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Activision will postpone the anticipated Call of Duty game

The mainstream game for next year has been postponed.

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Since 2005, a new mainstream Call of Duty game has been released every year, but that will reportedly change next year. According to Bloomberg’s Jason Schreier, Activision Blizzard is delaying a Call of Duty game that was set to arrive in 2023.

After last year’s yearly release, Call of Duty: Vanguard, failed to meet expectations, Activision is pushing the game, which Schreier claims is being created by Treyarch, the creators of Call of Duty: Black Ops. According to Schreier, this caused officials to “believe that it had been cannibalized by the previous year’s game.” According to a recent SEC filing, Vanguard failed to reach Activision’s fourth-quarter estimates.

Activision, on the other hand, appears to be planning to release more content for the mainstream game. Activision has previously confirmed that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 will be released in 2022, with “a continual trickle of extra content,” according to Schreier. In addition to the eventual release of Warzone 2, which Schreier confirmed in a tweet, there will be a new free-to-play online game coming in 2023.

Both the Modern Warfare sequel and a “new Warzone experience” (perhaps the Warzone 2 Schreier described) were announced by Activision in February, and both are set for release this year. While Activision claims that they’ll be “created together from the bottom up,” it’s unclear whether the new Warzone will be a full sequel or a major update to the original. A new engine will power both of them.

Due to a lawsuit filed in California alleging that Activision fostered a culture of “continuous sexual harassment” and labor protests from employees, including some who worked on Call of Duty, the company has been heavily scrutinized. Microsoft said in January that it had reached an agreement to buy the company for $68.7 billion, though the deal isn’t scheduled to conclude until July of Microsoft’s fiscal year 2023.

RV Cuarto is the founder and editor-in-chief of EveryTechEver, a startup team of writers and researchers. He started in tech journalism in the early days of 2012 as the founder of the successful tech site Nokia Revolution. His belt of experience spans across the industry, from consumer electronics, data operations, and cloud computing, with several brands including Dell, Nokia, Realme, and Huawei. He is also an HIV advocate and a public speaker. He spends his free time singing, playing mobile games, and experimenting with new recipes in his kitchen. Follow him on Tiktok.

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OPPO Game On Cup 2022 for mobile gamers is now open

It’s time to put your Gaming Gears On!

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The global smart device brand OPPO recently unveiled the Designed to be Powerful OPPO A96 for mobile gamers in the country. And yes, to complement the superior device, OPPO also introduced its OPPO Game On Cup 2022, a Mobile Legends tournament for the gaming community.

While the tournament’s registration started last May 4, you can still get a chance to register until May 29. Now, as excitement and anticipation are already building up, here is all you need to know about the OPPO Game On Cup 2022.

Who can Join?

The competition is on the lookout for 128 teams at the jumping-off point. Each team must have six to seven members only, composed of five starter players and optional substitutes, coaches, and managers.

For the whole duration of the tournament, all players and reserves must be eligible to participate. Each player must also be 18 years old and above upon registration. Minors who are 17 years old and below are not allowed to join the tournament.

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How the OPPO Game On Cup 2022 works

The OPPO Game On Cup 2022 has four rounds: the Qualifiers Phase 1 and Phase 2, and the Playoffs Day 1 and Day 2. The Qualifiers Phase 1 is from June 2 to 3. It is a single-elimination round, wherein teams will compete in best-of-one matches. If your team gets to be in the top 16, you will proceed to Qualifiers Phase 2.

The next round is from June 4 to 5. It is also a single-elimination phase. However, players are to play best-of-three matches. The teams who will reach the top 4 of each group will move to the playoffs.

Day 1 and Day 2 of the playoffs are both single-elimination rounds. Day 1 is on June 17, wherein teams will participate in best-of-three matches. Meanwhile, Day 2 of the playoffs is on June 26. The participants who will get the chance to advance to the semi-finals and bronze match will do best-of-three, and those who qualify for the grand finals will play best-of-five.

Aside from OPPO gadgets, winners will get Php 50,000 for the first place, Php 30,000 for the second place, Php 15,000 for the 3rd place, and Php  5,000 for the fourth place.

The OPPO Game On Cup 2022 Qualifiers Phase 2 up to Playoffs Day 1 will be shown on the OPPO Philippines Facebook Page. The Playoffs Day 2, on the other hand, will take place at the Central Atrium of Mall of Asia (MOA).

Join now!

So, if you still haven’t registered yet and are waiting for a sign to join, here it is! Don’t miss the chance to be a part of this much-awaited tournament for mobile gamers in the country. Be sure to join the OPPO Game On Facebook Group to know more about this tournament, and register on or before May 29 via this link: http://bit.ly/OppoGameOnCup2022.

You can also find the QR Code version of the registration link on the OPPO Philippines Facebook Page and the OPPO Game On Facebook Group.

Leverage a powerful gaming phone for a smooth Game On Cup experience

To help you and your team have the best experience in this OPPO Game On Cup 2022, leverage the Designed to be Powerful OPPO A96. This device is powered by the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 680 4G Mobile Platform and supports 8GB of RAM and 256GB of ROM. Built with a RAM Expansion feature, it can extend the RAM up to 5GB to provide you with smoother gameplay.

The powerful device features a 5000 mAh battery capacity integrated with 33W SUPERVOOC fast-charging technology to provide all the power you need in this tournament. It also enables an immersive gaming experience with dual speakers and a 6.59-inch Color-Rich Punch-Hole Display, boasting a screen-to-body ratio of 90.8% and a 1080×2412 FHD resolution.

Available in Starry Black and Pearl Pink, you can get the OPPO A96 for Php 15,999 if you head out to any OPPO Brand Stores or authorized dealers. You can also add the powerful device to your cart on Lazada and check it out!

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Philippines claims gold at the Mobile Legends 31st SEA Games

SIBOL MLBB dismantled Team Indonesia in a best-of-five (BO5) series.

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Team Philippines, also known as SIBOL Mobile Legends: Bang Bang team, retains its throne in the 31st SEA Games. SIBOL MLBB dismantled Team Indonesia in a best-of-five (BO5) series, ending the match with a 3-1 score.

The SIBOL MLBB lineup is composed of veteran players from Blacklist International, namely Johnmar “PHI VILLALUNA” Villaluna as team captain, together with Danerie “PHI DEL ROSARIO” Del Rosario, Salic “Hadji” Imam, and Dexter “PHI ALABA” Alaba. Amateur players Kyle “PHI SOTO” Soto, Howard “PHI GONZALES” Gonzales, and Russel “PHI USI” Usi, who have never competed in any Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Professional Leagues or tournaments, were part of the winning roster.

According to Esports Charts, the 31st SEA Games MLBB tournament reached a new peak-concurrent viewership of 2.2 million with an average of 610,000 viewers.

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In 2019, the Philippines and Indonesia were also the finalists during the 30th SEA Games Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, with the Philippines, being hailed as the champions with a 3:2 match score.

For more information about the 31st SEA Games Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, click here to access the media kit.

RankCountryPlayers
GOLDPhilippinesJohnmar “PHI VILLALUNA” Villaluna, Danerie “PHI DEL ROSARIO” Del Rosario, Salic “Hadji” Imam, and Dexter “PHI ALABA” Alaba, Kyle “PHI SOTO” Soto, Howard “PHI GONZALES” Gonzales, and Russel “PHI USI” Usi.   Kristoffer “PHI RICAPLAZA” Ricaplaza and Aniel “PHI JIANDANI” Jiandani were coaching the team.
SILVERIndonesiaAlbert Neilsen “INA Alberttt” Iskandar, Gilang “INA SANZ”, Calvin “INA VYN”, and Rivaldi “INA R7” Fatah from RRQ Hoshi,  Calvin “INA CW” Winata, and Nicky Fernando “INA Kiboy” Pontonuwu from ONIC Esports, and Ihsan Besari “INA Luminaire” Kusudana from EVOS Legends.   The team is trained and guided by Coach Chen Jui “INA James” Teng.
BRONZESingaporeChong “SGP Soul” Ru Chyi, Basil’ “SGP Seilah” Lim, Remas “SGP Remaniscent” Ker, Akihiro “SGP JPL” Furusawa, and Adam “SGP Adammir” Chong   Daryl “SGP Youngin” Ng is the team’s coach.
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SteelSeries unveils Aerox series, the lightest gaming mice

The worldwide leader in gaming and esports expands the Aerox family of ultra-lightweight mice to every gaming genre.

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SteelSeries Aerox

SteelSeries, the worldwide leader in gaming and esports peripherals, today unveiled three new additions to its award-winning family of SteelSeries Aerox mice, creating the fusion of ultra-lightweight design and customizable button options for maximum precision, speed, and comfort for every style of gamer. Similar to the way innovations in aerospace bring advanced technologies and design improvements to new product categories, the ultralight and structural designs first seen in the Aerox 3 expand their reach with the new Aerox 5, Aerox 5 Wireless, and Aerox 9 Wireless mice.

Less weight equates to speed and endurance. Speed and endurance equate to wins. Whatever the game, players want an edge, the ability to play better, and the ability to win. Whether they’re playing competitively online or trying to advance past the last boss of a Souls game for the 17th time, the ultra-lightweight Aerox line of mice gives gamers the ability to move quicker, more precisely, and with less fatigue so they can maintain their level of gameplay no matter how long the gaming session.

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Customization is key. From the apps and shortcuts on a mobile phone to a coffee at Starbucks, nearly everything in life is customizable today. The way people play games should be no different.

Now, gamers can customize the programmable buttons on the Aerox 5, Aerox 5 Wireless, and Aerox 9 Wireless and have immediate access to whatever they want, whenever they need it, at their fingertips.

From shortcuts and macros for Fortnite or League of Legends to the synced RGB lighting for a gamer’s battle station, the new lineup of Aerox mice can be customized to suit any style of play or environment.

  • SteelSeries Aerox 5LIGHTning Fast. The lightest multi-genre mouse on the planet barely registers on the scales at a featherlight 66g. Combining ultra-lightweight design with 9 programmable buttons, the Aerox 5 provides players true versatility and the ability to adapt to whatever game or genre they play in an instant. The TrueMove Air sensor and 100% Virgin Grade PTFE feet ensure that every swipe is effortless and tracked with pinpoint accuracy. At the same time, our Golden Micro IP54 switches mean every shot is registered precisely as a player wants it to be. Brilliant PrismSync Lighting provides 3 RGB zones and a water-resistant AquaBarrier™ provides an IP54 safety rating – providing peace of mind from spills and accidents.
  • SteelSeries Aerox 5 WirelessFusing Customization x Unleashed Performance. The lightest multi-genre wireless mouse on the planet weighs in at 74g while providing up to 180 hours of battery life.  A mere 15-minute charging provides 40+ hours of use. Utilizing Quantum 2.0 Wireless and Bluetooth, gamers can play with truly untethered ultralight freedom on multiple devices for longer than ever. 9 programmable buttons and the TrueMove Air Sensor deliver unrivaled precision and accuracy.
  • SteelSeries Aerox 9 WirelessThe Ultimate MOBA and MMO mouse. Bringing the first true innovation to the MMO and MOBA genre in years, the Aerox 9 Wireless weighs just 89g, while giving users access to 12 programmable thumb buttons. The Aerox 9 Wireless utilizes Quantum 2.0 Wireless and Bluetooth for connectivity, next-gen Golden Micro IP54 Switches (rated for 80M clicks [3x the durability found in other gaming mice]), a TrueMove Air gaming sensor, and IP54 rated AquaBarrier™ protection. To keep players cable-free for longer, the lightest MMO/MOBA mouse on the planet delivers up to 180 hours of battery life, with fast recharging capabilities, giving gamers 40+ hours in just 15 minutes.

Available at SteelSeries.com and retailers around the world, the Aerox 5, Aerox 5 Wireless, and Aerox 9 Wireless are available with the following MSRPs:

  • Aerox 5 US $79.99 | EU €89.99 | AP $89.99 | PHP4,399
  • Aerox 5 Wireless –US $139.99 | EU €149.99 | AP $149.99 | Price in PH TBA
  • Aerox 9 Wireless –US $149.99 | EU €159.99 | AP $159.99|PHP7,799
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