In The News
Weekend in Review:
The E3 Reddit megathread is here. For continuing trailer release updates, please refer to the top post in the Releases section.
Microsoft is acquiring everyone: The Initiative, Undead Labs, Playground Games, Ninja Theory and Compulsion Games.
Bethesda did a good job of poking fun at itself during its presser yesterday. Check out Skyrim: Very Special Edition.
The Entertainment Software Association “has partnered with Red Bull Media House on ‘We Are’, a new initiative with the goal of empowering women in the games industry,” GI.biz’s Matthew Handrahan writes. “We Are originated as a ‘travelling photo gallery’ that documented the experiences and contributions of women in the games industry in 2017.”
Blizzard reintroduced Heroes of the Storm revenue integration on Twitch, Esports Insider’s Adam Fitch reports. “First launched for the Heroes Global Championship – the professional league for Heroes of the Storm – in 2017, this integration had been missing for much of the 2018 season.”
Keywords Studios acquired Blindlight, Gamasutra’s Chris Kerr reports. “Founded back in 2001, Blindlight works on behalf of game publishers and developers to oversee certain aspects of production, including voiceovers, celebrity acquisition, rights management, motion capture, writing, and sound design.”
David Banner, co-founder of Wales Interactive, has been appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List,” Handrahan reports.
Miscellaneous Esports News:
Congratulations to Team Dignitas on winning Rocket League Championship Series Season 5!
Congratulations to Team Liquid on winning the China Dota 2 Supermajor!
Dota 2’s latest patch, 7.17, is out.
Happy birthday Ryan “La Luna” Coker-Welch!