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Activision Blizzard acquires MLG, gleeb on player salaries, Lourlo Q&A

As the biggest news of yesterday, the confirmation of Activision Blizzard’s acquisition of Major League Gaming, continued through the week, Austin Walker of Giant Bomb explained why the transaction might not be all that meaningful. He makes the case that Activision’s hopes of “becoming the ESPN” of esports is largely implausible. What do you think?

The Daily Dot interviewed new Team Ember support Nicolas “Gleeb” Haddad. The 19-year-old talks about a wide range of topics, including, of course, everybody’s favorite recent debate: player salaries.

Duncan “Thorin” Shields went in on people who hedge when making public esports predictions. The 20-minute, non-stop rant is hilarious, regardless of your prognostication preference.

Missed this yesterday, but The Score eSports’ Q&A with new Team Liquid top laner Samson “Lourlo” Jackson was insightful. Lourlo said TL’s 10-man roster makes him “way more motivated and committed.” to finding the right role with his team.

The world’s first major virtual reality esports competition has finished,with the winning team earning $15,000. Who knows how this market can grow?

As the League of Legends offseason closes, more teams are making official roster announcements: Team ROCCAT (European LCS), Team Dignitas (North American LCS) and Team Dragon Knights (NA Challenger Series) all announced parts of their rosters.


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