Major eSports tournaments forced to make changes due to coronavirus
All three big upcoming League of Legends tournaments will now take place without audiences within closed studios while a Dota 2 major has been postponed altogether. These cancelations are coming after the global coronavirus pandemic spread rapidly over the last few days. Fans who bought tickets will be refunded soon.
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Esports pro and twitch streamer Reckful commits suicide
The 31-year-old Twitch streamer and former esports pro Byron 'Reckful' Bernstein reportedly died on July 2 after taking his own life. His ex-girlfriend, BlueGoesMew, posted the news on Twitter. "Yes, it’s him. He’s gone," they said, after fans expressed concern over the Reckful's wellbeing following tweets he'd posted. "I’ve been having a panic attack for an hour. I don’t know what to do."
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Rayman Legends to be the first in a series of Ubisoft giveaways
The world-famous platformer 'Rayman Legends' is currently free for anyone who wishes to download it. Ubisoft has said that it intends to give away a large number of games over the next few weeks in order to encourage social distancing. The game will be available until April 4th and can be downloaded from the Uplay.
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Modern Warfare 2 remaster trailer leaked
It looks like one of the most popular first-person shooter games of all time is finally getting remastered. The campaign trailer for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 remastered has been leaked online. Activision still hasn't officially confirmed this release.
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Square Enix rolls out Nier Replicant upgrade
Game developers Square Enix have announced that upgrade to Nier Replicant, the prequel to 2017's critically acclaimed Nier Automata, will soon be rolled out for PS4, Xbox One and PC users as a celebration of the game's 10-year anniversary. The upgrade is not to be a remaster or remake but instead has been described by producer Yusuke Saito as a "version up".
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