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BEAST 7 Staff Admits they Can’t Pay Winners after 6 Months

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BEAST 7 was a national Sweden tournament on February 17-19 of 2017. With hundreds of attendants and some of the world’s top Super Smash Bros. players. The competition was fierce and the games were incredible to watch. Not to mention, there was a very great ambience to it. 6 months have passed since the tournament ended. And the winners still haven’t received their prize money, and the organizers suggest that they’re not going to get it at all.

Adam ‘Armada’ Lindgren, one of my favorite Top Super Smash Bros. Melee players has been owed around €2000 for coming first in both the game’s Singles and Doubles brackets. He decided to take his frustration on Twitter, where he said that BEAST hasn’t told him what happened to his earnings.

What you have seen in the tweet above is the situation according to another top player “Mr. R”. However, he got an explanation via e-mail from the BEAST staff that the host “Lolex” wasn’t going to deliver payment.

“The accusations against Lolex made him isolate himself and made it hard to try and work out anything since he’s the one that is paying out in the end. We’re still working on it though and hopefully it will be sorted out as quickly as possible. As for how quickly that is, I do not know. I can only hope you understand.”

This only led to more and more angry tweets from many of the winners and attendants. To the point where Mr. R was contacted again to ask of him to stop posting the e-mail. The reason for this being that it could only result in commentators and other organizers also not receiving payment.

BEAST’s Staff issues and non payment problems in other eSports

Since this point, a new statement has been made from BEAST, explaining that winnings cannot be paid out due to “unexpectedly high costs of running the tournament.” The representative stated that they were concerned for Lolex’s mental health, having isolated himself, and were unwilling to push him too hard on the matter.

With the growing nature of the eSports events. Organizers seem to start to fall behind a lot in their promises. Of course, this is a big PR issue for the TO’s and competitive players. And this isn’t the first time or only game where it happens.

Winners of the 2016 CS: GO World Championships haven’t yet been paid, even after seven months since that event happened. A year ago, esports company Doesplay went out of business and disappeared, still owing thousands of dollars to players in prize money.

It’s really concerning. But at the very least these cases don’t repeat themselves way too often. However, there also needs to be a drop of these cases happening. That is if the community wants to remain reliable when it comes to eSports payouts.

I always wanted to be a journalist who listens. The Voice of the Unspoken and someone heavily involved in the gaming community. From playing as a leader of a competitive multi-branch team to organizing tournaments for the competitive scene to being involved in a lot of gaming communities. I want to keep moving forward as a journalist.

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Sony is reportedly engaged in discussions to form a partnership for a potential bid on Paramount

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There hasn’t been much buzz lately about any new acquisitions in the world of video game intellectual property. According to a recent report, Sony is currently engaged in discussions with a well-funded partner to potentially acquire the renowned film studio Paramount, along with all the exciting possibilities that come with such a merger.

As reported in the New York Times (thanks, ResetEra), Sony Picture Entertainment is reportedly in discussions with Apollo Global Management, an investment firm, as per two sources familiar with the matter. In the past, Apollo had made an offer to acquire Paramount for a minimum of $26 billion, but their bid was ultimately turned down.

The terms of the joint bid are currently under discussion, and there is a chance that the two parties may decide against making a formal offer. Unnamed sources have revealed that Paramount is currently in exclusive discussions with Skydance, preventing any official offer from being made at this time. Investor opposition to the recent deal that Skydance brought seems to have been significant.

The potential impact of such an acquisition is immense. First and foremost, it would introduce adaptations of Sonic and Halo into the expanding media empire of the PlayStation platform holder. Following the announcement, Paramount’s stock experienced a significant 11% surge in after-hours trading.

What are your thoughts on the news? Is there a possibility of Sony acquiring Paramount? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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Helldivers 2 Players Face Overwhelming Hordes of Factory Striders

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In the ongoing conflict against the Automaton invasion fleet, the Helldivers 2 players have successfully halted their advance. However, the situation has now reached a tiresome stalemate. Yet again, the machines refuse to take a break from their relentless pursuit of progress, with reports emerging of the Factory Striders being deployed in record-breaking quantities.

There have been reports of alleged machines that were supposedly encountered during Operation Swift Disassembly, which was just the beginning of a larger campaign. However, these accounts should be taken with a grain of salt, as they are unverified and seem to be more on the imaginative side. Factory Striders have gained a reputation as formidable weapons platforms that can produce more Automatons while enduring significant damage. If the machines are able to withstand such a relentless assault, it will be necessary to develop innovative strategies.

Have you come across groups of Factory Striders in Helldivers 2? Which strategies are proving to be the most effective in taking down these armored brutes? The Orbital Railcannon Strike will prove to be a valuable asset in the comments section below.

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Todd Howard affirms that the timeline of the Fallout series is coherent and well-constructed

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The recent release of Amazon’s adaptation of Fallout has ignited a renewed interest in the series and brought attention to the captivating alternate history that forms its foundation. Fans have expressed concern that the TV show’s events might be at odds with the plot of the Obsidian Entertainment video game New Vegas. Warning: Spoilers ahead for New Vegas and Amazon’s show!

Bethesda Game Studios director Todd Howard and Fallout TV executive producer Jonathan Nolan recently sat down with IGN to discuss the timeline. Howard was taken aback when showrunners Graham Wagner and Geneva Robertson-Dworet presented him with the surprising concept of obliterating Shady Sands, the bustling capital of the New California Republic, in the aftermath of the events in New Vegas. Howard eventually warmed up to the idea: “After discussing it, we realized that this could be a significant story moment that many things hinge upon.”

It seems that they had to make some tough decisions to ensure everything fell into place, but Howard emphasizes the importance of preserving the integrity of the Fallout timeline: “We take great care with the timeline. There seems to be some confusion in certain areas. However, all the events from the previous games, including New Vegas, did occur. We take great caution in that matter. We’re really pushing the limits here, but the explosions occur right after the events of New Vegas.

What are your thoughts on this? Is it up to par? Even though it may not have a significant impact on the overall quality of the games or show, it is comforting to know that those in charge are paying attention. We value your feedback and would love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below.

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