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Na’vi Best LG 2-0 to Advance at IEM San Jose

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Na’vi beat Luminosity Gaming in a close 2-0 to advance to the semi finals at IEM San Jose. Na’vi won 16-13 on Mirage(LG’s pick) and 19-17 in overtime on Overpass(Na’vi’s pick).

From an analytical standpoint, LG picking Mirage took some brass ones. Mirage plays towards all of Na’vi’s strengths — all of them. It’s suited to execution, it’s sniper friendly and it allows for a lot of creative strategy. The problem for LG is that those happen to be their strengths as well. LG has oft been compared to Na’vi in their methodical play, set execution, explosiveness and, of course, their signature awper. It’s what made for such an exciting match, now and when they met at DreamHack Open: Cluj-Napoca. Mirage started in LG’s favor with FalleN picking up a crowd exciting 3k and no one on their team dying. LG would go on to win the next five rounds though they would be contested through every one of them. When Na’vi did win a round, they still lost all their living players to the bomb. Economy management was tough for both teams as the momentum swung back and forth. Na’vi matched their opponent’s winning streak of six before, of course, LG snapped theirs. The half would end 9-6 in LG’s favor, but Na’vi won the pistol dominantly. Na’vi would go on to bite chunks off rounds off at a time, breaking LG’s economy a couple of times on their way to the win. Seized led the team in overall frags at 25, but he was one of three players on Na’vi who posted 20 or higher. On the Brazilian team, FalleN dropped a 30 bomb with a positive kill/death ratio of +14, and they lost. He had two other team mates who posted 21 and over. Those numbers should demonstrate how close this map and this match were.

Overpass was just as competitive. Na’vi grabbed the pistol on T side on an A push. They ran into trouble as LG bought up in round 2 but failed to capitalize with their utilities. They did win their first rifle and battled their way to an 8-7 half in their favor, but on a CT favored map, 8-7 didn’t seem like enough. Cold came alive on the T side, with the stronger weapons of course. Rounds 12 and 13 saw him grab a triple kill and a double kill plus assists. Cold’s play has become increasingly interesting since their impressive showing at DreamHack: Cluj-Napoca. But it wasn’t just colzera that battled back to reach overtime, three other members had over 20 kills, including 29 by falleN. But they lost two of their T rounds and lost to a push on A to finish the match. Guardian grabbed several multikills and was critical of his team’s performance as a unit in the post match interview. Na’vi felt and looked like a team, but worst case scenario they were five guys dropping 19 or more frags on Overpass, so that’s not so bad.

Natus Vincere face the winner of Team Liquid vs Virtus Pro in the semi finals Sunday.

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Metallica takes center stage on the battle arena of the Fortnite Festival, showcasing their musical prowess in an epic PVP showdown

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Metallica will be headlining the Battle Stage at the Fortnite Festival, and fans can look forward to an epic performance later today, on the 13th of June. The entire lineup of the legendary heavy metal band has been transformed into digital avatars for the ever-growing gaming platform. Fans can now enjoy their greatest hits and even engage in a thrilling musical player-versus-player game mode.

The collaboration between Metallica and Fortnite marks the start of Fortnite Festival Season 4, featuring an exciting lineup of six Metallica songs, such as “Enter Sandman,”  “Fuel,”  and “Ride the Lightning.”. Additional songs will be introduced as the season progresses. By choosing Epic’s premium Festival Pass, you’ll have the opportunity to unlock all four Metallica band members as playable skins. How about a showdown between Lars Ulrich and Goku?

The aspect that captures our attention is the 16-player musical battle royale. The Battle Stage offers a challenging experience that pushes players to their limits, requiring both physical stamina and a captivating stage presence. Players will find themselves immersed in the intense energy of the four tracks playing simultaneously. Perform with skill, and you can unleash powerful bursts of musical energy, causing less talented individuals to falter and be defeated, with the ultimate victor being crowned the Master of Puppets (most likely).

In addition to that, Metallica will be making an appearance at the Rocket Racing tent, complete with a specially designed track, car, and LEGO replicas of the band members. Is there anything more intense than that?

Do you enjoy Metallica’s music? Could anyone have predicted that the band would rise to prominence in a video game primarily aimed at a younger audience who may not be familiar with their music? And now, let’s turn our attention to the comments section below.

 

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Star Wars Outlaws PS5 Demo Falls Short of Delivering the Full Experience, According to Critic

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Star Wars Outlaws, although it appeared visually stunning during Ubisoft’s livestream earlier this week, has received some criticism for feeling somewhat outdated. A preview unfavorably compared the release to Uncharted: Golden Abyss, the PS Vita exclusive spin-off that was launched in 2011. However, according to the creative director, the sampler is merely a small taste of what the full experience has to offer.

“When entering a show of this nature, where you’re finalizing a game’s production, you’re faced with numerous decisions. Our producer limited us to just one demo for all the shows we would attend throughout the year, such as Gamescom and Comic-Con,” Julian Gerighty explained in an interview with VGC.

He explained that the events are designed to cater to both consumers and journalists. To ensure an engaging experience, they opted for a 20-minute format that offers a diverse range of content and showcases different game systems. However, they intentionally avoided showcasing the open-world experience at this particular event, as they plan to unveil it during the studio tour and preview event. This will be a brief overview, more of an appetizer than a full meal when it comes to the game.

According to Gerighty, the developer Massive Entertainment has crafted a highly engaging game, with only a portion of its greatness showcased here.

Admittedly, the comments do make sense. It’s common knowledge that creating demos requires a significant amount of the team’s focus. If a game plans to showcase itself at consumer conventions, it can’t just offer a short gameplay experience of two or three hours. That simply won’t suffice when attendees are patiently waiting in line. This seems to be just a subpar demo, which is unfortunate. However, it may not be something to worry too much about in the end.

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The Sky Breaker Pierce DLC for Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora comes out in July for PS5

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Ubisoft has given us our first look at The Sky Breaker, the first DLC story pack for Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora. In it, a strange shadow will appear in the sky and threaten the Na’vi clans, who just can’t seem to get a break. It comes out next month on PS5, on July 16th.

A new part of the Upper Plains called “The Heart of the Plains” can be reached by taking the Sky Breaker. Some well-known biomes have changed into new types, and there are also many new ones. Of course, the RDA has also sent out new types of enemies, so you need to be careful. The good news is that not everything is bad. During the Na’vi Festival of Games, players can look forward to timed tasks that are a little less scary. Secrets of the Spires, another story pack, is still planned to be added to the game at some point.

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