Which esports reigned supreme in Q1 2020? The Esports Observer has released their quarterly rankings of PC esports. League of Legends continues to wear the crown, while Rainbow Six Siege makes the biggest jump in the rankings. The rankings are determined through a combination of factors including player base, hours watched, and number of tournaments.
What happens when the reigning MVP of your league decides to call it quits in the middle of the season. Not only does he quit, but he starts playing a game that hasn’t even come out of beta yet? The Overwatch League is about to find out. Jay “Sinatraa” Won announced yesterday that he is leaving the San Francisco Shock to sign with Sentinels as a part of their upcoming Valorant squad. Sinatraa was widely viewed as the face of the OWL in the west. Jacob Wolf and Tyler Erzberger have the full story at ESPN.
FaZe Clan and Oscar winning producer Michael Sugar are partnering to form a new entertainment studio, FaZe Studios. The new studio will focus on creating feature films and scripted television series that fit the tone of FaZe’s “aspirational gaming lifestyle” brand. “This will be in theaters, on Netflix — this could be everywhere,” FaZe Clan CEO Lee Trink says of where FaZe Studios’ content will live. “We’re going everywhere you would find longform content. This is not meant to be about the world that exists now or any established rules of content. This is about disruption.” Patrick Shanley with The Hollywood Reporter has the full story.