Month: October 2021

Splitgate is getting spookier for the Halloween season, with the new Spookygate update adding new Halloween-themed skins and a jack-o-lantern stadium map. Players can earn three new fan-created weapons skins by completing Halloween challenges until November 1, 2021. In addition to the cosmetic content, the game also features new quality of life improvements such as the
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Financial solutions provider Step has announced a partnership with Sentinels Fortnite player Kyle ‘Bugha’ Giersdorf. According to the release, Bugha has also invested an undisclosed amount in the company. The agreement will look to provide gamers with access to financial products designed to help make gaming purchases and manage esports winnings. Photo credit: Step RELATED: Hollister
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Yet another ex-DC staffer is branching out with their own new company: Fletcher Chu-Fong has just announced Fletch Forward Event Solutions, a new company that will partner with publishers and entertainment companies to both provide events strategy and execute appearances at comic book conventions and industry trade shows. Chu-Fong was formerly Executive Director of Events
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Social platform Juked.GG has announced that its upcoming mobile app is entering the alpha stage.  Juked has invited 100 selected users to test the product which aims to create a toxicity-free environment for esports fans. Image credit: Juked.GG RELATED: Juked announces investment from former Twitch executives In addition, the app aspires to be a guide
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Gaming marketing agency Gameset will host the second edition of its international conference, Gaming Marketing Days, on October 20th – 21st.  The event features speakers from an array of endemic and non-endemic brands including PepsiCo, BMW, Twitch and FACEIT, among others. Image credit: Gameset RELATED: According to the release, the conference is aimed at ‘consumer
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North American esports organisation Dignitas has revealed athletic wear brand VIRUS International as its official ‘game day apparel’ partner.  As a part of the deal, VIRUS International will create unique, co-branded apparel for the organisation, including the official team jersey.  Image credit: Dignitas RELATED: Dignitas takes flight with U.S. Air Force partnership Besides Dignitas’s ‘Competitive
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Online eyewear retailer Zenni has announced a partnership with Beasley Esports-owned Rocket League team AXLE-R8. As a result of the deal, the retailer’s logo will appear on the team’s jersey and on broadcasts hosted by Beasley Esports. Image credit: Zenni Gaming. AXLE-R8 RELATED: Zenni unveiled as official eyewear partner of the Call of Duty League AXLE-R8 was founded
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Injustice, the upcoming DC Animated Movie inspired by by Injustice: Gods Among Us video game and tie-in comics Injustice: Gods Among Us: Year One, is available tomorrow. In anticipation, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has released a new Injustice clip featuring the split factions of the Justice League — Superman’s allies and Batman’s team — are
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David Walliams, of Little Britain, Rock Profile, Britain’s Got Talent, and Mash & Peas, is also one of Britain’s biggest-selling kids authors. And has just written his first sequel, to Gangsta Granny published eight years ago. HarperCollins Children’s Books will publish Gangsta Granny Strikes Again! illustrated by Tony Ross, out on the 16th November in hardback
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Tournament organiser ESL Gaming has named cybersecurity software company Norton as its official cyber safety partner for StarCraft II and Warcraft III’s ESL Pro Tour. The deal will see Norton collaborate with ESL Gaming on brand integrations, custom streams via Norton Gaming’s Twitch channel, as well as special giveaways during broadcasts and on social media. 
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Publicly-traded sports betting and media company Rivalry has appointed former World Economic Forum (WEF) and Twitter executive Kirstine Stewart to its Board of Directors. Stewart was elected and approved to join the Toronto-based operator’s board of directors at the company’s most recent shareholder meeting. Image credit: Rivalry RELATED: Rivalry becomes publicly listed on TSX Venture
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