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This week,
BMW knows who is the best and I need new armrests, but first...
APRIL 17 / WEEKLY #47

SOME OF OUR NEW READERS
Richard from Sky and Milos from WIN.gg

 🔥 Good Stuff

📄 ARTICLE
Happy esports initiation

Riot Games announced the first Team Fight Tactics global tournament. Sum:
  • Prize: $200.000
  • Two phases: regional and championship qualifications.
  • Future Resources: competition guidelines and tools for organziers.
🎥 VIDEO
Behind the Hype: Fortnite

Here you have 4 min. on how Fortnite impacted culture. It's 2020 and people hate this game like never before, mostly because of esports reasons. Some games are meant to be competitive and others... just not. However, Epic Games validated gaming to the world better than anybody else, so don't even try to @ me.

This video is two years late, but we should remember.

 
🎥 VIDEO
TSM HQ: just for 50M humble dollars

First look to TSM's new facility. Not a full tour because it's under construction, but still, it's a nice video to understand what VC money can do in esports. They should also have another video showing how are they gonna make all that money back.
 

 🔍 What else is there?


🔦  Finding Gold. If the quarantine is f^cking up with your brain already, no worries, I got you with some gaming content curation: 🤝  Rapper, entrepreneur... and FaZe investor. Ray J, a minority shareholder of everybody's favorite powerhouse, talked about why he got involved with esports.

💸  Stocking. The global market is experiencing crazy changes lately. Here's how esports' stock is reacting.

🍎  Health x Gaming. 2 The Max is a platform where gaming enthusiasts can learn from healthcare professionals. Interesting stuff.

👏  Women in Esports. It started as a campaign in 2019 and now its a strong initiative led by an incredible group of women. Full committee.

🏛  Company spotlight. Players NTWRK launches a celebrity gaming channel backed by WME, Daylight and Stratton Sclavos. Website.

 

 💰 Investments & Partnerships

BMW x Fnatic / G2 Esports / Cloud9 / T1 / FunPlus PhoeniX

MORE

  • Riot Games acquires Hypixel Studios.
  • The Overwatch League adds Xfinity as a sponsor.
  • Diabolus announces Kappa as official clothing partner.
  • Riot Games' Liga Latinoamericana partners with AXE.
  • Superplus Games raises $4.7M
  • Logitech G signs partnership with Atalanta Esports.
  • Method forges long-term streaming partnership with DouYu.
  • Nifty Games raises $12M in Series A funding.
  • Zenni Optical renews with Golden Guardians, adds Knights & Outlaws.
  • Nordisk Film invests $4.5M in Nitro Games.

 📈 Stats

Game Titles Streaming: April 6 - 12 / Powered by StreamHatchet


OTHERS

People game and genre preference during Covid-19.
March 2020: Top worldwide mobile games downloads.

🎓 Collegiate Scene

To the people from PlayVS, The Nuel, HSEL, Riot Games, and others reading right now: I feel that the collegiate scene has potential and I really want it to succeed, but it lacks creative visibility to encourages people to support it.

So, If you want to push crazy content ideas but traditional media isn't giving you a hand, reach out to hi@weekly.gg ... you have a section here to get as creative as you want.

💎 Gems of the Week

Collab: Pokemon x Daniel Arsham x UNIQLO 
 
Collab: Team Liquid x MARVEL x Black Widow
 

 🍿 Esports Highlights


🥇 Fnatic / CS:GO / ESL Pro League 11 / HL 📼
🥇 Team Liquid / CS:GO / ESL Pro League 11 / HL 📼
 

 ☕️ Coffee Thoughts

In case you were wondering why the f^ck I can't stop talking about FaZe for 47 NLs in a row: people involved in their latest round investment, besides Jimmy Iovine:

Pitbull, Swae Lee, Yo Gotti, DJ Paul, Ray J, Disco Fries, Offset, Nyjah Huston, Meyers Leonard, Gregory Van Der Wiel, Josh Hart, Jamal Murray, Sylvia Rhone, Troy Carter, Chris O’Donnel, Big Boy, and Guy Oseary.

HO LY.

 🗓 Upcoming Events


League of Legends All Regions Grand Finals / April 16-19
ELEAGUE Mortal Kombat 11 Final Kombat / April 17
FLASHPOINT Grand Final / April 19
Twitch Rivals Featuring Fortnite / April 20 & 22
British Esports Championships / April 24-26
YANA 2020 / May 2

Venues are closed because of COVID-19, these are all online events.

 

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