AS FORTNITE takes baby steps into the billion-dollar world of competitive gaming, a pro team has made the natural move of recruiting a 13-year-old to play on the big stage. British teen Kyle 'Mongraal' Jackson is one of the youngest players ever to be recruited by a professional squad after getting snapped up (alongside three other fresh faces) by Team Secret, best known for competing in PC game Dota 2. And with Fortnite set to conquer eSports leagues everywhere, Jackson could well be on his way to becoming a multi-millionaire. But he needed permission from his mum and dad first. "It's a big opportunity for me, and I sat them down and explained everything that could happen,"said Jackson. "I discussed it with them thoroughly, and they're very supportive of everything." For those who aren't down with the kids, Fortnite sees 100 players scrapping to the death in a massive, last-man standing battle royale. The game, which is available on PS4, Xbox One, PC and iPhone, has already amassed 40 … [Read more...] about Pro Fortnite gaming team signs 13-year-old Brit ‘Mongraal’ to compete in tournaments
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In the period of my life where free time basically equated to Dota time, I’d have loved nothing more than to go the International – especially if it was the one where my friends managed to get themselves trapped in a lift with Blitz. No doubt to avoid a repeat of that incident, Valve are moving this year’s main Dota 2 tournament to Canada, where every elevator comes equipped with a button that summons Justin Trudeau himself to sort things out. So, Seattle is no longer the seat of the largest esport event in the world. Sorry, Seattle. Here’s Valve with the specifics: “For the first time ever, the battle for the Aegis of Champions will be waged on Canadian soil, as The International Dota 2 Championships invite the world’s top Dota teams to face off at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia on Monday, August 20th through Saturday, August 25th.” For most parts of the world, ticket sales will open on Friday March 23rd. Tickets for previous … [Read more...] about Oh, Canada! Dota 2 International moves venue
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds ushered in the era of the battle royale genre, so it should be no surprise that it’s the third highest grossing game on Steam. The online multiplayer game also has several tournaments that frequently occur, as PUBG Corporation wants to make the game a popular eSport. However, the eSports scene is not without controversy, as OpTic Gaming was stripped of its second-place finish in a recent tournament after officials ruled one of its players abused a glitch. For those unaware of OpTic Gaming, it’s a professional American eSports organization that has teams in Call of Duty, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Gears of War, League of Legends, Dota 2, Overwatch, and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. The player in question, Ian “Bahawaka” Crowe, suggests that it was an accident, but nevertheless, it cost the team $12,000 in prize money. The glitch occurred during game eight of the PUBG Invitational at IEM Katowice … [Read more...] about PUBG Pro Team Disqualified for Accidental Glitch During Tournament
Here at PC Gamer we try to love all game genres equally. First person, third person, turn-based, realtime, MMO, MOBA, adventure, card game—all genres have given us classics that have come to define PC gaming. Some of them are rubbish though, right? As individuals there are genres we can't face playing. Let's explore that bitter seam and have a nice wholesome argument along the way in this week's edition of the PCG weekend Q&A. You'll find the rest here. Jarred Walton: I hate sports games Oh, this is easy. I hate sports games. I don't care if it's NFL, NHL, NBA, FIFA, cricket, or curling, I have no interest in playing a digital sport. I think it stems back to my youth, where I spent all of my free time cultivating my computer skills instead of worrying about sports--much to my mom's chagrin, I might add. But if I don't care much for playing a sport in the real world, why would I want to play it as a computer game? Answer: I wouldn't. Okay, so I wouldn't want to run around a … [Read more...] about Which game genre do you dislike the most, and why?
Android: Netrunner is a two-player card game set in a cyberpunk world where a hacker and a corporation angrily click their mouse buttons at each other until one of the following things happens: 1. The corporation researches a bunch of terrifying technology. 2. The hacker steals all the files the CEO accidentally left on his desktop. 3. The corporation runs out of ideas, and just sits there going: “Uhhh.” 4. The hacker dies from too much internet. We have a much better explanation below. For now, let’s say it’s a good game. The downside, however, is that it’s not a PC game. You can only play it in meatspace, with real, germ-spreading cards bought from fleshy human vendors of physical antiquities. At least, that’s how it seems. Turns out there’s an unofficial website called Jinteki.net that lets you play online for free. But is it worth the click? Matt and Brendan take a look. Brendan: lol hi matt, asl? Matt: Oh Brendan. You think I’m … [Read more...] about Netrunner online is rough but worth the click