Newcastle cleared for Kone talks

September 21, 2020 0 Comments

first_img Press Association News of the Magpies’ interest in Kone emerged through the website of owner Mike Ashley’s sportswear company, www.sportsdirectnews.com. It is not yet clear whether or not Newcastle have agreed a fee with Wigan for the proposed transfer, but they are sure to face stiff competition from Everton. Kone arrived at Wigan from Spanish cub Levante last summer and prospered under Martinez, scoring 13 goals in his first season in English football. Alan Pardew is desperate to add some fire-power to his squad after seeing his team struggling in the wake of Demba Ba’s January departure for Chelsea. Papiss Cisse carried the burden of providing the goals following Ba’s exit, and although he too struck 13 times in total, he alone was unable to prevent the club slipping into a relegation fight. Newcastle have been chasing St Etienne’s Pierre Emerick Aubameyang, but have been unable to compete with Champions League finalists Borussia Dortmund, while they remain in the hunt for Aston Villa’s Darren Bent, but are not prepared to pay anywhere near the midlands club’s £8million valuation of the 29-year-old, and Kone would be significantly cheaper. Newcastle have been given permission to speak to Wigan striker Arouna Kone.center_img However, they may have to battle it out with Everton for the Ivorian’s signature with former Latics boss Roberto Martinez keen to take him to Goodison Park. The 29-year-old has a clause in his contract allowing him to leave the DW Stadium in the wake of relegation from the Barclays Premier League. last_img read more

Critical Ops to show off new tournament spectator client

August 29, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgFinnish game developer Critical Force is set to unveil a new tournament spectator client for its mobile game Critical Ops at the Amazon Mobile Masters in Seattle, Washington next week.Current Critical Ops spectator modeKasperi Kivistö, Critical Force Community and eSports Manager commented: “Spectator Client provides viewers with a complete overview of the match. It also helps shout casters commentate and create stories around the games. Viewers will have real-time information about the weapon composition and economy of both teams as well as player positioning on the map.” Critical Force is growing as a developer as it brought on KSV founder Kevin Chou to its board and received $4.5m (£3.4m) in seed investment from Korean game publisher NHN Entertainment. Critical Ops has been downloaded more than 38 million times and recently announced it reached one million daily players back in February. The game runs its esports division as an Open League in conjunction with ESL consisting of 128 teams with the top 40 teams advancing to playoffs. The Amazon Mobile Masters is typically the culmination of mobile esports as teams in World of Tanks: Blitz, Power Rangers: Legacy Wars, Survival Arena, and Critical Ops will compete over the course of two days in Seattle, Washington for the share of the $100,000 prize pool. The Critical Ops tournament will feature CSPG, Dynasty, Gankstars, Hammers Esports, Nova Esports and SetToDestroyX.Esports Insider says: Mobile esports is growing rapidly and one of the best events to view that is Amazon’s Mobile Masters tournament. Mobile gaming can also be very tricky to spectate as the games are obviously played on either phone or tablet. While the Critical Ops current spectator mode is fairly simple it will be interesting to see what new additions they bring to the table and unveil in a couple weeks at the Amazon Mobile Masters tournament.Sign up to our newsletter!last_img read more