Monday, July 16, 2018

Fortnite Mobile: Everything you need to know – Map locations, best weapons, tips to win and more

Posted By: Valentin Valica - 4:51 AM
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Fortnite Mobile: Everything you need to know – Map locations, best weapons, tips to win and more

Unless you’ve been hiding in a bush – or are fiercely loyal to Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds – chances are you have heard of Fortnite.

That’s what brought you here, right.

The good news is that we’ve pulled together everything you need to know about the game – from hints and tips to more general gameplay-related stuff and big announcements.

Treat this as your own personal Fortnite mobile ‘hub’ – we’ll be updating it daily, so you’ll always be in the know.

Let’s kick off with the basics.

What is Fortnite?

In September 2017, a new standalone mode called Battle Royale was launched – which brought the game into direct competition with PUBG – another battle royal-style shooter.

Then on March 12th 2018, Epic released the IOS version of Fortnite.

Each game sees 100 players plonked on to a map with no weapons or armour – you need to scavenge and explore to find these.

Similar to PUBG there is a ‘closing in’ mechanic – which sees the game area get smaller and smaller.

Venture outside the safe zone (a ‘storm’ in Fortnite’s case) and you’ll lose health rapidly, before being eliminated.

Fortnite can be played solo or with friends on mobile, Xbox, Switch, PS4 and PC.

Word to the uninitiated – if you’re playing solo, do not try to team up – you’ll get killed.

How much does Fortnite cost?

It’s free – unless you’re mad about cosmetics (which some people clearly are).

Skins can be obtained through the battle pass or you can buy V-bucks and spend them in the store

What games systems is Fortnite currently on?

It’s on Xbox, PC, PS4 and Nintendo Switch and IOS.

When is the game coming to Android?

With 1000’s of people already playing Fortnite on IOS, there is a huge demand for the game to come over to Android.

Epic games are currently working to release the game in China where the majority of people use Androids.

The release date is rumoured to be 24th July so keep your eyes peeled.

Season 5 map

The addition of golf kart’s to the map was perhaps the biggest gameplay development this season.

Allowing you to travel faster and race your friends on the new track that rivals Monaco’s.

Portals are also dotted around the map which allow you to re-drop from the sky, giving you more time to loot and still get away from the storm.

There are no other maps (yet), which will frustrate some, but developers Epic continue to add to their existing map with locations such as Paradise Palms and Lazy Links.

The map has changed drastically this season with a whole new biome and different attractions scattered around

Where’s the worst place to land on Fortnite?

It all depends on your ability. Tilted Towers can be the best place if you’re experienced or worst place if you’re a noob.

It’s usually teeming with loot and powerful weapons – but most decent players will swarm on it pretty sharpish.

If you’re new to the game, head for Snobby Shores or Lonely Lodge – they’re a bit further out so they’ll be less competition for decent loot.

Best weapons for mobile players?

On Fortnite the colour of the weapon indicates how good it is.

With the new update, the best way for smartphone players to win is to take the sneaky approach.

The silenced SMG has had a big upgrade in terms of damage and accuracy so make sure to rock one of these when sneaking up on people.

Pair the tactical shotgun with the silenced SMG and you have a winner.

If you come across a sniper it may be worth practising as it will give you a real advantage over other players.

The best weapons are found in loot crates – so keep an eye out for these.

Fancy a gold scar? Look out for supply drops

How to build as a mobile player?

Defensively.

It’s always best to build a small fort three stories high in the zone.

This way you can have a clear view of all the battles going on around you and will let you pick off opponents with your assault rifle or sniper.

If you want to get better at building you have to practice.

Hop into a game, head to wailing woods, collect some wood and just build up and down.

Practice switching between weapons and different types of materials, then when you get into a battle you will likely win!

One by ones are the ultimate form of defence

Is Fortnite a good experience on smartphones?

It’s so good that some teachers are complaining they’re ruining lessons – with schoolkids playing the game instead of studying.

Epic’s Fortnite is showing no signs of slowing down – so expect more content and bigger announcements coming down the pipe.

Why bother getting Fortnite on my phone?

It’s easy to pick up and play for an hour or on your lunch break or on the train, anywhere with an internet connection – plus, it’s free.

Fortnite is all about action – and the fun construction element really helps add a new dimension to battles.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Belgium finishes 3rd at World Cup, beats England 2-0

Posted By: Valentin Valica - 5:24 AM
Football – Inquirer Sports
Belgium finishes 3rd at World Cup, beats England 2-0
Belgium finishes 3rd at World Cup, beats England 2-0

Belgium and England both leave the World Cup happy to have reached the semifinals. Belgium may be a little happier, though.

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Saturday, July 14, 2018

Friday, July 13, 2018

Macauley Bonne set for new Leyton Orient deal

Posted By: Valentin Valica - 5:27 AM
Sport – The Standard
Macauley Bonne set for new Leyton Orient deal

Talks are “progressing well” with Zimbabwe international striker Macauley Bonne about extending his contract at Leyton Orient, according to head coach Justin Edinburgh.

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Thursday, July 12, 2018

England’s ‘gutted’ stars look forward to bright future

Posted By: Valentin Valica - 3:36 AM
Sport: : BreakingNews.ie
England’s ‘gutted’ stars look forward to bright future
Gary Cahill has mixed feelings about Saturday’s play-off but is upbeat over what lies ahead for the Three Lions.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

He´s a great player – Vertonghen impressed by Mbappe

Posted By: Valentin Valica - 4:15 AM
Soccerway.com
He´s a great player – Vertonghen impressed by Mbappe
Belgium defender Jan Vertonghen praised exciting France teenager Kylian Mbappe.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

FIFA 19: 6 reasons why Cristiano Ronaldo deserves a massive downgrade and should not be the cover star

Posted By: Valentin Valica - 5:24 AM
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FIFA 19: 6 reasons why Cristiano Ronaldo deserves a massive downgrade and should not be the cover star

Cristiano Ronaldo may be the FIFA 19 cover star but does he deserve to be the best player on the game?

Here’s why the 33-year-old deserves to get a massive downgrade on FIFA 19.

He’s really slowed down

He only reached a top speed of 38.6kmph – making him the fastest player at the World Cup.

He just scores tap ins

He’s 33 and was not at his best last season

Only two 99-rated cards… Jeez.

He can’t dribble any more

Nope, definitely not.

He’s not in peak condition at age 33

Definitely shouldn’t be in the 90s for the ‘Physical’ traitGetty - Contributor

He doesn’t score as many goals

Just 49 this season. Pathetic.

Yeah, he definitely deserves a downgrade.

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Monday, July 9, 2018

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Is England’s run to the semi-finals the easiest in World Cup history?

Posted By: Valentin Valica - 3:36 AM
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Is England’s run to the semi-finals the easiest in World Cup history?

You can only play what is in front of you.

And so far England have dealt with pretty much every hurdle with efficiency and quality, Belgium aside.

But then we didn’t want or need to beat the Belgians and we might get our chance again in the final.

Paint this on my living room wallPA:Press Association

With euphoria sweeping over the nation in waves of ‘It’s coming home’ chants, there is one little whisper of realism.

The only caveat to England’s incredible run to the World Cup semi-final is that they haven’t actually played any of the big sides.

They haven’t beaten a team ranked above them yet and when they did play Belgium they lost.

So, is England’s route to the semi-final the easiest in World Cup history?

CLAIM YOUR FREE £20 BET Sun Bets have this brilliant offer when you sign up and bet a fiver An England goalkeeper saving a penalty, pinch meAFP

So far England, ranked 12th before the tournament started, beat Tunisia (ranked 21st), Panama (55th), lost to Belgium (3rd), then beat Colombia (16th) and Sweden (24th).

It’s not a list of international heavyweights but other than Panama there’s no minnows in there.

But is definitely no the easiest in World Cup history…

Italy 2006 CAMPIONESAP:Associated Press

Like England will do, Italy went all the way to win it and no one ever discusses who they played in the run-up.

Except me, in this article.

But when you cast an eye over their run to the semis it is in no way any harder than who England have faced.

Italy started the tournament ranked 13th and faced Ghana (48th), Czech Republic (2nd) and USA (5th) in the group stage.

There are two highly ranked countries but nobody would say either Czech Republic or USA were a better team than Italy when the tournament started.

Then came Australia (42nd) in the last-16 and Ukraine (45th) in the quarters – after that it was Germany and France.

Germany 2002 You’re looking at the all-time World Cup top scorer right hereGetty Images - Getty

Back when Germany were, you know, not getting knocked out in the group stages.

They made it all the way to the final in 2002 but couldn’t overcome Brazil to win it.

But they had possibly the easiest path to the semi-final and final in the tournament’s history.

It started with Ireland (15th), Saudi Arabia (34th) and Cameroon (17th) in the groups, before Paraguay (18th) then USA (13th) to make it to the semis.

Then in the semi-final they played South Korea (40th) to get a chance to win the World Cup.

It doesn’t get easier than that.

Brazil 1998 Name a more iconic duoGetty - Contributor

Another defeated finalist with a stroll to the showpiece game.

Brazil had the original Ronaldo in their ranks, were the number one team in the world and reigning world champions.

So their run of Morocco (13th), Scotland (41st) and Norway (7th) in the group stage was straightforward – despite losing to the Norwegians with their B-team (another similarity to England here).

Chile (9th) were no challenge in the last-16 before a tie against Denmark (27th) to reach the semis.

The moral of this article is that, if you win it or reach the final nobody will talk about the ‘easier’ opposition you faced on the way there.

Saturday, July 7, 2018

England World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide

Posted By: Valentin Valica - 4:00 AM
News – World Soccer
England World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide

England move into the round of 16 and after losing to Belgium, face Colombia in the next round.

England World Cup FixturesEngland beat Colombia on penalties to progress to the quarter-finals (Getty Images) England move into the round of 16 and after losing to Belgium, face Colombia in the next round.

Friday, July 6, 2018

Four Powerhouse Teams Battle For Semi-Final Spots

Posted By: Valentin Valica - 4:48 AM
News – World Soccer
Four Powerhouse Teams Battle For Semi-Final Spots

In an incredible days football, four brilliant teams battle for only two semi-final spots. Who will win?

Four Powerhouse Teams BattleVarane and France will go up against Suarez and Uruguay (Getty Images) In an incredible days football, four brilliant teams battle for only two semi-final spots. Who will win?

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Tough grandad Ken behind Jesse Lingard

Posted By: Valentin Valica - 4:24 AM
Sport – The Standard
Tough grandad Ken behind Jesse Lingard

IT may have been Harry Kane who captured England’s pride and joy with his hat-trick, but it was the smallest man on the pitch who won the heart of a […]

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Wednesday, July 4, 2018

QUIZ: Can you answer this extraordinarily tricky question about the 2018 World Cup?

Posted By: Valentin Valica - 4:48 AM
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QUIZ: Can you answer this extraordinarily tricky question about the 2018 World Cup?

Look, we’ve all watched the World Cup games.

BUT HAVE YOU REALLY WATCHED THE WORLD CUP GAMES?

This extraordinarily tricky question will test how closely you’ve been paying attention to the tournament.

It’s so fiendish that we doubt you’ll get 100 per cent but hey, you may as well give it a go! What have you got to lose!?

We’ve set the timer to 20 minutes as this is not one that you’ll want to rush.

Good luck!

Don’t worry if you didn’t get it — it’s a tricky one!

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Monday, July 2, 2018

Zimbabwe face red-hot Pakistan

Posted By: Valentin Valica - 4:24 AM
Sport – The Standard
Zimbabwe face red-hot Pakistan

The Zimbabwe cricket team will be looking to momentarily sweep in-house problems under the carpet and pull off an unlikely victory over top-ranked side Pakistan in a T20 tri-series opener […]

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Sunday, July 1, 2018

Bournemouth snap up Wales´ Brooks from Sheffield United

Posted By: Valentin Valica - 3:36 AM
Soccerway.com
Bournemouth snap up Wales´ Brooks from Sheffield United
David Brooks made his Football League debut last August and will be in the Premier League with Bournemouth from 2018-19.

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Women make World Cup telecast history in US, UK, Germany

Posted By: Valentin Valica - 4:30 AM
Football – Inquirer Sports
Women make World Cup telecast history in US, UK, Germany
Women make World Cup telecast history in US, UK, Germany

MOSCOW — The men’s World Cup is notable for women. Fox’s Aly Wagner and Telemundo’s Viviana Vila are the first in-match analysts on U.S. television for soccer’s showcase. BBC’s Vicki Sparks is making a similar breakthrough in Britain and ZDF’s Claudia Neumann in Germany. “It took me 10 years. It was very disappointing that it […]

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Friday, June 29, 2018

Irish youngster Paudie O’Connor signs new deal at Leeds United

Posted By: Valentin Valica - 5:00 AM
Sport: : BreakingNews.ie
Irish youngster Paudie O’Connor signs new deal at Leeds United
Irish youngster Paudie O’Connor signs new deal at Leeds United
The Limerick native has penned a new deal keeping him at Elland Road until 2020.

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Soccer punters get a heavy beating

Posted By: Valentin Valica - 5:15 AM
Sport – The Standard
Soccer punters get a heavy beating

ZIMBABWE is fast becoming or is now a football betting country with almost half, if not three-quarters, of the nation now relying on football betting for survival.

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Monday, June 25, 2018

Poland World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide

Posted By: Valentin Valica - 3:48 AM
News – World Soccer
Poland World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide

Robert Lewandowski is at his peak, but the Polish defence seems to leak goals with ease.

Poland World Cup FixturesFirst Place: Poland topped their group over Denmark by five points (Getty Images) Robert Lewandowski is at his peak, but the Polish defence seems to leak goals with ease.

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Swiss duo Xhaka and Shaqiri to face disciplinary proceedings over celebration

Posted By: Valentin Valica - 5:24 AM
Sport: : BreakingNews.ie
Swiss duo Xhaka and Shaqiri to face disciplinary proceedings over celebration
The pair celebrated goals by putting their hands together to form a double-headed eagle similar to the one on the Albanian flag.

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Neymar’s tears worry nervous Brazilians

Posted By: Valentin Valica - 4:33 AM
Football – Inquirer Sports
Neymar’s tears worry nervous Brazilians
Neymar's tears worry nervous Brazilians

Brazilians watched their team’s excruciatingly hard-fought win Friday over minnow Costa Rica in a cold sweat but it was Neymar’s hot tears that really made the footballing-mad nation sit up. “Neymar’s crying is the big news,” declared the Blog do Menon on the leading UOL Esporte website. The world’s most expensive footballer had just scored […]

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Friday, June 22, 2018

Zifa elections biased

Posted By: Valentin Valica - 4:36 AM
Sport – The Standard
Zifa elections biased

The Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) have increased the association’s presidential election fees from $5 000 to $5 500 with the candidates also forking out an additional $200 for the nomination […]

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Thursday, June 21, 2018

Denmark vs Australia LIVE World Cup 2018: Christian Eriksen starts - kick-off time, what channel, prediction, odds

Posted By: Valentin Valica - 4:54 AM
The Independent - Football
Denmark vs Australia LIVE World Cup 2018: Christian Eriksen starts - kick-off time, what channel, prediction, odds
Denmark vs Australia LIVE World Cup 2018: Christian Eriksen starts - kick-off time, what channel, prediction, odds
Follow all the latest news from the second round of fixtures in Group C

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Germany suddenly most vulnerable of World Cup top contenders

Posted By: Valentin Valica - 4:27 AM
Sportsnet.ca
Germany suddenly most vulnerable of World Cup top contenders
Germany suddenly most vulnerable of World Cup top contenders

Henry Bushnell with YahooSports! joins Dan Riccio and Randip Janda to keep tabs on the World Cup, where no team stood out because the favourites under-performed. Past champions have slipped up in the group stage, but Germany is the most vulnerable of the top contenders. The most impressive squad, in his eyes, has been England. “They have new feel about them.” He talks tactics for Spain, Brazil with and without Neymar, and second-tier teams that could threaten, notably Argentina.

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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Monday, June 18, 2018

Uruguay v Saudi Arabia: Centurion Suarez seeks World Cup redemption

Posted By: Valentin Valica - 4:30 AM
Soccerway.com
Uruguay v Saudi Arabia: Centurion Suarez seeks World Cup redemption
Uruguay and Luis Suarez struggled to get past Egypt in their World Cup opener, but Saudi Arabia could prove more agreeable opponents.

Saturday, June 16, 2018

There’s a spooky coincidence surrounding Cristiano Ronaldo’s hat-trick against Spain

Posted By: Valentin Valica - 4:33 AM
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There’s a spooky coincidence surrounding Cristiano Ronaldo’s hat-trick against Spain

Well bite my shoulder and call me Suarez, last night’s clash between Portugal and Spain was some match, huh?

The Iberian neighbours played out the game of the World Cup (we’re calling it already), with six goals scored and plenty of end-to-end drama.

Of course, Cristiano Ronaldo being the man he is took centre-stage with his brilliant hat-trick, which included that spectacular late free-kick that sealed a well-earned point for the Portuguese.

Reuters This is Ronaldo’s world and we’re just livin’ in it[/caption]

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But did you know that there was a rather spooky coincidence surrounding Ronaldo’s trio of goals?

Because not only did Ronaldo score his 51st career hat-trick, but it was also the 51st all-time hat-trick scored in the World Cup.

He also nabbed his three goals in the 4th, 44th and 88th minutes.

Talk about perfect symmetry, eh?

51 – Cristiano Ronaldo has scored his 51st career hat-trick (club and country), and his treble was also the 51st hat-trick scored in World Cup history. Symmetry. #PORESP #POR #ESP #WorldCup

— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) June 15, 2018

On top of that, everyone’s favourite tortilla-based Spain defender Nacho scored an absolute cracker to make the game 3-2 last night.

And naturally became the first defender to score from outside the box for Spain since Fernando Hierro managed it back in 1998, when Spain played Nigeria.

Getty Images - Getty Kick it hard, Nach[/caption]

Wait, Hierro, you say?

That’s right, Spain’s last-minute interim manager at the World Cup, after they sacked Julen Lopetegui.

Illuminati confirmed? We think so. 

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Friday, June 15, 2018

Griezmann says he is staying at Atletico Madrid

Posted By: Valentin Valica - 3:57 AM
Sportsnet.ca
Griezmann says he is staying at Atletico Madrid
Griezmann says he is staying at Atletico Madrid

MADRID — Antoine Griezmann says he is staying at Atletico Madrid, putting an end to widespread speculation that the France forward would leave to join Spanish rival Barcelona.

Griezmann says Thursday that "I have decided to stay" at the end of a 45-minute television special called "The Decision," broadcast on Spanish TV station Movistar Plus.

The 27-year-old attacking player has scored at least 25 goals a season in the four campaigns he has played for Atletico, including two goals to lead Atletico’s 3-0 victory over Marseille in the Europa League final last month.

Griezmann revealed his decision while preparing for the World Cup in Russia. France plays its first match against Australia on Saturday.

Barcelona president Josep Bartomeu said last month that he had met with Griezmann’s agent in October.

Griezmann confirmed there was an offer from Barcelona during Thursday’s televised announcement he would remain at Atletico.

Griezmann is under contract with Atletico until 2022, but Barcelona has reportedly been prepared to pay his buyout clause of 100 million euros.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

2018 World Cup Kits Revealed

Posted By: Valentin Valica - 3:57 AM
News – World Soccer
2018 World Cup Kits Revealed

Take a look at what each team will be wearing at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

2018 World Cup Kits RevealedNigeria's World Cup kit is proving to be a fan favourite (Getty Images) Take a look at what each team will be wearing at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Lukaku on target again as Belgium demolishes Costa Rica

Posted By: Valentin Valica - 4:00 AM
Sportsnet.ca
Lukaku on target again as Belgium demolishes Costa Rica
Lukaku on target again as Belgium demolishes Costa Rica

BRUSSELS — A rampant Romelu Lukaku scored twice and set up a third goal as Belgium closed its World Cup preparations in style by demolishing Costa Rica 4-1 on Monday.

Dries Mertens opened the scoring for the Red Devils before striker Lukaku took his international tally to 36 in 69 matches with a volley and header either side of halftime.

Substitute Michy Batshuayi completed the Belgium scoring in the 64th thanks to a pass from Lukaku.

Eden Hazard tormented Costa Rica with his instant control and darting runs while fellow midfielder Kevin De Bruyne cut through the defence with his trademark incisive passing.

Hazard limped off in the 70th after a couple of tough challenges, but did not appear too badly hurt. Lukaku said after the match Hazard looked fine.

"He got a knock, but that happens to him a lot," Lukaku said of the midfielder who often endures rough treatment from defenders.

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Costa Rica, one of the surprise packages of the last World Cup where it reached the quarterfinals, took a surprise lead at King Baudouin Stadium through a Bryan Ruiz volley, but was outclassed for much of the match.

"We shouldn’t have conceded the goal, it can be tough to score at tournaments," Mertens said. "But we’ve proved today that we can play very good football."

The pick of the Belgium goals was Lukaku’s second, early in the second half.

Hazard started the move, fed De Bruyne, who threaded a perfectly weighted pass to Nacer Chadli. The midfielder looked up, saw Lukaku and Mertens in the middle, and chipped a cross toward them. Lukaku leapt in front of Mertens to power a header past Keylor Navas.

Belgium was again without centre back Vincent Kompany, who suffered a groin injury just over a week ago in a warmup against Portugal. Coach Roberto Martinez has given Kompany until the day before Belgium’s opening match in Russia, against Panama next Monday, to prove his fitness.

Belgium also plays Tunisia and England in Group G. England beat Costa Rica 2-0 in another warmup last week.

Costa Rica opens its World Cup campaign against Group E opponent Serbia before matches with Brazil and Switzerland.

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