In The News
Amazon Digital Games’ Dan Winters has passed away from cancer.
Live-streaming stats, courtesy of Streamlabs’ “Live Streaming Q3’18 Report“:
Twitch averaged 1.1 million concurrent viewers this quarter.
Mixer sees “70,000 active live streamers using the platform, up 31.7% from last quarter. The average number of concurrent viewers on Mixer increased 13.1% since last quarter to just over 22,000 viewers.”
Facebook Live “active live streamers using the platform soared 55.3% from 45,600 to just over 70,000.”
Trusted Reviews apologized to Take-Two Interactive for a story it published “that was sourced from a confidential corporate document.” It’s promising to donate to charities of T2’s choosing.
T2 issued this statement to Variety’s Brian Crecente: “Take-Two takes security seriously and will take legal action against people or publications who leak confidential information…”
Zynga “reported a slight miss on its most widely watched sales metric and projected holiday results lower than analyst expectations Wednesday afternoon, but promised a brighter future with a slate of games based on popular intellectual property including ‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘Harry Potter,’” MarketWatch’s Jeremy C. Owens writes.
Dapper Labs raised “$15 million in a new round of funding. Venrock led the investment, with participation by Google’s GV and Samsung Next,” VentureBeat’s Dean Takahashi reports.
Dragalia Lost “has grossed an estimated $28 million,” Sensor Tower reports, “including approximately $23.5 million in the United States and Japan, making it the publisher’s second largest mobile launch in those two countries behind Fire Emblem Heroes.”
Super Mario Party sold “over 1.5 million units since launching in early October,” GI.biz’s Haydn Taylor reports.
Mixer is introducing new monetization options for streamers, Gamasutra’s Emma Kidwell writes. “With the introduction of seasons, Mixer seems poised to bring new features to the live-streaming platform more frequently in the future. For now, the live-streaming platform seems focused on introducing paid currency.”
Here’s Netflix’s first look at Henry Cavill as The Witcher’s Geralt of Rivia.
Interviews: Blizzard President J. Allen Brack (VentureBeat).
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Extra Esports News:
Team Dignitas is rebranding as just “Dignitas.”
Check out Jeremy Lin’s piece in Quartz titled “Esports vs. pro sports: Jeremy Lin is betting on both.”
Team Kinguin and Sanofi are partnering, TEO’s Ferguson Mitchell writes. “Team Kinguin has partnered with pharmaceutical giant Sanofi to produce a campaign for its Magne B6 supplement.”
Esports Awards 2018 now has H4X as an apparel partner, TEO’s Max Miceli reports.
Virtuix and Funovation launched Virtuix’s “treadmill tech for esports VR contests in VR arcades in a partnership with Funovation,” Takahashi reports.
OUT: Yusuke Momochi and Yuko “ChocoBlanka” Momochi left Echo Fox.
Jeffrey “Trump” Shih is no longer with Tempo Storm.
Interviews: Team Envy COO Geoff Moore (TEO).
Happy birthday Stefan “akaface” Anderson and Virtus.pro.