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Pokemon Go: Could Niantic release an unexpected trio of Legendary ‘mons?

Published: 6/Oct/2020 18:07

by Paul Cot

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There’s a lot of optimism within the Pokemon Go community that the ‘surprise Raid Boss’ for the upcoming Halloween event will live up to the hype.

Details about the 2020 Pokemon Go Halloween event have yet to be released. However, according to the latest schedule we have of confirmed Raid Bosses, it could start on Friday, October 23.

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Presumably, the new Raid Boss will be available for the entirety of the event. We previously discussed which Pokemon Niantic might be holding up their sleeve for the event, but since then, another contender(s) has come to light.

Pokemon Go Galarian Articuno Zapdos Moltres
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Galarian Articuno, Zapdos and Moltres are coming to Pokemon Sword and Shield on October 22. Could they be coming to Pokemon Go as well?

Galarian Legendary Birds

If you play Pokemon Sword and Shield as well as Pokemon Go, you may be aware that the second DLC releases on October 22. This expansion brings a brand new island to the game, “The Crown Tundra”, as well as lots of returning Legendary Pokemon.

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Among them are three very special legends. They are Galarian forms of Articuno, Zapdos and Moltres.

Much like other Galarian forms, they look similar enough to their normal counterparts so they are identifiable, but different enough that you know they are Galarian. Additionally, they will have different typings. Therefore, it will come as no surprise that Galarian Articuno, Zapdos and Moltres all have different typings, too.

Early appearance in Pokemon Go?

Should Niantic add these to the mobile game as soon as they become available in Pokemon Sword and Shield, it would certainly be an interesting decision. They are all big enough Pokemon to be added down the line and generate excitement.

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So, if Niantic do add them, especially all at the same time, trainers should rightly be excited about it. The question would then be, will all of them be available at the same time or would it perhaps be Galarian Moltres to start with, given its dual dark and fire typing.

Another factor that makes the Galarian birds a possibility is the long-awaited Pokemon Go and Pokemon HOME integration is coming sometime this year. That time could well be October 22 in time for what would be a massive Halloween event in Pokemon Go.

It’s important to note this is purely speculation and as such, you shouldn’t get your hopes up. Whether it is these new exciting Galarian legends or something else, hopefully, it will live up to the hype.

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

Published: 7/Oct/2020 19:26

by Albert Petrosyan

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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
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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.

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TST Throwback Ghosts bracket
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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:

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  • 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 https://tiltify.com/@teamsummertime/elgato-off-season-series.