$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.
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"We want to get our hands on Destiny 2 as soon as possible like everybody else, so we offered to share our PC platform with our sister companies for this release." That's Blizzard explaining why the PC version of Destiny 2 will be exclusive to Battle.net, conveniently neglecting to mention that doing so means Activision Blizzard won't need to give Steam almost one-third of the game's revenue.
"Part of my job involves funding content and my heart sinks when someone brings me something that's a shooter, because a shooter is almost the lowest common denominator at this point." That Callum Underwood from Oculus, saying it's time for VR devs to move on and consider new styles of gameplay.
QUOTE | "It was never our intention to threaten people with copyright strikes, but we clearly chose the wrong tone for how to communicate this." - Atlus apologizes for the threatening tone of its initial Persona 5 streaming guidelines, which explicitly threatened people with copyright strikes, as well as content ID claims and account suspensions.
"Throughout April, NOA territories will receive the last shipments of Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition systems for this year." That's a Nintendo representative confirming the discontinuation of the NES Classic, just two months after Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima apologised for shortages and pledged to ramp up production.
"I estimate the basic hardware will cost around $US650 ($867), so if Microsoft wants any kind of margin at all, Scorpio will have to retail for $US700 ($933) or more." That's IDC analyst Lewis Ward, bracing for a bit of sticker shock on Project Scorpio.
"Hearthstone is killing itself." - That's research firm Superdata, noting the free-to-play game has seen declining conversion numbers on mobile and PC following unpopular recent gameplay decisions.
"The demand is incredibly strong for this. As soon as we get any in our stores, it's out within hours. We anticipate we're going to be chasing supply this entire year." That's GameStop COO Tony Bartel, suggesting Nintendo Switch shortages could last for quite a while.
The Nintendo Switch global installed base after one week is 1.5 million, according to Superdata. The firm also believes 89% of Switch owners purchased The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild to go with the system.
"The way we're looking at Switch is this is a complementary platform. If it's on Steam, then there's no reason why it shouldn't be on Nintendo Switch as well." - Nintendo head of publisher and developer relations Damon Baker explains the mindset behind the company's indie outreach.
John Carmack, co-founder of id Software and one of the key designers involved in the Oculus Rift, is taking his former employer Zenimax to court for "more than $US22.5 ($30) million", reports Dallas News.
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.
"We would like to address an expectation of ours that was not met by our newest champion, Chris 'Dubby' McFarland." That's EA announcing that the Madden Bowl winner was fined $US3,000 ($3,914) for inappropriate posts he made on social media, even after the publisher warned him.
"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.