In The News
Pain At The Stocks:
Electronics Arts delayed Battlefield V until November and its stock paid the price. “EA’s stock price has dropped 9 percent from $128.52 at the end of Wednesday down to $116.68,” VentureBeat’s Jeff Grubb reports.
Tencent’s also hurting thanks to the Chinese government outlining “moves to crimp the games industry,” Variety’s Patrick Frater writes. “More than $20 billion was wiped off the company’s valuation, as shares declined 4.6% to HK$341, at 11:30 a.m. Friday local time.” China’s Ministry of Education issued a statement on preventing “myopia.”
Check out this incredible behind-the-scenes video of Steve Vai’s guitar recording for Halo 2. Chills, people. Chills.
Cry me a puddle and get over it, people. Insomniac Games reassured Spider-Man games that the change in puddle size shown in a tweeted screenshot has nothing to do with graphics downgrades.
Partnerships & Sponsorships:
Liga Pro Gaming and Ironklad Studios are partnering, Esports Insider’s Adam Fitch writes.
University eSports Germany brought Sennheiser on as a sponsor, Fitch reports.
Extra Esports News:
HCT Fall Playoffs – Europe schedule is here.
Interviews: Turtle Beach’s Nick Bourne (TEO).
Happy birthday William “hFn” Medeiros and Juan “Jschritte” Passos!
Dota 2 News:
The International 2018 Battle Pass is being extended for 2 more weeks.
OUT: David “MoonMeander” Tan left compLexity Gaming’s Dota 2 team.