In The News
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Active Shooter, the game that received massive backlash after the Texas school shooting, “has been removed from the platform, and both the developer and publisher—Revived Games and Acid, respectively—responsible for the game have been banned from the platform,” PC Gamer’s Andy Chalk reports.
Russia’s Minister of Sports Pavel Kolobkov “stated that he sees esports as a legitimate sports discipline as it includes all essential characteristics of a sport; training methodology, rules, tournament systems and such,” Esports Insider’s Sam Cooke writes. This was at “the latest edition of the St.Petersburg International Economic Forum … [where] there was a dedicated esports panel session for the very first time.”
Mixer and ESL are partnering “to bring you over 15,000 hours of programming from some of the highest level competitive games, including Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, League of Legends, and Dota 2,” according to a press release. “ESL will leverage Mixer’s FTL technology to bring you some of the best tournaments in sub-second latency, in addition to providing live shout-casting in over 10 different languages!”
Bucks Gaming “has announced a partnership with Midwestern tournament organizer Gamers HQ,” TEO’s Trent Murray reports. “The team will sponsor a Wisconsin-based Super Smash Bros. tournament.”
Team Dignitas CEO Michael Prindiville did an interview with Twin Galaxies’ Nicholas Barth about “how the franchise model for esports leagues has affected the growing industry.”
Looking for a list of recent company hires? GI.biz’s Haydn Taylor has the full rundown.
One Thumb Mobile closed its Glasgow studio and laid off 18 employees, Taylor writes.
University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign jumped into esports.