Tyler “Ninja” Blevins made his return to the streaming world. After becoming a “free agent” when Mixer ceased operations, the online mega talent put out his first live stream on YouTube. The stream hit a peak concurrent of 160K viewers. Notably, Ninja has not yet signed any kind of exclusivity deal. He could decide that tomorrow he wants to stream on Twitch. It’s also possible he chooses not to sign exclusively with any platform, only time will tell. Kris Holt at Engadget has the full story.
The League of Legends World Championship could be in danger. The Chinese government has issued a shutdown for all international sporting events through 2020. With this year’s LoL World championship set to take place across multiple cities in China, the entire competition is now in doubt. ESPN sources do however say that esports does not fall under this ruling. The report also says that China will also be receiving next year’s world championship event, and North America, which was supposed to host next year, will have their hosting duties pushed back to 2022. The full report can be found here.
Friendly reminder and PSA: Ubisoft’s “Ubisoft Forward,” which is essentially their replacement E3 conference will take place on Sunday at 2 PM ET. The celebration will include updates about your favorite Ubisoft games and news on what’s to come. Double bonus PSA: if you have any interest in Watch Dogs 2, it will be given away for free during the conference. All you have to do is tune in.