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Cloud9 Valorant Signing, Blizzard Overhaul Contenders and Super Smash Bros. Melee Update!
Starting with VALORANT, the release of competitive has been a bit unsteady, due to the delayed launch and certain pros leaving – the announcement of Cloud9 filling out their roster slowly is great news though. Having such a large organization backing up the new esport at its start is what Riot Games needs to propel the scene forward.
Following the first addition of ‘TenZ’ to the roster, the former CounterStrike: Global Offensive professional of “Relyks” seems like a promising second addition to the roster after it was founded earlier this year. “Relyks” isn’t that well-known as a professional which is all the more promising – since he hasn’t had his big break yet, it’s more likely that he’ll be hungry for success in VALORANT.
“Relyks” joins the roster and seems to fit in well – hopefully other organizations will begin picking up players and not let Cloud9 capture all the aces they need in their deck.
Super Smash Bros. Melee – Rollback Netcode is Gamechanging
Meanwhile, although VALORANT may be huge right now, the community for Super Smash Bros is absolutely ecstatic. Responding to the fact that the Nintendo title had to be omitted from EVO 2020 Online due to a notoriously poor online connection, Nintendo has just reworked the entire system and it’s changed the game entirely.
Namely, the personality of ‘Fizzi’ on Twitter revealed the following changes following months of work to the netcode for Super Smash Bros. Melee:
The rollback net-code is a game changer for Melee as online is now smoother as commands are conserved and predicted despite input lag. Now, it’s no longer impossible to match up with international players, who prior to the update may have been from Mars. Speaking
of which, an official matchmaking mode will now allow players to find a
game way easier – as before one needed a specific code to join a lobby
and it was all quite a nuisance. In a time of online competition and
separation, this update couldn’t be better timed and is absolutely huge
for the Super Smash Bros. Melee community.
Blizzard Overhauling Contenders – Season 2 Changes
in Overwatch, Blizzard is conjuring up their own little changes for the
betterment of the community. In order to introduce a higher level of
competition, the following changes have been outlined by Blizzard as
officially set for the next season:
Improved viewership experience for Contenders China
South America Season two will offer both a regular season and a final single-eliminatino tournament
North America and Europe have moved to monthly tournaments over a regular season
South Korea and Australia will continue like previous seasons through regular seasons
The Pacific region no longer exists – it has been removed from Contenders
are definitely strong changes, and hopefully, Overwatch Contenders will
begin to grow as planned and recuperate from the losses.
G2 demolish Vitality in R6S European League Season 1
Yesterday, G2 matched up versus Vitality in the first stage of the first season of the Rainbow Six Siege European League. The match was expected to be very close, however G2 dominated the whole series and ended it 7-1 in their favor. Here is their winning [...]
BIG ranked #1 in the World in the latest HLTV rankings
Yesterday’s HLTV rankings update has shaken a lot of teams’ placements in the current world rankings. Here are the changes for the top 10 teams:https://twitter.com/HLTVorg/status/1280186254743621632?s=20As you can see, the biggest update to the rankings is BIG climbing up to the [...]
Team Liquid enter Rocket League by signing ex-Mousesports roster
Yes, you’ve read the title correctly. After almost 5 years of Rocket League, Team Liquid is finally entering the esport. Here is their announcement:https://twitter.com/TeamLiquid/status/1279459987249598471?s=20Why did Team Liquid choose these players?With Mousesports withdrawing [...]