Paradox Interactive postponed the stream with announcements due to protests in the United States

Studio Paradox Interactive moved the stream, which was supposed to share details about the new games. The company made this decision because of anti-racist speeches in the US: Paradox wants ” other voices to be heard now.”
Paradox Interactive:
“We decided to postpone Paradox Insider. Now there are more important voices that need to be heard, and we would like to focus on them. Details about Insider and how we can help will be provided later.”

The Paradox Insider stream was scheduled to take place next weekend as part of the guerrilla Collective online festival. IGN previously moved the Summer of Gaming stream, which was also part of Guerrilla, to June 8.

Against the backdrop of protests, Sony’s PlayStation 5 stream, PC Gaming Show from the PC Gamer portal and Night City Wire, which was supposed to host the presentation of Cyberpunk 2077, were also postponed.

Quincy Crew qualified for the ESL One Birmingham 2020 Grand final

Quincy Crew beat CR4ZY in the final of the top bracket of the ESL One Birmingham 2020 Dota 2 playoffs for the Americas. Avery SVG Silverman’s team finished the match with a score of 2: 0 and went to the Grand final of the championship.

CR4ZY fell into the lower bracket, where it will play the second quota in the Grand final with the winner from the Evil Geniuses — business associates pair. The meeting is scheduled to start on June 6, 20: 00 Moscow time.

ESL One Birmingham 2020 regional leagues are held from may 24 to June 7 in China, Southeast Asia, Europe and the CIS, and North and South America.

In WoW: Shadowlands increased the distance for moving without a loading screen

In World of Warcraft: Shadowlands, players will be able to move between zones without a loading screen. This feature was noticed by participants of the alpha test of the Supplement.

Blizzard has revealed plans to remove the boot screen at BlizzCon 2019. In the alpha version of Shadowlands, the function is already implemented, but after some trips, you can still see the long loading of textures and unusual behavior of the character: he levitates when passing through the portal. Sometimes the loading screen returns — users assume it depends on the distance between zones.

Earlier it became known that on June 9 at 19: 00 Moscow time, a presentation on World of Warcraft: Shadowlands will be held. Blizzard will tell you more about the future addition and show new content from the game.

RELATIONSHIP WITH A HORSE AND DEATH FROM A COUPLE OF SWINGS OF THE SWORD — WHAT ELSE DID WE LEARN ABOUT GHOST OF TSUSHIMA

As if apologizing for a couple of years without much detail, the Studio Sucker Punch began to share more and more information about Ghost of Tsushima. Our Maxim Solodilov also found out some details about the game from the artistic Director Nate Fox (Nate Fox).

According to the developer, the game will be able to challenge sophisticated players. If the story is important to you in the first place, then no one will prevent you from setting the minimum level of difficulty:

The game is very difficult. And it has difficulty levels in case the definition of “very difficult” does not please you. We have created a combat system in the image and likeness of films about samurai, where everyone usually dies from a couple of swings of the sword. However, this works both ways: you will also die from multiple enemy attacks. The stakes in battle are extremely high. And if you like it, then welcome aboard! If you are more interested in the story, then feel free to set a low level of complexity.

To defeat the bosses, you will have to learn their movements to parry attacks and strike back. “This is an extremely serious challenge that requires many attempts,” Fox emphasizes.

The combat system is not built around counterattacks — you can always attack first, which sometimes will even be the best possible option. The most spectacular and powerful attacks require determination, which is displayed as Golden balls in the corner of the screen. In addition, it is necessary for the treatment of the protagonist.

By the way, violent battles are not the only reason why the game received an age rating for adults. The dark tone of the plot also played a role:

The game tells the story of a brutal Mongol attack on Tsushima. In itself, the story of people’s survival in this difficult time is adult in nature. It has a place for valiant heroes and desperate egoists. Such a serious topic is not suitable for everyone, it is aimed at an adult audience. In addition, we have a brutal combat system, which also contributed to the adult rating.

As for classes in the open world, everyone’s favorite clearing of outposts will be here. However, according to Fox, this does not interfere with the gameplay variety-they say, the game also has a lot of ” typical activities for the samurai genre.”

During a demonstration on State of Play, a player drove past a bear that was gnawing on a Mongol, but decided not to interfere, although he could easily do so. In the game there are both friendly animals that can help you, and hostile ones, like the same bear. Of course, the attackers can be killed. However, the world is alive and consists not only of animals that want to kill you. There are still Mongols patrolling the island. Add to this dynamic systems of changing weather and time of day, and you get an interesting world to explore.

In addition, the main character is able to steal horses from the Mongols, but the main horse named Nobu remains with you throughout the game. An ungulate companion cannot die, and it is allowed to summon it at any time. As you progress, your relationship will develop.

Not all of the content in Ghost of Tsushima was created “manually” — some of the work was left to random algorithms. This should make the game less predictable:

The game is for the most part a combination of these things. It is not entirely scripted, because it is a simulation. But at the same time, this simulation unfolds among the stories, and they are made “manually”. And when these elements collide, you get interesting results, because you do not know how the Mongols will react, for example, to your attempt to save someone from certain death.

And finally a little about the technical features: Ghost of Tsushima supports HDR technology on both the base PS4 and PS4 Pro. The older model boasts only 4K resolution, which is achieved by chess rendering. The frame rate (30 fps) seems to be the same there and there.

“The Ghost of Tsushima” will appear on July 17. Whether the game will be released on the PlayStation 5 is unclear — at the moment, all the developers ‘ efforts are focused on the version for the current generation of consoles.

NAVI held the lead on the second day of the PSL PUBG Spring Challenge

Natus Vincere remained in the top position in the PSL Elisa Viihde PUBG Spring Challenge standings after the second day of play. The team made 57 kills and earned 108 points.

Matches are played on Miramar, Erangel and Sanhok. In second and third places are the Russian teams Northern Lights Team and UNITY — they scored 103 and 95 points, respectively. Team Liquid is in the fourth position, and Entropiq is in the fifth. Team SoloMid is ranked sixth, and TORNADO ENERGY is ranked seventh.

PSL Elisa Viihde PUBG Spring Challenge runs from may 19 to 21. Participants draw a prize pool of $16 thousand, the winner will receive half.

Take-Two: the new part of GTA will not be released until April 2021

Take-Two officially stated that the 2020 fiscal year will be “quiet” for the company, without AAA releases. This means that GTA VI and other major titles will not be released until April 2021.

The publisher clarified that high-budget games are in development, but did not report anything else. Take-Two is happy with its position. The company will wait a few months after the release of the PS5 and Xbox Series X, and then present their games on them — when the consoles find their first buyers.

In an annual financial report for investors, the publisher said that in the next five years, its studios will release 93 games. 63 of them will be targeted at the target audience, 17-at non-target audience, and the other 16 — at casual players.

The total circulation of GTA V exceeded 130 million copies, excluding distribution in the Epic Games Store. In addition, the circulation of Red Dead Redemption 2 was 31 million copies, Borderlands 3 — 10 million, and Mafia III — 7 million.

G2 Esports выпустила фирменные защитные маски для борьбы с коронавирусом

ESports organization G2 Esports presented branded protective face masks, which went on sale in an online store. According to CEO Carlos ocelote Rodriguez Santiago, so the club wants to “contribute to the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.”

All the money earned from the sale of masks will be transferred to the account of the Charité University hospital in Berlin, which is one of the largest in Europe. The cost of one mask is €15, and the organization will provide free delivery of the order anywhere in the world.

Fans of G2 Esports mostly reacted positively to the club’s initiative, although there were also those who were skeptical of the action. Some people did not like the design of the mask — they pointed out the unfortunate location of the logo, and also complained that the mask does not look like a “branded samurai”. Other users reminded that this mask is not able to protect against COVID-19.

Civilization VI and Borderlands collection-a possible list of upcoming distributions in the Epic Games Store has appeared online

A reddit user has published a possible list of games that will be distributed in the Epic Games Store in the coming weeks. According to this data, civilization VI, Borderlands: The Handsome Collection and ARK: Survival Evolved will participate in the store’s weekly promotion. Epic Games did not comment on this information.

Civilization VI is a turn-based strategy game released in 2016. The game has an average score of 86 out of 100 from critics on the aggregator Metacritic. Whether EGS will distribute any extensions along with the basic version of the title, is not reported.

Borderlands: The Handsome Collection includes the second part of the shooter series and Pre-Sequel, as well as all the DLC for them. The set was released in 2015, including as a port for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

ARK: Survival Evolved is a multi-player survival simulator that was released in June 2015. The PC version is rated 70 out of 100 on Metacritic.

As before, each hand of these games will last a week. Until may 21, Epic Games Store users can also get a free premium edition of Grand Theft Auto V with the “Criminal organization” set for GTA Online.

The authors of Nioh 2 made a gift to the players in honor of the million copies sold

Koei Tecmo Studio reported the first million sold copies of the action Nioh 2. As a thank you, the authors gave all users a set of samurai armor. Players received a set along with a free update, which was released on may 15 — you can see the list of changes at the link.

Along with the update, Sony recalled that three major story additions will be released for Nioh 2. The first one, titled “tengu’s Disciple”, is scheduled for July 30. The events of the DLC will be to develop the main plot. With the addition of new weapons and armor, demonic forms and bosses will appear in the game.

Nioh 2 is an action game with elements of a role-playing game in the style of Dark Souls. Events unfold in the setting of a fantasy medieval Japan. The game was released on March 12, 2020 exclusively for the PlayStation 4.

Virtus.pro and Natus Vincere will perform at the OGA Dota PIT online tournament

The organizers of OGA Dota PIT announced an online tournament for Europe. Four teams from the CIS will compete in the championship — Virtus.pro, Natus Vincere, HellRaisers, and Team Spirit.

Og, Team Secret, Team Liquid, Alliance, Ninjas in Pyjamas and ViKin.gg. Teams will compete in two groups in a round-Robin system. The playoffs will be held in a double-elimination format.

AMD SAPPHIRE DOTA PIT Online EU/CIS Region will be held from 13 to 23 may. The prize Fund of the competition will be $150 thousand, of which $62 thousand will go to the winner. From may 1 to may 11 a similar tournament is held in China.

Natus Vincere fell to the bottom of The weplay grid! Pushka League

Natus Vincere lost to Team Secret in the quarterfinals of WePlay! Pushka League Season 1 Division 1 Dota 2. the Match ended with a score of 0: 2. the Team of Ilyas illias Ganeev fell into the lower bracket of the championship, where they will meet with Alliance on may 10 at 14:00 Moscow time.

In the semifinals of the top bracket, Secret will compete with Team Liquid. The meeting is scheduled for may 10, 20: 00 Moscow time. The next match of the game day will be held between Ninjas in Pyjamas and VP. Prodigy at 20: 00 Moscow time.

WePlay! Pushka League runs from April 23 to may 12 online. 14 teams play for $250,000.

The third season of Parimatch Dota 2 League will start on may 10

Matches of the third season of Parimatch Dota 2 League will start on may 10. Participate in the tournament Virtus.pro, FlyToMoon and other teams. According to the mutual decision of the organizers and the club, the VP.Prodigy team will skip the season — Team Empire Hope will perform instead.

Stepan Shulga, head of eSports at Parimatch
Stepan Shulga, head of eSports at Parimatch:
“In our opinion, the Parimatch League will fairly adhere to the rule “1 organization — 1 team”. By a joint decision of the organizers and the club, VP.Prodigy leaves the League. First line-up Virtus.pro will continue to compete in the Parimatch League.”

The group stage will be held according to the round-robin system with matches up to two wins. The top four teams will go to the playoffs, where they will compete in a double-elimination bracket. The Grand final will be held in the best-of-5 format. Teams with 5-6 positions will play in the next season’s play-offs for the right to retain their place in the League, and the rest will leave the competition.

The prize Fund for Parimatch League Season 3 will be $100 thousand. The winner will get half. Ruhub Studio will broadcast the matches in Russian.

Team Secret closed its Fortnite division

Team Secret has announced the dissolution of the Fortnite roster. The organization decided to leave the discipline. On Twitter, representatives of the club noted that the game has become less relevant for professional teams.

The organization stated that Fortnite remains a good platform for casual players and content creators. Team Secret added that it may return to the discipline in the future, but did not say under what conditions.

The club signed the first Fortnite roster in April 2018. According to Liquipedia, over two years, members of the “battle Royale” team earned almost $280 thousand.

Former team Secret roster for Fortnite:
Scram;
Domentos;
Muse.

Team Unique earned its first victory in the Epic Prime League

Team Unique beat Cyber Legacy in the DotA 2 Epic Prime League Season 1 group stage match. Ivan VANSKOR Skorokhod’s Team finished the match with a score of 2: 0 and earned three points.

For Unique, the victory was the first in the championship. She lost earlier Virtus.pro, VP. Prodigy and FlyToMoon. The team beat B8 Esports in the standings-the roster of Danil Dendi Ishutin has five defeats and two points on the account.

Epic Prime League Season 1 runs from April 15 to may 12 online. Teams play a prize pool of $150,000.

Loda: “the International 2020 is canceled, but Dota 2 is thriving»

Jonathan Loda Berg shared his opinion about moving The International 2020 to Dota 2. He noted that online “DotA” continues to grow, despite the situation. In a tweet, Berg suggested that by the new dates of TI, this figure will reach one million users and the tournament will become the best eSports event in history.

Jonathan Loda Berg:

“The International 2020 is canceled, but Dota 2 is thriving. In a few months, we have gone from 400,000 players at the peak to 700,000. When TI returns, we will break the million-user mark and make IT the greatest event that has ever happened.”

Valve announced the transfer of TI 2020 on the night of may 1. The company made this decision because of the coronavirus pandemic. New dates for the tournament have not yet been announced, but the organizers assume that the competition will take place in 2021.