The now infamous PUBG Corp. just released a statement announcing that the first ever official esports PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is going to take place in Berlin between 25-29 July of this year.
The tournament will have 20 professional teams battle it out for prizes totaling $2M. In order to qualify, teams will have to enroll and make it out of regional competitions which are set to take place in NA, EU and Asia. Details concerning the tournament details will follow in the coming weeks. The point of the tournament is to determine 2 teams as World Champions, one for FPP and one for TPP.
What remains to be seen is how Battlegrounds’ in-game camera system will perform for the audience.
Teams expected to attend are for now Cloud9, Team Liquid, Team Solomid and Luminosity Gaming.
The ever growing Fortnite community was waiting somewhat divided for the new update as a new item had been announced by the developers. The Jetpack!!!
While some love the idea, another part of the players are actually dreading it for fear that it will break the game or turn it into something it’s not. Well, rest easy, my friends on both sides of the barricade: due to some glitches, it looks like the Jetpack has been delayed and we will be getting another item: The Hunting Rifle!!!
What do you do when you finish a brilliant game such as The Witcher 3? You buy the expansions, Hearts of stone and Blood and wine. Once you beat the whole damned thing you try and fill the void in your soul by reading Andrezj Sapkowski’s books detailing Geralt’s exploits. Once you’re done with the game and the books all that is left is to become addicted to the message boards concerning the Netflix adaptation which was announced in May 2017.
While until today people have been arguing about who should step into Geralt’s shoes (Anson Mount in this writer’s opinion) we finally have some official news on the project and it comes straight from Head Writer Lauren S. Hissrich’s Twitter.
Attached to the photo was this message:
pilot is out for notes, and I’m out for the weekend to spend some time with my kids. See you bright and early on Monday!
So not only is it real, it has already begun. With a writer that has done work on Daredevil ,The Defenders (both really well received Netflix shows) and The West Wing and Mr. Sapkowski himself as a consultant on the project it is good to see that they are fast at work. A great start of the week for nerds everywhere!
Did you ever dream of being able to scream your lungs out when a League Of Legends game went bad (of course not because of you, it was that fucking jungler and those feeders on bot lane, you’re great)? Ever ask for a way of communicating via voice so that it would improve the way players act as a team?(I know you just want to flame everybody)…
Well it looks like we’re getting just that, kind of. Pretty much we’re getting half of that.
Riot Soundwave had this to say on the matter:
To answer a question that’s probably on your mind: We are currently not planning on expanding League Voice to team members outside of your premade party. Playing with friends usually makes for a safer environment than playing with strangers, and until we have better tools to help address abusive scenarios with strangers, we will not be implementing it outside of premades. We trust that between the social implications of being a jerk to your friends, being able to kick people from your party, and the capability of muting individual members, players will be equipped to deal with their ill-behaved party members.
So we will be getting integrated voice chat, BUT it will only be available to you and your friends, the people in your premade group. RIOT know that they are responsible for one of the most toxic communities in gaming and making voice chat available to random groups would absolutely subject some players to unbelievable abuse. It would be very difficult for them to manage and control what happens to whom so they chose to compromise. So here we are, one step closer to Dota.
Around the 14th of December 2017, about a week after receiving The Trending gamer award at the Video Games Awards in LA, Guy Beahm AKA DR. DisRespect AKA The Two Time AKA The Perfect Specimen was saying goodbye to his 1.4 million followers on Twitch claiming he needed to take a break and focus on his personal life. Guy (husband and father) said that he had been unfaithful and needed atone, save his family.
The Twitch community was in chaos for a few days, as the charismatic DrDisRespect was one of the most influential gamers/streamers of 2017, mostly because of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, the game that truly made The Doc shine.
It is with great sadness that we parted ways with The Perfect Specimen and while we were starting to get back to real life, this came out:
And here we are, the day has come, The Doc is back and he did not disappoint : 300.000 viewers +he broke Twitch:
Just like the time that human pile of garbage TylerOne came to LoL after being banned for acting like a total tool, Twitch couldn’t handle the amount of concurrent viewers.
It’s great to have Dr DisRespect back, after all….he is the best sniper in the game.
Epic Games has a certain way of maintaining fan loyalty, they keep delivering on a weekly basis and it looks like this week they’ve outdone themselves. Last night during The Game Awards they announced a new game mode which we will all be able to enjoy until the 17th of December.
Battle Royale 50 vs 50 is already live and can be enjoyed for free by people all over the world.
With just 7 hours before the official release there is a possibility that the mysterious new game mode coming to Fortnite Battle Royale has been leaked, or found….Fortnite communities on social media have been looking at this image:
and if this does not turn out to be some fabricated bullshit it looks like we might be looking at a 50vs50 mode in Battle Royale.
This could be true considering Epic has been keeping an eye on main rival Bluehole and their hit game Pubg. In Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds players have been frequently organizing 50 vs 50 games, it’s quite popular.
While I am excited and would absolutely love this 50 vs 50 thing, I worry about team killers running amok. What are your thoughts on it if it turns out to be true?