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Esports Awards 2019 to take place this weekend at Esports Stadium Arlington

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Esports is just as serious as any other sports. Even though a few years back some people considered them to be nothing like physical sports and some thought that they will never become as popular as baseball, basketball soccer, or any other physical sports, time proved them wrong. Esports has grown more and more popular with every season and the fact that the Esports Awards has reached its fourth edition only underlines this. Another hint that tells the world that esports is truly a part of our lives now is that esports tournaments and awards are sponsored by the same huge companies that also sponsor the championships of physical sports. The official automotive partner of the Esports Awards 2019 is Lexus and this year, we’ve seen other similar companies get into the esports business too.

This year, the Esports Awards will be hosted at the Esports Stadium Arlington. The event will take place on Saturday, November 16, and it promises to be full of novelty. The fact that this is the first year when the general public can buy tickets to the event clearly shows that the interest in esports is continuously growing. Of course, this fact is also sustained by the fact that there is an Esports Stadium in Arlington, Texas. This is also the first year when the event is hosted somewhere other than London, UK. The three previous events were all hosted in the British capital, so it was about time they finally got to the United States too.

According to Jonathon Oudthone, President of Esports Stadium Arlington, the brand new state-of/the-art facility will be the one hosting the next three editions of the Awards. Presumably, in 2022, another venue will take the three-year hosting of the Esports Awards. Also, it is possible that the event will be hosted in another state every year after 2022. After all, esports is globally popular, not only in England and in the United States. China could also be hosting such an event soon, and it would be no surprise to see some European countries organizing the event in the future.

Even though other automotive companies have also shown interest in esports recently, it is the first time Lexus enters this world. According to Lisa Materazzo, Marketing Vice President at Lexus, the company will provide three supercars to be present at the event. Guests of the event will see the LC 500 luxury performance coupe featured in the Black Panther movie, Men in Black International inspired Lexus RC F coupe and GS F 10th Anniversary there.

The Esports Awards 2019 is the event where the best performances from across the esports scene will be recognized. There are quite a few awards to be handed out, split into three different categories: community awards, industry awards, and pro awards. Naturally, the latter category is the one where we can find all the best esports teams and players, who only a couple of years back would have thought that the only place where they will be rewarded for playing games was the online casinos.

The voting is now closed, so the award winners have definitely been selected already. It is nice to see that the hosts of the Esports Awards didn’t only think of the esports players. Streamers, esports personalities, content creators, even cosplayers will be honored at the event that will take place this weekend in Arlington. The esports journalists, hardware providers, commercial partners, publishers, coverage websites and supporting agencies will also be awarded for their activity during the past year. Naturally, the most interesting Esports Awards 2019 will be the ones that will be given to the best esports team of the year, the best esports console layer / PC player of the year, the best esports coach, esports organization, and even to the best rookies of the year.

Tickets for the Esports Awards 2019 are still available. General Admission passes sell for $25.00. VIP tickets are also available, for $100.00. There are 27 awards to give out so this will most likely be an all-day event where inevitably, fans will get to see the best esports players in the world. There are only a few days to go until the event so those who would like to participate in it should really buy their tickets already. Since esports have become so popular, there are a lot more similar events to come over the next years, so in case you can’t get to this particular one, there is always next year. However, if you can get there, do it, it will certainly be impressive.

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The director of Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth is making a final plea to content creators regarding spoilers

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Final Fantasy VII Rebirth is on the horizon, with our review already available. There’s just one week left until the game’s official release on February 29th, exclusively on PS5. This highly anticipated sequel to Remake, based on one of the most beloved video game stories, is best experienced without any spoilers, according to creative director Tetsuya Nomura.

On Twitter, Nomura made a final request for players and content creators to avoid spoiling the game for others, especially on social media and video-sharing platforms, where spoilers can spread rapidly. Naturally, there’s a specific moment that everyone is eagerly anticipating to see how it will compare to the 1997 original, and it’s bound to be quite chaotic on launch day. Nevertheless, Nomura still holds onto a glimmer of hope for humanity and has made a seemingly impossible request for content creators to exercise a degree of restraint.

It’s important to remember to include spoiler warnings when sharing content related to the game’s story on social media and video-sharing sites to avoid spoiling the experience for others. I would greatly appreciate it if you could avoid using scenes from important parts of the story in your video thumbnails.

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Nomura points out that the developers intentionally did not limit the recording and sharing features of the PS5 for any aspect of the game. They believe players should have the freedom to share and discuss their favorite gameplay moments. It remains to be seen if that trust was justified.

Do you think players and content creators will follow Nomura’s request and minimize spoilers? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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Xbox may want to become more acquainted with the Platinum Trophies on PS5 and PS4

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Obsidian’s first Xbox game, Pentiment, a historical adventure, is now available on the PS5 and PS4. From what we’ve seen, this port of a highly popular game seems to be solid, and we aim to provide you with a review soon. Meanwhile, one aspect caught our attention regarding the conversion that Microsoft may need to address in the future.

Pentiment’s list of Trophies perfectly mirrors its Xbox Achievements, featuring identical descriptions, titles, and icons. There is a slight variation between the two versions: PlayStation offers 42 trophies to unlock, whereas Xbox provides 41 achievements to earn. The distinction lies in the Platinum Trophy, which is awarded once you have collected all the other trinkets in the set.

Since it’s not included in the original game, the developer has not named the trophy, so it appears as ‘PlatinumTrophy’ in the list. This has already generated amusement among Trophy enthusiast communities. “They chose such a basic name for the Platinum Trophy and somehow still messed it up,” a fan expressed.

This issue is quite insignificant in the bigger picture and could likely be fixed with a quick update or patch. As Microsoft gains more experience with PlayStation development, we hope their command of the Trophy system will improve. After all, those platinums are difficult to earn and deserve a more memorable name.

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Brock Lesnar and Vince McMahon have been excluded from the final roster of WWE 22K24

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2K Sports unveiled the complete roster for the upcoming WWE 2K24, featuring more than 204 playable superstars, including 70 Legends who are no longer part of the main rosters, along with eight managers. However, fans were quick to point out the absence of some notable names from the list: 7-time WWE Champion Brock Lesnar and former WWE chairman and CEO Vince McMahon. Lesnar was previously excluded from the Forty Years of WrestleMania edition.

Following accusations of sex trafficking against McMahon by a former WWE employee, a report from the Wall Street Journal brought the issue to light. Although Lesnar’s name was not directly mentioned in the proceedings, insiders informed the WSJ that he was the unidentified WWE champion in question. McMahon refuted the allegations but stepped down as WWE CEO the day following the federal lawsuit.

Nonetheless, Lesnar and McMahon will still be present in the game. GameSpot has reported that the Lesnar vs. Undertaker match from WrestleMania 30 may be included in Showcase mode. It is speculated that another match already confirmed for Showcase mode (Stone Cold vs. The Rock, WrestleMania 17) will probably include an appearance from McMahon as well.

WWE 2K24 will be available for purchase on March 8th for PS5 and PS4, or March 5th for those interested in the Deluxe or WrestleMania editions.

 

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