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Australia Adopts New Digital Rating Method (1:33)
Batman Laid an Egg (5:53)
Mojang Scrolls Being Retired (11:57)
Tweet Sized Game (15:49)
The Fall of Leland Yee (19:27)
A Gaming DoDo Was Found (22:05)
Sony Super Nintendo
Indie Games Paying the Price (26:33)
Dear Quality Show,
TellTale Games is doing the Minecraft Story Mode game. It looks great and everything but what I want to know is why they forgoed the most important character ever. I mean he is the last surviving original member of Minecraft. I mean he is really the only character in Minecraft. Why did they have to just ignore him completely?!?!?! Why do you think they did this to me uuuh him.
Minecraft Story Mode (32:40)
Battle Squadron (37:32)
Cast of the Seven Godsends (39:23)
Legends of Eisenwald (46:26)
Battle Fantasia (48:50)
Aura Kingdom???? (50:06)
Random Oki Moment
Roving Rogue (53:15)
The Battle of Sol (58:02)
INDIE GAME SHOUTOUT
Oki has outdown himself people. He has trekked through the belly of steam and brought back the Game of The Year. Something that has been overshadowed by a cheap knockoff game. Ladies and Gentlmen, Oki presents NotGTAV.
WE WILL SPOIL MATCHES AND TOURNAMENTS WE TALK ABOUT, SO LISTEN AT YOUR OWN RISK.
IN STARCRAFT 2 NEWS (1:05:15)
This weeks current WCS Top 5 Standings are
Life-(Z) with 4925
her0-(P) with 4875
Maru-(T) with 4500
PartinG-(P) with 4225
Hydra-(Z) with 4150
Meanwhile over in Germany, the Homestory Cup XI has concluded with Rain taking on and defeating his teammate Sacsri 4-2, winning $10,000.
Last week at GSL Season 2 Code S, Rain the Protoss player defeated the the promising Zerg opponent ByuL from team CJ Entus 4-1. With the win, Rain took home $36,100.
IN DOTA 2 NEWS (1:07:22)
Last week at ESL One Fankfurt, the finals finished when Team Secret fought EG for victory and won 3-1, earning Secret $118,500.
Over at the Esportal DOTA 2 League, the finals have just finished with Virtus Pro edging out the victory against Empire 3-2. This win netted Virtus Pro the grand prize of $32,000.
Lastly, the Dota Pit League is reaching its conclusion, with the last semi-finals match scheduled to be played this Monday at 9am PST with Virtus Pro fighting against Cloud9. the winner of this match will move on to face EG for the $125,000 grand prize.
IN LOL NEWS (1:08:27)
Please listen to the podcast, Buddha forgot to write up comprehensive notes for this section.
IN FIGHTING GAME NEWS (1:09:45)
July 10th will mark the start of the Smash Melee tournament, WTFox. Located in Memphis Tennessee, and to be streamed onto Twitch.tv/SmashStudios. The tournament looks to have some well know Smash players coming in compete. Players such as Mango, Armada, Mew2King, Leffen, MacD, Soft, Wizzrobe, and Westballz.
Next we have the FC Smash 15XR Return tournament. The tournament is a reboot of Melee-FC and is the first tournament the group has had in 3 years, and it went swimmingly. Leffen took first place in the Smash Wii U Singles, with HungryBox taking 2nd, Armada 3rd, and MacD 4th.
IN HEARTHSTONE NEWS (1:11:18)
This weeks HWC region leaders are
Deckizz from Australia/New Zealand
Lifecoach from Europe
Kno from Japan
Coglorin from Latin America
PhoneTap from North America
zGGLeoz from Southeast Asia
SpiderRoger from Taiwan
We also have the Star Ladder Kick-Off Season in the midst of its Playoffs. Starting this Tuesday at 8am PST, we will have Lostov playing against Firebat, and Lifecoach against Kolento. In the lower bracket, Strifcro and Orange are waiting for the losers of those matches so they can have a chance to move on.
The Matches will be streamed on Twitch.tv/Starladder_HS_en.
IN CS:GO NEWS (1:13:14)
The Faceit League is closing in on the end of the their 2nd Division stages. Currently leading the European Division is team Fnatic with 20 points.
In the NA Division Cloud9 is dominating with 21 points, with Team Liquid trailing behind with 12 points.
Lastly, in the Oceanic Division, Renegades are leading with 15 points, with team immunity close behind with 12 points.
Over in the GameShow league, the Playoffs are in progress, with TSM securing their place in the grand finals. They will now wait for the lower bracket to finish. The next match will be played between Fnatic and EnVyUs.
Then we have the Go Champions League who also are in the middle of their Playoffs. In the Upper Bracket, Dignitas is getting ready to play against Navi, who just won their match against 1337 2-0.
In the Lower Bracket we have SK Gaming getting ready to face Gamers2, while Virtus Pro is waiting for another team to drop from the lower bracket for them to destroy.
Next up on our list is the CEVO tournament who have just finished their Divisional Qualifiers. From Europe we have Teams NiP, Virtus Pro, and Mouz going to the Playoffs. And from America, we have Teams Cloud9, Team Liquid, and Luminosity going to the Playoffs.
From ESL Pro League ESEA, we have just heard the results from the Grand finals that concluded only an hour ago. After a tense finals, Cloud9 lost to Fnatic 3-1, and the $100,000 prize with it.
Lastly, from the Counter Pit League, we have the results for the teams from Group B who will be moving on. They are TSM, EnVyUs Mouz, and PENTA. Group A is still underway, but there are only 3 matches left. Currently Navi, Kinguin, and Virtus Pro are shoe-ins for the finals. However FlipSid3 still has a chance to get ahead of Dignitas and secure the final spot out of the Group Stages.
IN HEROES OF THE STORM NEWS (1:16:39)
The MGA Tournament has finished all but their American Qualifiers. From Europe Team Liquid and ASH will be going to the finals. From China we have team Estar moving on. Lastly, from Asia, we have team MVP Black moving on.
On the Road to Blizzcon, Team Tempo Storm secured their spot in the American Playoffs by beating Cloud9 Maelstrom 2-1.
On July 10th, starting at 2pm PST, the Heroes of the Storm Gold Series will begin its Playoffs. Kicking off the Playoffs will be Team Snake vs BHeart, followed by DK vs AG Online, next up will be Edward Gaming vs eStar, then finishing up the first round of matches will be X Team vs Team YL.
Lastly, the 4th Titan Arena has concluded with Cloud9 Maelstrom once again losing to Tempo Storm 3-1. This was the 4th tournament in a row where Tempo destroyed Cloud9, and for the Grand Finals no less. Cloud9 Maelstrom cited connection issues as a big reason as to why they lost once again.
IN OTHER ESPORTS NEWS (1:17:48)
This weekend the Pokemon US National Championships are being held in Indianapolis, IN. People from all around the US are showing up to show why they are the very best. The grand prize for the winner of each tournament is $5,000. Also, every 1st place winner in each age division will receive a Nintendo Wii U 32GB Deluxe set. Both the TCG and the Video Game Tournament is being streamed onto Twitch.tv/Pokemon. We will have a link to the schedule in our show notes.
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