G2 holding out for $5m Perkz buyout as Cloud9 lead bidding war - Dexerto
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G2 holding out for $5m Perkz buyout as Cloud9 lead bidding war

Published: 10/Nov/2020 11:30 Updated: 10/Nov/2020 17:42

by Alex Garton

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According to reports, G2 and Perkz are discussing a buyout with multiple organizations from the LEC and LCS. Cloud9 is his desired destination, however, terms and negotiations are ongoing.

Luka “Perkz” Perkovic has been a member of G2 Esports since 2016 and has become synonymous with the organization. As a player, he holds the record for the most EU/LEC titles with 8 in total, playing in multiple roles over the years. It’s fair to say that the destination of Perkz may be the most significant move in the entire offseason. As a player, there’s no doubt he’d be a starstudded pickup for any pro team in the West.

It’s no surprise that multiple organizations from the LEC and LCS are looking to secure Perkz for their roster. However, according to ESPN’s Jacob Wolf, the holdup remains a $5 million buyout.

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Perkz has remained one of the best players in the West since the start of his career.

G2 holding out for buyout as multiple organizations discuss terms

Wolf has reported that G2 and Perkz have been engaging in discussions with multiple organizations from both the LEC and LCS. These include Cloud9, Evil Geniuses, 100 Thieves, TSM, Team Vitality and Misfits. However, out of all the teams, Cloud9 remains Perkz’s desired destination.

Sources also revealed Fnatic were among the teams showing interest in signing Perkz. However, G2 Esports refused to start transfer talks with the team.

Wolf has also reported that the holdup over the movement of Perkz is the $5 million buyout that G2 has set. Any team looking to add him to their roster will also have to agree to his record-setting proposed salary.

Of course, in making this investment an organization will pick up one of the best players the West has ever produced.

It’s important to note that although Cloud9 is Perkz’s desired destination, nothing is certain at this time. No terms or negotiations have been agreed upon, so no move is set in stone.

However, it does make a lot of sense that Perkz is looking for a move to Cloud9. As an organization, Cloud9 have achieved more on the international stage than any other team from North America. On top of this, if the move is secured, Perkz will be reunited with his old teammate Jesper “Sven” Svenningsen.

For now, it’s just a waiting game to see which team is willing to bid highest for one of Europe’s greatest players.

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Cyberpunk 2077 PS5 gameplay revealed and it looks incredible

Published: 25/Nov/2020 12:02

by Kieran Bicknell

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Despite suffering numerous long delays, fans are still hyped for CD Projekt Red’s dystopian Cyberpunk 2077. As the release date edges closer, we’ve had our first look at the game on PS5, as well as a comparison between PS4 Pro and PS5 graphics.

Cyberpunk 2077 is shaping up to be one of the most hotly-anticipated games of 2020. With its dystopian open-world setting, insane customization, and intriguing storyline, it looks set to become a truly epic title.

It’s not without its issues though, having suffered a number of consecutive delays, along with controversy over the dreaded ‘crunch’ for devs.

However, it seems that we may be on the ‘home stretch’ for the release of Cyberpunk 2077. Devs have now released the final teaser of gameplay footage, along with a first glimpse at the game running on the next-gen PS5.

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The rain effects and lighting in Cyberpunk 2077 take on a whole new depth on PS5.

Cyberpunk 2077 on PlayStation 5

There’s no doubt that Cyberpunk is a fantastic looking game. With cutting-edge graphics, the visuals have stunned even the most doubtful of critics. So far, we’ve only seen the game on current-gen consoles, but CD Projekt Red has now revealed the first preview of the game running on the next-gen PlayStation 5.

Technically, the game is running via backward compatibility in the footage. However, the game will be available on PS5 at launch.

Starting at the very beginning, the footage shows the initial stages of the ‘Nomad’ life path. On PS4 pro the game looks absolutely gorgeous, with plenty of fantastic light effects, incredible detail, and lots of immersive scenes.

However, around the 4:30 mark in the video below, the footage switches over to PS5, and the difference is immediately noticeable.

Next-gen footage starts at 4:32

The shadows become immediately deeper, without losing any of the detail. The rain also suddenly takes on a whole new dimension, creating streaks on the windows that look impressively realistic.

Lighting also changes, with more natural-looking flares when looking up at streetlights through car windows, and the traditional ‘haze’ from the neon lights of the city also taking on more of a prominent role.

Highlights become more controlled, and the falloff between light and dark extremes feel more natural, with a more gradual transition between the two.

Sadly, we were only shown just over two minutes’ worth of footage. However, if those two minutes are anything to go by, Cyberpunk 2077 is going to look absolutely fantastic on next-gen consoles.