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‘League of Legends’ championship will start in Shanghai despite pandemic

Riot Games At least one major eSports league is determined to push forward with in-person finals despite the COVID-19 pandemic. Riot Games has announced that the League of Legends World Championship 2020 will take place in Shanghai between September 25th and October 31st, with the finals held at the new Pudong Soccer Stadium. The developer …

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Valorant’s twelfth agent is Killjoy, a German robotics genius

Riot Games Riot is adding another heroic ‘agent’ to Valorant, its currently PC-exclusive first-person shooter. Today, the developer — best known for League of Legends, a popular MOBA that has spawned its own card game and auto chess spin-off — has unveiled Killjoy, a fictional genius from Germany who loves building robots. She’ll be added …

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Cloudflare outage cuts off connections to Discord, DownDetector and others

Andrei Stanescu via Getty Images If you’re having trouble accessing an internet site or service, it may not be your connection. Services that rely on Cloudflare for DNS and caching to help them stay online are currently inaccessible for many people. Affected services include Discord, Authy, Feedly and DownDetector (which is still faithfully notifying people …

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Riot Games will donate $1 million to support racial equality

Sponsored Links Riot Games Riot Games President Dylan Jadeja has published a letter revealing how the company intends to help combat racism and injustice. In it, Jadeja has announced that the developer is committing $1 million on efforts focusing on areas that the company believes “require attention and in which [it] can have an impact.” …

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‘Valorant’ 1.0 launch adds a new character, game mode and map

Sponsored Links Riot Games After all the teasing, jostling for keys and hyped up streams, Riot’s new 5v5 FPS Valorant is about to officially launch. The game is already live for players across the Asia-Pacific region, and and will go live in the Americas in about twelve more hours (if you’re tempted to VPN to …

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‘Valorant’ will be available to everyone on June 2nd

Sponsored Links Riot Games If you’ve been itching to play Valorant but somehow haven’t had success in snagging a beta key by watching Twitch streams, you won’t have to wait too much longer to try it. Riot Games will make its free-to-play tactical shooter available to everyone in most regions on June 2nd.  Those who …

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‘Valorant’ is harvesting talent from stagnating esports

Yesterday, the reigning MVP of Overwatch esports, Jay “sinatraa” Won, confirmed rumors and announced he was leaving his $150,000-a-year deal with San Francisco Shock for a pro career in Riot Games’ new first-person-shooter Valorant. It’s a huge deal for Riot, it’s a blow for Blizzard, the developer behind Overwatch, and it’s just the latest in …

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