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.