In The News
“US consumers spend $19.5 billion on video game products in the first six months of the year,” The NPD Group found, according to GI.biz’s James Batchelor. “This marks an increase of 40 per cent when compared to spending across January to June 2017.”
Newzoo’s latest report shows mobile esports “continues to grow as an industry,” GI.biz’s Rebekah Valentine writes. “Newzoo foresees mobile esports following the same track that PC esports has as more mobile esports leagues and tournaments pop-up.”
Pokémon Go “players have spent an average of $2.5 million per day in the game since the June 19 update,” Sensor Tower reports, “which represents a 39 percent increase over the preceding two months’ average.”
Sony upped the number of PlayStation Vue channels, according to a press release. “PS Vue now offers more than 450 local ABC, CBS, FOX, and NBC stations, in cities all over the US – from Buffalo, NY, to Honolulu, HI.”
Partnerships & Sponsorships:
ECV esports and Fortuna Sittard are partnering, Esports Insider’s Adam Fitch reports.
Boost Mobile is sponsoring Chiefs Esports Club.
AirAsia Allstars Esports Clubs added Razer, Alienware and Secretlab as sponsors, Esports Insider’s Melany Moncav reports.
Extra Esports News:
You can now pickup Golden Guardians decals from Fathead.
Interviews: Team Envy President Geoff Moore (TEO).
Call of Duty News:
Team Kaliber owner Justin “KOSDFF” Chandler announced on Twitter he has “spent the last couple weeks negotiating the sale of our COD Team to org(s) that could provide them with everything they need to realize their potential.”
IN: 100 Thieves snapped up Kenneth “Kenny” Williams and Maurice “Fero” Henriquez from Team Kaliber.