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Immortals adds BLNQ as LCS team eyewear partner

Immortals Gaming Club announced today that it has partnered with eyewear brand BLNQ for its League of Legends Championships Series (LCS) and Academy teams. BLNQ will be the team’s official screenwear partner – that is, eyewear worn while using screens, to reduce the impact of blue light – and will collaborate on branded eyewear. Image…

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Mortal Kombat 11 Pro Kompetition Season 2 announced

WB Games and NetherRealm Studios have announced that Mortal Kombat 11 Pro Kompetition will return for a second season on December 5th. The Mortal Kombat 11 Pro Kompetition: Season 2 will be hosted on the PlayStation Competition Center and offers a $60,000 (~£45,000) prize pool across five divisions: North America, Latin America, Europe, Oceania, and the Middle East. Image…

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LDN UTD names Yoplait as Inter-Borough Yop Esports Championships title sponsor

British grassroots esports organisation LDN UTD has named drinkable yoghurt brand Yop from Yoplait as the title sponsor of its Inter-Borough Esports Championships. The Inter-Borough Yop Esports Championships, also dubbed the ‘Yop Esports Champs’, commences today (December 1st) and aims to fight youth unemployment in the surrounding areas of Hackney, Lambeth, Lewisham, and Kingston. RELATED: Rio Ferdinand Foundation joins LDN…

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Nordigen introduces free European open banking API

Latvian fintech startup Nordigen is switching to a freemium model thanks to a free open banking API. Open banking was supposed to democratize access to banking information, but the company believes banking aggregation APIs from Tink or Plaid are too expensive. Instead, Nordigen thinks it can provide a free API to access account information and…

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Vivenu, a ticketing API for events, closes a $15M Series A round led by Balderton Capital

vivenu, a ticketing platform that offers an API for venues and promoters to customize to their needs, has closed a $15 million (€12.6 million) in Series A funding led by Balderton Capital. Previous investor Redalpine also participated. Historically-speaking, most ticketing platform startups took a direct to consumer approach, or have provided turnkey solutions to big…

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Databand raises $14.5M led by Accel for its data pipeline observability tools

DevOps continues to get a lot of attention as a wave of companies develop more sophisticated tools to help developers manage increasingly complex architectures and workloads. In the latest development, Databand — an AI-based observability platform for data pipelines, specifically to detect when something is going wrong with a datasource when an engineer is using…

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WhatsApp is upping its wallpapers and stickers game

WhatsApp is finally upping its wallpapers and stickers game. The instant messaging service said on Tuesday that it will now allow users to set custom wallpapers for different chats in a bid to make it easier for users to easily distinguish the dozens or hundreds of chats they are simultaneously engaging with. There’s no limit…

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Google Play’s Best of 2020 Awards highlight the stressful year it’s been

Continuing its annual tradition, Google today announced its Best of 2020 awards — the company’s list of the best apps, games, movies and books for the year. Not surprisingly, the top apps picked by both Google Play users and editors reflect the stressful year that 2020 has been, with a top sleep app, Loóna, winning…