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New Smash Ultimate DLC soon? Leakers hint at August 28 Nintendo Direct

Published: 18/Aug/2020 17:54

by Michael Gwilliam


It has been months since we’ve had a Nintendo Direct and fans are growing restless. Now, some prominent leakers with a history of accurate claims are suggesting that August 28 will be the date of the next General Direct, where we may even get a Smash Ultimate DLC reveal.

Leakers ‘King Zell’ and ‘NateDrake’ are prominent figures on the Resetera forums and have often left clues about when they believe Nintendo-related events will transpire.


Back in July, Zell implied that a General Direct would be coming at some point in August and now he’s appearing to double down on those claims, even right down to the actual date.

In a seemingly random comment on a Nintendo Direct speculation thread, Zell remarked, “remember all, the new captain Tsubasa game is coming on the 28th, in general, its an arcade soccer\football game, don’t miss it.”

King Zell hints at a Nintendo Direct
What is so special about the number 28?

This comment alone may not seem like much, but he also attached an image with numbers circled which could add up to 28. Additionally, his use of the word “general” resulted in many to assume he was referencing a General Direct.

“Damn, Barca just lost 2-8, that’s a disaster,” he further wrote, once again, completely out of context. However, the 2 and the 8 could very well further imply something is coming on the 28th.

Finally, NateDrake commented: “20, 8, 16, 35, 15, 7,” leading to a forum member to joke that they would be using those numbers in a lottery ticket.

NateDrake hints at a Nintendo Direct on Aug 28
NakeDrake hinted at something happening on August 28.

“If you win then I get 28%,” he replied, once again bringing the conversation back to the number 28, the possible date of a Nintendo Direct.

While of course, it’s possible we don’t get a Direct on the 28, it’s being heavily implied. Plus, there have been many rumors about Nintendo doing something special for Mario’s 35th anniversary with some new games and/or remakes.

If there is a Nintendo Direct, it’s also very likely we learn more about who the next Smash Ultimate DLC fighter is. There have been many rumors about their identity, with some suspecting it could be a Pokemon, Dante from Devil May Cry, or even Crash Bandicoot.

Smash Ultimate's Challenger Pack 7 logo
Challenger Pack 7 could be anyone.

With five fighters remaining, everyone is on edge to find out who it will be and what franchise they will be from.

Only time will tell until we know for sure when the Direct is and who the next character in Fighters Pass Volume 2 turns out to be.

Call of Duty

How to watch Hitch’s throwback Ghosts tourney: stream, teams, bracket

Published: 7/Oct/2020 19:26

by Albert Petrosyan


NRG and Team Summertime content creator Davis ‘Hitch’ Edwards is hosting a $5,000 charity throwback tournament for Call of Duty: Ghosts, featuring huge names like Seth ‘Scump’ Abner, Patrick ‘ACHES, Price, Austin ‘SlasheR’ Liddicoat, and more. Everything you need to follow all the action live can be found below.

The Call of Duty offseason can only mean two things – lots of roster changes and a bunch of throwback tournaments featuring past titles in the FPS series.


A week after hosting a successful Black Ops 4 tourney, Hitch and his Team Summertime are back at it again, this time putting together a CoD: Ghosts competition featuring some of the biggest names in the community

All of the details for this event can be found below, including the official stream, list of players and teams, the full bracket, format, and more.

Team Summertime throwback CoD series
Team Summertime
Hitch and Team Summertime are hosting several throwback tournament this CoD offseason.

When is Hitch’s throwback Ghosts tourney?

This event is taking place on Wednesday, October 7, kicking off at 12 PM PT / 3 PM ET and expected to last for a good portion of the day.

How to watch Hitch’s throwback Ghosts tourney

The competition is being streamed live on BoomTV’s Twitch channel, which we’ve included below for your convenience.


Players & teams

As mentioned above, there are a lot of popular figures playing in this throwback event, headlined by the likes of Scump, SlasheR, ACHES, Parasite, and many other top active pro players, retired legends of the esport, content creators, and more.

Here’s the full list of teams:

  • Envoy, Blazt, Saints, Vivid
  • Scump, MBoZe, Ricky, MiRx
  • Loony, Pacman, Goonjar, ACHES
  • Decemate, Parasite, Twerk, Fero
  • Dougisraw, Rallied, Shiftola, Joe Espo
  • Study, TCM, Twizz, NAMELESS
  • Kenny, Temp, Classic, Huke
  • Kekoa, Larry, Fame, Estanaut
  • Lava, KennyBounce, Precision, Itsreborn
  • TJHaLy, Methodz, SlasheR, Slacked
  • Ampz, SuperEvan, Hugs, Colorrs
  • Nagafen, Remy, Roy, Nemo
  • Xotic, Mochila, Bidz, 2Pac
  • Ramby, Equip, Majormaniak, Teddywrecks
  • Madcat, Joee, SunnyB, Devr
  • TBA
Complexity 2014 CoD Champs
ACHES, who won the 2014 Call of Duty Championship, is playing in TST’s Throwback Ghosts tournament.

Live bracket

Here is the starting bracket for the tournament and it will be updated live throughout the day on the official BoomTV event page as results from the matches come in.

TST Throwback Ghosts bracket
The starting bracket for TST’s throwback Ghosts tournament.

Format & rules

This is a double-elimination 4v4 competition using a Variant format, meaning that the maps, modes, and rules are mostly from the official competitive ruleset for when Ghosts was the main CoD game being played.

In the 2014 season, the three main modes were Domination, Search and Destroy, and Blitz, each with their own set of maps. Here are the map-mode sets that are being used in this event:

  • WR1: Strikezone Dom, Warhawk SnD, Freight Blitz, Octane Dom, Sovereign SnD
  • WR2: Freight Dom, Octane Snd, Warhawk Blitz, Sovereign Dom, Freight SnD
  • WR3: Octane Dom, Sovereign SnD, Octane Blitz, Strikezone Dom, Warhawk SnD
  • WR4: Sovereign Dom, Freight SnD, Freight Blitz, Freight Dom, Octane SnD
  • LR1: Octane Dom, Freight Dom, Sovereign SnD
  • LR2: Warhawk Blitz, Freight Blitz, Octane SnD
  • LR3: Strikezone Dom, Sovereign Dom, Freight SnD
  • LR4: Octane Blitz, Freight Blitz, Warhawk SnD
  • LR5: Freight Dom, Octane Snd, Warhawk Blitz, Sovereign Dom, Freight SnD
  • LR6: Octane Dom, Sovereign SnD, Octane Blitz, Strikezone Dom, Warhawk SnD
  • Grand Finals: Strikezone Dom, Warhawk SnD, Freight Blitz, Octane Dom, Sovereign SnD
  • Grand Finals Reset: Freight Dom, Octane Snd, Warhawk Blitz, Sovereign Dom, Freight SnD

Movember charity

Of course, the entire driving force behind this throwback tournament series is charity, as Hitch and TST are raising money for Movember – one of the leading global organizations committed to changing the face of men’s health.

This Ghosts event is specifically focused on suicide awareness and prevention; those interested in donating to the cause can do so by visiting