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Dota 2 TI9 has accumulated a total prize pool of $33 Million USD and the 1st prize winners, the grand prize of The international, is already at $15 Million USD. That means in the winning team, each player will get over $3 Million in prize money alone. That beats Fortnite's recent $3 Million USD that was won by Kyle “Bugha” Giersdorf.
Entity Gaming decided to celebrate Independence day this year by doing something different. They've announced the Independence League - a set of 3 friendly exhibition matches in PUBGM between 12 teams from both India and Pakistan which will be live streamed on their YouTube Channel.
Today, we come together to celebrate a similar update. No Man's Sky - Beyond update is slated to come out today, i.e. 14th August and it brings with itself, a host of changes ranging from moving NPCs, to being able to sit down on chairs, the ability to milk sentient alien animals, finally getting a social hub, etc. However, we didn't know exactly what we were getting till the Beyond Patch notes came out and they did so today, and the list is huge because of which it has it's own webpage.
Need For Speed Heat has a few twists up it's sleeve. For one, the game has a day and night cycle, and while that isn't revolutionary in itself today, the behavior of cops will change depending on what time of the day it is. During day time, lazier cops will roam around the city and will leave you alone if you leave them alone but during night time, more eager cops come out to play and will hunt you relentlessly if they see you.
Preloading is one of those features that is missing in the Epic Store but is something that is supposed to come out in the future. A recent tweet by Tim Sweeney, while he was replying to a query by a gamer, however revealed that Preloading on Epic Store won't be a thing by the time Borderlands 3 comes out.
While it doesn't seem very popular at the moment for PC gamers in India, it is actually an amazing deal. For the uninitiated, the Xbox Game Pass is somewhat like Netflix for games. For a small subscription fee - of Rs. 350 - a month, you get a bunch of video games to play, curated by Microsoft themselves.
Epic seems to have launched Fortnite servers in Mumbai - and is termed as the 'Middle East' server in the options menu. The ping is for most of the country according to our knowledge varies from about 30 ms to 50 ms or so. The low pings hopefully encourages more players to try out Fortnite and perhaps Indian Streamers will finally pick it up as it's one of the top streamed games in the world, which should spread awareness of Fortnite to the uninitiated.
Latest news states that Sekiro has sold over 3.8 Million copies worldwide by the end of June 2019.
Starting 1st of October, 2019 though, Destiny 2 will also be available only on Steam and not on Battle.net. According to a blog post released by Bungie, current players will be able to start their account transfer from 20th of August and this window of opportunity will last till 17th September if the Battle.net notification is anything to go by.
In a series of tweets, Sean talks about how him and his team were overwhelmed with the response they got from the NEXT update of No Man's Sky and how they thought they wouldn't do a big update like that ever again - only to do a bigger update called Beyond which is now set to release on 14th August, 2019.
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