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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…

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Dandara: Trials of Fear Edition is free on the Epic Games Store, For the King coming next week

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 28 January 2021 16:46 GMT Your weekly free game through the Epic Games Store is now available.This week’s free game on the Epic Games Store is the metroidvania, action-platformer Dandara: Trials of Fear Edition, which will remain available for nada until February 4.In it, the universe is populated by the oppressed who are on the brink of oblivion. Dandara is tasked with reshaping the world, which is full of mystical creatures and exploration.Heres’ the synopsis:The world of Salt hangs on the brink of collapse. The citizens, once free spirits, now stand oppressed and isolated. But not…