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The Week in Esports

02/02/23: FaZe in limbo as stock plummets; Newzoo report showcases mobile’s prominence; EA to shut down Apex Mobile

  • Clash Royale developer Supercell will put up a $900,000 prize pool for its world championship
  • League of Legends esports opening week viewership dipped around the world
  • Developer Riot Games announced the Legends of Runeterra World Championship
  • The Women’s Car Ball Rocket League circuit has been postponed
  • ESL will begin streaming its Counter-Strike: Global Offensive events non-exclusively
  • The NBA’s Sacramento Kings dove further into esports Monday
  • FaZe Clan and Nike have joined forces to produce LeBron Nxxt Gen
  • Razer has extended its sponsorship of esports organization Copenhagen Flames
  • MAD Lions has signed a new VALORANT roster
  • TSM has brought on an all-women’s Apex Legends roster
  • OpTic Gaming continued shifts of its Call of Duty roster
  • The Shanghai Dragons are moving forward with reworking their roster
  • EA and developer Respawn Entertainment plan to shut down Apex Legends Mobile
  • Nintendo, Microsoft’s Xbox and Sony’s PlayStation will not be part of E3
  • OpTic Gaming became the latest esports org to lay off staff
  • Mobile gaming has outstripped PCs and other mediums as the dominant media platform for accessing media and IP