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Battalion 1944 Updated - New Guns and Edits

With a heavy reliance on the community, Battalion 1944 is a manifestation of respect for the old schooled first-person shooter dedicated to reliving the experience. However, it's still in an initial form, with perhaps a few shady edges. Last month, Battalion 1944 had its first major update, which we covered here: http://www.gamers.com.mt/news/723/battalion-1944-overhauled-after-first-major-patch and it had quite the effect on the dynamic of the title. This time around, a refurbished game mode and an expanded armory are what's on the menu in the form of another major patch.  To begin with, we'll start with the new weapon - the Grease Gun. If anyone has played Call of Duty 2, such a name is familiar as the submachine gun is featured here too. The gun is characterized by its controllable recoil and solid damage, which lend to an overall versatility, though its strength is found in medium to close gunfights - you wouldn't want to get too close to a shotgun. To be factual, the Grease Gun is named as such due to its massive and cheap production as it fell at the hands of thousands of soldiers. The 'low production cost weapon' often jammed, which is why grease was used. With that being said, it's in the form of an 'Eco Weapon' for the U.S side.  The update will also host a few more tinkers with the gun balance, as the experimentation continues. An Eco Weapon for the Axis will soon be announced for the Major update in June. The other aspect of Battalion 1944 which the developers are concerned with is the optimization of the title for higher framerates,  Also, Wartide 2.0 is coming! After much feedback, some changes are on the way. Gun prices, matchmaking, token upgrading and a few other fundamental aspects. Battalion 1944 is going to be changing in a big way soon, with the June Major update.

Esports Events to Watch This Weekend - 27-29th April

Last weekend, Gamers.com.mt was completely occupied with the organization of the MRO: Battalion 1944 Open at the MFCC. So much so, that we simply couldn't find time to inform you of the events to watch during the weekend. This weekend, we've got more time to spare - below are three events which you should look out for. As always, remember to make the most of your experience and your time in general, by contacting TimetoEat whenever you feel a little famished as it would be a shame to have to miss out for food.  The Epicentre XL The Dota Pro Circuit continues through the Epicentre XL; the next major event to be organised by Epic Esports Events. With a total of $1,000,000 on the line, the top teams in Dota have come together to meet at the venue at Moscow. Due to the large scale of the event, the preliminary matches will start this weekend while the main event will be held at the VTB Ice Palace - where the one team will come out on top. It's at this stage that the transition will be made from BO3 to BO5, really stepping up the competition. Apart from the prize pool, 1,500 Pro Circuit Points are also on the line. It all kicks off today on the 27th April, with the Group Stage. One to watch if Dota is your thing.  The 2018 CLS Closing Season - LASC To the joy of League of Legends enthusiasts, is are offering a weekend of competition to celebrate their closing season. The 2018 Latin America South Cup is the sixth season of Latin America's fully professional championship of League of Legends. Only a literal handful of teams will be competing, where only two will reach and advance to the CLS Closing Season. Hosted in Chile, the event hosted by Riot Games began yesterday and will progress up to 29th April, with heavily spread out games.  If you're into LoL and curious to see what the level of competition is like on the other side of the world - we recommend that you check it out.  The PSX Pro Series Showmatches: Clem vs Denver We haven't featured any Starcraft 2 events in our weekly update yet. That changes this week with the PSX Pro Series Match-up between Clem vs Denver. To feature a whopping series with a best-of-9 format, the 1v1 is one of the final deciding factors before the event may progress. Organized by Psionic Aftermatch, a total of 26 professional players are involved. The match will be occurring tomorrow afternoon and may take up to 3hours at most - quite the showdown if you ask me.  A wide range of esports to pick from this weekend. Remember to hit up TimetoEat for one those competitive moments become too much to leave.  Coming up next week, we'll be offering some post-event content for the MRO: Battalion 1994 Open - stay tuned. 

CWL Seattle 2018 - Rising Roster Changes Rewarded

After the incredible performance out of everybody at Stage 1 Pro League Playoffs - a few key roster changes were witnessed throughout the community. Two examples of big changes include Rise's swap of Methodz  for Slasher and eUnited parting ways with SiLLY. After such changes, amongst others, everyone is always looking forward to the next event - proving grounds for the new squads. CWL Seattle 2018 was just that, and it didn't disappoint. Apart from the partial community shuffle, the event would also be coming on the back of a new update which seriously edited the game in terms of unlimited sprint, lethals and divisions - effecting mainly SnD.  Though, it was quite evident that many SMG players were being caught sprinting constantly. This all contributed to quicker paced gameplay at the major, with a total prize pool of $200,000 on the line and 160+ teams cramming their way in.  Straight off the bat, during the group stage, upsets were observed. The teams of Rise Nation, Optic Gaming, and Luminosity Gaming were all denied a top 2 placement in each of their groups - ridiculous statistics from three of the best teams at the moment. All three would have to crawl through the Losers Bracket, thanks to outrageous performances from sides such as Lightning Pandas, E6, Ghost Gaming and others who took the top spots. To continue on the topic of upsets, the elephant in the room of Optic Gaming needs addressing. After barely getting through the Group Stage, they were washed out at a Top 16 finish. This is officially the worst placing of the organisation ever in its history, apart from the fact that all four players are shocked. A general notion of laziness is all that the community has been given. If the team were to split, as many predict, it would lead to the craziest rostermania that Call of Duty has ever seen, with 4 of the best players in the game in free agency.  With that out of the way, the rest of the event was a joy to watch - an absolutely historical one too. Focusing on Rise Nation, who finished last in their group, they would go on to make the greatest Losers Bracket run in the history of CoD esports - eventually winning the whole event. Gunless was awarded the MVP with a 1.18 k/d. Meeting them in the grand final would be the surprising faces of those from EG, thanks to their new addition in SiLLY. His former team, eUnited, placed top 4.  The current state of CoD esports is volatile. CWL Seattle 2018 was one of the most surprisingly historical events ever - and it's the first time that CoD has ever been hosted there. Optic Gaming serves as a ticking bomb under the infrastructure of the community. 

Gamers.com.mt Partners with Gaming Malta

Having just recently announced our partnership with Gallantry Events, while including an awesome bonus from it which we recommend that you check out here, we're ready to announce another partnership for 2018. This time, the deal is more localised to our own shores, as Gaming Malta has decided to step up and partner with us, Gamers.com.mt. Read on to learn more about this partnership which should help us continue working towards a brighter 2018 in terms of gaming.  GamingMalta, the 'home of gaming excellence' is a branched out segment of the Government of Malta and the Malta Gaming Authority, dedicated to promoting Malta as a Centre of perfection in the remote gaming sector. In doing so, the company is also committed to a diverse amount of other goals. These include accelerating growth in the gaming sector, bringing stakeholders together, establishing expertise and a few others which form the overall goal of enhancing the gaming industry in Malta.  Here's what Daniel Bradtke, partner and co-founder at Frontloop Media has to comment regarding their work as an organisation: "Malta's professional iGaming environment is rich in talent, competence and opportunity" It's quite clear that GamingMalta is a highly-professional organisation centered on promoting the gaming industry in Malta as well as the world. It's for this reason, that we're proud to be their partners for the remainder of 2018 and hopefully for years to come.  You can learn more about their mission and their statistics over at their website here:  https://www.gamingmalta.org/.  Apart from GamingMalta, we happen to have another partnership announcement for all of you down the pipeline.

Project Eversio Win the MRO: Battalion 1944 Open

It's been one incredible journey this past month, as we observed our first event of the year commence and end in great fashion. Kicking off on the 19th of March, we've been providing interviews and content non-stop to make the event even greater - and what a month it's been. It all boiled down to the LAN portion of the MRO: Battalion 1944 Open which occurred last weekend. Here's what went down.  Heading into the weekend, the group stages were complete and so were a few of the early bracket matches. Straight off the bat, no ridiculous match results came through except for the surprising turnout in which an underperforming Paradigm6 managed to beat out dOUBTFUL, who then went home early after facing EvH in the Losers Bracket. Paradigm6 also knocked Ephica out in the early bracket. EvH had found themselves in the Losers Bracket after losing to a dominant Project Eversio during the Quarter Final. With that being said, EvH then went on a fantastic run to reach the grand final. Sweeping Paradigm and dOUBTFUL aside with ease, it was Anarchy which gave them problems in the Losers Final and dragged them a Game 3. Still, EvH managed to prevail to the grand final to meet the unopposed Project Eversio - who had only lost one map up to that point, to the hands of none other than EvH.  Winning the event was quite a daunting task for EvH - so much so, that Project Eversio didn't let Event Horizon win. Nonetheless, the grand final consisted of some amazing plays with a tangible tension in the air. Project Eversio seemed to grow more vocal with each victorious round, while EvH did their best to remain calm and collected. With the series being a best-of-5, the contested maps slipped into the hands of Project Eversio, one after another until a 3-0 sweep was achieved.  Project Eversio was extremely expressive of their victory, taking to social media to rejoice in their new trophy and spot within the international event hosted by Gallantry Events. A well-deserved victory.  The following are the final standings: Project Eversio EvH Anarchy Paradigm6 Ephica Doubtful Gaming Delixx Anoxia We hope you all enjoyed watching and participating as much as we loved organizing it!Overall, it seems that Project Eversio was the best-prepared team for the event. The level of competition was superb, especially for a title which was recently released. Gamers.com.mt looks forward to creating more events in the coming year.

MRO: Battalion 1944 Interview - dOUBTFUL

Incoming is our final interview for the MRO: Battalion 1944 Open, with our final team being dOUBTFUL. What isn't a doubt, however, is the fact that they''re a top contender for the podium. Thus, we got in contact with GibsoNNN, the captain behind the squad, to learn more about the team's thoughts.  1.) Which was the best team you competed against during the group stage? Why? I'll have to agree with many of the other captains in saying that the best team my team has competed against was definitely Project Eversio. 2.) With that being said, which player/s specifically were simply a pain to play against? For me, in general, all on the same level of skill but reed is an exceptional player and we are looking forward to play against him again! Everyone is really showing up in this event.  3.) How far do you expect your team to travel in this competition? What placement are you aiming for? We are aiming to place 1st but that's every team's hope - naturally. Top 3 would be great, but first is that much sweeter with the recently announced bonus prize! 4.) Who do you think, if not your own team, is the best team playing at this event, the team to avoid in the bracket? In the limited time that Battalion 1944 has been out, preparation for the event has been incredibly event and is synonymous with performance at this point. With that being said, the best prepared team is Project Eversio and I would like to avoid them in the coming brackets. 5.) Describe the level of competition you’ve been encountering across the tournament. Did you expect such a level? On the whole, we experienced a high level of skill and strategies when it came against top teams like EvH and Eversio and we expected it.  6.) How has the experience been like to compete in the MRO: Battalion 1944 Open? I this competition in general - no serious complaints in specific. Personally, as a team captain, it's been an opportunity to build as a team - creating better communication skills and learning from other teams. 7.) The final question – do you have any suggestions you’d like to pass on the team at Gamers.com.mt for our future Battalion 1944 events to better the experience? In my opinion, I would highly recommend that the future will have more normal LAN competition unlike this one. In this situation, where we needed to play a lot of wars from home, other parts of life get in the way in terms of time and priority.  On the whole, looking back at all these 6 insightful interviews, it's been fantastic for everyone on the whole. We had the chance to make connections with the team captains and rack up some opinions. It's too bad that two teams in particular either didn't reply or make an effort to deliver proper answers. We hope that you've all enjoyed reading them and we look forward to doing this more often.  Our next interview will be external to the event, as we'll be contacting a personality well known to many Maltese gamers - and that's the only hint you'll be getting. 

Gamers.com.mt partners with Gallantry Events

Following our news update regarding Red Bull Malta sponsoring Project Eversio, we've got our own partnership news which we'd like to share with all of you. Gamers.com.mt continuously strives to organize and host the best LAN tournament conditions on the Maltese islands, by bumping of prize pools, competition, and standards in general. Making that next leap in quality is always quite daunting, yet our partnership with Gallantry Events will help us incredibly.  You're probably asking yourselves - who and what is Gallantry Events? They are not a local company, far from it actually, as they have a strong presence throughout Europe. Gallantry Events is an aspiring LAN hosting company dedicated to developing gaming communities worldwide. Much like us, they have a passion for nurturing esports within the proper and high-quality spaces it requires. In the short time that it's been operating, Battalion 1944 has been its main focus - another similarity it shares with us. Gallantry Events works through a primary non-profit basis to provide respectable prize pools for teams and organisations. Their team is built up of professionals in a diverse amount of fields - from casting to in-game editing.  Their next LAN will the be the Gallantry Budapest TUP LAN, from the 13th to the 15th of July. All the action will be of Battalion 1944 and will take place at the Infinity Esports Bar. All of their updates can be found at this website: https://eu.cybergamer.com/forums/thread/616638/1132-Gallantry-Budapest-TUP-LAN-13th-15th-July-Infinity-Esports-Bar-Battalion-1944/. Apart from the fact that it will host international and high-quality gameplay, there's another reason to be excited.  Thanks to our partnership, a spot for a Maltese team has been reserved alongside 3 invited teams and 8 other competing international teams into an online €1,000 tournament which will start in June. This spot will be provided to the winner of the MRO: Battalion 1944 Open - an added bonus for their efforts.  Watch as the competition escalates this weekend at the LAN event since only one team is earning the free pass. 

Project Eversio Supported by Red Bull

Awareness is everything when it comes to competitive gaming and for awareness, one needs a source of energy. Without a doubt, Red Bull is one of our top picks when it comes to boosting your energy levels, with Red Bull being one of our partners. Recently, they've decided to start supporting Project Eversio too; more details before.  Red Bull has always been fascinated and extremely interested in competitive gaming, esports, while remaining involved in sports too. Their branch in Malta is no exception, and it's no surprise to see why they've decided to support Project Eversio - one of the largest names in the local esports. We're sure that the organization is simply ecstatic with this recent support.  Apart from the organisation benefitting from their products, Project Eversio will also benefit from some financial support based on several incentives. In return, Eversio will be providing brand awareness by spreading knowledge of Red Bull's updates and other details as a transnational company which is doing extremely well for itself.  From our own personal experience, working with Red Bull, we can confidently say that they are an incredibly sound support that provides high-quality materials and is passionate about esports. Project Eversio have a great year ahead of them.  Gamers.com.mt is always pleased to witness further support and partnership being created within the Maltese Gaming Industry, because like that, everybody benefits from a higher quality of competition and standards. We wish the best of luck to the two entities involved.  Speaking of Red Bull, we have our own personal details which are quite excited in themselves. Stay tuned to make sure you don't miss a thing.

MRO: Battalion 1944 Interview - Anarchy

Pulling through with a first-place finish in Group B, Anarchy are perhaps a surprise at this stage. Beating out the well-established names of Ephica and Pardigm6, they only faltered once with a single loss. They're looking great in the bracket stage, and I expect them to make it to the LAN portion of the event. Like all the other teams, we interviewed their team captain of Bajju Aquilina who is captaining the squad. Let's hear his thoughts.  1.) Which was the best team you competed against during the group stage? Why? We had some close games with all teams but Epicha managed to grab a map against us so in my opinion they where more prepared than the other 2 teams. We look forward to matching up against them in the bracket further down the line.  2.) With that being said, which player/s specifically were simply a pain to play against? Darkiee was playing out of his mind against us so I'm inclined to pick him, a great player with a great shot. 3.) How far do you expect your team to travel in this competition? What placement are you aiming for? When I had formed this team for specifically for Battalion 1944, earlier in the year, my main aim has always been to achieve 1st Place. Finishing lower than that is simply unacceptable - we've got a high standard which we'd like to maintain and prove. 4.) Who do you think, if not your own team, is the best team playing at this event, the team to avoid in the bracket? As the groups have gone by, Project Eversio is a name which springs to mind. It seems that they are the team to beat, even though you have to take the results in the group stages with a pinch of salt. This is because many teams tend to save their best for later into the tournament, where the stakes escalate.  5.) Describe the level of competition you’ve been encountering across the tournament. Did you expect such a level? Well, I was already quite familiar with many of my competitors in all of the other teams following many years of competition. Overall, I was expecting this kind of challenge, improving on that from Call of Duty 2. 6.) How has the experience been like to compete in the MRO: Battalion 1944 Open? We as a team are enjoying our time playing in MRO and we hope the Offline event would be as smooth as the online expirence was. Content and excited to move on. 7.) The final question – do you have any suggestions you’d like to pass on the team at Gamers.com.mt for our future Battalion 1944 events to better the experience? As I stated earlier, this event is going very well. Our team would love more of the same in the future. It seems that Anarchy is enjoying the competition - why wouldn't they when they've been playing so well as a team? As we heard in our interview with Paradigm6, here, they were adamant about the team's preparation.  We've got two teams left to interview before the LAN event this weekend. See you there!

MRO: Battalion 1944 Interview - Paradigm6

Paradigm6, one of the best teams from last year's nostalgic competition, was one of the selected teams interviewed to provide early feedback on the release of Battalion 1944. Maintaining the classic mechanics and atmosphere of COD2 while challenging the graphics and pacing, Paradigm6 look to continue their dominance in 2018. Let's see how the MRO: Battalion 1944 Open has been treating them, through their captain of JeFf Spiteri. 1.) Which was the best team you competed against during the group stage? Why? The best team that we played against in the group stage and gave us very hard time was Anarchy. Honestly, we weren’t prepared for them. At the very start of the game, it was clear to us that Anarchy got really prepared for this tournament and dedicated time for tactics, unlike us. Therefore overall they were in a better position. 2.) With that being said, which player/s specifically were simply a pain to play against? I don’t recall having a hard time against a specific player. It was a team effort, and Anarchy just performed well as a team. A game such as Battalion 1944 puts a strong emphasis on team play.  3.) How far do you expect your team to travel in this competition? What placement are you aiming for? We are obviously aiming for first place. The group stages came a bit early for us, we had several people out on vacation at that time, and therefore didn’t have much time to train with each other, hence the poor results in the group stages. However, this does not mean that we are giving up, far from it. This means that we need to train more in order to gain back the reputation that Paradigm6 always had. 4.) Who do you think, if not your own team, is the best team playing at this event, the team to avoid in the bracket? To be honest with you, there is no specific team that I can consider THE best team. This game is different than any other game that I have ever played, and everyone seems to be on the same boat. It will take more competition and time to find out who is truly on top. 5.) Describe the level of competition you’ve been encountering across the tournament. Did you expect such a level? Not at all. I wasn’t expecting it, especially from Anarchy. This tournament is going to be fun because every team has a chance to win the tournament! We've experienced a great overall level of competition thus far.   6.) How has the experience been like to compete in the MRO: Battalion 1944 Open? As such the overall experience is good, however, I have just realized how difficult it is to schedule an online game between different teams, due to work and other life commitments. An offline event during a weekend is much easier to plan out! 7.) The final question – do you have any suggestions you’d like to pass on the team at Gamers.com.mt for our future Battalion 1944 events to better the experience? I would like the team at Gamers.com.mt to host more offline events in the future, instead of online. In my opinion online events, if not 1 day cups, are a bit difficult to organise, and a hurdle for the teams itself. It seems that Paradigm6 were unprepared as a team for the online group stages - that explains why they didn't achieve the greatest seed for the bracket. Online events, even though this event is partially online, are common in the international scene and do require an intense amount of scheduling - trust us, we would know. Of course, complete LAN tournaments allow for a better connection and accessibility, though through Online play it's easier to play out multiple matches quickly.  Also referred to in the interview is the legacy of Paradigm6. Commanding a top-dog role last year, with the return of COD2, this new title of Battalion 1944 is right in their alley and they look to continue on this run. Let's see what they can pull off this event.  Overall, a great response out of the captain - we tremendously value all of the feedback.  Update - Paradigm6 have successfully beaten dOUBTFUL Gaming in the bracket to advance to the Winners' Semi-Final against Anarchy! Perhaps this time around, Paradigm6 have something up their sleeve. 

FIFA 18 PS4 Tournament in aid of the Costa Foundation

Every now and then, it’s only right to give something back to those who are in need. “Children everywhere deserve the right to learn” – that’s the motto of the Costa Foundation, which aims to educate and nurture the lives of young children in worse of societies. Gamers.com.mt has thus decided to work alongside Costa Coffee in aid of this cause – while also having a great time playing some FIFA 18 in the meantime. All the details are below. A month from now, on the 19th May, all the enjoyable gaming action will go down at the Costa Coffee outlet in Balzan. The FIFA tournament, while be taking the format of Group Stages followed by a Single Elimination Bracket. With €750 up for grabs and trophies for all the podium finishes, there’s a lot to play for apart from the cause. That being said, part of the ticket price of €20 per person will obviously be going towards the cause. Perhaps you aren’t the most talented FIFA player but you’d like to donate anyway – then we suggest that you visit their website to give a private donation here: https://www.costafoundation.com/. As of right now, the Costa Foundation has built up a whopping total of 587 classrooms in 10 different countries, while constructing schools, furnishing buildings, water supplies, providing electricity and computers alongside assisting teacher accommodation and agricultural situations. This what all donations will be used for and every single one is potentially life-changing. Meanwhile, Costa Coffee Malta requires no introduction as it’s grown incredibly these past 6 years. With outlets at the airport, Marsaxlokk, Valletta, Sliema, St. Julian’s, Mosta and many more to come! They’ve chosen to work with us, Gamers.com.mt, as they found us to be professional, trustworthy and simply the only name to contact to organize high-quality competitive gaming on the island. For the event, to add even more, we’ll also be working GameBreaker, “where gamers matter most”. We’ve decided to partner with them to further increase and ensure the quality of the overall tournament. GameBreaker is a retailer for games across multiple platforms, whose website you can visit right here: http://www.gamebreakermalta.com. With a mutual desire to help those in need, we’re glad to have them on board. For more information please visit the tournament page on - http://www.gamers.com.mt/tournament/119/fifa-18-ps4-tournament-in-aid-of-the-costa-foundation

MRO: Battalion 1944 Interview - EvH

Captaining the Battalion 1944 for EvH is none other than Mike "z4mbu" Saliba, an experienced veteran who has floated around many titles successfully throughout the years in the local scenes. Naturally, we decided to interview him to gain his insights regarding how the event is developing for him and his squad.  1.) Which was the best team you competed against during the group stage? Why? Even though Doubtful were a pain in the behind, I'll have to go with Project Eversio. The way their team executed their strategies, felt that they were perfectly in sync from their executions and plays - a deadly synergy.  2.) With that being said, which player/s specifically were simply a pain to play against? At this stage, it is difficult to tell since we only confronted our opponents once in this tournament for 2 maps. However having said that, I'll have to choose R1k, PK and Ascolese from Project Eversio at this stage of the tournament. GibsoNNN from dOUBTFUL also seemed to be on shape on their home map. 3.) How far do you expect your team to travel in this competition? What placement are you aiming for? As a team, we always aim to reach the final stages and ultimately win. Considering that the other teams are in shape and well prepared, we know that it's going to be tough. As always, we are definitely going to strive for the best results possible. 4.) Who do you think, if not your own team, is the best team playing at this event, the team to avoid in the bracket? Since the other group was pretty balanced and the teams were on the same level, I cannot determine which teams to particularly avoid. In light of both Project Eversio and Anarchy placing first in their groups, I'll say that they are the ones to look out for. 5.) Describe the level of competition you’ve been encountering across the tournament. Did you expect such a level? The level encountered was relatively good and it met our expectations. Considering that the game was recently released, those who invested their time properly were evidently on top of their game. 6.) How has the experience been like to compete in the MRO: Battalion 1944 Open? Although the structure of this LAN is different to the others we usually compete in, overall it has been a positive experience. The fact that the times were flexible, played an important role in attracting teams to participate. 7.) The final question – do you have any suggestions you’d like to pass on the team at Gamers.com.mt for our future Battalion 1944 events to better the experience? Gamers.com.mt choosing Battalion 1944 as their title in the MRO, is already a good sign that they are giving importance to this game. Considering that there are already 8 teams willing to compete, I'm sure that they are aware that this is a considerable amount of teams locally nowadays. The only thing I can suggest is that they find the best ways to maintain a healthy community and keep the activity going by announcing future events for this title. Some great thoughts out of the EvH captain. Again, we see another team admit to Project Eversio's current prowess at the title, though we'll have to see how they stand as we proceed further into the bracket. Things are really spicing up as we progress towards the main LAN event.  Regarding future interviews, we'd like to inform everyone that not every team will have their captain's answers shared publically. The reasons for this are simple: some answers were extremely dissatisfying with a range of a couple of words and are simply not fit for content. Here at Gamers.com.mt, we try to hold a certain standard with our news department, including myself personally, and kindly refuse to publish poor answers. We hope you understand. Of course, this is the minority.  Tune in for more interviews later on this week, even though teams may have already left the tournament by then. 

Esports Events to Watch This Weekend - 13-15th April

Just like last week, we'll be bringing you some recommendations regarding esports events to watch for the weekend. Needless to say, the best way to enjoy these events is through Time to Eat, the only place to call when you're looking for a quick meal. Without further ado, let's dig right into Sadly, however, this week is rather scarce regarding esports events.  London Games Festival 2018 Not pertaining to any certain esports, the London Games Festival has been celebrating gaming in general in all aspects of it; by displaying new technologies, titles and community projects. Having started on the 5th of April, the whole event will be drawing to a conclusion this Sunday on the 15th April. A recommended event if you're interested in modern developments regarding gaming in general.  Dreamhack Masters Marseille Although not this weekend, but early next week, CS:GO enthusiasts have an incredible event to look forward to. Starting out on the 18th April, it will keep on going until the 22nd of April, which is next Friday. 16 of the best CS:GO teams in the world will go head to head for the majority of a $250,000 prize pool. To take place in the heart of France, the international event will be broadcasted to all online. Unlike other CS:GO events, Dreamhack tends to have slightly different rule sets and it's quite refreshing to watch.  Gfinity Elite Series Season 3 - Street Fighter V For those enthusiastic about fighting games, there's something to look forward to. For the third season in a row, the Elite Series will bring top-tier SFV action only, with other fighter titles not involved. Title holders of Team Envy will be looking to hold their title against other organisations such as UNILAD, Fnatic and Hashtag looking to win. Competitive Street Fighter V is extremely fast-paced and over quickly, great for a quick meal.  If you'd like to learn more about Time to Eat, you can visit their page here: here. You may also download their app from the appstore to learn more and order straight from there. 

MRO: Battalion 1944 Interview - Ephica

Moving on with our interviews for the MRO: Battalion 1944 Open, we've got Ephica's team captain Kurt "Prime"  Aquilina and his replies to the same set of questions we asked Marco "PK" Bugeja here. Let's see what Ephica's mindest looks like in the competition as of this moment.  1.) Which was the best team you competed against during the group stage? Why? Team Anarchy; because of their slow playstyle, which makes it quite difficult to assume timings since they don't move until the last few seconds. This passive playstyle is definitely not the easiest to adapt to mid-game.  2.) With that being said, which player/s specifically were simply a pain to play against? Alongside the slow playstyle which I mentioned earlier, the fact that Najju from Team Anarchy was deadly Kar98k didn't make it any easier for us.  3.) How far do you expect your team to travel in this competition? What placement are you aiming for Our bottom-line expectation is to place within the top 4 though we are currently giving it our all to try to maximise our potential by reaching the Final and winning the whole thing. This isn't going to be easy though.  4.) Who do you think, if not your own team, is the best team playing at this event, the team to avoid in the bracket? Considering their impressive streak, I would say that Project Eversio is going all the way and for that reason they're the team we wish to avoid for as long as possible. Should we defeat EvH next Saturday, we will have to face Project Eversio next week in the semi-final winner bracket since they won against Delixx. It will be one incredible match-up. 5.) Describe the level of competition you’ve been encountering across the tournament. Did you expect such a level? We had quite a pretty balanced group - to tell you the truth we expected to place 1st in the Group but the teams stepped up to the challenge and gave us a run for our money. It seems that we didn't adapt quickly enough to their playstyle since they local teams compete quite differently compared to the foreign teams we often scrim against. 6.) How has the experience been like to compete in the MRO: Battalion 1944 Open? It was quite a pleasant experience since it was the first opportunity of the year to compete against local teams in this brand new title. As mentioned before, we scrimmed many foreign teams but the level of gameplay and playstyle is quite different. Hopefully enough we will continue to adapt to their playstyle in order to give it all our best to reach the Grand Final. 7.) The final question – do you have any suggestions you’d like to pass on the team at Gamers.com.mt for our future Battalion 1944 events to better the experience It's quite a tricky question since as Ephica's Captain and as the Community and Events Director with Gamers.com.mt I always try my best to give a pleasant experience to all teams. I asked my teammates for backup regarding this one and their answers were similar to mine in that it was quite a pleasant one. Hopefully enough the game will pick up the pace internationally so we can continue hosting Battalion 1944 tournaments. It looks like Ephica wasn't expecting such tight competition during these weeks of Battalion 1944. However, they managed to bounce back, though they've got quite a tough match-up against the likes of EvH who finished third in their group with almost exact points as Doubtful. It's a match-up to look forward to on the live broadcast.

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