Game Industry News Round-up #42: Rocket League, CoD: Warzone, Blizzard, Geo-Blocking, and Newegg

This week, we’ve rounded up stories about esports and Rocket League and Call of Duty: Warzone. Big money is changing hands to help a Chinese esports solutions provider grow abroad. Blizzard’s team is expanding by absorbing an internal studio. The European Union financially penalizes some AAA game companies for certain business practices. Speaking of business practices, Newegg is testing an interesting method to block resellers from hoarding hot ticket tech items.

Read on to level up your knowledge!


Rocket League Crosses Over With X Games
Source: Shacknews

The line between live events, digital events, and games continue to blur (or perhaps blend?). Shacknews details how Psyonix’ soccer-and vehicle hybrid game is mixing it up with the annual extreme sports competition, the X Games.


Call of Duty: Warzone Set to Make Splash in Esports
Source: Engadget