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Esports

Interview: Kim Cauchi on Tekken Esports – Managing a Local Merge

For the most part, when discussing jobs in esports, many limit their understanding to professional players competing for glory at massive events. However, there’s so much more to the industry, including jobs in management. Locally, a number of esports organizations are managed by veterans in the scene – one such veteran is Kim Cauchi. Luckily

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Technology

Interview: Matthew Pulis on Software Engineering – Supporting Netflix and Marvel

Here at Playcon, technology is one of our three pillars of interest, besides esports and gaming. Accordingly, the world of software engineering is one with uses in multiple industries, including the likes of gaming and entertainment. Helping us garner some unique understanding on software engineering is a Maltese expert with experience working for Netflix and

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Game Development Gaming

Ryan Portelli wins gold in the NYX Game Awards

Ryan Portelli, a game developer from Malta, has achieved a remarkable feat by winning a Gold Award in the NYX Game Awards held in New York, USA. Portelli’s hard work, determination and passion for game development has earned him this prestigious award. Portelli’s winning entry was The Backrooms 1998, a PC Game in the Horror

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Gaming

Featured: Handheld Gaming Systems in 2023 – New Sony Device Incoming?

Rumour on the internet has it that Sony is developing a new Playstation handheld device. Indeed, handheld gaming systems in 2023 look to be all the rage with lots of competition going around. In this featured article, we’ll be taking a concise look at the state of handheld gaming systems in 2023 and what the

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Esports

Level Academy launch the GamingMalta Spring Series

Level Academy has announced the return of the GamingMalta Spring Series, promising a 2-month calendar of competitive esports tournaments with more than €2000 worth of prizes in cash, trophies, medals, and peripherals to be distributed. The full line-up of tournaments includes Tekken 7, League of Legends, Super Smash Bros, Rocket League, CS:GO, Valorant and Pokemon

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Gaming

E3 2023 is officially cancelled

The biggest annual expo for the video gaming industry, E3, has been postponed. After interruption due to Covid-19, the show was scheduled to resume this June in Los Angeles, however the US’s Entertainment Software Association (ESA) and events organizer Reedpop announced in a joint statement that it would no longer be taking place. Since 1995,

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Esports

Lyonidas is Malta’s Tekken representative to the IESF World Championship

After a series of six Tekken 7 tournaments organised by Level Academy, the final list determining Malta’s representative to the IESF World Championship has been compiled. The IESF World Championship will take place between the 24th August and 4th September in Iasi, Romania. The team at Playcon wished to congratulate Lyon Buhagiar (Lyonidas) on this

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Esports

Eden Esports launch a series of Dota 2 events – Pinnacle Cup: Malta Vibes

Eden Esports, in collaboration with GamingMalta and Pinnacle Esports, just launched a series of Dota 2 events called Pinnacle Cup: Malta Vibes. The cup will feature four online tournaments, each consisting of 40 teams in a Single Elimination bracket. The knockout format of the tournament will keep the stakes high throughout the event, making it

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Esports

ESL Pro League S17 Final Weekend Preview – Tickets Available Now!

Thanks to the collaboration between GamingMalta and ESL, the ESL Pro League is back on the Maltese islands. Indeed, the premier CS:GO tournament kicked off in February, and now the end is drawing near. Accordingly, in this featured article, we’ll be previewing this final weekend together which you can watch live at the InterContinental Malta,

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Technology

OpenAI’s ChatGPT creates playable videogame in just 60 seconds

The ability to create a complete, fully working game’s code with ChatGPT-4 means that the future has already arrived. Making simple games could herald a new age in game development as Microsoft’s OpenAI appears to have taken its machine learning chatbot to new heights. AI developer Pietro Schirano posted his interaction with the bot shortly

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