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Skillz gaming news recap

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Digital/Mobile News

Gaming News

  • A “CS:GO” league has been suspended after a player revolt. After publicly expressing distrust in their management, players in the Professional eSports Association (PEA) have voted not to compete in that league. In a subsequent statement, the PEA commissioner said the league would suspend operations immediately. The PEA was founded this past September by a collection of eSports teams. (Polygon)
  • Samsung has launched its first gaming laptop. The new Samsung Notebook Odyssey laptops will come in 17 and 15-inch varieties. Pricing and availability for the new laptops are unknown, but the announcement signifies a new player in the PC gaming market. (Tom’s Hardware)

Business News

  • FlyQuest, the North American “League of Legends” team owned by Milwaukee Bucks co-owner Wesley Edens and his Fortress Investment Group, has signed the fifth player to fill out its jungle position. The team has signed former Team Liquid Academy and NRG eSports jungler Galen “Moon” Holgate. (ESPN)
  • The 11 biggest tech acquisitions of 2016 include Qualcomm, Softbank, Microsoft, Tencent, Supercell, Oracle, Samsung and more. Look back on this year’s major deals with the complete list. (TechCrunch)

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