Connect with us

Esports

Fantasy game for ESL Pro League Season 13 – Groups C & D goes live

Avatar

Published

on

As ESL Pro League Season 13 Group C is set to kick off shortly, on Friday 19th March, the accompanying Fantasy game has begun. Users can create teams using players from the 12 squads competing in the final two groups, selecting from the members of teams such as Natus Vincere, Astralis, and Virtus.pro

Will Astralis players do well in a stacked group?

Natus Vincere, FURIA, and Gambit are looking like clear favorites in Group C, with Aleksandr “⁠s1mple⁠” Kostyliev ($247,000) and Dmitry “⁠sh1ro⁠” Sokolov ($239,000) offering strong arguments for selection despite their high pricetags.

Group D, on the other hand, could go in any direction, but it is hard to overlook the ever-consistent Danish powerhouse Astralis, especially when they boast some of the more affordable players in the game (gla1ve – $194,000, Magisk – $202,000).

You can see the teams competing in the two groups below:

Prizes for the official HLTV ESL Pro League S13 – Groups C & D league are:

1. Gut Knife | Freehand (Field-Tested)
2. AWP | AWP | Redline (Field-Tested)
3. AK-47 | Redline (Field-Tested)

The winners of the official Fantasy leagues will be contacted via the email provided in their HLTV profile, and are required to respond to the email within a month to be eligible to receive their prizes.

Coinsmart. Beste Bitcoin-Börse in Europa
Source: https://www.hltv.org/news/31394/fantasy-game-for-esl-pro-league-season-13-groups-c-d-goes-live

Esports

Excedrin partners with Nadeshot to battle gaming headaches

Avatar

Published

on

100 Thieves Founder Michael ‘Nadeshot’ Haag has partnered with Excedrin to educate gamers on how to prevent and treat headaches.

This is Excedrin’s first foray into esports. The partnership includes a six-step mindfulness routine designed to help reduce both physical and mental stress that can lead to painful symptoms.

Image credit: Michael ‘Nadeshot’ Haag (via Twitter) / Excedrin

RELATED: Valkyrae and CouRage made co-owners of 100 Thieves

In a release, Excedrin cited internal research that 71 per cent of gamers are concerned about headaches related to prolonged gaming, yet the majority of them play through the pain. Meanwhile, 92 per cent of gamers reported that they are spending more time gaming during the COVID-19 pandemic, which exposes them to more headache triggers.

The methodology for this research was not disclosed other than the fact that it was a nationwide survey. If the routine doesn’t work, the initiative recommends Excedrin Extra Strength pain reliever.

Speaking to Esports Insider, Michael ‘Nadeshot’ Haag, the Founder of 100 Thieves, said: “Headaches are not something widely discussed in the gaming world.

“Many of us just brush it off and avoid getting to the root of the issue finding ways to prevent themselves from getting future headaches. This sucks because headaches can really take you out of the game and negatively impact performance.”

Haag added that his partnership with Excedrin is important because gamers tend to ‘power through’ headaches and suffer needlessly while impeding performance. He now incorporates Excedrin’s six-step mindfulness routine into his everyday activities.

“Many people don’t realise it, but both physical and mental health are important components to being a successful gamer,” he said. “Practicing mindfulness is crucial because when we feel our best, our minds and reflexes are quicker, sharper and more focused, which helps us to play better. I’m really impressed with how Excedrin is taking the steps to help gamers embrace mindful gaming and think it’s something that should be brought up more in the gaming world.”

The former Call of Duty player added that he suffers from painful headaches if he is exposed to excessive stimulation and light.

“If the headache gets really bad, I may have to take a break for a few minutes to take something, like Excedrin, until the pain starts to go away,” said Haag. “That can be really frustrating at times because I don’t want to let anyone down.”

RELATED: How blue light blocking is playing an important role in branding, gamers health

Rishi Mulgund, the Brand Director of Excedrin’s parent company GSK Consumer Healthcare told Esports Insider: “Connecting with gamers on a personal level is important to us as a brand.

“So much so that in addition to the [six-step mindfulness routine], we also evolved our creative content to be hyper-focused for gaming. We even developed a whole cast of characters we’re calling The Healing Academy.”

Mulgund added: “A partnership with Nadeshot felt so natural to us because he can speak authentically to both headaches and gaming and we know that having a mindful and healthy mentality is important to him and the entire team at 100 Thieves.”

Esports Insider says: Excedrin is the latest healthcare brand to step into the esports/gaming world — a trend that will likely continue as organisations take the healthcare of their players more seriously This partnership with Nadeshot could also open the door for additional sponsorship opportunities down the line. As a gamer who also suffers from ocular migraines, it’s nice to see brands try to solve a problem rather than simply cash in on the hype-filled esports market.

Sign up to our ESI Dispatch Newsletter

Coinsmart. Beste Bitcoin-Börse in Europa
Source: https://esportsinsider.com/2021/04/excedrin-nadeshot/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=excedrin-nadeshot

Continue Reading

Esports

FlaSh going to army in 3 weeks

Avatar

Published

on

jinjin5000

Korea (South)942 Posts

https://bj.afreecatv.com/byflash/post/71182400

+ Show Spoiler +

이사 이제 끝냈어요

몸도 너무 안좋았구 인터넷 설치하구

내일이라도 방송 킬수 있도록 하겠습니다

시간이 3주정도 남았네요…

생각보다 방송키는게 늦어져서 이렇게 남겨요..

I have finished moving
my body condition wasn’t the best and installing internet took time
I should be able to stream tomorrow
I have around 3 weeks left///
I’m streaming later than I thought so I’m leaving this

“Best Mind Shuttle Best Mind Shuttle” -Telecom, 2010-present, Finally banned

TL+ Member
NoS-Craig

Australia2830 Posts

Thanks for the translation Jinjin. Hope his military service goes well.

Artosis loves Starcraft

Dante08

Singapore3861 Posts

Oh dam, sad to see him leave but I guess it was only a matter of time. All the best and we’ll be waiting for your return!!!

FlaShFTW

United States9275 Posts

Really sad but he’ll be back one day. Good luck in military service Flash! o7

Writer#1 KT and FlaSh Fanboy || Woo Jung Ho Never Forget || Teamliquid Political Decision Desk

TL+ Member

thedeadhaji *

38994 Posts

hope the time off helps his wrists.
kogeT

Poland1786 Posts

Nooo! End of an Era. (even if for 1 year)

Dark days for terran incoming. 😉

https://www.twitch.tv/kogetbw

superjoppe

Sweden3629 Posts

On April 15 2021 16:26 kogeT wrote:
Dark days for terran incoming. 😉

ZvZ finals incoming until he returns :O

Timebon3s

291 Posts

On April 15 2021 15:25 thedeadhaji wrote:
hope the time off helps his wrists.

Yeah this might be a good thing. Good luck to him and let’s hope his wrists recover.

thedeadhaji *

38994 Posts

On April 15 2021 16:26 kogeT wrote:
Nooo! End of an Era. (even if for 1 year)

Dark days for terran incoming. 😉

Is it only 1 year? I’ve never heard of South Korean military service being that short. Is it a special circumstance in light of his surgery/injuries?

oxKnu

592 Posts

I think mandatory service is 1 yr and 6 months now.

BigFan

TLADT24635 Posts

I always thought he was exempt for some reason. Best of luck to him. Thanks for translating jinjin.

On April 15 2021 17:11 thedeadhaji wrote:

Show nested quote +

On April 15 2021 16:26 kogeT wrote:
Nooo! End of an Era. (even if for 1 year)

Dark days for terran incoming. 😉

Is it only 1 year? I’ve never heard of South Korean military service being that short. Is it a special circumstance in light of his surgery/injuries?

It was reduced to 1 year last year if I’m not mistaken.

Former BW EiC“Watch Bakemonogatari or I will kill you.” -Toad, April 18th, 2017

Dante08

Singapore3861 Posts

On April 15 2021 17:58 oxKnu wrote:
I think mandatory service is 1 yr and 6 months now.

That’s actually quite short, it’ll go by in no time.

nojok

France5854 Posts

North Korea is so screwed.

“Back then teams that won were credited, now it’s called throw. I think it’s sad.” – Kuroky – Flap Flap Wings!

Akio

Finland1538 Posts

So it’s finally time huh? Best of luck to him. Hopefully we see him return gloriously with Terran to beat the reigning Zergs (and maybe Protosses)

そーれいけいけ~

M3t4PhYzX

Poland1948 Posts

bye bye to FlaShuuu.. but a super short one, so it’s no biggie.

hope when he finishes his service, he’ll be able to play at least couple more tournaments

odi profanum vulgus et arceo

sneakyfox

7765 Posts

Dark days for Random incoming.

2021 is such a bloodbath though.

“I saw what sneakyfox wrote on TL.net and it made me furious” – PartinG

structuralinertia

Australia1424 Posts

If only proleague still existed – what a recruit he’d be for Airforce Ace
SamirDuran

Philippines800 Posts

so BaBy and FlaSh together in military huh?

Don’t practice until you can get it right, practice until you can’t get it wrong.

Coinsmart. Beste Bitcoin-Börse in Europa
Source: https://tl.net/forum/brood-war/571955-flash-going-to-army-in-3-weeks

Continue Reading

Esports

One stop shop; DPC 2021 Season2 guide

Avatar

Published

on

Dota 2 Cristy “Pandoradota2” Ramadani

DPC 2021 Season 2 is now set in motion, bringing new teams to the upper-division leagues and a whole lot of dota games over the next six weeks. 

DPC 2021 Season 1 brought pro circuit competitive games back to life and came to an end crowning Invictus Gaming the champions of the first Major (and LAN). 

DPC 2021 Season 2 is now getting underway as teams jockey for more points, better positions, and a place at the last Major of the season and hopefully onward to TI10. 

DPC 2021 Season 2 

The DPC 2021 Season 2 kicks off with the upper-division league play on Tuesday, April 13. 

Season 2 league dates: April 13-May 23 
Major 2: June 2-13
Season 2 upper-division prize pool: $205,000 and 1150 Pro Circuit points
Season 2 lower-division prize pool: $75,000

Major Slots

At the end of the league, the top teams from each region’s upper division will qualify to the Major. For the first major, the distribution of the 18 slots will be as follows:

EU: Top 4
China: Top 4
SEA: Top 3
CIS: Top 3
NA: Top 2
SA: Top 2

Divisions:

The bottom two teams of the Upper Division in each Region will be relegated to the Lower Division, while the top two teams of the Lower Division will be promoted. The bottom two teams of the lower division will be eliminated from the league.

At the end of Season 1, the bottom two teams of the Upper Division in each Region were relegated to the Lower Division, while the top two teams of the Lower Division were promoted. The bottom two teams of the lower division were eliminated from the league and open qualifiers decided which are the two teams that will occupy those slots.

Upper-Division teams:

China

  • Invictus Gaming
  • PSG.LGD 
  • EHOME 
  • ViCi Gaming 
  • Elephant 
  • Team Aster
  • Sparkling Arrow Gaming
  • RNG

SEA

  • TNC Predator 
  • Fnatic 
  • T1 
  • BOOM esports 
  • Neon Esports
  • Execration
  • Lilgun
  • Omega Esports

Europe

  • Team Liquid 
  • OG 
  • Team Secret 
  • Team Nigma 
  • Alliance
  • Tundra Esports
  • hellbear smashers
  • Brame

CIS

  • Virtus.pro 
  • Na’Vi 
  • Team Spirit 
  • Live to Win 
  • EXTREMUM
  • Team Unique
  • PuckChamp
  • Winstrike Team 

North America

  • Quincy Crew 
  • Evil Geniuses 
  • 4Zoomers 
  • Pentace
  • undying
  • Black N Yellow
  • The Cut
  • Simply TOOBASED

South America

  • SG Esports 
  • Thunder Predator 
  • Infamous 
  • beastcoast 
  • No-Ping esports
  • Team Unknown
  • Infinity Esports
  • Hokori

Lower Division teams:

China

  • Team MagMa
  • LBZS
  • Phoenix Gaming
  • Xtreme Gaming
  • CDEC Gaming
  • Dragon
  • Xtreme Gaming
  • Aster.Aries
  • Demon Slayer

SEA

  • 496 Gaming
  • South Built Esports
  • Galaxy Racer
  • Omega Esports
  • Team Mystery
  • Army Geniuses
  • Cignal Ultra
  • Motivate.Trust Gaming
  • Team SMG

Europe

  • Vikin.gg
  • High Coast Esports
  • Hippomaniacs
  • No Bounty Hunters
  • Level Up
  • Creepwave
  • Team Bald Reborn
  • Ghost Frogs

CIS

  • Team Empire
  • No Techies
  • B8
  • HellRaisers
  • Prosti Esli
  • Fantastic Five
  • Trident Clan
  • Nemiga Gaming

North America

  • Wind and Rain
  • 5 Man Midas
  • Team DogChamp
  • Felt
  • Electronic Boys
  • Arkosh Gaming
  • D2 Hustlers
  • Pecado Squad Gaming

South America

  • Incubus Club
  • Crewmates
  • Inverse
  • Gorillaz-Pride
  • Binomistas
  • EgoBoys
  • Latam Defenders

Schedule:

Overall, the new schedule is as follows (All times Pacific Time). Be sure to keep an eye on the match-ticker and our tournament page for specific matchups each week. 
 

Upper Division

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
12AM   China SEA   China SEA China
3AM   China SEA SEA   SEA China
6AM         CIS   CIS
9AM   Europe Europe CIS CIS Europe CIS
12PM   Europe SA NA SA Europe NA
3PM   NA SA NA SA SA NA
6PM              

Lower Division

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
12PM China     SEA      
3AM SEA     CIS CIS   CIS
6AM CIS Europe Europe CIS   Europe  
9AM Europe     SA SA SA  
12PM SA NA Europe SA   NA  
3PM NA   NA     NA  
6PM              
9PM China SEA SEA China SEA China China

Tournament Organizers

The six regional leagues will be operated by the following tournament organizers. More information on qualifiers, broadcasting, show, and talent information for each region will come from the respective organizer within the next few days. 

Europe: Dreamhack
CIS: ESL
China: Perfect World
SEA: PGL
NA: BTS
SA: Dotapit

QuickPoll

Are you hyped for round 2?

Yes, of course
Thank you for voting!

Nah, I’m only interested in the Majors
Thank you for voting!

Cristy “Pandoradota2” Ramadani

Pandora is a behind the scenes Dota 2 professional Jack of All Trades. When not busy with Dota 2 work, she is out trying to save the world or baking cupcakes. Follow her on Twitter @pandoradota2

Coinsmart. Beste Bitcoin-Börse in Europa
Source: https://www.gosugamers.net/dota2/features/54223-one-stop-shop-dpc-2021-season2-guide

Continue Reading

Esports

New Silvanus skin bundle adds unique looks for Vandal, Phantom

Avatar

Published

on

Prepare your wallets! New Valorant skins are dropping soon. 

Riot Games has actively been delivering rip-roaring skins for Valorant weapons, but this new addition is in a league of its own. The serene yet spooky skin bundle has a novel theme that was earlier spotted in Winter Wunderland, released in Christmas holiday patch. 

The new skin bundle dubbed “Silvanus” will likely arrive before the upcoming map Breeze, currently being teased around Valorant’s existing locations. The bundle doesn’t exactly resonate with the map’s summer beach theme, instead hearkening to a haunted house.

The bundle looks quite similar to Winter Wunderland, Nebula, and Horizon skin line that featured a glass-like exterior, reflecting scenic images. Silvanus has a mysterious forest vibe plastered on the body with bluish nighttime hues flowing like water on top of forest art. While most players favor extravagant skin designs like Glitchpop or Elderflame, these glassy skins are equally appreciated by fans of minimalist weapon cosmetics. 

New Valorant skins have a spooky forest theme 

The developer has recently launched the Magepunk and Infantry skin bundle, but players wanted cosmetics for primary rifles like Vandal and Phantom. The Silvanus skin line will likely be a more popular skin bundle as it features skins for two of the most-used weapons in the game. 

Silvanus skins will be available for: 

  • Vandal
  • Phantom
  • Sheriff
  • Operator
  • Stinger

Since Silvanus doesn’t feature a skin for a knife or a melee, it will likely be released in the Deluxe tier, which should be good news for players. The Deluxe skin collections are easier on the pockets as players can get them for $49 worth of Valorant points. The entire bundle should be available in-store for the standard price of 4,750 Valorant points, which means one skin should cost 1,275 VP. Like Winter Wunderland, the skins may not be upgradeable or have fancy skin variants and animation upgrades. 

The skins will be available to buy for all Valorant players shortly after Magepunk rotates out. 

What’s the most expensive skin bundle in Valorant?

Valorant has stacks of skin, and their prices depend on the class or tier they are released in. Elderflame was unveiled as the first Ultra-edition skin and had a high price tag of $95, which translates to 9,900 Valorant points. The pricy bundle is undoubtedly worth the money for the fierce, dragon-like exterior, unique animations, and a fiery melee weapon.

Coinsmart. Beste Bitcoin-Börse in Europa
Source: https://win.gg/news/7878/new-silvanus-skin-bundle-adds-unique-looks-for-vandal-phantom

Continue Reading
Esports4 days ago

chessbae removed as moderator from Chess.com amid drama

Esports3 days ago

DreamHack Online Open Ft. Fortnite April Edition – How To Register, Format, Dates, Prize Pool & More

Esports4 days ago

Why did Twitch ban the word “obese” from its predictions?

Esports3 days ago

Hikaru Nakamura drops chessbae, apologizes for YouTube strike

Esports5 days ago

Dota 2: Team Nigma Completes Dota 2 Roster With iLTW

Fintech3 days ago

Australia’s Peppermint Innovation signs agreement with the Philippine’s leading micro-financial services provider

Esports4 days ago

Hikaru Nakamura accused of striking Eric Hansen’s YouTube channel

Esports4 days ago

Fortnite: Blatant Cheater Finishes Second In A Solo Cash Cup

Esports5 days ago

LoL: Blaber Named 2021 LCS Spring Split Honda MVP

Esports4 days ago

Twitch bans Adin Ross after ZIAS uses Homophobic slurs during his stream

Blockchain5 days ago

Bitcoin Kurs durchbricht 60.000 USD-Marke

Esports4 days ago

LoL: LCS MSS Lower Bracket Finals Recap- Team Liquid vs TSM

Esports4 days ago

The best way to play Hecarim in League of Legends season 11

Esports5 days ago

LoL: Rekkles Named 2021 LEC Spring Split MVP

Esports4 days ago

Broodmother reworked, Necronomicon removed in 7.29 update

Esports4 days ago

Atlanta FaZe advance to the Grand Finals at the Stage 2 Major by defeating Dallas

Esports4 days ago

Ludwig has announced when he’ll end his subathon Twitch stream

Esports3 days ago

Coven and Abomination highlight the new TFT Reckoning Traits

Blockchain5 days ago

Ethereum Preis erreicht neues Allzeithoch bei 2200 USD

Esports5 days ago

LoL: LEC 2021 Spring Lower Bracket Finals Recap- G2 Esports vs Rogue

Trending