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SKT1 Wins the 2015 League of Legends world championship

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This year we had a wild Worlds with so many ups and downs from the start and a wicked pools round. One team showed nothing but utter domination over their opponents so it comes to no surprise that the team who was the most consistently good this Worlds would take it all home and that team’s name is SKT1. SK Telecom T1 brutalized their opponents. They may have let some individual games get a little out of hand, but the difference when talking about SKT1 is how a game could look grim, but they come back and make it look routine. SKT1 being one of the only teams that uses a sub rotation, it works so well because Easyhoon is an exceptional player in his own right, adding some wins under his belt during this Worlds as well.

SKT1 in the quarters went up against AHQ. This was a very fast series with Bang outplaying An, and Albis showing up as the no questions asked best ADC of Worlds. Moving onto the semi-finals SKT1 was set to face off against underdog, and dark-horse Origen. This is where we got to see the difference in class with Marin and Bengi simply out classing SOAZ and Amazing in the series. SKT1 at this point had not dropped a game and this series was no different with 3-0 against Origen.

The finals was an all Korean battle where SKT1 would face off against KOO Tigers. This was probably the most SKT1 would be pushed this entire tournament, but that’s not saying much considering that the score of the series was 3-1. There’s a saying that goes “Play like you have been there” This is something, however, that Koo could not implement into their game. Even when they had a lead they just did not know how to push that advantage on a team of SKT1’s caliber, later letting the game slip from them. KOO’s only win came when they found themselves ahead on super snowball champions like Hojins Lee sin, Kuros kassadin, and Prays Ashe.

This victory would go on to be very short-lived for Koo unfortunately, but to KOO’s credit they were the first, and only team to hand SKT1 a loss the entire tournament, a feat many thought was near impossible. Many people would go towards picking easy choices for MVP of the series such as Bang or Faker, but I think Marin played lights out against Smeb, making it look like Marin was playing by himself in the top lane. Even in the loss Marin had decent states on his Rumble, but Marin was a huge rock and Hojin could not break the top lane, which opened things up for Bang on the other side of the map. It’s pointless to discuss because you can make the argument for any one the players to take MVP they were just so peerless on the Worlds stage taking home their second Summoners Cup. One can hope they’ll stay together and go on to repeat a feat that has not been accomplished in League of Legends history.

I have been following Esports from late doom and early counterstrike. I follow League, Hearthstone, CSGO, Smite, and most games in the FGC.

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Google engineers successfully hacked the PS Portal to run emulated PSP games

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After about a month of work, a couple of Google employees have successfully hacked the PS Portal, PlayStation’s handheld streaming solution. Their project is not set for public release anytime soon, but the hack is purely software-based, eliminating the need for hardware exploitation.

Andy Nguyen, a cloud vulnerability researcher, and Calle Svensson, a security engineer, shared their latest project on Twitter. They successfully ran the PSP emulator PPSSPP on the PS Portal. They presented the 2005 PSP classic Grand Theft Auto: Liberty Stories.

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As a wireless streaming device, the idea of playing games on the PS Portal without a PS5 providing the power was considered impossible. It’s quite surprising how quickly Nguyen and Svensson have overcome this initial hurdle. It remains to be seen where their efforts will take them, but we will definitely keep an eye on their progress. Nguyen expressed that there is still a lot of work left to do.

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Lady Gaga reveals collaboration with Fortnite for upcoming festival and addresses typo

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Lady Gaga, also known as Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, has teased an upcoming collaboration with Fortnite Festival set to be unveiled soon. More pertinent to our specific attention to detail, Gaga has also admitted to a mistake made around four years ago, indicating her keen awareness of the franchise’s significant value.

Gaga shared a mesmerizing picture of her character in Fortnite and also retweeted a post from 2019 where she asked her fans, “What’s fortnight?”. She finally got the chance to correctly spell the title of the game, allowing us to breathe a sigh of relief after waiting anxiously.

Lady Gaga will be teaming up with other top celebrities to maximize their presence on the Fortnite platform. Travis Scott once hosted a live concert in Battle Royale a couple of years ago, while the Weeknd just premiered the music video for the song “Popular” at the Fortnite Festival.

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Reflecting on Street Fighter 5’s tumultuous launch, Capcom looks back eight years later

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For those who may not recall, nearly eight years ago today, Street Fighter 5 was released in 2016 in a rather incomplete state. The content available was impressive initially, but the limited number of characters and lack of single-player game modes stood out. Capcom expresses regret for the entire situation, offering apologies years later for having “betrayed” players’ expectations.

On SF5’s eighth anniversary, the developers must be feeling nostalgic. They recently posted a Japanese-language tweet looking back on the mistakes made and the challenges that were eventually overcome. The number of playable characters has grown to 45, and the game has seen various enhancements, including the introduction of new abilities such as V Skills/Trigger II and V Shift. Even now, hundreds of thousands of players still choose to play this game instead of the newer Street Fighter 6.
Have you had the chance to try out Street Fighter 5 since it was first released? What do you recall about the game’s reception? Take a trip down memory lane in the comments section below.

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