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Master Chief will “be a lead character” in Showtime’s 2020 series, Deadline’s Anthony D’Alessandro reports. Also, he’s not a “muscular astronaut” JFC.
Superman actor Henry Cavill wants to play Geralt in the upcoming Netflix series, he told IGN’s Daniel Krupa. I don’t know how to break it to you, Henry, but you’re too pretty for the role.
Olly Moss joined Valve.
ESL appointed David Neichel as co-CEO.
Animal Jam has pulled in $150 million for WildWorks, GI.biz’s Matthew Handrahan writes. “The MMO has 100 million registered users, 61 per cent of which live in the US and Canada.”
Turtle Beach showed off strong numbers which were at “the highest levels for any second quarter since the company went public in 2014,” Variety’s Stefanie Fogel reports. “Net revenue increased 218% to $60.8 million from $19.1 million.”
Infront and Mkers are partnering, Esports Insider’s Adam Fitch reports. “This deal will see Infront manage any and all commercial and marketing duties for the organisation, as well as creating content and graphics for digital channels and social media.”
HellRaisers and 1xBet are partnering, Esports Insider’s Melany Moncav writes.
Microsoft is joining the “Disney-lead Movies Anywhere service,” Game Informer’s Imran Khan reports. It “aggregates digital movies you’ve accumulated into one larger library.”
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