Who are the top earning gamers of 2019? Matt Perez at Forbes has put together the top 10. Taking the cake is Tyler “Ninja” Blevins with a whopping $17 million figure for 2019. Check out the full list.
The behind the scenes business of gaming can often be shady. As the streaming wars rage, more of the backroom deals become public facing and that is a very good thing. Nathan Grayson from Kotaku writes about the streaming wars, and the impact that the exclusivity deals have on the broader business of gaming and streaming.
Overwatch has announced Hero Pools. Hero Pools will mean a rotating availability of heroes every week in both the Overwatch League and in competitive matchmaking on the ladder. Starting March 7, the Overwatch League will make one tank, one support, and two damage heroes unavailable for selection during matches each weekend. We’ll touch more on this later in the gaming/esports section.
Nintendo has no plans to release a new Switch model this year. This news comes after months of rumors and reports that we would be getting a new version of Nintendo’s flagship console this year. In this online briefing report Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa revealed there were no plans to release a new Switch model in 2020.