Saudi Arabia’s antimonopoly Service has approved a deal between Microsoft and Activision Blizzard, and Netflix has started looking for a specialist to work with cloud games — we tell you what happened in the gaming industry this weekend.

The General Directorate for Competition in Saudi Arabia has stated that it does not object to the purchase of Activision Blizzard by Microsoft for $68.7 billion. This is the first antimonopoly service that approved the deal.

Hiro Capital and 1Up Ventures decided to support the Chicago indie studio Atom Switch and invested $3.4 million in it. The funds will be used to create the team’s debut game, the InfestStation shooter. It is also reported that thanks to investments, developers will be able to avoid crunches.

▪️StreamElements and released a report on streaming services for July. According to it, last month Twitch users watched streams for 1.73 billion hours, Facebook Gaming* users — for 424 million hours, and YouTube Gaming users — for 292 million hours. The most popular game on Twitch was League of Legends, and Fall Gays was also in the top ten.

Netflix may go beyond mobile games, one of the company’s vacancies hints. The announcement says that Netflix is looking for a rendering specialist who will work with the cloud gaming service.

*Belongs to the Meta company banned in the Russian Federation.