News Digest 16: Top Gaming News This Week

27 November, 2019 | By Anzu


 

It’s Thanksgiving and Black Friday week! That means it’s also the biggest week for gaming and tech enthusiasts. With plenty of deals and new entrants in the market we are excited to see how this week will go down for the industry. More on that next week when we will bring you some insights on Black Friday shopping, but this week we have a roundup of the biggest news.



We have been closely following the rise of esports in the U.S. in our weekly digests. And there’s plenty more to come! As the need for a variety of physical spaces increases, new venues are being constructed to meet the rise of the growing interest in the esports market. Read more on The Esports Observer.



Media company Fandom has announced that they will be starting a weekly Teamfight Tactics tournament, together with Riot Games and State Farm. Read more here.



In big news for streaming wars, Facebook announced that it has signed Jeremy Wang, also known as Disguised Toast, to its gaming platform. Wang, who has more than one million followers was with competitor Twitch. Here’s the full CNN report.



More news from Facebook: the company is acquiring Beat Games, the developer of popular virtual reality rhythm game Beat Saber. Beat Games will keep operating independently, but it will become part of Oculus Studios, Facebook’s VR gaming group, reports said. Read more on The Verge.



With the growing interest and competition in the cloud gaming space, EA’s CTO Ken Moss speaks on how Project Atlas takes a different approach and their partnership with Microsoft. Read the full interview on Games Industry Biz.

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