CES has been a great event to kick 2017 off. One of the exciting stories to come from the event in Las Vegas was the news that, Formula E, held a racing esports event which saw 20 Formula E drivers go up against 10 skilled racing fans, all hoping to win an amazing $1 million.
Held at the Sports Business Innovation Summit during CES, the tournament will act as a “litmus test” for an official Formula esports division, according to Autosport.
Fans have been competing to enter the tournament over a series of qualifying events. Those who made it through have been assigned a Formula E team to represent in the race.
The CEO Alejandro Agag stated: “We’re definitely looking at professional esports. Vegas is the beginning, it will be very interesting to analyse how the whole thing works.”
This is exciting news for esports in general but also for the racing genre, giving it a strong boost for as a competitive event and for fans who specifically enjoy racing games to others.
Legacy of the Void – the purported conclusion to the StarCraft II series – has been highly anticipated for what feels like ages – but it’s been kept well and truly under wraps – until now! Finally, Blizzard Entertainment decided to make their announcement and give us some info – with lots of teasing hints and previews! Here’s what we’ve found out so far:
[Video courtesy of Battle.net]
The story is well thought out and engaging, with a rich, dynamic plot that draws you in, enhancing your gaming experience. You play as Hierarch Artanis, on a mission to retake your home world, Aiur. However, while you’re attempting to liberate Aiur from the clutches of the terrible zerg Swarm with your fearsome Golden Armada, you learn that there is a threat to not just Aiur, but the entire galaxy. Amon – an ancient evil – threatens the fate of every citizen and every world. Only you stand between the galaxy and this terrible fate. You must take on this quest if the galaxy has any hope of survival. You, Hierarch Artanis, must unite the protoss factions. Only in unity is there any hope of defeating the encroaching darkness and the evil of Amon. Can you be the formidable leader the protoss need?
For Legacy of the Void, you have three game modes, aside from the standard option:
Everyday, players from all around the world, of all skill levels can come and test their nerve and their skills. Each day, at a specific time, tournaments are held, and you can put your mettle to the test and battle your opponents for uber dominance!
Archon mode allows you and an ally to team up and work from a single base to do battle against two enemies. Join forces with a team mate and combine your skills to create a formidable force.
This mode is a slightly different take on the co-operative game play of Archon Mode. You team up with an ally and play open-ended co-operative style, with a diverse array of scenarios, complete with campaign-style objectives.
Check back for more updates and announcements regularly! We stay on top of all the industry news and announcements – so stay tuned!
In the mean time, you can go here to sign up for beta!
In case you didn’t know Blizzcon is currently happening and that means some amazing Overwatch tournaments are going on. We have members of our partner teams, such as Splyce and Psistorm in attendance so overall we were pretty hyped. But now out of the the blue, Overwatch have gone and blown Twitter up with a new character reveal. Who is it…