News Digest 26: Top Gaming News This Week

19 February, 2020 | By Anzu

Let’s find out what made big news this week in the gaming industry:

ESL and DreamHack have signed a revenue-sharing deal with 13 esports teams, reports the Game Industry Biz. These esports teams have taken the trophy at a combined 28 esports events in the last four years.

Nintendo is continuing its foray into esports with the Super Smash Bros Ultimate North American Online Open Spring 2020 tournament. The competition, as part of the ongoing partnership between Nintendo and Battlefy, will take place later this month, and will feature tournaments divided across eight regions. Read more Daily Esports.

The popular League of Legends player Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok has taken part-ownership of T1 Entertainment and Sports. He will also continue to compete for T1 in the LCK with a renewed three-year contract with the organization. More details on The Esports Insider.

Will the PS5 be Sony’s last gaming console ever? CNN’s Harsh Chauhan analyzes the reasons that it could mean the end of the Playstation line, and also dives into the future of the cloud infrastructure of Microsoft, Amazon, and Google and the lack of direction of Sony’s subscription model. Read more here.

Simplicity Esports and Gaming Company have announced the sale of four new franchise territories, reports a press release on Globe News Wire. As per the report, 20 new franchise territories will be sold by the end of 2020.

If you’d like to contribute to the Anzu blog, share your ideas with us on is an in-game advertising platform that brings real-world brand ads to video gaming and esports. Backed by BITKRAFT Esports Ventures, WPP, and Axel Springer Digital Ventures, Anzu redefines digital advertising through seamless integration of non-intrusive ads into the gameplay. Bringing real-time data and programmatic to the video gaming world, the platform promises native advertising, brand safety and ad viewability. Follow Anzu on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.