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Alibaba Is Throwing Hundreds Of Millions At Esports [Video]

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You don’t hear about it a great deal, but the International e-Sports Federation (IeSF) is one of the few international bodies in esports that has a footprint in Australia. It’s been around for a few years, but there’s hope that it might get a whole lot bigger thanks to a massive investment from the Chinese conglomerate Alibaba.

Alibaba, through its Alisports division, has continued to branch out into esports by partnering with IeSF to invest $US150 million into the industry. IeSF, which is a signatory to the World Anti-Doping Agency, will support the expansion and operation of the World Electronic Sports Games (WESG) around the world.

According to the IeSF release, Alibaba and IeSF are looking to attract players and teams from more than 100 countries and regions. The IeSF is also trying to convince the International Olympic Committee of the legitimacy of esports, which dovetails nicely with the eGames pop-up event that is …

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Amazon Prime Day 2020: Here are some of the top deals [Video]

Amazon is holding its annual Prime Day on Oct. 13 and 14 this year, after the pandemic forced it to postpone the sales event from July. Amazon is positioning Prime Day as a way to get people to kick-start their holiday shopping.