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Red Reserve Unveil Brand New Logo as Part of Major Rebranding Process

Published: 8/May/2018 21:41 Updated: 11/Mar/2019 12:50

by Albert Petrosyan

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Prominent esports organization Red Reserve have unveiled a new logo as part of their rebranding process.

The announcement was made on May 8th and includes a detailed look at the multi-faceted rebranding process in addition to the brand new logo.

Red Reserve was founded in 2014 by FaZe Banks and Scarce as a way for up and coming sniper talent to make it to the FaZe Clan roster.

Today, Red is a publicly traded company that features teams in the professional ranks of Call of Duty, Hearthstone, and Fortnite: Battle Royale.

Their brand new logo was revealed in a video posted on the organization’s official Twitter page.

 

In the announcement, the Red Reserve Management Team described the motivations behind their decision to rebrand, as well as their plan moving forward.

In the quickly evolving esports ecosystem, all companies are forced to adapt and pivot. We’re dedicated to continuing to operate at the highest level within this competitive market and that is why today we’re excited to announce not only a rebrand to the Red Reserve logo but to the company as a whole, some of the key aspects in our rebrand include:

A new “modernized” logo; A dedication to improving internal operations and infrastructure by bringing in new staff in several different departments; Continuing to work with high-quality partners such as ULT, SCUF, Victrix, KontrolFreek, EWin Racing, and BattleRiff; Increasing our level of fan-interaction through partner activations, giveaways, and contests; Increasing the quality of our content pieces and bringing in new series such as our RESERVED documentary series; Bring in new world-class teams and players to play under the Red Reserve banner.

 

This announcement comes as part of what has been a period of major change for the European based organization.

Recently, Red’s CoD roster was involved in a highly publicized transfer sage that eventually saw them acquire sought-after Matthew ‘Skrapz’ Marshall to replace Joshua-lee ‘Joshh’ Shephard.

Red Reserve will hope that their new brand and personnel will propel them to greater heights and success in the ever-growing world of esports.

The entirety of Red Reserve’s announcement can be viewed on the org’s official website here.

Pokemon

Pokemon Sword & Shield players furious after ranked battle Legendary ban lifted

Published: 22/Jan/2021 18:59

by Brent Koepp

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The Pokemon Sword & Shield community was left divided over Game Freak’s decision to allow powerful restricted Legendaries such as Mewtwo and Kyogre into ranked online battles. 

For years, most Legendary Pokemon have been restricted from ranked battles each generation. Their immense power not only breaks the game’s meta, but risks every Trainer using the same lineup due to their dominating stats.

On January 22, Game Freak shocked Sword & Shield players when they announced traditionally-banned Legendaries would now be allowed into the Gen 8 title’s competitive mode, breaking years of precedent. 

Screenshot of Pokemon Sword & Shield Legendary Zacian attacking.
Game Freak / The Pokemon Company
Sword & Shield Legendary Zacian can now be used in ranked online battles.

Legendary Pokemon in Sword & Shield ranked mode

Legendary Pokemon are tricky as their powers and gimmick-y movesets are often designed around a story element. The ‘mon are insanely powerful due to the game’s narrative, and that doesn’t exactly translate into competitive battles.

Despite banning certain ‘mon, Sword & Shield’s Series 8 Rules seems to reverse that – with a twist. According to the new ruleset, each Trainer will be allowed to use ONE previously restricted Legendary in their team.

Compete in Ranked Battles Series 8 with a powerful Legendary Pokemon at your side,” the developer announced in the Home app. Below we will list the banned Legendaries now allowed into the competitive mode.

Screenshot of Pokemon Sword & Shield series 8 rules.
Game Freak / The Pokemon Company
The new rule lets previously-restricted Legendaries in Sword & Shield ranked battles.

Banned Pokemon Legendaries now allowed:

  • Mewtwo
  • Lugia
  • Ho-Oh
  • Kyogre
  • Groudon
  • Rayquaza
  • Dialga
  • Palkia
  • Giratina
  • Reshiram
  • Zekrom
  • Kyurem
  • Xerneas
  • Yveltal
  • Cosmog
  • Cosmoem
  • Solgaleo
  • Lunala
  • Necrozma
  • Zacian
  • Zamazenta
  • Eternatus
  • Calyrex

The decision quickly angered some Sword & Shield players who felt the decision would change ranked meta substantially. “What the hell is this. This is actually going to ruin ranked,” one person wrote on Twitter. “Oof…This’ll be a disaster,” someone else said. Another player said, “Every team will have a Zacian now, gotcha. Pass.”

Screenshot of Pokemon fans angry over Legendary Pokemon allowed in ranked Sword & Shield.

While the Gen 8 community was divided when Game Freak issued massive bans to powerful ‘mon in 2020, some players now wish it would return after the latest VGC rules. “So they didn’t learn from their mistakes last time they allowed those. Series 5 or 6 where they banned top Pokemon was the best thing ever,” another Trainer replied.

Screenshot of Pokemon player reacting to Sword & Shield Series 8 rules.

While this isn’t the first time Game Freak has lifted restrictions, the Series 8 rules mark a major change in allowing certain Legendaries who have been banned from the mode for years. It also gets complicated, as some Legendaries have been allowed in Sword & Shield in the past.

However, perhaps the “you can only choose one” rule will balance things out. Things have already become interesting as it’s forcing hardcore Trainers to have to pick their ‘mon wisely due to counters.