Overwatch Says It’s Hammond Time! | junaEsports

Overwatch Says It’s Hammond Time! | junaEsports

Overwatch it’s Hammond Time!
Overwatch Here Revealed
His name is Hammond; he is genetically engineered and is a tiny fury genius. It seems to come from the Horizon Lunar Colony and is good friends with Winston? He may not even be a hero. What I do know is, he rolled in my heart with his ball of death. Check out the tech:

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Rhode Island Interscholastic League (RIIL) is bringing esports to high schools

The National Federation of State High School Associations (NHFS) and RIIL entered a partnership to start an e-sports league in Rhode Island. The NFHS is looking to roll out this program in 15 more high schools by this fall. How it works is there will be two seasons, Oct. through Jan and Feb through May. Seasons include pre, regular and post competitions. There are different games available, which require approval. The leagues will be coed and unlimited teams can be formed at a varsity level. This allows more students to compete in the league. And the students matches will be live-streamed and play in front of a live audience.

All of this is being made possible by Play VS, a company hrlping schools put together this league. The students are required to pay $16 a month participatin fee. The schools need to have access to internet and computers.

Source: Rainbow Six Siege Website

Rainbow Six Siege is on and popping
The Paris Qualifiers started on Jun 22 through Jul 2.
Yesterday two Brazilian teams went head to head, BootKamp Gaming and Faze Clan, 6-4.
Today French league Team Vitality bested Mockit Esports, 6-1.
If you’re in Europe, North America and Latin America you too can join the first stage of qualifiers. Starting June 30th tournaments will be held every Saturday. The better you perform the more points awarded. Either eight or 16 teams will advance to the next stage based off points. Stage 2 starts July 16. Get more info here.

junaEsports | PUBG Drops Lawsuit against Fortnite

junaEsports | PUBG Drops Lawsuit against Fortnite

Epic Games’ FortnitePhotographer: Ethan Miller/Getty Images

 

PUBG Drops it’s Vendetta Against Fortnite.

I mean Player Unknown Battleground drops lawsuit against Fortnite.  According to the Bloomberg Report, Bluehole Studio, PUBG dev, sends a letter to Epic Games on Monday rescinding their copyright lawsuit. If you missed that, check out my previous E-sports beat; PubG Shows Salt Levels.

The South Korean case is official closed according the the court system website. We’re not sure if a settlement has been reached but the case is closed and neither company has made any statements. Both companies are partially owned by Tencent Holdings Ltd.

Can I tell you, as soon as I saw Fortnite hit the Switch, I knew PUBG wasn’t going to have a case. Similar how? They’re going all platforms and you’re Microsoft exclusive.

Source: Esports Insider
A Kazakhstan Esports Tourney

Kazakstan is into Esports

Esports is gaining more and more traction. League of Legends is pulling in as many viewers at the Oscars according to the Hollywood Reporter & the NY Times

And now The Ministry of Culture and Sports of the Republic of Kazakhstan is recognizing e-sports as a sport in its country, according to Tengrinews  . A non profit federation created last year, Qazaq Cybersport Federation brought awareness and structure which lead the the government recognizing e-sports. Now that it is considered an official sport the next step is hosting international tournaments, creating broadcasts and a national team.

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A League of Legends pro-league match in the Chinese city of Hangzhou

Update

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) in hosting an E-sports Forum in Lausanne, Switzerland on July 21. This forum is to explore synergies build joint understanding and set a platform for future engagement between the e-sports and gaming industries and the Olympic Movement.” In October 2017 the IOC and the Global Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF) were asked to explore e-sports and its potential at the Olympic Summit.  The Paris 2024 Olympic organizers were deep talking about including e-sports as a demonstration sport at the summer games in about six years, as reported by BBC

E-sports will be an event in the Asian Games 2022. A few titles made their debut in the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games in 2017;  FIFA ’17 as well as Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA) and Real Time Attack (RTA) games.  Perhaps we will see the same games in 2022.

Source: Formula1.com

F1 Esports Draft

The e-sports team drew their numbers to determine who gets first pick on Tuesday, June 26. The F1 Esports Pro Draft doesn’t take place until Monday July 9 at headquarters in London. This draft is choosing the best F1 Esports drivers to represent real F1 teams. 2018 F1 Esport qualifiers will be put through a boot camp before the draft. On draft day Williams E-sports will be getting first pick. Here’s the order of the first round draft.

1 WILLIAMS ESPORTS
2 HYPE ENERGY EFORCE INDIA
3 HAAS F1
4 MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS MOTORSPORT
5 RENAULT SPORT TEAM VITALITY
6 SAUBER
7 TORO ROSSO
8 MCLAREN
9 RED BULL RACING ESPORTS
Check out the Livestream on July 9

Square Enix E3 2018

Square Enix E3 2018

Square Enix

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Tomb Raider is back! Lara Croft is trying to stop a Mayan Apocalypse. She’s still going to be outnumbered and out gunned by Trinity but that stealth though will always be what counts in the end! I’m definitely excited to see how many ways she can die in this one. Enix mentioned underwater mechanics being different. I wonder if I’ll find a breathing mask earlier on and be able to withstand long underwater or if I’ll get more natural breathe time.

Just Cause 4

It’s cool to see Rico Rodriguez but there’s, a female antagonist who is POC. She’s the oppressor and I’m here for that.
Just Cause is getting a bit deeper in this one. I’m here for that. You can get creative in a sandbox game. Deploy booster rockets, enemies have better AI so combat is a bit more intense. Everything is powered by an Apex engine and the soundtrack doesn’t sound to bad either

The Quiet Man

This is going to be super cool if it’s a game about a person who is hearing impaired. We’ll get more information in August.

Kingdom Hearts 3

Alrighty, we get more info about KH3. It’s not just about Elsa having a Caitlin Snow vs Killer Frost internal struggle. We see them trying to extract Roxas from Sora. We see him getting help from Rapunzel (maybe she replaced Donald Duck), he looks like he’s rescuing the hero, Hercules. I hope they let the muses in on a track for this game. Honestly, I saw Wreck it Ralph and I was sold.

Monster Fantasy, Tho!!!

That mashup between Monster Hunter and Final Fantasy has to be dope. The combat is going to be interesting. I’m looking forward to more information.

Square Enix E3 Trailers

junaEsports | PUBG Shows Salt Levels

junaEsports | PUBG Shows Salt Levels

PUBG Emerges from their Salt pile to Sue Fortnite

Fornite is making more with microtransactions than PUBG is making in game sales. PUBG is suing Fornite allegedly for copyright infringement. Epic games is being accused of copying the game mechanics and items. Ironically enough concerning this accusation, Fornite is getting vehicles pretty soon. Both games released in early 2017 however, Fornite didn’t create a Battle Royale option until September 2017. Epic Games broke a world record of more than 3.4 million players online at the same time, the initial record was 3.3 million created by PUBG. PUBG applied for an injuction against Epic Games Korea in January.

“We filed the suit to protect our copyright,” the company told the Korea Times.
Source Both companies are under the Bluehole umbrella and the firm said it’s a shame that that Epic Games released a similar game. Epic Games had a hand in PUBG success, the Unreal gaming engine used within the game is made by Epic Games.

*Personal Statement: There have been so many games that have done Battle Royale mode. PUBG is lucky H1Z1 didn’t sue them. Also! Knowing that PUBG was inspired by the Japanese film Battle Royale, did they get a check for the inspiration? What makes it weird is that Epic Games contributed to PUBG’s success. It’s like having a little brother you don’t want to surpass you. Instead of spending all that money in court use it to make PUBG great on Xbox and maybe sales will pick up again. Fornite is free and available on consoles. *

 

Combo Breaker

Man, what an exciting tournament filled weekend! Echo|SonicFox took it all against G01 but not before reminding him, ‘Don’t come for me.’ Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition’s number one champ is UYU\NL with RZR\Xian close on his heel at second. We all thought Xian was going all the way! He really earned his spot in top 8. The Street Fighter that was the event of the weekend is Street Fighter Turbo. We had a double proposal, at the same time. Competitive player, Tanya @killermiller, coming in 5th decided to propose to her boyfriend, @Eltrouble, Eugene Lin, who came in first. Eltrouble decided to propose to Tanya as well.

*The Combo Queens meetup at Combo Breaker introduced me to a slew of women in the Fighting Game Community. I’ll be posting a video from our meetup pretty soon!*

 

Overwatch Matchups

Tomorrow night, New York Excelsior goes head to head with Philly Fusion, Dynasty vs Dragons and LA Valiant vs LA Gladiators. Who are you rooting for, LA or LA?

This is Week 3 of Stage 4.