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The Week in Esports

12/08/22: Panda Global loses majority of players, ousts CEO; Call of Duty League draws record viewership in return to Twitch; FTC dissent gives hope to Microsoft-Activision deal

  • The Call of Duty League’s return to Twitch led to best-ever numbers in non-championship viewership
  • OpTic Gaming has postponed its Halo Championship Series season-opening event
  • Popular streamer Ludwig “Ludwig” Ahgren will host a Smash tournament
  • Layoffs hit High School Esports League owner Generation Esports
  • Samsung will be the presenting sponsor for Qualcomm and ESL FACEIT Group’s Snapdragon Pro Series
  • Blitz.gg, an esports tournament platform, has partnered with finance company Mana Interactive
  • Astralis is leaning into its national roots through a car-sharing app partnership
  • Amazon and Riot Games will partner to produce RE/LOAD
  • The Federal Trade Commission’s stance on Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision-Blizzard
  • Streamer Tyler “Trainwrecks” Faraz Nikham’s newly endorsed streaming platform, Kick, got off to a rough start
  • Esports media organization Jaxon has shuttered its application and website services
  • Getting back to Microsoft, the Xbox creator will raise prices on first-party games
  • TSM has named former soccer executive Stephan Cieplik as its chief revenue officer
  • Cloud9 has cut its Apex Legends team
  • Betting platform Rivalry will roll the dice on an esports org
  • After a disappointing 2022, Team Liquid Honda revealed their League of Legends roster