News Digest 21: Top Gaming News This Week

15 January, 2020 | By Anzu



A brand new week and already some exciting new trends to follow in the gaming industry! Here’s our roundup of the biggest newsmakers for this week:



Yahoo Finance cites an analyst to report on the 2020 outlook for video gaming. An analysis by Stephens Inc. says that with “more people playing video games and increasing numbers of digital downloads, along with the new console launch cycle,” 2020 will be a strong year for the video game industry.



Esports Insider and analytical firm Esports Charts have come up with a report to analyze the esports event viewership in 2019. The League of Legend Championship was most watched event based on the number of hours watched, while the Fortnite World Cup steered ahead in terms of the most watched tournaments based on average viewership. Read more on the Esports Insider.



There’s more news coming from Esports Charts. The company has teamed up with the esports organization Team Liquid to be its official stream viewership data partner. With this partnership, the analytical firm will measure viewership across Team Liquid streams as well as esports events. Read the full report on the Esports Observer.



Gaming fans are in for a surprise as Nintendo is planning a life-sized video game at a new attraction at Universal Studios Japan. According to a report in the Bangkok Post, Super Nintendo World is set to open in Osaka, and will feature a Power Up Band wearable for visitors to “collect coins and battle bosses while exploring a physical environment.”

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