competition. The partnership will see a new 30 minute …

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EA Sports Season Passes to end next year

As EA prepares to launch its Access subscription model, it seems time is up for the EA Sports Season Ticket. The Season Ticket, for a 20 one-off fee, allows sports gamers to get early access to certain titles and discounts for Ultimate Team packs and DLC discounts. It launch back …

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Microsoft promises more Xbox One sports deals to join NFL

NFL will not be the only sport to offer interactivity with Xbox One, Microsoft has said. And although it hasn’t name-dropped the Premier League, Microsoft Studios boss Phil Spencer has promised that international sports’ will certainly feature as part of the line-up. We believe sports is a very interesting category …

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VIDEO: Here’s the first Xbox One TV ad

Microsoft’s first TV ad for Xbox One focuses on its TV, chat and NFL functionality. The machine will of course be pitched differently to lots of different markets and the appeal of its multimedia functionality will mean that Microsoft will inevitably be targeting some sales in non-gaming markets. But considering …

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Report: Xbox One NFL deal worth $400m

Microsoft’s deal to provide NFL games for Xbox One users is an agreement with the organization reportedly worth $400m over five years. VG247 passes along an AP report stating that the American football league will be featured via the hardware through at least 2018, when the current contract expires. NFL …

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EA settles NFL lawsuit, retains licence though loses NCAA

The Madden NFL series has survived a fierce legal dispute between EA and the NFL. A $27m settlement fee has been paid, according to Kotaku, ending a four-year class action lawsuit that argued the deal was an illegal monopoly. The most crucial news for gamers is that EA has managed …

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EA renegotiates NFL deal

Publisher EA has successfully renegotiated the terms of its deal with the NFL that affords it the lucrative rights used to make its American football series true-to-life. Sports Business Daily reports that the new contract "significantly reduces the video game maker’s contractual obligations" for the season ahead but at the …

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NFL players sue EA

Around 6,000 retired NFL players have filed a class action lawsuit against EA over its use of their likenesses in the historic teams that featured in Madden NFL 09. According to a report on IGN, the lawsuit claims that publisher knowingly and intentionally‚ÄĚ used the content in such a way …

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