In The News
Bryter’s latest survey results show “one-third of [UK] women who play video games regularly have experienced abuse or discrimination from male gamers,” GI.biz’s Rebekah Valentine reports. “Of those, over half experienced verbal abuse and 10% have been threatened with rape … Bryter surveyed 1,151 UK women who play video games ages 16 and up.”
Apple changed its “guidelines yesterday to permit ‘mirroring’ apps,’” VentureBeat’s Stephanie Chan reports. “This update does mean that Valve will be able to re-submit Steam Link, which enable players to stream games from their PCs to their iOS devices.”
Noclip released “The History of Bethesda Game Studios – Elder Scrolls / Fallout Documentary.”
Blizzard has job postings up for an “unannounced project.” It’s wants dungeon and environment artists for Diablo.
Square Enix has an entire development team dedicated to Nintendo Switch, Game Informer’s Brian Shea writes. “Team became its own division in April … No timetable was given for these future announcements, but it certainly seems as though Square Enix is all in on Nintendo’s latest platform.”
Paradox Interactive intends to “acquire Harebrained Schemes, the studio behind PC turn-based games such as BattleTech and the Shadowrun series. Paradox published Battletech,” VentureBeat’s Mike Minotti writes. “The Seattle-based Harebrained will now be a division within Paradox.”
Jordan Sherman, formerly of the Los Angeles Clippers and MLB, “has joined Gen.G Esports, the owner of multiple esports teams of the same name and the Seoul Dynasty, as its head of sponsorships and revenues,” ESPN’s Jacob Wolf reports.
Lightning Pandas and Western Digital are partnering, TEO’s Taylor Cocke reports. “Per the agreement, the data storage device manufacturer is the team’s first official hardware partner.”
Magic Gaming “partnered with CEEK VR,” TEO’s Trent Murray reports. “The virtual reality developer will have its branding featured on player jerseys and on in-game signage.”
Epic.LAN and Grosvenor Casinos are partnering, Esports Insider’s Michael Moriarty writes. “The pair are set to feature a circuit of one day UK CS:GO tournaments with £10,000 of prizes on offer.”
Turtle Beach and Team Allegiance are partnering, according to a press release. “This partnership will see Turtle Beach equipping Allegiance’s Rocket League team as they do battle in the Rocket League Championship Series, as well as players in Super Smash Bros. Melee, and new mobile esports titles Arena of Valor and Clash Royale.”
Miscellaneous Esports News:
The Hearthstone community is not happy with Tess Greymane nerfs, Dot Esports’ Callum Leslie reports. “She was now limited to 30 cards like Shudderwock, and subject to the same removal conditions as Yogg after the nerf. The community is not happy … Popular personality Brian Kibler called it ‘a travesty.’” Additionally, Update 11.2 information can be found here.
Ubisoft detailed revenue sharing for its Rainbox Six Siege Pro League, Murray writes. “Teams will receive 30% of revenue from branded in-game items … Ubisoft will also share revenue from Pro League themed items.”
Manchester City launched a FIFA esports team, Esports Insider’s David Hollingsworth reports. “Manchester City has become the first Premier League club to launch a FIFA Online team in China. The team will compete in the Online Star League which kicks off its latest season on June 15th, 2018.”
OpTic Gaming picked up Sean “@SugaSeanMMA” O’Malley as a streamer.
Happy birthday Dota 2 players Tue “ah fu” Soon Chuan and Gareth “Gareth” Bateson!