Epic Games’ FortnitePhotographer: Ethan Miller/Getty Images

 

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.

Source: Esports Insider
A Kazakhstan Esports Tourney

Kazakstan is into Esports

Esports is gaining more and more traction. League of Legends is pulling in as many viewers at the Oscars according to the Hollywood Reporter & the NY Times

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.

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A League of Legends pro-league match in the Chinese city of Hangzhou

Update

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.

Source: Formula1.com

F1 Esports Draft

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
6 SAUBER
7 TORO ROSSO
8 MCLAREN
9 RED BULL RACING ESPORTS
Check out the Livestream on July 9