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    CS:GO’s new team-owned league points to a different future for esports

    Some of the biggest names in competitive gaming are teaming up to form a new kind of league. Today saw the announcement of Flashpoint, a new professional Counter-Strike: Global Offensive league that differs from almost every other esports venture in one key way: it’s owned and run by the teams.…

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      In a gloomy portent for 2020 debuts, Casper lowers its IPO price range

      Hello and welcome back to our regular morning look at private companies, public markets and the gray space in between. Casper, the well-known D2C mattress company, has lowered its IPO price range in a new S-1/A filing made public this morning. The repricing leads to a lower expected valuation for…

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        Carphone Warehouse’s mobile phone and free PS4 bundle deal saves you over £200

        Some mobile phone deals that pop up out there on the internet require a second look and some careful maths to make sure they’re really worth getting. Carphone Warehouse’s latest offer is one of those, offering up some confusingly brilliant value. Somehow Carphone has pulled off a bit of a…

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          YouTube has seen soaring growth in South Korea

          Earlier this week, Google released revenue figures for YouTube for the first time in the product’s history, revealing that the video service pulled in $15.1 billion in advertising revenues in 2019. Growth was 31% year-over-year during the quarter — strong growth for such a late-stage property, but of course, everyone…

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            ‘Apex Legends’ is the next big game to try to crack China’s mobile market

            During its earnings call last week, EA confirmed that a mobile version of Apex Legends is definitely in development. Executives didn't say when it's expected to launch, but they did mention they're building the smartphone version with a partner… Source

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              Pepe the Frog died, and part of the internet died with him

              Welcome to Cheat Sheet, our breakdown-style reviews of festival films, VR previews, and other special event releases. This review comes from the 2020 Sundance Film Festival. Years ago, the birth of a meme was cause for celebration. So when Matt Furie’s character Pepe first became famous online, it seemed like…

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