In The News
D.I.C.E. Awards winners can be found here.
The Nintendo Direct roundup can be found here.
Game Workers Unite is trying to get Activision Blizzard’s Bobby Kotick fired because of the layoffs announced Tuesday. That’s not going to work, but good luck.
Rovio Entertainment is selling “its controlling share of Hatch Entertainment after posting a decline in revenue and profits for 2018,” GI.biz’s Haydn Taylor writes.
Mobile users play games “four times per week on average, but two-thirds of those players did not identify as gamers,” GI.biz’s Rebekah Valentine reports. “US men were more likely to identify as such, with 36% of men and 22% of women acknowledging the label. Nonetheless, 40% of women who said they had played a smartphone game before reported playing mobile games every day.”
New York gym teacher Brett Belsky was fired for playing Fortnite with two students after telling them he would if they did well in class. That’s stupid, Department of Education.
Discord posted “Maintaining Trust and Safety at Discord With Over 200 Million People.”
Extra Esports News:
Call of Duty franchising may not follow the exact same branding format as Overwatch League did, RealSport’s Myst reports. “Sources show that there is no final decision whether organizations will have to adopt a new alias (ex Houston Outlaws in the OWL) for next season. This would allow organizations to keep their names that fans are accustomed to.
ESL and Supercell are partnering “to produce the Clash of Clans World Championship, with a $1M prize pool,” TEO’s Andrew Hayward reports.
Counter Logic Gaming and Newegg are partnering, according to a press release.
IN: Du “NuckleDu” Dang joined Echo Fox.
Happy birthday Kim “sCsC” Seung-Chul and Kevin “PewPewU” Toy!