Daybreak Games is teaming up with Twin Galaxies to launch the H1Z1 Pro League with a mission to “operate with integrity and dedication to players and teams to establish a sustainable ecosystem” by focusing on a “player-first” approach to create a sustainable, first of its kind, professional esports league for the battle royale genre. Participants will receive a Player Bill of Rights that includes minimum compensation (reportedly at least $50,000), revenue sharing, player agreement standards and a governance committee. Teams competing in the Pro League will be announced in early 2018 with the first season starting in the second quarter. Teams interested in learning more can attend a private H1Z1 Pro League briefing taking place at TwitchCon 2017 on Oct. 20.
The Walt Disney Company struck a deal to acquire the bulk of the assets of Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox, including the Fox TV studio (The Simpsons, Homeland, This Is Us), FX and Nat Geo networks, and overseas TV service providers Sky of Britain and Star of India. The agreement also gives Disney Fox’s stake […]
The Game Awards proved OP for founder Geoff Keighley, as the honors tripled its viewership last Thursday to over 11.5 million global livestreams, up 202% from 2016’s record-setting performance of 3.8 million livestreams. On social platforms, The Game Awards posted double and triple digit gains in engagement – including on Twitter, where the number of […]
The NBA 2K League moved steps closer to its 2018 not only with the reveal of its logo, which incorporates the colors and shape of the NBA logo and the font of the NBA 2K logo, but also the first monikers and images for its teams. The most recent entity – set to be announced […]
Fox is airing a live ad for 20 Century Fox film The Greatest Showman during Sunday’s A Christmas Story Live!. In the 2 ½ -minute spot, Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, Zendaya and Keala Settle will perform a song from the P.T. Barnum biopic, accompanied by 150 dancers, on a soundstage on the Warner Bros. lot […]
Neil Cavuto will host a 2-hour Saturday news program, Cavuto Live, debuting January 20 at 10a on Fox News. The show will feature a breakdown of the major business and politics headlines, with a rotating panel of industry experts. With his added role, Cavuto will be helming 17 hours of live programming across FNC and […]