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Dr. Disrespect is back streaming on Twitch after confessing he cheated on his wife and would take a break to focus on his family. His return ended up reportedly breaking Tyler1’s concurrent viewer record of 382,000 with a high of 387,000, PC Gamer’s Andy Chalk reports.
However, The Esports Observer’s Jordan Fragen reports that he didn’t break Tyler1’s record.
In case you were wondering, Toad’s cap is in fact part of his head, according to producer Yoshiaki Koizumi.
Gamma Industries is facing a lawsuit from the “Environmental Research Center, a non-profit corporation in California,” The Esports Observer’s Graham Ashton explains. It “claims G Fuel contains more than the ‘safe harbor’ daily dosage of lead, as laid out by California’s Proposition 65.” G Fuel sponsors various esports brands like FaZe Clan and 100 Thieves.
German politics can agree on one thing: recognizing esports. “The new government will support local clubs and esports’ effort to become an Olympic sport” if everything is approved, The Esports Observer’s Angelos Anastasopoulos.
The German Youth Protection Commission is eyeing a potential ban on loot boxes, GamesIndustry.biz’s Haydn Taylor reports. “Wolfgang Kreißig … said it was ‘conceivable’ that loot boxes violate existing regulation in place to protect children and adolescents.”
One of Limited Run Games’ contract workers allegedly stole in-game reward keys for Friday the 13th and sold them on eBay, PC Gamer’s Samuel Horti reports.
Simon Chylinski, a sound designer at Subnautica, has been fired. GamesIndustry.biz’s James Batchelor writes that he was fired after “a slew of controversial posts on social media.”
Obsidian Entertainment filed 4 trademark, PCGamesN’s Ali Jones writes. “The trademarks were filed in late January, and all concern something called ‘The Outer Worlds.’”
Gfinity Esports Australia and HOYTS, a cinema chain, “announced a partnership … to create multiple esports arenas around Australia,” Esports Insider’s Oliver Ring reports.
WaWa’s Boot Camp posted a guide to PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds’ Miramar map, featuring analysis from pros. You can find it here.
Tyler “FeLo” Johnson is replacing Jordan “Jurd” Crowley to play with Splyce during the CWL Pro League because Jurd is still unable to get into the U.S., Dot Esports’ Preston Byers reports.