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The Game Developers Conference has officially been postponed. GDC was supposed to take place in San Francisco from March 16-20th. Many of the biggest game developers in the world had announced their intent to skip the conference due to the global crisis involving the coronavirus. According to the announcement found here, the conference organizers fully intend to host the conference at a later date.
If Nintendo won’t do it, they will. The Smash community clearly had enough of waiting for Nintendo to step up and support their beloved game’s competitive scene. The Smash World Tour has been announced. Smash World Tour is an international tournament series for Ultimate and Melee. The first year of competition will involve events all over the world, big and small, for a starting prize pool of $250,000.
Congratulations to Natus Vincere for winning IEM Katowice in an absolute dominant fashion. The real story was the event’s viewership. With no live crowd watching the games, analysts were concerned about the event’s ability to put on a good show. Those worries were put to rest with a record peak viewership of 1,002,132, according to Esports Charts. That is the highest number for a non-major CS:GO tournament ever.