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Steam Link just came out on iOS but it already has more than 300,000 downloads, Sensor Tower reports. That pushes “total downloads of the app—which include the Android beta launched on Google Play last year—beyond two million globally.”
Telltale Games games are all being delisted on GOG by May 27, PC Gamer’s Andy Chalk reports. “GOG didn’t say why the games are being removed, but the safe assumption is that the collapse of Telltale Games last year reverted the rights to owners who don’t have distribution agreements with GOG.”
Gearbox “did not file a grievance against its former general counsel Wade Callendar, despite pledging to do so in January this year,” GI.biz’s Matthew Handrahan reports. “The grievance was mentioned as Callendar and Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford traded lawsuits at the end of 2018.”
ZeniMax Media and Bookbreeze are chill. The disputed over the “Redfall” trademark has been settled, Gamasutra’s Chris Kerr writes. “Both parties have finally come together to hash out a ‘mutually beneficial’ resolution.”
Knights of the Old Republic has a movie adaptation “currently being written by Laeta Kalogridis (Avatar, Shutter Island) for Lucasfilm, three sources close to the project” told Buzzfeed News’s Kate Aurthur.
Extra Esports News:
It’s safe to say no one came out looking particularly good after Turner “Tfue” Tenney sued FaZe Clan. PCGamesN’s Dustin Bailey reports that Tenney “plans to create his own esports organisation … ‘Turner wants to create his own org,’ his brother Jack Tenney says, ‘work with the brands he wants, and overall be free to change the face of gaming forever. Faze refused to allow him to do this. Turner creating his own org is in his best interest.’”
Mike Tyson invested in “Fade 2 Karma, a professional esports team best known for its time in Hearthstone,” ESPN’s Jacob Wolf reports. “As a result, Fade 2 Karma will construct a new streaming facility near Los Angeles in El Segundo, California, the home base of Tyson Ranch, a marijuana company owned by Tyson.”
ESL and Vodafone launched “the Vodafone 5G ESL Mobile Open will feature racing title Asphalt 9: Legends and battle royale title PUBG Mobile, with the grand final taking place at Milan Games Week in September,” Esports Insider’s Adam Fitch reports.
Hershey “will be a sponsor at TwitchCon North America in San Diego. The company will also sponsor TimTheTatman, DrLupo, and MrsDrLupo during Twitch streams. The deal expands on previous smaller campaigns Hershey has run on Twitch over the last few years,” TEO’s John Keefer reports.
Armani Exchange is sponsoring Mkers, TEO’s H.B. Duran reports. “Mker jerseys will feature the Armani Exchange logo across the front for the 2019/2020 competitive season.”
Interviews: Super League Gaming’s Ann Hand (TEO).