Tyrone manager Mickey Harte has named an unchanged side for Sunday’s Ulster semi final with Donegal.Sean Cavanagh captains the side from full forward.The lack of changes means the likes of Cathal McCarron, Justin McMahon and Darren McCurry must start on the bench.
Toornament, a company that provides a platform for creating and managing esports competitions, has added Battle Royale to its offering. Introducing a new tournament structure for Fortnite, Darwin Project, and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, players will be able to compete in free-for-all matches against other budding competitors.PUBG is steadily hitting its stride in the world of esports, Fortnite just had its biggest competition yet, and H1Z1 recently launched its own Pro League, so Toornament is evidently looking to get a piece of the ever-popular Battle Royale pie.Toornament’s newly-introduced structure allows up to 4,096 participants per tournament, up to 100 competitors per match, a scoring system that calculates standings from in-game ranks and skills across several matches. This update also allows tournament organisers to set up double-elimination bracket grand finals – effectively it allows a lot of freedom for Battle Royale competitions.Michael Daudignon, Marketing Director at Toornament discussed this new feature in a statement: “The Battle Royale phenomenon has broken sales and streaming records. We now believe it can help generalize competitive gaming, and make millions of players want to participate in tournaments, as it has never been this easy to take part in a competition. And with the release of our new Free-for-All features, we want to make it just as easy for organizers.”Toornament also offers a platform for competitors in titles such as FIFA 18, Clash Royale, League of Legends, Hearthstone, Rocket League, Overwatch, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, and plenty of other highly-regarded esports titles.Esports Insider says: Battle Royale is obviously the biggest genre in mainstream, casual gaming, but it’s still very early in its venture in esports. Developments such as Toornament’s platform, as well as big announcement such as PUBG Corp.’s own competition, are all positive steps for the genre.