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Pokimane predicts that Valorant will be the “Overwatch killer”

Published: 16/Mar/2020 10:58 Updated: 16/Mar/2020 11:20

by Andy Williams

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Popular Twitch streamer Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys has tipped Riot Games’ Valorant to be the title that dethrones Overwatch from the top of character-based shooters.

Riot Games’ venture into the tactical shooter genre has plenty within the esports domain eagerly anticipating their upcoming release.

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Valorant’s gameplay revolves largely around its extensive roster of Agents, who each have their own ability set — which will ultimately play a large role in the outcome each round.

Viper on Bind's Reactor Site A in Valorant.
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Agent abilities will work most like a personalized utility belt, equipping each Agent with their own unique way of segmenting maps.

Based on early alpha gameplay and teaser trailers, many have hailed Valorant to be the perfect blend of CS:GO and Overwatch. However, it’s Blizzard’s team-based shooter that Pokimane believes is vulnerable to Valorant’s imminent threat.

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Talking on the Episode 11 of the Offline TV Podcast, the gang started toing and froing with Team SoloMid streamer, Ali ‘Myth’ Kabbani, about Valorant and what the meta of the game will look like on release.

After drawing comparisons to Blizzard’s Overwatch, Anys stated: “I think it might be the Overwatch killer,” to which William ‘Scarra’ Li sarcastically responded, asking: “Do you think there needs to be a game for that to happen?”

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Pokimane continued to discuss Overwatch’s slump from where it was a few years back. “The more I think about it, and I think about Overwatch’s decline, this is just going to be the last nail in the coffin really.”

Jeremy ‘Disguised Toast’ Wang edged in with how Overwatch’s competitive league’s setup was ruined by Activision Blizzard. “Overwatch kind of just ruined their competitive league, with just how it was set up,” Wang opened.

“You have to fly to places to play and they inflate their numbers, and then they sell it to sponsors, then the sponsors are like, ‘wait something’s not adding up.’”

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Of course, the popular Facebook streamer was referring to the franchised Overwatch League, where teams have been trying a home and away format for the first time — which has taken a backseat with the imminent threat of the coronavirus outbreak.

Pokimane’s argument of Valorant being the “Overwatch killer” is a logical argument, considering both titles share so many similarities. However, with Riot’s character-based shooter not even released yet, only time will tell whether her opinion prevails to be right.

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Future reveals insane custom Chevrolet truck

Published: 7/Oct/2020 16:00

by Kieran Bicknell

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Rapper Future has had an incredible career spanning over several decades. In that time, he’s risen through the ranks to become a household name in the rap/hip-hop genres. Now, he’s revealed the latest addition to his garage in the form of this crazy one-off Chevrolet Blazer.

Future – real name Nayvadius DeMun Wilburn – is an American rap artist from Atlanta, Georgia. In his time as a musician, he has amassed a number of awards and released several critically-acclaimed albums and tracks.

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With a car collection including Lamborghinis, Rolls-Royces, and Bentleys, he has now revealed his latest addition.

Standing out from his collection of ‘typical’ exotic cars, Future has now taken delivery of his custom-commissioned Chevrolet K5 Blazer truck from renowned tuners RingBrothers.

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Future Custom K5 Blazer
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Future commissioned the custom truck from renowned tuners RingBrothers.

Future’s new Ringbrothers Chevy K5 Blazer

This fully-restored, one-off build looks absolutely incredible and will stand out among Future’s other ‘stock’ cars. Finished in British Racing Green, this is a color that was not available from factory, and was used only for his personal build.

The exterior has been left mostly stock other than the color change, but the front headlights have been upgraded to LED units. Not only have the headlights been changed, but also the wheels – the stock items being replaced by a set of 18″ gold HRE wheels.

Inside, the car has been completely re-trimmed in brown leather, with a number of embossed logos throughout. The factory analog dials have been refreshed, but a 10″ touchscreen has been fitted to the dash. This is coupled to an uprated JL audio system – a key upgrade for a musician such as Future.

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Future unveiled the truck on his Instagram:

Underneath the hood is the biggest upgrade to the car – a complete engine and transmission swap. The stock motor has been ditched for a 6.2l LS3 V8, coupled to an uprated GM automatic transmission. With 430hp on tap, Future will have plenty of fun driving this custom truck around.

RingBrothers co-owner Mike Ring is justifiably proud of the result: “We’re humbled that people continue to come to us for special projects like this.”

“We realize that our customers could get a new Ferrari or Lamborghini but choose us instead. It’s an honor we don’t take lightly, so we put our heart into each project. We’re glad Future appreciates that.”

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