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Week in Review: “Overwatch” League outperforms Thursday night football live stream, Disney hits reset on mobile games with four new development partners, and the Las Vegas strip’s first eSports arena opens in March.

Gaming News
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Digital/Mobile News

  • Disney has hit reset on mobile games with four new development partners. At Casual Connect USA, Disney announced that it will work on future games with Ludia, Glu, Gameloft, and PerBlue. Disney has shut down Avalanche, the studio that made “Infinity” and “Marvel: Avengers Alliance” to focus on different genres with their new partnerships. (VentureBeat)
  • The trailer for the new Harry Potter mobile game has been released. The new game, released by Jam City, will be called “Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery,” and will be a prequel to the original Harry Potter movies. Players will create their own character, attend Hogwarts, learn spells, duel against rival students, and more. (BuzzFeed)

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Business News

  • The Las Vegas strip is opening an eSports arena in March. The new arena will have a mobile eSports gaming venue, eSports Arena Drive truck, a social media center and a VIP lounge. The arena is scheduled to open March 22nd and will be celebrated with an invitation-only, multi-day live-streamed tournament. (Yahoo! Finance)