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Lucas ‘Steel’ Lopes joins Team Liquid, will compete at IEM Oakland

Lucas ‘Steel’ Lopes is joining Team Liquid, a surprise move that will see him replace Peter ‘stanislaw’ Jarguz on the roster. It’s a surprising move that sees Lopes leaving the Immortals roster, which was regarded as the second best team in Brazil until they imploded at Dreamhack Montreal back in …

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‘ChocoTaco’ explains his decision to become a full-time PUBG streamer

Popular PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds streamer Jake ‘ChocoTaco’ Throop has announced that he has quit his job to become a full-time streamer of Bluehole’s game. Throop, who is 29, told Kotaku that he had been working as an area manager for a company that teaches engineering to kids using LEGO. Just a …

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Tencent could yet acquire Bluehole

Talk of Chinese gaming giant Tencent acquiring PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds developer Bluehole is once again doing the rounds. The Korea Times reports that Bluehole previously rejected an acquisition offer prior to the PUBG explosion. However, as Bluehole’s value continues to soar, sources have indicated that shareholders may now be veering back …

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Fortnite hits 20m players

Epic shooter Fortnite has reached another milestone, passing the 20m registered players mark. The success has been spurred by the release of the free-to-play Battle Royale mode, which is available on PC and console. This total pushes it just ahead of high-profile rival PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, whose owner numbers are hovering …

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Dungeon Run could be a good reason for new players to get into Hearthstone

Entry costs are a big problem for Hearthstone. Existing players facing growing expenditure to keep up with the new cards and keep their decks relevant in the constantly shifting Standard meta, while new players face an almost impossible outlay to build a competitive deck. But upcoming expansion Kobolds and Catacombs …

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Blizzard announces new Hearthstone expansion pack Kobolds and Catacombs

During Blizzard’s keynote speech at Blizzcon, they unveiled their newest Hearthstone’s latest expansion: Kobolds & Catacombs. This is the third and final expansion park for 2017, Hearthstone’s Year of the Mammoth. It brings 135 new cards themed around, well, kobolds and catacombs. It’ll launch in December, but players logging in …

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Blizzard announces HP and Intel as sponsors for the Overwatch League

Blizzard has announced HP and Intel as official partners for the Overwatch League. The news, delivered in a plaintext tweet without an image, link or any other accompanying media, states as much as i’ve already told you. HP and Intel are going to be sponsors for the Overwatch League, but …

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Amazon’s competitive hero brawler Breakaway is on “indefinite hiatus”

Sources suggest that Amazon Game Studios’ hero brawler Breakaway has been canned. Probably.  Kotaku reported sources claiming that Breakaway, Amazon Game Studios’ highest profile project, announced on September 29, 2016, was essentially cancelled, with the game on indefinite hiatus and developers moving on to other projects within the company. Shortly …

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Bungie unbans Destiny 2 players, insists PC bans aren’t due to third party software

Update: 26/10: Blizzard continue to claim the bans aren’t the fault of third party software, although have unbanned several users, claiming that some bans were overturned upon “further review” of their PC security measures. This raises the important question of exactly what is throwing up false positives for Bungie’s big ol’ …

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Echo Fox announce supergroup Call of Duty roster ahead of WWII launch

Echo Fox has revealed its Call of Duty roster just shy of WWII’s launch. The esports organisation has signed a well regarded team, picking up Brice Faccento, Renato ‘Saints’ Forza, Adam ‘Assault’ Garcia and Peirce ‘Gunless’ Hillman. Each of the quartet had a string of individual successes, making Echo Fox’s …

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