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Riot confirm a new wave of Valorant bans is coming

Riot Games developers took to Reddit and announced that they plan to take care of the recent surge of cheaters in Valorant.

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Valorant is being plagued by an increasing number of cheaters and smurf accounts, so Riot devs have made it clear to fans on Reddit that they’ve noticed the problem, and made plans to deal with it.

There is a plethora of new Valorant content on the way, such as new agents and abilities, so there is a lot to be excited about in the future. However, cheating and smurfing are two major issues that Riot Games are still dealing with.

One player decided to get answers from the developers. After a Reddit thread about the issue blew up, one of the devs finally responded to fan questions and explained the planned solution.

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Riot devs respond to Valorant cheating

Reddit user PeteyySD started the thread, where they vented their frustration at the “surge in cheaters” in the game in recent months.

The player made it clear that anytime they reported a cheater, they would show up again in different games. Riot developer, RayKay, took notice of this and issued a response, reassuring fans that Riot plans to implement some serious anti-cheat measures this year.

RayKay said, “Hey sorry about the cheating we are aware and bans are incoming. While we can never stop all cheating we want to make sure that it does not effect your ranked progress.

Our team is looking to make many improvements this year based on the feedback we received and hard lessons we learned last year. Keep those reports and feedback coming.”

There was another question about whether or not players will be able to get back lost MMR from games that have been infested by cheaters, or have their ranks brought back to their original spots. Unfortunately, that isn’t something the developers are focusing on.

Raykay explained, “that is a cool idea, that is something we would like to do but got some bigger priorities in front of it right now.” While we’re relieved that Riot will be making some changes, they haven’t come up with a proper fix yet.

It’s good to know that the developers are taking this matter seriously. Hopefully, we’ll get a solution soon. Until then, the best we can do is report unfair play whenever we come across it.

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How to get Ali-A Icon Series skin in Fortnite: Release date, bundle, free Ali-A Spray, more

Ali-A is the latest Fortnite creator to arrive as an Icon Series skin, so here’s how to get his bundle and unlock the free Ali-A Spray.

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Ali-A Icon Series skin in Fortnite

Fortnite’s top content creators such as Ninja and ChicaLive get their own skins in-game, and Ali-A is the next to receive an Icon Series set. Here’s how to get Ali-A’s bundle, as well as how to get a free Spray.

While Fortnite is known for its crossovers with film, TV, and other video games, they also collaborate with celebrities and content creators as part of the Icon Series. Some of Fortnite’s biggest streamers have arrived, with Ninja, LazarBeam, Loserfruit, and more all available as playable skins.

YouTuber Alastair ‘Ali-A’ Aiken has been announced as the next Icon Series skin, so here’s how to get Ali-A in Fornite, as well as all of the associated cosmetics and free Spray.

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How to get Fortnite Ali-A skin

Fortnite’s Ali-A Icon Series skin arrives in Fortnite’s Item Shop where players can purchase it with V-Bucks, but it’s also available early through May 18’s Ali-A Cup.

The Ali-A Cup is a Zero Build Duos event where the top placing teams will get their hands on the Ali-A Outfit and Ali-Tech Backplate Back Bling before it arrives in the Item Shop. Also, those who earn at least eight points will unlock the Ali-A Army Emoticon.

Fortnite Ali-A sapphire and titanium outfit styles

When does Ali-A bundle come to Fortnite?

Ali-A’s Icon Series Set will hit Fortnite’s Item Shop on Thursday, May 19, 2022, at 5 PM PT / 8 PM ET / 1 AM BST (May 20). But, players can also unlock the skin itself on May 18 through the Ali-A Cup.

Epic Games haven’t confirmed when the Ali-A bundle will leave the Item Shop, but we recommend picking it up as soon as you can before it’s rotated out.

Fortnite Ali-A accessories

What’s included in Fortnite Ali-A bundle?

Fortnite’s Ali-A bundle brings the content creator to the game as a skin, where he has a ton of different styles. The Ali-A Icon Series set also features a Back Bling that doubles up as a Glider, a Pickaxe, Wrap, and Emote.

Here’s everything included in Fortnite’s Ali-A bundle:

  • Ali-A skin (Matroix, Ultra-Armor Matroix, Sapphire Paragon, Sapphire Paragon (Revealed), Titanium Tac, and Titanium Tac (Revealed) Styles)
  • Ali-Tech Backplate Back Bling (Ali-Tech Plasmawings alt Style)
  • Ali-Tech Plasmawings Glider (built into the Outfit)
  • Ali-Tech Staff Pickaxe
  • The Blue A Wrap
  • Lil’ Diplodoculus Emote
Fortnite Ali-A Was Here Spray

How to get free Ali-A Spray in Fortnite

Fortnite players can unlock the free Ali-A Spray by completing a challenge inside the Ali-A Experience island.

After the Quest goes live following the 20.40 update, players need to “Eliminate 15 opponents at the Ali-A Experience” and then they’ll unlock the Ali-A Was Here Spray. Players will have until May 29 to unlock it.

Here’s everything you need to do following Fortnite’s 20.40 update on May 17:

  1. Launch Fortnite
  2. Enter the Island Code: 5135-8778-2901
  3. Drop into the Ali-A Experience Island
  4. Pick up a weapon at the entrance and eliminate 15 opponents

For more Fortnite, there are even more ways to play on iPhone and iOS again, so you can check out how to play Fortnite on iPhone.

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FIFA 22 Ultimate TOTS: Release date & predictions

FIFA 22 Ultimate TOTS is set to end this year’s promo, here’s everything we know about it so far from the release date to likely players.

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FIFA 22 Ultimate TOTS

As is tradition, FIFA 22 Ultimate TOTS will close out this year’s Team of the Season event by celebrating the very best of the entire promo. Here’s when Ultimate TOTS will be released, and the players we’re expecting to show up.

Team of the Season is one of FIFA Ultimate Team’s most anticipated events, and FIFA 22 has certainly delivered so far. The Premier League and Bundesliga squads have conjured up some stellar cards, and La Liga is set to follow suit.

When all of the major leagues have been covered, EA likes to give FUT fans one last chance to burn their coins in pursuit of the highest-rated cards by dropping the Ultimate TOTS in packs.

Ultimate TOTS is confirmed to return once again in FIFA 22, so here’s everything you need to about when it’s released and the players expected to feature.

What is FIFA 22 Ultimate TOTS?

FIFA 21 Ultimate TOTS

Once all of the individual squads have been and gone, Ultimate TOTS brings back the very best cards from the whole promo and drops them into packs at the same time. 15 of the top performers from the 2021/22 season will come back, giving FUT fans one last chance to grab them before they leave.

The team is expected to be made up primarily of players from the five major leagues: Premier League, Bundesliga, La Liga, Ligue 1, and Serie A.

EA usually takes great care to make sure all bases are covered, so the Ultimate TOTS will feature players in all positions instead of just loading it with attackers.

FIFA 22 Ultimate TOTS release date

FIFA 22 TOTS Ultimate Team

According to the official schedule released by EA, FIFA 22 Ultimate TOTS will kick off on Friday, June 10, closing out this year’s promo with a bang.

The squad will remain in packs until the following Friday, and fans will be treated with special SBCs and objectives to complete. We’re also expecting plenty of lightning rounds through the week, so be sure to keep your eyes peeled on the FUT store.

FIFA 22 Ultimate TOTS predictions

FIFA 22 TOTS Ultimate Team

The individual Teams of the Season are still being released, but we can pick out players from Premier League and Bundesliga that are likely to make the cut.

We can also look ahead to the future squads and safely say that certain stars from those leagues are a shoo-in to be included in both their standalone league and the Ultimate TOTS.

So, take a look at our predictions for the FIFA 22 Ultimate TOTS:

  • Alisson Becker (Liverpool)
  • Achraf Hakimi (PSG)
  • Marquinhos (PSG)
  • Virgil Van Dijk (Liverpool)
  • Joshua Kimmich (Bayern Munich)
  • Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City)
  • Jude Bellingham (Borussia Dortmund)
  • Pedri (Barcelona)
  • Aurelien Tchouameni (AS Monaco)
  • Karim Benzema (Real Madrid)
  • Kylian Mbappe (PSG)
  • Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United)
  • Mohammed Salah (Liverpool)
  • Vinicius Junior (Real Madrid)
  • Christopher Nkunku (RB Leipzig)

We’ll update this page as and when EA unveils the full squad. For more on FIFA 22, check out everything we know about the Ligue 1 and Serie A TOTS.

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FIFA 22 Ultimate Team: Team of the Week 35 predictions: Messi, De Bruyne, Ben Yedder

FIFA 22’s Team of the Week 35 is set to drop on May 18, and we’ve predicted who will get an in-form card with major stat upgrades.

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FIFA 22 TOTW 35 predictions

There were plenty of memorable games and goals in the world of football last week. EA Sports are set to drop some new in-form players in packs, and here are the players we think will feature in FIFA 22 Ultimate Team’s Team of the Week 35.

Each and every week, EA drops the Team of the Week into FIFA 22 Ultimate Team to reward the stars who made the headlines in the previous round of fixtures.

The chosen squad of players receive a special card in packs for the next week for FUT fans to hunt down and use to improve their teams.

Next up is Team of the Week 35, so here are our predictions of who will be included in the next FUT TOTW lineup.

FIFA 22 TOTW 35 release date & time

PSG players in FIFA 22

FIFA’s Team of the Week drops weekly, so players can expect TOTW 35 to release on Wednesday, May 18, 2022, at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET / 6 PM GMT, with an announcement from EA usually coming shortly before.

TOTW cards replace the normal cards of the player in packs for the duration of the week, meaning that the upgraded card is the only version it’s possible to pack for seven days.

Each wave of in-forms remains in packs until they are replaced by the next Team of the Week on the following Wednesday.

FIFA 22 TOTW 35 predictions

Chelsea players celebrating in FIFA 22

Lionel Messi continued his strong end to the season by netting twice for Ligue 1 champions PSG in a 4-0 win over Montpellier. Meanwhile, FUT favorite Wissam Ben Yedder bagged an impressive hat-trick as Monaco saw off Stade Brestois 4-2, taking his side one step closer to clinching second place.

Over in the Premier League, Kevin De Bruyne put away four goals in a 5-1 victory over Wolves, as Manchester City look to edge Liverpool to the Premier League title. Finally, Leicester striker Jamie Vardy helped himself to four goals in two games this week, the first two in the 3-0 win against Norwich, followed by two in the 5-1 win over Watford

It’s worth noting that those likely to feature in the LaLiga TOTS won’t be picked this time around, meaning Vinicius Jr won’t feature.

We’ll have to wait until Wednesday to find out the official squad for Team of the Week 35, but, until then, here are our best predictions.

  • Lionel Messi – PSG – RW
  • Kevin De Bruyne – Manchester City – CAM
  • Wissam Ben Yedder – Monaco – ST
  • Jamie Vardy – Leicester City – ST
  • Luka Modric – Real Madrid – CM
  • Jonathan – Lille – ST
  • Wataru Endo – Stuttgart – CM
  • Jonas Hofmann – M’Gladbach – RM
  • James Tavernier – Rangers – LM
  • Jonathan Clauss – RC Lens – RWB
  • Alfonso Pedraza – Villareal – LB
  • Lukasz Fabianski – West Ham United – GK
  • Andy Delort – Nice – ST
  • Marcel Bar – 1860 Munich – LM
  • Sebastian Blanco – Portland Timbers – LM
  • Matteo Darmian – Inter Milan – RWB
  • Juanmi – Real Betis – LM
  • Raul Ruidiaz – Seattle Sounders – ST
  • Taiwo Awoniyi – Union Berlin – ST
  • Niki Maenpaa – Venezia – GK
  • Daizen Maeda – Celtic – LM
  • Karol Angielski – Radomiak – ST
  • Marc Schnatterer – SV Waldhof – RM

Those were our FIFA 22 Team of the Week 35 predictions. We update this page every seven days with the next batch of TOTW guesses, so be sure to check back here every week.

For more on FIFA 22 Ultimate Team, check out everything we know about the FIFA 22 Ligue 1 TOTS.

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