The Daily Moot (2/7/19)
1. Apex Legends ‘Twitch Rivals’ Tournament Starts Next Week
Twitch is bringing the iconic Twitch Rivals tournament series to Apex Legends, the new battle royale game on the proverbial block. Apex Legends is free-to-play, available on most major platforms (sorry Switch players), and genuinely fun to play. Most streamers you see are better than your average gamer, so it will be nice to see them pitted against each other. The tournament will feature 16 squads of 3, meaning there will be only 48 players in each match instead of the usual 60. So far, DrDisrespect, Shroud, and TSM_Myth are among the confirmed list of streamers for the event. Check out the Apex Legends lounge here on Moot for all your teamfinding and discussion needs!
2. Fortnite ‘Share the Love’ Event Starts Tomorrow Epic just announced the Share the Love event for Fortnite, which starts tomorrow and will run until February 27th. The event features some new cosmetics, two double XP weekends, and a competitive series. Placement matches for the Share the Love competitive series will take place this weekend, and the next two weekends will be the double XP ones. Interestingly, Epic mentions the event will end “right before the arrival of Season 8” which means there will be a two-week long delay between the end of Season 7 and the start of Season 8.
3. GTA V Cheat Maker Must Pay $150,000 USD to Rockstar A judge has ruled the creator of a GTA V cheat must pay Rockstar $150,000 USD, the maximum amount possible for copyright infringement damages. This is potentially the highest damages amount ever awarded in a game cheating lawsuit. The cheat, known as Elusive, apparently created new features in the game that damaged the online experience of other players. Rockstar sought maximum damages both because they estimated tremendous losses due to the cheat but also to set an example for would-be cheat creators.
4. Astroneer Launches out of Early Access After two years in Early Access the space survival sandbox game Astroneer has officially launched. Astroneer is a co-op focused game but you can also play by yourself. From the limited exposure we’ve had to the game here at Moot, it definitely looks sweet. And unlike some games, just because Astroneer is now officially released does not mean it won’t keep getting better; the developers will be introducing cross-play and eight-player co-op in the future.
5. Elder Scrolls Online Plus will be Free for a Few Days Elder Scrolls Online is a sweet MMORPG that moved away from mandatory subscriptions back in 2015. Since then, players who purchased the base game could always play for free but players who wanted to experience the DLCs needed to participate in the ESO Plus program. Starting today and running until February 12th, ESO Plus will be free to try for ESO players. Finally, us cheapos can see what we’ve been missing out on.
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