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What’s on at EGX 2019: Games, Cosplays, Esports and more

Published: 19/Oct/2019 11:31 Updated: 6/Apr/2020 11:29

by Andy Williams

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EGX 2019 is running from October 17 – 20 at the ExCeL center in London, with a host of events on offer for gaming enthusiasts from all over the world. Here’s a full breakdown of what’s on at this year’s EGX expo.

EGX 2019 is the UK’s biggest gaming event and attendees have the opportunity to get their hands on pre-release games, alongside having access to Europe’s largest collection of indie games.

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While boasting an impressive assortment of the latest big releases and upcoming titles, EGX will host the European Final of the Capcom Pro Tour, which will run parallel to Hewlett Packard’s OMEN Esports Stage.

EGXFans gather from all corners of the world to attend EGX events.

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Show Floor

With over 250 games for attendees to access (including Activision’s eagerly anticipated Modern Warfare), those at the event will be spoilt for choice in terms of what to turn their hand to.

Although many will be attracted to the top titles that are on offer, EGX’s Rezzed Zone shines the spotlight on independent developers, giving exposure to an array of indie games while providing attendees an opportunity to chat with the talent behind them.

There is a host of talent from all corners of the industry in attendance. If you fancy meeting them in the flesh, EGX have you covered, as they run meet and greets all weekend long.

EGXBig name developers will be in attendance at EGX 2019.

Esports at the EGX Arena

Interested in competitive gaming? EGX also have a dedicated esports section, where exhibitors such as Corsair, Logitech and HyperX (to name a few) will be on-hand to sample their latest kit.

Alongside providing access to a collection of the biggest brands in esports, the expo will host its very own OMEN by HP Esports Stage, where Capcom’s flagship Street Fighter tournament will be displayed for spectators.

Two Nintendo tournaments will also be taking place for Splatoon 2 and Super Smash Bros, on Saturday and Sunday respectively.

If not there in person, you can watch the Street Fighter tournament on Twitch here.

Watch live video from CapcomFighters on www.twitch.tv

The action doesn’t stop there!

A dedicated Cosplay Zone will exhibit the creative efforts of some of the best Cosplayers, which will run for the entirety of the event. Aside from dishing out prizes for the most impressive masquerades, a selection of workshops will be on offer to help take your cosplay game to the next level.

More interested in hearing a unique insight into the finest minds of the industry? EGX Theatre provides an opportunity to listen-in on presentations from big names. Previous events have hosted talent from industry leaders such as Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo!

To top off all of the content already on offer, EGX Live will showcase streamers from all over playing some of your favorite games on each day of the event.

EGXEGX Theatre is a purpose-built venue to host some of the biggest names in the industry.

From an assigned merchandise area to a dedicated careers fair for those looking to get involved or progress in the gaming industry, EGX 2019 is covering all bases.

If you’re looking to commemorate your attendance to the expo, a collection of top-notch tattoo artists from Ink Fusion Empire will present.

For the latest goings-on from the event, stay up-to-date through their official Twitter page.

Call of Duty

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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