Capcom Puts SFV at the Forefront for Esports | junaEsports

Capcom Puts SFV at the Forefront for Esports | junaEsports

Capcom is committed to strengthening its endeavors in Japan and all over the world, said Kenzo Tsujimoto, chairman and chief executive of Capcom.

Street Fighter V is played in over 100 companies.”
Recognizing SFV popularity will help in running events Tsujimoto is using that to maximize global brand. he wants SFV to branch out even further. Remember that Street Fighter movie from the 90s, it’s still producing revenue and helping with sales and to put money into SFV marketing and the esports department.

Human resources are being dedicated to the expansion of esports. Tsujimoto wants to increase title lifespan by up to five years, which is weird because Marvel vs Capcom:Infinite is pretty much dead. Haruhiro Tsujimoto, President of Capcom, wants to open more stores and increase sales via the store. He feels running Capcom Esports Clubs will build more of a market for esports interest and hype. The stores will have IPs & game demos.

Capcom Pro Tour will be held at the Tokyo Game Show in September. We learned earlier this year that Esports will be the main attraction at the TGS. There will be a spot for the top ranking Japanese player, this is to build more moral for the locals.

Watch the full Capcom Fiscal Year 2017 Financial Results Presentation here 


Kotaku published an article, To Eliminate Match-Fixing In Esports, Pay Them More.
The article brings up some good points, like paying players more money, I’m always down for that. Some competitors are throwing matches because they are promised more money like 10-time Starcraft champ Lee “Life” Seung Hyun. He received $60,000 to throw two matches in 2015. His total prize money for that year is $110,000 because he was still one of the top players. That was a pretty hefty bribe. The article goes on to mention how gambling almost ruined professional sports like the NFL. However, gambling made it more popular. That’s how you get people to watch teams they’re not interested in like the Browns. Gambling helped esports and yes increased organized crime, but saying that gambling could ruin esports, is a bit of a reach. It’s hard to rig Overwatch, League and Dota because they’re sponsored by billion dollar companies. DraftKings is already getting their hands on League. Then people will want to watch teams like Cloud9, kidding, kind of.

Hong “Madlife” Min-gi announced retirement last week. Last seen on stage in 2017 at League of Legend tournament. A lot of people are saying Madlife is the reason they main support like Matthew “Matt” Elento, the support of the Golden Guardians. His name used to be MattLife. Everyone is saying how MadLife changed the game but he hasn’t been on a team in over a year. For someone who is so reverenced, well respected and a legend, why hasn’t he been picked up? Matt was the last person to play against him in the Summoner’s Cup. The ESPN article is comparing him to Steph Curry, how sway? Curry is still playing! We need to take better care of legends.

League Switches up the Game…the Industry

League of Legends is changing the nature of this esports title to make it a long lasting game. It turns out the North American League already has this system in place. The difference in the European market is the League is split up in many different ways. Marc Schnell said in an interview

Currently, we have 10 teams in the league, and they qualify to participate in the league through a secondary league below that. That’s the old system. We’re moving away from that to an entirely different model where we’re partnering with 10 teams. Those teams will be long-term partners with the league. The concept is that the league and the teams become business partners to build and improve on this product together.” This may help so that League doesn’t become a revolving door. Or we can keep players like Madlife.

Overwatch Says It’s Hammond Time! | junaEsports

Overwatch Says It’s Hammond Time! | junaEsports

Overwatch it’s Hammond Time!
Overwatch Here Revealed
His name is Hammond; he is genetically engineered and is a tiny fury genius. It seems to come from the Horizon Lunar Colony and is good friends with Winston? He may not even be a hero. What I do know is, he rolled in my heart with his ball of death. Check out the tech:

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Rhode Island Interscholastic League (RIIL) is bringing esports to high schools

The National Federation of State High School Associations (NHFS) and RIIL entered a partnership to start an e-sports league in Rhode Island. The NFHS is looking to roll out this program in 15 more high schools by this fall. How it works is there will be two seasons, Oct. through Jan and Feb through May. Seasons include pre, regular and post competitions. There are different games available, which require approval. The leagues will be coed and unlimited teams can be formed at a varsity level. This allows more students to compete in the league. And the students matches will be live-streamed and play in front of a live audience.

All of this is being made possible by Play VS, a company hrlping schools put together this league. The students are required to pay $16 a month participatin fee. The schools need to have access to internet and computers.

Source: Rainbow Six Siege Website

Rainbow Six Siege is on and popping
The Paris Qualifiers started on Jun 22 through Jul 2.
Yesterday two Brazilian teams went head to head, BootKamp Gaming and Faze Clan, 6-4.
Today French league Team Vitality bested Mockit Esports, 6-1.
If you’re in Europe, North America and Latin America you too can join the first stage of qualifiers. Starting June 30th tournaments will be held every Saturday. The better you perform the more points awarded. Either eight or 16 teams will advance to the next stage based off points. Stage 2 starts July 16. Get more info here.

junaEsports | PUBG Drops Lawsuit against Fortnite

junaEsports | PUBG Drops Lawsuit against Fortnite

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


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.


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.

Check out the Livestream on July 9

Square Enix E3 2018

Square Enix E3 2018

Square Enix

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Tomb Raider is back! Lara Croft is trying to stop a Mayan Apocalypse. She’s still going to be outnumbered and out gunned by Trinity but that stealth though will always be what counts in the end! I’m definitely excited to see how many ways she can die in this one. Enix mentioned underwater mechanics being different. I wonder if I’ll find a breathing mask earlier on and be able to withstand long underwater or if I’ll get more natural breathe time.

Just Cause 4

It’s cool to see Rico Rodriguez but there’s, a female antagonist who is POC. She’s the oppressor and I’m here for that.
Just Cause is getting a bit deeper in this one. I’m here for that. You can get creative in a sandbox game. Deploy booster rockets, enemies have better AI so combat is a bit more intense. Everything is powered by an Apex engine and the soundtrack doesn’t sound to bad either

The Quiet Man

This is going to be super cool if it’s a game about a person who is hearing impaired. We’ll get more information in August.

Kingdom Hearts 3

Alrighty, we get more info about KH3. It’s not just about Elsa having a Caitlin Snow vs Killer Frost internal struggle. We see them trying to extract Roxas from Sora. We see him getting help from Rapunzel (maybe she replaced Donald Duck), he looks like he’s rescuing the hero, Hercules. I hope they let the muses in on a track for this game. Honestly, I saw Wreck it Ralph and I was sold.

Monster Fantasy, Tho!!!

That mashup between Monster Hunter and Final Fantasy has to be dope. The combat is going to be interesting. I’m looking forward to more information.

Square Enix E3 Trailers