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Last Week in Geek – Week of May 19

Last Week in Geek – Week of May 19

By May 27, 2015 Geek News No Comments
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Jaden Smith Confirmed to play Static Shock
Jaden Smith, son of actor Will Smith, has been penned for the teenage superhero Static Shock. In the Warner Bros. cartoon, Virgil Hawkins was hit with a gas during an event called “The Big Bang”. The results of “The Big Bang” mutates Virgil, who takes on the alias Static Shock, to have the abilities to create, generate, absorb, and control electricity and magnetism. Warner Bros. is launching a live-action movie based on the original comic series and soon after short-lived TV show.

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ThinkGeek_logoHot Topic buys GeekNet, Inc.

Hot Topic is purchasing all outstanding shares of GeekNet, Inc. (parent company of ThinkGeek) at $17.50 a share, with the entire transaction having an equity equivalent of $122 million dollars. Kathryn McCarthy, Chief Executive Officer of Geeknet, in a statement discussed that the acquisition will not stifle the creative and product development we love, and that this acquisition will financially secure its future, making it easier to focus on what they are known for. Lisa Harper, Chief Executive Officer of Hot Topic, is looking forward to adding GeekNet’s product to its already diverse portfolio and acquiring such avid community surrounding its brand.

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ZChallengeChallengestone 2 announced

The Hearthstone tournament produced by TempoStorm and Kripparrian, which could be akin to the “Chopped” or “Top Chef” of the Hearthstone world, returns June 27th-28th. In this tournament each round has a special twist or challenge that players must adhere to in their deck building. If they fail to complete three decks in the given time and challenge they are penalized. The first two invited players are Brian Kibler and Trump who came in 1st and 2nd place, in that order, during the first inaugural tournament.

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zHPLPVP Live announces Hearthstone Pro League

PVP Live, the same company that ran Tavern Takeover, is entering the pro league scene. HPL is a premiere professional Hearthstone league, featuring 16 top pros from Archon, Cloud 9, Dignitas, Fnatic, Complexity, Liquid, Root, and Hearthlytics competing for a $60,000 prize pool. The champion crowned at the finals in Texas will net $20,000 dollars. The hosts for the tournament, which will take place on June 8th-Aug 30th will be Nathan “ThatsAdmirable” Zamora and Tannon Grace, former poker and magic professional.

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