Category: Esports

Everyone on Twitch can’t stop watching this new survival shooter

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDLAFIhfFy4?enablejsapi=1&] PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is tearing up the charts on Twitch today, placing at no. 1 with over 145,000 viewers across just 20 different streamers. This may be the first time you're hearing about Battlegrounds. The game just released on Steam Early Access and was created by the same modder who made Arma 3's "Battle Royale" and consulted on the super-popular H1Z1: King of the Kill. That modder, Brendan "PlayerUnknown" Green, is finally working on his own standalone game alongside developer Bluehole — Battlegrounds. Battlegrounds, just like PlayerUnkown's other projects, is a battle royale-style game where players enter an environment, gather weapons, armor and other items and fight to the death — think of it like a competitive survival shooter gameH1Z1: King of the Kill is the most popular game in this genre — it even has a professional scene where players compete in tournaments for hundreds of thousands of dollars — but Battlegrounds may already be on its way to usurping H1Z1's throne.  Read more...More about Esports, Gaming, Twitch, H1z1, and Battlegrounds

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‘Overwatch’ player uses bongos and a Nerf gun to play Orisa

People keep using weird objects to play Overwatch, but this is the first time anyone has used the bongo controller from 2003's Donkey Konga. Twitch streamer and YouTuber ATwerkingYoshi busted out the bongos, a Nerf gun, a yard sign on a stick and a Dance Dance Revolution dance pad to play the newest Overwatch hero Orisa, who has an automatic weapon for an arm and a hand drum-shaped ultimate ability. He posted a gif from his stream on Reddit Wednesday. SEE ALSO: 'Overwatch' player lands a double kill while using a bow for a controller The Nerf gun is outfitted with a Wii controller for aiming while the trigger shoots Orisa's gun. Meanwhile hitting the bongos will trigger two of Orisa's abilities, Protective Barrier and Fortify. Orisa's third ability Halt! is triggered by moving the "No Trespassing" sign. Very appropriate. Read more...More about Esports, Gaming, Blizzard Entertainment, Overwatch, and Entertainment

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Pro tip: Master the new ‘Counter-Strike’ map with these grenade throws

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1pYgsRJ9oE4?enablejsapi=1&] Being a pro gamer isn't easy. Mastering top competitive games takes hundreds of hours of practice — but also knowledge. Each week, we'll share the most useful tips and tricks to improve your play. It's time to get good. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive released a brand new map last week called Canals, which brings a whole bunch of new tactics and tricks to learn how to walk away with a W round after round. In the video above, YouTube channel Valve Guides breaks down 10 killer tips and tricks the help you surprise your opponents and get an offensive and defensive edge on them. There are grenade throws, wallbangs and boosts to keep in mind when playing on Canals, and Valve Guides points out some of the best. Read more...More about Csgo, Counter Strike, Esports, Gaming, and Pro Tips

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Orisa’s professional debut in ‘Overwatch’ goes hilariously awry

When the going gets rough in Overwatch, sometimes you gotta try throwing an alternative hero into the fray. Just make sure you pick a hero that you actually know how to play. The newest Overwatch hero Orisa — who just released Tuesday — was picked for the first time in a pro-level match Wednesday and her professional debut could not have gone any worse. SEE ALSO: 'Overwatch' pro uses Sombra in a tournament, dies immediately In a match between Renegades and CompLexity during the Overwatch Carbon Series, Renegades was having a difficult time taking the control point away from CompLexity on Nepal. As CompLexity was getting closer and closer to taking the game, Renegades' Preston "Juv3nile" Dornon switched off of D.Va and ran into the fray with Orisa in a desperate attempt to turn the tide of the game. Read more...More about Esports, Gaming, Blizzard Entertainment, Overwatch, and Entertainment

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That image of ‘Overwatch’ League cities going around isn’t news

A tweet published today implied that 16 cities from around the world were pegged to compete in Blizzard's Overwatch League, but the list was quickly revealed to be hypothetical. Los Angeles, New York, Boston, Washington, D.C., Dallas, San Francisco, Seattle, Chicago, Miami, Paris, Frankfurt, London, Shanghai, Toronto, Seoul and Mexico City were listed as cities that could potentially be a part in the Overwatch League as part of a presentation by Overwatch league commissioner Nate Nanzer during Leaders' Sports Business Summit in New York. Teams/cities for @PlayOverwatch league. From Commissioner @natenanzer at @LeadersBiz #Leaders17 pic.twitter.com/9zGQAMfItn — Mark J. Burns (@markjburns88) March 22, 2017 Read more... More about Esports, Blizzard Entertainment, Overwatch League, Overwatch, and Entertainment

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Blizzard’s latest reveal paves the way for powerful elemental builds in ‘Hearthstone’

We knew Un'Goro was teeming with dangerous elementals, but apparently its also infested with the most pervasive, aggressive and menacing species of them all: Murlocs. Hearthstone has revealed another new batch of Journey to Un’Goro cards over the past day, including new murlocs, a murloc-related quest, elementals and a couple other cool new cards. Let's dive in and see how the new cards will shift the meta. SEE ALSO: 'World of Warcraft' markets are going nuts thanks to a change in gold use Murloc madness Murlocs aren't going anywhere, baby. Take a look at this Shaman quest card, Unite the Murlocs, which plants the flag for murloc-stacked Shaman builds in Journey to Un'Goro. Read more...More about Esports, Gaming, Blizzard Entertainment, Hearthstone, and Entertainment

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The keyboard has been reinvented for pro gamers

The 'Shortcut' keyboard was designed to to fix all the problems gamers face with normal keyboards, such as strain on the wrists and hands. Unlike the rigid form of the traditional keyboard, this keyboard can be adjusted and customized to make gaming and typing feel comfortable and natural. Read more...More about Mashable Video, Computers, Computer, Keyboards, and Keyboard

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Unbeatable ‘Street Fighter II’ combos unearthed after 26 years

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uztcMs6A_I4?enablejsapi=1&] Street Fighter II: The World Warriors came out 26 years ago and a series of glitch-assisted combos from the game are only just now seeing the light of day. While fighting against Claw (AKA Vega) in World Warriors, Street Fighter player and YouTuber Desk was able to rack up unstoppable combos with multiple characters by utilizing a specific wall glitch, which involves knocking Claw back from the center of the screen so that he hits the corner. As the screen moves over, there's a small delay during which he's vulnerable to hits and allows Desk to throw more combos at him and take him out without giving him a second to breathe. Read more...More about Esports, Gaming, Capcom, Street Fighter, and Entertainment

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Sombra gets buffed and Ana gets nerfed in the latest ‘Overwatch’ patch

Along with the release of Orisa (except in competitive mode), a whole bunch of changes came to Overwatch today, including a slew of buffs and nerfs to everyone's favorite heroes. Overwatch patch 1.9 released today bringing nerfs to Ana and Bastion and buffs to Sombra and Zenyatta along with a few other small tweaks to other heroes and a change to Route 66 — attacking teams now receive an additional 60 seconds after pushing the payload to the first point to make it even with other escort maps. Check out all the notable hero changes below along with a breakdown of how each tweak will affect the hero. Read more...More about Esports, Gaming, Blizzard Entertainment, Overwatch, and Entertainment

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‘Overwatch’ hero Orisa is officially out — just not in competitive modes

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNBmyM6Ievc?enablejsapi=1&] Orisa is here. Mostly. After three weeks on Overwatch's public test region, the new tank hero Orisa is available to play on all platforms today. For those who want to jump into the action with her in competitive, though, you'll have to keep waiting. Orisa deploying her ultimate, Supercharger.Image: blizzard entertainmentSEE ALSO: Pro tip: How to get ready for the next 'Overwatch' hero Orisa Orisa, the quadrupedal robot with an automatic weapon for an arm, is an interesting new hero that blends together a few different elements from existing heroes and gives them a unique spin. Like with any new hero, Orisa and her abilities are shaking up the meta. But for the first time ever Blizzard is only making her playable in non-competitive modes — quick play, arcade and play vs. AI — to give players time to get used to her before she shakes up competitive, too. Read more...More about Esports, Gaming, Blizzard Entertainment, Orisa, and Overwatch

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