TriplePoints of Interest – Week of August 22

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.

Former HBO Sports president takes over at World Esports Association
The World Esports Association (WESA) has named former president of HBO Sports Ken Hershman as the new executive chairman and commissioner, says VentureBeat. WESA is a competitive video gaming organization, dedicated to help professionalize esports tournaments. It was founded in May 2016 by eight of the world’s most popular esports teams and ESL, the world’s largest esports company.

Sony Is About to Turn PCs Into PlayStations
In an official blog post Sony announced that its PlayStation 3 game streaming service, PlayStation Now, is coming to Windows PC for the very first time. This means that PC players will soon be able to jump into exclusive PlayStation titles like God of War III, The Last of Us and Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception. Alongside the streaming service Sony introduced a new device called the DualShock 4 USB Wireless Adaptor, which will enable DualShock 4 controllers to be connected wirelessly to PCs and Macs. With these new features, Sony is bringing a small chunk of PlayStation to a new audience. Time says that the streaming app will arrive in both North America and Europe at an unspecified date, but you can find the wireless adaptor at retailers in early September.

Who is Sombra? The alternate reality hunt for Overwatch’s new character
After months of teases, clues and codes, a “glitched” post on the Overwatch forums this week appears to be a countdown for the game’s 23rd hero, Sombra. The slow drip feed on information fits in with Overwatch’s storytelling, says CNET. Prior to the Sombra teasers Overwatch revealed Ana last month, held a Summer Games event filled with cosmetic items, and announced a new map at Gamescom.

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