In The News
Congratulations to Bethesda on winning Metacritic’s “best large publisher of 2017.” Nintendo came in 2nd, Sega in 3rd and Activision Blizzard in 4th.
ReedPOP, the company behind PAX, “acquired the entire Gamer Network roster of websites, channels and events, as it enters into the editorial and video content space,” Polygon’s Allegra Frank reports.
EA “is hiring for a general manager in its Shanghai office to create a new Plants vs. Zombies mobile game,” according to VentureBeat’s Dean Takahashi.
One trademark fight later, and Ballistic Interactive is changing the name of Hellhunter to HellSign. “Rebellion Developments had already secured the name in early 2017,” GamesIndustry.biz’s James Batchelor reports.
Rocket League and World Wrestling Entertainment are partnering, PC Gamer’s Joe Donnelly writes. “The deal includes both in-game crossovers and real life sponsorship.”
ESL announced partnerships with Vodafone and Betway, The Esports Observer’s Trent Murray writes.
Esports Insider’s Adam Fitch reports “Polish broadcasting channel TVP Sport is now the exclusive partner of the Intel Extreme Masters, ESL One, and ESL Polish Championships.”
Esports Insider’s Sam Cooke writes that “The Esports Battle League (EBL) and WHAM Network Inc.,have today announced a digital media partnership set to kick off in June.”
Guy Beahm, better known as Dr. Disrespect on Twitch, did a long-form interview with Glixel’s Steven T. Wright. Here’s a snippet: “‘I just went with that dominant character because I was fairly good at the game and I could back up the talk, which made it more genuine. It got to the point where…’”
Super League Gaming is moving into “Atlanta, Philadelphia, Tampa Bay, and Washington D.C.” in 2018, The Esports Observer’s Ferguson Mitchell reports.