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Weekend in Review:
The Daily Walkthrough sat down for an interview with Los Angeles Valiant President Ari Segal to talk about the team’s culture, rivalry with the Los Angeles Gladiators and plans for Season 2 at the Overwatch League Grand Finals Saturday.
Here’s a snippet of “Los Angeles Valiant: Rivalry, Culture And Season 2“: “We haven’t candidly had time to really look at the economics of Contenders. Figure out like, what the…”
Jay Pinkerton is back with Valve, PC Gamer’s Samuel Horti reports. He left in 2017.
Monster Hunter: World now has more than 8 million sales, GI.biz’s Matthew Handrahan writes. “Monster Hunter: World eclipsed 8 million sales in Capcom’s first fiscal quarter, driving the Japanese publisher to huge gains in both revenue and profit … Capcom earned ¥17.2 billion in revenue, a 46 per cent increase over the prior year.”
Nintendo and Nippon Professional Baseball are partnering, Esports Insider’s David Hollingsworth writes. “Japan’s national pro baseball league, The Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB), has branched out of baseball to launch a Splatoon 2 esports league in partnership with Nintendo.”
The Pittsburgh Knights and Totino’s are partnering, TEO’s Ferguson Mitchell reports. “The non-endemic brand has engaged with esports before, but this is its first direct sponsorship of a team.”
Paul “Redeye” Chaloner is up with a piece trying to answer the question, “What does it take to make it as an esports broadcaster?”
Extra Esports News:
Congratulations Korea on winning Arena of Valor World Cup 2018! They defeated Thailand to take home $200,000. Chinese Taipei came in 3rd and China in 4th.
IN: SK Telecom T1 signed 3 players for its Hearthstone team: Jung-soo “Surrender” Kim, Frederik “Hoej” Nielsen and Sebastian “Xixo” Bentert, Dot Esports’ Callum Leslie reports.
Dota 2’s Patch 7.19 is out.
Hearthstone’s reveal season continues. All the cards in The Boomsday Project can be found here.