Pokemon Go’s first global ticketed event coming November 2nd
There have been Pokémon Go special events before, but now developer Niantic is preparing to host the world’s first ticketed global event on November 2nd – and the ultimate price is the golem-like Legendary Pokémon Regigigas, who first appeared in Pokémon Diamond & Pearl for DS.
The event will be held 11am to 7pm regardless of timezone, which means it’s the first-ever global event as well. The event was revealed when a new item – Ticket: A Colossal Discovery – appeared in Pokémon Go’s latest update.
Regigigas smash… high ticket prices
No price was shown when the ticket appeared in the store, prompting much speculation since the main attraction is a new, exclusive Legendary Pokémon. Well, the tickets are finally available, and the event will cost $7.99/£7.99/€8.99 – which is higher than many expected, and there’s no way to use in-game currency to buy a ticket: You need to spend money.
There are still no details about the event itself, or what the price of admission will buy you – but if the more local Go Fests are any indication, there will be a quest, premium items and rare spawns. Even though Regigigas is enticing, the price does seem rather steep. Niantic will hopefully explain why the event is worth our hard-earned cash closer to the event.
Time For A Quick Daily Quiz?
Which of these characters have NOT appeared in a Mortal Kombat game?
- Freddy Krueger
- Jason Voorhees
- Michael Myers
The answer will be revealed at the end of this issue!
Super Mario Maker 2 finally lets you play online with friends
When Super Mario Maker 2 launched, you could play online with random people and locally with your friends – but there was no way to play online with your friends! The latest patch finally allows you to play co-op or versus with friends. The Nintendo Switch Online mobile app is also supported now, if you still prefer to play with random people.
The first big Mortal Kombat crossover was a disaster
Oh, Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe – how we longed to love thee! Released half a decade before Netherrealm finally nailed the DC Comics fighting game formula with 2013’s Injustice: Gods Among Us (solution: don’t mix in Mortal Kombat), Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe was the first-ever Mortal Kombat crossover, and paved the way for future guest appearances, like this month’s Terminator DLC.
Unfortunately, Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe wasn’t any good, despite being the eighth game in the series. Hallmark features like fatalities and the general gleeful ultraviolence had to be toned down (which kinda ruins the point of Mortal Kombat), the acting was horrible (which, granted, is not uncharacteristic of the series) and the 3D arenas was just a bad idea.
There were plans for DLC featuring Harley Quinn and Quan Chi, but all that had to be scrapped when Midway went bust and Netherrealm went back to basics with Mortal Kombat 9. These days, Mortal Kombat crossovers tend to be a bit more low-key and constrained to DLC – and that’s probably for the best.
League of Legends World Championship kicks off this week
The 2019 League of Legends World Championship started this week and will last until November 10th. The prize pool is around $2.2 million, but it will increase since purchases made during the tournament contributes to the pool! The final figure is predicted to be around $6.5 million. The World Championship is hosted in three cities across Europe, starting in Berlin before moving on to Madrid for the quarter and semifinals, while the grand finals will be held in Paris.
So far, European teams are off to a strong start, with Splyce being the only team to secure a 2-0 victory on the first day, with ‘Norskeren’ (Tore Hoel Eilertsen) picking up the first daily Inven Global MVP. While Splyce appear to have found their feet already, many fans remain confident that Fnatic and G2 will rise to the occasion, given their impressive records. Overall, the World Championship has had an interesting opening, paving the way for a lot of excitement over the next month.
San Francisco Shock win this year’s Overwatch League
In one of the most dominant displays ever witnessed at an Overwatch event, San Francisco Shock destroyed the Vancouver Titans 4-0 at the Overwatch League Grand Finals. The match looked like it was shaping up to be even, with the Vancouver Titans delivering impressive results throughout the league – but on the big day, it became apparent that San Francisco Shock would make very quick work of their opponents from the very first round. Season 3 of the Overwatch League begins next year on February 8th.
CS:GO players breaks wrist then top frags in ECS Semifinals
MiBR player, fer (Fernando Alvarenga), broke his left collarbone and fractured his right wrist in a scooter accident on Saturday. Surprisingly, he decided to carry on the ECS Season 8 tournament, despite being in a lot of pain. MiBR then went on to win the Quarterfinals against ex-Luminosity 2-0 on Monday.
While MiBR lost the Semifinals to ATK, fer concluded two of the three maps as the top fragger on his team – an incredible achievement considering his injury. With the ESL Pro League starting on October 8th and MiBR’s first match scheduled for 9th, the team won’t let anything hold them back.