The summer months are usually light periods for the video game industry. But with plenty of developments happening lately, the upcoming quarterly updates from game companies should be particularly noteworthy.

For starters, this is the year that Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ:ATVI)Electronic Arts(NASDAQ:EA), and Take-Two Interactive (NASDAQ:TTWO) launched professional esports leagues based on best-selling franchises. And those leagues were all underway during the second quarter. At the same time, investors have been concerned lately about the potential of popular “battle royale” games to steal players away from these companies’ flagship titles.

Here are the key things to watch for as each company reports earnings.

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