In The News
Weekend in Review:
Kotaku Compete is dead. Kotaku Editor-In-Chief Stephen Totilo blamed “Univision cuts.” Dennis Young and Eric Van Allen are leaving the company entirely, whereas Maddy Myers is staying as an editor at Kotaku proper.
Summer Games Done Quick 2018 raised a record “$2,122,529 for Doctors Without Borders,” VentureBeat’s Mike Minotti reports. “The first SGDQ took place in 2011 and raised $21,397. The event has grown a lot since then. Last year’s marathon has earned $1,792,632.”
Turtle Rock Studios — behind games like Left 4 Dead — is “working on an unannounced AAA game in a ‘globally-known franchise’, job listings on its website have revealed,” PC Gamer’s Samuel Horti writes.
Germany and Mexico joined “the International eSports Federation,” TEO’s Trent Murray reports. “ESBD president Hans Jagnow will also attend the International Olympic Committee’s Esports Forum in July.”
France is piping up about loot boxes, Valentine writes. The ARJEL discussed “how the regulatory authority for online games planned to respond to them … In short, for now, it doesn’t. At least not legally.”
Tempo Storm and Overwolf are partnering, according to an announcement.
Echo Fox’s Injustice 2 team is partnering with Samsung and SIMPLE Mobile, according to Dot Esports’ Brian Chang. “Samsung and SIMPLE Mobile will represent the team at a number of events over the course of the year, including CEO, EVO, SoCal Regionals, and East Coast Throwdown.”
Alisports and AirAsia are partnering for the WESG ASEAN Tournament, TEO’s Graham Ashton reports. “AirAsia will offer flights for players and cash prizes for the event, which includes participation from 10 countries, and a grand final in Kulala Lumpur in November.”
Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp “has reached $10 million in worldwide net revenue on Google Play, which brings the game’s global total since launch to over $25 million,” Variety’s Brittany Vincent reports.
Miscellaneous Esports News:
Congratulations to Raphael “BunnyHoppor” Peltzer on winning the HCT Summer Championship 2018!
Happy weekend birthdays Pavel “9pasha” Kvastunov; Artour “Arteezy” Babaev; Riccardo “Reynor” Romiti; Ononbat “Sioras” Bataa; Nick “HuT” Hutton; Pavel “Pavel” Beltukov and Mustafa “Ice” Akcakaya!