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GG Media Network locked in its senior leadership team for its eSports media production company, with CEO Christian Bishop Bryan Cashman as Vice President of Operations, Jim DiPrima as Chief Financial Officer, David Mullins as Chief Technology Officer, and D. Nikki Wheeler as Chief Communications Officer. They will join company COO Mariel Reyes atop the organization. “I am beyond excited about the group of talented and experienced leaders who will be working with me toward the achievement of our strategic business objectives,” Bishop said. “The eSports and gaming industry is experiencing tremendous growth. With these leaders we have the opportunity to realize our goal of building a collaborative gaming community, in which anyone can live their dream, whether it is playing professionally, creating a following for your stream or interacting with your favorite gamer, GG Media Network is where your story begins.”
Gaming social network World eSport is rebranding to gleetz.gg as the platform comes out of its beta phase. All World eSport users will still be able to access the platform as before, with profiles shifted to the new site, according to Esports Insider.
Amid the announcement that Nintendo would be launching the new 2DS XL, company president Tatsumi Kimishima told investors that Nintendo 3DS sales grew during the last fiscal year, noting that the company still sees “We do not think that [the 3DS and Switch] compete directly in terms of price point or playstyle. We will run businesses separately and in parallel. We have also already stated that we think it is critical that we provide software unique to Nintendo 3DS in order to run both the Nintendo Switch business and the Nintendo 3DS business in parallel.”
The Entertainment Software Association released a statement applauding US Reps. Yvette Clarke (D-NY), Suzan DelBene (D-WA), Bill Flores (R-TX), Darrell Issa (R-CA), and Ted Lieu (D-CA) for the launch of the Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality/Mixed Reality Caucus, designed to educate policymakers about the technologies, while promoting the economic, educational, social, and health benefits of this new interactive entertainment sector. “The dynamic technology and explosive growth potential of virtual, augmented, and mixed reality will spark the creation of thousands of American jobs and billions of dollars in investment for the US economy,” said Michael D. Gallagher, president and CEO of ESA, the trade association that represents the US video game industry.
Following the weekend’s announcement that China would be launching a franchising system for the LoL Pro League, PVPLive reports that a new Chinese esports TV channel – dubbed ESPTV – is being launched by Tencent, Riot, PerfectWorld and to showcase esports content in China.
ESL founder Jens Hilgers raised $18.5 million for BitKraft Esports Ventures, the world’s first esports-specific venture capital fund. Hilgers and his partner Markus Fuhrmann put up $11.5 million of BitKraft’s first fund with the other $7 million coming from a slate of investors that include aXiomatic Group, Inner Circle Sports, and GGV Capital, according to Forbes.
ON THIS DAY in
2004: Rockstar releases Red Dead Revolver for the PlayStation 2 and Xbox in the USA.
Trivia: This first-person shooter transformed the console wars in 1997, with the title featuring Oddjob, Jaws, and the Golden Gun. What was the name of the game?
with your answer and be sure to include your name, company and city.)
Answer to Our Last Sports Trivia Question:
Which American university was the first to offer scholarships for esports?
Answer: Robert Morris University. Kudos: Chris Davies-Virgin/London; Danny Araque/NY; Julie Schell/DC; A
ndy Pittman-TAMU/College Station; Mitch Rasmussen-DreamHack/Denver; Daniel Hanson/Vail; Molly Fehr-hulu/Santa Monica; David Westberg-SAG-AFTRA Federal Credit Union/Burbank
Later — Chris
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Expert level knowledge of real-time animation systems.
Create (Sculpt, Model, UV, texture and create materials) AAA quality characters and creatures.
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Create user interfaces that manage complex information and flow intuitively on console and PC.
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