In The News
Here’s to you, Stan Lee.
Flaregames “is laying off 45 people, and founder Klaas Kersting is handing over the CEO duties to executive Todd English,” VentureBeat’s Dean Takahashi writes.
Rob Dyer is Capcom USA’s new COO.
Valve’s feeling relieved. It paid a man $20,000 after he discovered “a bug which let people generate thousands of free codes at once for any game,” GI.biz’s Haydn Taylor writes. “The flaw was rooted out by security researcher Artem Moskowsky who reported it to Valve on August 7.”
Nintendo received a $12 million judgement in its case against “now-defunct ROM sites LoveROMS.com and LoveRETRO.co,” TorrentFreak’s Ernesto writes. “The operators, a married couple, admit to both direct and indirect copyright and trademark infringement.”
The Army is using enlisted “video gamers from within its ranks to try to reach young Americans,” Stars and Stripes’ Chad Garland reports. “The Army is calling for active duty troops and reservists to compete in video gaming tournaments, or esports, in one of its latest recruiting efforts.”
Ninja came in 1st for channel hours watched on Twitch last week at 3.63 million, TEO reports. Esl_csgo came in 2nd at 2.89 million, rocketleague in 3rd at 2.05 million and shroud in 4th at 1.71 million.
$4,444,444. That’s how much money players have deposited on Players’ Lounge since 2016!
Venture Capitalists and Angel Investors of all shapes and sizes have been launching “pick your brain” intro emails at Players’ Lounge. Our seed round is just about full and we’ll be announcing our dance card later this year. Think you can dance?
Extra Esports News:
Congratulations OpTic Gaming on winning their second NA CWL 2K! EUnited came in 2nd.
See all the Esports Awards 2018 winners here.
SNIPES and mousesports are partnering, Esports Insider’s Oliver Ring reports.
Hearthstone’s Rastakhan’s Rumble cards can be found here.
Check out Gen.G Seoul HQ courtesy of a walkthrough with Inven Global.
Smash Summit 7 groups were announced.
OUT: Austin “Boo Painter” Painter “has been dismissed and disqualified from the NBA 2K League for violating the player code of conduct,” the official Twitter account announced yesterday.