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From WoW to Forewarned: The most popular mythical creatures, according to the internet

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With Halloween just past and winter setting in, some gamers are switching over to horror games to really get in the mood. And 2021 has produced some truly terrifying horror games already, including Resident Evil: Village (7th May), The Medium (28th January), and Forewarned (10th September). But from zombies to goblins, which mythical creatures pique gamers’ interest most?

Interested in finding out which mythical creatures are the most popular onlinemoney.co.uk scoured Reddit, TikTok, Instagram and Google to find the creatures that are generating the biggest buzz.

The results are as follows… 

 

Mythical creature 

Most popular on… 

Total popularity score (/100) 

#1

Dragon

Reddit

92

#2

Zombie

TikTok

91

#3

Unicorn

Instagram

90

#4

Vampire

TikTok

83

#5

Elf

Reddit

81

#6

Mermaid

TikTok & Instagram

78

#7

Fairy

Reddit

76

#8

Goblin

Reddit

68

#9

Medusa

Google

63

#10

Kraken

Google

51

Money.co.uk can reveal that the most popular mythical creature online is a dragon, finishing with a score of 92/100. Dragons have taken the gaming world by storm, featuring heavily in games like Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (2011)World of Warcraft (2004), and more classic franchises such as Spyro.

Ranking in second place are zombies with a popularity score of 91/100, and it was found that they are most popular on TikTok. The popularity for ‘zombies’ has skyrocketed in the past couple of decades, with notable games featuring zombies including Call of Duty: World at War: Zombies (2009), The Walking Dead (2012), and State of Decay 2 (2018). But tales of the reanimated dead can be traced back thousands of years, featuring in religious texts, magic and voodoo.

Not surprisingly due to its huge following in modern culture, unicorns rank as the third most popular with a total of 90/100. Unicorns feature heavily in children’s games, such as The Unicorn Princess (2019), but also Robot Unicorn Attack (2010) and Alice: Madness Returns (2011). Unicorns proved to be most popular on Instagram.

Fourth is the Halloween classic – a vampire. Vampires scored 83/100, and were most popular on TikTok. In fifth place are elves, scoring 81/100 which could be due to their prominence in modern culture such as the Lord of the Rings franchise and popular role-playing games like Dungeons and Dragons.

Salman Haqqi, personal finance expert at money.co.uk, commented on the findings: 

“Owning a mythical pet is a dream of many children, and even some adults – although we’d likely all steer clear of zombies and vampires in favour of dragons and unicorns. If you want the next best thing and are after a rare or exotic pet, here are some top tips to take into consideration before buying a new pet: 

1.       Do your research 

Before you go out and purchase the pet of your dreams, make sure you’ve thoroughly researched the legality and care requirements, as well as the time and money that goes into owning an exotic pet. 

2.       Look into insurance 
You may need to purchase specialist insurance for your exotic pet, and you will need to find out which local veterinary clinics will be able to cater for your pet and their needs. If your pet is particularly costly to buy or they need specialist care, your insurance premiums are likely to go up. 

3.       Pet-proof your home 

Although dogs, cats and other common pets can cause damage to your home and its contents, exotic pets with large claws or sharp teeth could cause more damage than you’d think. Remember, it’s your responsibility to keep your possessions safe, not your pet’s.”

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Kinguin Launches NFT Marketplace in Partnership with Immutable X

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Kinguin is launching its NFT marketplace, in partnership with Immutable X. Featuring 40+ collections and over 200,000 unique NFTs, it will give gaming and esports customers access to a vast array of exclusive NFT offerings.

The marketplace, built on top of the Immutable X protocol, is mixing the familiarity and practicality of web2 with the freedom and potential of web3. Kinguin offers its users the stability and security of an established digital goods marketplace. Some top NFT games like Gods Unchained, Guild of Guardians, PlanetQuest and Habbo Hotel will all offer NFTs on the marketplace, with more to be announced in the coming months.

But there’s more than just the high-quality content that will appeal to Kinguin’s vast community. Immutable X, created by Immutable and Starkware, is the technologically leading layer 2 scaling solution for NFTs on Ethereum. The combination of Immutable’s deep knowledge of blockchain technology with Starkware’s cutting-edge ZK-rollup technology, means the Kinguin NFT Marketplace will be lightning fast (at 9,000 TPS) and carbon-neutral, without compromising on security.

The partnership presents mass adoption opportunities for both developers and end-users. By combining Kinguin’s 13 million registered users with Immutable X’s scaling solution, you don’t have to compromise your assets’ security, transaction speed, gas fees and negative impact when diving deeper into NFT, making it easier to scale the game and NFT industries together.

Other features include a dedicated search option, making it easy for everyone to buy and sell NFTs. Users can also connect their MetaMask crypto wallet with the Kinguin NFT marketplace, a free hot wallet service available as a smartphone app or web browser extension. With that, every user can buy NFTs or deposit Ethereum for purchase purposes and also check their NFT balance.

Robert Kalbarczyk, Chief Operating Officer & Acting CEO at Kinguin said “We remain focused on our community’s interests and passions. With Play and Earn on the rise, this felt like the natural next step for us. We’re thankful to have partners that share our vision and we’re looking forward to working with Immutable X to offer our customers a range of exclusive NFT gaming assets.”

“We’re thrilled to welcome Kinguin’s 13 million users to Immutable’s open order book, and help power the next generation of mainstream gamers to truly own their in-game items,” said Robbie Ferguson, Co-Founder at Immutable. “This is an incredibly significant move — one of the powerhouses of digital goods trading from web2 is expanding their offering to NFTs, and they’ve chosen layer-2 Ethereum as the way to do it. We look forward to helping Kinguin scale this marketplace across hundreds of games and millions of players.”

The NFT marketplace may still be in early stages but long term plans are being considered to ensure its continuous evolution. As well as collaborations with big marketplaces, Kinguin also hopes, in time, to develop its own NFT games.

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Online Casino Games Tournaments

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Casino games are always fun and full of excitement, and online tournaments are designed to add a dose of adrenaline with the element of competition between participants. In this guide we will try to summarise the features of the main online casino game tournaments.

One thing all tournaments have in common is the payment of an entry fee to obtain a number of credits to use. Participants are then given a time frame, or alternatively a number of games, to compete directly against their opponents.

At the end of the allotted time or matches, the players with the most credits accumulated will win a share of the prize pool and shares of the winnings will be awarded according to the order in which they are ranked.

Although these are the most common mechanisms of online tournaments, you should always be sure to read the rules, as sometimes there can be important variations.

How to choose an online gaming tournament site

Most internet tournaments, such as online poker tournaments and slots tournaments, are characterised by large prize pools and strong competition. The motivation for gaming rooms to organise online tournaments is very often to attract new users through the emulative element and thus offer the games in a sporting way.

For players, the advantage is that they can enjoy themselves by paying small entry fees, with the ambition of being able to access rich prize pools in conditions where the element of luck is limited thanks to the large number of rounds that are played against other participants.

As a result of these considerations, when signing up for a site that offers online gaming tournaments at the most popular slots sites, it would be necessary to make a choice based on parameters that mediate personal preferences with the necessary features that every online casino should possess.

While there is little question about personal taste, we can advise users to consider certain essential aspects before registering. Let’s take a look at the points to consider.

Frequency of online gaming tournaments

Type of tournaments offered (esports tournaments, online poker tournaments, online slots tournaments)

  • Average amount of prize money
  • Loyalty programme of online games tournaments
  • Promotions and bonuses
  • Available payment methods
  • Brand reputation
  • AAMS ADM licence

Types of online tournaments

When it comes to online gaming tournaments https://777pokies.casino/tournaments you are exploring a territory full of options and variations. Generally online tournaments are organised for the most popular games but also for some newer ones such as blackjack tournaments, mixed casino games tournaments and live casino tournaments.

Generally, tournaments of popular games are offered several times a day, and special tournaments with guaranteed prize pools are organised weekly or monthly. For popular disciplines such as online poker, competitions are organised on a cyclical basis, starting at the same time and forming part of a series of events that compete for weekly, monthly or even yearly rankings; the winners of these rankings receive attractive prizes.

At certain times of the year, special tournaments are added to the casino schedule for major holidays such as Christmas, Easter or the summer holidays. Of course, during these times there are also tournaments for less popular games such as Sic Bo online, Baccarat and Roulette.

It also happens that there are tournaments organised for the launch of a new game added to the casino, or tournaments reserved exclusively for players who have reached particular goals proposed by the operators and for which entry is free, as well as being by invitation only.

Games available in online casino tournaments

As mentioned above, there are many games for which you can find online tournaments, so let’s try to list some of them with a brief description:

Slot machine tournaments

They can be for a specific slot machine or they can cover several titles at once; sometimes they are organised by certain software providers (e.g. NetEnt, Playtech or Microgaming). Even if they are slot machines, jackpots are deactivated during a tournament.

Online poker tournaments

The largest number of online poker tournaments are poker tournaments, where thousands of players compete for the ultimate prizes in Texas Hold’em, Omaha, HORSE and many other variations. Another type of online poker tournament is that of video poker tournaments, which is less common to encounter and is a distinct category.

Blackjack tournaments

Blackjack, which is one of the most popular games in online casinos, is also played in tournaments where players sitting at the table compete against the dealer to win individual hands and against other participants to accumulate more credits in order to eliminate their opponents from the competition.

Roulette tournaments

These games are very similar to blackjack tournaments, but there are many variations: French roulette, American roulette, European roulette and alternative roulette.

Live Casino Tournaments

The same considerations made for blackjack and roulette apply to live casino tournaments as well, the only difference being that tournaments are streamed live and can be structured for any of the titles present in the live casino rooms, i.e. blackjack, roulette, baccarat, casino hold’em etc.

Mixed games tournaments

Involve a number of different games in the same structure in which you participate in a pre-established manner and at pre-established times. For these special tournaments, it is always best to read the rules carefully in order to understand how to participate and how to win.

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Apex Legends Mobile version Launched in India | Quotes From ESFI, Qlan & Alpha Zegus

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As per the recent announcement by EA, the Apex Legends Mobile version launched in India. The battle royale game is finally ready to be unleashed for smartphone gamers on Android and iOS from today. Apex Legends is a free-to-play battle royale-hero shooter game developed by Respawn Entertainment and published by Electronic Arts.

 

Some statistics around the game globally:

On April 14, 2021, Respawn announced that Apex Legends has hit100 million players in total. This will have been boosted largely thanks to the release of the game on Steam and Nintendo Switch. The milestone is an important achievement for the battle royale over two years after it launched on Feb. 4, 2019.

In regards to their announcement, please find below the quotes of our clients, we request you to add this to your story if you are planning any around it.

Mr Lokesh Suji, Director, Esports Federation of India & Vice President of the Asian Esports Federation (AESF):

The launch of the mobile version of the free-to-play battle royale-hero shooter game Apex Legends is going to be a game-changer for the esports title in our country. The battle royale genre games have a huge player base in India and the title gets a major boost with more than 300 million mobile gamers in India. The first reactions from both professionals and casual gamers will be critical as this will reflect on the overall acceptance of Apex Legends mobile in India. Also, publishers need to look at the Indian market seriously by hosting major tournaments for our esports athletes.

Mr Sagar Nair, Co-Founder & CEO, Qlan, The Gamer’s Social Network:

Apex Legends Mobile launch is a very significant step towards tapping the Indian gaming ecosystem as mobile titles are big in India as they facilitate easier connectivity and accessibility for users and leverage the power of the mobile-first ecosystem of the country. With more than 100 million players already playing this battle royale game globally, the publisher needs to aggressively tap the Indian esports industry by hosting multiple tournaments and get it accessible easily for the third party tournament organisers which will fuel the game’s popularity in the region. The battle royale genre is among the favourites in the Indian esports circuit and as per the latest Newzoo report, India is among the emerging market which dominates mobile esports titles.

Rohit Agarwal, Founder & Director, Alpha Zegus, the next-gen marketing agency specializing in the domains of gaming & lifestyle:

With the launch of Apex Legend Mobile Version, it’s clear that companies that initially made AAA titles for PC/Console are now seeing the need to adapt to the rapidly growing mobile gaming market. It’ll also help bridge a critical gap, where mobile players would want to try out the PC version for a more immersive experience after playing the mobile version, and vice versa. Lastly, if this game becomes cross-platform play, it’ll be a game-changer.

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