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NBA Season Opener: A Brief Overview

The NBA 2017-2018 season is officially underway as the first games of the season were played over the last two days.

The season started earlier than usual to avoid overexertion of players that have to play too many games back-to-back. In the past, teams have benched players to ensure they don’t hurt themselves. This presents a problem to fans who pay money to watch their favorite player. For instance, the Cavaliers opted to rest Kyrie Irving, Kevin Love, and LeBron James in a game against the Clippers last season. Fans chanted for their players to make an appearance to no avail and their unhappiness resonated to the league. Adam Silver thinks that extending the season by a week should help prevent injuries throughout the course of the season.

Visit FanWide.com to find a NBA watch party or fan club near you.

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USMNT: The downfall of US soccer

The US Men’s National Team failed to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup last night after a tragic 2-1 loss to Trinidad and Tobago. This is the first time the USMNT has been left out since 1986. All they needed was a tie and they would have moved on. However, their loss mixed with Panama’s victory over Costa Rica and Honduras’s over Mexico put the final nail in the USMNT’s coffin.

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eSports: The Rise of an Empire

A recent study from Limelight Networks shows that men aged 18-25 prefer to watch eSports over other, more conventional sports.

In the last few decades, eSports have become a major industry competing with traditional sports such as basketball or football. The Season 3 World Championship of League of Legends in 2014 gathered 32 million viewers, exceedingly more than the World Series or NCAA Final Four that year. The winners of The International (a tournament for Dota 2) won a combined $11 million this summer, whereas Tom Brady made a mere $183,000 for winning the Super Bowl. The International Olympic Committee even flirted with the idea of including eSports as an event in the Olympic Games to increase their appeal to millennials.

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FanWide is Out of the Park for All Fans

 

Everywhere you want to catch a game with friends or fans of your team, check FanWide first!

Seattle’s King 5 featured FanWide in Evening Magazine for the Boston Red Sox Pregame Party where we gave away a signed jersey and more. The fans were excited and even right outside Safe Co. Field, the Red Sox found a home to celebrate their team.

No matter where you live or travel, FanWide is here for you!

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eSports Are Sports Too

In a world that idolizes traditional sports centered around robustness and brute strength, eSports are often overlooked.

Last week, Seattle hosted the largest eSports tournament in the world. The 7th iteration of The International featured teams of nerds from all over the world competing for a prize of $11 million. To put this into perspective, Tom Brady earned $183,000 for winning this past Super Bowl, only a fraction of what team members that win the International earn.

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Seattle’s Best Mayweather vs. McGregor Watch Party – Fuel Sports Eats & Beats

McGregor Mayweather Fight Watch Party, Seattle McGregor Mayweather, Mayweather McGregor Viewing Party, Fight of the Century Seattle, Seattle Watch Party, Boxing Watch Party, Boxing Watch PartiesTouted as the Fight of the Decade, Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor are set to face-off on August 26, 2017 and you can have the best view in Seattle to watch every blow at the Fuel Sports Eats & Beats watch party.

After much talk and speculation, these two contenders are going toe to toe at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas to finally end the debate on who is the top fighter. McGregor, coming from a UFC background, is in a relatively new environment and is going against the undefeated boxing champion Mayweather. While the age gap is apparent, the rivalry, that started on social media, is poised to be the biggest combat sports event the world has seen in quite some time.

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San Francisco Bay Area: The Best Sports Bars to Catch a Game and a Bite

There are times in every sports fan’s life when the usual pub fare just isn’t enough to supplement the game experience. San Francisco and the Bay Area not only have great sports, but also have great sports bars with good food. Fans no longer have to put up with lackluster nachos and soggy wings; here are some of the best watch party hosts where you can also fill up.

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Best Sports Watch Party Bars in Chicago for Every Fan

The Windy City is known for deep dish pizza, hot dogs without ketchup, the Chicago Bears, Blackhawks, Bulls, Cubs and White Sox. You don’t have to be a fan of those to have a great time at a watch party in Chicago.

Here are some of the best sites to catch a game in Chicago:

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Saturdays in Chicago, you can find many different groups of college football fans geared up and ready to watch their team take on the enemy of the week. With the college feel of the bar itself, those fans will feel right at home. Gamekeepers is on a popular intersection on Lincoln Avenue and is one of Chicago’s oldest sports bars.

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Biggest Upcoming Sports Events in Summer 2017!

The summer is in full swing and sports events and games are happening all summer long! The question is, what are the must-see events and where will you be to watch them?

CONCACAF Gold Cup – July 7 to 26, 2017

2017 Gold Cup Watch Party

Catch Soccer Watch Parties and FIFA Events Happening Near you all Summer

The CONCACAF Gold Cup is held every two years and consists of North American, Central American and Caribbean teams. The winners of this overall tournament will go on to play the winners of the 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup (a one-match playoff to determine which team qualifies for the 2021 FIFA Confederations Cup). While team Mexico and team USA are the favorites to meet in the final, don’t count out Panama, Jamaica and Costa Rica from making a run to the championship game.