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Envyus Trounce Fnatic and Move on to Semis at Dreamhack Open: Cluj-Napoca

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Envyus dominated Fnatic 2-1 to be the first team to qualify for the semi-finals of DreamHack Open: Cluj-Napoca. The match was played on Mirage (Fnatic’s pick) which was 9-16 in the Swedish team’s favor, Cobble 16-9 for the French team and Cache which ended 16-2. Envyus awaits the winner of Virtus Pro vs G2 Esports.

The series started strong with a competitive first half on Mirage. The casters called attention to a slow start by Fnatic. They seemed sluggish and unfocused for the first few rounds. They picked up momentum after a seventh round eco rush from apartments to B site that made the score 2-5. They won the next two round and the match finally seemed to hit its stride.  Fnatic takes the lead for the first time off an Envy eco round which made the score 6-7. The half ended 7-8 in the Swedes’ favor, and Envyus would only go on to win two more rounds. Flusha and KRIMZ were integral to Fnatic’s win with player ratings of 1.66 and 1.27 according to hltv.org. KRIMZ had a couple of high impact rounds that included evening out a 2v5 and hiding on site after an Envy plant. While this was the best map for every player on Fnatic, JW posted a negative kill to death ratio and a player rating of .85.

Cobble felt more in Envyus’ favor than Mirage felt in Fnatic’s, despite the scorelines being the same. Envy grabbed the pistol round thanks to KennyS and apEX getting three frags between them and holding A site long enough for their team to rotate. The map consisted of large chunks of rounds dominated by Envyus, a block of three rounds in Fnatic’s favor and repeat. Flashes of what made Fnatic the most dominant team in the world over the past year+ were readily available for fans to enjoy, but were followed by long periods of sloppy play. More than once they made their way onto B site without clearing all the positions and a lurking Envyus member would peek out and close the round out in the French team’s favor. it was 6-9 at the half, and Envyus took the second pistol dominantly. JW whiffed shots on T’s funneling out to B site and the casters were quick to call him on it. It wasn’t just one man’s fault though. To lose a map isn’t the fault of just JW. As one of the casters said, “Right now, [Envyus] are just winning all of the aim battles.” To Envy’s credit, they looked in perfect form. When they are firing on all cylinders, it’s hard to imagine a team that could deal with KennyS, Happy, kio[c] apEx and NBK. ApEX maintained a player rating of over 1.10 across all three maps. NBK and Happy topped out at 1.75 and 1.74 on Cache.

Reminiscent of NiP vs titan on Dust 2 yesterday, Cache was a one sided beat down. KRIMZ top fragged for Fnatic at 9-15 while olofmeister brought up the rear at 3-17 with a player rating of just .18 — again, all stats thanks to hltv.org. There’s not much to report for this match. Fnatic got outplayed. Their game was completely disrupted by Envyus and their will and concentration seemed to break. They were getting out peeked, out fragged and out smarted. It wasn’t until round 14 that they won their second round and to their credit, it was a solid A hold that came in from pronax and olofmeister.

The match seemed like a one-sided affair, which is odd because Fnatic won map one fairly convincingly. But the solid win on Cobble followed by the domination on Cache made the back end of that match seem weighted heavily towards Envy. Envy is the team I picked to win the tournament going in, and seeing them in form on both Cobble and Cache affirms their positions as one of the favorites. If NBK can maintain his ridiculous level of current play and if apEX continues to seize the opportunities to be a high impact player, there’s a legitimate chance they can outdo Team Solo Mid. KennyS had a huge match, and should keep whatever mindset led to his play today because he’ll need it when he’s opposing the Danes.

For Fnatic, it seems to be time to look inward and address some problems. They had a disappointing online season that had some people ringing alarm bells, but any time they look vulnerable, people call them finished. This marks another loss early in a LAN tournament and an elimination before the semi-finals. If Fnatic didn’t believe there was a problem before, it’s time to look again. JW was absent the entire match. He’s been mostly absent this tournament. Sure, olofmeister may not be in the #1 player in the world form he was last winter, but he’s still easily top 3. Maybe Fnatic needs to start shopping for a new awper, maybe pronax should move to coach, maybe they just need a good boot camp. The problems are very real for the Swedish team, and with the competition heating up throughout the competitive scene, Fnatic need to right the ship before they begin to slip the same way NiP did.

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Forges of Corruption DLC adds an explosive twist to the action-packed shooter Warhammer 40000: Boltgun

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Warhammer 40000: Boltgun proved to be an impressively well-crafted shooter, immersing players in the bleak and foreboding world of Game Workshop’s captivating universe. Now, fans can look forward to an extensive expansion with the Forges of Corruption DLC. Get ready to unleash the Emperor’s justice starting on June 18th on both PS5 and PS4.

Auroch Digital’s latest first-person shooter takes players on an exciting new campaign across five distinct environments. Undoubtedly, these pits will be teeming with heretics, including the treacherous Black Legion, who have recently received reinforcements in the form of Terminators armed with Lightning Claws and imposing Helbrutes. The Multi-Melta and Missile Launcher are now available for requisition, providing an effective means of eliminating enemy forces.

In addition, all players can enjoy the new Horde Mode, which offers four levels of difficulty and a unique set of in-game achievements to pursue. An upcoming navigation guide will provide players with a more forgiving experience when navigating through the game’s levels.

Have you acquired Warhammer 40000: Boltgun? Are you interested in experiencing additional content with the Forges of Corruption DLC? Engage in fierce battles against the adversaries of the Imperium in the comments section below.

 

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Sushi Ben Seems Like a Fantastic PSVR2-Based Manga Experience

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Immersing oneself in realistic worlds using the impressive capabilities of Sony’s PSVR2 headset is undeniably fantastic. However, there are instances where stylized visuals can prove to be more effective. Sushi Ben seems to have a good grasp on the concept of delivering a manga-inspired world, which will be available starting on May 28th. This lively release from Big Brane offers a delightful collection of mini-games, allowing players to immerse themselves in the charming atmosphere of a coastal town.

In order to prevent the local sushi bar from going out of business, you’ll have to lend a hand to the local townsfolk and engage in a range of activities to boost trade. As one would anticipate, fishing is the main focus as you embark on angling adventures to catch various types of fish in order to satisfy your customers’ desires.

And that’s not all! There is a wide array of activities to immerse yourself in, such as table tennis, bug-catching, dog walking, archery, and more. Each of these experiences fully utilizes the innovative motion-controlled gameplay that is exclusive to PSVR2. The manga art style in this game is truly impressive, featuring dynamic pop-up comic book panels and other visually stunning elements.

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Online previews of the upcoming Call of Duty game have been released in anticipation of its official announcement next month

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Activision has recently started teasing the upcoming Call of Duty game, captivating fans with a mysterious website and a tantalizing short clip. In this intriguing snippet, the slogan “The Truth Lies” is cleverly superimposed over the eyes of the iconic former USA presidents at Mount Rushmore. The website showcases a vintage television set where users can indulge in a variety of clips across six different channels. Below, you’ll discover the website link and an intriguing video showcasing Mount Rushmore.

Treyarch is the company behind the most recent game, which is likely to be another entry in the Call of Duty Black Ops subseries. The newest rumors indicate that the upcoming release is titled Black Ops 6 and is set to hit the shelves in October. Following the Xbox Games Showcase on June 9, 2024, a full reveal will be unveiled.

Billbil-Kun, a former PS Plus leaker, joined in by sharing what they believe to be a blurred image of the game’s key art. The scene reveals a discernible figure amidst a vibrant orange hue. Allow me to present the picture:

With Microsoft’s recent acquisition of Activision, it seems that the company is poised to fulfill its promise of including the upcoming Call of Duty game in the Xbox Game Pass bundle. Nevertheless, adjustments will be necessary for the membership service to accommodate it, potentially resulting in a price increase. The title will be released as per usual on both the PS5 and PS4. Are you eagerly anticipating this year’s release? Feel free to leave your initial thoughts on the teaser- theme in the comments section.

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