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Insane Esports and Gaming Hotel Opens in Taiwan

Published: 28/Jun/2018 14:22 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:06

by Vincent Genova

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The ihotel is an all new, gaming centric hotel in Taiwan and the Linus Tech Tips YouTube channel took a full tour.

The ihotel quickly establishes its gaming roots, with an RGB soaked check in area and a lobby that features a 12 person LAN station.

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The LAN machines are top of the line, with GTX 1080 TI graphics cards, i7 processors and 165hz G-sync monitors, and were designed for esports teams to hold practice, 24 hours a day.

Anyone staying in the hotel can use the lobby, but the actual guest rooms have quite the setup as well. 

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The rooms have two GTX 1060, i5 gaming rigs with 32” monitors, DX Racer chairs, dedicated WiFi and 10TBs of storage that wipes itself after checkout to protect your Steam info.

A 55” 4k TV hangs in every room and you can connect it to the gaming PCs, or use the HDMI port on your bed. Sound proof walls keep your callouts, or anything else, from disturbing the neighbors.

A number of outlets, free cables, a fridge, memory foam mattresses, RGB sinks and heated toilet seats round out the hotel experience.

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In addition to the standard rooms, two kinds of themed rooms are available to book as well. One is designed to replicate a college dorm room, complete with bunk beds and PCs that are certainly nicer than the ones we had in college.

The other themed room is call the Capsule Room and it is designed to look like a space ship. There are 6 PCs and individual sleeping pods. The pods look like something out of Halo and feature sound and light isolation, as well as TVs, mirrors and power outlets.

Linus Tech Tips had some concerns about the hotel finding enough customers, after all there are only so many traveling esports teams, but ihotel gets customers from all walks of life.

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In addition to gamers who want to upgrade their rig for a weekend, the ihotel draws in business groups, families treating their kids, as well people who need faster internet speeds.

All the non-gaming amenities are enough for the Linus team to want to stay there on their next trip, check out the video below to see if you are in as well.

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CoD streamers slam Warzone star WarsZ for “pathetic” K/D tanking

Published: 8/Oct/2020 1:16

by Theo Salaun

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Call of Duty: Warzone stars continue to call each other out – this time Tommey is joined by HusKerrs and others in critiquing multi-event champion, WarsZ, for manipulating tournament Kill-Death Ratio (K/D) caps by tanking his account.

With more and more money being piled into Warzone tournaments, the stakes are higher than ever and competitors are understandably adamant about integrity. Many of these competitions have turned to K/D caps, as a way to limit good players from forming super squads that’ll end up dominating the opposition.

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Following earlier condemnations from top streamers like NICKMERCS and Aydan about others gaming the K/D cap limits, Tommey has exposed WarsZ in particular for allegedly partaking in the unfair practice.

Tommey, a former Call of Duty League player and multi-time Warzone champion, did not hesitate to single out WarsZ for a suspicious drop in his kill-death ration just ahead of this week’s leg of the $210,000 Vikkstar Warzone Showdown. 

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Although the caps have been instituted in tournaments to provide for better parity among teams, they can also be manipulated by purposefully delivering uncharacteristically poor performances.

WarsZ has won six Warzone championships across different tournaments, so Tommey’s linked image of the streamer having double-digit zero-kill matches in the past few days is particularly damning.

“People seem to be scared of the repercussions but I’m fed up with the bulls**t,” Tommey tweeted, tagging the rival competitor directly while calling the alleged tanking “pathetic.”

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As for WarsZ’s response, it was not well-received. Suggesting that this notable drop in K/D was spurred by having his “girl” play on his account, a variety of notable Warzone competitors slammed the excuse. Among those wast renowned multi-time champion, HusKerrs, who replied simply, “Brother, c’mon now… nobody is buying that.”

Popular streamer DougisRaw also chimed in, mocking the excuse for how obviously the screenshot goes against the idea of letting an inexperienced player drop in for some games: “Damn, your girl plays solo squads. She’s cracked.”

 

While none of the allegations can be proven, many seem dissatisfied with WarsZ’s excuse and believes it is unfair to competitors like Jukeyz and others who were unable to snag tournament spots because of their high K/D.

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It must be noted, as Tommey mentioned in the tweet above, that Vikkstar’s tournament technically doesn’t prohibit such a tactic, so while WarsZ isn’t breaking any rules, it’s fair to say that the rest of the big-name competitors don’t think too highly of it.

It remains to be seen if other tournaments will begin following NICKMERCS in the way he runs his MFAM Gauntlets, monitoring participants’ past in-game performances to make sure that they’re not trying to circumvent the K/D cap.

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