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Fortnite Creator Epic Games to Lay Off 870 Staff Amid Financial Concerns

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Epic Games known for creating Fortnite is laying off 16% of its staff. This means around 870 people will lose their jobs. The company says it needs to do this to help its finances. Even though they tried to save money before it didn’t work out. Epic Games will also make changes to other parts of its business. It plans to sell Bandcamp a platform for music it bought last year. Another company it owns called SuperAwesome will now stand on its own. Around 250 employees will leave because of this change.

Tim Sweeney who is the boss at Epic Games told staff in a message “We’ve spent more money than we earned. We hoped we could keep going without making people leave. But that was not realistic.” He also said that people who are leaving will get help. They will get six months’ pay health care and their stock in the company will be theirs right away.

Epic Games tried to save money before by hiring fewer people and spending less on marketing. But these steps did not fix their money problems. So they decided to let go of some staff. Most of these job cuts will not affect the main parts of the company. They still plan to release new things like the next version of Fortnite. They are also fighting against big companies like Apple and Google over fees and rules. Sweeney believes this fight is important for the future of online spaces where Epic Games and others can grow.

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BGIS 2024 Grand Finals Day 1 Overall Points Table, Match Winners, and Short Overview

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BGIS 2024 Grand Finals Day 1

Team Soul took the point table lead with 58 points after the first day of the BGIS 2024 Grand Finals. Global Esports closely followed, securing second place with 54 points thanks to a strong performance in the day’s final match. Team XSpark displayed consistent gameplay across six matches, tying for second with 54 points. FS Esports also did good, capturing fourth place with 46 points.

Venom and Team Insane secured the fifth and sixth positions with 44 and 37 points. Reckoning Gaming found themselves in seventh place with 36 points, just ahead of Team 8Bit who finished the day with 34 points. Team Aaru and Team Tamilas rounded out the top ten with 29 and 27 points. Both Carnival and MOGO ended the day with 21 points each.

BGIS 2024 Grand Finals Day 1 Overall Standings

RankTeamFinish Points (FIN. PTS.)Position Points (POS. PTS.)Total Points (TOT. PTS.)
1IQOO SOUL391958
2GLOBAL ESPORTS351954
3TEAM XSPARK381654
4FS ESPORTS222446
5CHEMINXVENOM281644
6TEAM INSANE221537
7RECKONING ESPORTS191736
8TEAM 8BIT231134
9TEAM AARU26531
10TEAM TAMILAS101929
11RAVEN ESPORTS22527
12CARNIVAL GAMING111021
13MOGO ESPORTS14721
14VASISTA ESPORTS10818
15TEAM LIMRASPORTS10818
16INFERNO SQUAD10212

Short Overview of Day 1 Matches

Match 1 – Erangel

Venom Gaming dominated the Erangel map, scoring 21 points. Team members Venom and Fantom made significant contributions with four and three kills. Team Insane followed with 15 points, and Team Soul started the finals with 12 points. Both MOGO and Team Tamilas were knocked out early, failing to score.

Match 2 – Miramar

Technical issues prevented the display of results, but FS Esports, Carnival, and Team XSpark were noted as top performers. Team Soul, Venom, and Aaru Gaming struggled in this round.

Match 3 – Sanhok

Team Tamilas finally gets their first Chicken Dinner of the finals with a patient strategy that earned them 15 points. FS Esports continued their strong showing with 14 points and MOGO added 13 points to their tally. Team Aaru took an aggressive approach to secure 10 points, while Reckoning and Soul both managed seven points each.

Match 4 – Vikendi

Team Soul showcased their skills with a 25-point Chicken Dinner. Team members Nakul, Rony, and Spower eliminated seven, four, and four opponents respectively. FS Esports earned another 13 points and Global Esports added 11 points to their score.

Match 5 – Miramar

Team 8Bit made a significant comeback, winning the map with a 22-point Chicken Dinner. Venom and Team XSpark followed with 14 and 11 points. MOGO and Soul each secured six points, while Team Tamilas, Insane, and Team Aaru each managed five points.

Match 6 – Erangel

In a dramatic end to Day 1, Global Esports staged an impressive comeback to win with 25 points. NinjaBoi from Global Esports played very well, securing seven eliminations. Team Aaru, Raven, and Reckoning also performed well, scoring 13, 12, and 11 points respectively. Team Soul, despite a slower game, added seven points.

NinjaBoi from Global Esports became the MVP for BGIS 2024 Grand Finals Day 1.

You can watch the the BGIS 2024 Grand Finals Day 1 Match exclusive on Krafton India Esports YouTube channel.

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Galaxy Ring not supported with iPhones – Officially Confirmed

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Recently, at the MWC 2024 event, which was held in Barcelona, Samsung’s VP, Hon Pak confirmed that the upcoming Galaxy Ring will not be supported by iPhones. Pak also said that their products are as good as the Apple ones.

There are also very good reasons to switch to Samsung’s ecosystem. Samsung is also working on making their devices compatible with other Android devices as well, not only with their own.

As we already know, Galaxy Ring comes in various sizes. Among them, the smallest one is powered with a battery of 14 mAh, and the largest one comes with a bigger battery of 21.5 mAh which will provide a battery backup of 5-9 days.

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Until now, the launch of Galaxy Ring has not been revealed but some rumors suggested that it will launch in the Unpacked Event, which is going to be held in July along with Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Z Fold 6 and Z Flip 6.

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Is your iPhone or iPad eligible for iOS 18 and iPadOS 18 Update – Here is a list of eligible devices

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Every year, Apple announces its new iOS, iPadOS, and MacOS versions in its WWDC (World Wide Developer Conference) which will held at Apple Park in June. This year, Apple will announce iOS 18, iPadOS 18, and MacOS 15. The developer Beta of iOS 18 will be available after the announcement at the WWDC event but if we talk about the stable version of iOS 18 and iPadOS 18 update, then it will be available by September. In this post, we will tell you the list of iPhones and iPads that are eligible for the iOS 18 and iPadOS 18 update.

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Devices Eligible for iOS 18 and iPadOS 18 Update

First, let’s talk about the list of iPhones, that are eligible for the iOS 18 Update:

  • iPhone 15
  • iPhone 15 Plus
  • iPhone 15 Pro
  • iPhone 15 Pro Max
  • iPhone 14
  • iPhone 14 Plus
  • iPhone 14 Pro
  • iPhone 14 Pro Max
  • iPhone 13
  • iPhone 13 mini
  • iPhone 13 Pro
  • iPhone 13 Pro Max
  • iPhone 12
  • iPhone 12 mini
  • iPhone 12 Pro
  • iPhone 12 Pro Max
  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone 11 Pro
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • iPhone XS
  • iPhone XS Max
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone SE (2nd generation)
  • iPhone SE (3rd generation)

Now, let’s talk about the list of iPads, that are eligible for the iPadOS 18 Update:

  • iPad Pro: 2018 and later
  • iPad Air: 2019 and later
  • iPad mini: 2019 and later
  • iPad: 2020 and later

iOS 18 brings new Generative AI support with Siri, design changes, and RCS message support in Apple’s iMessage. If you want to know more about the features of the iOS 18 update, then we have already created a dedicated post for that, do check that out.

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