esportsjunkie https://esportsjunkie.com esports news, rumors, event coverage and roster changes Fri, 24 May 2019 05:48:27 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.10 https://esportsjunkie.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/cropped-favv-2-32x32.png esportsjunkie https://esportsjunkie.com 32 32 129700171 Valve is working on a dedicated version of Auto Chess https://esportsjunkie.com/2019/05/23/valve-is-working-on-a-dedicated-version-of-auto-chess/ https://esportsjunkie.com/2019/05/23/valve-is-working-on-a-dedicated-version-of-auto-chess/#respond Fri, 24 May 2019 00:03:34 +0000 https://esportsjunkie.com/?p=27169 Valve the parent company that owns Steams and some of the most prestigious titles of the eSports industry, Dota2 and CS: GO has made a big announcement. The developer has revealed that they are working on a dedicated version of Dota Auto Chess. The game was developed by Drodo Studio for the arcade mode. It […]

The post Valve is working on a dedicated version of Auto Chess appeared first on esportsjunkie.

]]>
Valve the parent company that owns Steams and some of the most prestigious titles of the eSports industry, Dota2 and CS: GO has made a big announcement. The developer has revealed that they are working on a dedicated version of Dota Auto Chess. The game was developed by Drodo Studio for the arcade mode. It takes the MOBA element out of the game and presents Dota as a real-time strategy game .

The popularity of the Dota Auto Chess has grown at an incredible pace. Owing to its success, Drodo has even launched a mobile version of the title. Meanwhile, Valve has its own plans and want to develop this arcade game into an exclusive title.

Broken negotiations

Sources have even revealed that Valve, initially wanted to collaborate with Drodo Studio to make the standalone version of the title. Yet it seems like both parties had unsuccessful negotiations, which led to Valve working alone on the project. Meanwhile, Drdo will focus on the mobile spin off. Nonetheless, Drodo Studio and Valve have claimed that they have a strong alliance and would love to support each other  when it comes to making their versions. Valve also promised the community that they will reveal new information in the upcoming weeks, regarding the progress of the game.

The developer of Dota 2, recently registered a name called DOTA Underlords. It is quite possible that this will be the new name of the Auto Chess, we are really hoping that Valve confirms this news in the next few weeks.

Moving on from Artifact?

It seems like Valve has given up on Artifact and has decided to pursue Auto Chess. We believe that this is good news for the community, since collectible card game market is quite complicated. The players will have to spend money all the time in order to get decent cards, which would never work as long we have good free to play titles. Also Valve had issues with the lead developers and ended up firing them, months after the release of the game. So we hope that Valve have learned from its mistakes and puts dedicated effort on the development of Auto Chess. We believe that they will do a good job since they have been quite successful with the Dota 2 MOBA. So developing a decent RTS will not be a big issue.

ESL One Hamburg 2019 announced

A few hours ago, the organizers of the ESL revealed information about their next competition that will take place later this year.   The playoff of ESL One Hamburg 2019 to Dota 2 will be held from 25 to 27 October at the Barclaycard Arena. 12 teams will take part in the tournament, who will play $ 300 thousand; the championship will not be included in the Dota Pro Circuit series. The group stage of the competition will be held from 22 to 24 October.

Hamburg has been hosting ESL One tournaments since 2017. The first championship was won by Virtus.pro, and last season the winner was Team Secret.

The post Valve is working on a dedicated version of Auto Chess appeared first on esportsjunkie.

]]>
https://esportsjunkie.com/2019/05/23/valve-is-working-on-a-dedicated-version-of-auto-chess/feed/ 0 27169
CoL & EHOME qualify for StarLadder ImbaTV Dota 2 Minor https://esportsjunkie.com/2019/05/23/col-ehome-qualify-for-starladder-imbatv-dota-2-minor/ https://esportsjunkie.com/2019/05/23/col-ehome-qualify-for-starladder-imbatv-dota-2-minor/#respond Fri, 24 May 2019 00:00:49 +0000 https://esportsjunkie.com/?p=27164 The qualifiers of the last Minor of the 2018-2019 DPC are currently taking place across the globe with teams making their best effort to secure qualification. A few hours ago the NA side confirmed its participation in the tournament. StarLadder ImbaTV Dota 2 Minor season 2 is one of the most anticipated competitions of the […]

The post CoL & EHOME qualify for StarLadder ImbaTV Dota 2 Minor appeared first on esportsjunkie.

]]>
The qualifiers of the last Minor of the 2018-2019 DPC are currently taking place across the globe with teams making their best effort to secure qualification. A few hours ago the NA side confirmed its participation in the tournament.

StarLadder ImbaTV Dota 2 Minor season 2 is one of the most anticipated competitions of the years since every team wants to get a spot for the EPICENTER Major. The NA qualifiers ended with the grand finale between, J.Storm and compLexity Gaming. These two teams showed impressive results in the last fews days and fought in the final for the last spot of the Minor. At the end of the an entertaining series, coL came out on top.

Tough luck for coL

The coL lineup was predicted to have a solid  2018-2019 campaign. Yet they failed to make an impact on the big stage. The first Major of the team was MDL Disneyland® where they had a tough campaign. They lost two out of their three games played in the group stage. Then they beat beast coast in the first round of the lower bracket after that they were eliminated when they lost 2-0 to PSG.LGD. This poor result led the organization to make changes to its lineup by recruiting, the Brazilian, Otávio Gabriel ‘tavo’ Cerqueira Silva into their ranks. The team performed quite well in the qualifiers of the  EPICENTER Major. But, unfortunately had to face EG in the grand finals where they were completely outplayed. So with no EG in the qualifiers of the Minor, coL was expected to get the qualification and indeed they got it.

EHOME not giving up

After coL, EHOME secured a spot for the Minor. EHOME had a very unconvincing DPC season. The team had to make tons of roster changes owing to injuries and personal issues. Recently, Zhang ‘faith_bian’ Ruida returned to take charge and redeem EHOME chances of qualifying for the TI9. Unfortunately, they couldn’t get a spot for the EPICENTER Major and had to take the long road through the minor qualifiers. The squad hosts some of the most decorated players in the competitive landscape of Dota 2.

EHOME will surely aim to secured the direct invite for the event by securing a spot in the top 12 DPC rankings. For this purpose they will at least need to make it to the grand final of the StarLadder Minor. Then hope for the best possible result in the last Major of the season. Since a lot of teams will be eye the last four DPC spots.

We will have to wait for a day to see which teams secured to the Minor. By the end of tomorrow we’ll know all the teams that will be competing in the StarLadder. It will surely be an exciting competition that will determine the two team that will compete in the EPICENTER.

The post CoL & EHOME qualify for StarLadder ImbaTV Dota 2 Minor appeared first on esportsjunkie.

]]>
https://esportsjunkie.com/2019/05/23/col-ehome-qualify-for-starladder-imbatv-dota-2-minor/feed/ 0 27164
Tfue orders FaZe to release the contract https://esportsjunkie.com/2019/05/23/tfue-orders-faze-to-release-the-contract/ https://esportsjunkie.com/2019/05/23/tfue-orders-faze-to-release-the-contract/#respond Thu, 23 May 2019 23:58:28 +0000 https://esportsjunkie.com/?p=27160 A few hours ago, one of the most popular Fortnite players, Turner “Tfue” Tenney released a controversial video on his YouTube channel. In the two-minute video, the player has told FaZe Clan to “ release the fucking contract”. Tfue and Faze have been a hot topic in the past week since he filled a lawsuit […]

The post Tfue orders FaZe to release the contract appeared first on esportsjunkie.

]]>
A few hours ago, one of the most popular Fortnite players, Turner “Tfue” Tenney released a controversial video on his YouTube channel. In the two-minute video, the player has told FaZe Clan to “ release the fucking contract”. Tfue and Faze have been a hot topic in the past week since he filled a lawsuit against the organization.

This is the first public statement of the player after he filed the lawsuit on Monday. Tfue openly admitted that he made a mistake by signing a three-year contract. Since he had no idea about what he was getting into when he made the deal. Tfue said that the contract allows Faze to take his entire winnings anytime they want in the three years of the deal. He also made it clear that his case will spark awareness in the eSports industry, where these big companies exploit clueless players.

Things going bad to worse for FaZe

He raised other claims against the organization which included underage drinking and gambling. According to Tfue’s lawyers, FaZe forced him to commit these illegal acts. Yet, Tfue claims that none of these charges will be mentioned in the lawsuit.

On Monday, Tfue’s lawsuit became public knowledge. Ricky Banks the co-owner of FaZe openly said that all of these claims and allegations are “absolutely 1,000 percent untrue.” The Twitter account of FaZe also made some interesting statements, where they made it clear that: There was never a clause in Tfue’s contract that permitted the organization to take all of the winning of its Fortnite star.

In the public statement made by Tfue on Youtube, he unveiled that he tried multiple time to break free of his contract. Yet the organization didn’t permitted it. So he had to make things public in order to push his claim.

Latest update

After the release of the YouTube video Ricky Banks tweeted the organization is making arrangements to release the player. He also said that the organization, offered Tfue an annual contract of  $1 million with no percentage going to FaZe.

Turner “Tfue” Tenney is currently one of the popular names in the esport scene. He holds 6 million followers on Twitch and thousands of viewers regularly watch him playing Fortnite. On YouTube, his channel recently cracked the milestone of 10 million subscribers. Now Tfue has surprisingly sued his esports organization FaZe in court.

According to TFue, FaZe allegedly took 80 percent of the revenue that he earned from Twitch, YouTube and other social media platforms. FaZe published statements against the lawsuit of Tfue. Accordingly to Ricky Bank, the organization was shocked and disappointed with the lawsuit of Turner Tenney. In addition, FaZe claimed that it has raised only $ 60,000 as part of the three year partnership. At the same time Tfue earned several million as a member of the FaZe clan. Lets see how things will end on one of the most interesting dramas of the eSport industry.

The post Tfue orders FaZe to release the contract appeared first on esportsjunkie.

]]>
https://esportsjunkie.com/2019/05/23/tfue-orders-faze-to-release-the-contract/feed/ 0 27160
Get ready for ESL One Birmingham 2019 and WePlay! Tug of War: Dire https://esportsjunkie.com/2019/05/23/get-ready-for-esl-one-birmingham-2019-and-weplay-tug-of-war-dire/ https://esportsjunkie.com/2019/05/23/get-ready-for-esl-one-birmingham-2019-and-weplay-tug-of-war-dire/#respond Thu, 23 May 2019 23:56:11 +0000 https://esportsjunkie.com/?p=27156 Let’s have a look at a couple of competitions that will be taking place next week. ESL One Birmingham In a matter of days, some of the best teams in the world will compete in the United Kingdom at the ESL One Birmingham. The organizers announced the talents of the venet a few days ago. […]

The post Get ready for ESL One Birmingham 2019 and WePlay! Tug of War: Dire appeared first on esportsjunkie.

]]>
Let’s have a look at a couple of competitions that will be taking place next week.

ESL One Birmingham

In a matter of days, some of the best teams in the world will compete in the United Kingdom at the ESL One Birmingham. The organizers announced the talents of the venet a few days ago. After that they revealed how the teams will be paired for one of the most anticipated competitions.

Group A

In the first phase of the competitions, the 12 teams will be split in two groups. The Group A is being labelled as the group of death, since it hosts teams like, OG, TNC Predator, Team Liquid and Vici Gaming. We can guarantee you that this group will be full of surprises, since it hosts, Minor winners, Major Winners and TI winners. We should also notify you that the bottom two teams in the first phase of the competition will be eliminated. So with TI9 right around the corner, no team will want to finish last.  

Group B

The Group B is not as intense as Group A, yet it still hosts some exciting sides. The group holds, the No.1 team of the Dota Pro Circuit, Team Secret, they will be competing for the top spot against the runner’s up of TI8, PSG.LGD. The group also hold former TI champions EG. So it will be a really tough competition for the likes of Alliance and Gambit Esports. The competition is a great opportunity for the team to prepare for the StarLadder ImbaTV Dota 2 Minor and EPICENTER Major.

We are less than a week away from ESL One Birmingham 2019 that will take place on the 31st May. The teams will not only fight for the pride but also for the lion’s share of the $300,000 prize pool. If you can’t wait for the DotA action, then we recommend you to watch the minor qualifiers where teams like NiP and Alliance are competing for EU slot.

WePlay! Tug of War: Dire

Another competition will surely match your expectations of high quality Dota2 matches and that is the WePlay! Tug of War: Dire. The competition will host some of the renowned sides from American and Asian regions. The winner of the each region will makes its way to the LAN finals that will take place later this year and will have the opportunity to fight for $300,000 prize.

The first participant of the final is Ninjas in Pyjamas who won the WePlay!Tug of War: Radiant edition back in March. So the rest of the finalists will be the winners of the DIre edition, that will kick off on the 28th of May. This competition will also host 12 teams but it will be held online. The winner of this online series will win around $ 8,000 and the MVP will get $ 5,000.

So plenty of competitive action is headed your way.

The post Get ready for ESL One Birmingham 2019 and WePlay! Tug of War: Dire appeared first on esportsjunkie.

]]>
https://esportsjunkie.com/2019/05/23/get-ready-for-esl-one-birmingham-2019-and-weplay-tug-of-war-dire/feed/ 0 27156
ENCE and Team Liquid get invited to IEM Chicago 2019 https://esportsjunkie.com/2019/05/23/ence-and-team-liquid-get-invited-to-iem-chicago-2019/ https://esportsjunkie.com/2019/05/23/ence-and-team-liquid-get-invited-to-iem-chicago-2019/#respond Thu, 23 May 2019 23:52:32 +0000 https://esportsjunkie.com/?p=27152 A couple of hours ago ESL revealed the first two team that will compete in the IEM Chicago 2019. The organizers have invited the NA side, Team Liquid and the Finnish side, ENCE. ESL has also announced that four more teams will be invited, while the remaining two will have to make their way through […]

The post ENCE and Team Liquid get invited to IEM Chicago 2019 appeared first on esportsjunkie.

]]>
A couple of hours ago ESL revealed the first two team that will compete in the IEM Chicago 2019. The organizers have invited the NA side, Team Liquid and the Finnish side, ENCE. ESL has also announced that four more teams will be invited, while the remaining two will have to make their way through the playoffs.

At the IEM Chicago, we will see four teams from Europe and four teams from North America. So we can look forward to some exciting action coming our way. The competition will take place on 18th July and will end in the 21st July. The eight teams will fight for the $250,000 prize pool. The winner of the competition will take home $125,000.

A good start to 2019 for Team Liquid

Team Liquid has been a very decent team this year, they won the IEM Sydney a couple of weeks ago. The side also made a solid start to 2019 by winning the iBUYPOWER Masters IV. They won the competition by beating the No.1 ranked team in the world, Astralis. Stewie2K and company will surely love to lift another trophy this year by winning the IEM Chicago. We believe that they can do it, they will just have to find consistency.  The team also won two more titles this year in the BLAST Pro Series Miami and Sao Paulo, since they were beaten in the grand finale in both of these competitions. So we really hope that the team will make it to the final in Chicago and has every right to win the title.

ENCE breaking into the top ranks

This invite is another opportunity for ENCE to assert its dominance in the competitive landscape of CS: GO. The Finnish side had a fantastic start to the year since the made it to the grand finale of the Intel Extreme Masters XIII – Katowice Major 2019. The team had to settle for 2nd place since they were outplayed by Astralis 3-0. Yet the team got its redemption in the finale of the BLAST Pro Series Madrid. They beat Astralis 2-0, which included ending the 32 game win streak of the Danes on Nuke. They team is admired for having an unpredictable and aggressive strategy. They are amongst the most entertaining teams to watch and we will surely love to see Aleksi “allu” Jalli and co winning another trophy this year.

In 2018, the competition hosted 16 teams which are reduced to just eight. But don’t worry since this means that we will see high-quality games from some of the teams from NA and Europe. The organizer will reveal other invited teams in the next few days, we hope to see the likes of Astralis, FaZe and Cloud9 making their way to Chicago.

The post ENCE and Team Liquid get invited to IEM Chicago 2019 appeared first on esportsjunkie.

]]>
https://esportsjunkie.com/2019/05/23/ence-and-team-liquid-get-invited-to-iem-chicago-2019/feed/ 0 27152
MIBR advances to the finale of ECS Season 7 qualifiers https://esportsjunkie.com/2019/05/23/mibr-advances-to-the-finale-of-ecs-season-7-qualifiers/ https://esportsjunkie.com/2019/05/23/mibr-advances-to-the-finale-of-ecs-season-7-qualifiers/#respond Thu, 23 May 2019 23:50:27 +0000 https://esportsjunkie.com/?p=27147 MIBR is in the finale of the fifth week of ECS Season 7 North America. The Brazilians beat Cloud9 2-0 with: 16-10 on Nuke and 16-7 on Overpass. Now the team will compete for the first place in the region against the winner of the clash between Team Liquid and INTZ. The final of week […]

The post MIBR advances to the finale of ECS Season 7 qualifiers appeared first on esportsjunkie.

]]>
MIBR is in the finale of the fifth week of ECS Season 7 North America. The Brazilians beat Cloud9 2-0 with: 16-10 on Nuke and 16-7 on Overpass. Now the team will compete for the first place in the region against the winner of the clash between Team Liquid and INTZ. The final of week five will be played later today. The champion will be guaranteed a spot for the LAN finals in London, England, that take place on June 6-9.

Game 1

Made in Brazil picked Nuke as the first map of the series. The Brazilians lost the pistol round, but this was the only setback for the team throughout the first half of the match. The side led by Gabriel ” FalleN ” Toledo won 14 consecutive rounds on the CT side and went into the break with an astonishing 1-14 lead.

Cloud9 came back with a different strategy for the second half. The Americans triumphed in the pistol round and this time did not collapsed in the following rounds, as they managed to close the lead 6-14. MIBR was slow to recover in the economy, since they had to fight hard to claim the victory as the NA side managed to get 10 points on the board. Yet the Brazilians ended up winning 10-16.

Game 2

In Overpass, one of the best maps of MIBR in recent championships, the Brazilians came out all guns blazing. The green and yellow team inaugurated the second game by picking the CT side and, despite losing the pistol round, gave Cloud9 a very tough time. MIBR went to the interval with 11-4 lead on the scoreboard after a great performance by Fernando ” fer ” Alvarenga .

Cloud9 did not repeat the previous map’s feat and and was comprehensively dominated in the second half. The Americans trailed on the scoreboard and failed to make a mark playing a CTs. The representatives of Brazil executed their strategy to perfection and gave no chances to the opposition, they closed the series with a 16-7 win in the second game.

The Esports Championship Series (ECS), is one of the most prestigious international tournaments in the competitive landscape of Counter-Strike. The competition brings together the best teams in Europe and North America, in 2018 Astralis won the title.

Na’Vi lost the ESL Pro League qualifiers

Meanwhile, in the other new, Na’Vi failed to qualify for the finals of  ESL Pro League Season 9 after losing to Heroic Alexander “s1mple” Kostylev was the best player of the match. His K/D ratio was +40 (82/42). Despite this impressive performance, the team from the CIS lost/

The meeting ended with a score of 2: 1 in favor of Heroic: 16: 9 on Vertigo, 11:16 on Mirage and 16:14 on Overpass. After the defeat, Natus Vincere lost the chance to reach the LAN-finals of the league. Heroic and North finished in the top two ranks of the group to qualify for the finals. Earlier mousesports, FaZe Clan, G2 Esports, Astralis, Fnatic and HellRaisers secured their tickets to France.

The post MIBR advances to the finale of ECS Season 7 qualifiers appeared first on esportsjunkie.

]]>
https://esportsjunkie.com/2019/05/23/mibr-advances-to-the-finale-of-ecs-season-7-qualifiers/feed/ 0 27147
Faker is still the most successful player in League of Legends https://esportsjunkie.com/2019/05/22/faker-is-still-the-most-successful-player-in-league-of-legends/ https://esportsjunkie.com/2019/05/22/faker-is-still-the-most-successful-player-in-league-of-legends/#respond Wed, 22 May 2019 23:49:02 +0000 https://esportsjunkie.com/?p=27126 The best League of Legends player in the world, Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok have had his fair share of troubles in the past 1.5 years. His team, SK Telecom T1 lost to Samsung Galaxy in the grand finale of the 2017 Worlds. Since that defeat, SKT and Faker have failed to properly redeem themselves. After losing […]

The post Faker is still the most successful player in League of Legends appeared first on esportsjunkie.

]]>
The best League of Legends player in the world, Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok have had his fair share of troubles in the past 1.5 years. His team, SK Telecom T1 lost to Samsung Galaxy in the grand finale of the 2017 Worlds. Since that defeat, SKT and Faker have failed to properly redeem themselves. After losing the final, Faker and co finished 4th in the 2018 Spring playoffs. So the side failed to qualify for the Rift Rivals and MSI. They also miss the Summer Playoffs and failed to participate in Worlds 2018 and finished at 8th place in the KesPA Cup. Such a terrible form of the Korean side was witnessed previously in 2014. But it wasn’t this bad, since back in those days, their were a lot less international competitions.

The stats

The followers of Faker might think that, these series of poor performances, might get other players a fighting chance to take the top spot from Faker, in term of tournament winnings. Yet Faker is still No.1. The GOAT of League of Legends has earned more than $ 1.2 million in terms of prizes. He has won seven domestic titles, two MSI titles and three world championships. The one player who comes close to Faker is Lee “Duke” Ho-seong of Invictus Gaming. He has won over $ 950K in winnings and needs over $ 300K to take the top spot from Faker. We should tell you this this the amount that each player of Samsung Galaxy was awarded with after winning the Worlds 2017.

Now the competitive scene has expanded to new horizons. This mean that the world championship now award a lot more than just a prestigious trophy. In 2018, each player of the winning side,  Invictus Gaming got over $ 400K. Despite these high winnings, we don’t see Faker losing his top spot this year. Since SKT is starting to show signs of improvement, they might have not the best MSI campaign, yet the side still managed to end up in the top 4. If the continue to improve on these results, then Faker will only continue to extend the lead over his rivals. Moreover, even if SKT and Faker fails to get a decent result,   We will surely have to wait until 2020 for someone to overtake Faker at the top spot.

Can they do it again?

Faker is arguably the best League of Legends player in the world. He has an incredible success with SK Telecom. The Korean star has established a solid reputation of reigning supreme in the mid lane. He has proved time after time that no one can win against him. Indeed he had a purple patch but honestly who doesn’t. We really hope that SK and Faker build on the MSI result and again come out all guns blazing at the Worlds 2019.  We would love to see them lift their 4th world championship and see Faker establish a solid lead in the eSports earning charts.

The post Faker is still the most successful player in League of Legends appeared first on esportsjunkie.

]]>
https://esportsjunkie.com/2019/05/22/faker-is-still-the-most-successful-player-in-league-of-legends/feed/ 0 27126
9.10 patch arrives in Fortnite https://esportsjunkie.com/2019/05/22/9-10-patch-arrives-in-fortnite/ https://esportsjunkie.com/2019/05/22/9-10-patch-arrives-in-fortnite/#respond Wed, 22 May 2019 23:46:21 +0000 https://esportsjunkie.com/?p=27121 It seem like Epic Games just can’t stop to take/steal ideas from one of it biggest battle royale rival, Apex Legends. Fortnite, first copped the Reboot Van feature, one of the best innovations of Apex. Now with the  9.10 update they are about to launch the Hot Spots feature in the game. The update also […]

The post 9.10 patch arrives in Fortnite appeared first on esportsjunkie.

]]>
It seem like Epic Games just can’t stop to take/steal ideas from one of it biggest battle royale rival, Apex Legends. Fortnite, first copped the Reboot Van feature, one of the best innovations of Apex. Now with the  9.10 update they are about to launch the Hot Spots feature in the game. The update also bring a Limited Time Mode called Downtown Drop which is inspired by their collaboration with Air Jordan. Yet this mode will be only available in the creative mode. This update includes tons of new stuff and changes, so lets have comprehensive at what we will get in v9.10.

Hot Spots now in-game

If by any chances, you had time to play Apex Legends, then you will surely know about the Hot Spots. In each games, there is a random marked area which hold higher tier loot compared to other locations. This idea was primarily introduced by Apex, yet it seems like Fortnite is having a go at it as now you will get at most three spot with rare weapons.

The Hot Spots also host Loot Carriers which dop more rare weapons and ammo. There are about 13-16 Loot Carriers for every Hot Spot. Yet their downside is that these areas are marked on the map so everyone loves to pursue them. With this risk comes high rewards and we will love to see how this feature will workout in Fortnite. We should remind you that EPic has not made any statements regarding this mechanic will be featured in the World Cup Qualifiers.

Downtown Drop arrives in Fortnite

The update also welcomes a new LTM mode in the game, the Downtown Drop. It will be available to play in the Creative Mode after the update. The mode brings the memories of old school Sonic where players will race against each other. During the race, players can boost their chances of victory by making huge jumps. As you race, you will have to pick up coins, the player with the most coins at the end of the race will win!

This mode is a great way to change the pace of Fortnite, from a general shooter to a classic racing game.  We should tell you that, this mod will only last for a week, so you spend as much time as possible. The update also brings new skins for the players. It also hosts a new challenger pack and a new Hang Time Bundle.

Other patch changes

Other big changes in the patch include major audio fixes. The developer has tried to address maximum complaints which included not hearing enemy footsteps and glitches with landing cues. They have included new audio feature which includes sound for breaking shields and headshots. That’s all for the v9.10 patch! Lets see if these audio changes and fixes will improve Ninja’s chances of qualification for the Fortnite World Cup.

The post 9.10 patch arrives in Fortnite appeared first on esportsjunkie.

]]>
https://esportsjunkie.com/2019/05/22/9-10-patch-arrives-in-fortnite/feed/ 0 27121
Rift Rivals 2019 details announced https://esportsjunkie.com/2019/05/22/rift-rivals-2019-details-announced/ https://esportsjunkie.com/2019/05/22/rift-rivals-2019-details-announced/#respond Wed, 22 May 2019 23:43:28 +0000 https://esportsjunkie.com/?p=27117 The most prominent regions in the competitive landscape of League of Legends will once again compete for supremacy during the summers. As we are just one month away from the start of Rift Rivals 2019. Europe and North America, after their phenomenal run at the MSI will have to fight for the bragging rights. This […]

The post Rift Rivals 2019 details announced appeared first on esportsjunkie.

]]>
The most prominent regions in the competitive landscape of League of Legends will once again compete for supremacy during the summers. As we are just one month away from the start of Rift Rivals 2019.

Europe and North America, after their phenomenal run at the MSI will have to fight for the bragging rights. This time the top three teams of each regions will be aiming to take the spotlight. The competition will be held from June 27th to 29th at the LCS Studio in Los Angeles. The tickets of the tournament will be go on sal on the 29th of May. So prepare yourself for an incredible week of top tier League of Legends action.

NA vs EU

The NA region will be represented by TSM, Cloud9 and the runner-ups of MSI 2019, Team Liquid. Meanwhile, Europe will be represented by Origen, G2 Esports and currently the best team in the world, Fnatic. The format of the competition is pretty much the same as it was in 2018. The group stage will be held in a round robin format where all games will be contested in best of one format. The region that will come out on top will pick the first three matches of the playoffs. The playoffs will be played in the best of five format.

When Riot made the announcement earlier today, they also revealed  the reason why they have shifted the competition to NA. The studio said that, since EU has a great responsibility of hosting the Worlds this years, so they requested to move Rift Rival to NA. So that some of the workload will be reduced from the host region.

We can expect some exciting action to unfold this year at Rift Rivals. Since, we will get to see a rematch of the MSI grand final between, G2 Esports and Team Liquid. G2 will be quite confident coming into this encounter, since they took little time to demolish Liquid, 3-0. In the meantime, the NA side will surely have revenge on their mind.

We will have to wait and see that which team come out in in these beating of the veterans. We will update you on all the build up to the event that will take place next month.

Possible rise of junior leagues

According to the Sport Business Daily, the new division of Riot Games will function like the existing regional leagues. Schools will have to buy places for participation in championships, as well as report to the state for the local training centers. Management will act as a supervising body.

Earlier, the National University Sports Association of the United States and Canada has postponed the creation of a eSPorts league for an indefinite period. Representatives of the organization questioned that discipline cannot be equally recognized as traditional sports. Lets see what Riot has to say on this disappointing decision from the Higher Education board of the NA region.

The post Rift Rivals 2019 details announced appeared first on esportsjunkie.

]]>
https://esportsjunkie.com/2019/05/22/rift-rivals-2019-details-announced/feed/ 0 27117
Na’Vi fails to qualify for StarLadder ImbaTV Minor https://esportsjunkie.com/2019/05/22/navi-fails-to-qualify-for-starladder-imbatv-minor/ https://esportsjunkie.com/2019/05/22/navi-fails-to-qualify-for-starladder-imbatv-minor/#respond Wed, 22 May 2019 23:41:10 +0000 https://esportsjunkie.com/?p=27111 The last opportunity for Na’Vi to qualify for the EPICENTER Major was StarLadder ImbaTV Minor Season 2. The minor participation could have given them a hop to secure qualification for the TI9 via DPC points. The former world champions will now have to try their luck in the regional qualifiers. The 2018-2019 DPC circuit for […]

The post Na’Vi fails to qualify for StarLadder ImbaTV Minor appeared first on esportsjunkie.

]]>
The last opportunity for Na’Vi to qualify for the EPICENTER Major was StarLadder ImbaTV Minor Season 2. The minor participation could have given them a hop to secure qualification for the TI9 via DPC points. The former world champions will now have to try their luck in the regional qualifiers.

The 2018-2019 DPC circuit for the CIS side was a complete nightmare, since they attended just 2 out of the possible 10 competitions. The team occupies the bottom ranks of DPC rankings since they have earned just 140 points. The qualification for the SL ImbaTV Minor would have been the best chance for them to silence their critics come the end of the season. Yet, after a very impressive performance in the first two days of the qualifiers. Na’Vi lost to Winstrike in the grand finale.

It is quite interesting to see Winstrike, securing qualification for the Kieve Minor. Since this is the first time that the team will be participating in a DPC tournament. The team has zero DPC points, and will really need a miracle to qualify for the TI9. Recently the CIS team made tons of changes to its roster. Earlier in May, they recruited three new players and just on the eve of the qualifiers, they signed Alexander “Nofear” Churochkin and Ilya “Lil” Ilyuk. Meanwhile Zaur “Cooman” Shakhmurzaev was picked up from Team Empire.

Domination by WInstrike

The current roster of Winstrike holds some of the most talented players of the CIS region. Most of the players in the lineup have previously played in teams like FlytoMoon. Their chemistry was surely evident in their series against Na’Vi. The team had a perfect start to the finals of the qualifiers, since they dominated Na’Vi in the first game. They had a perfect control of the laning phase and Cooman was just exceptional on the Storm Spirit. Na’Vi relied on the late of their carry Alchemist. Yet Winstike didn’t hesitate to impose fast and aggressive strategy, to finish the game early on.

In the 2nd game Na’Vi had a decent draft to control the Roshan pit and counter the aggressive gameplay of their opponents. It worked since after 30 minutes of play, the series was tied 1-1.

The game three of the series was an absolute thriller. Na’Vi had a decent lead during the first 30 minutes of the game. Yet Winstrike had the patience to make a comeback. In the late game, Winstrike managed to catch Na’Vi out on two occasions. It resulted in a team wipe and the series was ultimately won by the possible underdogs.

The SL ImbaTV Minor will take place from 12th to 16th June at the Cybersport Arena in Kiev, Ukraine. It is the last and the first Minor of the year where two teams will have the opportunity to qualify for the EPICENTER Major. Let’s see who will get the ticket to Moscow, Russia

The post Na’Vi fails to qualify for StarLadder ImbaTV Minor appeared first on esportsjunkie.

]]>
https://esportsjunkie.com/2019/05/22/navi-fails-to-qualify-for-starladder-imbatv-minor/feed/ 0 27111