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CS:GO: RpK To Play Last Tournament With Vitality

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The BLAST Premier 2021 will be Cédric “RpK” Guipouy’s last time playing for Vitality.


The squad has made a tough decision. Especially considering RpK had helped bring Vitality to seven first-place finishes since becoming part of their very first CS:GO roster back in October 2018.

Vitality has been struggling since the beginning of the year. They were eliminated in the Intel Extreme Masters 2021 first by Team Liquid in the second round of Upper Bracket competitions. Then by Virtus.pro in the same round in the lower bracket. Vitality had also failed to move forward from Group B in the ESL Pro League 13 as they had finished fourth in the group.

Quoniam has only good things to say about RpK in the team’s announcement. But he still indicated that the team needs to make a change. “Cédric is an example as an achiever, consistent and inspiring player. The team is facing some difficulties and we need to find a new pace.”

Jayson “⁠Kyojin⁠” Nguyen Van will take RpK’s place in Vitality’s starting roster after the BLAST Premier.

Vitality will face the Argentine squad 9z in the first round of the Spring Showdown 2021 which begins play on April 13, 2021. It’s still unclear where RpK will head after this, “I’ll take some time off and think about what I’ll be doing in the future,” the 31-year old commented on his Twitter page. Some fans presume that he could go into coaching or some similar role.

RpK had gone out of retirement in 2014 and joined Titan, G2 Esports and Envy before hooking up with Vitality.

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Source: https://estnn.com/csgo-rpk-to-play-last-tournament-with-vitality/

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PMPL South Asia Championship has been postponed

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The PUBG Mobile Pro League (PMPL) South Asia Championship has been pushed ahead by almost a month, Tencent revealed today.

The Championship was earlier supposed to happen from May 13 to 16. After weeks of radio silence from Tencent, fans finally got to know that it has been postponed today. The PUBG Mobile Esports Instagram account revealed the PMPL South Asia championship will now take place from June 10 to 13.

The reason behind this postponement wasn’t revealed. This will be the inaugural season for the PMPL South Asia Championship, where 16 teams from South Asia, Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan will be locking horns to decide the champions.

Here are the teams that have qualified:

South Asia

  • DRS Gaming
  • Z3US Esports
  • 7Sea Esports
  • Deadeyes Guys
  • Trained To Kill
  • 1952
  • HighVoltage
  • Stalwart Flex
  • PN Crew
  • Astra Academy
  • Apes INC
  • Skylightz Gaming

HTM (Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan)

  • LIT Esports
  • NM
  • INV Esports
  • SD Gaming

The exact format and prize pool for the championship haven’t been revealed yet.

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Source: https://dotesports.com/news/pmpl-south-asia-championship-has-been-postponed

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How to watch the PUBG Mobile Pro League Turkey S1 Finals

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The final for season one of the PUBG Mobile Pro League (PMPL) Turkey will feature the 16 best teams from the country. They will be competing for a share of the prize pool and slots for the EMEA Finals. It will happen from May 14 to 16.

The 16 teams have qualified for the Turkey finals through the regular season, which wrapped up on May 9 after an intense three weeks of action. The top three teams from here will make it to the PMPL EMEA Finals that will take place from June 17 to 20.

Here is everything you need to know about the PMPL Turkey season one finals.

Format

  • The teams will play six matches per day for a total of 18 matches to decide the champions.
  • The flow of maps across all three days of the finals is the same.
    • Erangel
    • Miramar
    • Sanhok
    • Erangel
    • Miramar
    • Sanhok

Teams

  • Futbolist
  • Digital Athletics
  • BEŞİKTAŞ ESPOR
  • Galatasaray Espor
  • 1907 Fenerbahce Espor
  • BLAZE
  • fastPay Wildcats
  • World of Wonders
  • Next Rüya Gaming
  • SuRReaL Esport
  • Getso Esports
  • Karagümrük Espor
  • S2G Esports
  • Respect ESports
  • Mrtk Bilişim Team Bitcoin
  • 13 Bölge Gaming

Points Distribution

Here is the points distribution for the PMPL Turkey finals. Each kill grants a single point.

  • First place: 15 points
  • Second place: 12 points
  • Third place: 10 points
  • Fourth place: Eight points
  • Fifth place: Six points
  • Sixth place: Four points
  • Seventh place: Two points
  • Eighth to 12th place: One point
  • 13th to 16th place: Zero points

Stream

All matches will be livestreamed on the official PUBG Mobile Esports YouTube channel. The matches will begin at 2:30 pm CT on all three days from May 14 to 16.

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Source: https://dotesports.com/news/how-to-watch-the-pubg-mobile-pro-league-turkey-s1-finals

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Best moveset for Garchomp in Pokémon Go

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Garchomp is almost always a threat no matter what version of Pokémon you are playing. And in Pokémon Go, it is an absolute monster once you get into the later variants of the Go Battle League. 

Like most Dragon-types in Pokémon Go, the matchup is very important when taking into account when and where you decide to use a Garchomp. The Dragon/Ground-type has a strong movepool, but will still struggle against many top picks in all but the Ultra League. 

Overall, Garchomp is great, with 261 attack, 193 defense, 239 speed, and a Max CP of 4,479 at level 50. You can use it to hit like a truck in PvE, and it is an effective choice in high-level competition. 

You will almost always be using the Dragon Tail/Outrage combo in both PvE and PvP movesets when you need Dragon-type output, purely because it has a max output of 50.2 DPS. Outside of that, Mud Shot should probably replace Dragon Tail as a Quick Move because it can easily build up energy for the costly Outrage and Earthquake combo. 

Fire Blast is a fine tech, but outside of hitting Fairy-types, and being the only option Garchomp has to hit the heavily used Master League mainstay Togekiss, you should just forget it exists since the upside of Outrage/Earthquake, or even Sand Tomb is much better. 

There are better alternatives to Garchomp in every meta, including multiple Legendary Pokémon or Pokémon that have a better typing for specific matchups. For that reason, you should probably not build your team around Garchomp in any league, but it is a fine addition to any squad in Ultra and Master Leagues.

If you don’t already have a Battle League-ready Garchomp, Pokémon Go’s June Community Day will focus on its pre-evolution Gible. You can likely expect Mega Garchomp to be dropping soon too, since Mega Altaria is being added for the Swablu Community Day on May 15.

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Source: https://dotesports.com/news/best-moveset-for-garchomp-in-pokemon-go

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How to watch the Clash Royale League May Monthly Final

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The May monthly final for the Clash Royale League (CRL) 2021 will be held on May 15 and 16. Eight players will be competing for a share of the $50,000 prize pool and qualification points to the 2021 World Finals.

The players made their way to the monthly final through the season 22 global leaderboard and the monthly qualifier, which happened on May 8 and 9, to reach the final. The CRL has returned to individual and open-for-all competitions with a total prize pool of $1,644,000. There will be eight seasons and a last-chance qualifier throughout the year to decide the 32 players that will compete in the CRL World Finals 2021.

Here is everything you need to know about the Clash Royale League May monthly final.

Format

  • The eight players will compete in a double-elimination bracket to decide the champions.
  • Each match will be a best-of-three in the duel mode.
  • In the duel mode, players have to create four unique decks of cards before a match begins.
  • No card can be repeated in the decks.
  • Both players will compete with a new deck in each match with the first to two wins achieving victory.

Players and Bracket

The eight players who have made it to the May monthly final are:

  • Mohamed Light (Egypt)
  • Samuel Bassotto (Brazil)
  • TRB Sandbox (South Korea)
  • Viiper (France)
  • TQ Ruben (Spain)
  • Higher (China)
  • ぐりこ (Japan)
  • Yunus (Turkey)
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Points and prize money distribution

The distribution for the World Finals qualification points and prize pool is as follows:

  • First place: 100 points and $20,000
  • Second place: 70 points and $10,000
  • Third place: 50 points and $6,000
  • Fourth place: 50 points and $4,000
  • Fifth and sixth place: 35 points and $3,000 each
  • Seventh and eighth place: 35 points and $2,000 each

Stream

All matches will be livestreamed on the official Clash Royale Esports YouTube channel in English, Spanish, and Portuguese. The stream will begin at 9am CT.

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Source: https://dotesports.com/mobile/news/how-to-watch-the-clash-royale-league-may-monthly-final

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