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Congratulations to ELEAGUE on being nominated for 3 Sports Emmys, Unikrn’s Dustin Steiner reports. “ELEAGUE has been nominated for Sports Emmys in the following categories: Outstanding Trans-media Sports Coverage … Outstanding Live Graphic Design [and] The George Wensel Technical Achievement Award for use of Augmented Reality.”
Arr! Microsoft wants everyone to know Sea of Thieves is doing pretty well. It claims “it as the fastest-selling first-party new IP of this generation,” Game Informer’s Imran Khan reports. “Over two million players have joined in on the first week.”
Game Developers Conference broke attendance records this year, Gamasutra reports. “The event saw a record attendance of 28,000 industry professionals at San Francisco’s Moscone Convention Center from March 19-23.”
GameStop’s net income dropped “by more than $300 million due to a Q4 asset impairment,” GamesIndustry.biz’s Haydn Taylor reports. The impairment “resulted in an operating loss of $359.8 million in the company’s technology brands operation.”
Nintendo Switch surpassed 4 million copies sold in Japan.
God of War creative director Cory Barlog spoke with IGN about the floated idea of replacing Kratos.
All Grainger Games stores are closing, Eurogamer’s Robert Purchese writes. “All Grainger Games’ remaining 46 shops have been told, this morning, to close. They received the same closure email sent out yesterday.”
AirAsia CEO Tony Fernandes now owns Team Saiyan, an esports team that plays Mobile Legends, The Esports Observer’s Graham Ashton reports.
Counter Logic Gaming and Omen by HP are partnering, Unikrn’s Dustin Steiner reports.
Echo Fox is replacing Renato “Saints” Forza with Jared “Nagafen” Harrell at the 2018 CWL Birmingham Open, Dot Esports’ Justin Binkowski writes.
Happy birthday to StarCraft player Alexey “Awers” Chistiakov!