The Stats That Show Why FURIA & Mousesports Triumphed @ BLAST Showdown - Dexerto

The Stats That Show Why FURIA & Mousesports Triumphed @ BLAST Showdown

Published: 3/Dec/2020 21:08 Updated: 4/Dec/2020 10:39

by Alan Bernal


Mousesports and FURIA put together incredible moments at the BLAST Showdown to punch their ticket to the main event. Though the qualifier was stacked with impressive talent, it was ultimately masterclass performances from these lineups that pushed them across the line.

The stats behind the games really tell the story of who shined for each team. While the path to the BLAST Premier Fall Final was a tale of two-teams in their respective brackets, the teams showed why they deserve a spot on the big stage.

Though the Danes took off a map from mouz at the start of the series, every single player under Finn ‘karrigan’ Andersen’s leadership stepped up to get the reverse-sweep.

Robin ‘ropz’ Kool and David ‘frozen’ Čerňanský went off against Heroic, posting a 1.53 rating on Nuke and a 1.77 on Train, respectively.

FURIA came into the Showdown looking to pick it up from their previous loss at the BLAST regular season. In the qualifier, they kept some series matchups close but leaned on each other to ultimately go through.

Going by the numbers, FURIA were the third-best performing team at the Showdown. The mind-boggling 1.98 rating from Yuri ‘yuurih’ Gomes against on the decider map of Train.

Brazilian teammate Vinicius ‘VINI’ Figueiredo was equally as impressive against Team Liquid in the final series with a 1.33 rating in the series.

These two teams lit up the BLAST Showdown in more ways than one, and will look to keep up their efforts once the Premier Fall Final kicks off December 8.


How to Become the Next Gaming Influencer with GAME

Published: 1/Dec/2020 18:20 Updated: 15/Jan/2021 11:15

by Shane King


GAME are launching a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for gaming content creators to win huge prizes and become a salaried influencer under the GAME banner. Here are the challenge’s details and how you can sign up.

No matter how experienced you are, GAME are offering the opportunity for a passionate PC or Xbox gamer to try out what it’s like being a gaming influencer. As long as you’re over 18 years old, a resident of the United Kingdom, and an avid gamer, you have a chance to win big.

Not only will the chosen winner earn some big prizes, but they’ll also receive a ton of media opportunities and visibility as a content creator for GAME. Among a variety of prizes, GAME’s influencer will earn a free Xbox Series X console and a £1,500 monthly salary for three months.

The full prize breakdown for the successful candidate is as follows:

GAME Next In fluencer Prize Breakdown

If you play on Xbox and/or PC, love gaming, and really love engaging with members of the community while providing entertaining, educational content, this opportunity could be for you. Below, you’ll find more details on the challenge, prizes, and how to get involved.

How to sign up for GAME’s influencer challenge

  1.  First thing’s first! Prepare a YouTube video, under two minutes long, that shows footage of you playing FIFA, Halo, Forza, or Destiny and includes commentary expressing why you want to be GAME’s influencer.
  2. Title the video “I’m (insert name here) and I want to be GAME’s next gaming influencer” and share it on Twitter and Facebook (tagging @GAMEDigital).
  3. Visit the GAME influencer challenge page and carefully fill out the form with your information, social media links, and a link to your YouTube video.
  4. Get your video out there! Share it on Twitter or Facebook too. Remember to tag @GAMEDigital so they can see it

Once your submission is in, the judges will get to work creating a shortlist based on “knowledge, enthusiasm, versatility, representation, and creativity.”

The full breakdown of the stages, including the five finalists each getting a one hour streaming slot on BELONG’s Twitch channel, can be found below.

GAME’s influencer challenge: How the winner will be picked

Level 1, Entries:

Fill out GAME’s influencer challenge form, including social media links and, most importantly, an entry YouTube video submission. Submissions opened on November 16 and close on December 18 2020.

Level 2, Shortlisting:

Judges review all entrants and select five top candidates by January 8, 2021, to move on to the next level. Candidates will be judged based on “knowledge, enthusiasm, versatility, representation, and creativity.”

BOSS Level, The Tournament:

The top five candidates will receive one hour on BELONG’s Twitch channel to play two games. (choosing between FIFA, Halo, Forza, and Destiny) 

Gaming Influencer Announced:

Based on how well each gamer performed and engaged with the audience during their stream, a winner will be chosen at a later date and the three-month contract will get inked!

Ultimately, GAME are offering gamers a chance at the exposure needed to grow their brands and, for one lucky winner, the opportunity to be a paid content creator.

Interested candidates should get their submissions ready, their social strategy planned, and their creative juices flowing. Starting with the initial submissions, big prizes are on the line and competition is sure to be fierce.