The first day of the Rocket League Championship Series (RLCS) was not what fans, or developer Psyonix, were hoping for. After about an hour of on-stream delays, the audience of 70,000+ Twitch viewers were informed that the games would have to be postponed due to technical issues. It wasn’t just the RLCS that was affected — the game had issues all weekend, and was constantly being pulled down for maintenance. Max Thielmeyer at Forbes has the full story.
League Championship Series (LCS) commissioner, Chris Greeley, gave an interview with NPR’s Tom Goldman. The interview centers around the discussion of bringing esports to a more mainstream audience, the impact the LCS is currently having on sports leagues and if there is an age and/or gender gap that needs to be overcome in esports.
Sony has announced that there have been more than one billion PlayStation 4 games sold since the console’s release in 2013. That’s billion with a “B.” The total as of Jan. 31, 2020 is 1.181 billion. The figure represents retail store sales and online sales through the PlayStation Store, and does not include downloadable content or other add-ons. Owen S. Good with Polygon has the full story.