In The News
Weekend in Review:
PlayStation beat out Google to come in as the 3rd “Top Brand” in the United Kingdom, per Prophet.
A South Korean National Assembly representative “has begun work on a bill that could make sexual harassment in online video games” a criminal offense, Dot Esports’ Nicole Carpenter reports.
Co-creator of Halo, Marcus Lehto, did a Q&A on Twitter commemorating the 8-year anniversary of Halo: Reach.
TwitchCon 2018 is enhancing security following the Jacksonville shooting and attendees’ concerns, Twitch said in a blog post.
Tragically, Ryen Aleman, a survivor of the Jacksonville shooting, “died in a single vehicle accident on Sunday around 3:45 a.m.,” KIII NEWS’s Marissa Cummings reports. “Officers said Aleman was traveling westbound on highway 44 when he lost control of his car before the Violet road exit.”
Twitch and Doritos are partnering for Doritos Bowl at TwitchCon 2018, according to a press release. CODGamepedia announced the list of teams competing in the Bowl’s Blackout tournament.
OpTic Gaming and JET8 partnered for “a social media app, OpTic Snap,” Esports Insider’s Adam Fitch writes. “The app has been designed to enable the organisation’s fans to share pictures and videos of their favourite moments.”
Extra Esports News:
Congratulations Tox Gaming on winning HCS London 2018! They defeated Splyce. Team Reciprocity came in 3rd and Renegades in 4th.
Congratulations iFU’s Jose “eOnzErG” Luis on winning StarLadder StarCraft: Remastered Pro Series! He defeated Dandy to take home $600, TerrOr came in 3rd and Bonyth in 4th.
Hearthstone Esports posted “TalkStone – Episode #8.”
Interviews: Cordelia Chui and Amy Snowdon (GI.biz).
Happy birthday Jonathan “Wubby” Gunnarsson!