ESports

Tencent to act as exclusive Chinese publisher for PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds

Tencent will be the exclusive Chinese publisher for PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. It’s a coup for the monolithic games company, but this isn’t a case of Tencent getting their name on a splash screen and raking in all that lovely money. Tencent will be using their local knowledge to assist PUBG developer …

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Riot announce 10 teams that will make up NA franchise league

Riot last night announced the ten winners of slots in their new-look LCS league, which is doing away with relegation and promotion and promising franchised teams revenue sharing from 2018. There were over 100 applicants for the league, but the final 10 teams taking place in the league are: 100 …

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Moira enters Overwatch alongside tweaks for Mercy, Ana and more

Overwatch’s new support hero Moira is now available on the live server, and her introduction to the game has come with changes to her support colleagues, too. Moira entered Overwatch’s Private Test Realm on November 6. She’ll be available to all players during the upcoming free weekend which starts today …

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Meet the Renegades, the grassroots Paladins team that met on Facebook

The Paladins Premier League Fall Finals kicks off today with several of the world’s top teams competing for a chunk of the $50,000 prize pool. One of these teams is Team Renegades, playing today against G2 Esports. Renegades are unique in the esports scene because they met on Paladin’s Facebook …

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Nvidia reveals brand-new screenshots of PUBG’s desert map

NVIDIA has revealed five new screens of PlayerUnknown Battleground’s forthcoming Desert map, showing a landscape that’s altogether more varied than the now-familiar Erangel. The screenshots show a city area that has a variety of multi-storey buildings in various states of construction in an area that looks somewhat run-down. There’s also …

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GODSENT bench Dennis and release Znajder as struggles continue for Swedish CS:GO team

Struggling GODSENT have seen yet another roster change for the Swedish outfit that sees Dennis Edman benched and Andreas ‘Znajder’ Lindberg released as a free agent. Lindberg and Edman are, arguably, the two most valuable players on the team’s roster, but either way it’s a blow to the team. Lindberg …

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Here’s what’s coming in Destiny 2’s Curse of Osiris expansion

Yesterday, Bungie took to Twitch to reveal details about Destiny 2’s Curse of Osiris reveal, revealing details about new story, characters, destinations and even the expansion’s opening cinematic. Here’s what we’re getting, in handy bullet point form. Let’s preface this by saying there isn’t much new content planned for a …

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Stanislaw reveals that arguments led to him being benched from Team Liquid

Shortly after it was announced that Lucas ‘Steel’ Lopes would be replacing Peter ‘Stanislaw’ Jarguz in Team Liquid’s active roster, Jarguz took to Twitter to share his side of the story. Jarguz posted his account on Twitlonger, starting: “I was brought into Team Liquid to bring success with my leadership capabilities, …

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Vaulting and ballistics update comes to PUBG test servers – does it make the game better for players and viewers?

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is a victim of its own prosperity. The game’s meteoric success has seen it set the highest all-time player peak on Steam (2.6m) and seen it bought by over 20m people since it was released onto Steam’s Early Access program in March. Unfortunately, the massive stacks of cash …

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Fortnite’s 1.9 update adds jump pads, shallow-water building and bigger ammo stacks

Fortnite’s Battle Royale 1.9 update is currently being rolled out worldwide, and it’s adding several changes to differentiate the growing battle royale title. The update adds launch pads to the game, a trap that throws players high into the air, giving them a vantage point on the nearby area and …

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