PUBG Drops it’s Vendetta Against Fortnite.
I mean Player Unknown Battleground drops lawsuit against Fortnite. According to the Bloomberg Report, Bluehole Studio, PUBG dev, sends a letter to Epic Games on Monday rescinding their copyright lawsuit. If you missed that, check out my previous E-sports beat; PubG Shows Salt Levels.
The South Korean case is official closed according the the court system website. We’re not sure if a settlement has been reached but the case is closed and neither company has made any statements. Both companies are partially owned by Tencent Holdings Ltd.
Can I tell you, as soon as I saw Fortnite hit the Switch, I knew PUBG wasn’t going to have a case. Similar how? They’re going all platforms and you’re Microsoft exclusive.
Kazakstan is into Esports
And now The Ministry of Culture and Sports of the Republic of Kazakhstan is recognizing e-sports as a sport in its country, according to Tengrinews . A non profit federation created last year, Qazaq Cybersport Federation brought awareness and structure which lead the the government recognizing e-sports. Now that it is considered an official sport the next step is hosting international tournaments, creating broadcasts and a national team.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) in hosting an E-sports Forum in Lausanne, Switzerland on July 21. This forum is to explore synergies build joint understanding and set a platform for future engagement between the e-sports and gaming industries and the Olympic Movement.” In October 2017 the IOC and the Global Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF) were asked to explore e-sports and its potential at the Olympic Summit. The Paris 2024 Olympic organizers were deep talking about including e-sports as a demonstration sport at the summer games in about six years, as reported by BBC
E-sports will be an event in the Asian Games 2022. A few titles made their debut in the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games in 2017; FIFA ’17 as well as Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA) and Real Time Attack (RTA) games. Perhaps we will see the same games in 2022.
The e-sports team drew their numbers to determine who gets first pick on Tuesday, June 26. The F1 Esports Pro Draft doesn’t take place until Monday July 9 at headquarters in London. This draft is choosing the best F1 Esports drivers to represent real F1 teams. 2018 F1 Esport qualifiers will be put through a boot camp before the draft. On draft day Williams E-sports will be getting first pick. Here’s the order of the first round draft.
1 WILLIAMS ESPORTS
2 HYPE ENERGY EFORCE INDIA
3 HAAS F1
4 MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS MOTORSPORT
5 RENAULT SPORT TEAM VITALITY
7 TORO ROSSO
9 RED BULL RACING ESPORTS
Check out the Livestream on July 9