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What Facebook Exclusive Streaming Means to ESL Fans

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The tournaments of the 7th season of ESL Pro League Counter-Strike: Global Offensive event will be held in Dallas, Texas. Being the seventh season’s finals, a group stage will be held three days before the actual game behind closed doors at a yet to be confirmed location.

The main event will be held at the Verizon Theatre between 18th-20th May 2018, and it will include the finals, 2 semi-finals and 2 quarter-finals. The competition will see up to 16 teams going to Dallas to play for the grand prize – $ 1 million.

Dallas also hosted the fifth season, where G2 Esports took the trophy home but the sixth ESL Pro League season was held at Odense. This tournament will include an online part to determine what teams from the European region and the North American region will go to Dallas to participate in the live finals. ESL Pro League also hopes to bring in more talented teams around the globe this year.

Facebook Streaming

This tournament will be the first main CS: GO event to be streamed on Facebook after the ESL One Genting. ESL recently entered a new deal with Facebook that will see all ESL CS: GO Pro League, and ESL One events streamed in English become exclusive to this social platform.

As such, no ESL One event will be streamed in English on YouTube or Twitch. ESL signed the contract sometime in January 2018, with Facebook streaming the first event – ESL One Genting, a $400,000 competition hosted by Dota 2.

This tournament also grants teams an opportunity to qualify for the International 8, the most popular event among fans. The premise for ESL’s move was to reduce the costs that come with broadcasting these events. Traditional sponsors only give small amounts of money that barely take care of the costs. Thus, signing up for exclusive broadcast with Facebook provides ESL adequate cash to air such large events.

The Fans’ Reaction After the First Facebook Streaming

Being the first Dota competition in 2018 that hosts recognized teams in the world, fans were a little disappointed by the Facebook live stream. At first, the stream attracted 7,000 viewers but the number reduced to 2,000 during the larger parts of the broadcast.

It’s evident the disgruntled fans do not recognize the benefits of platform exclusivity. They expressed dissatisfaction with the Facebook platform as there were lots of technical issues during the stream.

The visual clarity was significantly compromised, and those watching from their mobile devices also launched several complaints. In fact, they said that the most reliable way to watch the match was on iOS devices via the Facebook app that compelled users to create an account.

Subsequent Streaming of Other Competitions

Several other factors that may have caused the technical issues – time zone differences and the fact that the match was the only group stage.

In an attempt to provide fans with what they want, some personalities have started streaming the games on their Twitch channels as long as they do so without sponsors and don’t use anything including casting from the ESL stream. The move also affects avid ESL bettors on gg.bet esports.

ESL remains stringent on the exclusive streaming on Facebook until the end of 2019. Fans who decide to use Twitch to stream the events may miss out on significant tournaments as the exclusivity contract means all ESL One games will be streamed via Facebook.

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Rest assured, the highly anticipated PS5 exclusive, Stellar Blade, will be available in its original, uncensored form across all regions

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Fear not; for those worried about potential censorship issues with the PS5-exclusive Stellar Blade, set to release on April 26th, Sony has got you covered. ShiftUp, the developer, proudly assures players that the game will maintain its uncensored content across all regions, including Japan.

We have to admit, we didn’t anticipate this as a potential issue or a potential selling point. The main character, Eve, and her revealing costumes have been heavily showcased in the game’s pre-release marketing. Nevertheless, it is pleasing to witness ShiftUp’s evident enthusiasm as their vision prepares to reach the hands of a vast number of players.

Regarding Stellar Blade, Yoko Taro believes it surpasses NieR: Automata, and we were pleased to learn that the game will be considerate of your PS5 storage capacity. The demo is now available for you to try, and it has nearly doubled the daily active users of Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth. This is quite impressive, especially considering it is the game’s first console showing.

Will you be there to experience Stellar Blade on its release day? It’s certainly a relief to witness the game remaining uncensored until the last moment. Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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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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