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“81% of esports fans only follow a single genre,” a new FanAI report suggests, according to TEO’s Ferguson Mitchell. “This fragmentation could mean esports is starting to look like how traditional sports are split up.”
SuperData’s June 2018 report is out. The top grossing titles for PC, console and mobile were League of Legends, Fortnite: Battle Royale and Honour of Kings, respectively. “PUBG sold 4.7 million units on PC.”
Twitter Gaming enabled emojis for Team Envy, Team SoloMid, Cloud9, 100 Thieves, FaZe Clan, Team Liquid, FlyQuest, G2 Esports, NRG Esports and OpTic Gaming.
There’s a Call of Duty: WWII player with over 7,500 kills — and he’s blind. “TJ the blind gamer” took to Reddit to tell his story yesterday.
Dragon Ball Z: Dokkan Battle, a Bandai Namco mobile game, “grossed more than $1 billion in worldwide revenue on the App Store and Google Play” since its release two years ago, Sensor Tower writes.
Vertigo Games created Vertigo Arcades, a company “that will focus on VR arcade publishing and technology,” GI.biz’s Rebekah Valentine reports.
Irdeto, Denuvo’s parent company, released a statement about Voski’s arrest for “the hacking of a number of games carrying Denuvo’s Anti-Tamper software.” Denuvo is suing Voski.
Overwolf and Twitch are partnering for a “Twitch Extensions Dev Challenge,” according to Overwolf’s announcement. “Developers are invited to join the challenge … Submissions will be open until September 22. Afterwards, a team of judges from Overwolf and Twitch will select the winners.”
TalkTalk and AVFC Gaming signed a deal where TalkTalk will become AVFC’s presenting partner, Esports Insider’s Melany Moncav reports.
N3rd Street Gamers and Ultimate Media Ventures are partnering, Esports Insider’s David Hollingsworth reports. “The deal will also see UMV redesign NSG merchandise.”
NASR eSports and We Are Nations are partnering, Esports Insider’s Adam Fitch writes. “This deal will see We Are Nations create new team uniforms, casual apparel, and accessories for NASR eSports.”
Dota 2 players in the Netherlands can now see what’s in Dota 2 loot boxes before they buy them, GI.biz’s Matthew Handrahan reports. “The random item inside is tied to the user account so, despite having the extra information, it is necessary to buy that loot box to get to the next random item.”
Wizard of Legend surpassed 500,000 copies sold since its May launch.
Hearthstone posted “Hearthstone: Enter Boom Labs Episode 3.”
Happy birthday James “Kaelaris” Carrol!