Connect with us

Uncategorized

DHM Summer: SpeCial & TIME win LATAM & CN regional

Avatar

Published

on


TL.net ESPORTS

1 Post

Week two of DreamHack Masters Summer saw two more regional champions crowned, with TIME continuing in his reign in China while SpeCial triumphed yet again in Latin America.

SpeCial’s victory gave him his twelfth straight regional championship (if one includes WCS Challenger & Copa America tournaments)—the longest continuous reign of any regional giant. The real surprise of the tournament was Brazil’s Erik, who earned his best ever regional result by taking second place. Erik did so in dramatic fashion, by winning his first ever major regional match against his nemesis Kelazhur in the losers bracket final. Unfortunately for Erik, SpeCial proved to be too strong an opponent in the finals, with the Mexican Terran winning in a clean sweep.

After the matches, SpeCial updated the viewers on his residency situation, saying that Korea would continue to be his base of operations, with streaming/subscriber goals helping to cover the cost of extending his stay.

In China, TIME extended his own streak of wins, claiming his seventh straight regional title. Unlike SpeCial, TIME had to fight tooth and nail to reclaim his regional crown in the grand finals, losing three straight matches to Jieshi before pulling off an incredible reverse sweep (with the help of a one-map winners bracket advantage). While Jieshi proved to be TIME’s equal in macro games, he was unable to deflect a deadly two-base Marine-Tank-SCV all-in in the deciding game. Despite the loss, the result was still a marked improvement from Jieshi’s previous grand finals clash with TIME in DHM Fall 2020, when he lost in a 0-4 sweep.

The DHM Summer regionals conclude in week three with the European and North American playoffs.


Latin America

[image loading]


China

[image loading]

TL+ Member
ZigguratOfUr

Iraq16731 Posts

This level of consistency can be quite boring.

Unofficial TLMC 15 Known Submissions Compilation: https://tl.net/forum/starcraft-2/572750-team-liquid-map-contest-15#3

QOGQOG

263 Posts

On June 01 2021 11:12 ZigguratOfUr wrote:
This level of consistency can be quite boring.

This time was a little more interesting since (P)Jieshi almost managed an upset. Wish he’d pulled it off.

Might help to fold Mexico into NA, given that it’s… in North America. Then (T)SpeCial would have to work for a win and NA would have more than two and a half actual contenders. Even if (T)Kelazhur would probably be favored in SA, it would at least be a little less predictable–after all, (Z)Erik did beat him this time around.

ZigguratOfUr

Iraq16731 Posts

On June 01 2021 12:21 QOGQOG wrote:

Show nested quote +

On June 01 2021 11:12 ZigguratOfUr wrote:
This level of consistency can be quite boring.

This time was a little more interesting since (P)Jieshi almost managed an upset. Wish he’d pulled it off.

Might help to fold Mexico into NA, given that it’s… in North America. Then (T)SpeCial would have to work for a win and NA would have more than two and a half actual contenders. Even if (T)Kelazhur would probably be favored in SA, it would at least be a little less predictable–after all, (Z)Erik did beat him this time around.

That doesn’t make too much sense “Starcraft scene”-wise even if it makes sense geographically and would make things more exciting. The Latam scene is a thing, and Mexico is part of it.

Unofficial TLMC 15 Known Submissions Compilation: https://tl.net/forum/starcraft-2/572750-team-liquid-map-contest-15#3

Waxangel

United States30098 Posts

Both TIME and SpeCial have been sent down to the losers bracket in previous tournaments, so it’s not like they’re completely invincible. They’ve also both played seven-game finals in the past. I figure one of them will fall eventually?

AdministratorHey HP can you redo everything youve ever done because i have a small complaint?

TL+ Member
SlyZ1

28 Posts

On June 01 2021 11:12 ZigguratOfUr wrote:
This level of consistency can be quite boring.

Remember when Stephano played the African quali? Well that was some predictable shit.

SmoKim

Denmark10095 Posts

Imo i would prefer if LATAM and NA merges, same with China/Asia/SEA.

America = 3 seeds
Asia = 3 seeds
Europe = 4 seeds
Korea = 6 seeds

Asia/America isn´t nearly as strong as KR/EU. If more players competed, and the players were stronger, the regional split would make more sense. Now it feels like a relative easy road to to the global finals for the same group of players each time

“LOL I have 202 supply right now (3 minutes later)…”LOL NOW I HAVE 220 SUPPLY SUP?!?!?” – Mondragon

TheOneAboveU

Germany3266 Posts

Impressive showing from JieShi, I wish he’d show up in WTL like that to make LP’s series a bit more exciting.

Moderatoralias TripleM | @TL_TripleM | Big Dark Energy!

Source: https://tl.net/forum/starcraft-2/573628-dhm-summer-special-and-time-win-latam-and-cn-regional

Uncategorized

Bitcoin proponent Max Keiser announces the F*ck Elon Tour

Avatar

Published

on

By

Bitcoin maximalist Max Keiser has announced the F*ck Elon Tour scheduled to take place on July 8 -9 in Austin, Texas.

Earlier this month, Keiser hit the headlines during the Bitcoin Conference in Miami for several reasons. But chief among them was his antics on stage with MicroStrategy CEO Michael Saylor, in which he repeated the words, “we’re not selling,” and “f*ck Elon.”

This was in reaction to the Elon Musk energy-FUD, which many believe was responsible for Bitcoin’s 45% slump from its all-time high of $65,000.

“F*ck Elon” has now become something of a tagline for Bitcoin maximalism. But with tribalism responsible for toxicity in the cryptocurrency space, is the F*ck Elon Tour doing more harm than good?

What’s the F*ck Elon Tour about?

Despite this week’s bloodbath in the markets, as well as continuing uncertainty at the macroeconomic level, in linking tour information, Keiser confidently stated that Bitcoin can reach a new all-time high in the coming weeks.

The F*ck Elon Tour is introduced as a Bitcoin maximalist event that encourages more maximalism for the simple reason that maximalism is what “got us here.”

“We don’t need less toxicity from Bitcoin maximalists. We need MOAR!!! A LOT MOAR!!!! Toxicity and plebs got us here.”

Rather than a discussion of developments and educational content, the Tour is pitched as a party event featuring special guests. But more importantly, for Bitcoiners only with no mention of altcoins allowed, and most of all no Karens.

Ticket prices range from $50, for “Plebs” tier, to $200, for “JIMI” tier. The cheapest tiers, “Plebs,” “Buzzcocks,” and “Casbah” are already sold out.

Bitcoin maximalism accused of cultism

Keiser has always maintained a maximalist approach towards Bitcoin. But his stunts during the Bitcoin Conference have drawn fire on several fronts.

One such incident was an interview with CNBC Africa in which he launched into a tirade on political corruption. Although there is truth in what he said, it was his outburst and overzealous reaction to the questioning that drew condemnation.

“Do you know that with the Bitcoin I have I can buy any frickin senator or congressman I want? I make the laws. He who has the Bitcoin makes the laws Ran. We’re not just going to sit around and let the God damn government tell us what to do…”

However, the f*ck Elon rant is perhaps the most controversial. Social media responses to the video include comments about presenting a poor image, parallels with the cultism of Bitconnect, cringe, and so on.

There’s no doubt that Keiser is a passionate believer in Bitcoin, which shows through during his public engagements.

But at the same time, his showmanship is rubbing people the wrong way, which in turn does little to convince the undecided on the merits of the leading cryptocurrency.

Get an edge on the cryptoasset market

Access more crypto insights and context in every article as a paid member of CryptoSlate Edge.

On-chain analysis

Price snapshots

More context

Join now for $19/month Explore all benefits

Like what you see? Subscribe for updates.

Source: https://cryptoslate.com/bitcoin-proponent-max-keiser-sets-up-the-fck-elon-tour/

Continue Reading

Uncategorized

Billionaire Mark Cuban Says Bitcoin Is ‘Better Than Gold’

Avatar

Published

on

By

Billionaire investor and entrepreneur Mark Cuban has revealed on social media he believes bitcoin is better than gold as the flagship cryptocurrency is easier to trade, transfer, and convert. Both bitcoin and gold are seen by many as inflation hedges, with some calling bitcoin “gold 2.0.”

In a tweet, Cuban said that bitcoin requires no intermediaries and can be factionalized. He also referenced “William Devane type commercials” that would sell the cryptocurrency as a hedge against inflation.

Devane, who starred in the popular soap opera Knots Landing, has for the past decade been promoting the precious metal for Rosland Capital, telling potential customers that gold is the only currency he trusts.

When TD Ameritrade’s Oliver Renick replied that bitcoin’s “relationship with real interest rates is as random as it was day 1 ten years ago,” implying the cryptocurrency does not work as an inflation hedge, Cuban said he never defended it as such.

Cuban added:

Gold is useless, pretty much across the board, but particularly as a hedge. BTC is a digital asset that is similar to gold because they both are driven exclusively by supply and demand. BTC does a better job with both.

The billionaire investor noted that right now there is more demand for the precious metal than for the flagship cryptocurrency, although he believes this will change as “BTC is easier to transact,” and will in time be “better understood and marketed.”

The gold market, Cuban predicted, will shrink as a result. Cuban, as CryptoGlobe reported, invested last month in Ethereum layer-two scaling solution Polygon (MATIC) but has not disclosed the size of his position on the cryptocurrency. The investment has been disclosed on one of his websites.

Earlier this year, billionaire  investor Jeffrey Gundlach, CEO of DoubleLine Capital, revealed that while he is still a long-term dollar bear and gold bull, and that he sees bitcoin as a better bet after turning neutral on both the U.S. dollar and gold.

DISCLAIMER
The views and opinions expressed by the author, or any people mentioned in this article, are for informational purposes only, and they do not constitute financial, investment, or other advice. Investing in or trading cryptoassets comes with a risk of financial loss.

IMAGE CREDIT
Featured image via Unsplash

Source: https://www.cryptoglobe.com/latest/2021/06/billionaire-mark-cuban-defends-bitcoin-is-better-than-gold/

Continue Reading

Uncategorized

I’m Putting My Billion In Bitcoin, Billionaire Ricardo Salinas

Avatar

Published

on

By

Billionaire Ricardo Salinas talked with the director of Blockchain Land about his investment in Bitcoin. Salinas has said that he has 10 percent of his assets in bitcoin. Salinas is a staunch believer in bitcoin. One of the high-profile advocates of the coin with the bitcoin hashtag on his Twitter profile.

He has always been an advocate for bitcoin. He posted on his Twitter profile that paper is worthless. And the best thing to put your money in is Bitcoin. The third richest man in Mexico has revealed that he is not afraid to put his money in bitcoin.

Bitcoin Is As Solid An Investment As Gold

Ricardo Salinas still believes strongly in bitcoin despite the recent price crash.

Enumerating the benefits of bitcoin, the billionaire compares it to gold. Saying that bitcoin with all its benefits qualifies it as a modern form of gold.

Related Reading | Senator Cynthia Lummis: I’m All In On Bitcoin

He made the argument that bitcoin is easy to carry. It enjoys extreme liquidity internationally. And most of all, bitcoin supply is limited. The limited supply of the coin is why Salinas has so much faith in the coin.

Bitcoin supply is hard-capped at 21 million. No one can create more bitcoins. This means that it cannot be manipulated by the government for their gain. The coin supply can also not be manipulated by any developer.

This imposed scarcity means that bitcoin is not subject to inflation. Which is a major concern for the billionaire.

Bitcoin chart

Bitcoin back in the green | Source: BTCUSD on TradingView.com

Salinas continued on to talk about inflation. He mentioned that when he first started working in 1981, a dollar was 20 pesos. Now 40 years later, a dollar is worth 20,000 pesos. Bitcoin’s limited supply is a way to avoid this. If you cannot make new coins, you cannot devalue them.

How About Altcoins?

While Ricardo Salinas is very bullish on bitcoin, he is not so much on altcoins. He attributes his reluctance with altcoins to their inflationary models. He gave Ethereum as an example.

Ethereum has an unlimited supply. This means, unlike bitcoin, an endless number of coins can be produced. Governments can create new coins when they want. An endless supply means that the value depreciates over time instead of appreciating. Due to the fact that there are so many coins in circulation.

Salinas stated that he does not believe that altcoins have the potential to outpace bitcoin. Bitcoin is a finite asset which makes it more valuable.

Related Reading | Is It Too Late To Buy Bitcoin?

Although he does have faith in some altcoins because they provide privacy.

A finite resource does not depreciate. Instead, due to its scarcity, it becomes even more valuable. This is because the number of people that want it increases, while the supply available remains the same. Hence there is a higher demand for it than there is supply.

Ricardo Salinas believes that every investor should have a part of their portfolio in bitcoin.

Featured image from Smart Liquidity Network, chart from TradingView.com

Source: https://bitcoinist.com/im-putting-my-billion-in-bitcoin-billionaire-ricardo-salinas/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=im-putting-my-billion-in-bitcoin-billionaire-ricardo-salinas

Continue Reading
Uncategorized5 days ago

Sichuan Shutdown Order Cripples Chinese Bitcoin Mining Pools

Blockchain4 days ago

Coin Cloud Set to Operate 2000 Crypto Kiosks This Year

Blockchain4 days ago

What governments don’t realize is going to happen with Bitcoin

5 days ago

Alinity talks ASMR meta, Amouranth and indiefoxx Twitch bans

Blockchain5 days ago

Tezos, Algorand, Zcash Price Analysis: 19 June

Blockchain5 days ago

Top DeepMind AI Products Revolutionizing The World

Blockchain3 days ago

Legends: The premium NFT minting platform

Blockchain4 days ago

Sichuan province in China asks crypto miners to shut down operations

Blockchain4 days ago

Banks Afraid Of the Risks Associated With Crypto Assets Call for Regulation

Uncategorized4 days ago

Crypto Analyst Predicts Bitcoin Price Will Reach ‘$150,000 by December 15th, 2021’

Uncategorized3 days ago

Origin Protocol Price Prediction 2021 – Will OGN Hit $5 Soon?

Uncategorized4 days ago

Major Media Wants In: CNN and Fox Are Entering NFTs

Uncategorized5 days ago

Saylor Compares BTC to Early Apple: ‘No One Can Stop, and Few Understand’

Blockchain4 days ago

Hot Wheels finally launches its own NFT

Blockchain5 days ago

Alibaba Joins China’s Crypto Crackdown, Issues Warning Against Mining

Blockchain4 days ago

Kraken Daily Market Report for June 19 2021

Blockchain4 days ago

UK Bank Bans Crypto Purchases From Binance and Kraken, Reports

Assets1 day ago

Hedge fund that shorted GameStop closes as $1.13B GME stock offer completes

Blockchain4 days ago

What you should know about the impact of Ethereum’s scalability

Blockchain4 days ago

Can Ethereum Classic bounce back from this strong support zone?

Trending