Tidder takes Dreamhack Heartstone Grand Prix by storm
Wang “TiddlerCelestial” Xieyu won the Dreamhack Summer 2015 Grand Prix this past week versus compLexity Dog. Xieyu, who is now representing his own Team Celestial, also placed as a runner-up at both the World Cyber Arena 2014 and BlizzCon World Championships last year. This is his first premier tournament win and first place finish in his career, which now also makes him the highest career winnings earner, surpassing even Archon Firebat. He also ranks first for World and China on GosuGamers rankings. Expect to see a lot more from TiddlerCelestial this year!
Nintendo and Activision to team up on collaboration for Skylanders
Donkey Kong and Bowser will be coming to Skylanders Superchargers on the Nintendo family of systems when it is released later this year. The new characters of Turbo Charge Donkey Kong (and his signature vehicle, the Barrel Blaster) and Hammer Slam Bowser with his signature vehicle, Clown Cruiser will only be sold in the special starter packs for the Wii U, Wii, and Nintendo 3DS. These figures will have a special feature that allows you to rotate the bases which will enable them to be used on Skylander portals and an Amiibo figure as well. The Skylanders Wii U Starter Pack’s suggested retail price is $74.99. The Skylanders Wii and 3DS Starter Packs’ suggested retail prices are $74.99 and $64.99, respectively.
Blizzard San Diego Comic Con exclusives
Reports of the exclusive con merchandise have been spotted on a few fan sites. Each year that Blizzard has been at the convention as of recent they have released a small selection of convention-exclusives items for sale, which, naturally, fans go crazy over (I know we are!). There year is no exception – the first item is a tri-pack of Funko POP! Murloc vinyl figures in orange, pink, and blue. In addition, there is a Cute but Deadly Shadowform Illidan Figure and finally, a Nexus Whelping plush, which, if last year was any indication I would suspect an alternate color version to be sold on the regular Blizzard Gear site soon after the SDCC.
A super new South Park video game set to release next year
Ubisoft is set to develop the next sequel to South Park: The Stick of Truth, entitled South Park: The Fractured but Whole. The first game was developed by Obsidian, and Ubisoft has some big shoes to fill as Stick of Truth received a rating of between 8.5 and 8.6 from both critics and users. This time around, the game will be an RPG focused on a superhero-based story. We can expect to see a release sometime next year for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
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