News Digest 13: Top Gaming News This Week

06 November, 2019 | By Anzu


 
Welcome to a new month! Let’s see who are the biggest newsmakers in the first week of November:



Esports organization Gen.G, that started as Korea plus Silicon Valley (KSV)  announced it received an investment from the Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator, a New York City-based accelerator program. As per report on TechCrunch, Gen.G would use the funding to “grow its foothold on the East Coast.” Read more on TechCrunch.



Fnatic is entering the Indian esports scene and is expected to shake the esports viewership on the back of roaring success of PUBG. “Fnatic’s investment in India indicates that the organization sees the potential market in the country with an abundance of opportunities for merchandise sales, sponsorships, and other streams of revenue,” writes Vignesh Raghuram for The Esports Observer.



The Verge reports that YouTube is launching Super Stickers, which will allow a select number of creators to earn additional revenue during live streams. The Super Stickers come in the form of cartoon characters that can be purchased by fans to show their support for a streamer.



Twitch has seen some major streamers moving away to different platforms. Now, one of Fortnite’s most popular streamers, CouRage, has announced that he will be streaming for YouTube Live, joining fellow Fortnite streamer Lachlan Power. Read more on The Verge.

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