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By Jonathan Balofsky On 14 Jul, 2017 At 08:04 AM | Categorized As PC Games, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Bethesda sent out the following

 

 

After two weeks of intense Qualifiers in Quake Champions’ new 1v1 Duel and 4v4 Sacrifice modes, the best have begun to separate themselves from the rest in the Quake World Championships. We’re halfway there — 32 EU & NA Duel players and eight EU Teams have already punched their tickets to the Regional Finals.  Missed the action? You can catch up on all of it on Twitch or see some quick highlights on the ESL Quake Twitter feed.

 

The good news is there’s a lot more coming. Today, and continuing through the weekend, you can tune in live on Twitch for EU and NA Duel action, as well as the first NA Sacrifice Team Qualifiers.

 

The battle for the $1 million prize pool reaches the next stage at the Regional Finals, August 5 and 6, followed by the Finals to be held on the main stage at QuakeCon in Dallas, TX, August 24-26.

 

For more information, please visit the Quake World Championships ESL info page at https://play.eslgaming.com/quake/global/quakechampions/major/quake-world-championship-2017

The Quake World Championships have been exciting and it is good that Bethesda is really pushing the eSports part of the game. Have you been watching the competition? If not, you really should.

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By Jonathan Balofsky On 9 Jun, 2017 At 12:18 PM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Nintendo is making it clear they want to get into the world of eSports and just took another step forward in that pursuit.

The company has opened a new twitter account called Nintendo Versus, which will serve as the company’s eSports focused twitter account. it will discuss tournaments and other evemnts.

You can see their first tweet below.

This is big for Nintendo and for eSports. Good on them for taking this step.

By Jonathan Balofsky On 6 Jun, 2017 At 12:41 PM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Splatoon 2 is coming and Nintendo is preparing for the game with a  custom pro controller.

 

 

This is great news for fans of Splatoon, as it shows Nintendo is fully committing to the game as a competitive sport.

By Jonathan Balofsky On 19 May, 2017 At 06:25 PM | Categorized As News, News, PC Games, PlayStation, ROG News, Uncategorized, Xbox 360/Xbox One | With 0 Comments

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Bandai Namco has released a new story trailer for Tekken 7. The trailer discuses more of what is to come and helps stoke the fires of anticipation. The game is coming out in a few weeks and we will have a review up shortly after.

 

Have a look at the trailer below.

 

 

By Jonathan Balofsky On 28 Mar, 2017 At 05:07 PM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, Nintendo Switch, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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IGN recently spoke with Jeremy Dunham, Psyonix Studios’ vice president. At one point in the interview, the idea of Rocket League coming to Nintendo Switch was brought up, and inquired about. Dunham responded to the questions by saying that Psyonix is “evaluating” the possibility of a version for the Switch. Before they will make a decision, they will need to look at the technical requirements for such a version. He also stated that they will have to consider the community demand for the game on the platform..

Dunham mentioned that it is still too early to say it will come to the Switch, but at the same time,  it is also too early to say it will not. He explained that since the Switch is still a very new platform, Psyonix fells they have plenty of time to see how it’s doing and what their audience wants. As such, right now they will wait and see how things go.

if the game does come to Switch, It would be nice if they threw in something Nintendo themed. Maybe the Blue Falcon, or some of the Karts from Mario Kart, or the bike from Excitebike. After all, Excitebike 64 did have a similar minigame back on the N64.

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By Jonathan Balofsky On 22 Mar, 2017 At 03:03 PM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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The Pokémon Company has announced The 2017 Pokken Tournament Championship Series

Take a shot at becoming the Pokkén Tournament World Champion when the Pokkén Tournament Championship Series returns in 2017! In addition to the title, a combined $25,000 in prizes are on the line at the qualifying competitions in June and the World Championships event in Anaheim, California, this August.

This year, 16 players will qualify for the World Championships, and there will be only one age division for all competitors. Four players will receive invitations from each of the two qualifying events, plus four more players will be chosen from Japan, and the four top players from a Last Chance Qualifier occurring right before the main Worlds event will be the final contenders.

Good luck battling to become the next Pokkén Tournament World Champion!

The Pokémon Company continuing to support the game’s competitive scene is a great sign for the game’s future. Not only does it help the competitive scene grow but it also means it is likely we will see a Switch version of the game, as that is the system Nintendo is focusing on now. Perhaps we will even see the content that didn’t come tot he Wii U version, in a Switch version

 

 

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By Jonathan Balofsky On 17 Mar, 2017 At 03:11 PM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, Nintendo Switch, ROG News | With 0 Comments

No GravatarEd Boon, the head of NetherRealm Studios, the makers of Injustice and Mortal Kombat, seems to enjoy teasing fans on twitter. He would often tweet things out to tease fans about upcoming Mortal Kombat or Injustice news or features. For example, he teased fans about the move to GGPO for online, as well as for many characters coming to the game.

Boon has now moved his attention to Nintendo fans and has been teasing news of something for Switch.

See his St Patrick’s Day tease below

What is worth mentioning is that if Boon capitalizes words in his tweets, it is a big hint for something. Nothing he does is without reason. What could he be hinting? We will have to wait to find out.

 

By Jonathan Balofsky On 2 Mar, 2017 At 07:16 PM | Categorized As News, News, PC Games, PlayStation, ROG News, Xbox 360/Xbox One | With 0 Comments

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WB Games and NetherRealm Studios have released a new trailer for Injustice 2. This trailer introduces Dr. Fate to the battle. The sorcerer uses his magic in battle and looks to be one of the more creative characters.

Injustice 2 is looking to be an amazing fighting game when it launches later this year. This year should be very good for fighting games and fighting game fans.

See the trailer below.

 

By Jonathan Balofsky On 12 Feb, 2017 At 10:12 PM | Categorized As Editorials, Featured, News, NINTENDO, Nintendo Switch, ROG News | With 0 Comments

No GravatarI am a massive fan of fighting games and truly hope the Switch will be home to many. We know Ultra Street Fighter II is coming, as is Blazblue title and Dragonball, but there are so many fighting games that would be good for the system. There are many classics like Rival Schools or Power Stone that would be great, but there is one from Capcom that stands out as a perfect fit for the system.

 

Pocket Fighter, or Super Gem Fighter Mini Mix as it was also known, was a fighting game like no other. It was A Capcom crossover game featuring characters from Street Fighter Alpha, Street Fighter III, Darkstalkers Red Earth and more. It featured chibi versions of the characters as seen in Super Puzzle Fighter, which gave it a kiddie appearance, but it had an incredible amount of depth, and was great for people new to fighting games. The game used different types of characters, such as all around, skill, and power types, and it also used a unique gem system ( not like in Marvel vs Capcom Infinite). The game was whacky and zany and characters would have transformations such cosplaying as other characters in their moves . For example, Chun Li as Jill Valentine, and Felicia as Mega Man among others.

Even more than most fighting games, Pocket Fighter was fun and extremely energetic, earning it the approval of longtime Capcom fans and new fighting game players alike. It is my opinion that theSwitch would be the best place for the game to receive a new incarnation. The console has a strong emphasis on co-op which and with the unique button system used in the game, the Joy Cons would be amazing for two player action. If there is a new entry, we could see more Capcom characters join the fight, as well as more cosplay, such as newer characters from fighting games or non fighting games, as well as characters that haven’t appeared in years.

A big reason I feel this is a good fit for the Switch is due to it being a hybrid type game. It is both for experts who can play it competitively in a hardcore fashion, but at the same time, it is great for newcomers and offers much to both groups. This is the exact type of game Nintendo seems to want on the Switch, so it just feels right. The art style would look amazing in either docked or handheld mode and not suffer due to its stylized nature. Best of all, is that this would be a good way to bring people back to fighting games, especially on Nintendo systems. It would also be great to have for modern eSports, just for how insane it is.

I truly hope Capcom considers this. It would be a perfect move for all.

By Jonathan Balofsky On 9 Feb, 2017 At 05:16 PM | Categorized As News, PC Games, PlayStation, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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After its disastrous launch, and sales far lower than what Capcom had been anticipating, Street Fighter V has had a hard time. There may be a silver lining here however, as the game has been approved for release in Mainland China.

This could be a big new market and considering how online competitive games are a major business there, this could actually help Capcom turn around Street Fighter V’s fortunes. If done right, this could end up ensuring a season 3 and even more fighting games from Capcom, should the audience bite. I hope the esports scene in China embraces the game and makes it a success. We need more fighting games and one horrible launch shouldn’t destroy all of the Street Fighter series.