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Twitch Rivals Resident Evil 2 tournament ends in controversy after rule change

Published: 6/Mar/2019 16:55 Updated: 6/Mar/2019 17:11

by Matt Porter


A Twitch Rivals Resident Evil 2 tournament was marred by controversy after the rules for the competition were changed just minutes after it started.

The tournament featured some of the best Resident Evil players in the world earning points for speed and unlocking achievements on Resident Evil 2.


However, a decision that saw Twitch representatives post a brand new ruleset two minutes after the competition had already kicked off, leaving plenty of fans and competitors frustrated – none more so that xer1an, who missed out $750 due to the decision.

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The decision to upload a new ruleset after the competition had already started infuriated many, as it was unlikely that players who were already in the competition were going to stop to read the document, which was 18 pages long.

The tournament started at 5:15 PT, with the new ruleset uploaded at 5:17PT, as seen in the screenshot below.

The rules were posted two minutes after the tournament started.

During the run, xer1an managed to unlock two achievements that were worth a large number of points, but ran into an issue when Twitch Rivals representatives decided these were invalid, as he had died and was forced to reload during the run in which he unlocked them.


This ruling incensed xer1an as it cost him valuable points, despite no mention of the invalidation of achievements following an in-game death in the Twitch Rivals ruleset.

“Maybe Twitch should make the rules as clear as possible before the tournament starts,” vented xer1an. “Write it in big, bold fucking letters and tell us, because as a competitor I’m not going to sit and read a big fucking paragraph when the tournament has started.”

Xer1an then posted on Twitter to say that he felt “completely robbed,” and confirmed that he is unlikely to compete in future Twitch Rivals tournaments.


If both of xer1an’s achievements had been counted, he would have finished in third place, securing $1300.

Instead, he finished in tenth, earning $550.

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Apex Legends Evo shields are being nerfed again in Season 7

Published: 8/Oct/2020 1:12 Updated: 8/Oct/2020 1:28

by Alan Bernal


The Evo Shields in Apex Legends are set for another balance update that could come in Season 7, as Respawn are still fine-tuning how the armor upgrades to its max level.

Respawn brought the Evo Shields in the System Override patch in March, then made them a staple in the battle royale later on. Ever since then, the studio has been trying to find the right balance with the armor and its scaling defense as the game continues.


As for the studio, the hunt for that equilibrium to the item will continue as Respawn Game Designer Daniel Z. Klein indicated that players could have an increased damage threshold to hit before getting a fully evolved shield.

This change is still in the implementation phases, however, since Respawn need to tinker with the game’s networking to actually bring in the patch.

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The Evo Armor values for max level will change, most likely in Season 7.

“We have a change planned for red Evo Shields for patch 7.0, but it required a little networking work (don’t ask; game dev is dumb) so we couldn’t ship it in 6.1,” Klein responded to a player who noticed there weren’t any changes to the shields in the Aftermarket update. “The plan is to increase the damage required to go to Red.”

At the time of writing, the Evo Shields need 500 damage inflicted to reach max level. That requirement is going to change, although the developer gave no indication for how much.

Complaints about the gear stem from how many people seem to have a fully upgraded Evo early in games.


Though this could be attributed to the typical gunfight fiestas that happen at any major POI after dropping into the Arena, the problem is going to get a closer look within the studio.

There’s no word if there will also be a change to the armor max Evo Shields provide, but it’s not likely since Respawn tuned that not too long ago when Season 6 started.

In any case, the company is hoping the next round of changes will leave Apex Legends in a healthier state as it concerns the popular Evo Shields in the game.