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PUBG test server update nerfs water, adds two new weapons, various tweaks and extra damaging crotch-punches

A new Battlegrounds update is hitting the test server today, and this time the 48-hour window into PUBG’s 1.0 future brings with new weapons, the end of water’s bulletproof reign of terror and many more changes. Let’s go through it, starting with those new guns. You can read along at …

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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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Riot to bring LCK production in-house, from new $28m Seoul studio

Riot Games is planning to bring League of Legends’ Korean top-flight competition, the LCK, in-house and is building a dedicated studio for the purpose, due to open in September 2018, in time for the 2019 season. Inven Global report that the stadium is leased until 2029, and will seat 400-450 fans …

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FaZe clan unveils new look CoD WW2 roster

FaZe Clan has confirmed their Call of Duty roster for the WWII season, announcing the full lineup this Thursday. The lineup will see Preston ‘Priest’ Greiner and James ‘Replays’ Crowder joining Dillon ‘Attach’ Price and Tommy ‘ZooMaa’ Paparatto. It’s a big step for the team, with this being the biggest …

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HyperX announces sponsorship with Philadelphia 76ers and Team Dignitas

HyperX has announced its first NBA team sponsorship today, becoming the official headset partner of the Philadelphia 76ers and the 76ers owned esports organisation Team Dignitas. HyperX, a division of Kingston Technology Company, will be working with the 76ers and Dignitas in a range of activations. With the 76ers they’ll …

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Jungsoo ‘Surrender’ Kim wins HCT Summer Championship for $60,000 and a ticket to the World Championship

Jungsoo ‘Surrender’ Kim has emerged as the victor of the Hearthstone Championship Tour Summer Championship, which took place at the new Blizzard Arena in Burbank. The South Korean player won out over Swedish Jon ‘Orange’ Westberg in the finals, earning himself $60,000 of the $250,000 prize pool, but also a …

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Immortals sign player Lucas ‘destinyy’ Bullo as entry fragger for CS:GO roster

Immortals have signed Lucas ‘destinyy’ Bullo, bringing their Counter-Strike: Global Offensive roster back up to four players.  Bullo joins from fellow Brazilian outfit Tempo Storm, and he’ll be taking the role of entry fragger for Immortals, playing alongside fellow new signing Joao ‘Horby’ Horvath and original players Ricardo ‘boltz’ Prass …

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The Finnish military now counts esports players as athletes

Finland’s esports federation has come to a deal with the Finnish defence forces that will see professional esports players counted as athletes.  This is a big deal because in Finland, home to many of the world’s best CS:GO players, a stint in the military between the ages of 18-19 is …

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Celtic takes first step into esports with online FIFA tournament to win Champions League tickets and other perks

Celtic Football Club has announced an online FIFA 18 tournament, starting this October, that will pit players against each other in online matches to win Celtic Champions League tickets and a variety of other prizes. The tournament will see players battling it out, all playing as Celtic, in head to …

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Overwatch’s Jeff Kaplan says toxicity is to blame for the game’s slower development

In a video this week, Overwatch game director Jeff Kaplan talked about toxicity in the game’s community.  Kaplan states that toxicity in the game has gotten steadily worse as the game’s audience has grown and that it hasn’t shown any signs of improvement. In the video he also says that …

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