In The News
Curious how many major game studios have closed in the last year? PC Gamer’s Evan Lahti compiled the list: 10.
Telltale Games has pulled The Walking Dead’s final season from purchase “for the time being,” the studio told Polygon’s Allegra Frank.
Fallout 76 will not have cross-play, Bethesda’s Pete Hines confirmed on Twitter.
Bigben acquired “a full controlling stake in French game developer Eko Software for a total of €8.5 million ($9.98 million),” Gamasutra’s Bryant Francis reports.
Faceittv came in 1st for the most watched channel of last week on Twitch at 7.8 million, TEO reports. Starladder5 came in 2nd at 2.1 million, dota2mc_ru in 3rd at 1.5 million and rocketleague in 4th at 847.3k.
Ninja came in 1st for streamer hours watched on Twitch last week at 3 million, TEO reports. Sco came in 2nd at 2.4 million, shroud in 3rd at 1.7 million and nickmercs in 4th at 1.2 million.
Extra Esports News:
Recruiting network Next College Student Athlete “have announced the addition of esports to its roster of collegiate sports options,” Esports Insider’s Lydia Mitrevski reports. “NCSA’s parent company, Reigning Champs, established a partnership with the National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE) earlier this year.”
DeSales University is entering esports next year, The Morning Call reports. “DeSales will compete as a member of the National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE) as well as in the ECAC’s Intercollegiate Esports competitions.”
DreamHack and Rotterdam Ahoy are partnering, Esports Insider’s Adam Fitch reports. “DreamHack will launch DreamHack Rotterdam as part of Rotterdam Ahoy’s Rotterdam Games Week in October 2019.”
Esports Scotland and Currys PC World are partnering, Fitch writes. “Currys PC World will sponsor BIG Fest 2018 in Edinburgh on October 6-7th.”
ESL and SAP are partnering “to improve the fan experience during the Dota 2 Pick & Ban phase at ESL One Hamburg 2018.”
Austin “SlasheR” Liddicoat and Ian “Enable” Wyatt joined 100 Thieves’ Call of Duty team.