This week in news from the gaming world… the League of Legends World Championship is being held this weekend with a record-breaking prize pool of $5.07 million; Microsoft showed off more VR capabilities during its press conference on Wednesday; and Kongregate is moving into the PC game publishing space with its first Steam release.
In this week’s TriplePoints of Interest esports is taking away from traditional sports viewing time, Sony is releasing numerous mobile games in early 2018, and Valve is adding native DualShock 4 support to Steam.
In this week’s TriplePoints of Interest the NBA becomes esports’ greatest ally, indie game Firewatch is heading to movie theaters, and Battlerite is Steam’s current top seller and newest MOBA.
This week in TriplePoints of Interest Riot Games announces 103 million monthly player milestone, UC Irvine is opening the first college esports arena, and Blizzard Entertainment’s Chriz Metzen retires.
This week in TriplePoints of Interest includes gaming highlights from the 2016 Apple press conference, Sony unveils the new PlayStation 4 Pro, World of Warcraft: Legion sells more than 3.3 million copies in 24 hours, and several major North American esports organizations formed the Professional Esports Association.
This week in TriplePoints of Interest content creators call out YouTube for demonetizing videos, Quake VR works with Valve to make the HTC Vive wireless, and the first Google Play Indie Games Festival comes to San Francisco this September.
For this week’s TPoI: former HBO Sports president joins the World Esports Asssociation; PlayStation 3 games are coming soon to PC; and Overwatch fans are finding hints at a new hero to come.
This week’s TriplePoints of Interest features Twitch’s acquisition of Curse, Facebook and Unity are creating a gaming platform, Paragon’s open beta is playable on PS4 and PC, and Blizzard trolls “gg ez” trolls in Overwatch.
This week a whopping $20 million is up for grabs at The International 2016. there are plans to build an eSports arena in the Bay Area, and No Man’s Sky finally released.
The Dota 2 Shanghai Major is taking place this week, but not without a few bumps and drama. With Valve’s public firing of 2GD and laggy streams, the tournament has definitely managed to turn a few heads…In more positive news, two gaming companies have made Fortune’s Best Companies to Work For list and Yahoo …
In this week’s TPoI: the DICE Summit hands out awards, including their Game of the Year, Kabam refocuses its company and cuts back on staffing, and Elite Daily covers eSports’ role in gender equality.
Is 2016 shaping up to be the year of eSports? This week, studies show that eSports viewership is on the rise, Blizzard invests in competitive Heroes of the Storm, and a former Sony exec launches his first game on Kickstarter.
Move out of the way, Mickey Mouse! There’s a new crew speeding through to a TV near you, and it’s Mario and his gang! This week, Disney hops aboard the eSports hype train, the ‘Terran God’ retires, and Microsoft asks for your best HoloLens ideas.
This week Activision Blizzard got it’s wallet out, Riot Games went ham in Germany, and Twitch painted a lot of landscapes!
This week in games, tech, and entertainment has been full of Augmented Reality, eSports, drama at Konami, and something called Star Wars… Has Hideo Kojima actually left Konami? Konami is in continued crisis mode after it was leaked that the infamous designer Hideo Kojima has left the company, but more recently denied by Konami as …