Twitch Prime and League of Legends team up for four months of free goodies

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Do you play League of Legends? Do you have Twitch Prime? Then prepare to get four months worth the free goodies from Twitch and Riot Games. Here’s what you need to know about the ongoing promotion.

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Amazon officially axes ad-free viewing on Twitch and Prime Discounts on games

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Earlier today we discussed how pre-orders for Insomniac’s upcoming Spider-Man had officially become a thing. Well, it looks like Amazon has caved in and joined Best Buy in eliminating the 20% off on all new video game releases. Additionally, there are some major changes to Twitch Prime as well.

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Twitch Announces Free Games With Prime

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Earlier today, Twitch announced their Free Games with Prime, something reminiscent to that of Sony’s PlayStation Plus program and Microsoft’s Xbox Games with Gold, which grants users free games once a month at the beginning of every month. In their announcement, Twitch fully unveiled their first five games including the rather quirky first-person shooter Superhot and Oxenfree among several others for this month with a full outline of upcoming titles for next month.

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Vainglory to have First-Ever Collegiate Exhibition at PAX East

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As many of you know and have read time and time again, I’ve been a gigantic supporter and fan of Vainglory. It’s been a title that has held a soft spot in my heart for quite sometime and continues to do so to this day. As a part of this news, the guys at Super Evil Mega Corp and College StarLeague (CSL) are hosting the first and largest collegiate gaming organization to date so college players will find it easier and more rewarding to play Vainglory.

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With this announcement, CSL will be hosting this tournament which features teams from Boston University, UMass Amherst, UMass Lowell and Westfield State University. The schools will competing in a single elimination bracket this Sunday, April 24th, starting at 1:30pm on the Twitch STage during PAX East at the Boston Convention Center. If you aren’t attending you can head over to twitch.tv/twitch to watch. The CSL has handed out more than $250,000 in scholarship money to collegiate champions and community figures in the past six years. As a part of this, teams from League of Legends, Dota 2 and Hearthstone have participated in the league. For more info about the league visit cstarleague.com.


About the Writer:

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Dustin is our native console gamer, PlayStation and Nintendo reviewer who has an appetite for anything that crosses the boarders from across the big pond. His interest in JRPG’s, Anime, Handheld Gaming, and Pizza is insatiable. His elitist attitude gives him direction, want, and a need for the hardest difficulties in games, which is fun to watch, and hilarity at its finest. You can find him over on TwitterGoogle+, and or you can find him on PSN with RaivynLyken.

Super Evil Mega Corp and Twitch Team Up

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Remember that favored MOBA by the name of Vainglory. It has been a title that has driven me to purchasing a tablet for both it, college, and the simple satisfaction that my Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 has been just enough to keep me happy. However, with news of Twitch and Super Evil Mega Corp teaming up to make the eSports structure for the game even bigger, they have today inked a three-year partnership in North America and Europe for the official Vainglory Championships and supporting eSports structuring. This means that with this collaboration, it has included a multi-million dollar invesment for each company and brings forth a program that stems across sales, promotions, broadcasts and even live events.

As one of the fastest growing games in the mobile industry as well as mobile titles on Twitch last year, the game has accrued more than 150 million minutes watched. As the first major touchscreen eSport title, Vainglory is renowned for the largest prize pool ever in a 350,000 USD pool that brings professional teams like TSM, SK Gaming, Team Secret, and G2 Esports together in the fray of battle. This also brings forth teams to participate in the Red Bull eSports Studio at Santa Monica, California.

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As part of the Twitch partnership Super Evil Mega Corp plans on bringing more fans and players int heir already large group of millions of players and viewers. With eSports Teams and robust exhibits, Twitch looks to bring more into Vainglory as it helps to expand and grow the title.

The esports industry has been dominated by PC and console titles, but Vainglory is ushering in a new mobile games movement,” said Nick Allen, Director of Esports Operations at Twitch. “The incredible engagement Vainglory has garnered on our platform is testament that our community welcomes the convergence of esports and mobile gaming.

Starting today, teams of three players hopeful to win the Spring Championship can register at VaingloryLeague.com. The three-month season kicks off with open qualifiers and will have a total prize pool of $80,000 USD.

We’ve been working closely with Twitch since even before the global launch of Vainglory, and their massive, wildly passionate gaming community has helped our game develop a loyal and growing following,” said Kristian Segerstrale, COO and executive director at Super Evil Megacorp. “By working with Twitch in this new and expanded capacity, we’re going to be able to bring our esports programming to the next level and provide better and more frequent coverage to fans.”

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As part of the new seasons, Vainglory has officially kicked off a new season that features a new game mode (in beta) titled Battle Royale as well as the new hero we know as “Alpha” a new map skin, and a massive “Halcyon Days” event that includes new skins for Fortress. As part of the on going evolution of the game, Battle Royale brings in a draft mode where the game selects heroes for each player, and each hero starts out already leveled up. As opposed to starting from level one and building up like in normal matches.

With the matches already having draft mode from the original take and even boosters, Vainglory has become a game that anyone can truly come to enjoy, and participate in as they wish. If you haven’t checked it out, you can see our review here, which will be updated soon to reflect ont he new changes.

As always, stay tuned for our constant coverage over Vainglory and many other titles.


About the Writers:

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Dustin is our native console gamer, PlayStation and Nintendo reviewer who has an appetite for anything that crosses the boarders from across the big pond. His interest in JRPG’s, Anime, Handheld Gaming, and Pizza is insatiable. His elitist attitude gives him direction, want, and a need for the hardest difficulties in games, which is fun to watch, and hilarity at its finest. You can find him over on TwitterGoogle+, and or you can find him on PSN with RaivynLyken.

XSEED Games Launches Twitch.tv Channel

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Many of you may know the name XSEED Games since we’ve had the pleasure of working with them on a consistent basis over the years. Today XSEED Games has announced the launch of their Twitch.tv Channel. With the debut of their channel, XSEED Games has announced that they will be revealing the Earth Defense Force 4.1 Multiplayer within their debut stream. The video will showcase both new vehicles as well as new weapon classes in the stream that starts today at 3:00pm PST. The video will detail the Wing Diver, New Air Raider and more when it premiers in roughly 30 minutes from now.

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XSEED Games, the independent-minded publishing brand of Marvelous USA, Inc., is excited to announce the launch of its Twitch.tv Channel, which will go live at 3:00pm PST today, featuring Earth Defense Force 4.1: The Shadow of New Despair ahead of its December 8 launch. The stream will showcase multiplayer combat as soldiers battle against an all-out alien invasion.

As a bonus for “EDF” fans, extended-length videos were released for Earth Defense Force 2: Invaders from Planet Space and Earth Defense Force 4.1: The Shadow of New Despair with unedited, action-packed combat. The brave Fencer, Wing Diver, and Air Raider (new to Earth Defense Force 2) classes call in airstrikes, commandeer tanks, and operate giant robots to destroy monstrosities — including enormous arachnids, insects, and winged creatures.

Published by XSEED Games in North America, Earth Defense Force 2: Invaders from Planet Space for the PlayStation®Vita handheld entertainment system and Earth Defense Force 4.1: The Shadow of New Despair for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system will launch this December 8. These titles have been rated “T for Teen” and “M for Mature” by the ESRB, respectively. For more information about Earth Defense Force visit:http://www.theedfdeploys.com. The new XSEED Games Twitch.tv channel can be viewed starting at 3:00pm PST athttp://www.twitch.tv/xseed_games.

 


About the Writer:

dustin_batgr_prof

Dustin is our native console gamer, PlayStation and Nintendo reviewer who has an appetite for anything that crosses the boarders from across the big pond. His interest in JRPG’s, Anime, Handheld Gaming, and Pizza is insatiable. His elitist attitude gives him direction, want, and a need for the hardest difficulties in games, which is fun to watch, and hilarity at its finest. You can find him over on TwitterGoogle+, and or you can find him on PSN with RaivynLyken.