News Digest 20: Top Gaming News This Week

8 January, 2020 | By Anzu

Welcome to a brand new year and the first news digest of 2020! Let’s find out the latest news from the industry:

Continuing all the 2019 action in esports, there’s more exciting development. Imax could soon be showing live competitive video games on its big screens, with their partnership with Vindex. Read more on Variety.

ESL and DreamHack have announced that they will be managing the top StarCraft II and Warcraft III esports events over the next three years. According to The Esports Observer, the companies will run the ESL Pro Tour circuits for both games, and Blizzard Entertainment will provide prize pools.

What do you think were the most-talked about gaming topics of 2019 on Twitter? The social media platform unveiled a list of topics in gaming, ranging from esports teams and events, personalities and games, that its users discussed last year, and there were some interesting discoveries! Find out more on Dot Esports.

How do esports audience vary? Newzoo released a report analysing players versus viewership and whether consumers strayed from their favorite franchises. Read more on The Esports Observer.

SuperData released a report on the state of the gaming industry in 2019 and revealed that the combined game industry grew 3% in 2019. While the industry is expected to move into a phase of slower growth, it is expected that at 4% growth the industry will reach $124.8 billion in 2020. VentureBeat has more!

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