These are the most likely options for The International 2020

The combination of travel restrictions and policies on group sizes proved to be too much to confidently handle so far in advance. Valve suggested that it is considering other possibilities and will make definite plans at a later date.

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Overwatch pros consider strike over OWL 2020 travel

OWL teams worried about travel expenses in 2020. While these hectic travel schedules are a very real concern for players, coaches, and fans, the teams are also struggling to deal with some potential problems the travel could entail. A one-way economy flight from …

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Will there be a 2021 Dota 2 battle pass

Plans could change depending on global travel restrictions and lockdowns, but odds are that the event will be able to take place as expected in August 2021. Expect more details to come out on crowds and in-game Dota 2 events as TI10 approaches.

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CSPPA makes new deal with TOs around 2020 CSGO player break

The change comes after many tournaments have either been moved from LAN to online, rescheduled completely, or canceled as travel between countries has become increasingly difficult. The player break was first introduced in 2016 to combat the increasing number of Counter-Strike tournaments.

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All of Yoru's abilities and agent …

The footsteps, once activated, will travel forward for a maximum of 10 seconds, often stopping when they run into a wall. It was mentioned that enemies can see the footsteps, but they can't destroy them. Yoru's Fakeout footsteps will easily travel through Viper's acid or Sage's ice. They won't be slowed down or damaged in any way.

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Riot Games announces big changes for 2020 World Championship

It has been confirmed by Riot Games that the teams qualifying to the 2020 World Championship from Vietnam will not be able to participate at the tournament due to travel restrictions, forcing the publisher to make some big changes to the World Championship format.

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Valorant pro subroza shows how best to use Yoru's flash

Players have found a new exploit that lets Sova’s arrows travel outside the map before bouncing back in bounds and triggering the map's teleporter doors. Sova is often overlooked when Valorant Here's how to blow open Ascent's B site with Yoru without help

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Twitch streamer ImJasmine banned for NSFW wardrobe malfunction

ImJasmine is a Canadian streamer who is known for her IRL content. This often includes trips to Japan. Her recent Just Chatting streams have been focused on hot tub streams and working out. This is most likely due to the travel restrictions around the world, leading the Vietnamese content creator to change her streaming content.

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DWG KIA is the big favorite for MSI 2021, and this is why

The 2021 Mid-Season Invitational is right around the corner and will bring the first international clashes of 2021, with DWG KIA looking like the biggest favorite.. After winning the world championship last year, DWG KIA has kept the impressive form and dominated the 2021 LCK Spring Split.With back-to-back LCK trophies and a world championship in the bag, it’s expected that DWG KIA will

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Net graph explained: How to measure …

High FPS in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is an important thing for players to shoot for and can give them an edge in almost every fight. The net graph command included in CSGO is the best way to measure your ping, but it also shows a lot more than just that.

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US relaxes athlete travel restrictions, could esports benefit

Travel restrictions have hit esports hard. Global travel restrictions have been major hurdles for all sporting entities, but the team-based nature of most competitive gaming titles and focus on international competition has proven to be particularly difficult for esports.

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This is why you might want to use mouse acceleration in CSGO

Without mouse accel turned on, that mouse will only ever travel at one mile an hour. But with it on, the software multiplies the distance turned in-game by by a certain amount. So, if a player had mouse acceleration on and moved their mouse at two miles an hour, mouse accel would cause them to turn at a speed of four miles-per-hour.

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These were the most popular games on Twitch in 2020

With a lack of esports support from Valve due to 2020's travel and social concerns, Dota 2 has struggled to keep up with its esports competitors. With no big tournaments to watch, Dota 2's viewership slipped to 495,008,970 hours last year.

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SumaiL wins in his return to pro Dota 2 with Team Liquid

Though OG put together a superstar roster at the start of 2020, global travel restrictions saw the team only compete together once during the qualifiers for the ESL One Los Angeles Major. After the tournament’s cancelation and the pivot to online regional leagues, OG was forced to play with a variety of substitutes while SumaiL played with

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This is how you can lower your ping in League of Legends

In the North American server, pings can be higher since data sometimes have to travel further. This means that depending on location and internet speed, some players can have pings at over 100 at a regular basis. How to lower your ping in LoL.

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This major Sova exploit can arrow open Bind's teleporter doors

Since his arrows travel different distances depending on how long players draws his bow, inconsistent bounces are all too common in the tactical shooter. H opefully Riot includes a fix for both the exploit and Sova’s overall inconsistency in upcoming patches, but for now, players will just have to be on the lookout for anyone abusing this

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MidOne kicked from OG, but is ana returning to Dota 2

Travel restrictions and a global lockdown saw the team divided up and forced to compete from overseas, with Ceb coming out of retirement to sub in for MidOne. As time went on, SumaiL was removed from the team, Ceb came out of retirement permanently, and MidOne transitioned to …

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Riot reveals 4 new Astronaut skins for Veigar, Corki, and more

Last, but not least, Corki will travel around in his little spaceship like a real Astronaut. New Astronaut skins coming to LoL for Maokai, Rammus, Veigar, and Corki. With a new batch of skins hitting the live servers soon, players better get their wallets ready. The skin line is already very popular after previous releases, so these new

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Watch rewards and drops returns for MSI 2021, schedule

At this year’s MSI, the 11 defending champions from each big region will compete for the first international trophy of the year.Originally, there would be 12 teams but GAM Esports from the VCS won’t be attending due to travel restrictions.. This would usually mean a change in the format but Riot has decided to stick to the original plan and only have three teams competing in group A.

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Coronavirus hits Dota 2 with delays to ESL One Major

It is unclear what prompted Valve to take action, but travel in China has been severely limited due to travel restrictions implemented by local authorities. This undoubtedly impacted teams’ abilities to prepare for the qualifiers, which likely led to this decision.

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Pentanet.GG brings female pro DNS as a substitute for MSI

The LCO representative at the 2021 Mid-Season Invitational Pentanet.GG has officially signed Diana “DNS” Nguyen as its substitute for the event as the first-ever woman to attend the event.. DNS joins the team as the only substitute and will travel with the rest of the Pentanet squad to Iceland for the event starting on May 6.

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Dota 2's map has been changed in big ways by Dawnbreaker

Not only that, but the area around the towers where players can travel through use of a Town Portal Scroll has also been expanded. Last but not least is a general buff to trees. Trees now respawn after three minutes instead of five, and skills used for cutting down trees have either had their hitboxes shrunken or had their ability to cut down

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Dota 2 update 7.26a just ruined Phoenix, changed all boots

All upgraded boots received similar changes, with Guardian Greaves going from +17% to +50 and Boots of Travel going from 38/44% to +110/130. Yasha received similar changes in version 7.26a, but in the opposite direction. Instead of giving a flat +20, it now gives +8%. This stays the same with Manta Style, but Valve also tried to make Sange and

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Fogged, BSJ denied entry to Europe to cast 2021 DPC leagues

Hours later, Fogged announced that the pair had made their way back to the United States, landing in New York. Unfortunately, Fogged’s luggage was not so lucky. It’s unclear what led to Fogged and BSJ being rejected entry into Sweden and it is also unclear if the pair were traveling separately or together.

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Shezhen to host 2021 World Championship finals

Despite the current state of travel and immigration, fans can rest assured that Riot will go through with Worlds as planned. In 2020, Riot hosted the event in Shanghai, creating a safe bubble for all teams. The extra safety measures allowed the developer to host finals in front of a live audience, something that no other esports could achieve.

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2020 World Championship icons and emotes are live on the PBE

Worlds icons and emotes have just hit the Public Beta Environment (PBE) together with patch 10.19's balance changes. The 2020 World Championship is right around the corner, which means that the yearly Worlds icons and emotes will soon be available for purchase.

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Exciting esports events in 2021

2020 was a disruptive year for esports with almost all live tournaments cancelled around the globe. The biggest disappointment was the cancellation of The International 2020, a Dota 2 event that was supposed to happen in Stockholm, Sweden. However, amidst the global crisis was an opportunity for the sport to grow with more fans and investors coming on board.

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mousesports vs. NiP: Flashpoint 3 finals betting analysis

20 days of world-class Counter-Strike will conclude when the Flashpoint 3 grand final kicks off between mousesports and Ninjas in Pyjamas. One of two teams that are long on history but short on recent results will walk away with a trophy and a good chunk of RMR points for the upcoming PGL Stockholm

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ESL One LA Major reportedly canceled due to coronavirus

The ESL One LA Major has been cancelled.. According to esports journalist Rod Breslau, ESL has sent word to teams and broadcast talent that the event is off due to concerns over the coronavirus.--Updated at 3:45 a.m. ET on March 12, 2020--ESL has issued the following statement confirming the news on Twitter.

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Evil Geniuses pulls out of BLAST Showdown, Heroic to fill in

Evil Geniuses had already spent several months in Europe over the past several months, honing its skills against some of Europe's best teams. But now, it seems like either the organization has made an executive decision to protect its players or international travel regulations are getting in the way of EG's travel plans.

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MSI 2021 on-air talent revealed, including Bwipo and Wadid

The 2021 Mid-Season Invitational will begin on May 6 and will see 11 teams from around the world compete for the first international trophy of the year. Originally, there were meant to be 12 teams in total but GAM Esports from the VCS won’t be able to participate due to travel restrictions.

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Riot Games is reportedly canceling the 2020 Mid-Season

"Shifting the tournament to the summer offers the best chance to see travel restrictions lifted, allowing teams from leagues around the world to travel and compete safely," Needham said of MSI, which was originally going to be held in May between the Spring and Summer Split.

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ana plays Dota 2 after 4 months away, is he returning to OG

Assuming OG was willing to kick MidOne to make room for ana, there would also be logistical difficulties. ana would need to move from his native Australia to Europe for several months in order to compete with OG in the new Dota Pro Circuit leagues, which would present issues with travel and visas.

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LCS, LEC Spring Splits closed to public, press due to

The combination of international travel requirements and a strong presence in Asia saw League of Legends become one of the first sports to be rocked by the spread of the coronavirus. China’s LPL ended up being suspended for weeks due to travel restrictions in the country before eventually starting as an online league.

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Here are some of the esports events hit by the coronavirus

New travel restrictions are popping up frequently and public gatherings are being cancelled around the world. Because of this, a number of prominent esports events have been called off which could make 2020 something of a lost year for esports.

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Renegades staff leaves, cites problematic CEO as takeover

Another source with knowledge of the situation told WIN.gg that RNG videographers were sometimes denied team travel due to the extra cost associated, and then were chastised by Roumeyeh for the resulting lack of content. Sources also claim that payments to talent, employees, and players are typically delayed 5-10 days due to the organization's

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Cloud9, Gen.G headline NA ESL Rio Minor Closed Qualifiers

The Americas have a grand total of eight slots allocated to the region, with six going to North American teams and two reserved for South America. The teams who place well in the upcoming Minor closed qualifiers will take those slots for the chance to travel to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for the first Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Major of 2020.

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Riot removes Breeze from map rotation ahead of VCT Masters

"Teams would NOT have 4 weeks to prep. In NA for example, when we figured out the 2 teams going to Iceand there’s a little over 3 weeks, not including travel," Relyks said. In addition, there are still three spots left open for Masters, two spots from the BR region, and …

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PSG Talon will play with substitutes during the Worlds

PCS second-seed PSG Talon recently announced that it will have to play with substitute players in the 2020 World Championship play-in stage due to "travel restrictions and visa requirements".. In an official statement, PSG Talon announced that jungler Kim “River” Dong-woo and mid laner Park “Tank” Dan-won won’t be able to participate in the play-in stage because they will still be

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BLAST Premiere, B Site are first steps to exclusive CSGO

Players travel farther and for longer than they ever have before to attend big tournaments around the world. Mousesport’s Finn “karrigan” Andersen had to leave CS Summit 5 in the middle of the best-of-three grand final just to ensure he got his visa for the next tournament.

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Coronavirus disrupts Guangzhou Charge OWL Season 3 preparation

While that pivot to a traditional sports formula is interesting it has also attracted a great deal of controversy, with sources telling WIN.gg that there are players set to protest the increased travel requirements that go along with this change. The outbreak of …

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Should Flashpoint 3 keep its new format going forward

Established by B Site Inc., the third edition of Flashpoint significantly changed how the tournament operated. Running from May 10 to May 30 this year, Season 3 ditched the group stage, last-chance stage, and double-elimination bracket of the playoffs.In its place, a 16-team double-elimination started and ended the tournament, standing as the first official Regional Major Ranking event for

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Astralis transfers dev1ce to Ninjas In Pyjamas CSGO roster

This has likely meant even more remote practice from the Danish star over the past year, with travel restrictions and other circumstances having a big impact on him. “Astralis has been such a big part of my life, the team, and the organization, and I say goodbye to a bunch of awesome teammates and great people in the organization,” dev1ce said.

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Valve confirms Dota Pro Circuit format, next Dota 2 major date

It's unclear whether Valve has a backup plan if the current health and travel issues linger. View All Feed. Visual Stories around the web. What is the Dota Pro Circuit, and how do DPC leagues work? Dota 2. Steven. Rondina25/Feb/21

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ESL cancels Rio Major, reveals IEM Global Challenge plans

Valve and ESL have announced that the ESL One Rio Major has officially been cancelled. The event was previously scheduled for November 2020. The announcement comes after months of speculation that ESL Rio would not take place due to the ongoing global situation which has caused extreme travel restrictions to and from Brazil and other countries around the world.

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Reapered confirms Cloud9 to bootcamp in Europe before Worlds

Setting camp in Europe would save them some unnecessary travel time later on. The western teams usually boot camp in Korea. The solo queue in that region is highly competitive and the local teams make for some fierce opponents. Cloud9 is opting to stay in Europe and according to Reapered, other western teams might be choosing the same tactic.

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The complete list of teams competing at The International 2021

1 day ago · The flop at the AniMajor could be an aberration, whether it came from the travel or awkward preparation ahead of the event. Still, beastcoast will be in a position where it needs to prove itself once again after finishing top-eight at TI9 and both of the following majors.

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SumaiL returns to OG for The International 2021 qualifiers

2 hours ago · SumaiL departed OG in July 2020 to make room for Ceb, with the team saying that the decision stemmed from travel restrictions preventing SumaiL from practicing with the team. He took an extended break from there before a one-off appearance alongside a number of former Virtus.pro players in the EPIC League.

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Can good sleep improve gaming performance

Most sleep aids, after they’re digested, have to travel through the intestines where most melatonin is absorbed. That process typically takes 30-90 minutes. That’s why many sleep aids may not be working for some people, because they’re just waiting in bed for it to take effect.

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