In The News
Weekend in review:
Take a look inside Team Liquid’s upcoming esports training facility in Santa Monica, Calif. Courtesy of VentureBeat’s Dean Takahashi.
Facebook continues to push into gaming with new gaming-focused incentives for its Creator program. “The social network now allows creators in the program to stream in 1080p at 60 frames per second, the holy grail of gaming resolution,” Engadget’s Rob LeFebvre reports. “The company also wants to add monetization systems.”
Ouch. Paragon is dead because of Fortnite’s success and Epic Games announced it’s shuttering the game and offering refunds to PlayStation 4 and PC players.
ESPN and Disney entered into a “multiyear deal … the two networks will broadcast a number of Madden NFL tournaments as well as an episodic series featuring Madden NFL 18 Ultimate League players,” Engadget’s Mallory Locklear reports.
Monster Hunter: World came out with a bang. It shipped over 5 million units and hit “a series-best UK launch, topping the UK retail video game chart,” Eurogamer’s Robert Purchese reports.
After backlash from fans, Ubisoft decided not to up Rainbox Six Siege’s price from $40 to $60. “Ubisoft explained that the change was due to the ‘the frustration from our current players’, stressing that the opinions of ‘Day 1’ players were the biggest concern,” GamesIndustry.biz’s Haydn Taylor writes.
You’ll soon be able to tip on Mixer, Eurogamer’s Tom Phillips reports. “Direct tipping will be added, so viewers can give money to channel owners. Direct purchase options are also on the way.”
H2k-Gaming CEO Susan Tully did an interview with The Esports Observer’s Graham Ashton. Here’s a snippet: “Despite this, she says, esports is still ultimately sports entertainment. While unique in nature, as a growing cultural phenomenon it’s centered around…”
Congratulations to compLexity Gaming on winning the most recent North American CWL 2K tournament.