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After Smashing Records with Summer Season, ESL India Premiership is Back with Fall Season 2020

South Asia’s leading esports company NODWIN Gaming today announced that the Fall Season of the 5th edition of its flagship tournament — ESL India Premiership 2020 — will go live from 18 September. The event will be broadcast exclusively on OTT platform Disney+Hotstar. Registrations open on Thursday, August 27. ESL India Premiership’s Fall Season follows its hugely successful Summer season that played out from June to August 2020. Country’s longest-running esports league recorded its best-ever figures with 1866% increase in registrations and 325% in watch time as compared to last year. From star teams and celebrity gamers to esports influencers and fresh talent, Summer Season had it all. With the Summer Season, ESL India was also successful in penetrating a large chunk of casual gamers with...

New Mafia: Definitive Edition Narrative Trailer Debuts During Opening Night Live

Earlier today, 2K and Hangar 13 premiered a new narrative trailer for Mafia: Definitive Edition during the official Gamescom live show, Opening Night Live. The game’s second full-length narrative trailer, “A Life of Reward Too Big to Ignore,” sees protagonist Tommy Angelo learn an important lesson: that despite the cost, loyalty to the Family can bring riches and power far beyond what his life as a cab driver affords him. To see the new trailer in full, please click here, and to catch last month’s extended gameplay reveal, please click here. Mafia: Definitive Edition – a comprehensive, built-from-the-ground-up remake of the original Mafia – launches September 25. The remake features an updated script filled with rich new dialogue, expanded backstories, and additional cutscenes. Players wil...

Yakuza: Like a Dragon for PS4, Xbox One, and PC launches November 13 in the west

Yakuza: Like a Dragon will launch for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam and the Microsoft Store on November 13 in the west, publisher Sega and developer Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio announced. Yakuza: Like a Dragon will also be available for Xbox Series X on day one of the console’s release in November, as well as for PlayStation 5 at a later date. Sega also released a new trailer dubbed “How Will You Rise?,” which shows protagonist Ichiban Kasuga alongside party members Nanba, Saeko, and Adachi, as they swap between some of the more than 20 unique Jobs (classes) available throughout the game. Ichiban envisions himself as the lead character in an RPG and his battles take on the form of turn-based RPG battles. Here is an overview of the game, via its Steam page: Rise Like a Dragon Ichiban K...

Microsoft Flight Simulator – Review

From light planes to wide-body jets, fly highly detailed and accurate aircraft in the next generation of Microsoft Flight Simulator. Test your piloting skills against the challenges of night flying, real-time atmospheric simulation and live weather in a dynamic and living world. Create your flight plan to anywhere on the planet. Microsoft Flight Simulator includes 20 highly detailed planes with unique flight models and 30 hand-crafted airports. The Good Great flight simulator for those interested in planes and/or the world, with or without flight experience. The graphics are amazing, the planes fly realistically and sound good. Framerates are similar to X-Plane 11, but at much higher quality. The activities (landing challenges, bush trips etcetera) are enjoyable and a great way to learn an...

Marvel Avengers Beta – Impressions

I was able to spend quite some time with the beta for Marvel’s Avengers and I’ve found myself feeling quite conflicted with how I feel about it. At first glance, it’s everything I’ve wanted from an Avengers game but as I delved deeper and continued to play, the cracks started to surface and that’s when I started to worry. The beta kicks things off with A-Day, a celebratory event for the Avengers that quickly turns into a disaster after Taskmaster and a group of terrorists attack. We’ve seen this mission in action many times and it acts as a tutorial of sorts, allowing you to play as each one of the avengers and get a feel as to how they play. There are a couple more single-player missions involving Kamala Khan AKA Ms Marvel and the Hulk which give you a small insight into the relationship ...

Dragon Ball FighterZ DLC character Master Roshi announced

Master Roshi will be the next fighter to join Dragon Ball FighterZ as a playable character as part of FighterZ Pass 3 in September, publisher Bandai Namco and developer Arc System Works announced. Bandai Namco also announced the roadmap of Dragon Ball FighterZ Show events for the rest of 2020, which is as follows: Dragon Ball FighterZ is available now for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC via Steam.

Ghost of Tsushima: Legends online co-op multiplayer mode update coming this fall

Publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment and developer Sucker Punch have announced Ghost of Tsushima: Legends, a new online cooperative multiplayer mode coming to Ghost of Tsushima as a free update this fall. Here is an overview of Ghost of Tsushima: Legends, via PlayStation Blog: Legends is an entirely new experience—it’s a separate mode that doesn’t follow Jin or the companions from his journey, but instead focuses on four warriors who have been built up as legends in stories told by the people of Tsushima. Ghost of Tsushima‘s single-player campaign focuses on an open world and exploring the natural beauty of the island, but Legends is haunting and fantastical, with locations and enemies inspired by Japanese folk tales and mythology and an emphasis on cooperative combat and action. We de...

NODWIN Gaming launches Valorant Agni Series 2020; Registrations from August 4

NODWIN Gaming, Asia’s leading esports company, announces the launch of its first-ever Valorant tournament – NODWIN Valorant Agni Series 2020. Registrations for the tournament opened on August 4. As a run-up to the tournament, NODWIN successfully hosted a one-day Valorant Invitational on August 4 with a star-studded line-up of some of India’s most popular gamers, streamers and influencers. Valorant is a free-to-play, multiplayer, tactical first-person shooter game developed and published by Riot Games. The sixty-four days long Agni Series will have a total of four online qualifiers with each round having a separate finale. The first qualifier will be held on August 21. The winners of each of the four qualifiers will battle it out to claim the whopping prize pool of INR 4.25 lakhs in the gra...

Konami Announces eFootball PES 2021 Season Update, Available From September 15

Konami Digital Entertainment B.V. has today officially revealed eFootball PES 2021 SEASON UPDATE, the latest title in the eFootball PES franchise. The new game will be available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC (Steam) from September 15th starting at RRP €29.99 / £24.99, with pre-orders open from today1. 1 PS4, Xbox One and Steam pre-orders will go live from 14:00 UTC, July 16th. Launch Trailer eFootball PES 2021 SEASON UPDATE (PES 2021) delivers all the critically acclaimed features and gameplay from eFootball PES 2020 that was awarded “Best Sports Game” at E3 2019, plus more. Boasting the latest player and club data for the new season, the game also includes the exclusive UEFA EURO 2020™ mode and content in advance of the rescheduled real-life tournament. As the eFootball PES franchise...

Winners of Summer Grand Finals of ESL India Premiership 2020

The fifth edition of the summer season of NODWIN Gaming’s front-running event, ESL India Premiership, that went live on June 1st, 2020 concluded with a bang on July 19. Sponsored by Mercedes-Benz, Red Bull, Western Digital, Disney + Hotstar, and Airtel India esports Tour, the flagship tournament experienced an exponential rise in participation and steep rise in viewership. Player registrations were up by 1866% as and the viewership by three times in comparison to the last year’s summer season. The winners of all the four games played — CS: GO, PUBG MOBILE, Clash of Clans and FIFA20 — collectively took home the pool prize of a whopping INR 38 lakh this season. \ NODWIN Gaming kick started the summer season of the tournament with an exciting new format that had the players on the edge of the...

HP Introduces Powerhouse Gaming Portfolio Designed for the Next Generation Gamers in India

Today HP unveiled new OMEN Laptops and accessories, updates to OMEN Command Center, and introduced the first 16” Pavilion Gaming laptop – all designed for today’s gamer to play their best while pushing the limits of what their devices can do. It offers “First of its kind” hardware technologies in the industry enabling Gameplay experience to next level and offer unmatched power without any compromise. Gaming benefits are being unlocked as people are spending more time at home, uncovering new avenues for both entertainment and general well-being. Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Vickram Bedi, Senior Director, Personal Systems, HP India Market said, “HP continues to push progression in gaming by growing and evolving the ecosystem with enhanced experiences through broad gaming portfolio. We under...

Summer Grand Finals of ESL India Premiership 2020

The fifth edition of the summer season of NODWIN Gaming’s front-running event, ESL India Premiership, that went live on June 1st, 2020 is finally in its last leg. The grand finale of the mega esports event is live on Disney+Hotstar from July 16-19, 2020, giving fans across India the opportunity to watch their favourite players and teams battle it out one last time in popular games like CS:GO, Clash of Clans, PUBG MOBILE, and FIFA 20. The winner/winning team will be awarded a grand prize of a whopping INR 38 lakhs.    The ESL premiership has been a much-loved event for the esports community right since its inception in 2016. This year, however, to add more thrill to the chase and up the level of competition, NODWIN Gaming has tweaked the format to introduce the concept of Grand Final Playof...


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