Twitter joins in eSports craze, verifies players accounts

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Twitter joins in eSports craze, verifies players accounts

Twitter is the latest thing to join in the thriving hype for eSports.

Scores of professional eSports teams and players were joyfully surprised to find the most coveted checkmark that registers them as verified Twitter users.

Twitter did not discriminate amongst the players either, whether they were playing in the highly acclaimed League of Legends or online card game Hearthstone.

This came after Twitter appointed Rodrigo Velloso as their new Head of Gaming at the widely used social website.

A former director of gaming content at Youtube, he will actively assist Twitter in connecting the enormous pool of active users who affiliate with the gaming community.

Previously there were not any efforts in verifying eSport players, and this change would improve on existing eSports network as well as create new tools that helps the gaming industry in spreading news and information.

Former NBA Star purchases LOL team

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Former NBA player will rebrand Gravity Gaming as Echo Fox.

Former NBA player will rebrand Gravity Gaming as Echo Fox.

It was a testament to the growth of eSports when even traditional jocks wants to participate.

Former NBA player Rick Fox, has bought Gravity Gaming for an undisclosed fee.

Fox, who played for the Lakers and won 3 titles, said that eSports was is on the verge of “something massive”, and he wants to join in the fun before it gets too difficult.

He was not a complete stranger to the eSports arena either. He had previously partnered with Twin Galaxies and contributed to fundraisers for competitive gaming.

Gravity Gaming was one of the surprise success and finished fourth in the regular season after entering the season without much hype as a contender.

However, the team did not manage to qualify for the 2015 League of Legends (LOL) World Championship and most players left after that. This means that Fox would need to rebuild the team from ground-up.

Nonetheless, this proves that eSports continues to grow and attract the interest of everyone. The faith Fox shown in buying out a broken team symbolizes that now, even conventional professional sports players are willing to take a slice off the eSports cake.

Leicester celebrates Christmas on top of EPL table

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Leicester City players pose for a team photo in the dressing room after their victory.

Leicester City players pose for a team photo in the dressing room after their victory.

Leicester City defeated Everton 3-2 at Goodison Park on Saturday and will spend their Christmas on top of the Premier League table.

Penalties from Riyad Mahrez and a goal from Shinji Okazaki supplied the win despite the valiant efforts made by Everton to fight back.

At 38 points, the miraculous team would stay as leaders of the league regardless of the match result between Arsenal and Manchester city, who are at second and third place respectively.

They are now the only team in Premier League history to spend Christmas at bottom of the table one season and on top of it in the next.

Despite this, Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri insists that the team objective is still to get 40 points first, but acknowledges that being league leaders is a “dream” for their fans.

‘If we stay there at the end of April, I will think about the title. Now I just enjoy it,’ said the Italian.

‘That is football. Football is crazy. If it is crazy in this way, I am very happy.’

When asked how he would enjoy his Christmas, Ranieri said: ‘With the turkey, very good. No lasagna, (it’s) too heavy. But no clean sheet (means) no pizza.

Klay Thompson names himself best shooting guard of NBA

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Klay Thompson had improved his points-per-game to 27 in December.

Klay Thompson had improved his points-per-game to 27 in December.

Klay Thompson had been the leading scorer for the Golden State Warriors since the end of their winning streak, with a 43 points netted against the Phoenix Suns on Thursday.

He needed a moment to name NBA’s best shooting guard, considering options such as Chicago Bulls’ Jimmy Butler and Houston Rockets’ James Harden.

But he threw up his hands and said, “I’m going with myself, we’re 26-1.”

“When you play with a free mind and you play thinking you’re not hurt and you’re healthy, that’s when you’re playing your best,” Thompson said. “I want to continue playing like this, get better every month.”

Thompson chose teammate and reigning NBA MVP Stephen Curry as the best point guard.

Curry is leading charts right now with 131 3-pointers this season while Thompson is at third place, tied with Kyle Lowry at 80.

Acknowledging that, Thompson said “Right now, Steph’s a better shooter.”