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Evening round up: The PS5 and Xbox Series X are available now; Former NFL safety esports organization

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The PS5 and Xbox Series X are available now at Target (update: sold out)

Shopping for a PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X these days is starting to feel like hunting for toilet paper during the early days of the pandemic. Thankfully, however, if you still haven’t been able to land one, right now Target is giving you another shot, with online ordering for in-store pickup at stores near you.

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Former NFL safety launches G1, a new esports organization

Former NFL safety Kenny Vaccaro announced today that he is retiring from the physical sport and is instead entering the realm of esports. Vaccaro, alongside Hunter Swensson and Cody Hendrix, today launched the G1 esports organization, also called Gamers First.

G1 is based in Austin, Texas. Vaccaro, Swensson, and Hendrix are focused on recruiting talent. The G1 website already lists several members of a Destiny team, and the co-founders are also apparently interested in competing in the Halo World Championship. G1 has signed eight players, including four Destiny creators and four Halo professionals, with one coach. It will announce the full roster on December 8 (coincidentally the same day Halo Infinite’s campaign will launch).

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Qualcomm jumps into hot gaming market with new chip for portable game consoles

Qualcomm introduced a new Snapdragon G3x microchip on Wednesday for handheld consoles in a sign of gaming’s rising importance for semiconductor companies.

The announcement shows Qualcomm wants a piece of the hot gaming market, where AMD and Nvidia, which power game consoles from Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo, are seeing huge growth.

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Colts, EGL Announce 2021 Frozen Frenzy Esports Fortnite Tournament

The tournament will pit fans against each other playing Fortnite with a chance to win a VIP experience at the Colts’ Fan Appreciation Game vs. the Las Vegas Raiders on Jan. 2, 2022.

The 2021 Frozen Frenzy will take place entirely online on Tuesday, Dec. 28 beginning at 7 p.m., according to the press release announcing the tournament.

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