ESL and Intel announced that IEM Oakland broke new records this year, where 6,500+ esports fans filled the Oracle Arena on Nov. 18 and 19 and 28.6 million sessions streamed in 13 languages on 23 platforms, nearly doubling viewership from 2016. On social platforms, the event earned over 113.4 million impressions, spiking 39% over last year, with an additional 8.6 million sessions viewed, representing almost 50% increase. Online viewers of the broadcast consumed close to 7.5 million hours of content throughout the event, with over 10.8 million uniques. “IEM Oakland delivered one of the most exciting esports competitions we’ve seen all year,” said John Bonini, VP and GM of the VR, Gaming and Esports Group at Intel Corporation. “We introduced some new experiences this year with PUBG and VR Challenger League, and they were a great showcase of Intel technology powering amazing gaming experiences for esports. We thank the athletes and community who helped make IEM Oakland such a thrilling experience, and look forward to taking this momentum to PyeongChang and Katowice next year.”
Showtime issued a statement responding to complaints that Sacha Baron Cohen posed as a disabled veteran to dupe interviewees on new comedy Who Is America?. “Baron Cohen did not present himself as a disabled veteran, and viewers nationwide who watched the premiere on Sunday can now attest to that,” said Showtime. “In Sunday’s episode, during […]
Vince Gilligan (Breaking Bad) inked a new three-year deal with Sony Pictures Television, his home for eleven years, that calls for him to continue as EP/showrunner on Better Call Saul with Peter Gould, as well as develop new projects via his High Bridge Productions. “Vince is a cornerstone of the success of Sony Pictures Television […]
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The NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Committee locked in Houston, Phoenix, San Antonio and Indianapolis to host the 2023-2026 Final Fours. The announcement wrapped up a year-long process that included seven finalist cities that also included Detroit, Los Angeles and North Texas.
President Trump has granted a follow-up White House interview to CBS Evening News anchor Jeff Glor, slated for Wednesday, July 18. Glor talked to POTUS in Scotland, ahead of Trump’s summit with Russian President Vladmir Putin.