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Sports Tech Live - Issue #180

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Sports Tech Live

All your Sports Tech news in one place, covering topics like AR/VR, Data Analytics, eSports, Live Streaming, Sports Betting, Wearables, etc.

Hey Sports Tech Fans,
Super short week as it’s been one of those hectic weeks in Techstars Launchpool Web3 accelerator.
Last week started with our cohort and Techstars IPFS Seattle being hosted in Berlin for a networking event and investor speed dating, followed by Blocksplit in Croatia and a team offsite with my amazing team and then Blockchain Ireland Week in Dublin.
The past week has been incredibly insightful, I have met some great people across the industry from investors to fellow builders in the Web3 space.
But unfortunately that has left little time to really dig into the news stories to offer any real insight and value.
Have a great sporting weekend,
Will

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Streaming News
Amazon bought the rights to some of the French Open’s biggest time slots. The sport’s top players are desperate to avoid them
Streaming TV fatigue? How to know if you have too many channels
NESN launches streaming app, NESN 360, with $29.99/month standalone price tag - masslive.com
Fablemaze Partners With Sci-Fi-London To Launch Deep-Dive Streaming Service
WebXtra: Beware of scammers for high school sports streams
Red Sox broadcaster becomes first regional sports network to offer stand-alone streaming service for games
Sports Streaming Service DAZN Hires BT Exec Pete Oliver as CMO
Sports Betting
Where Is the Line? Sports Betting Regulators Need to Act Now to Protect the Player
From football to esports: Betting on Sports Europe 2022 to examine industry’s key markets
Online sports betting could be in NC by football season, legislative supporters say :: WRAL.com
Florida Sports Betting Still in Limbo After Federal Court Denies Appeal
Winter Sports Betting Strategies – FasterSkier.com
BetJACK Tests Free-To-Play App With OH Sports Betting Customers
esports & Gaming
After metoric rise, Mohonasen esports team will keep growing – The Daily Gazette
Esports athletes now observed as ‘conventional’ ones
DAF Gaming delivers Gaming Expo, Esports Championship at FORCECON 2022 > Air National Guard > Article Display
Joc Pederson’s and Tommy Pham’s fantasy football beef is hilarious — and a reminder sports betting isn’t only fun and games
Core reasons why eSports is so popular today - The Jerusalem Post
Esports gaming entrepreneurs go on $143 million property spree
Talon Esports parts ways with AzzyyyS and saeyeora — SiegeGG
GameSquare Esports reports $3.89m loss for Q1 2022 - Esports Insider
SEM9 Ups the Game with Southeast Asia's First Esports Hotel - PR Newswire APAC
Luminosity Gaming leaves VALORANT - Dot Esports
ONE Esports announced as official media partner of League of Legends Champions Korea
eFuse acquires media outlet Esports.GG - Esports Insider
This man built a $30K gaming room modeled after a Star Citizen spaceship | PC Gamer
apple: Apple made more money from gaming than Microsoft, Nintendo - Times of India
Israel's gaming industry continues expansion - Al-Monitor: The Pulse of the Middle East
Taking traditional gaming to the Metaverse, an interview with Red Door Digital's Joseph Derflinger [Q&A] - TechNode Global
Gamer rage is more than memes: Opera GX presents its first Rage Report with key insights on US and UK gamers' daily frustrations
Golden Guardians announces Los Angeles esports facility - Esports Insider
Gaming And Media Company To Invest In Web3
Thumb tendonitis is on the rise in age of gaming and scrolling | Western Advocate | Bathurst, NSW
Storyboard18 | Brands Need To Level Up To Get Women Gamers
As esports organizations widen their revenue streams, valuation continues to be a challenge
Deals
ExclusivePixellot raising $161 million at $500 million valuation
Gatorade Dropping NHL to Focus on College, Women’s Sports
WIN Reality Triples Revenue and Announces $45 Million Growth Investment From Spectrum Equity
Business News: Blast Motion Announces Signing of Haley Cruse & Paige Halstead to New Team of Softball Ambassadors - Extra Inning Softball
Connor Goldson: Rangers defender signs new four-year-deal | Football News | Sky Sports
Ohio State's Ryan Day: Buckeyes need a collective $13M in NIL money for roster stability
Tom Brady Set Record In NFLPA Endorsement Deals Last Year - Sports Illustrated
Nielsen Impact Score Expands to Deliver New Marketing Performance Insights for Professional Sports Teams and Brands
With a new name, Alloy Sports competes for a shot at $180,000 in seed funding - Technical.ly
Nike Founder Bids $2B for Blazers - Front Office Sports
Coins.ph Becomes the Exclusive Crypto Partner of the PBA
How NIL deals can help HBCUs balance college recruiting landscape - Sports Illustrated
Esports Powerhouse Galaxy Racer Invests US$25M to Partner With $QUINT – Press release Bitcoin News
Crypto deals help fuel NBA sponsorships to $1.6 billion in 2021-22 season, firm says
NBA sponsorships hit record high of $1.6B on the back of crypto, tech deals | CryptoSlate
Crypto
The Amazing Ways Nike Is Using The Metaverse, Web3 And NFTs
Meta Quest 2 VR Fitness Plays Like a Video Game, Burns Like a Workout | Man of Many
Qatar hosts the first metaverse FIFA gaming tournament | CryptoSlate
Like the gig economy, crypto gaming is sold with promise of convenience and riches. In practice it’s deeply exploitative
Former footballers purchase land in Sports Metaverse; here's a look at some big virtual land deals
Crypto Sports Betting - Will It Be The Next Big Trend In Blockchain
The Metaverse Is Struggling to Hold Onto Users. Sports Could Fix That
Keeping Up With Crypto - The New York Times
Krause House secures a Rumble Kong Club NFT for team ownership in the first metaverse sports league.
Responding to the 26 Anti-Crypto Technologists
DraftKings puts out plan to to accept crypto-payments in the future - AMBCrypto
Sports, health, and blockchain integrate through Walken | Mint
Crypto Companies Upend List of NBA’s Top Sponsors
Startups
eo SwimBETTER Launches into the Swim Tech Space
These SoCal Startups Are Getting Ahead of the Game Via Comcast’s Sports Tech Accelerator
Sports Coaching Platform Market to Grow by USD 4.95 billion | The Increasing Adoption of Cloud-Based Solutions to Drive Global IT Spending Market
Golden Thread Technology Uses DNA to Predict Your Sports Injury Risk, Then Coaches You Up to Prevent It
Canadian athletes joining trend of sports stars becoming equity investors - The Globe and Mail
Altitude Control Technology Installed At NAU Student-Athlete Facility
Fashion brand, sports trick app, and more among alumni startups in new U-M accelerator cohort
Venture capitals reroute funding to Web3.0, gaming startups amid dry spell | Business Standard News
Six startups connecting fans with their favourite celebrities
Women in Sport
Women & Sport: WNBA shining example of how investments in women's sports continue to grow
What 50 Years Of Title IX Has — And Hasn’t — Accomplished | FiveThirtyEight
Supersapiens Partners with Number One Team in Women's Cycling
Women & Sport: US soccer's equal pay victory will stand as biggest sports win of 2022
2022 U.S. Women's Open features record purse, but it still isn't equal to the men
Sky Sports News investigation finds only three female sport statues in UK | Athletics News | Sky Sports
Startups
SB x LaLiga Tech | Fan Engagement Challenge | QuestionPro Survey
Hardware & Wearables
WHOOP® Launches WHOOP Unite™: an Industry-Leading Health and Performance Solution for Organizations
Luxury brands like Gucci are launching wearable fitness tech; are they worth the premium? | Sporting News Australia
Global Running Day: The top smart wearable products for all the runners
Garmin revamps Forerunner lineup with racing features and solar power - The Verge
Wearable sensor finds dancers are dancing through pain
amofit S: Biohack your Vagus Nerve and Autonomic Nervous System
Garmin Vivomove Sport hybrid smartwatch review: Too niche | Wearables Reviews
The world's first 4K 240Hz curved gaming monitor is finally available for pre-order, sort of | PC Gamer
Razer’s Barracuda Pro is its latest do-it-all gaming headset - The Verge
Best of the Rest
Liverpool fans pepper-sprayed by French police in stadium entry chaos | Euronews
NASCAR’s Next Gen car was too hot, so racing turned to 3D printers for the solution | Nascar | kdhnews.com
'Threat Matrix' study reveals football and basketball players 'suffer horrific online abuse' - CNN
Parents of Stanford women's soccer goalie Katie Meyer, who died from suicide, push for 'Katie's Save' policy
Understanding tech will shape the sports leaders of tomorrow | SportBusiness
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