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August 14, 2020

B Site announces last North American Valorant Ignition Series tournament

B Site announces last North American Valorant Ignition Series tournament

Since the recent conclusion to the VALORANT FaZe Clan Invitational with TSM taking home the crown by defeating Sentinels 3-2 in intense finals, fans have been eagerly waiting for the announcement of the next Ignition series tournament for North America to see these two teams in action again. The FaZe Clan Invitational had a viewer count of above 175,000 and is the most viewed finals in VALORANT till date.

B site has put an end to the long wait of VALORANT fans as they have announced the fourth and final Ignition Series tournament for North America – Pop Flash. The tournament will rock a prize pool of $50,000 and will be held in conjunction with FACEIT. Pop Flash is scheduled to start on August 26th and the finals will be held on August 30th.

Pop Flash will feature a total of eight teams including five B Site’s founding teams namely Cloud9, Dignitas, Team Envy, Gen.G, and Immortals with three additional teams – Sentinels, T1, and TSM.

The tournament will be casted by known faces in the casting scene like Christine “Potter” Chi, Alex “Mauisnake” Ellenberg, Daniel “ddk” Kapadia, and Erik “DoA” Lonnquist, with some additional talent yet to be announced.

Viewers can tune in to FLASHPOINT’s official Twitch and YouTube channels to catch the action live.y

Published at Fri, 14 Aug 2020 07:43:05 +0000

Fortnite removed from Apple App Store & Google Play Store

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The world famous battle-royale game Fortnite is removed from Apple’s App Store after Epic Games announced “Fortnite Mega Drop“.

Epic Games announced a new payment system through which users can directly pay to Epic Games, bypassing the standard 30% cut usually charged in App/Play Store.

Apple responded to this decision by removing Fortnite from its App Store as it “violates the guidelines regarding in-app payments” of App Store. The game was also removed from Google Play Store but it can be downloaded from Epic Games official website.

Fortnite has quickly responded to this move, and sought legal route to end “Apple’s anti-competitive restrictions on mobile device marketplace.” Also Epic games launched a hashtag ‘#FreeFortnite’ and called out it player base to take actions. They also released a short clip on YouTube mocking Apple.

According to the new implementations, players can choose from two options for any in-app purchases. If a player has to purchase 1000 V-bucks, usually they have to pay $9.99 through the normal system but with the new system, the players can opt to pay a discounted price of $7.99 through Epic direct payment.

Although App Store has removed the game, players can still continue if it is already installed on their devices. Fortnite cannot push any major updates until this issue is solved but the payment system and game is running smoothly for now.

Google Play Store cannot restrict the game on such a level because third-party apps can be easily installed on android through multiple sources and Fortnite has already opted this route, making the game available on its website.

Published at Fri, 14 Aug 2020 05:27:22 +0000

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