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Week in Review: CBS pits “The Amazing Race” contestants against pro “Street Fighter 5” players, Blizzard announces amateur “Overwatch” tournament, IEM drops “LOL” from current season


Skillz gaming news recap

Image Credit: Riot Games via ESPN

Digital/Mobile News

  • Zynga is partnering with NetEase to bring “Dawn of Titans” to China later this year. Since its launch in December 2016, it has been a steady performer, breaking into the App Store top 100 in the U.K. and just outside that in the U.S. The title has not been as successful in Asian countries such as Japan and South Korea, but the partners are hopeful that Chinese action-strategy fans will embrace it. (

Gaming News

  • More and more colleges are catching the eSports wave. Eight teams are competing for the “League of Legends” College Championship this weekend at the North America LCS Arena in Santa Monica. That’s double the amount of teams included in the first three years of this competition, yet another sign of the growing popularity of eSports at both the collegiate and professional level. (ESPN)

Business News

  • IEM has dropped “League of Legends” from its current season. IEM was the first gaming circuit to display “League” on the international stage, setting up the game for its first ever world championships a few months later. However, miscellaneous issues have ended the once-thriving partnership. (Dot eSports)

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