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Evening Round up: EA team up with Lululuvley for $1000K tournament; News on PS5 update

We have gathered the best gaming and eSports stories around the globe including the news that Electronic Arts have teamed up with content creator Lululuvley for a tournament and the latest PS5 update.

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EA team up with Lululuvley for $1000K tournament

Electronic Arts and content creator LuluLuvely (real name unknown) have partnered for an Apex Legends competition with a total prize pool of $100K USD.

LuluLuvely, who is referred to by some as the “Queen of Apex Legends” for her competitive skills in the game, and an NRG Esports content creator, will host and commentate during “Lulu’s Throwdown Tournament brought to you by Apex Legends” on Thursday and Friday across two tournaments where 20 teams comprised of three players will compete for a part of a total prize pool of $100K.

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PS5 Firmware Update Is Out

A new PlayStation 5 firmware update is beginning to arrive, finally addressing one of the most annoying problems that has plagued the system since it launched in November. If you have ever purchased a cross-buy version of a game on a disc, we have some very good news.

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System softeware version 20.02-02.50.00 finally addressed a problem related to downloading the PS4 edition of a game instead of the PS5 version. The update also includes some improvements for system performance.

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ESL Gaming Opens New Broadcast Studios in Australia

ESL Gaming Australia has announced the development of three new purpose-built broadcast studio spaces in Sydney. The studios will enable both remote broadcasts and in-studio shows to facilitate global productions including ESL Pro League and ESL One events.

The studios will begin by broadcasting all matches of the upcoming ESL ANZ Champs regional league.

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Borderlands Studio Gearbox Acquired By Embracer

Veteran American studio Gearbox Software has been acquired by the Swedish company Embracer Group in a sale valued at up to $1.3 billion.

As part of the buyout, Gearbox is getting the money, or “rocket fuel,” as the company said, to “fuel Gearbox’s powerful creative engine.” Despite the buyout, 2K Games will continue to publish the Borderlands series.

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