Fans are angry, increasingly toxic over new Valorant map Icebox
Icebox looks to be quite complex.
The Valorant community has been quite prickly about the early arrival of Icebox.Icebox arrived earlier than expected, dropping with the start of Act 3. While the news was met with excitement from Valorant players who wanted new locales and some possible teases of future Valorant updates, Icebox has started to frustrate many players.Icebox is a bit different from previous maps, which were all quite simple and straightforward. The tactical FPS' level design lead, Salvatore "Volcano" Garozzo, explained that Icebox was designed to "emphasize skirmishes" and "sharp aim." While this has definitely b...
Paul Sullivan: Fans are back at the ballpark — but is that for financial reasons instead of hope for the future?
CHICAGO — Fans are back in the ballpark for the first time since spring training, social distancing and wearing masks in their seats.Presumably they’re also following those same protocols in the restrooms, though anyone who has been to a men’s restroom in a stadium knows social distancing at the urinals is easier said than done.It’s only one ballpark — Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas — and only in place for the National League Championship Series and next week’s World Series, which begins Tuesday.Globe Life basically is a petri dish for Major League Baseball, which decided to make 28.5% o...
MLB To Allow Fans At Championship Series And World Series [Ticket & Deal Info]
A few weeks ago the MLB announced that it would allow fans to attend the upcoming National League Championship Series and the American League Championship Series while more fans will also be able to attend the World Series. Both championship series will be held at globe Field in Arlington, Texas and the MLB will allow 11,500 fans into each game. Fans must by seats in groups of four which the memo sent out to the league referred to the groups as ‘pods.’GET TICKETS FOR CHAMPIONSHIP & WORLD SERIES GAMES HERE!This may be a success and, if so, we will see other sports open up to fans a little bit m...
Team Liquid running first esports hackathon hosted by an org
Fans are shaping the future of esports.
Team Liquid recently announced a new initiative called Liquid Hacks."The sky's the limit" with this program, Team Liquid stated. Solo hackers or teams of friends can apply to Liquid Hacks for the opportunity to create an app, website, to software program that benefits the esports industry, the teams, and their fans."This is an exciting opportunity to build some really awesome software or hardware projects that could help shape the future of esports," Team Liquid stated on a LinkedIn post revealing the initiative. According to the application form, Liquid Hacks is the first esports hackathon th...
Lack of NA amateur development blamed for poor Worlds performance
Fans and analysts point towards player development as a culprit.
As LCS teams again perform poorly at the 2020 World Championships, fans and analysts look to find factors to blame or to rationalize the results. Complaints from years past include high ping on the North American server, a general streaming culture, and the smaller player base of the region.One other reason that has also been used previously, and is being echoed again this year, is the lack of a proper ametuer community and developmental system in the LCS Academy league.Lack of ameteur and academy development a problem for LCSNorth America does not have regional, or really any, amateur leagues...
‘The Batman’ delayed to 2022, ‘Matrix 4’ moves up
Fans of the Caped Crusader will have to wait longer to catch the DC superhero on the big screen. Warner Bros announced on Monday that Denis Villeneuve’s sci-fi epic ‘Dune’ is no longer premiering on December 18 and will instead move to the October 1, 2021 date, which was previously held by ‘The Batman’.The Robert Pattinson-starrer, directed by Matt Reeves, is now set to open on March 4, 2022.And while other movies (‘The Flash’, ‘Shazam 2’) have also been delayed, one much-awaited film will actually release early.The Lana Wachowski-directed ‘Matrix 4’ — which will see Keanu Reeves and Carrie-An...
Lana Del Rey Slammed For Meeting Fans With Mesh Mask
Lana Del Rey sparked backlash on Saturday after she met with fans while wearing a glittery mesh face mask.The singer appeared at Barnes and Noble at The Grove outdoor mall in Los Angeles for a surprise reading and signing of her new poetry book, Violet Bent Backwards Over The Grass.Del Rey, 35, posted a video of herself getting ready for the signing, garnering criticism.“lana please wear a real mask i’m begging you be safe,” wrote one commenter.“ur setting urself up at this point we cant defend you,” wrote another.“I love u but pls don’t wear that mask,” a third said.https://www.instagram.com/...
Rihanna 'just wants to have fun' with long-awaited new album
Fans have been longing for the Work hitmaker's forthcoming ninth album ever since the release of her 2016 effort Anti, and she's not shied away from teasing the release while keeping from sharing too many details.Speaking to The Associated Press following her Savage x Fenty Vol. 2 event earlier this week (ends04Oct20), she revealed she's looking at tracks that are upbeat for the record.After hosting "tons of writing camps" for the album, she's asking herself, "What do I feel personally? What do I want to put out, and as an artist, how do I want to play it with my art? How do I want to interpre...
K/DA to release EP ALL OUT, new song debuts at Worlds 2020
Fans will not have to wait much longer.
The first EP from K/DA, entitled ALL OUT, has been made official.The popular League of Legends virtual pop group will continue its return with a complete EP that includes more new songs and special features. The EP was teased when the group returned with its latest song THE BADDEST in August. The EP will be an extension of that single, but it’s still unknown how many songs it will include.K/DA's All Out EP will arrive on November 6.One thing that fans know for sure is that one of the songs will be presented during the 2020 League of Legends World Championship. The performance will feature Sera...
Fans to return to Champions League, Europa League & international matches, UEFA confirms
Fans will be able to return to UEFA club and international matches starting at next week’s international break, UEFA has announced.Stadiums will be allowed to be filled to a maximum of 30 per cent capacity, and will only reopen where local laws permit. No away fans will be allowed at this stage due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.The decision has been made after the trial which saw around 15,000 fans in the stadium for Bayern Munich’s UEFA Super Cup win over Sevilla. The pilot match was deemed a success despite host city Budapest recording a rise in infection numbers ahead of the event.A U...