The Daily Walkthrough would like to send its condolences to the friends and family of Maria “Remilia” Creveling. The first woman to compete in the League Championship Series (LCS) died in her sleep at the age of 24. Rest in peace.
President of Blizzard Entertainment, J. Allen Brack, sat down with Liz Richardson from Dot Esports to discuss the Overwatch League, and Blizzard’s philosophy on esports.
“I don’t think you can just decide, ‘hey, we’re going to make this game a great esport.’ The fans really have to love and appreciate the game and really see the competitive aspect in it in order for it to be a thing.”
SuperData’s 2019 Year in Review is out. The report focuses on the health of digital games and interactive media market, breakout moments of 2019 and top trends going into 2020. Some highlights are Fortnite hitting $1.8 billion in revenue, and free-to-play games accounting for 4 out of every 5 dollars spent in digital gaming.
What were some of the trends in gaming of the last decade? Chris Higgins with HyperX lists his top 10. These include multiple new “genres” like walking sims and dark souls style games (which I thought were just 3rd person action rpgs, but that’s just me).