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ESL: NiP best DreamHack CS:GO Champs Envyus 16-9 on Cobble

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Ninjas in Pajams beat Envyus 16-9 on Cobble in the champions’ first match since the major. Nov. 3 saw the return of the ESL Pro League and many fan favorites were playing for the first time since the DreamHack Open: Cluj-Napoca major tournament over the weekend.

NiP stretched their legs over Team Dignitas on Train(16-4) before their match against Envyus. They were set to play Envy on Envy’s best map, Cobble. Envyus looked shaky coming out of the gate but managed to grab a force round within the first four. Things went downhill for the French men as they would find themselves down 12-1 before they’d grab another win. They weren’t guilty of many large mistakes, and they often had good reads on NiP’s T side approaches. Their problem was winning aim duels. No round was a more glistening example than round 12. All five members of NiP were pushing B-site platform and Envyus five man stacked B site. Kioshima peeked out behind the fountain and missed his headshot before xizt killed him. Allu out aimed an Envy player in drop as a smoke grenade was clearing, f0rest got two kills before being the only player NiP had traded by kennyS before he was hunted down in connector.

The half ended 12-3 and Envyus really needed to pick up the T-side pistol round. They got the bomb plant and found themselves in a 1v2 against f0rest. He managed to kill both players, including a 1v1 with kennyS and defuse the bomb. Envy went on to win a force and then string a couple of rounds on after before NiP grabbed the last few they needed.

Unfortunately for NiP, this game only served to prove that they have been coming up short as of late. It’s not that they couldn’t beat Natus Vincere to get to the finals at DreamHack, it’s that they didn’t. It proves there’s a functional failing on the team. Caster and analyst Lauren “Pansy” Scott stated brilliantly that NiP has been inconsistent day after day.

“Some days, they can beat Envyus. Some days they can beat TSM,” she said. “And it’s not just map based, it’s player based.”

Still, NiP have another strong showing over arguably the best team in the world. They bring their ESL Pro League win:loss ratio to 7-8, which is good enough for seventh place behind Evnyus with 8-6.

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Ten million people play The First Descendant in its first week

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The free-to-play shooter The First Descendant has gotten a lot of attention in its first week. The game’s publisher, Nexon, says that 10 million people have already tried it out.

Insider Gaming pointed out that since there is no cost up front, it’s still too early to tell how many of those players will stick around, but it’s still a big number for a new IP. On Steam alone, it peaked at 264,860 concurrents right after launch and has still managed to break 200,000 in the last 24 hours, so it looks like a lot of people are still really into the game.

It was a “mindless and repetitive grind,” and we gave The First Descendant a 3/10 in our review. Of course, that’s just one opinion; other experts have had different ones. Most people, though, say that the game’s annoying free-to-play model is the worst thing about it.

Are you one of the millions of people who played The First Descendant last week? Are you going to come back for more? Leave a comment below and let us know.

 

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Raiden, the famous shmup series, will come back as a twin-stick shooter on PS5, PS4, and PC

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Raiden has a long and interesting history as a vertical shooter in arcades. However, the series is going to get a Super Stardust HD makeover, which means it will switch to a twin-stick format. It comes out in Japan on October 31. There’s no word yet on when it will come out in the West, but we wouldn’t be surprised if it did.

A Gematsu translation of the game’s website says that the full version will have an arcade mode with up to six stages. There will also be an “Unlimited” option for people who want to be at the top of the rankings. It sounds like a pretty straightforward package in terms of what’s inside, but we think the action will be what makes it worth it.

There’s a trailer up top that should help you figure out what to expect. There are, however, different versions of Raiden 3, Raiden 4, and Raiden 5 that you can play right now on the PS5 and PS4, if you can’t wait for this game to come out in the West.

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Bandai Namco and Nike designed Tekken 8 sneakers with tag-team designs

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Nike, the maker of high-quality shoes, is working with Bandai Namco, the company that makes the Tekken series, to make a pair of sneakers. The fun competition is part of the franchise’s 30th anniversary celebrations. You can get your own pair for $250 or the equivalent in your country, though they’ll probably be worth a lot more on the sneakerhead black market.

Two pairs of Tekken 8 x Nike Air Foamposite One Fist sneakers are set to come out in September 2024, according to shoe fan Sole Retriever (thanks, VGC). The designs are based on Kazuya and Jin, two main characters in the series. You can get them at Nike and some other stores. People who like hypebeasts and fighting games are likely to buy these quickly, so if you like Tekken and shoes that make people talk, you should probably act fast.

Should Bandai Namco and Nike work together? What do you think? Are you going to fight for your own pair? Make sure to take good care of your shoes and keep their value in the comments section below.

 

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