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What does PogChamp mean?

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Twitch turned watching random players playing a game into an excellent entertainment source, and the chat section is one of the vital factors behind its success. Though past platforms before Twitch came to existence also had ways for viewers to communicate, none were successful when it came down to introducing the same level of authenticity.

Most frequent viewers will know that words may not be enough all the time to express feelings, and Twitch emotes have become the ultimate way to show appreciation, frustration, happiness, rage, or other emotions. Emotes evolved into one of the essentials of the overall Twitch chat experience, and not knowing what each emote means can be overwhelming for new viewers.

While each streamer will also have emotes of their own, which usually refer to insight jokes between their long-time viewers, there is a great chunk of emotes used on countless streams. Knowing what they mean can give you the headstart you need on your quest to become a regular on the chat.

What is the meaning of PogChamp on Twitch?

To understand what this picture of a man who looks like he’s shouting, we’ll need to dive into its history. The image belongs to a content creator named Ryan “Gootecks” Gutierrez while he was on a bloopers episode of his show Cross Counter in 2010. 

Gutierrez makes the iconic gesture as his cameraman bumps straight into a camera, and the moment gets immortalized in PogChamp. 

It’s quite similar to one of those looks you’d throw when your friend trips over a rock and suffers a light fall. You know you need to help, but it’s almost impossible to contain your shock and laughter. Just like its origin, PogChamp is used to express shock, surprise, excitement, or even disbelief. It basically means “I can’t believe that just happened” in the best way possible.

There are alternative uses of PogChamp as well. It can be used to hype up a word battle between two viewers or a viewer and a streamer. Throwing in a couple of PogChamps into the chat after one of the parties has a mic-dropping moment will show how invested you are in the situation and can even increase the heat of the moment.

Since excitement and surprise are two open-ended subjects, you can safely bust out the PogChamp emote whenever something excites you. You can use it to welcome surprise guests to the stream or show your appreciation for the shirt your favorite streamer decided to wear for the morning broadcast.

Source: https://dotesports.com/streaming/news/what-does-pogchamp-mean

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Obey Alliance upset British Hurricane, American Tornado take the gold in Overwatch Contenders November event

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The November tournament for Overwatch Contenders is all but wrapped, with both North America and Europe crowning new champions heading into the Gauntlet. 

For the European teams, overcoming the British Hurricane seemed all but impossible, as the London Spitfire Academy team won season one of 2020 Contenders and took the first four events for season two. But even after being knocked down in winners finals, Obey Alliance came back and claimed their first title. 

It wasn’t a pretty run. They nearly lost to Avoided in the first round and Sheer Cold in the losers finals, but Nikolai “Naga” Dereli and Denis “Lethal” Tari popped off. It was a full team effort, coming back from losers to 3-0 British Hurricane and prevent the season ywo sweep despite the close call. 

The same thing couldn’t be said in NA, where American Tornado, formerly known as Tier 2 Drama Alert Nation, nearly clean swept the entire playoffs. 

Adam “Dynasty” Elsheemy and the Revival crew gave them a good punch in round two, but it wasn’t enough to stop the run and Tornado avenged their loss from the October event. That single loss was the only game American Tornado dropped the entire event, going 11-1 to win their first tournament since rebranding away from Drama Alert. 

With season two of Contenders essentially done, the top teams in every region now turn their attention to The Gauntlet, which begins with the South American bracket on Dec. 4. North America, Europe, and Asia will all start competing on Dec. 10, with the top teams from EU and NA facing off in a pair of Atlantic Showmatches to close out the year.

Source: https://dotesports.com/overwatch/news/obey-alliance-upset-british-hurricane-american-tornado-take-the-gold-in-overwatch-contenders-november-event

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How to watch the PUBG Mobile Global Championship season zero

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The first PUBG Mobile Global Championship (PMGC) will kick-off on Nov. 24 with its league stage. Twenty-four teams are competing in the competition. The league stage will run until Dec. 20 with the top 16 teams qualifying for the PMGC Finals in early 2021.

The championship has a prize pool of $2 million—the largest in the history of PUBG Mobile esports for a single tournament (outside of China). The global championship is being played online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Some teams, however, who were encountering ping issues have traveled to Dubai, the United Arab Emirates to compete from there.

The PMGC is produced by ESL Gaming and sponsored by Qualcomm, Mountain Dew, and OnePlus.

Here is everything you need to know about the PMGC season zero.

Format

The PMGC has been split into two: the league stage and the finals.

PMGC League

The PMGC League will run for four weeks from Nov. 24 to Dec. 10. It has been further split into two: weekdays play and the Super Weekend.

Weekdays play

  • Weekdays play will happen on Tuesdays and Wednesdays of each of the four weeks.
  • The 24 teams have been split into three groups of eight teams each.
  • Two groups will compete at a time in a round-robin format.
  • Six matches will be played per day for a total of 12 matches each week.
  • The top 16 teams from the results of these two days will advance to the Super Weekend.
  • The scores of the weekdays play will reset every week.

Super Weekend

  • The Super Weekend will be played on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of each week.
  • The top 16 teams from that week’s weekdays play will play five matches per day for a total of 15 matches. The flow of maps each day will be as follows:
Match one Erangel
Match two Vikendi
Match three Miramar
Match four Sanhok
Match five Erangel
  • The results of the Super Weekend will give crucial championship points based on which the 16 teams in the PMGC Finals will be decided.

PMGC Finals

  • The top 16 teams from the four Super Weekends of the league stage will compete in the finals.
  • It will happen in January 2021.
  • No other information about the finals has been announced yet.

Teams

Directly invited

  • Bigetron RA (PMWL East champions)
  • Futbolist (PMWL West champions)

PMPL SEA Finals

The top five teams from the event have qualified.

  • Aerowolf Limax
  • Secret Jin
  • RRQ Athena
  • Power 888 KPS
  • Team Secret

PMPL Americas

The top four teams have qualified.

  • Loops Esports
  • The Unnamed
  • Execute Esports
  • A7 Esports

EMEA League

The top four teams have qualified.

  • Natus Vincere
  • Klas Game Esports
  • GODSENT
  • Konina Power

PMPL South Asia

The top three teams have qualified.

  • Abrupt Slayers
  • DRS Gaming
  • A1 Esports

PMSC Korea

  • ArCRESTART

PUBG Mobile Japan League

Wildcard Finals

  • Z3US Esports

Peace Elite League (PEL) China

The top two teams have qualified.

  • Four Angry Men
  • Nova Esports

Tournament host country

  • Elites United Team

Groups

The 24 teams have been split into three groups (A, B, and C) for the weekdays play.

Points Distribution

Here is the points distribution for the PMGC season zero. Each kill rewards one 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 PUBG Mobile Esports’ YouTube, Facebook, and Twitch channels. It will be livestreamed in multiple languages including English, Bahasa, Nepali, Hindi, Russian, Thai, Portuguese, Vietnamese, Mandarin, Spanish, Arabic, and Malay.

The stream will begin at 5am CT each day.

Source: https://dotesports.com/news/how-to-watch-the-pubg-mobile-global-championship-season-zero

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The best support builds in League of Legends’ 2021 preseason

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The recent item system rework in the League of Legends preseason has required players to learn the ropes of each archetype from scratch.

There are plenty of support champions viable thanks to some of the new items, so finding out the champ that best fits your playstyle shouldn’t be too hard. There’s no best-in-slot archetype right now with various playstyles and archetypes fitting better in certain compositions.

Here are some of the best preseason builds for the support role to help you win your games. We’ve included plenty of builds for various archetypes to help you decide which items to rush so you can dominate your games and get that sweet LP once season 11 starts.

Tank

Runes

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As a tanky support, you’re mostly focused on providing crowd control for your team while also being a beefy frontline to ensure they have the time to do damage. As a result, going for the Resolve tree is crucial to give you health and resists. The keystone rune taken is Aftershock, which will give you bonus armor and magic resist when you engage onto an opposing champion, making you difficult, if not impossible to kill during the first couple of seconds.

The secondary tree is much more flexible with some players going for the Legend: Tenacity in the Precision tree, while others prefer to pick up Inspiration for the Item Haste and Stopwatch instead.

Items

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A new core item for all supports has been introduced during the item rework. Stirring Wardstone is a 1,100-gold item that holds up to three control wards, making it a must-have in the long periods of the game when you need to have as many wards as possible on you.

Mobility Boots: These boots help you move around the map quickly and aid your side lanes or jungle when they need your help. They should be your primary goal unless there’s a lot of crowd control on the opposing team, which would force you to buy Mercury’s Treads instead.

Steel Shoulderguards: This tanky support item is a must-purchase as soon as you leave the base to ensure that you get the additional gold income, which is going to slowly upgrade your item to provide free stealth wards later on. If you have a lot of AP ratios, you can go for Relic Shield instead.

Locket of the Iron Solari: This is the best tank Mythic item for a support. It provides you and your allies a shield on a 90-second cooldown, which can be scaled down due to item haste. The new passive to give your allies armor and magic resist is great as well, ensuring your allies don’t get burst down by enemies who have a lot of lethality or magic penetration.

Knight’s Vow: While the item was slightly nerfed and no longer grants armor, it is still a great pickup to boost an ally from your team. The redirected damage can be a life-saver and can serve as the reason you might have won that last teamfight.

Zeke’s Convergence: Zeke’s Convergence has been slightly reworked to no longer be activated on ultimate. Instead, it is activated after you have immobilize a champion. It no longer has the area-of-effect slow, but the damage it does now is much higher, making it a worthwhile investment.

Stirring Wardstone: This new support item is a must-have in the later stages of the game. It increases your control ward limit, allowing you to have great vision coverage when you need to acquire late-game objectives such as Baron, Dragon Soul, or Elder Dragon.

AP utility

Runes

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As an AP utility-oriented support, you want to max out in runes on the utility effects and the Sorcery tree is best-fitted for that. It grants you access to the keystone Summon Aery which is a small shield or damaging effect depending on what you’re doing in the lane. Other notable runes are Manaflow Band and Transcendence to increase your mana cap and ability haste.

The secondary recommended tree is Inspiration for Biscuit Delivery and Cosmic Insight. The first one will give you additional sustain during the laning phase, while the second one will increase your overall item haste to ensure you can get a benefit from your itemization more often.

Items

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While the mid-game build looks mostly the same, the addition of Moonstone Renewer alongside Stirring Wardstone will force you to acquire both items if you want to be effective in the earlier or later stages of the game.

Ionian Boots of Lucidity: While there are some exceptions, you can never go wrong with these boots in this archetype. They’ll grant you ability haste, which you’ll be lacking from your other items.

Relic Shield: This is the best utility-oriented starting support item you can get. It heals your ally with each stack, allowing you to share lane income while also providing great sustain to your duo partner.

Moonstone Renewer: This is a new and interesting Mythic-tier item. It provides sustain on a low cooldown while also providing you with ability haste for each Legendary item in your inventory. During the combat, the sustain is increased up to 150 percent, which can be the deciding factor in a late-game teamfight.

Ardent’s Censer: Ardent’s Censer has been a core support item since its introduction to the game. It gives your ally attack speed on top of some on-hit damage. This is a great item to rush after you complete Moonstone Renewer.

Mikael’s Blessing: Targeted cleanse with a small mini-heal, the item went through a build-path rework but is still a requirement to get against champions who want to lock your carry down.

Stirring Wardstone: A requirement support item regardless of archetypes. It increases your control ward limit, allowing you to have great vision coverage in the later stages of the game where basing at the wrong time can cost you the game.

AP control/burst

Runes

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AP control or burst champions in the support positions aim to get Sorcery just like the utility-oriented champions to fix their mana and ability haste issues. But one key difference is the keystone Arcane Comet instead of Summon Aery. It helps you poke hard early on and zone enemies away from gold and experience.

The secondary tree is flexible, with either Domination or Inspiration being mostly preferred due to the additional ability power or item haste.

Items

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The build path has slightly changed following the item rework, giving you the possibility to acquire ability power items which deal maximum health percent damage to enemies early on.

Sorcerer’s Shoes: This is a great boots choice to increase your overall damage output.

Spellthief’s Edge: Spellthief’s Edge is the best burst or control support starting item. It allows you to do more damage during your small trades early on, forcing opponents to back more often. It converts into an upgraded version once you earn 500 gold with it, allowing you to put wards for your team as well.

Liandry’s Anguish: This is the Mythic item that you’ll be getting in most of your games. It doesn’t require you to invest in a lot of ability power to make yourself useful. This item deals percent maximum health damage, making you a huge threat against tanks throughout the entire game.

Demonic Embrace: This item is mostly aimed for battlemages, however, when combined with Liandry’s, anyone can benefit from it. It allows you to do maximum health percent damage per second twice, rendering most tanks useless against you.

Morellonomicon: This is a great anti-healing tool against all healing sources in the game currently. It is cheap and you can rush it early on if the enemy has a lot of healing-based champions such as Soraka or Nami who keep topping up their team’s health bars.

Stirring Wardstone: Stirring Wardstone is a required support item regardless of archetypes. It increases your control ward limit, allowing you to have great vision coverage and help your team control the late-game objectives.

AD

Runes

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AD champions have a place in the bottom lane as well. The most notorious AD support champions are Pantheon, Pyke, and Senna. While Senna is special in most aspects and has a strange build which focuses on picking Glacial Augment as the keystone, both Pyke and Pantheon aim to get the maximum damage benefit from Precision and Domination.

Press the Attack is the keystone taken to ensure that you have a lot of damage early on to zone out enemies when they try to go for creep kills. The secondary tree is Domination with an aim to get Cheap Shot for the additional damage early on and Relentless Hunter for additional movement speed to roam easier on the map.

Items

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Boots of Mobility: These are the best boots to ensure that you can move swiftly around and gank side laners or invade the enemy jungler. If the enemy has a lot of crowd control, go for Mercury’s Treads instead.

Spectral Sickle: As an offensive AD starting support item, this item allows you to do a lot of additional poke damage during your early trades.

Eclipse: The Mythic item you should be aiming to acquire, Eclipse has a great effect allowing you to kill tanks due to the maximum health percent damage done.

Umbral Glaive: This item was and remained strong. It allows you to completely nullify the vision around an objective, forcing the enemy champions to walk into fog of war.

Stirring Wardstone: While in the past, you’d aim to get as much damage as possible on offensive supports, now you have to invest into this item to ensure you have enough vision coverage in the later stages of the game.


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Source: https://dotesports.com/league-of-legends/news/the-best-support-builds-in-league-of-legends-2021-preseason

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Third episode of PUBG Mobile Esports’ documentary series will premiere on Nov. 26

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Tencent will be releasing episode three of its eight-part PUBG Mobile Esports documentary series Between the Battlegrounds on Nov. 26. The episode is called “Be Patient” and will feature former Cloud9 players Sergey “ADERR” Pomerantsev and Jack “Beowulf” Schultz.

Russian player ADERR, who made his way to North America to play for the team, represented the org throughout the 2020 season. Beowulf, on the other hand, has been playing for Cloud9 for the past year, even winning the 2019 PUBG Mobile Club Open (PMCO) fall split in North America.

In 2020, they placed fourth in the first season of the PUBG Mobile Pro League (PMPL) Americas. They had a good showing at the PUBG Mobile World League (PMWL) West season zero as well, again securing the fourth place.

In the second season of the PMPL Americas, Cloud9 with ADERR and Beowulf finished at fifth place, narrowly missing out on qualifying for the $2 million PUBG Mobile Global Championship (PMGC) season zero.

The documentary will likely track the two players as they compete through one of these tournaments. It will be released on Nov. 26 at 8:30am CT.

After the PMPL Americas season two, Cloud9 announced that it was leaving the PUBG Mobile scene. While ADERR has found a new home with Ukrainian esports team Natus Vincere, Beowulf is still a free agent.

The past two episodes of Between the Battlegrounds were released in July and August, respectively. The first episode featured popular Southeast Asian players Made Bagas “Zuxxy” Pramudita, Made Bagus “Luxxy” Prabaswara, Aekachai “MADTOI” Areesanan, and Tinnapop “MARTIN” Benjawong.

The second episode, called “Be Resilient,” showed MADTOI, MARTIN, and Ariezky “RensKy” Haridjaya.

Source: https://dotesports.com/news/third-episode-of-pubg-mobile-esports-documentary-series-will-premiere-on-nov-26

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