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Fornite is getting a competitive mode.
Pass the salt. In a state of development post over night Epic games announced that “development recently began for a robust competition system which will allow for all players to compete with one another and be recognised for their accomplishments.”
Epic cited the Summer Skirmish as a great source of research for future plans when trying to achieve a perfect balance between creating a ranked system of play whilst maintaining entertainment and passive play for more casual Fortnite players.
“We have learned a lot from experiments with scoring schemes and formats, attempting to find the best balance between simplicity, entertainment, server performance and competitive integrity,” Epic said. “Expect for us to continue operating and supporting competitive events after the conclusion of Summer Skirmish as we lead into next year’s official Fortnite World Cup.”
No further information has been released just yet but considering the Fornite World Cup is slated for late 2019, we should see something before the end of the year.
First Australian to win DOTA 2’s The International.
The International is the world’s richest Esports prize, breaking the record again with 25 million dollars in prize-pool money up for grabs for the qualifying teams.
OG, a scrappy team that only came together in June this year, won the AUD 15 million dollar 1st prize by defeating PSG.LGD in an epic that went took all 5 games to decide.
What you may not know is that one of the winners holding the Aegis of Champions aloft for the first time in The International’s history, was an Australian.
Anathan “ana” Pham, a Victorian, was one of only two Aussies to compete in the series overall and will now go down in history.
Ana was pivotal in coming from behind to carry the team, an incredible achievement given that only 12 months ago he had announced he was taking a break from competitive DOTA following a rough 2017 campaign.
Congratulations to OG, and to Ana, on their championship win – you can check out Game On AUS’ own Bruc3 L33t’s recap of the final or if you have some time up your sleeve today, check out the full Main Event below.
Watch [EN] The International 2018 Main Event from dota2ti on www.twitch.tv
Mass Shooter in US Madden tournament identified.
Jacksonville, Florida. A mass shooting has taken place overnight with reports 11 people have been injured and 3 people killed, including the shooter who has now been identified as David Katz, a participant in the tournament.
Congrats to David Katz, the Madden 17 Bills Championship winner!
— Buffalo Bills (@buffalobills) February 27, 2017
It has been reported that Katz, a long-time competitor in the Madden NFL scene, was knocked out of the competition before returning with a loaded weapon and opening fire on the remaining competitors.
The horrific shooting was captured on a live stream which was broadcasting the tournament.
Game On AUS has chosen not to reveal the stream footage out of respect for the innocent gamers whose lives have been tragically lost.
Madden NFL is an EA title, and the publisher was quick to tweet its thoughts with regard to the shooting.
This is a horrible situation, and our deepest sympathies go out to all involved.
— Electronic Arts (@EA) August 26, 2018