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PUBG Mobile Plans To Invest $100 Million In India Following National Ban

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Playing video games is not a mere hobby anymore. Many professional gamers have made a career out of esports. An example of a popular video game is the South Korean video-game, PUBG.  This online game had its highest number of downloads from India. However, the game was banned in the country due to cybersecurity concerns. Are there any plans to return it to the Indian market? Please read on to find out more about this game, its ban, and the plans it has for its fans and gamers in India. The South-Korean PUBG Player Unknown's Battle Grounds (PUBG) is a popular online multiplayer video game. It was developed and published by PUBG Corporation. The designer and director of the game are Brendan Greene. It is developed by Tencent Games under Blue Hole, Korea. How did Greene come up with the name? Well, he was a gamer and used a gaming tag of Player Unknown. Besides, the game he developed has battlegrounds hence the name PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds. It offers battle royal games and s

Speedrunner beats Super Mario Bros. World Record

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Speedrunner Niftski surpassed the Super Mario Bros. Any% world record with a time of 4min, 55 seconds, and 430 milliseconds, demolishing the previous record held by Kosmic of 4min, 55seconds and 646 milliseconds. A time save of 0.216 seconds may not seem a lot in reality, but in the videogame universe, it is a huge amount of time. This is the first world record that Speedrunner Niftski has ever accomplished in this category and with the skills he has displayed to accomplish this record, it is with much hope and faith that the record will possibly be lower.  As many persons are aware, speed has always been an essential component in video gaming, and it is what gives competitors bragging rights. Speedrunning is often referred to as a play-through of a whole video game performed with the intention of completing it as fast as possible. It is a phenomenal method that has emerged with the gaming members of the world. Two of the most well-known icons, the original Super Mario Brothers and Son

How Blockchain Technology will affect the ESports Industry

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The organization of video gaming tournaments is known as eSports. ESports use technological  networks  promoting  the  principal  features  of  sport; human-computer interfaces mediate the entry of actors and teams as well as the performance of the eSports system. It’s no mystery that the gaming industry is now  one  of today's established  and  most  profitable  sectors. Blockchain especially has a important economic impact on eSports growth.  A blockchain-based game increasingly  becomes  a  prominent player  in  the  e-sports business, allowing for players to exchange weapons, cards, or even characters on a free market so that they can  trade  virtual  game  products with  each  other  using cryptocurrency rather  than  using  fiat  currencies to buy items directly from game developers. Blockchain allows gamers to possess and also turn cryptocurrency into fiat. The prevalent problem of payment delays to e-sports competitors is a primary issue blockchain aims to solve. Tokenized

The History of Esports in South Korea

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Esports has been something since the 1960s. It came to the spotlight, however, thanks to Korea. Their government established a countrywide broadband network in the 90s, and online gaming began gaining popularity in the country. LAN cafes reached every nook and cranny. And so, South Korea's tech and esports community grew. As eSports gaming gains prominence in the rest of the world, the Korean eSports scene is getting more avid and has a bright future. The distance is still there as eSports in Korea is more than just a tournament. In Korea, nearly 40,000 spectators packed an eSport stadium to watch an LoL game in 2014. There's still no such craze in the country. It's like Brazil's soccer fans. This post will address the incredible development of digital gaming and esports in South Korea and cover its brief history. History of South Korea eSports Broadband coverage is considered a major contributor to eSports’ growth, not only in Korea but worldwide. However, the country

The Esports Industry in China

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by EIKO on December 8 “Shifting currents” E-sports are a recent phenomenon. The advent of the internet age and of ever powerful computers, meant that the processing power they generated could be used for entertainment and a virtual world which more than anything served initially as an escape from reality. Later however as the gaming industry took ever larger prominence and videogames became ever realer and complicated, competition gradually took the form of an organized sports with players dedicating hours upon hours on video games such as World of Warcraft, League of Legends, Counter-Strike and many others.  This phenomena took a grip especially in Asia and particularly, East Asia with countries like China, Japan, South Korea being the most notable examples where this form of competition took the form of actual sport with competition and spectators filling the concert halls and TVs with dedicated gaming platforms. Chinese gamers saw e-sports as a leisure activity and a fun way to esca

New Downtown Chicago Esports Stadium Plans to Open by Summer 2022

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Are you an esports fan? If yes, then there's good news for you! We might get to see an esports stadium in Chicago by 2022 where professional gamers will play video games, and people will watch them. Scott Greenberg is well known for building trendy downtown hotels. Greenberg plans to create a $30 million resort named Surge near Stevenson Expressway. The president of Lincolnshire-based architecture group ECD and Chicago-based augmented reality gaming company MassVR announced proposals on December 5th, 2020. They intend to redevelop a Near South Side property with Chicago's first dedicated stadium for hundreds of fans to watch competitive video game tournaments. The proposed site at 2500 S. Wabash Ave., called Surge, will also have a bar and restaurant and room for up to 80 people to engage in virtual reality gaming together in a 25,000-square-foot free-roam arena. The $30 million project is a risky wager on esports that has grown from a fringe pursuit to a mainstream, billion-do

Travis Scott Fortnite Concert 2020

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The popular video game, named Fortnite , was developed by Epic Games in 2017. It has three distinct game mode versions like Fortnite save the world, Fortnite battle royale, and Fortnite creative. The Save the World and Creative versions proved successful for Epic Games, but the Fortnite Battle Royale, in particular, provided them more success by drawing in more than 125 million players in less than a year. They earned hundreds of millions of dollars per month, and it became a cultural phenomenon for them. Travis Scott is a producer and a rapper who held a concert inside the game. The biggest reason for the popularity of Travis Scott is the larger-than-life concerts. The first Astronomical concert happened at 7 PM ET on April 23rd, 2020. The other four shows took place on Friday and Saturday after the first one so that the people of different time zones and having a different schedule could also get the opportunity to attend the other concerts.  Because of the Covid-19, everyone was s

PC Games Dropping in December 2020

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We have finally arrived at the final days 2020, the year that most of us could possibly described as the most challenging with the pandemic and all. This, however, does not mean no new games to expect before new year starts rolling. Here are some games dropping this month: Twin Mirror December 1 Investigative journalist named Sam Higgs is back to his hometown to attend a close friend’s funeral, but something just doesn’t feel quite right. Inspired by Twin Peaks series, Twin Mirror sets you on a quest to collect and make sense of the all the clues in a thrilling exploration. Empire of Sin December 1 A presentation of Romero Games and Paradox Interactive, the new turn-based RPG takes you back to the prohibition era during the 1920s. In Empire of Sin, you are in the middle of a turf far among organized crimes in which you must be willing to hustle and intimidate to keep your territory safe. Sam & Max Save The World Remastered December 2 Initially developed by Telltale Games and no

Red Dead Online Released By Rockstar Games

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 If you’re a gaming or esports fan and love Rockstar Games’ video games, there’s good news for you! Take-Two Interactive and Rockstar Games have officially released the standalone version of Red Dead Redemption 2, “Red Dead Online,” across all gaming platforms. The videogame Red Dead Redemption 2 significantly skipped the multiplayer suite at its launch in late 2018. Rockstar carried out a beta version later that year before unleashing the online mode several months later. However, many players were disappointed once again with Rockstar Games since the game has a huge capacity similar to Grand Theft Auto Online. Currently, Red Dead Online is available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC through the Rockstar Game Launcher, Steam, and Epic Games Store. If you have the most recent consoles, you can play Red Dead Online on both Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5 as a backward-compatible game. And yes, PlayStation and Xbox players must have PS Plus or Xbox Live Gold to play online. Plus, it