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$US1,047,606 ($1,407,505) -- Career earnings of Lee "Faker" Sang-hyeok, the first League of Legends pro to crack seven figures in lifetime winnings. Sang-hyeok's earnings came from 35 tournament wins. Dota 2 players can top that haul at a single event, Valve's The International.


10 million -- The number of Nintendo Switch systems expected to ship this year, according to Niko Partners' Daniel Ahmad. Other industry watchers have been less optimistic, with Superdata projecting 5 million systems this year, and IHS expecting 4.4 million.


QUOTE | "The individuals involved have been identified, terminated from their place of employment and are under investigation by local law enforcement authorities on criminal charges." - Nintendo, making an example of employees at one of its US distributors who stole Switch systems and sold one to a NeoGAF poster who promptly showed it off online.


"Some of those who have seen this lineup have expressed the opinion that the launch lineup is weak. Our thinking in arranging the 2017 software lineup is that it is important to continue to provide new titles regularly without long gaps." -- Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima explains the company's strategy for the Switch launch. Interestingly, it is the same strategy the company embraced for the Wii U launch.