In The News
The Entertainment Software Association “filed a motion for leave to intervene in a case brought by several Democratic attorneys general looking to reverse the FCC’s December” net neutrality decision, The Hill’s John Bowden reports.
Brandon Boyer was forced out of Juegos Rancheros due to “‘several concerns regarding Brandon Boyer’s conduct in our community,’” GamesIndustry.biz’s Brendan Sinclair writes.
Mobile Fortnite has reportedly earned Epic Games “over $15 million from in-app purchases in its first month,” Venture Beat’s Stephanie Chan reports. “The free-to-play game has been downloaded over 11 million times worldwide, and it’s now ranked No. 1 in the Apple App Store.”
NBA commissioner Adam Silver did an interview with ESPN’s Ohm Youngmisuk and Jacob Wolf about NBA 2K League. Here’s a snippet: “‘I remember thinking, it was a hot summer night in August, who in the world would be at Madison Square Garden for this competition?’ Silver told ESPN. ‘I knew it had…’”
PUBG Corp. “has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against the developer of the mobile games ‘Rules of Survival’ and ‘Knives Out,’” Torrent Freak’s Ernesto reports. “The company argues that the games copied specific elements as well as the overall look and feel from PUBG.”
Mysterious Monkeys is rebranding as Ad Hoc Gaming.
Razer Game Store launched, Venture Beat’s Jeff Grubb writes. “If you purchase a game through Razer Game Store, you will get a code that you can redeem on Steam or Uplay and earn rewards that you can apply to other products.”
ELEAGUE announced a “new competitive reality TV show featuring Street Fighter players,” The Esports Observer’s Trent Murray reports. It will “bring seven Street Fighter V players together in a Big Brother-style house to compete in various challenges. The winner will receive an invitation to the Street Fighter V Invitational 2018, ELEAGUE’s next fighting game competition with a prize pool of $250,000.”
Stunlock Studio’s Battlerite has its own Pro League now, according to Murray. “Streaming platform Twitch and Korean game publisher Nexon have been confirmed as partners.”
Happy birthday to StarCraft player Daniel “Artosis” Stemkoski!