Game on: Free Fire Champions Cup 2020 gives Indonesia foothold in e-sports

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first_imgGarena Indonesia, a unit of Singapore-based internet and mobile provider Garena, has praised Indonesia for its growing role and reputation in e-sports. The firm said the country was ready to take the next step and organize bigger e-sport events.Garena Indonesia director Hans Kurniadi Saleh Indonesia’s said rapid growth of e-sports had enabled the country to host the Free Fire Champions Cup 2020 (named after the Free Fire online strategy game) slated to be held on April 19. The championship would offer winners cash prizes totaling Rp 8.18 billion.“Only countries with great e-sport growth rates can host the Free Fire world championship. Indonesia had to go through a tight bidding process to gain this opportunity. This will hugely contribute to the country’s bid to develop its digital economy,” he told a press conference on Tuesday. Twelve selected e-sport teams from Asia, America, Europe and Africa are to attend the championship.So far, only Thailand has hosted the Free Fire championship in the region, namely the 2019 Free Fire Championship held in Bangkok, which Indonesia’s team EVOS won.Youth and Sports Ministry secretary Gatot S. Dewobroto, who attended the Tuesday’s press conference, expects the upcoming event to lure not only more players to seriously train and compete in this relatively new sports but also to inspire local developers to produce high-quality online games.“The government has thrown its full support behind the development of this sport in the hope that it will attract more players and thus grow the local online game industry,” he said.Tourism and Creative Economy Minister Wishnutama Kusubandio said he expected the event to also lure tourists to the country, who would show an interest not only in the tournament but also in other tourist attractions.“A good and memorable event would leave a good [impression] on visitors and would likely make them want to come back for more visits,” Wishnutama said.Topics :last_img read more

Jurgen Klopp reveals what he said at half-time to help inspire Liverpool’s win over Arsenal

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first_imgSalah bagged a second-half brace for the Reds (Picture: Getty)‘The opponent of the quality of Arsenal, you have to break somehow. Break them physically, yes. Of course.‘So now, we play, here, pass the ball there, do what you have to (to break them).‘I think we will be fine, try to do the right things in the right moment, and now we have again a day or two off, and then the last time for a long, long time, and then we start again.’Asked whether Liverpool’s players are likely to be left fatigued due to their high-octane playing style, Klopp replied:’ No. No, no. We are well prepared.‘We use every second of pre-season to be ready, that is why we were so tired in the pre-season.‘The human body doesn’t need eight weeks to come clear somehow, it’s not like this. Nobody knows how long you need for sure, but it’s not like that (long). Metro Sport ReporterSunday 25 Aug 2019 10:57 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link390Shares Comment Jurgen Klopp reveals what he said at half-time to help inspire Liverpool’s win over Arsenal Advertisement Liverpool 3-1 Arsenal: Jurgen Klopp press conferenceTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 4:51FullscreenLiverpool 3-1 Arsenal: Jurgen Klopp press conferencehttps://metro.co.uk/video/liverpool-3-1-arsenal-jurgen-klopp-press-conference-1992222/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.‘You only still train two hours a day. In pre-season four or five hours a day is still possible, but it’s not training like you are always exhausted, it’s making you stronger, making you more resilient.‘Making you ready for all the stuff out there, so that’s not a problem. We have always enough time to recover from it, but it’s more mentally, to say, ‘ok, again’, everything really for our life – that’s really difficult.‘It’s right, if you win you don’t feel it, like you feel it like you lose.’ Liverpool beat Arsenal to keep up their 100 per cent record in the Premier League (Picture: Getty)Jurgen Klopp has lifted the lid on his half-time team talk that helped inspire Liverpool’s 3-1 victory over Arsenal.Joel Matip broke the deadlock with a powerful header just before the break before Mohamed Salah’s second-half brace put Liverpool out of sight at Anfield.Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira scored with five minutes remaining but it was too little, too late for Unai Emery’s side and Liverpool held on for three points to preserve their 100 per cent start in the Premier League.The result meant Liverpool top the table with nine points, while Arsenal sit third with two wins from their three opening matches.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityFollowing Liverpool’s win, Klopp explained: ‘I said at half time to the boys, “how do you think they [Arsenal] feel?” because it was an intense first half, and they had to make all the runs as well. We did them, but they had to make them as well.‘I really thought the tempo, we put in the game from the beginning was incredible, was really incredible. There was no time to breathe.‘Adrian, catch the ball (throws out), go. Robbo gets the ball, goes, oh really, again? We did it constantly. I like that. Liverpool 3-1 Arsenal: Unai Emery press conferenceTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 6:47FullscreenLiverpool 3-1 Arsenal: Unai Emery press conferencehttps://metro.co.uk/video/liverpool-3-1-arsenal-unai-emery-press-conference-1992224/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Bulldogs Freshman Best Braves In Hoops Action

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first_imgThe Batesville Freshman defeated the Indian Creek Braves Monday night 42-35.Gunner Olsen paced the Bulldog offense with 18 points. Peyton Meyer added 14 in the winning effort. Other scorers for Batesville included Zach Britton (6), Zach Prickel (2), and Alex Roell (2).“It was a tale of two halves for us tonight. We came out flat on both ends of the floor and found ourselves down big early. We were fortunate enough to chip away at their lead in the 3rd quarter before going into the 4th within striking distance.”  Batesville Coach ben Siefert.After trailing by 6 heading into the final period, Batesville held the Braves to just 2 points, both on free throws, in the 4th quarter. The Bulldog defense allowed just four field goals in the second half.“The defense stepped up. That second half is exactly how we want to play on that end. Limit them to tough shots, closeout possessions with a rebound, and go down on offense and score. That was an effort to be proud of in the second half. Our kids really answered the bell.”  Batesville Coach Ben Siefert.With the win, the Bulldogs move to 3-1 on the season. They will be in action again Thursday night, when they travel to East Central for an EIAC Conference matchup. Game time is scheduled for 7:30pm following that evening’s girl’s game.Submitted by Batesville Coach Ben Siefert.last_img read more

Cardinals 5th & 6th Graders Wrap Up Season

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first_imgThe St. Louis Cardinals 5th grade boys basketball finished their season with an impressive 8 and 5 record and champion of the annual St. Louis tournament.Each player scored and made significant contributions to the success of this team throughout the season. St. Louis is blessed to have a talented 5th grade basketball team that should achieve much success in the years to come and more importantly we are blessed with terrific young men who represented St. Louis with much pride and terrific sportsmanship.The team would like to thank everyone for their support throughout the season!Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Ryan Schebler.The Saint Louis 6th grade boys basketball team wrapped up a very good season with a win at Greendale Middle School Wednesday evening 31-11.A simple man-to-man but tenacious defense by the Cardinals along with good unselfish passing and ball handling secured the win against an always good Lawrenceburg team. Thomas Raver was the scoring leader followed by Abe Streator, Cody Mohr, Luke Wilson, Kyle Salatin and Hunter Laudick. The combined quickness of Cayden Pohlman, Luke Wilson and Hunter Laudick played havoc on the home team ball handlers and created turnovers the Cardinals were able to convert into points early in the game. Raver’s dominant presence on both sides of the court kept the Lawrenceburg team from mounting a consistent defense and from stringing together many scoring runs. Cody Mohr brought everything to the game in the form of blocks,steals, rebounds, points and assists.We never ran a single formal play on offense or defense. We have been working on fundamental basketball since last summer and the hard work and dedication paid off.The boys learned a lot this year and deserve all the credit for a great 13-4 season.Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Jim Mohr.last_img read more

Euro 2020: Madrid Officials Blast Bale’s Wales Celebrations

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first_img​Real Madrid officials have labeled Gareth Bale’s Euro 2020 qualification celebrations as ‘a joke in very bad taste’ after the Welshman held aloft a flag which ranked the Spanish club as less important than Wales and golf.Bale overcame recent injury issues to help his nation secure a 2-0 victory over Hungary on Tuesday evening, and he and his teammates were pictured with a banner that read ‘Wales. Golf. Madrid. In that order,’ referring to comments made regarding the 30-year-old’s priorities.Former Madrid star Predrag Mijatovic recently raised concerns over Bale’s lack of commitment to los Merengues, and his words were the catalyst for a new chant amongst Wales fans, which in turn inspired the controversial banner. The ​ex-Tottenham Hotspur star’s actions made the front page of Spanish newspapers, and a source within Madrid described the banner as a ‘joke in very bad taste’ and it has sparked ‘anger, but also indifference’ from club officials, as reported by ​ESPN .Sources suggest that some of ​Bale’s teammates found the banner amusing, but they are worried about the fans’ reaction upon his return from international duty.There has been a lot of friction between ​Madrid supporters and the Welshman in recent years, and Tuesday’s actions will only put more strain on their already fractured relationship.Bale has not featured for his club since October, but he managed to put in key performances in both international fixtures for his country during the break.Los Blancos’ coach Zinedine Zidane was very open in his desire to sell the ​ex-Southampton man over the summer, but a move never materialised and Bale worked his way back into los Merengues’ side.Bale recently admitted that ​he prefers playing for his country rather than the Spanish giants, and his passion shone through on Tuesday evening, as the forward assisted the opening goal to take Wales to Euro 2020.The Dragons went into their crunch match with Hungary knowing that they had to win to qualify for the summer tournament, and a brace from ​ex-Arsenal man ​Aaron Ramsey carried Ryan Giggs’ men to a deserved victory.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Gareth Bale (centre) and his teammates celebrating Wales’ qualification for Euro 2020 on Tuesday nightlast_img read more

Boys soccer Lakers take 3-1 defeat to Westhill

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first_img Tags: boys soccerCazenoviaChittenango And even with heavy graduation losses, the Warriors remain the standard, as it demonstrated to the Lakers by controlling long stretches of the game and patiently waiting to convert its many opportunities.Most of all, Westhill didn’t get rattled when, less than a minute after Rusden Bryant scored to give the Warriors a 1-0 edge, Spires took the ball at midfield, tore through several defenders and then fired a hard shot from the right that Westhill goalie Ian Prebish had no chance to stop.Right before halftime, Westhill took the lead for good when Andrew Centore fired home a shot fed from the left by Bo BenYehuda. Then the margin doubled in the second half thanks to Bryant, whose header off a BenYehuda corner kick just trickled across the goal line. Joe Spires delivered some spectacular moments for the Cazenovia boys soccer team in last Tuesday night’s match against Westhill at the Sean Googin Sports Complex.Whether it was a long-run and blazing shot that found the net in the first half, or a 60-plus-yard goal that was disallowed in the last two minutes of regulation, these features helped ease the pain of a 3-1 defeat to the Warriors.Each of the last three years, Cazenovia has made the Section III Class B final, and each time Westhill has denied them that long-elusive sectional title, going on to win the state championship in 2018.center_img With 1:25 left, Cazenovia was awarded a free kick in its own end. Spires took it and delivered a long shot that rode the wind and flew past Prebish –but a Lakers foul inside the box negated the goal.Cazenovia had another setback in Friday’s 3-2 overtime defeat to Geneva. In conditions even windier than the Westhill game, Spires scored twice in the first half to put his team in front, but Geneva rallied in the second half and then got the OT game-winner.Just like Cazenovia, Chittenango had blazed to a quick start this season – and it would even mirror the Lakers in defeat, too, falling to Christian Brothers Academy last Tuesday night at Alibrandi Stadium by a familiar 3-1 margin.A sectional Class A finalist last fall, CBA jumped on the Bears in the first half, seeing Will Raines deliver a pair of goals and Bentito Vlassis score, too.Even though Tom McIntosh scored off a feed from Anthony Roberts to put Chittenango on the board, it did not prove enough, though goalkeeper Jake Simmons did finish with 14 saves.On Saturday, the Bears faced Vernon-Verona-Sherrill and pulled out a 1-0 decision over the Red Devils, breaking through when McIntosh scored in the second half off a feed from Mikel Pascual. VVS goalie Manuel Lavesa-Cesana made 16 saves.Cazenovia would try and recover from its pair of defeats at home when it faced Homer on Tuesday and then welcomes Jordan-Elbridge on Friday as part of Homecoming activities. Chittenango would meet J-E on Tuesday and then travel to Marcellus on Friday night.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story last_img read more

Cork and Clare ready for McGrath Cup decider

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first_imgThe Banner – who beat Tipperary and Kerry to get to the decider – will be underdogs but will hope to claim the trophy by beating one of Munster’s big two.Throw-in in Mallow is at 7.30pm.last_img

[VIDEO] Black Stars fly out of Sao Tome after AFCON 2021 Qualifier

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first_imgReady to depart…….#BlackStars#Afcon2021Q #BringBackTheLove pic.twitter.com/2rYiMNmFBU— Ghana Football Association (@ghanafaofficial) November 18, 2019The two matches played by the Black Stars mark the end of qualifiers for the 2019 calendar year and they will resume in August 2020.The two victories recorded by Ghana have placed the Black Stars on top of Group C. The Black Stars of Ghana will not be spending the night in Sao Tome as they left the island country after the match and headed back to Accra.The team was in Sao Tome for their second AFCON 2021 Qualifier which they won 1-0 via a Jordan Ayew penalty.Like the team did on their way to Sao Tome, they boarded a chartered flight back to Accra.After the match, the Stars went straight to the airport to catch their flight back to Accra before jetting off to the various bases around the world to prepare for the resumption of club football over the weekend.After defeating São Tomé 1:0 to make it 2 wins out of 2 in the Afcon 2021 qualifiers, the Black Stars are at the São Tomé International Airport ready to fly back to Accra. #AFCON2021Q #BlackStars#BringBackTheLove pic.twitter.com/VD97apAWLV— Ghana Football Association (@ghanafaofficial) November 18, 2019last_img read more

Mariners continue historic start with extra-inning win vs. Royals

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first_imgThe Mariners just keep on winning.With their 7-6 victory in 10 innings over the Royals on Thursday, Seattle is 13-2 through 15 games, which is one of the hottest starts in MLB history. The Brewers of 1987 and the Braves of 1982 are two of the only teams ever with better starts historically, both going 13-0 to begin their respective years.MORE: Watch ‘ChangeUp,’ a new MLB live whiparound show on DAZNOn Thursday, the Mariners continued the formula that has served them so well all season. They hit home runs and they came back to win.Mitch Haniger’s triple to center field in the top of the ninth inning brought two runners around to score to tie it up at 6.The Mariners would add a run in the 10th inning as well to win it on a Dan Vogelbach home run.Avg exit velocity leaders:1. Aaron Judge- 97.82. Daniel Vogelbach- 96.6The tater below? 112.7 mph pic.twitter.com/9Fv2bPp0qg— Alex Fast (@AlexFast8) April 11, 2019Dee Gordon added a homer as well as this marked the 15th straight game to start the year in which Seattle hit a home run, which is also an MLB record.Studs of the NightAthletics designated hitter Khris Davis went 2-for-5 with two homers and three RBI’s in Oakland’s 8-5 win over the Orioles. He now has nine homers on the season which leads MLB.Indians starter Shane Bieber tossed seven scoreless innings with six strikeouts in Cleveland’s 4-0 win over the Tigers.Cardinals right fielder Jose Martinez went 4-for-5 with a double and an RBI in St. Louis’ 11-7 win over the Dodgers. Dud of the NightBlue Jays closer Ken Giles blew his first save since 2017, allowing two runs while walking three and recording just one out in Toronto’s 7-6 loss to the Red Sox.HighlightWho says you can’t beat the shift on an inside pitch? Joey Votto somehow took a delivery on the inner half and put it past the shift on the left side to put a runner in scoring position. See, you don’t have to pull the ball all the time guys. The Reds beat the Marlins 5-0.OK class, here is today’s lesson in Choking Up 101. It also fulfills your course requirement for Beating The Shift 201. 🎓 pic.twitter.com/jpt1zmqEMP— Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) April 11, 2019What’s NextMets (8-4) at Braves (7-5) 7:20 p.m. ET — The Mets got the better of Atlanta on Thursday, but the Braves have Sean Newcomb (0-0, 1.64 ERA) on the mound, who has been very good to start the season. Zack Wheeler (0-1, 10.24) has been bad for the Mets, so Atlanta may have a chance to get one back on Friday.last_img read more

WNBA star Sue Bird says Megan Rapinoe ‘went out there and balled out’ in World Cup

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first_img USWNT invited to bipartisan meeting with female U.S. senators Sue Bird thinks Megan Rapinoe’s performance during the Women’s World Cup, where the United States national team won its second consecutive title, was “the ultimate silencer” to President Donald Trump.Bird, a WNBA veteran playing for the Seattle Storm and girlfriend to the USWNT star, spoke with USA Today about Rapinoe’s play and the attention she got from the president during the tournament — where Rapinoe walked away with the highest honors, the Golden Boot and Golden Ball. Rapinoe, who was a part of the second-place 2011 team and played an integral role in the two most recent championships, scored a goal in the World Cup final as the US defeated the Netherlands, 2–0.Bird, who has sat out the first half of the WNBA season with injury and will likely miss the rest of the year, was in attendance. “I saw firsthand what Megan had been through,” Bird said. “She had torn her ACL leading up to the (Rio) Olympics and then afterwards she knelt in solidarity with Colin Kaepernick. A lot was happening where, it’s hard to believe now, but soccer could’ve been taken away from her. She overcame all that. She overcame so much and did it in insane fashion, not just on the field scoring goals, but off the field fighting the president.”Rapinoe has been a vocal advocate for racial equality, pay equity and LGBTQ rights. Megan Rapinoe speaks out against President Trump: He’s ‘trying to divide so he can conquer’ Secret deodorant gifts USWNT $529K after World Cup win Rapinoe was a target of Trump’s tweets after she said she would not visit the White House if the team won the tournament. ….in our Country’s history, and the poverty index is also best number EVER), leagues and teams love coming to the White House. I am a big fan of the American Team, and Women’s Soccer, but Megan should WIN first before she TALKS! Finish the job! We haven’t yet….— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 26, 2019“Megan let her play speak for itself,” Bird said. “President Trump likes to play games on Twitter to (cater) to his followers. For him to go at Megan and twist it and flip it, then saying they better win, it’s something everyone should be able to see through. Obviously, she went out there and balled out.” Related Newslast_img read more