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Last Week in Geek – Week of April 21

Last Week in Geek – Week of April 21

By April 29, 2015 Geek News No Comments
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CDkjnc5UsAEp4ynHeroes of the Dorm Crowned

This weekend was the conclusion of the massive collegiate Heroes of the Storm tournament, organized by TeSPA and sponsored by Blizzard. Airing the “Epic Four” on ESPN3 and then the grand finals on ESPN2, the tournament drew in a large crowd to watch ASU “Dream Team” go up against California Berkeley “Golden Bears” in a best of five series. The “Golden Bears” ended up taking the whole tournament with an arguably slim victory in game five, winning college tuition for themselves. The event also drew huge conversation on social media as sports fans were a tad upset; ESPN2 was airing eSports!  My response? Deal with it.

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CDiW6zUUkAAhGn2Newcomer StanCifka wins big at Dreamhack

Relative newcomer in Hearthstone, former Magic: The Gathering pro took down the big prize at DreamHack Bucharest 2015 “PGL Tavern Tales”. He defeated the World Champion Firebat three games to one. StanCifka for his efforts received $4000 and 50 World Championship points, not bad at all for someone that had to fight through a qualifier for the spot. Stanislav “StanCifka” Cifka most recently was featured as one of the players for the European team for the EU vs. China season 2.
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SkyrimValve Removes Paid Mods from Steam

Valve is backing down and removing the controversial paid mod on Skyrim’s Steam Workshop from their system. In a statement, Valve admitted they wanted to reward content creators, but they underestimated the reaction from the already established community. The signatures on the petition building against the feature release one week ago reached more than 130,000 signatures. Valve may look too try this feature again in the future.

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Konami cancels Silent Hills

In an official statement released to Kotaku, Konami has officially cancelled Silent Hills. Announced as a collaboration between Hideo Kojima, designer of the Metal Gear Solid franchise, and film director Guillermo del Toro, many first learned of the game via the release of the “Playable Teaser” (or P.T.) demo.  Konami was quick to clarify that this does not mean the end of the Silent Hills franchise.

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