Whoops! It's not every day that a huge organization manages to get one of its own social profiles deleted so we all have to point and laugh. It must feel bad to be the soul who altered the birthday setting on the FNATIC account, which saw the platform's automated systems remove the account for misbelieving it to be owned by a minor.
About to hit 3,000 followers. Thanks for all the support, guys, we couldn't have made it this far without you. #ALWAYSFNATIC 🖤🧡About to hit 3,000 followers. Thanks for all the support, guys, we couldn't have made it this far without you. #ALWAYSFNATIC 🖤🧡— FNATIC (@FNATIC) August 13, 2019August 13, 2019
What may have happened was altering the Twitter birthday to the organization's founding date, which then made Twitter believe the account was created by the owner back when they were a minor. This — of course — wasn't the case, but the system can't seemingly differentiate between individual and business accounts, which seems like an odd oversight.
Still, it's a bit of fun, and esports organizations (FNATIC included) all saw the humorous side.
Before deciding to leave Twitter, @Fnatic sent us this letter. Please respect their last wishes, that's the least you can do.
You will be missed friends. pic.twitter.com/2FaRgXL5yBBefore deciding to leave Twitter, @Fnatic sent us this letter. Please respect their last wishes, that's the least you can do.
You will be missed friends. pic.twitter.com/2FaRgXL5yB— TEAM V1TAL1TY (@TeamVitality) August 13, 2019August 13, 2019
Celtic FC knocked out of the CWL
One of the two most dominant football (that's soccer for you Americans) clubs in Scotland is further developing its esports presence. We've seen football clubs create specific divisions to manage teams like FC Schalke 04 and now Celtic FC is looking to get in on the action with an all-UK team for the CWL Championship.
The Miami Open Bracket Champs @CelticFCEsports make a splash with a win against @ElevateGG! #COYBIG #CWLChamps
📺: https://t.co/PsQ2lXN2pl pic.twitter.com/kkNEHThcBPThe Miami Open Bracket Champs @CelticFCEsports make a splash with a win against @ElevateGG! #COYBIG #CWLChamps
📺: https://t.co/PsQ2lXN2pl pic.twitter.com/kkNEHThcBP— MLG (@MLG) August 14, 2019August 14, 2019
The club's team representing Celtic at the CWL Championship performed admirably but was knocked out by RBL. You can expect to see many more traditional sports organizations transition to esports with new divisions to compete in titles like FIFA, Call of Duty, League of Legends, and more.
Not only is this good news for any gamer who happens to be a sports fan, but also sports fans who may now be exposed to the esports scene.
West Coast U.S. to finally host DreamHack
DreamHack plans to hold a gamin festival on the western coast of the U.S. for the first time. As reported by Esports Insider, the first event will take place at the Anaheim Convention Center in California on February 21 - 23, 2020.
After celebrating 25 years in hosting events, DreamHack organizers are understandably excited to bring the experience to those who reside on the opposite side of the nation. You can expect to see bring your own computer/console areas for a huge LAN party, esports tournaments, as well as other events taking place across the three days.
Upcoming live events
Rich Edmonds is a word conjurer at Windows Central, covering everything related to Windows, gaming, and hardware. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a device chassis. You can follow him over on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.
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