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Hundreds of Twitch partners have received DMCA takedown warnings

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Twitch has issued DMCA takedown warnings to many of its partners following an update to its content control for licensed music on the platform.

Esports insider Rod “Slasher” Breslau shared the opening paragraph of an email sent to a partner where their channel had been subject to a DMCA takedown notification and that the content would be removed. The email said there would be no way for the partner to fight the claim and that the notification would only serve as a warning to encourage the user to learn about copyright law and the tools available to manage the content on their channel.

Streamers are understandably upset with the news, saying they should be provided a reason for the ban and what specific clips or media are violating the terms and conditions. Many of these streamers fear that Twitch will move to delete their VODs due to music they had played, simiarly to what happened earlier in the year during the first wave of DMCA violations.

This influx of takedown warnings comes just after Twitch announced the open beta testing for Soundtrack, its music streaming service. This tool is made for streamers to listen to music that has been previously cleared for use by Twitch and will not result in them receiving a DMCA strike.

Early users have reported that the tool still mutes the sound on their VODs regardless of Soundtrack, however.

Source: https://dotesports.com/streaming/news/hundreds-of-twitch-partners-have-received-dmca-takedown-warnings

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NiP announce “Path of a Ninja” talent program

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NiP has unveiled its talent program which will work on scouting, recruiting, and supporting a new generation of players together with the Swedish CS:GO tournament series Elitserien. After each season of Elitserien, two to three players that stand out will be added to the “Path of a Ninja” program, which aims to lower the gap between grassroots and professional CS:GO.

The players will be selected by a jury featuring Potti, a member of the original Ninjas in Pyjamas team and co-founder of the organization, as well as the team’s current coach Björn “⁠THREAT⁠” Pers, their COO Jonas Gundersen, and Area Academy’s Frederik “⁠JAEGARN⁠” Andersson.

THREAT will help select the players for the talent program

Jonas Gundersen, NiP‘s Chief Operating Officer and a former CS 1.6 professional himself, sees the benefits of academy teams and six-player rosters, but points out there is a step before that which their project aims to help with: “We see the need to support the underlying ecosystem and provide ways into a potential academy team in the future”.

Potti, the CEO of the company behind the Elitserien, Area Academy, adds that this project feels like “a full circle” as “the reason we became so successful during my first session in NIP 20 years ago is because we picked up young talents who we saw huge potential in”.

The Svenska Elitserien Fall 2020 season will conclude the upcoming weekend, with four teams still in competition, including Max “⁠quix⁠” Lindkvist‘s Lilmix and DreamHack Open November attendees flowskola.

NiP‘s project makes them the latest Nordic organization to put emphasis on nurturing young talent. North have unveiled their long-term talent development strategy and partnership with Danish team AGF in September, while Astralis followed by launching their development program in November.

Source: https://www.hltv.org/news/30759/nip-announce-path-of-a-ninja-talent-program

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Valve releases Operation Broken Fang; adds premier matchmaking, ping system

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The tenth operation for CS:GO, titled Operation Broken Fang, brings gameplay updates for all players as well as special features for those that opt to purchase the operation pass.

The dynamic ping system added to the game is the biggest gameplay update, as the new feature will allow players to mark where they spotted an enemy or where they want to move through a quick chat wheel.

Ancient is one of the newly added maps

The update that came as a part of the operation also brought seven new maps, including Ancient, Engage, and Apollo, that were added to the Scrimmage mode. From the existing maps, Cache has been updated, with excessive details removed, according to the patch notes.

For operation pass holders, the Broken Fang Premier matchmaking feature will be available, where a map veto phase will lead up to the match. Operation Broken Fang also brings a new set of weekly missions, a stats page, as well as agents, weapon collections, stickers, and patches.

Release notes for 12/3/2020:

[OPERATION BROKEN FANG]
— Introducing Operation Broken Fang, featuring new game modes like Broken Fang Premier and Retakes, stats page, agents, weapon collections, missions, maps, and more!
— For more details visit www.counter-strike.net/brokenfang

[ GAMEPLAY ]
— Added Broken Fang Premier Mode.
— Added Retakes game mode.
— Added dynamic ping system to more game modes.
— Added new customizable chat wheel feature.
— Chat wheel can be customized under Keyboard/Mouse > Chat Wheel Keys options.

[ MAPS ]
— Added Ancient, Engage, and Apollo to Scrimmage, Casual and Deathmatch game modes.
— Added Frostbite to Danger Zone game mode.
— Added Guard and Elysion to Wingman game mode.
— Removed Mutiny and Swamp.

Cache:
— Removed excessive details.
— Generally smoothed visual experience.
— Visual clarity improvements for very low resolution users.
— Minor tweaks. (Thanks hzx_fps!)
— Mild optimizations at the A Bombsite and Mid.
— Finishing visual touches.

Source: https://www.hltv.org/news/30758/valve-releases-operation-broken-fang-adds-premier-matchmaking-ping-system

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European Development Championship 1 Fantasy game live

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The first season of the European Development Championship will take place from December 7-20, with 16 teams kicking the tournament off in four GSL groups to determine the eight sides that will progress to the single-elimination playoffs.

Three top 30 teams in forZe, Espada and Endpoint will be competing at the $30,000 event, with the likes of sAw, Movistar Riders and Copenhagen Flames also in attendance.

Movistar Riders’ players all come in at affordable prices

Users will have the option to choose from an array of players to fill their five slots. Abdul “⁠degster⁠” Gasanov ($247,000), Bogdan “⁠xsepower⁠” Chernikov ($227,000) and Ilya “⁠m0NESY⁠” Osipov ($225,000) come in as some of the most expensive assets, while HereticsTimothée “⁠DEVIL⁠” Démolon can be picked up for $150,000 for those strapped for cash.

The Fantasy users playing in the HLTV x Parimatch league will have a chance to win the following prizes:

1. Shadow Daggers | Crimson Web (Field-Tested)
2. AWP | Asiimov (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.

Source: https://www.hltv.org/news/30757/european-development-championship-1-fantasy-game-live

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fnatic take down MIBR; to face Virtus.pro in Flashpoint 2 upper bracket final

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A series with two quite different maps took place in the Flashpoint 2 upper bracket semi-final match between fnatic and MIBR, with the Swedes fighting back time after time to secure their map pick, 25-21, and then trouncing the Brazilians 16-4 on their own map pick, Vertigo.

The result sees fnatic reach the upper bracket final where they will face Dzhami “⁠Jame⁠” Ali‘s Virtus.pro, who took down BIG in their semi-final match. MIBR, who were fined by Flashpoint for a “breach of competitive integrity” shortly before the match, have dropped to the lower bracket where they will take on MAD Lions in an elimination game.

JW and KRIMZ caused issues for MIBR on both maps

Overpass was a highly contested map from the start, albeit fnatic‘s run to take the 5-4 lead on the Terrorist side did show some promise. However, MIBR pulled it back to keep the score close, 8-7 for the half, before Leonardo “⁠leo_drk⁠” Oliveira stepped up to the plate to push his team into the lead at 12-11.

The Brazilians looked to have the upper hand as the end of regulation neared, but Jesper “⁠JW⁠” Wecksell and Freddy “⁠KRIMZ⁠” Johansson pulled off heroics as the last seven rounds were traded back and forth. Going into overtime, MIBR were again on the edge of victory, but failed to close on a number of map points which fnatic capitalized on to steal away Overpass, 25-21.

Vertigo, a go-to map for MIBR since the new lineup came together, looked anything but comfortable for Vito “⁠kNgV-⁠” Giuseppe and co. in this match. The Brazilians started on the back foot after the disappointing Overpass loss and struggled to shut down JW, who pushed his team to an 8-1 lead swiftly. Not much changed after MIBR got their second round on the T side, as Lucas “⁠LUCAS1⁠” Teles‘s clutch attempt in the followup was denied by Robin “⁠flusha⁠” Rönnquist. fnatic continued their reign on Vertigo for a convincing victory, 16-4.

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Source: https://www.hltv.org/news/30755/fnatic-take-down-mibr-to-face-virtuspro-in-flashpoint-2-upper-bracket-final

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