Connect with us

Sports News

Ali-A Discovers a New Way to Add More Superheroes in Fortnite

mm

Published

on

Find Out Which Keyboard Every Fortnite Pro Is Using

The introduction of customization in Fortnite Battle Royale has brought out the Superhero in players. The recent design change for the characters available in Boundless Superheroes has opened up several avenues for creative designers. The likeness of each Superhero can be customized like icons of popular culture. 

Image Courtesy – Fortnite Youtube

The recent collaboration with Marvel has brought the Avengers to the Fortnite Island, along with the imminent threat of Galactus. 

His troops have already landed, players have come across the Galactus Gorger. However, the only available Superheroes at a player’s disposal belong to the Marvel Universe. 

Well, not anymore, Ali-A demonstrated in a video how to break this boundary. The customizable superheroes can be transformed in any manner to make them look like DC heroes as well. 

The customization allows the player to change almost everything, even add an eye glow for the characters. That makes it easy for the Man Of Steel to join the fight against Galactus. 

Similarly, players can customize their characters to match the likeness of Spider-Man, Flash, Green Lantern, and more. 

This is a treat for the younger section of the community as they can have the best of both worlds. It also poses a major question to the community. Why is Fornite adding so many superheroes and mythic abilities? 

READ MORE- WATCH: SypherPK Shows Off the Rarest Gun in Fortnite

Fortnite gearing up for a major end season showdown

Image Courtesy – Fortnite Youtube

There are two ways of expressing the motive behind the current predicament. Firstly, Epic Games is trying its best to make Fornite more than just a game.

Their aim is to make Fornite a representational platform, not only for players but for everyone. This is one of the finest marketing ideas in all of gaming history. 

The content reason is related to a massive end season live event. The collaboration with Marvel has seen a rise in the number of new players in Fortnite. Perhaps this will help lure in more players. At the same time, it will also serve as a measure to defeat Galactus. 

Like Captain America says, “together.” A large section of the community believes that players will come together and use the mythic abilities to defeat Galactus. Reasonably, that would be the best way to honor the Avengers in Fortnite. 

mm

Christine founded Sports Grind Entertainment with an aim to bring relevant and unaltered Sports news to the general public with a specific view point for each story catered by the team. She is a proficient journalist who holds a reputable portfolio with proficiency in content analysis and research.

Christine founded Sports Grind Entertainment with an aim to bring relevant and unaltered Sports news to the general public with a specific view point for each story catered by the team. She is a proficient journalist who holds a reputable portfolio with proficiency in content analysis and research.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Sports News

Giancarlo Stanton can shed playoff choker legacy like Alex Rodriguez did

mm

Published

on

Giancarlo Stanton can shed playoff choker legacy like Alex Rodriguez did

It can happen.

Giancarlo Stanton, set to launch his third Yankees postseason on Tuesday, can overcome his history, his streakiness, his physical fragility and any other obstacles that stand in the way of meeting the expectations that accompanied him to The Bronx nearly three years ago.

It can happen because if Alex Rodriguez blew up a similar narrative after a far longer and more arduous journey through the pinstriped griddle, then his fellow Most Valuable Player Stanton can follow A-Rod’s lead.

“There’s no question that there is pressure, and it’s hot in the kitchen because it is New York City. You have the smartest, most demanding fans in sports,” A-Rod told The Post in a telephone interview this weekend. “With that, being a Yankee, like The Boss would always tell us, it’s championship or bust every year.”

Comparing A-Rod to Stanton doesn’t quite represent an apples-to-apples case. Rodriguez, in the middle of a 10-year, $252 million contract when he joined the Yankees in 2004, performed extremely well for the Mariners in the 1997 and 2000 postseasons, although Seattle didn’t advance to the World Series either year. Stanton, in the middle of a 13-year, $325 million contract when he joined the Yankees in 2017, never reached October with the Marlins, his original team.

Yankees MLB playoffs 2020 Giancarlo Stanton
Giancarlo Stanton, Alex RodriguezN.Y. Post: Charles Wenzelberg (2)

A-Rod’s first postseason series as a Steinbrenner family employee went swimmingly, as he slashed .421/.476/737 to help the Yankees overcome the Twins in the 2004 American League Division Series. What happened after that, however, essentially erased that brilliance from the court of public opinion’s records.

“I’ve lost years of my life and have gray hairs with ’04,” A-Rod said, referring (naturally) to the Yankees’ ALCS collapse to the Red Sox that year. “There’s not a day of my life that I don’t think about ’04, and it haunts you forever.”

For Stanton, it’s that first real swim in the deep end (putting aside the 2018 AL wild-card game) that has largely come to define him. Against the Red Sox (those guys again) in the ’18 ALDS, the behemoth posted a dreadful .222/.222/.222 slash line, managing just four singles in 18 at-bats while striking out six times as the Yankees went down meekly to their rivals. Last year, to add injury to insult, he posted a considerably better .231/.389/.426, yet that came in just five of the Yankees’ nine playoff games, as he missed the rest (including the season-ending ALCS Game 6 loss to the Astros in Houston) due to a strained right quadriceps.

“There’s not a day of my life that I don’t think about ’04, and it haunts you forever.”

 – Alex Rodriguez

“I think every player deals with pressures across the board, whether you’re a young player trying to establish himself. Whether you’re a highly paid star player,” Aaron Boone said Sunday, in response to a question whether the pressure hovering over Stanton served as an obstacle to October success. “This game comes with pressure, and certainly in the postseason.”

A-Rod followed the team’s ‘04 nightmare, during which he contributed one single in 15 at-bats and committed the infamous “Slap play,” with underwhelming performances the subsequent three years as the Yankees lost the ALDS each season. He finally lost his “October choker” label in 2009, when he delivered huge hits in each round — including a pair of game-tying, late-inning home runs — and slashed a ridiculous .365/.500/.808 for the month, homering six times. That capped a season dramatic even for A-Rod’s high standards, as he began it by confessing to past illegal performance-enhancing drug usage and then underwent a serious hip procedure that caused him to miss the first month-plus of that season.

Yankees MLB Playoffs 2020
Alex Rodriguez’s infamous “slap play” from Game 6 of the 2004 ALCS, when he knocked the ball out of Red Sox pitcher Bronson Arroyo’s glove.AP

Those adversities, A-Rod says now, liberated him in a way — especially when he was relieved to discover the hip surgery wouldn’t shorten his career — and made his breakout October possible.

“When I came back, I was literally playing with house money,” Rodriguez said. “I wanted to go out and contribute. I didn’t need to lift the team. I didn’t need to be great.”

Stanton, who leads a far more vanilla existence than A-Rod, has dealt with comparably pedestrian hurdles, his injuries less livelihood-threatening and his on-field travails not generating massive clicks. Nevertheless, A-Rod sees a parallel between himself and Stanton.

“I think the one thing that is a common denominator [between us] is he’s had some tough injuries,” Rodriguez said. “He’s set up beautifully here in this postseason for three reasons.”

Those reasons, as per A-Rod:

1. Going back to California, Stanton’s home state, for the ALDS and ALCS if the Yankees can defeat the Indians in the wild-card round.

2. The absence of fans, who have been particularly unforgiving of Stanton in The Bronx: “He can get in a zen moment and go off.”

3. “He really has nothing to lose. The year has been a wash because of injuries. He has the opportunity to have one big moment, and he can be a hero forever.”

In his second straight health-challenged season, Stanton put up a strong .250/.387/.500 line while playing in only 23 games. He slashed .200/.300/.400 in nine games back from the injured list (strained left hamstring).

“I thought his first several games when he came back off the IL, he was exactly where he left off,” Boone said. “Really controlling the strike zone. Really quality at-bats. Hard contact. And then he had a few games, mostly in Buffalo there, where I felt like he … struggled. I felt like we saw some encouraging things [Saturday] from him, getting in better counts, obviously smoking the double and having the walk.

“Hopefully, he’s in a place where he can go impact like we know he’s capable of in the postseason.”

As for Stanton, his words last week echoed some of A-Rod’s sentiments: “Just to be out there contributing at all is big for me, for how these past years have been. I’m right there battling with the guys. Where I’ve always wanted to be. I’m happy doing that.”

Think of how happy he, his teammates and Yankees fans can be if that contentment can lead to October excellence. It may not happen, but it can.

mm

Christine founded Sports Grind Entertainment with an aim to bring relevant and unaltered Sports news to the general public with a specific view point for each story catered by the team. She is a proficient journalist who holds a reputable portfolio with proficiency in content analysis and research.

Continue Reading

Sports News

Monday Night Football FanDuel Picks: NFL DFS lineup advice for Week 3 Chiefs-Ravens single-game tournaments

mm

Published

on

Monday Night Football FanDuel Picks: NFL DFS lineup advice for Week 3 Chiefs-Ravens single-game tournaments

The Monday Night Football contest between the Chiefs and Ravens should be one of the better prime-time games of the NFL season. Both teams have high-powered offenses led by recent MVPs Lamar Jackson and Patrick Mahomes, and they’re surrounded by a ton of weapons, as well. That should provide us with plenty of lineup possibilities in our FanDuel single-game DFS lineup for MNF.

We’re stacking up on the Chiefs passing game and banking on some rushing yards for the Ravens in this one. And, oh yeah, we’re absolutely making sure that we have both quarterbacks in our lineup because if this turns into a shootout, their ceilings are ridiculously high.

MORE MNF: DraftKings Showdown Lineup

FanDuel Single-Game Picks: Ravens vs. Chiefs

MVP (1.5x points): Tyreek Hill, Chiefs ($13,500)

Both of the quarterbacks in this game will probably be the highest-owned MVPs, and while they are certainly solid starts in this role, we’re going in a different direction. Hill is a massive deep threat, and though he’s facing Baltimore’s strong secondary, he’s always a threat to rip off huge chunks of yardage. If he can log a couple of long catches and grab a TD, he could pay off pretty easily in this slot and gives us a bit of lineup differentiation at the top. That could be key to cashing in tournaments, though one of the QBs is probably the better play here in cash games.

FLEX: Lamar Jackson, Ravens ($16,500)

We may be fading the QBs and MVPs, but we’re not fading them entirely. Jackson still profiles as a good start against a Chiefs defense that just allowed 300 passing yards and a rushing TD to Justin Herbert. Jackson could scramble for quite a bit of yardage and has completed 77.6 percent of his passes to date. He has a high floor and a high ceiling, so he should do well here, andnd if you really want to make a QB your MVP, roll with Jackson over Mahomes due to his rushing floor.

FLEX: Patrick Mahomes, Chiefs ($16,000)

If we have Hill in the lineup, we’re going to want his quarterback, too. Mahomes has five TDs on the season and scrambled for 54 yards last week. He may have to run a bit on this tough Ravens defense, so his floor is a bit higher than usual.

FLEX: Demarcus Robinson, Chiefs ($7,000)

Because we’re spending up for both quarterbacks, we have to spend down a little for some potential contributors. Robinson’s numbers this year aren’t impressive, but he does have 10 targets and has had some opportunities to catch TDs. We’ll bank on him potentially scoring to pay off his low-level price tag, especially with Sammy Watkins (concussion) questionable for the game.

FLEX: Gus Edwards, Ravens ($6,500)

The Ravens rushing attack is one of the best in the league, but they mix up their backs so much that it’s hard to predict who will be the leader each week. Edwards is a good bet at this price after he ran the ball 10 times for 73 yards against the Texans. So long as he gets enough touches, he should exceed this value.

mm

Christine founded Sports Grind Entertainment with an aim to bring relevant and unaltered Sports news to the general public with a specific view point for each story catered by the team. She is a proficient journalist who holds a reputable portfolio with proficiency in content analysis and research.

Continue Reading

Sports News

Eagles benching Carson Wentz would be ‘knee-jerk reaction,’ Doug Pederson says

mm

Published

on

Eagles benching Carson Wentz would be 'knee-jerk reaction,' Doug Pederson says

The Eagles will not be benching Carson Wentz despite his early-season struggles, no matter how much Philly fans want to see Jalen Hurts on the field more. Eagles head coach Doug Pederson pushed aside the idea of benching Wentz while speaking on his weekly radio show Monday morning. 

“You don’t go there,” Pederson said on SportsRadio 94WIP. “That’s a knee-jerk reaction.”

Pederson’s comments come after the Eagles tied the Bengals in Week 3, 23-23. Philadelphia lost its first two games before the tie, and Wentz has thrown two intereceptions in each of the Eagles’ first three contests while also losing one fumble. But Pederson also probably has a few points working in his favor when it comes to keeping Wentz as his starting quarterback.

MORE: What’s wrong with Carson Wentz?

Carson Wentz’s contract isn’t benchable

Wentz signed a new contract in June 2019. Beginning in 2021, that extension has a cap hit of more than $30 million for each year through 2024. His salary averages out to $32 million per year. 

Teams don’t just bench quarterbacks earning that much money. Wentz will have the sixth-highest cap hit of any quarterback (and therefore any NFL player) in 2021, and the names around him on the list (Matthew Stafford, Jared Goff, Russell Wilson) won’t be benched any time soon. An NFL team making that much financial investment in even a temporary backup would likely lose some front-office folks their jobs. The Eagles are already reportedly down for more than $100 million in guarantees to Wentz on the new deal, so cutting ties quickly would be a huge sunk cost.

Stafford was the most recent big-money quarterback to get benched, with backup Dan Orlovsky taking over for Stafford after he’d thrown three interceptions against the Cardinals in 2015. At that point, Stafford was a $50-million man, due less than half the money Wentz is, and Stafford still made it back to get another big contract and be an established starter once again.

Is Jalen Hurts ready?

Hurts is exciting. The Eagles unexpectedly took him in the second round after Hurts’ graduate transfer season at Oklahoma went extremely well. But every quarterback at OU under Lincoln Riley seems to play well, so whether Hurts is a sure-thing NFL quarterback can’t just be gleaned from that. 

The sample size is extremely small, but Hurts did make it on the field for three snaps in both Week 2 and Week 3. He got his first two NFL carries in Week 3, taking them for a combined eight yards. The Eagles have yet to have Hurts attempt a pass. 

Hurts was always going to be a project. His passing skills at Alabama before his transfer didn’t look NFL-level, and the adjustment to an NFL offense could still take time for Hurts with the truncated offseason. The only other QB on the Philadelphia roster is Nate Sudfeld, and Wentz won’t be benched for him. And for Wentz to be benched for Hurts, the rookie would actually have to be ready to lead an NFL offense.

Eagles’ offensive line is more to blame

Wentz was sacked eight times in Week 1, then three times in Week 3. In Week 2, he wasn’t sacked because he shortened his passing aim, even keeping noted deep-threat DeSean Jackson at a much-below-average 10 yards per catch because there was simply no time to wait and throw down the field.

Lane Johnson is coming off ankle surgery, and while he’s back active, that’s not an easy injury for an offensive tackle to return to 100 percent from. Future Hall of Famer Jason Peters is 38 years old and on the decline. Beyond those two and Jason Kelce at center, the Philadelphia offensive line is young and inexperienced — and that was made worse by Andre Dillard’s season-ending biceps injury before opening day. 

Wentz’s best NFL season was 2017, when he threw 33 touchdowns and the Eagles went 11-2 in his starts. That’s also the completed season that Wentz was sacked the fewest times in his pro career (28 times in 13 games). This year’s current pace would see Wentz sacked 58 times, by far a career-worst mark.

So Pederson is right that the Eagles wouldn’t be smart to bench Wentz right now. He probably won’t spend much time on the bench this season, assuming he stays healthy. But Wentz will probably spend a lot of time on his backside.

mm

Christine founded Sports Grind Entertainment with an aim to bring relevant and unaltered Sports news to the general public with a specific view point for each story catered by the team. She is a proficient journalist who holds a reputable portfolio with proficiency in content analysis and research.

Continue Reading

Trending