Limerick’s Rubberbandits confirmed for Electric Picnic

first_imgEmail Rubberbandits will play Electric PicnicLIMERICK’S Rubberbandits have confirmed a slot at this year’s Electric Picnic. The duo BlindBoy Boatclub and Mr Chrome along with Willie O’DJ will rock the Comedy Tent in what Rubberbandits are calling a “snakey post Edinburgh gig”.Their 2010 appearance at the Picnic was cited as the top pick of the event in a poll of Festival goers that year. Rubberbandits have released a video for new song ‘Fellas’. An ode to male sexual exploration, the lyrics to Fellas are the most explicit yet from the Limerick duo but the video has won over many fans and was retweeted by Dara O’Briain, Russell Brand, Frankie Boyle and Panti Bliss.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The duo’s Continental Fistfight show is currently running at Edinburgh Festival Fringe until August 25.The video can be found www.youtube.com and on www.facebook.com//pages/Rubberbandits Previous articleVomiting bugNext articleGarda looking for masked nursing home burglar Eric Fitzgeraldhttp://www.limerickpost.ieEric writes for the Entertainment Pages of Limerick Post Newspaper and edits the music blog www.musiclimerick.com where you can watch and listen to music happening in the city and beyond. WhatsApp New Limerick festival to rival Edinburgh Twitter Advertisement Linkedin Steve makes magical return to Electric Picnic Facebookcenter_img TAGSEdinburghFellasFrankie BoyleRubberbanditsRussell Brand Print RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Munster announce the signing of Haley from Sale Sharks Limerick Post Show | Willie O’Dea on Limerick and Rubberbandits NewsLimerick’s Rubberbandits confirmed for Electric PicnicBy Eric Fitzgerald – August 5, 2014 811 Why should I not have the right to vote for whom I want? Van Graan rings the changes for Edinburgh knockout game last_img read more

SUU Football’s Achebo Named To 2019 Community Service Team

first_img Brad James FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailFARMINGTON, Utah-Southern Utah football redshirt safety Somtochukwu Achebo was named to the Big Sky Conference’s Community Service team for the 2019 season.The award recognizes football student-athletes who have dedicated their time to the service of others and have gone above and beyond in making an impact on their campus and community.The Nigerian national posted six tackles and assisted in another stop on the season for the Thunderbirds. Written by Tags: Big Sky Conference/Somtochukwu Achebo December 3, 2019 /Sports News – Local SUU Football’s Achebo Named To 2019 Community Service Teamlast_img read more

This week in esports: MTG, KSV, HyperX and the OWL

first_imgAs we enter December, the month of festive cheer, the esports industry shows no sign of slowing down or letting us have a seconds rest. There has of course been an array of big news this week. MTG has launched an investment fund looking at online competitive gaming, VR, AR and esports companies whilst KSV Esports has expanded and acquired the League of Legends world champion roster Samsung Galaxy. Elsewhere HyperX has announced its first NBA 2k League sponsorship and the Overwatch League has handed a six month ban to a player before the competition has even started. MTG launches $30 million investment fund targeting online gaming, esports, VR and ARModern Times Group (“MTG”) has launched a $30 million (£22.3m) investment fund that is set to target both US and European online gaming companies.According to the report from Sports Business International, the fund will complement the broadcaster’s larger-scale acquisitions. The company intends to use the fund to invest in five to 10 companies per year over the next three years. The fund will be used to target companies that present “strategic value to the group” in the fields of online gaming, esports as well as gaming-focused virtual reality and augmented reality. MTG are best known in the industry for acquiring 74% of ESL back in 2015 and thus are no strangers to the world of esports.  Jørgen Madsen Lindemann, MTG President and CEO, said: “We are stronger than ever in our traditional markets, with exciting content that engages diverse audiences across multiple platforms and on every screen. At the same time, we are leading esports into the global mainstream, captivating hundreds of millions of online gamers, and creating video content that generates billions of views across the world.”Read the full article here.KSV Esports acquires Samsung GalaxyKSV esports, the organisation that holds the Overwatch League Seoul spot has today announced its expansion into League of Legends with the acquisition of recently crowned world champions Samsung Galaxy.Image Credit: LoL Esports // Riot GamesThe move now sees KSV compete across PUBG, Overwatch, League of Legends and Heroes of the Storm. League of Legends is arguably the biggest esport in the world, and Samsung Galaxy, the team acquired recently made history in their own right. They toppled and arguably ended the SK Telecom T1 dynasty by defeating Faker and co by three games to zero in the grand finals. Over 40,000 fans packed the Bird’s Nest Olympic stadium in Beijing and 60 million more online for the aforementioned final.In addition, KSV will open a Shanghai office to support the team’s operations in China. The release states that the opening will support “the extensive fan base of all of KSV’s teams throughout China”. Read the full article here.HyperX announces first NBA 2K League team sponsorshipHyperX has today announced its first NBA 2K team sponsorship, with news that it has become the official gaming headset partner of the future Dallas NBA 2K League team and the Dallas Mavericks. HyperX will work with the Dallas Mavericks at NBA home games. This’ll mean fans can expect plenty of ‘in-arena activities’ including digital signage, giveaways and concourse activities. This will be kicked off on December 2nd at the Mavericks vs LA Clippers game at the American Airlines Center in Dallas. NBA fans will have the opportunity to try out HyperX gear and play NBA 2K18 or Battlefront II games while using HyperX gaming headsetsWith the inaugural NBA 2K draft and season to begin in spring of 2018, HyperX is making itself known as a first mover in the space.Mark Cuban, Owner of the Dallas Mavericks and the Dallas NBA 2K league team commented: “We see the NBA 2K league as a great way to provide entertainment value and partnering with HyperX is a valuable part of our plan to build a competitive NBA 2K League team.“HyperX brings an abundance of experience in the gaming community and will be a valuable partner both on and off the court during esports tournaments and events.”Read the full article here.Overwatch League player banned for 30 matches before the season startsThe Overwatch League is yet to get underway, yet Blizzard have set a precedent for anyone that falls foul of their rules by banning Philadelphia Fusion’s Su-Min “Sado” Kim for the entirety of preseason and the first 30 matches of the inaugural season.The suspension comes after Kim has been found to breach the Blizzard End User License Agreement by participating in “account-boosting” schemes. Effectively, Kim has been paid to boost others skill level by playing on their accounts. It comes just days before the preseason for the inaugural Overwatch League gets underway and shows that Blizzard will take a heavy handed approach to anyone in breach of rules and regulations. 30 games when compared to traditional sports is a huge amount of time.One would assume that like in traditional sports, a format that Blizzard seems keen to replicate, Kim will continue to receive salary from his organisation but will be resigned to watching from the sidelines as the Fusion make their bid to become the first OWL champions. Read the full article here.last_img read more