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    Paulinho is statistically the best player on the FIFA 18 World Cup mode

    The FIFA 18 World Cup mode has been out for over a week now and Ultimate Team players have begun to build ridiculous squads on the mode.Despite his high overall of 87, many players may overlook including Paulinho in their squads - not realising that they're missing out on the best non-Icon player in the mode.When adding up all players' total statistics in the game (not just the ones that appear on the card), Paulinho remains supreme with none of his stats in the red. Excluding Icons,Paulinho is the best player in FIFA 18's World Cup mode when adding up ...

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    Rocket League releases brand new DLC themed around Jurassic World

    Psyonix have announced new DLC is releasing for Rocket League later this month themed around the upcoming film, Jurassic World.The DLC pack will cost $1.99 and will release June 18 on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.The classic Jurassic Park Jeep will be playable in the game, with a Jurassic World decal on the blue team and a Jurassic Park decal for the orange team. The iconic jeep from Jurassic World and Jurassic Park is coming to Rocket League in new DLC For those worried about playing with a bulky car, Psyonix has given the Jeep the same hitbox as ...

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    Dota 2 veteran Loda retires from pro play to coach Alliance

    Jonathan 'Loda' Berg has retired from playing Dota 2 professionally, but he isn't leaving the esports scene altogether.The 30 year old Swede is stepping down from playing for Alliance, but he is stepping up to a coaching role with the team.'It is the conclusion of the Legend's pro player career, but he will always carry on its legacy,' announced Alliance in a tweet. Jonathan 'Loda' Berg has stopped playing Dota 2 professionally but will coach now Alliance In the same announcement, Alliance said Maximilian 'Qojqva' Broecker will be stepping in as Loda's replacement. He played with current Alliance players Michael 'miCKe' ...

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    LoL Clash is back for one day as Riot tests the gamemode on the OCE server with free entrt

    League of Legends new Clash mode is returning for one day as Riot continue their maintenance on the highly anticipated mode.Clash's global launch was a disaster as repeated bugs meant they were unable to go ahead with the tournaments' opening weekend. Riot made up to players by bringing back the fan-favourite ARURF mode for that weekend instead.And now Clash is going to be playable for the first time since it's launch as Riot is hosting a one day event on the OCE server, on Tuesday June 5 at 7pm AEST, to see if that have resolved the previous issues. Clash ...

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    FIFA 19 rumoured to pick up Serie A license while PES 2019 lose deal with Borussia Dortmund

    PES 2019 has been dealt a massive blow as they fall further and further behind FIFA in terms of player, team and tournament licenses.FIFA has been outselling PES for years and already hold the licenses for most leagues. Yet, PES had some aces up their sleeves with the Champions League and Barcelona amongst their small collection of rights.However, after already losing the rights to the Champions League and Europa League rights earlier this year, Konami and PES have had their deal with Borussia Dortmund terminated early. Meanwhile, EA Sports continues to gain more control. The four-year deal had a couple ...

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    Controversial xQc is set to return to pro play for the Overwatch World Cup

    The annual Overwatch World Cup will return this November where the world's best players will play in new lineups in hope of silverware and national pride.And it appears we'll also see a few surprises at the tournament this year, including the on-stage return of Felix 'xQc' Lengyel.The controversial player hasn't competed since March after his release from Dallas Fuel. However, Canada's coach Justin 'Jayne' Conroy has confirmed that xQC will make the squad. xQc will make his return to professional play with Team Canada at the Overwatch World Cup xQc's departure from Dallas came after a long line of suspensions for inappropriate ...

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    Is Fortnite killing PUBG? PUBG is losing players fast

    PUBG looked absolutely untouchable last year, with millions of players playing every day and breaking records.But now, Fortnite Battle Royale rules the roost, and it looks like it's costing the other Battle Royale games big time. In January, PUBG had nearly 3 million concurrent players at peak, while during May, that number dropped to just under 2.2 million. These stats are according to Steam Charts (via Dot Esports). Fortnite Battle Royale is more popular than ever, while other Battle Royales are losing players In terms of average players, the number has dropped from a peak of 1,584,886.8 in January 2018 to just ...

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    Los Angeles Valiant partners with the LGBTQ+ You Can Play Project

    The You Can Play Project is an initiative dedicated to ensuring safety and inclusion for everyone who plays sports, and it has just partnered with esports team Los Angeles Valiant.You Can Play has support from various traditional sports organisations in the National Hockey League and Major League Soccer, but this is the first time it has partnered with an esports organisation.The Los Angeles Valiant, owned by Immortals, are currently participating in the inaugural season of the Overwatch League.  LA Valiant are participating in the Overwatch League and have partnered with You Can Play You Can Play was launched in 2012 by ...

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    Celebrity participants for the Fortnite Pro-Am at E3 revealed

    Epic Games has announced some of the celebrities who will be teaming up with Fortnite pros and streamers at the Celebrity Pro-Am taking place at E3 this year.They've also said that $3 million in prize money will be given out to charities, with $1 million going to the winning duo's choice.That $3 million isn't included in the $100 million in prize money that's going to be dished out in Fortnite esports over the coming year.  50 top Fortnite pros / streamers / and YouTubers will team up with celebrities for a huge game 50 pros / streamers / YouTubers will be teaming ...

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    League of Legends: Banner of Command is being removed from ARAM

    This week's patch has made a number of changes to the all-random-all-mid (ARAM) mode in League of Legends, most of them for the better.However there will be a hotfix to remove Banner of Command from the mode, which is a pretty uncommon occurrence.The random element of the mode of course leads to overpowered heroes and items, but Banner in Command in particular has been seen to be too good by Riot Games. Banner of Command's empowered minions are too good in ARAM, so it's on the way out The item in question gives you 60 armor, +125% base health regeneration, and ...

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    FIFA 18 Ultimate Team of the Season revealed

    Don't worry if you missed the limited time Team of the Season for each of the major leagues, you now have a chance to get the best FIFA 18 players once again.EA Sports just revealed the FIFA 18 Ultimate Team of the Season, which is a super-team made up of the best of the best players from around the world this season.The squad contains the usual suspects, and the first 11 contains four Premier League players, five La Liga players, one Bundesliga player, and one Serie A player.  Once again, Cristiano Ronaldo is the highest rated player in FIFA 18 ...

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    Voting is live for the Overwatch League All-Star game

    We're close to the end of Stage 4 of the inaugural season of the Overwatch League, and we'll soon be heading into playoffs. By the end of July, we'll have the first ever OWL champions, but that won't be the end of this year's Overwatch esports action.On August 25, the Overwatch League All-Star weekend will kick off, pitting the league's best players against each other in a battle of the Atlantic and Pacific divisions. Jjonak is almost certain to get a spot, but just how many of his NYXL team mates will join him? Voting for the All-Star game is live now, ...

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    The Overwatch League grand finals have already sold out

    Esprorts fans have already purchased over 20,000 tickets for the Overwatch League grand finals at the Barclays Center in New York.The event is sold out, despite happening from July 27-28, which is still eight weeks away. Tickets went on sale on May 18.The winner of the grand final will take home $1 million, with $400,000 going to second place.  Will the thousands of fans at the Barclays Center be seeing NYXL win OWL, or someone else? 'We knew the Overwatch League had amazing, enthusiastic fans, but this is something else,' said Overwatch League commissioner Nate Nanzer. 'We're incredibly excited to play ...

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    PUBG PC update 14 patch notes improve grenades

    Although useful in certain situations, grenades weren't previously used all that often in PUBG.A frag grenade has always been good for clearing out a room, but most of the time, people pass molotov cocktails and stun grenades by.That could be about to change though, as update 14 for PUBG has made changes to throwables, and they should be much more potent now. Fire from molotovs can spread along wood, and frag and stun grenades are greatly improved Recently PUBG Corp removed the knockback effect from the frag grenade, which was a pretty big nerf. To compensate, the effective range and damage ...

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    Make your choices for the FIFA World Cup 2018 with EA's predictor

    Everyone has their own opinion on who's going to win the FIFA World Cup in Russia, and EA Sports is giving you the chance to make your predictions.The FIFA 18 creators have released a predictor game where you slide to the left or right depending on who you want to win. You say who you think will qualify from the group stages, and then go all the way through the knockout stages to the final. EA Sports predicts that France will beat Germany in the World Cup 2018 Final... do you agree? Along the way, you can see what EA Sports is ...

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