The Week in Esports & Gaming

05/25/23: TSM looks to sell LCS slot; China approves Microsoft-ATVI; FaZe cuts 40% of workforce

  • Team Vitality won the final Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Major
  • League Championship Series players will reportedly vote on a walkout
  • The popular Mortal Kombat fighting game series is getting a reboot
  • Male characters in role-playing games have 50% more dialogue than women
  • Evil Geniuses has partnered with crypto casino platform Thunderpick
  • Esports archive Liquipedia has added Formula 1 Racing content pages
  • Gen.G and McDonald’s will continue their partnership
  • TikTok took its first step into Counter-Strike esports
  • FaZe Clan is cutting nearly 40% of its workforce
  • Content creator-owned esports organization Disguised has its eyes on League of Legends
  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive veteran Finn "karrigan" Andersen has no plans to retire
  • Despite looking to sell its LCS slot, TSM is continuing business as usual for the summer
  • Indian regulators have granted a three-month trial period for Battlegrounds Mobile India
  • China has approved Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision-Blizzard
  • A new report from New York University indicates a trend of extremist actors creating content on gaming platforms
  • Activision-Blizzard has faced some ups and downs in the past weeks

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