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By Jonathan Balofsky On 9 Aug, 2017 At 12:14 PM | Categorized As PC Games, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Bethesda sent out the following

The inaugural Quake World Championships, the ultimate esports showcase of pure skill in Quake Champions, is moving on to the Global Finals after weeks of intense competition from some of the greatest professional players in the world. At QuakeCon, Aug 24-26 in Dallas, Texas, the best of the best will fight it out on the main stage for their share of the $1 Million Prize Pool and to claim their place amongst the legends of esports’ founding franchise.

 

Throughout the Quake World Championships, dozens of teams and hundreds of players have faced off in qualifiers in both the classic proof of skill, 1v1 Duel mode, and the new team-based 4v4 mode, Sacrifice. 16 Sacrifice teams and 64 Duel players competed this weekend in Regional Finals in Burbank, CA and Leicester, England to try to earn their trip to QuakeCon.

 

Eight esports teams earned a spot in the Sacrifice Finals, including top units like international esports powerhouse Team Liquid, and NOTOFAST, whose member list reads like a “who’s who” of Quake competitive legends: noctis, fazz, stermy and toxjq. In addition, 24 elite individual fraggers have punched their tickets for QuakeCon’s Duel Finals, including Liquid.Rapha, the 2016 QuakeCon Duel Champion; cYpher, from Virtus.pro.cYpheR, the 2014 QuakeCon Duel Champion; Liquid.DaHanG, the 2014 QuakeCon Duel runner-up; and Na’Vi.C8LLER, the 2010 QuakeCon duel runner-up.

 

An additional eight Duel Finalists will earn their spots by fighting through the Open Competition to be held in the Bring-Your-Own-Computer (BYOC) area of QuakeCon.

Catch up on all the action from the Regional Finals on YouTube, here https://www.youtube.com/Quake

The Million Dollar Finals from QuakeCon will be streamed live for all to watch August 24-26 at Twitch.TV/QuakeChampions, https://www.youtube.com/Quake, and Facebook.com/Quake.

 

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

 

This is great to read about. Bethesda is continuing the traditions Quake made that laid the foundation for all eSports. Even if you do not like eSports, you shoul appreciate this from a historic point of view.

 

Will you be tuning in?
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By Jonathan Balofsky On 8 Aug, 2017 At 07:34 AM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Nintendo has announced the Nintendo World Championships 2017

 

This October, Nintendo fans will put their gaming skills to the ultimate test in an epic battle to win the Nintendo World Championships 2017.

It all kicks off with eight qualifying events at select Best Buy stores across the U.S.* Join the celebration of Nintendo’s past, present, and future—and maybe even win a trip to NYC for the finals!

 

 

Qualifiers: Four weekends, eight locations

August 19 and 20
New York
SF Bay Area

August 26 and 27
Chicago
Los Angeles

September 2 and 3
Minneapolis
Dallas

September 9 and 10
Seattle
Miami

Exclusively at select store locations.

 

This is exciting news. Will you participate?

 

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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.