In The News
Activision CEO Eric Hirshberg is retiring.
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds reached 4 million players on Xbox One, Xbox announced in a press release. As such, it’s “rewarding players with 30,000 Battle Points to purchase cosmetic crates in the game.”
Naughty Dog is looking for a graphics programmer, Gamasutra announced.
Streaming platform news:
Mixer “has outlined plans for multiple ways to reward streamers, starting with Direct Purchases,” Engadget’s Jon Fingas writes. “If a Mixer Partner is playing a game (including DLC), you can buy that content directly from the stream.”
GamesIndustry.biz’s James Batchelor reports that “YouTube attracted 373% more monthly active streamers over the course of the year.”
Nielsen sent out the results for an Asian study it conducted on esports. “Japan’s esports market is, according to the data, the fastest growing of the three,” The Esports Observer’s Graham Ashton writes. Additionally, there’s statistics on introduction rates, most-followed genres and how fans watch esports.
ESL Meisterschaft is partnering with McDonald’s Germany, Esports Insider’s Adam Fitch reports.
Tencent invested in Skydance Media. The amount was undisclosed, according to VentureBeat’s Dean Takahashi.
100 Thieves owner Matthew “Nadeshot” Haag did an interview with The Esports Observer’s Jordan Fragen. Here’s a snippet: “‘Every day I was trying to cook up a video idea that I necessarily just wasn’t…’”