Time for another GameGeek Weekly Recap!
Did you enjoy your gaming week? We’re sure Fortnite develepers and publishers did!
Fortnite and Tencent’s $15million deal
How much is Tencent willing to pay to get Fortnite rolling in China? $15 million dollars.
From a graph released by Newzoo, 30.1% of gamers around the world played battle royale games in Feb 2018! That’s a third of the gaming population! Maybe that’s what Tencent is looking at.
Fortnite is so hot right now that its top streamer Ninja just hosted a charity event as thanks to his fans in the game’s massive community. Not to mention that $2,500 bounty every time he’s eliminated.
$3 million fine for Valve
“No refunds? No, thanks!” says the High Court of Australia as they drop a $3 million Australian Dollar fine against Valve. Apparently, not giving the refund option to a customer is against the law in the land down under.
Back in 2014, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, or ACCC, took Valve to court for their no-refund policy and the latter was fined the said amount in 2016. Appeals were filed by Valve but to no avail. Will there be a third try?
Techies is back!
Dota 2 7.00 may have removed the Squee and Spleen from Captain’s Mode but not enough to get rid of them! Channel your Aui_2000 side and play like you’re in TI5 as Techies is now back in Captain’s Mode!
According to a report from Esportsranks, Techies curently has a low win-rate ratio across multiple skill brackets in pub games. However, one cannot conclude that it’ll be the same for the professional gaming scene. Are they going to surprise us with a Techies pick again?
Fiercer after a year
Astralis wins DreamHack Masters Marseille! After a year without a single LAN title, Astralis swept Natus Vincere in BO3 and claimed the title with their impressive run.
The PUBG Southeast Asia Championship will see squads across six countries battling it out against each other in five different venues. The best squad from each qualifier will head on to Thailand for the regional qualifiers which will be held from June 23 to 24. The Qualifiers will officially kick off on April 28, 2018 and is open to all PUBG squads. Good luck!
Reeking with cheaters? Players abuse payback
Rules of Survival players got so fed up with cheaters that when a “LAG scheme” with no third party application required came up, word spread like wildfire. A player uses the mouse scroll to cause LAG to low-end PCs in a surrounding area in-game by rapidly switching from one weapon to another. Thankfully, its all gone now or we would’ve flipped a coin between cheaters or LAG abusers every game.