In The News
Blizzard Entertainment is suing Sina Games over its “free-to-play Glorious Saga,” Polygon’s Nicole Carpenter reports. Blizzard claims it’s “‘almost entirely copied from the Warcraft games and related products’ … The World of Warcraft developer is seeking a court order to stop the infringement and maximum damages for the ‘serious and irreparable harm to Blizzard and its business.’”
Cerberus Interactive has raised almost $2 million for a strategy game. It “raised $1.75 million in funding. The studio is working a mobile augment reality game, Atlas Empires, that is available now in some test markets,” VentureBeat’s Mike Minotti writes.
Nick Eh 30, a YouTuber boasting 4.6 million subscribers, is moving to Twitch. “Nick Eh 30 will move his live broadcasts to from YouTube to Twitch beginning September 1. He’ll keep his schedule of streams at 6 a.m. and 2 p.m., where he streams Fortnite (he used to do other games),” VentureBeat’s Jason Wilson reports.
Valve Index headsets finally have access to “the unlimited VR service and its library of games, apps and videos” from HTC, Engadget’s Jon Fingas reports.
Interviews: Kock Media’s Klemens Kundratitz (GI.biz), Valve’s Alden Kroll (GI.biz).
SUBtember has returned for on Twitch with Subway.
Extra Esports News:
Mobile esports games pulled in “$15.3 billion [in] revenue last year,” GI.biz’s Haydn Taylor writes of Niko Partner’s report. “Already accounting for 25% of mobile games revenue, the market intelligence firm predicted that mobile esport games will become the fastest growth sector in the esports industry.”
Partnerships & Sponsorships:
Twitch and Bud Light are partnering for the “Tekken 7 Beer League Amateur Series,” TEO’s Andrew Hayward reports.
Raynor Gaming is sponsoring Bucks Gaming, WiredFocus reports. “Raynor will supply gaming chairs to the Bucks Gaming Performance Center and sell Bucks Gaming-branded chairs to the public.”
OUT: PSG.LGD Dota 2 coach 357 is out.
Interviews: eUnited’s Prestinni (ESPN).