EVO is coming to the Playstation, with an awesome series of open-format tournaments with cash on the line! Anyone who plays fighting games probably knows EVO – the Evolution Championship Series. It’s the biggest fighting game tournament in the world without question. As Sony acquired EVO, it’s time to see them come together for some awesome fighting game tournaments. The EVO Playstation tournaments are starting on June 10th, and you won’t want to miss any of the action. If you think you have what it takes, there are more than 120 tournaments around the globe, with 74,000 in prizes for them.
If you think you have what it takes, you can register here, or on the Events Tab on your PS4 console.
100+ Hours of Broadcasts, Three Tournaments:
Now, this is exciting news! Streaming across YouTube and Twitch for Playstation, and the official EVO Twitch, three EVO Playstation tournaments will be taking place. FGC Arcade EVO Edition, EVO Warm-Up Rounds, and EVO Side Tournaments are the events you can take part in. Just about every modern fighting game will be present in one form or another. The only catch is that you have to have an active PS Plus membership, be 18+, and be a member of an eligible country. You can find the full rules here.
That’s the best part about this. You can just enter! You don’t have to travel around the world, pay an entry fee. You don’t have to be the greatest fighting game player in the world. After all, you can only get better by playing people as good or better than you. The first event is Playstation Tournaments FGC Arcade: EVO Edition, going between June 10 – June 22nd. North American and European players are able to take part, and there’s a 20,000 USD global prize pool. What games can you take part in? Granblue Fantasy: Versus, Guilty Gear STrive, Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate, and Tekken 7.
Sorry, Street Fighter V fans, but you have to wait for EVO Warm-Up Rounds, from June 26 – July 13. A wider audience can take part, in North American, European, Latin American, Middle Eastern and Asian region players are allowed to play. A 19,000 dollar global prize pool awaits players in Guilty Gear Strive, Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate, Street Fighter V: Champion Edition, and Tekken 7. If you’re a fan of EVO, this is a great way to find out what it feels like to be playing the biggest and best.
Finally, from July 8th until August 3rd, there’s EVO Side Tournaments. North American, European, Latin American, Middle Eastern, Asian, and Japanese region players can join in. Oh my goodness, so many games! The following games will have side tournaments with a total of a 35,000 dollar global prize pool: BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle, Dragon Ball FighterZ, Granblue Fantasy: Versus, Mobile Suit Gundam: Extreme Vs. Maxi Boost ON, Skullgirls 2nd Encore, Soulcalibur VI, Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[cl-r]. All of this helps bring fighting game players closer together as EVO 2021 comes closer. You can get more details on the EVO website as well. We’re so excited about this, here at Esports Talk. There’s no reason to not at least give it a try! The EVO Playstation tournaments are exciting, and we’re glad to see this focus be put on fighting games.
Binance NFT Marketplace Hosts The First ‘Genesis’ NFT Auction
[PRESS RELEASE – Singapore, Singapore, 23rd June 2021]
Featuring Legendary Artists Dali & Andy Warhol as NFTs, a tokidoki mystery box, and NFTs from ‘100 Creators’ from around the world!
The Binance NFT Marketplace will launch this Thursday, June 24th with a first premium auction titled ‘Genesis’, launching the first series of ‘Mystery Boxes’, and the recently announced ‘100 Creators’ program. Hosted in collaboration with TRON and APENFT the auction will feature exclusive collectibles and can’t-miss content from popular artists and creators, the event is set to be the ultimate, no-compromise NFT experience you’ve been waiting for. Users can participate in the auction, apply for the Mystery Box, and trade in the marketplace starting June 24th at 10 AM (UTC +8).
‘Genesis’ Auction: ‘Three Self-Portraits’ and ‘Divine Comedy: rebeget’
The 3 portrait series are Nirvana, Vitality, and Harmony.
As the first auction taking place on Binance NFT Marketplace, the theme of the ‘Genesis’ auction implies a new wave of Renaissance with NFTs. NFT technology has revolutionized the world of art for good, bringing the concept of digital ownership to life for the very first time. The ‘Genesis’ auction represents this idea and brings two valuable pieces that represent ‘wind of change’ periods in history.
As part of our first “Premium Event” auction, the ‘Genesis’ collection will feature two iconic artworks: Andy Warhol’s’ “Three Self-Portraits” and a newly digitized NFT of Salvador Dali’s “Divine Comedy: rebeget”. Andy Warhol is the leading figure in the pop art movement and Binance NFT exhibits ‘Three Self-Portraits’ to commemorate the revolutionary and disruptive spirit of Andy Warhol.
Warhol’s introduction of mass production techniques to visual art has foreshadowed today’s digital world, where content can be easily copied, downloaded, and reshared. Just as Warhol changed the perception of value when it came to reproducible artwork, NFT technology has forever changed the way value is assigned to digital art. With Three Self-Portraits, Warhol’s pioneering work is celebrated with a community artist’s tribute to Warhol’s original artwork. This recreation series will be available on June 24, with an exclusive run of 100 NFTs.
Dali was invited by the Italian government to commemorate the 700th anniversary of Dante’s birth in 1965, Dante’s Divine Comedy is one of the most recognizable works of literature in the modern world, and Dali’s watercolor illustrations pay tribute to the journey depicted in the Divine Comedy. As a precursor to Renaissance literature, the Divine Comedy has influenced countless artists and helped shape the modern world of art. 2021 marks the 700th anniversary of Dante’s death. To commemorate this, The Divine Comedy NFT was re-designed to have a blockchain element by featuring the bitcoin symbol, CZ’s signature, and the Binance logo in the pattern of the artwork (which can only be seen when you zoom in).
Helen Hai, the Head of Binance NFT, said “Binance shares similar values as ‘Genesis’, revolutionizing the fintech space with blockchain technology and crypto, paving the ways as a blockchain pioneer leader, just like how ‘Genesis’ auction will do the same for the NFT industry.”
The auction will also include the first-ever Binance NFT “Mystery Box” featuring 16 collectible ‘tokidoki’ characters, including 3 Binance characters which can only be obtained in the first “Mystery Box” drop, made available exclusively through NFKings Productions on Binance NFT. ‘Tokidoki’, which translates to “sometimes” in Japanese, is an internationally recognized and iconic lifestyle brand based on the vision of Italian artist Simone Legno. Since debuting in 2005, tokidoki has amassed a cult-like following for its larger-than-life characters and emerged as a sought-after global lifestyle brand with over millions of physical tokidoki sold worldwide, and most recently 110,000 digital tokidoki sold out in minutes.
Binance’s brand new “100 Creators” program will also make its debut as part of the “marketplace” category at the ‘Genesis’ auction, which will feature work from talented artists and everyday creators from around the world. Bidding will start at 10 AM UTC on June 24 and the auction will last for 5 days. The winner of ‘Three Self-Portraits’ will also receive the physical art piece shipped by Apenft.
After the Miami Heat: FTX Partners With Major League Baseball (MLB)
After joining forces with NBA’s Miami Heat, the cryptocurrency exchange FTX keeps its expansion with significant partnerships – this time is the US MLB. As a result, the trading platform has become the Official Cryptocurrency Exchange brand of the league.
- According to a press release from earlier on June 23rd, FTX has entered into a “long term, global partnership” with MLB. This has become the “first-ever” official collaboration between “a professional sports league and a cryptocurrency exchange.”
- Becoming the Official Cryptocurrency Exchange brand of MLB will enable FTX to “create increased brand awareness” and “continued innovation.”
- The US branch of the trading platform has also “formed an agreement” with MLB Players Inc. to receive group player rights. As a result, FTX will use MLB highlights to create original content.
“It’s an honor for FTX to be the first cryptocurrency exchange to be associated with the history and tradition of America’s national pastime. At FTX, we strive each day to make a positive global impact, and there is no better partner for us to achieve this goal with than with MLB and its international fan base.” – commented the exchange’s CEO and Founder – Sam Bankman-Fried.
- Noah Garden, the Chief Revenue Officer of the MLB, said his organization is “incredibly” excited to partner with a “global leader” like FTX. It will allow the league to adopt new technology and engage with fans.
- This major development comes just months after the trading venue inked another partnership with one of the most popular NBA teams – the Miami Heat.
- After the deal, worth $135 million, the team’s home court received a name change and is now officially called the FTX Arena.
John McAfee Reportedly Found Dead After Spain’s High Court Approved Extradition to the US
John McAfee, the veteran entrepreneur, and cryptocurrency proponent, has been reportedly found dead in his prison cell.
- Two leading Spanish outlets, El Mundo and El Pais reported that the US entrepreneur has been found dead in his prison cell in Barcelona.
- The news was also shared by Reuters Legal on Twitter.
John McAfee found dead in prison cell after Spanish high court allows extradition, according to Spanish newspaper El Mundo pic.twitter.com/XOVLk7qcrD
— Reuters Legal (@ReutersLegal) June 23, 2021
- At the time of this writing, there’s no other confirmation of his death or the reasons for it, though both Spanish outlets quote the Department of Justice.
- Meanwhile, reports indicate, on several occasions, that McAfee committed suicide.
- It’s worth noting that the news of his death started circling on the same day Reuters reported that Spain’s High Court approved the extradition order of the entrepreneur to the United States.
- McAfee was charged with tax evasion, which he has been rather vocal about in the past.
- Separately, he was also charged by the US SEC for fraudulently promoting initial coin offerings.
This story is developing.
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