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New PS5 “leak” claims to show UI and black controller – but is it real?

Published: 2/Oct/2020 22:19 Updated: 2/Oct/2020 22:24

by Brent Koepp

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A new “leak” claims to be the first look at the PlayStation 5’s user interface. The supposed images also claim to show the DualSense controller in a black variant. But are the PS5 images even real?

The PS5 is is set to hit stores on November 12. Despite being only weeks away, there is still a lot we don’t know about the next-gen console – including what its user interface will look like.

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On October 2, a leaker on Reddit claimed to have new photos of the log-in screen from the UI, as well as a black DualSense controller. The pictures have kicked off a wave of speculation as to whether they are even real.

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When will see the PS5 UI?

Leaker claims to show PS5 UI

It should be stated to take all of this with a massive grain of salt. But the “leak” first appeared on the popular gaming forum ResetEra after a tweet was posted that allegedly showed a user holding a black DualSense controller.

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Interestingly, the stranger also is seen holding the device under a TV that shows a black login screen. The image is not the PS4, which led users to think that it could be our first glimpse at the PS5’s user interface.

Of course, there is no source, and anyone can fake an image using Photoshop. However, the image quickly kicked off speculation as to whether this was just an elaborate troll.

PS5 tweet
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The image soon circled online as excited players shared their hype.

While the colors of this controller certainly look awful, forum users were quick to point out that a prototype of a black DualSense leaked back in August, and the one featured in this image actually matches up with its dimensions.

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The image in the tweet originated from a Redditor named Zelser on the r/Playstation subreddit. The leaker claimed to have the PS5 in their possession, and posted a photo of what they claim is the PS5 being opened up.

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Reddit: u/Zelser
The Reddit leaker claimed to have taken off the PS5’s outer shell.

That isn’t the only thing that the user shared – they also took a photo of what is supposedly the stand for the next-gen Sony console. While it’s unclear if any of these are legit, the photo of the stand attached to the device has never been seen before.

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Reddit: u/Zelser
The Redditor also claimed to have a picture of the PS5’s stand.

While the user would not confirms how they supposedly got their hands on the console, they uploaded another photo of what they claim is the user interface after players continued to ask for more proof.

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supposed PS5 menu
Reddit: u/Zelser
Another photo shows what could be the PS5 UI – though blurry images usually = fake images.

At the time of writing, it has not been confirmed whether any of these images are real. However, as we stated above, take this with a massive grain of salt. Unless there is more proof, this could easily be faked.

Still, with PS5 so close to its release, it’s kind of mind blowing that we still have no clue what its UI looks like. However, we will see whether the leaks are real in the next coming days as Sony is letting Japanese YouTubers get their hands on the console on October 4.

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Chipotle Challenger Series 2020: Results, teams, format, more

Published: 2/Oct/2020 7:00 Updated: 2/Oct/2020 11:05

by Calum Patterson

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The Chipotle Challenger Series returned on Octrober 1, this time featuring Fortnite Battle Royale action as players and a star-studded list of influencers and streamers went head-to-head.

Both of the previous events in the 2020 Chipotle Challenger Series were won by surprise teams, as unexpected players made it all the way through the qualifiers to take home the winner’s prize and a year’s worth of free burritos in the finale. 

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Chipotle Fortnite Challenge Results – October 1

This time, though, the winners were a little less shocking as Furious, Ronaldo, and illest took home the grand prize – $50,000 and a year’s worth of free Chipotle burritos!

The Trio blitzed through to first place with three extremely high scoring games out of their five in the grand finals. 77 points pushed them just ahead of the second-best team on the day by a total of three points.

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Full results & tournament recap.

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A look at the top three Trios at the end of the Chipotle Challenger Series event.

Who else was playing?

As well as the qualified teams, there was another stacked lineup of celebrities, streamers, and YouTubers taking part in the tournament. Here are some of the biggest names:

Streamers
  • CourageJD
  • Bugha
  • Myth
  • Aydan
  • Ewok
  • FRESH
  • NickEh30
  • Mongraal
  • Stable Ronaldo
  • MrSavage
  • Arkhram
  • Rehx
  • Ceice
  • Falconer
  • EmadGG

Other

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  • Soccer phenom Christian Pulisic
  • Hoopster Josh Hart
  • Top hoops draft picks Cole Anthony, Obi Toppin, and Tre  Jones
  • DJ Deacon Phillippe

Format

Qualifiers

In the Chipotle Challenger Series Fortnite event, there were four qualifiers for teams of three to try to get through. Teams scored one point for each elimination they earned.

There was a total of four qualifiers for the tournament. Each qualifier:

  • Allowed up to 1000 trio teams
  • Had private lobbies for a 3-hour play window
  • Had a Ladder system that allowed registrants to play for the totality of the 3-hour window

Finale

Qualifying teams then have the chance to go head to head in a private lobby of 33 trio teams with streaming superstars, celebrities and athletes. Again, it was played in a private lobby, which included:

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  • The top four teams from each qualifying round
  • 17 teams of invited talent
  • A 5-game series

Chipotle Challenger Series Prize Pool

A total of $50,000 in prize money was presented to winners of the Fortnite event. But, that’s not all – as with previous events, the winners also secured themselves free burritos for a year!

  • 1st: $30,000
  • 2nd: $15,000
  • 3rd: $5,000

Previous Chipotle Challenger Series results

Here’s a look back at how previous events in the Chipotle Challenger series have finished.

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Chipotle Warzone Challenge #1 – April 30

Here are the top-10 placing teams for the first Chipotle Challenger Series event. The winners, a surprise team, actually had to go through the qualifier stages to make it to the main event.

Full results & tournament recap

Chipotle Warzone Challenge #2 – July 16

As with the first Challengers Series tournament, the second event on July 16 also featured a relatively unknown pair of Warzone players top the star-studded list of participants, taking home $25,000 and a year’s worth of burritos.

Full results, highlights & recap

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What is the Chipotle Challenger Series?

The Chipotle Challenger Series first launched last year at DreamHack in Dallas, TX and is now virtual for 2020 with an online tournament that gives every fan across the U.S. and Canada the opportunity to join the competition and prove their skills in some of the world’s most popular games.

A live-broadcasted Finale is held, featuring the top-performing teams from the Qualifiers up against the streamers and celebrities.

These teams have the opportunity to go head-to-head against fan-favorites in esports as well as Chipotle-fan gamers in sports, music, and entertainment.

Some of the big names that took part in the first tournament of the 2020 Chipotle Challenger Series included award-winning DJ Steve Aoki, actors Finn Wolfhard, Jerry Ferrara, Colton Underwood, and Cameron Fuller, esports players Tommey, Rallied, Shane ‘ShAnE’ McKerral, and Crowder, streamers ItzWarsz, Symfuhny, Di3seL, TSM Diego, and HusKerrs, YouTuber FaZe Swagg, baseball players Joc Pederson, Cody Bellinger, and Joey Gallo, DJ-Gamer CRAY, USA Hockey’s Hilary Knight, elite basketball prospects James Wiseman, R.J. Hampton, and Tre Jones, U.S. Soccer’s Allie Long, and athlete Demi Bagby.

Chipotle and esports

This is far from Chipotle’s first foray into the world of esports. In 2017 the company made headlines as one of OpTic Gaming’s main sponsors and the Chipotle logo was on proud display when the organization’s Call of Duty roster took home the trophy at the 2017 Call of Duty World League Championship.

The Challenger Series first kicked off at DreamHack Dallas, where players duked it out on PUBG, before moving to Fortnite for the second event at DreamHack Atlanta.

In 2018 Chipotle became a title sponsor of Team SoloMid’s competitive Fortnite roster, specifically the TSM Fortnite house in California. This has led to various collaborations, including one of the world’s most recognized streamers, Ali ‘Myth’ Kabbani, creating his own burrito inside a Chipotle store.

 

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