Filling a crucial void in the explosive multi-billion-dollar eSports/gaming industry, Gamer World News Entertainment (GWNe) officially debuts today as an ambitious new free and completely independent 24/7 multi-platform network featuring eSports and gamer news, information, entertainment and original programming exclusively dedicated to professional, competitive and casual gamers.
GWNe is available on its home website, gamerworldnews.com and also on major OTT platforms such as AppleTV, Amazon Fire, Roku, AndroidTV, Facebook, YouTube. GWNe will also be available soon on Xbox, PlayStation, and many more platforms.
In addition, the new network is launching with a robust social media presence on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Reddit, Twitch, Snapchat, Flipboard and over 200,000 global publishing sites.
eSports revolves around the competition between gamers either one-on-one or in small teams, with Dota2, CS: GO and League of Legends among the favored games. The current eSports gaming industry is closing in on $1.5 billion in global revenues and is experiencing a staggering 22% annual growth rate. Recent stats show Asia is the leading eSports market with over $320 million in revenue, while North America is at about $225 million, and Europe is close to $175 million.
Considered by many to be the future of eSports, female gamers continue to play an increasingly essential role in the industry, with 40% or more of eSports enthusiasts today being female in many parts of the world – a percentage that is certain to keep climbing significantly in the future.
The Definitive Resource For eSports & Gamer News
Blending the best of a network news platform such as CNN International with in-depth high gloss magazine-style feature stories, GWNe provides eSports and gamer news coverage that spans both the industry and the world.
Offering an unprecedented blend of live, packaged and produced content using Avid’s NSYNC2 motion tracking with gamer engine technology and backed by high-end graphics, GWNe features breaking news from the very latest in professional and competitive eSports, global gamer news, reviews, scores, the latest game-related tech, health and psychology stories, interviews with top teams, leagues, publishers and renowned gamers, player tips, cultural features, and exclusive trend segments.
In addition, GWNe will soon offer a premium insider admission for special access to elite gamer content from pros and competitive gamers around the world.
A Fresh Perspective
GWNe’s team of newscasters includes a talented group of gaming enthusiasts and entertainment industry personalities comprised of Michelle Jubilee, Andrew Anderson, Sheri Nadel, Brian Hanford, Tian Wang, Jordy Altman and Rob “Capt. Rob” Steinberg – all of whom offer their own fresh, informed and occasionally controversial perspectives on the fast-growing eSports and gamer universe. Among the many fun and provocative regular features on the GWNe network are outspoken “Point and Counterpoint” opinion segments featuring “Capt. Rob” and Tian Wang.
GWNe will also be home to a boldly original new series entitled “The Fall Out” inspired by some of the most popular post-apocalyptic video games, including Metro, Wasteland, Borderland, Fallout4 and Deux Ex. The pilot episode features Quinton Aaron, who soared to fame as the adopted son of Academy Award-winner Sandra Bullock in The Blind Side. More details about the show will be announced shortly.
The Neutral & Independent Voice of eSports
Unlike the many eSports or gamer news resources that are affiliated with publishers (video game manufacturers) who predictably favor select products and competitions, GWNe stands out as an entirely independent network whose only mandate is to present professional eSports, gamer news, feature stories and diverse programming in the most timely, unbiased, informative and entertaining manner possible.
Moreover, while many eSports news resources cater solely to a very select group of professional players and specific games, GWNe is readily accessible to the entire global audience of professional eSports, competitive, casual gamers and VR enthusiasts – a group that includes Gen Xers and baby boomers who enjoy playing online, on their own or with their kids.
Perhaps most importantly, all GWNe content will always be presented in an authentic gamer’s voice by people with a genuine passion for eSports and game content with a commitment to presenting stories that appeal to male and female gamers of all ages, interests, skill levels and geographic locations.
Leading The Way
With a multi-faceted, long-term business model that includes advertising, sponsorships, syndicated content, special events, strategic partnerships and branded merchandise, GWNe was created by highly respected entertainment veteran and television syndicator and producer, Gayle Dickie.
GWNe’s strategic distribution partner is Lightcast (https://www.lightcast.com/), an innovative digital technology company that seamlessly delivers compelling video and live event content throughout today’s global media universe. As a leading Multi-Platform OVP and Content Management System, Lightcast.com will deliver GWNe’s on-demand and live-stream content to viewers on every screen and device, including AppleTV, Roku, AndroidTV and Amazon FireTV.
GWNe’s additional strategic distribution and monetization partner is Eyez (https://www.eyez.gg), a leading eSports video technology company that serves eSports content creators by providing new digital distribution opportunities, revenue channels, actionable audience insights, and analytics.
With the phenomenal global growth of eSports for professionals, competitive and casual gamers, this full technology stack (DMP, DSP, SSP) enables players, teams, game publishers, leagues, and venues to grow their respective brands and audiences, with a focus on growing sponsorship and advertising revenue.
Co-Founders Dave Fisch and CJ Bowden, digital advertising entrepreneurs, and operators have worked with hundreds of advertisers with proven success on over 60,000 campaigns. Dave Fisch explains:
This is clearly the focus the eSports and gamer world needs with a winning combination of premium top-tier news from GWNe and our ability to monetize and distribute for the entire eco-system.
Filling The Void In eSports News
Commenting on the launch of GWNe, Dave Fisch, Co-Founder of EYEZ.GG said,
This is a brilliant idea that’s long overdue. Supported by very impressive on-air hosts and a creative production team, Gayle has taken the time to create a network that looks and feels authentic with ’state of the art’ gamer technology and high quality production value with a truly riveting array of channels, giving gamers and eSports companies like ours the news and insights we need to stay on top of the eSports and gamer world globally. Here’s to a bright and successful future for GWNe!
Added GWNe founder Gayle Dickie,
eSports is an undeniably explosive market that’s been underserved for far too long when it comes to quality news and original programming. My profound gratitude to everyone on the GWNe team and our valued investors for bringing this launch about as we look forward to being the true global independent leading news source for eSports pros, competitive players, everyday gamers, fans and advertisers around the world for many, many years to come.