Dearborn County, In. — Construction crews will remove concrete barriers on U.S. 50 eastbound in Lawrenceburg near Wilson Creek Road on Tuesday, April 16, returning traffic to normal flow.Patching continues on U.S. 50 east and westbound from Walmart Drive to Doughty Lane through the week.Follow @INDOTSoutheast on Facebook and Twitter.
Epic Games announced today it’ll be investing a whopping $100m(£74m) into prize pools for Fortnite Battle Royale esports in the inevitable 2018-2019 season. This is the first we’ve heard of an esports structure for the popular BR game since its free-to-play early access release in September 2017.Fortnite Battle Royale from Epic GamesThis massive announcement from Epic Games means it will provide the largest amount of prize pool money across esports history.For reference, $100 Million in prizing for Fortnite for its first year will be more than every major esport game (CSGO, Dota, League of Legends, Overwatch, Call of Duty, Rocket League, PUBG, FGC, Smash, Hearthstone, StarCraft, Halo) in 2017 COMBINED pic.twitter.com/rmd2fczw5C— Rod Breslau (@Slasher) May 21, 2018Competitive Fortnite has virtually not existed until recently. While custom matchmaking is currently a game option, you need a code to join it, something currently controlled only by Epic Games. Due to the games highly competitive nature, fans have been hungry for competitions which have encouraged tournament organisers to create their own structure formed around 1v1 and 2v2, based on total kills throughout games. We saw a peak of the first iteration of Fortnite esports at a community event at DreamHack Summer 2017 and most recently at the Ninja Vegas event in April. Besides those two, fans haven’t seen much of an esports structure until now.The announcement simply states: “We’re getting behind competitive play in a big way, but our approach will be different – we plan to be more inclusive, and focused on the joy of playing and watching the game.” Despite the lack of a concrete structure, major esports organisations have already been signing Fortnite teams in preparations, capitalizing on their streaming and content creation. One example being Team SoloMid signing four promising Fortnite streamers and even moving them into their own team house in California. Esports Insider says: Battle Royale is arguably the most popular gaming genre out right now and Epic Games is out to prove they’re the best and this announcement is just one example. The company has taken its time to structure its esports plans and while we can only speculate how the money will be distributed, it’s most likely that it will be funnelled through third-party tournaments across all gaming platforms catering to all game modes, i.e. solos, duo and squad.
0 Comments Share “I got the impression being in the locker room last week that all of the pub was about Jacksonville’s defense,” Jurecki said. “Hopefully, the Cardinals use the same kind of energy and juice coming out against the Rams because they have a much better quarterback than Blake Bortles.”Against Jacksonville, Arizona’s success went beyond the defensive performance. Cardinals quarterback Blaine Gabbert made up for two turnovers with pinpoint, clutch tosses to set up a 57-yard Phil Dawson field goal that won the game, and several young players given snaps helped the veterans along the way.They’ll need everything clicking when facing a Rams team that beat Arizona 33-0 in London.“Bruce Arians started his postgame press conference by saying, ‘Don’t bury us yet,’” Marotta said of the Cardinals’ win over the Jaguars. “This would be a real opportunity to make another statement with another signature win against a good football team and lend some more credence to that, ‘Hey, we’re not dead yet, we’re still in this race.’”Every week, Vinny & Skinny will break down the Arizona Cardinals’ previous game and look ahead at their upcoming matchup. There were things to like about the Arizona Cardinals against the Jacksonville Jaguars, who by the way, aren’t too shabby of a team.Among the best developments for Arizona in a 27-24 win was its defense looking aggressive and shutting down Jacksonville’s running game.This week, the opponents visiting University of Phoenix Stadium are the NFC West-leading Los Angeles Rams led by quarterback Jared Goff and running back Todd Gurley. In the Week 13 edition of the Vinny & Skinny show presented by Arizona Central Credit Union, Vince Marotta and Mike Jurecki discussed how the Cardinals can build on their best performance of the year after an up-and-down couple of weeks since quarterback Carson Palmer was injured in London. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Top Stories Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling You can also “like” Arizona Sports on Facebook and see Vinny & Skinny broadcast live. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact