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Weekend in review
Valve acquired Campo Santo, the studio behind In The Valley of Gods and Firewatch, VentureBeat’s Stephanie Chan reports.
Q1 of 2018 saw that “over $2B in disclosed investment funding was made in esports related companies,” The Esports Observer writes. “Tencent Holdings is the most active investor, the top deal of the quarter being the Chinese conglomerate’s $632M investment in livestreaming platform Huya.”
2020. That’s when we can tentatively expect Netflix’s 8-episode Witcher series to come out. According to PC Gamer’s Tyler Wilde, “only the pilot episode is written, the other seven episodes existing only in Hissrich’s head. More writers are being hired, and it still hasn’t been cast.”
Esports Arena Las Vegas is partnering with HyperX, Esports Insider’s Jeamy Nguyen reports. “HyperX as its official peripheral partner for Allied Esports’ flagship property.”
Twenty board members joined the British Games Institute, GamesIndustry.biz’s Haydn Taylor reports. Some appointees include Rockstar North’s Timea Tabori, Sumo Digital’s Carl Cavers and Ultimatum Games’ Shahid Ahmad.
Doggo ain’t takin’ no sass from you. Check out the Dog of War spoof commercial PlayStation 4 put out.
Dennis “Thresh” Fong spoke with VentureBeat’s Dean Takahashi about esports and Plays.tv. Here’s a snippet: “Fong had an agent. He was making more than $100,000 a year, and was on a circuit where he made appearances.”
OpTic Gaming’s Jonathan “BlackBeard” Schmid spoke with Esports Insider’s Adam Fitch about the brand. Here’s a snippet: “‘The way I got brought on was total happenstance. I have a background in Social Media Management at the…’”
Congratulations to G2 Esports and Gale Force eSports on winning the Rocket League NA and EU Season 5 regional championships, respectively. The Rocket League Championship Series finals will be in June.
Congratulations to Rise Nation on winning the 2018 CWL Seattle Open. They defeated Evil Geniuses.
Happy birthday to Johnny “S2J” Kim, Nikola “LeBronDota” Popović, Lei “Rex” Hao Chen and Jordan “EyeIgnite” Stellon!