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IGN fired the writer who plagiarized a Dead Cells review. Read their statement here.
You’ll never be sneaky enough to get away with plagiarizing. So, you know, don’t.
BlocPlay Entertainment announced James Hutton as interim CEO and Alex Powell joining the Board of Directors. Vince McMullin was removed as CTO with no immediate replacement.
Christoph Hartmann joined Amazon Game Studios as Vice President. He was previously with 2K Games.
Sean Ratcliffe joined Bethesda as its European Marketing and PR Director.
Square Enix “had a weak first fiscal quarter,” GI.biz’s Matthew Handrahan reports. It “earned 45.5 billion in revenue overall, but that was down 20 per cent from Q1 in the last fiscal year. Net profit declined, too, falling 30 per cent year-on-year to 5.9 billion.”
Bandai Namco had a “non-descript first quarter,” GI.biz’s Rebekah Valentine writes. “Gaming didn’t help matters, as the ‘network entertainment’ segment’s net sales were down 5.4% year-over-year.”
Fallout Shelter zipped passed “$93 million [in] revenue across iOS and Android since launching three years ago,” GI.biz’s Haydn Taylor reports.
Partnership & Sponsorship News:
NBC and ReKTGlobal are partnering for Rocket League content, VentureBeat’s Stephanie Chan reports. “NBC Sports Group has signed on for some exclusive behind-the-scene looks at this year’s competitors, produced by esports infrastructure company ReKTGlobal.”
DreamHack and Bell are partnering for DreamHack Montréal 2018, Esports Insider’s Joe Wong writes. “The Canadian telecommunications company returns as their exclusive telecom partner and headline partner for the third consecutive year.”
Novaquark closed a “$3.5 million funding deal for its upcoming sci-fi MMO, Dual Universe,” Valentine reports.
8 Circuit Studios unveiled its new website.
Ninja topped the streaming charts for most hours watched on Twitch last week at 4.8 million, TEO reports. Shroud came in 2nd at 1.8 million and tfue in 3rd at 1.7 million.
Extra Esports News:
Mercedes’ “F1 team has launched its esports team which will compete in the upcoming F1 Esports Series 2018,” TEO’s Trent Murray writes.
Happy birthday Vladislav “Crystallize” Krystanek, Heitor “Duster” Pereira, Antoine “Dayshi” Stievenart and Manny “Fury” Medina!