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[Video Games] G2 Esports Signs World Champions iBUYPOWER Cosmic

First to have a corporate sponsor. First to be crowned Rocket League World Champions. And now, G2 Esports has made iBUYPOWER Cosmic the first team to be signed by a premier Esports club. Kronovi, 0verZer0, and Lachino might be household names to competitive Rocket League fans, but they are about to get a lot more exposure to the Esports scene overall now that they are signed to G2 Esports. The premier club is most known for their success in the League of Legends scene, but also has ties to CS:GO, Hearthstone, Vain Glory, and Super Smash Bros, but is taking

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[Video Games] Overwatch Patch Gets Released Early From Blizzard

Originally not scheduled to be released for a few more days, Blizzard gave fans a big treat to start the month by releasing the big Season 2/Eichenwald Overwatch patch early. One of the big updates to Overwatch in this patch is the addition of Eichenwald, the hybrid map that the team revealed at GamesCom last month. We’ve already covered that and the patch notes don’t give us any new information. Which Rank Will You Achieve? The biggest change coming to gameplay in this Overwatch patch is the complete change of the competitive ranking system. Season 1’s biggest fault is that

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[Video Games] Customize Team Name and Color in Rocket League Update

The announcements keep coming for the big Rocket League update scheduled to hit in September. During the Rocket League Championship Series, Psyonix, the company behind the smash-hit Rocket League, premiered the video to announce the big new update to their game, Rumble. Since that video, Psyonix has kept with the announcements with everything from community flags to updated boost animation to new arenas. Their latest announcement won’t change the gameplay of Rocket League at all, but has made current players of the game incredibly happy. When the new update goes live, players will be able to create custom names and

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[VIDEO GAMES] Overwatch Open Round of 32 Begins

Eleague and Faceit announced back in July that they would be teaming up to put on the Overwatch Open with a prize pool of $300,000. Qualifying play is done, and the top 32 teams have started battling it out. Overwatch teams from all over North America and Europe began playing in a qualifier weeks ago with the final goal of playing on the Esports Arena stage to be crowned the Grand Champion on September 30th. Eight teams from each region automatically sealed their place in the top 32 by winning their way through the qualifier. The other 24 teams filled

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[Video Games] Eichenwald Has Hilarious Glitches in Overwatch PTR

Teased and announced last week at GamesCom, Blizzard has now made the Eichenwald map available for players on the PTR server. Interesting moments are happening. For those not familiar, Blizzard places characters, skins, and maps, in a special server for players to, essentially, beta test new patches to Overwatch before they release it game wide. As with most beta testing stages, things can get a little weird. First, there is Reddit user alcatrazcgp who found the best hiding spot and defense location for the payload portion of Eichenwald. FutonGamerz posted a video this morning showing a Reinhardt respawning in a location

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[Video Games] Overwatch’s Atlantic Showdown Doesn’t Disappoint

Over a month of Overwatch play ended at the Atlantic Showdown at GamesCom, featuring two upsets no one was expecting. Atlantic Shown Gives a Double Dose Upset EnVyUs was considered just by nearly everyone following the Overwatch scene to be the best team in the world, featuring a win streak that stretched all the way back to June. They are also the only team in Overwatch that has a gaming house seemingly giving them even more of an advantage over the field, but the tournament favorite could only make it to the semi-finals as Rogue took them out 2-3. After

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[Video Games] Rocket League Makes Big Changes for Season 2 of RLCS

Officially announced today, Psyonix looks to continue to boost Rocket League towards the front of the esports scene with Season 2 of the RLCS by changing up the tournament structure and increasing the prize pool to $250,000. Big Money on the Line Psyonix’s goal is to squeeze in 4 seasons each year and to do that they are streamlining the play that we saw from season 1. Season 2 kicks off with the Open Qualifier again to find the top 8 teams from North America and Europe. Sorry Oceania, you have to sit this one out again. After two weeks

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[VIDEO GAMES] Blizzard unveils new Overwatch map and new short, The Last Bastion

Blizzard took the stage at GamesCon in Germany today to give players a look at the first new map for Overwatch, make Reinhardt fans happy, and to premiere their latest animated short starring Bastion. Storm Eichenwalde Aaron Keller, Assistant Game Director from Blizzard, took the stage first at GamesCon this afternoon to share more details on Eichenwalde, the first new map for Overwatch. Eichenwalde was revealed earlier this week, but Keller gave more story background for the location as well as the gameplay that will take place within the German castle. Blizzard is designating Eichewalde as a hybrid map, meaning teams

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[VIDEO GAMES] Blizzard unveils new Overwatch map and new short, The Last Bastion

Blizzard took the stage at GamesCon in Germany today to give players a look at the first new map for Overwatch, make Reinhardt fans happy, and to premiere their latest animated short starring Bastion. Storm Eichenwalde Aaron Keller, Assistant Game Director from Blizzard, took the stage first at GamesCon this afternoon to share more details on Eichenwalde, the first new map for Overwatch. Eichenwalde was revealed earlier this week, but Keller gave more story background for the location as well as the gameplay that will take place within the German castle. Blizzard is designating Eichewalde as a hybrid map, meaning teams

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[Movies] The Academy Looks To Implement Changes in Wake of Backlash

Looks like the outcry against the Academy Awards for being #OscarsSoWhite once again this year will be leading to changes. Nothing official has been announced as of yet, but according the the New York Times, people in the know say changes are in the works. Sources spoke anonymously will the Times about this but here are […]

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