In The News
Netflix is worried about Fortnite. In a letter to shareholders, Netflix admitted it loses to “Fortnite more than HBO.”
Nexon is up for sale, according to a translation from ICO Partners’ Thomas Bidaux. “Nexon is officially looking for a buyer. Listed as interest parties: Tencent, EA, Activision, Disney.”
Improbable and Unity have officially made up, with Improbable posting a blog piece titled “SpatialOS will support Unity long-term – and mobile support is coming soon.”
Mobile game data for December is out from Sensor Tower. Monster Strike was 1st for overall revenue and Brawl Stars was 1st for overall downloads.
Helix Jump had more daily average players in Q4 of 2018 than any other mobile game, Apptopia reports.
Mobile gaming in the U.S. and Canada in 2018 brought in $9.37 billion in revenue, EEDAR and Sensor Tower found. “60% of Americans and Canadians play mobile games,” GI.biz’s Rebekah Valentine reports.
Scott Reismanis, founder of ModDB and IndieDB, “announced today the formation of a new publishing and investment arm, Modularity, that will focus on moddable games,” Valentine reports.
Byju acquired Osmo “in a deal worth $120 million,” TechCrunch’s Jon Russell writes.
Extra Esports News:
Skillshot “announced the Paladins Premier League and Smite Pro League as well as the organisations involved for 2019,” Esports Insider’s Nathan Edmonds writes.
Blizzard posted about “WoW Esports in 2019.”
LG Electronics is sponsoring Eintracht Frankfurt, Esports Insider’s David Hollingsworth reports.
IN: Maurice “Yukeo” Weihs joined Dignitas’s Rocket League team.
Happy birthday Lu “Fenrir” Chao and Taylor “Arthelon” Eder!