This week in esports: PUBG suing Fortnite, Aston Villa FC, Logitech, Mixer

This week in esports has seen a variety of big, surprising stories come into the fray. From PUBG Corporation suing Epic Games over Fortnite to Aston Villa FC launching its own esports league, there’s plenty for you to get caught up on.

If you don’t want to miss a thing, then our ESI Dispatch newsletter will keep you in the loop throughout the week!

PUBG Corp sues Fortnite studio for copyright infringement

PUBG Corporation has filed a copyright violation lawsuit against Epic Games’ Fortnite, according to a representative.

Both PUBG and Fortnite are popular titles in the Battle Royale genre, and the corporation believes that it’s protecting its copyright by filing the suit. There’s a lack of details beyond what we’ve mentioned at the moment, so there’s no knowing how this lawsuit will turn out.

Aston Villa FC launch FIFA esports league in partnership with EGL

Aston Villa FC has entered esports in a big way, launching its own esports series – AVFC Gaming – alongside European Gaming League (EGL).

This league will see FIFA 18 be the game of choice, played on both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. It will be split into four parts: a qualifier, a last-chance qualifier, a wildcard tournament, and the final.

Logitech acquires Beyond Entertainment

Community tournament organiser Beyond Entertainment has been acquired by Logitech – this includes its brand, website, and platform.

This deal is a way for Logitech to enable competitors of every level to compete, giving a platform for amateur and aspiring players. Beyond currently runs tournaments for Call of Duty, Halo, and Rocket League.

Mixer to bring 15,000 hours of esports content with ESL partnership

After celebrating being under the management of Microsoft for an entire year, Mixer has entered a media deal with ESL that will see “15,000 hours of programming” from Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, League of Legends, and Dota 2 come to the streaming platform.

ESL has an exclusive broadcast deal with Facebook for the ESL One series of tournaments, and Mixer currently provides replays for the ESL Pro League, so a similar situation could spawn out of the deal. No further details have been released at this time.

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Weekly PC download charts: PUBG deposed by Dark Souls: Remastered

After 60 weeks at Steam's peak, PUBG has been felled by Dark Souls: Remastered (pic). — AFP Relaxnews

After 60 weeks at Steam’s peak, PUBG has been felled by Dark Souls: Remastered (pic). — AFP Relaxnews

The 14-month reign of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds at the top of the Steam charts has come to an end, with Dark Souls: Remastered taking the crown and a madeover Raft nipping at its heels.

Battle royale spearhead PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds made it past the 60-week mark before its uninterrupted stay atop Steam’s best-seller chart game to an end.

It was the remastered edition of 7 1⁄2 year old modern classic Dark Souls, also reissued for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch, that knocked PUBG off its well-defended perch, allowing players to visit or revisit the game’s iconic and beast-infested locations, from the depths of Blighttown to the heights of the Anor Londo citadel.

The original PC edition, first released in 2012, was notoriously unoptimised at launch, leading to the adoption of an unofficial community patch, DSFix, which was viewed as an essential component in restoring the Dark Souls experience.

With the arrival of Dark Souls: Remastered, which boasts a 60 frame-per-second screen refresh rate – even in the legendarily choppy Blighttown location – basic Dark Souls has been removed for sale on Steam.

In its place, existing owners are being offered a 50% discount on the revamped digital purchase, incentivising fans to double-dip for the sake of a smoother gameplay experience.

In addition to support for 4K resolution on PC, PS4, and XBO, other alterations include six-player multiplayer and the option of password-protected sessions.

With PUBG bumped down to second on Steam, it’s another remaster, Raft, that’s in third. First released as a free download from Itch.io, and a huge hit on video and streaming platforms such as YouTube and Twitch, the seaborne survival game has received a comprehensive graphical overhaul along with multiplayer connectivity, reefs and islands, and an expanded selection of items, parts, sealife and crops.

The original remains available on raft.itch.io/raft.

Steam* (steampowered.com)
1. Dark Souls: Remastered
2. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds
3. Raft
4. House Flipper
5. Wizard Of Legend
*Steam chart based on revenue rather than units.

Humble Store (humblebundle.com/store)
1. Destiny 2 – Expansion Pass
2. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Game Of The Year Edition
3. Dark Souls III
4. Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands
5. Prey

GamersGate EU (gamersgate.com)
1. Conan Exiles
2. Hitman – Game Of The Year Edition
3. Grand Theft Auto Online: Megalodon Shark Cash Card
4. Sid Meier’s Civilization V: The Complete Edition
5. Pillars Of Eternity II: Deadfire

Fanatical (fanatical.com)
1. Bento Bundle incl. Gurumin, Graze Counter
2. Killer Bundle XI incl. Forward To The Sky, ICY
3. Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Bundle
4. Batman: Arkham Knight Bundle
5. All Stars X Bundle incl. Chroma Squad, Skullgirls

GOG (gog.com)
1. ELEX
2. Titan Quest: Ragnarok
3. Battle Chasers: Nightwar
4. Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition
5. The Dwarves

Itchio‘s Most Popular (itch.io)
1. Baldi’s Basics in Education and Learning
2. Insomnis
3. Alluvium
4. The Lunatic
5. A Tale Of Paper

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Twitch Implement New Filters to Make PUBG Streams Easier to Watch


Twitch have rolled out new intelligent tools and filters for users watching streams of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG), allowing them to tailor their viewing experience.

Some of the most popular games on Twitch are of course the battle royale genre, with games like H1Z1, PUBG and Fortnite leading the way.

PUBG of course was one of the first battle royale games to become majorly popular for streaming, and often held the number one spot on the site for most concurrent viewers.

  • More: PUBG PC 1.0 Update #13 Brings Balance Changes and New Crate – Full Patch Notes

It has been dethroned to an extent but its main rival, Fortnite, but still attracts hundreds of thousands of viewers everyday, and some of the biggest names on Twitch still consistently stream PUBG over its counterpart.

And it is not difficult to understand why PUBG and similar games are so popular for spectators, with a single match typically taking no longer than 20 minutes, and can be particularly intense as it reaches the final few players.

Amazon owned Twitch have obviously taken note of the growth of BR, which now often surpasses major esports events in viewership, and so are putting some work into improving the viewing experience.

New tools and filters have been implemented so that viewers of PUBG can now sort streams by a two variables; the mode (solo, duo or squad) and the number of players remaining.

This allows viewers to make switch between matches as they near completion, tuning in at the most intense moments and cutting out all the boring bits.

The filters are akin to the map filters used for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive streams, which allow users to only view streams playing a certain map.

Given the information needed for these filters, it is likely that it is only possible with PC based PUBG streams, and may not be possible with console streams playing on Xbox.

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Landing Places To Get 8 X Scope And Kar98K Tools In PUBG

In PUBG, your every move will decide your success or failure. For instance, to turbo-charge your gaming, you will have to first land in the right places. You might be surprised to know that some tools in the game will act as an elixir. For instance, consider the tools like 8 X Scope and Kar98K. Most players say that they are hard to find. But, there are some places that will help you gain these tools. It means that landing in the right places will help you gain these tools.

Ideal landing places to get 8 X Scope and Kar98K:

Bunker in Shelter is the first place you can choose to land to find these tools. When you look at the map, you will find a place called the shelter. When the flight is moving closer to this place, just get out of the flight. Keep a watch on the map and when you are close to the shelter, use the parachute to land. Just get into a building. Quickly gather other tools. Here, you should be watchful as you might have one or two enemies. Let us consider that you at not able to find 8 X Scope in the building. Killing an enemy in this place might help you find the tool from him.

The shooting range is yet another place, where you can find these tools. In the same way like shelter, you will have to find this place on the map. Then, you should carefully land here. In this place, you can particularly find Kar98K.

The city area between Ruins & Rozhok is yet another place of choice to find these tools. Here, you have greater chances to find 8 X Scope in any of the buildings. So, carefully search for one building after another. You will find one.

The Blue-Green building in Mylta Power is yet another place to land. After landing in this place, slowly explore the places. Here, you have the chance to find both the tools. These two tools are identified as the tools of winners in PUBG game. So, finding them is not tricky. All you have to do is to land in the right place. So, like planning other things, you should carefully choose your landing spot as well.

Next time when you play this game, choose any of the places mentioned above. It will increase your chances of finding the most powerful tools in PUBG. If you do not want to choose the hard path, you can choose battlegrounds hack. Not just these tools, you can find many other tools with the right hack tool.

The playerunknown’s battlegrounds hacks will provide you with unlimited resources. Most players, who have played this game know the power of resources. In fact, you should get into the task of finding resources as soon as you land. The faster you gather resources, better will you be in a position to fight against enemies. You can get the resources with ease using player unknown battlegrounds ESP. learn more about PUBG hacks!

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