Nothing much had changed when it comes to the world of sports betting for several years. Whether you picked a fighter, a horse, or a team, you had to sit back with the expectation that the choice that you made was going to win. This had been the same irrespective of whether it was betting at a local bookmaker store or a race-track.
Nevertheless, with the advent of the internet in the middle of 1990 thing took a turn. Sports betting has changed to such a degree that it is hardly recognizable from what it used to be before. As a matter of fact, the internet has altered the way in which sports changed. It is going to take you by surprise for sure.
At the end of 2018, we saw what looks to be the end of the ESports career of Heroes of the Storm, as Blizzard pulled off the dev team to work on other projects. Following that, it was announced that Dragon Ball Fighter Z tournaments were stopped by Toei Animation. Both games have their dedicated fans, and it presents the perfect examples of how ESports titles operate under a tricky relationship between developers, publishers, and fans.
For this week’s discussion, Rob and I talked about the recent prize pool announced on Fortnite, that led to discussing Esports and our thoughts on the Battle Royale genre. For the second topic, we talked about the recent expose on the Splatterhouse game failing.