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Evo 2020 Is Cancelled
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The Evolution Championship Series (“Evo”) 2020 has officially been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Evo is one of the most-known and longest-running esports tournaments. “The health and well-being of our community is our highest priority,” Evo stated in a Twitter post. “We hope everyone stays safe during this time.” Evo said that…

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Level Up Your Gaming Privacy Knowledge: A Walk-Through of Privacy Laws
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The first video games did not collect information from users. The capability didn’t exist. While sales data was available, there was no way for game creators to collect and utilize metrics from those playing the games. Eventually, arcade games allowed players to enter their name or initials along with their high score to…

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Hack Divulges The Last of Us Part 2 Spoilers
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The Last of Us Part 2 is one of the most anticipated games of 2020, but two weeks ago spoilers for the game began making their way around the internet. At first, many speculated that the leaks came from a disgruntled Naughty Dog contractor who was angry about being overworked without benefits during…

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Call of Duty: Mobile Tournament Will Feature $1 Million Prize Pool
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On April 30, Activision will kick off its inaugural Call of Duty: Mobile tournament. The tournament will feature over $1 million in prize money. Qualifiers run each weekend from April 30 to May 24 and will be open to any player ranked Veteran or higher. In order to reach the second round, a…

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How Esports Companies Are Being Impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic
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As the COVID-19 pandemic has raged across the world, millions have been stuck at home due to physical distancing policies and job layoffs. Like nearly all sectors of the economy, the esports industry has had to make changes to adapt to the new environment. In a recent report, The Esports Observer (TEO) studied…

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Nintendo to Resume Switch Console Shipments as Factories Begin to Reopen
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As millions stay home in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, video game consoles are seeing shortages around the world. This is primarily due to increased demand: 39 percent of American gamers say they’re spending more on video games, coupled with factory shutdowns in China and other manufacturing markets. The Nintendo Switch has been…

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Japan Puts Even More Government Support Behind Esports
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Japan has seen slower growth in the esports industry than China and the West, but the nation’s government is hoping to change that. According to a report from Japan-based Kyodo News (via SportsMedia), The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) is looking to collaborate with partners to grow Japan’s esports industry. As…

MTG Says COVID Will Hurt Its Esports Business but Gaming Will Stay Strong
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In a preliminary assessment published last week, The Modern Times Group (MTG) estimated that the COVID-19 pandemic would have a sizable negative impact on its esports business. Fortunately, the company said its gaming business could get through the crisis relatively unscathed. MTG owns both ESL and DreamHack, two of the biggest names in…