The Week in Esports & Gaming

06/08/23: Microsoft settles $20M FTC lawsuit; Twitch draws ire from streamers; Apple enters VR space

  • ENCE won what might be the last big Counter-Strike: Global Offensive event
  • Apple’s newly unveiled VR headset will cost $3,499
  • The newly released Street Fighter VI spurred the series to more than 50 million lifetime sales
  • Diablo IV has become Blizzard’s fastest-selling game of all time
  • Red Bull Gaming and Aimlabs have joined forces for a skills
  • Esports organization Pittsburgh Knights has partnered with PNC Black
  • How will gamers perform under pressure?
  • Esports betting platform Rivalry has launched its mobile app in Ontario
  • FlyQuest has added both VALORANT Game Changers and ESL Impact rosters
  • Content creator Jeremy “Disguised Toast” Wang’s VALORANT team, Disguised, has been relegated
  • Overwatch League teams have reached deals to eliminate remaining franchise entry fees
  • Unsurprisingly, Call of Duty League teams are looking for similar relief
  • Former Riot Games Head of North American Esports Events Devin Murphy will join Mobile Global Esports
  • Gfinity plans to cut its esports operations and has sold 72.5% of its subsidiary, Athlos
  • Microsoft has reached a $20 million settlement with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission
  • Blaseball developer The Game Band has laid off “many” of the staff behind the title

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