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New York Subliners take down Atlanta FaZe in HyDra’s Call of Duty League debut

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Fans of competitive Call of Duty have been patiently waiting for HyDra to make his professional debut this year. And today, the French phenom officially started his Call of Duty League career with an exclamation point.

HyDra and the Subliners beat the Atlanta FaZe 3-2 today in their first match of Stage Three group play in the 2021 Call of Duty League season.

Related: Group play results for Stage 3 of 2021 Call of Duty League

New York were coming into this match following a disappointing performance at the Stage Two Major where they failed to win a single map. This prompted the team to bring the highly touted prospect HyDra into the starting lineup to replace Diamondcon, another rookie. And the 19-year-old immediately made an impact on the map for the Subliners by helping them defeat the Stage One champions and Stage Two runners-up, Atlanta.

The Subliners kicked off today’s series with a hard-fought 250-211 victory on Garrison Hardpoint. Clayster led New York with 33 kills, but HyDra was right behind him with 31 in his first official CDL map.

Atlanta responded by taking Express Search and Destroy 6-3 and Garrison Control 3-2 to go up 2-1 in the series. HyDra didn’t exactly stand out in either loss for New York, going 3/7 in map two and 24/23 in map three.

With their backs against the wall, the Subliners won another close Hardpoint (Apocalypse 250-241) to force a decisive fifth map. Asim had the most kills for New York this time with 23, while HyDra went 22/18.

And then on map five, Raid Search and Destroy, New York overcame a 3-0 and 5-3 lead from Atlanta to earn the 6-5 victory and 3-2 series win. Mack led the lobby with 10 kills and HyDra produced a 5/6 scoreline.

It’s still early in Stage Three group play, but this is a big win for New York—especially with a revamped roster. New York (1-0) will play against the London Royal Ravens and Seattle Surge next week, while Atlanta (0-1) will take on the Los Angeles Thieves and London.

There’s still one more match to be played today in the Call of Duty League. The first week of Stage Three group play will conclude with a showdown between the Toronto Ultra and Dallas Empire. You can watch FeLo make his debut for the Empire right now on the official Call of Duty League YouTube channel.

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Source: https://dotesports.com/call-of-duty/news/ny-subliners-take-down-atl-faze-hydra-cdl-debut

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Riot Games drops VALORANT ranked queue hotfix to ‘tighten matchmaking skill’

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Riot Games has announced a surprise update for VALORANT players that is supposed to slightly change how matchmaking in competitive queues works.

There are no specific patch notes to go along with this announcement. Riot only confirmed that some form of changes had been implemented. 

“Surprise Competitive update,” Riot said. “We just rolled out some tweaks to Ranked queue that should tighten matchmaking skill. Fair warning that you may see a slight increase to queue times.”

The update, which is going live now, is set to change the ranked matchmaking system in an attempt to get players more matches with players that are around their own skill level. The increased wait times will be the tradeoff, since the game will likely be digging through more data to try and more accurately create skill-based lobbies. 

Additional competitive updates will continue to roll out as Riot makes changes and tries to improve the matchmaking experience. The next big change will likely be included in a larger patch rather than as a hotfix the developers are testing. 

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Source: https://dotesports.com/valorant/news/riot-games-drops-valorant-ranked-queue-hotfix-to-tighten-matchmaking-skill

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Evil Geniuses become first team to qualify for The International 10

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Evil Geniuses has locked in a spot at The International 10 after defeating Undying to secure a minimum placement of third in the second season of the 2021 Dota Pro Circuit’s North American regional league. 

With the team’s first-place finish in the first season, finishing second at the ONE Esports Singapore Major, and locking in at least an additional 200 DPC points from the regional league, EG has surpassed the threshold to qualify for TI. Currently, the top NA team sits at 1,150 DPC points because the rankings are only taking into account the team’s guaranteed points. Overall, EG is 5-0 and have yet to drop a single game. 

Even if they don’t make the Major, which seems unlikely now that they hold the tiebreaker over Undying, they would still be heading to the biggest stage in Dota 2 come August. 

The deciding game for NA as a region will take place on May 16, when EG and Quincy Crew face off. Both teams are undefeated and the winner of that series will almost guarantee themselves a spot at the next Major. 

It is very likely Invictus Gaming qualifies for TI before the Major, while Virtus.pro and Team Secret are almost guaranteed a spot as long as they earn some additional DPC points before the end of the regular season. 

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Source: https://dotesports.com/dota-2/news/evil-geniuses-become-first-team-to-qualify-for-the-international-10

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Valorant Error Code VAN 81: How to Fix

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Having trouble with the VAN 81 error code?
Having trouble with the VAN 81 error code?

The VAN 81 Error Code in Valorant has been appearing lately for some players, preventing them from logging in and playing. Many fans are wondering what this error code means specifically, and how they can resolve it, in order to get back to their favorite Agents and maps. Here’s what the VAN 81 error code means, and some solutions you can use.

The VAN 81 error code is a connection-related issue, and the provided text with the error code asks players to “relaunch client to reconnect.” So, let’s try that first. If you restart the Valorant client, and don’t encounter the VAN 81 error code, then congratulations. Of course, if it stills rears its ugly head, then you’ll have to take further steps. On a list detailing the specific error codes in Valorant, one solution listed is restarting both the game client and your PC.

If the error code is still encountered, then the guide suggests uninstalling both Riot Vanguard, the anti-cheat software, and Valorant, then reinstalling both. The fresh install of both of these has shown to been somewhat effective for players who are still encountering the VAN 81 code after restarting their PC.

After all of that, if you are still encountering the VAN 81 error code, then you’re best solution is submitting a support ticket to Riot Games Support, and hoping that the support team will have better luck resolving the error code.

Connection-related issues like this are always problematic, and can definitely be frustrating, so having patience with this process and the support team is absolutely recommended.

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Source: https://www.dbltap.com/posts/valorant-error-code-van-81-how-to-fix-01f5km7aw4r8?utm_source=RSS

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Ninja claims he once made $5 million in a month from Fortnite Support-A-Creator Code

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Since Fortnite’s release in 2017, Ninja has remained as one of the top streamers in the world. And according to him, his status helped him rake in a lot of money with the game’s Support-A-Creator Code.

During his first Fortnite stream in a while, Ninja claimed that he once made $5 million in a month using the code program, which helps creators earn 5 percent of supporters’ in-game purchases. At his peak, Ninja had thousands and thousands of viewers, and had become arguably the most well-known gamer in the world.

“I think the most I’ve ever made in a month off the creator code was like $5 mil,” Ninja said. “I’m not joking.”

Until recently, Ninja owned the record for most concurrent Twitch subscribers with more than 269,000 subs in April 2018. Back then, Ninja also broke the platform’s concurrent viewership record for an individual when he, Drake, and NFL star JuJu Smith-Schuster played Fortnite together and garnered more than 600,000 viewers.

After a short-lived run with Mixer, which reportedly included an initial $50 million exclusivity deal and a $30 million buyout when the site shut down, Ninja returned to Twitch. He now has more than 4,000 subscribers despite streaming only a few times in the last few weeks.

It remains to be seen if Ninja will continue to play Fortnite on stream more, but it could be a lucrative decision if he chooses to do so.

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Source: https://dotesports.com/fortnite/news/ninja-claims-he-once-made-5-million-in-a-month-from-fortnite-support-a-creator-code

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