In The News
Weekend in review:
An unnamed StarCraft pro player and an “accomplice” were “arrested for fixing matches in Busan, South Korea” and running “an illegal gambling site,” Glixel’s Blake Hester reports.
Klang, based in Germany, “has secured $5 million in a second equity funding round” for Seed, GamesIndustry.biz’s Haydn Taylor writes.
Super Evil Megacorp and Alisports are partnering, Dexerto’s Sparx reports. “Vainglory will be the latest esports title to join the WESG line-up.”
Company development and hires:
Taylor reports Fredrik Rundqvist and “Ubisoft veterans” formed indie developer Sharkmob.
Hrafnkell Oskarsson, formerly of EVE Online, is Novaquark’s new executive producer.
GamesIndustry.biz’s James Batchelor reports that Testronic opened an office in Bangkok, Thailand. “Lily Gavin-Allen has been hired as head of business development.”
The Esports Observer’s Thiemo Bräutigam writes that Javier Mascherano joined “LATAM Esports Agency.”
The USS Colorado went into service as of yesterday, and it features Xbox controller-guided photonics masts, The Associated Press’s Jennifer Mcdermott reports.
Pokemon Go got vicious when a man in Washington state reportedly assaulted other players with a tire iron, KATU’s Joe English writes.
ESL announced its “ESL FGC twitter for all things Fighting games!”
Fnatic founder Sam Matthews did an interview with ESPN’s Jacob Wolf at SXSW.
Call of Duty news:
Ghost Gaming won the 2018 CWL Atlanta Open 3-1 over compLexity Gaming.
Doug “Censor” Martin joined Lightning Pandas to replace Nicholas “Proto” Maldonado.
Rise Nation’s Anthony “Methodz” Zinni did an interview with Dot Esports’ Justin Binkowski.
Congratulations to Zehua “Huyahanachann” Zhao on winning the March GWENT Open tournament!
Happy birthday to Hearthstone player Zhang “lovelychook” Bohan!