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PentanetGG become first OCE team to make it out of a group stage at an international League event

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After an amazing tiebreaker game against Unicorns of Love today, PentanetGG have earned themselves a spot in the rumble stage at the 2021 Mid-Season Invitational. The team has also made League of Legends history by becoming the first team from Oceania to make it out of the group stage at an international tournament.

The OCE region has always been considered an underdog whenever its representatives attended international events, and were usually eliminated during the play-ins or group stage. Their chances at success were also hampered even further when Riot Games shut down the Oceanic Pro League, which saw multiple top players and coaches leave the region as well.

As a result, Pentanet were labeled an even greater underdog, since their region had gone through so much over the past year. And yet, this team was determined to earn their spot among the best at the tournament.

Although they failed to take a game off of China’s Royal Never Give Up, they still had to play against Unicorns of Love in an unofficial best-of-five today, which came down to their final match. The flexible roster broke out a ton of unique picks on their way, including Zed and Karthus jungle. The team only needed a bit of time to adapt to get comfortable with how they wanted to play the game, according to the team’s jungler Jackson “Pabu” Pavone.

“All the boys played more confidently through the games as we ramped up,” Pentanet jungler Pabu said in a post-game interview. “Our engages were faster, we started getting things going, we took fights on our terms, and they would always make mistakes with positioning. So we punished them, and we had some better drafts coming into the later side.”

Now, they must batten down the hatches and prepare, because the rumble stage is right around the corner. There, they’ll finally get to face off against the rest of the competition. Names like DWG KIA, MAD Lions, and Cloud9 are all big-name rosters that this fiery squad could meet, so they’ll need to prepare quickly before the next stage starts on Friday, May 14.


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Source: https://dotesports.com/league-of-legends/news/pentanetgg-become-first-oce-team-to-make-it-out-of-a-group-stage-at-an-international-league-event

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Dignitas benches Dardoch, promotes Akaadian to LCS starting jungler

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Dignitas, who lost to last-place Golden Guardians tonight, have benched Dardoch and will insert Akaadian into the lineup as the team’s jungler for their match tomorrow against TSM.

With the loss to GG, a team that have won three of their six matches this season during the first three weeks of the LCS Summer Split, Dignitas are now 3-4 in the split and 14-11 overall. The team began the split with two consecutive wins before losing to 100 Thieves and Team Liquid. DIG rebounded with a victory against Immortals before suffering a quick loss to Cloud9 to end the second week of competition.

Although the loss is a blow to the team, they still are in control of fifth place in the 10-team league. They remain one game ahead of EG and four games ahead of seventh-place Immortals, which should give DIG fans more comfort for the team’s chances to qualify for the 2021 LCS Championship, which accepts the top eight teams come August.

In tonight’s loss to the Guardians, Dardoch, who played Rumble against Iconic’s Diana, finished the 35-minute game with a 4/4/8 scoreline and 2,000 gold behind Iconic. Among LCS junglers, Dardoch ranks first in kill participation, kill share, and gold share so far in the Summer Split. He ranks sixth in the league in K/DA.

Akaadian has played exclusively for Dignitas’ Academy League team for the past year. He last played in the LCS on June 28, 2020, when Dignitas lost to Evil Geniuses. He was replaced by Dardoch, who joined the team after a tumultuous split from TSM in which TSM president Leena Xu was overheard saying “no one [wanted] to pick up” Dardoch.

Dignitas play TSM tomorrow at 6pm CT in an important match for both teams. A win for Dignitas could stablize the team for the time being, while TSM, who are tied for first place, could gain full control over the top spot in the league with a win and C9 loss to Immortals.

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Source: https://dotesports.com/league-of-legends/news/dignitas-benches-dardoch-promotes-akaadian-to-lcs-starting-jungler

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Shiny Yanma Pokémon GO: How to Catch

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"If you’re lucky, you might find a Shiny Yanma!"

“If you’re lucky, you might find a Shiny Yanma!” / Photo courtesy of Niantic

The Shiny Yanma in Pokémon GO is one that many trainers have their sights set on catching at the moment thanks to the brand new Summer Solstice event.

“To celebrate the days getting longer in one hemisphere and the nights following suit in the other, Pokémon GO’s solstice-themed event has returned. Depending on which hemisphere of the world trainers are playing in, they’ll be able to encounter and catch different Pokémon during the event.”

Shiny Yanma has been catchable for a while, but now it will be easier during the event.

As mentioned above, the specific Pokémon that trainers will be able to catch depends on what hemisphere they’re located in.

At the moment, Shiny Yanmas can only encountered in the wild by trainers in the northern hemisphere, along with Chimchar, Summer Form Deerling and more.

On the other hand, trainers in the southern hemisphere will have the opportunity to encounter Pokémon such as Snorunt, Snover, Winter Form Deerling.

Globally, all trainers will be able to encounter Lunatone, Solrock, Spheal and more in the wild.

Of course, actually finding a Shiny Yanma will take a lot of patience and luck, but at least trainers will now know if they have a chance in the first place.

The Summer Solstice event ends Sunday, June 20 at 8 p.m. local time.

For more on Pokémon GO, feel free to check out our guide on how to catch a Shiny Lunatone.

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Results for the PMPL Americas Championship season 1

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The inaugural season of the PUBG Mobile Pro League (PMPL) Americas Championship is here. From June 17 to 20, 16 teams from North and South America will be competing for a share of the $150,000 prize pool.

The teams will play six matches per day for 24 total matches on Erangel, Miramar, and Sanhok to decide the champions. You can watch the competition live on the official PUBG Mobile Esports YouTubeFacebook, and Twitch channels. 

Here are the overall standings and the scoreboard per match of the PMPL Americas Championship season one. The scores are being updated daily.

Overall Standings

Here are the overall standings after 11 matches. 

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Screengrab via PUBG Mobile Esports

Scoreboard per match

June 18 (Friday)

Match one: Erangel

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Screengrab via PUBG Mobile Esports

Match two: Miramar

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Screengrab via PUBG Mobile Esports

Match three: Sanhok

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Screengrab via PUBG Mobile Esports

Match four: Erangel

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Screengrab via PUBG Mobile Esports

Match five: Miramar

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Screengrab via PUBG Mobile Esports

Match six: Erangel

Match is in progress.

June 17 (Thursday)

Match one: Erangel

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Screengrab via PUBG Mobile Esports

Match two: Sanhok

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Screengrab via PUBG Mobile Esports

Match three: Miramar

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Screengrab via PUBG Mobile Esports

Match four: Erangel

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Screengrab via PUBG Mobile Esports

Match five: Sanhok

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Screengrab via PUBG Mobile Esports

Match six: Erangel

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Source: https://dotesports.com/news/results-for-the-pmpl-americas-championship-season-1

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Is Naraka: Bladepoint free-to-play?

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Naraka: Bladepoint is a new battle royale game that will have 60 players running and jumping around with gameplay that mixes martial arts, melee and ranged weapons, and various movement options. 

The game, which is the first project from Chinese developer 24 Entertainment, has been running beta tests throughout the year and will finally be released on Steam and the Epic Games Store on Aug. 12. 

Even though the beta tests were open for almost anyone to try on Steam, the actual launch version of Bladepoint will be a premium release, with the base version of the game going for $20. 

If you want additional items and bonuses, like exclusive costumes, Tidal Crates, and weapons skins, you can also grab the Deluxe or Ultimate editions of the game for $34.99 or $49.99, respectively. And if you pre-order the game before launch, you can get bonus items. 

The game is currently up for pre-order on Steam, Epic, and directly from the Naraka: Bladepoint website.

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