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The Witcher showrunner Lauren S. Hissrich said goodbye to Twitter “when an unconfirmed casting call for the show suggested that the casting director was looking for a non-white actress for Ciri, Geralt’s adopted daughter,” Game Informer’s Imran Khan reports. “Witcher fans, or people purporting to be Witcher fans, called out Hissrich for trying to change the character’s race.”
Guy “Dr DisRespect” Beahm is resuming his streaming scheduling after police determined someone shot at his house twice in two days with a BB gun from a nearby park.
GAME cut additional jobs, GI.biz’s Christopher Dring reports. “The firm continues to cut back in the face of a difficult UK retail landscape … [It] has been reorganising its internal teams to cope with a drop in physical retail sales and a reduction in store count.”
Singularity 6 raised $2.5 million “in seed investment from London Venture Partners to build a game studio,” VentureBeat’s Dean Takahashi reports.
Team17 saw a revenue jump “as part of its first financial report since going public earlier this year,” GI.biz’s Haydn Taylor writes. “Revenue is up by 48 per cent year-on-year for the first half of 2018.”
Washington, D.C.’s esports arena has its official grand opening Sept. 22 at 10:30 a.m. ET.
Alan Wake’s turning into a TV show. Peter Calloway is the “showrunner and writer,” Variety’s Brian Crecente writes.
Microsoft and Target are partnering for Minecraft merch. “More than 75 new Minecraft items are coming exclusively to the big-box chain,” VentureBeat’s Jeff Grubb writes.
Flash Wolves and ADATA XPG are partnering, Esports Insider’s Melany Moncav reports.
Legacy Esports and GAMURS Group are partnering, Esports Insider’s Adam Fitch writes. “This deal includes the the testing and implementation of artificial intelligence technology built for use within esports.”
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GINX Esports TV hired “former Microsoft consultant and Wargaming executive Caleb Fox as senior VP of global multiplatform development,” TEO’s Sara Elsam reports.
Hearthstone posted “Rise for Days of the Frozen Throne!“