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Walmart is removing displays and demos for violent video games from its stores following a deadly shooting in El Paso, Texas. “One example shared on Twitter specifically mentions ‘video game display consoles that show a demo of violent games, specifically PlayStation and Xbox units.’ They are also told to cancel events promoting combat or third-person shooter games, avoid showing violent movies or hunting season videos, and remove any product referencing combat or third-person shooters,” GI.biz’s Rebekah Valentine writes.
Activision Blizzard released details on its Q2, Variety’s Janko Roettgers reports. Revenue and earnings per share “exceeded” expectations, but “they were still down significantly from last year’s Q2 results. Investors weren’t entirely happy about that trend, and sent Activision Blizzard’s share price down as much as 3% in after-hours trading.”
Twitch announced Twitch Studio, an “all-in-one streaming app for new streamers that cuts down on the guesswork to setup a quality stream and makes it easier to engage with your community,” a blog post reads.
Interviews: Sharkmob’s Fredrik Rundqvist (GI.biz).
Extra Esports News:
Juked, the new esports company focused on condensing and streamlining esports event information, has released a basic version of its comprehensive esports calendar. The calendar can be found here.
DouYu and PSG.LGD renewed their partnership, TEO’s Hongyu Chen writes.
IN: Grant Rousseau joined Excel Esports as head of operations.
Cloud9 announced their Teamfight Tactics roster.
Happy birthdays Artur “Nerchio” Bloch and Pierre “Turbopolsa” Silfver!