In The News
Weekend in review:
Boss Key’s Cliff Bleszinski is fuming at Epic Games, GamesIndustry.biz’s James Batchelor writes. “Cliff Bleszinski has publicly called out his former employer for trying to poach his current staff … Bleszinki followed his original accusation with: ‘There’s room at this genre [sic] for more than a few games.’”
Electronic Arts senior vice president Mike Verdu resigned, Venture Beat’s Dean Takahashi learned. “Verdu said that he will leave EA effective the first week in May.”
Congratulations to A Way Out on over 1 million copies sold.
Google updated its Scores feature for esports content, Unikrn’s Dustin Steiner reports. “It appears to include all major League of Legends and CS:GO teams and events. The latest feature includes live score updates and statistics during high profile League of Legends matches like last night’s LCK Finals.”
Fallen Kong champion Cliff Mitchell released a statement.
A rain delay didn’t stop the Indians from having a good time while their game against the Blue Jays was postponed. CNET’s Chris Matyszczyk reports “the Jumbotron was adorned with Fortnite activity … As Twitterers wondered who was playing, the Indians coyly replied: ‘We were.’”
A wee little Sega Genesis could be in your future. The Verge’s Andrew Liptak writes that “It [Sega] announced that it will release the the Mega Drive Mini, a miniature version of the Mega Drive, sometime in 2018.”
ExceL Esports and “Neubria, a health supplement company” are partnering, Esports Insider’s Adam Fitch writes.
Gfinity is launching “the Gfinity FIFA 18 US Spring Cup, an official qualifier in the FIFA 18 Global Series,” Esports Insider’s Sam Cooke reports.
Congratulations to Splyce on winning the Halo 5 World Championship. They defeated TOX Gaming.
Panda Global added Zain “Zain” Naghmi to their Super Smash Bros. Melee roster, ESPN’s Imad Khan reports.
Christopher “Parasite” Duarte is replacing Chance “Maux” Moncivaez on Ghost Gaming’s Call of Duty roster, Dot Esports’ Preston Byers reports.
Happy weekend birthday to StarCraft players Bang “TRUE” Tae Soo and Monday birthday to Kim “Ryung” Dong Won and Dota 2 player Pyo “MP” No-a!