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Teamfight Tactics Set 6 Gizmos & Gadgets key info revealed: Chibi Champions Little Legends added, plus new TFT ‘Double Up’ duos mode, items, team comps and traits including Mutants

Details of Teamfight Tactics (TFT) Set 6 – Gizmos & Gadgets – have been revealed this morning, with a host of changes being introduced to Riot’s auto battler game. Gizmos & Gadgets comes to the PBE (Public Beta Environment) on October 19th 2021, then goes live on November 3rd in patch 11.22, when the Gizmos & Gadgets Pass will be available later that day. Chibi Champions: RP cost, characters and release date Riot Games has added Chibi Champions to TFT – these are cutesy Funko Pop-style versions of Little Legends, but ones that are based on actual champions from the…

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Simpkins sails back to esports: Ex-Barrage MD returns with new role at UK org Resolve – exclusive video interview

Five months ago, UK esports organisation Resolve acquired fellow UK side Barrage, and in doing so, Barrage owner and MD Jeff Simpkins took a well-earned break from esports. In late September, Resolve founder Ilias ‘Rai’ Pajoheshfar announced he was stepping back from esports for the foreseeable future, though he remains an owner and shareholder of the org. In an unexpected turn of events, Jeff has now joined Resolve as operations director, heading up esports operations for the brand that acquired his old org. Continue reading Simpkins sails back to esports: Ex-Barrage MD returns with new role at UK org Resolve –…

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New World launch day: devs respond to login queues and server complaints as game reaches more than 660,000 concurrent players and nears 1m Twitch viewers

New World – the MMO from Amazon Games – has launched today and it’s attracted a high level of interest from the games community in the UK and beyond. New World currently has 665,000 concurrent PC players on Steam at the time of writing (5.20pm) according to the New World SteamDB page, and this is taking its load on the game. Many users have reported long login queues on social media, with some as long as tens of thousands and wait times longer than ten hours. Continue reading New World launch day: devs respond to login queues and server complaints…

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With new LoL champion Vex, the Gloomy Mage, Riot asks the question: ‘Can you make a MOBA champ that doesn’t want to be a MOBA champ?’ (abilities, skins & info roundup)

Vex: The Gloomy Mage is the latest League of Legends champion to be revealed, and she’s playable on live servers this month. Vex is a mid-lane mage, ‘who hates sunshine, happiness and champions who dash all over Summoner’s Rift’. She is the first new Yordle character since 2016 and will launch alongside her Dawnbringer Vex skin on September 23rd during patch 11.19. Vex, the Gloomist, was first revealed during the recent Sentinels of Light event. Continue reading With new LoL champion Vex, the Gloomy Mage, Riot asks the question: ‘Can you make a MOBA champ that doesn’t want to be…

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New Rix.GG CEO appointed as Jamie Lewis steps down

UK esports organisation Rix.GG, a subsidiary of X1 Esports and Entertainment, has announced that Jan ‘Careion’ Hoffmann has been promoted to CEO. Careion, the former head of team operations at Fnatic who has also worked as a pro player and coach in the past, joined Rix.GG as COO towards the start of the year. His promotion comes as Rix.GG CEO and founder, Jamie Lewis, steps down as CEO. He founded Rix during the UK’s first lockdown in July 2020 and will now explore new ventures in business and marketing, while remaining a shareholder of the org. Continue reading New Rix.GG CEO…

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Pentakill’s third album Lost Chapter drops in September, Riot reveals album art and release date for latest League of Legends metal music record

“Now listen, fellow warriors, I ask you: Should my campaign come to an end?” The answer is no. Riot Games has revealed the release date for a new Pentakill album, a collection of original music themed around League of Legends. The third Pentakill album – titled Lost Chapter – will release on Apple Music, Spotify and Deezer on September 8th 2021. It’s the first new Pentakill record in four years, following the launch of ‘II: Grasp of the Undying’ in 2017 and the original album ‘Pentakill’ in 2014. Continue reading Pentakill’s third album Lost Chapter drops in September, Riot reveals…

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New UK esports org Division 6ix offers annual ‘Season Pass’ granting members access to coaching and events, has plans to expand across Europe, Asia and America

Division 6ix, a new London-based esports organisation, is promoting a £20-a-year ‘Season Pass’ which gives its members access to several benefits. The Division 6ix Season Pass provides options for ‘regular professional coaching sessions, exclusive premium membership events, priority access to limited UK esports tournaments and early access to some of Division 6ix’s upcoming projects’. Division 6ix promises the Academy Season Pass will also be tailored to each of its members, depending on their game of choice and interests. Continue reading New UK esports org Division 6ix offers annual ‘Season Pass’ granting members access to coaching and events, has plans to…

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Akshan, the Rogue Sentinel: New League of Legends champion revealed with role, backstory, skins and abilities detailed

Riot Games has revealed League of Legends champion today – an AD marksman known as Akshan, the Rogue Sentinel. It looks like Akshan has been built as an AD assassin mid-laner, but there’s been talk on social media of players using him as an AD bot-laner. He arrives in-game on July 22nd 2021 via Patch 11.15. Riot described him as ‘a Sentinel of Light who swings into battle wielding an ancient weapon of tremendous power’ – a gun that also has a grappling hook and boomerang. Continue reading Akshan, the Rogue Sentinel: New League of Legends champion revealed with role,…

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Excel to open new London HQ close to local rivals Fnatic after securing £17m in funding

UK-based esports organisation Excel Esports will become the new neighbours of local rivals Fnatic after announcing a new HQ in Shoreditch, London, as well as £17m in funding. This new office will open later this summer and serve as an addition to Excel Esports’ Twickenham Stadium training facilities and Berlin-based player training facilities, which will continue to be used by the org. Excel also has plans to ‘launch its operations into other new territories’. Continue reading Excel to open new London HQ close to local rivals Fnatic after securing £17m in funding

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Team BDS acquires Schalke 04’s LEC slot for €26.5m, Schalke’s head of esports says: ‘I’m sad and proud at the same time to confirm a landmark deal for European esports and football. It hurts because you’ve poured your heart into it’

It’s been rumoured for a little while now and today it’s been confirmed – Swiss esports organisation Team BDS has acquired Schalke 04’s LEC slot for €26.5m. The deal has been announced after a five-month process, and will see BDS – which competes in games like Rocket League and Rainbow Six – operate in the LEC from the 2022 Spring Season. BDS also has a League of Legends team in the French LFL, which will continue as usual. Continue reading Team BDS acquires Schalke 04’s LEC slot for €26.5m, Schalke’s head of esports says: ‘I’m sad and proud at the…

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Excel Esports hints at new London HQ in partner reveal

UK esports organisation Excel Esports is getting another ‘exciting London HQ’, separate to the Excel training facilities at Twickenham Stadium. The hint was made during a partnership announcement with AndaSeat, which has become the official gaming chair supplier for Excel’s LEC team and BTXL team in the NLC. AndaSeat chairs and gaming desks will be provided for Excel’s training facilities at Twickenham, its LEC Berlin gaming house and ‘another exciting London HQ that will be revealed soon’, and will help support the players’ training regimes. Continue reading Excel Esports hints at new London HQ in partner reveal

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The Last Campfire update adds 20% more puzzles, higher framerate, more

By Stephany Nunneley 10 April 2021 15:26 GMT Hello Games has released an update for its exploration-puzzler, The Last Campfire.In The Last Campfire update, you can expect 20% more puzzles, and the ability to replay any of the puzzles at any time. Watch on YouTubeYou can also read the Wanderer’s diary, and will find multiple improvements to performance across all platforms. Expect improved controller support, new Mac support, higher framerate, and lots of quality-of-life improvements.The Last Campfire tells the story of Ember, who’s lost his way in the game’s world. As you explore the world, there will be other lost…

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The Last of Us remake for PS5 is reportedly in the works at Sony

By Stephany Nunneley 9 April 2021 17:21 GMT Sony has a remake of The Last of Us in the works for PS5, according to a report. The Bloomberg report states Visual Arts Service Group was working on The Last of Us remake, and that work began around 2018. According to Bloomberg, the project was eventually handed over to Naughty Dog.Watch on YouTubeAccording, to the report, Michael Mumbauer’s group almost made an Uncharted remake instead, but the idea was canned when Sony realized it would be too expensive to make, especially with added design work. Instead, the team started work on…

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Sony giving away Ratchet & Clank in March as Play At Home returns

By Alex Calvin, Tuesday, 23 February 2021 17:52 GMT Download Insomniac’s platformer and score 90 extra days of access of streaming services Funimation or Wakanim. Sony has brought its Play At Home initiative back for a second year.The PlayStation maker said in a blog post that it is giving away 2016’s Ratchet & Clank for free at the start of next month. Insomniac’s platformer will be available to download for nothing from March 1 at 8pm PST / March 2 at 4am GMT / 5am CET until March 31, 2021 at 8pm PDT/April 1 at 4am BST/5am CEST.Furthermore, starting on…