EA has announced the Apex Legends Global Series. The new “global series” run by the developer will feature 12 live events throughout the globe during the year. It will also consist of many online tournaments. The prize pool is $3 million.
Riot Games have released viewership numbers for both the LCS and the World Championship. The LCS is now the 3rd most watched sport in the United States for the demographic of 18-34 year olds. The World Championship had a 21.8 million Average Minute Audience (AMA) and 44 million peak concurrent viewers.
The king of YouTube is taking a vacation. Felix “PewDiePie” Kjellberg announced in this video that he’ll be taking a break from creating content on the platform. It wasn’t 100% clear when the YouTuber will be making his return.
Popular Twitch streamer Benjamin “DrLupo” Lupo does some really amazing work for charity. He uses the platform he has worked hard to get, and uses it to help give back to others. Elise Favis at The Washington Post helps tell his story.
DrLupo has a 24-hour stream planned for Saturday, December 21, starting at 1 p.m. Eastern time on his Twitch channel. His goal is to raise $2 million for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.