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Inside the Incredible Futuristic Esports Training Facility of Chinese Team OMG

Published: 29/Jul/2018 14:59

by Calum Patterson

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Best known for its League of Legends team, Chinese organization ‘Oh My God’ (OMG) provides their players with an incredible training facility – in the shape of a spaceship.

Formed in 2012, OMG started its esports division by recruiting a Chinese League of Legends team. In the six years since, it has had great success, a staple in the Chinese Pro League, and managed a top 4 at Worlds 2014.

They also have a PUBG team, who are currently dominating at the PGI 2018 PUBG Global Invitational first-person tournament, with a strong lead in the standings after the first day of competition.

To keep their players at the top of their game, OMG offers them a gaming house just like many other top esports teams do, especially in Asia.

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But if you’ve ever been impressed by Team Vitality’s castle-like gaming house for its League of Legends team, it’s nothing compared to OMG’s new home since March 2017.

Located in Shanghai, it was designed by the GuTeng studio. It measures 2,000 square meters, and has been imagined as a true three-storey spaceship in a science-fiction style.

The official project page shows the ground floor is dedicated to the administration and management of the structure. The first floor mainly hosts the Overwatch and King Pro League teams, while the second floor is dedicated to League of Legends.

The studio also claims to have been inspired by Gavin Hood’s The Strategy Ender movie, released in 2013.

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Fortnite World Cup winner Aqua allegedly banned for FNCS stream-sniping

Published: 25/Oct/2020 0:00 Updated: 25/Oct/2020 1:12

by Theo Salaun

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Fortnite World Cup champion and Season 4 FNCS competitor, David ‘aqua’ Wang has been accused of stream-sniping and subsequently been punished by an alleged ban by Epic Games.

At 17 years old, aqua represented his home country of Austria to the fullest by winning the 2019 Fortnite World Cup’s Duos event with Norway’s Emil ‘Nyhrox’ Bergquist. With a smooth $1.5 million earned from the World Cup, he’s since signed with Cooler Esport and continued to win competitions across Europe.

Most recently, aqua’s trio (with Rezon and Noahreyli) have been participating in FNCS Europe and, following the Week 3 semis, have been accused of stream-sniping another popular trio: Benjy ‘Benjyfishy’ Fish, Martin ‘MrSavage’ Andersen, and Kevin ‘LeTsHe’ Fedjuschkin.

Although fans initially deemed aqua’s behavior suspicious, things quickly escalated. With Benjyfishy’s team unable to qualify for the Week 3 finals and the discovery that aqua was watching MrSavage’s stream during the competition, the controversy has spiraled.

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A screenshot of MrSavage’s Twitch stream showing that aqua was watching during the event.

Following condemnations of the World Cup winner’s team, rumors began circulating that aqua, Rezon, and Noahreyli had been banned by Epic Games from participating past the first match of the Finals. 

Although many fans were delighted to hear the news, it was never officially legitimized and has since been made even more unclear by responses from some of the involved parties.

After the rumor mill buzzed with the reports that aqua’s team was banned from competing, he took to Twitter and gave a concise clarification denying those allegations: “We are not banned, we just don’t wanna play. It’s boring without early fighting Benjy.”

Given the difficulty inherent to confirming someone was in fact stream-sniping and didn’t coincidentally run into a fellow streamer, many believe it is unlikely that the World Cup winner has actually been exiled from the competition.

Additionally, some have noted that bans typically result in removal from the leaderboard, something that aqua’s team has not been hit with.

 

As for how the players are handling it, aqua and Benjyfishy have simply joked about the incident for hours. Neither side appears to be nearly as angry as some fans have been, instead, laughing at the drama and sharing memes.

 

While whatever’s going on behind the scenes may remain unclear, all players involved are more than good enough to qualify for the Season 4 FNCS Finals at some point, if they haven’t already, so it seems that no one’s really that bothered by the situation, ban or no ban.

We will continue to update this article with more details as they become available.