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Welcome to the Latest, your weekly round-up of esports news and information centering around competitions, activations, platforms, and lifestyle. Content is brought to you by our own esports editors and writers from around the Access Intelligence collection of brands, including Cynopsis Esports, Event Marketer and Chief Marketer.

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

01/19/23: YouTube shifts Shorts monetization strategy; Microsoft to lay off 10K employees; CoD legend Scump retires

01/12/23: Riot changes MSI, Worlds formats; M4 World Championship hits 4.2 million peak viewers

01/05/23: Pay transparency law reveals discrepancies among game devs; Mobile game nears record viewership to start 2023; Overwatch League’s Philadelphia Fusion rebrands and relocates

12/22/22: Epic Games reaches $520M settlement with FTC; LCS schedule changes draw mixed reactions; FaZe Clan partners with Drake’s OVO

12/15/22: VALORANT orgs prepare to battle for partnership program; Virtus.pro hires new CEO; Ubisoft adjusts Rainbow Six esports circuit

12/08/22: Panda Global loses majority of players, ousts CEO; Call of Duty League draws record viewership in return to Twitch; FTC dissent gives hope to Microsoft-Activision deal