ESI 2020 round-up: The year in hindsight and esports’ future

Like any other year, 2020 saw tides of opportunity and misfortune, however, the magnitude of these waves which shored around the globe, across industries, markets, and societies was unprecedented. Adaption was a paramount trait among leaders, as logistical shifts needed to be made at the drop of a hat and referring back to the old playbook seemed off the table. On the first day of a new year, 2020 is certainly behind us, but many of its consequences are still yet to be revealed. As such, esports stakeholders continue to adjust…

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Gismart VP of business development on company growth, expansion, and juggling hy | Pocket Gamer.biz

2020 will be a year that lives long in many people’s memories, for better and for worse. Thankfully, there have been some fantastic experiences on mobile to help us all through these particularly trying times. The games industry is thriving despite the devastating effects of COVID, and the mobile sector has also seen extraordinary growth this year. Games have undeniably been a force for good under unprecedented circumstances. With that, we’ve reached out to several members of the industry for their insight, thoughts and personal experiences throughout 2020. We’re on…

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The Queen’s Last Name & Why Your Kids Should Skip School| Something to Talk About | Southern Living

It’s science! Why taking vacations with your girlfriend’s is good for your health. Plus, ever wonder what Queen Elizabeth’s last name is? We find out the royal surname. And, we’ll tell you why Jenna Bush Hager thinks it could be a good idea to let your kids skip school every now and then. All that and more on Something to Talk About. Join the conversation with Jorie and Meg.

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Stunning Puzzler Mare Coming Soon to Oculus Quest – VRFocus

There are plenty of exciting virtual reality (VR) titles arriving across 2021 for headsets including Oculus Quest. Recently, Visiontrick Media’s puzzle adventure Mare has appeared on the Oculus Store, with the launch slated for the beginning of the year. Mare isn’t a new videogame out of nowhere, in fact, the title was first revealed back in 2016 with Visiontrick Media teaming up with Oculus for a platform exclusive. The newest trailer arrived in 2019 as the team exhibited Mare at SXSW in Austin, a launch slated for that summer. For those…

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How to get your Favorite Makeup Brands for CHEAP at Ulta Beauty!? (Beauty Break)

Thanks to Ulta Beauty for sponsoring this episode. Experience their 21 Days of Beauty event – Sept 1-21! Available in stores & online at Ulta Beauty http://bit.ly/2ZB0rDL Did someone say 50% OFF MAKEUP??? Sign us UP! Today on Beauty Break, we are breaking down what is going to be available during Ulta’s 21 Days of Beauty event! You’re going to be able to snatch up Urban Decay, Too Faced, Tarte, Kylie, and MORE – all for HALF PRICE this month. Check out the details below. You’re not going to want…

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Eurogamer readers’ top 50 games of 2020 • Eurogamer.net

2020 has been an extremely unusual year, so hopefully it’s a bit of a treat to end it in our usual way – with the top fifty games of the last twelve months, as chosen by you. 50. World of Warcraft: Shadowlands What we said: “You can’t call it a comeback when you’ve always been the king.” “It’s early days, but this is as good as WoW has been for over ten years,” says Kiliko. “So much content, no vicious gating, very alt-friendly, great looking zones. It feels similar to…

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How to Get the Legendary Corpo Outfit

In Cyberpunk 2077, the life of an excised corpo can be wrought with tactful negotiation and more often than naught, ruthless violence. Perhaps you’re looking for something that provides a certain style and function that fits your specific lifestyle. Well, has Night City have a gift for you. Strewn throughout the city are pieces of legendary corpo gear that you can (mostly) nab early on! Here’s all that you need to do to get ahold of the legendary corpo outfit. How to Get the Legendary Corpo Outfit in Cyberpunk 2077…

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The Best of 2020 Genre Awards – SwitchArcade Special – TouchArcade

Hello gentle readers, and welcome to a special edition of the SwitchArcade. As part of our Best of 2020 coverage, I’ve decided to revisit last year’s Genre Awards with a new angle. Last time, I was at the mercy of Nintendo’s own categorization system. It produced some very strange results. This year, I’m just picking an assortment of popular genres and stating my favorite games in each of them. Let’s dive into those genres! Best Platformer Game Horace ($14.99) This is a special game from many different angles. It tells…

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Cobra Kai: Season 3 Review

Cobra Kai continues its totally awesome winning streak with a third season that achieves a resoundingly fun balance between triumphant and corny. The show’s “80s Movie 2.0” approach adds depth and layers to the slightly single-cell organism original films while still gloriously capturing the spirit and feel of the franchise. As we’ve seen with Cobra Kai’s previous two seasons, this after-the-sunset approach to The Karate Kid is a perfect blend of drama, comedy, and stand up and cheer moments.At first glance, it’s an absolutely absurdist take to portray Johnny Lawrence…

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COVID-19 to Continue Dictating Availability of Capital – The Esports Observer

Usually, giving an outlook on the upcoming year’s financial trends within an industry is likely to be pretty straightforward. The most critical step is identifying trends that are currently developing and offer the most potential to all parties involved. In 2020, several initial public offerings (IPOs), a couple of crowd equity campaigns, and a lot of movement in the Chinese market, such as Huya’s and DouYu’s plan to merge, coined the financial movement trends in the esports ecosystem. Going into 2021, though, the overall economy is exceptionally uncertain, which can…

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