Some biopharma news for this week.
Riot Games has published new changes to its top League of Legends competition in North America, the LCS, as well the tier-two LCS Academy. Most notably, regular season broadcasts will extend to three days a week, with four games on Saturday and Sunday (followed by an in-studio Academy game) and a new “Monday Night League” broadcast that will feature two “marquee match-ups” of the week.
Modern Times Group properties ESL and DreamHack have entered a three-year strategic agreement with Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II and Warcraft III: Reforged will receive their own ESL Pro Tour circuits with respective prize pools of $1.8 million and over US $200,000 in 2020 as part of the deal.
There was a time not so long ago - last year, basically - where just the fact that it carried an 8K resolution would have made Samsung’s new Q950 (Q950S in the US, Q950TS in Europe) TV a talking point. Just a few days into 2020, though, 8K TVs are everywhere, frankly. So it’s just as well that the Q950 has plenty of other things to shout about beyond the huge number of pixels it carries. Starting with its design.