In The News
Tyler “Ninja” Blevins announced an event in Las Vegas. More details to come soon.
Ubisoft will open studios in “Mumbai, India and … Odessa, Ukraine,” Glixel’s Brian Crecente reports.
DreamHack and Twitch are partnering for “a new multi-year deal to broadcast on the platform,” Unikrn’s Dustin Steiner writes.
Blizzard, Riot, Twitch, Xbox and others are forming the Fair Play Alliance “to improve efforts on dealing with abusive player behavior in multiplayer games,” GamesIndustry.biz’s James Batchelor reports.
Stardock fired back at the Star Control settlement claim, Batchelor writes. “‘Their representation was inaccurate and the settlement discussions were covered under federal rule 408, which expects both parties to treat any sort of court-related settlement talks strictly confidential,’ Unangst wrote.”
Germany’s esports debate is heating up. The Esports Observer’s Graham Ashton reports that “the German Olympic Sports Confederation” is calling esports “‘a clear attack by specialist politicians in the digital sector … against the autonomy of the sport.’”
Hearthstone’s Witchwood card release schedule can be found here.
Another Fireside Chat is here, this time with Peter Whalen.
E3 is boasting a Super Smash Bros. Nintendo Switch tournament, according to Dot Esports’ Adam Newell.