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Riot Games Announce Number of Activations To Keep Gamers Busy Throughout Ramadan

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This Ramadan, Riot Games Middle East and North Africa celebrates with a wide range of tailored Ramadan-themed experiences and competitions. From the tales of the Hakawaty, to the Ramadan competition streams -The Syamathon, this year’s holy month comes packed with activities uniting players all over the region through the love of gaming.

Experiences

In the spirit of togetherness and Ramadan gatherings, Riot Games launched the Riot Ramadan Tent, where players could chat and look for friends on a dedicated Discord server with separate channels for each game. Participants are encouraged to take part and enjoy the themed activities on the server, with appearances from community members and quizzes to test their knowledge on fan favourite games like VALORANT, League of Legends, and WildRift, as well as Legends of Runeterra and Teamfight Tactics.

Following iftar and daily Ramadan duties, gamers can gather every night on the Hakawaty channel on discord at 01:00 AM Dubai time, to listen to other gamers in their community share their unique League of Legends tales. Players will take turns each night telling stories and anecdotes and bonding over topics they love.

As for the Wild Rift fans, Riot Games invites players to tune in to the exclusive second season of Rift Nights. The late-night show will feature a surprise host interviewing famous personalities from the WildRift community, engage the listeners in casual gameplay sessions, and end the night with a merch giveaway segment.

Competitions

Paying homage to the traditional Ramadan fawazeer, Riot Games will give players a chance to test their knowledge about the different games through a series of fun trivia (Fawazeer Riot) every day of Ramadan, featuring questions that will revolve around League of Legends, Wild Rift, and VALORANT. Players can enter a specific channel on the discord server and engage with the trivia questions to try and maintain their position at the top of the leaderboard; those with the highest scores will get a chance to win incredible prizes by the end of the holy month.

To honour the spirit of kindness and friendship, Riot Games will launch a set of gameplay challenges around the concept of “Celebrating Goodness” for their trifecta of fan-favourite games (League of Legends, VALORANT, and WildRift) focused on wholesome gaming, and exemplary team fights. For League of Legends and WildRift, the challenges will be posted on social media encouraging players to submit these beautiful moments that embody the spirit of kindness, the top submissions will receive special prizes relating to their relevant game. As for VALORANT, the challenges will be launched on Riot Games’ UGC platform (Take Your Shot), with three winners selected per challenge and rewarded with Valorant points.

Focusing on one of Ramadan’s key teachings, Riot Games also launched a challenge known as #TiltFreeRamadan. The streaming competition features 15 influencers (9 of which will be playing VALORANT, and 6 will be playing League of Legends) who will attempt to control their anger to promote a positive gaming experience and genuine interactions within the gaming community. Each day, one of the influencers’ streams will be monitored, and those who kept it tilt-free, will receive a special package from Riot Games. As a special surprise, gamers will be able to watch hilarious takes of their favourite players trying to hold back their gaming rage on Riot Games’ social media channels.

Finally, Riot Games has announced a thrilling series of tournaments called Ramadan Stars. Players will engage in challenging game play and advance to the grand finals where they could be playing against a regional streamer, Rioter, pro player, influencer, or even a surprise public figure (the Final Boss). The tournaments will differ based on which game the players are into and will be organised on the Riot Games Ramadan Discord server. The famous boss will be announced one day in advance with a surprise twist to make it harder for them to face their opposing stars.

“We are proud of the communities that our games have created, and value the spirit of collaboration and teamwork,” said Luciano Rahal, Marketing Communications and PR lead at RIOT Games MENA. “Which is why at Riot Games we are excited to announce our Ramadan activities and tournaments to unite our loyal gamers under the umbrella of kindness and unity. We are thrilled to take part in celebrating this holy month with our community and hope to continue spreading positive gameplay and interconnection.”

About Riot Games:
Riot Games was founded in 2006 to develop, publish, and support the most player-focused games in the world. In 2009, Riot released its debut title, League of Legends, to worldwide acclaim. League has gone on to be the most-played PC game in the world and a key driver of the explosive growth of esports.

As League enters its second decade, Riot continues to evolve the game while delivering new experiences to players with VALORANT, Legends of Runeterra, Teamfight Tactics, League of Legends: Wild Rift, and multiple work-in-progress titles, while exploring the world of Runeterra through multimedia projects across music, comic books, TV, and more. Founded by Brandon Beck and Marc Merrill, Riot is headquartered in Los Angeles, California, and has 2,500+ Rioters in 20+ offices worldwide.

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Taylor Swift, Kim Kardashian, Harry Styles And More Hit Out At US Abortion Decision

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Celebrities including Taylor Swift, Kim Kardashian and Harry Styles have reacted in horror and outrage over US lawmakers’ decision to make abortion illegal in parts of the USA.

A backlash was sparked on Friday when the US Supreme Court voted to overturn the landmark 1973 cast Roe v Wade which had made abortion legal across America when it was originally ruled upon.

With laws on the topic of abortion now reverting to a State level, women in some States could now be prosecuted if they get an abortion.

A number of high profile stars have taken to social media to express their shock over the decision – and their fears on what this will mean for women’s freedoms and the health and safety of those who wish to terminate a pregnancy.

Taking to Twitter32-year-old Taylor wrote: “I’m absolutely terrified that this is where we are – that after so many decades of people fighting for women’s rights to their own bodies, today’s decision has stripped us of that.”

Showing his support for women in the USA, Harry, 28, tweeted: “I’m absolutely devastated for the people of America today. Check on your friends. Look after each other. We’re all in this together, and the fight is just beginning. A truly dark day for America.”

Meanwhile, on InstagramKim Kardashian, 41, highlighted the ruling and expressed her own shock, writing in an Instagram Stories post: “In America, guns have more rights than women.”

TV star Sophia Bush, 39, expressed her concern women’s health will suffer in light of the ruling, tweeting: “They will never end abortion. Only safe abortion. This is not about life. It’s about control. Those motherf–kers.”

While Oscar winner Viola Davis, 56, hit out at the ruling, tweeting: “And so it goes….Gutted. Now more than ever we have to use our voice and power! WE the people.”

The overturning of Roe v. Wade has sent shockwaves around the globe – with chart topping star Billie Eilish taking time out of her Glastonbury headlining set on Friday night to address the drama.

The 20-year-old said: “The song we’re about to do is I think one of the favourites that we’ve written and it’s about the concept of power and how we need to always remember how not to abuse it.https://get-latest.convrse.media/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.mirror.co.uk%2F3am%2Fcelebrity-news%2Ftaylor-swift-kim-kardashian-harry-27324958&cre=center&cip=17&view=web

“And today is a really, really dark day for women in the US. I’m just going to say that as I cannot bear to think about it any longer in this moment.”

While British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, 58, slammed the US Supreme Court’s decision, saying: “I think it is a big step backwards.”

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Suspect Arrested In Lil Tjay Shooting

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A suspect has been arrested in connection with the shooting of Lil Tjay.

Mohamed Konate of New York was taken into custody on Wednesday and is facing three counts of first-degree attempted murder, along with armed robbery and weapons charges, announced the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office.

Lil Tjay, whose real name is Tione Merritt, was shot multiple times during the attempted robbery. Police responded to 911 calls just after midnight on Wednesday about a shooting at a Chipotle restaurant at City Place at the Promenade in Edgewater, New Jersey, where they discovered Merritt with multiple gunshot wounds and one of his associates, Antoine Boyd, with a single gunshot wound.

Konate had attempted armed robbery against the three men when the shooting occurred, according to an investigation by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit and the Edgewater Police Department. Boyd, along with Jeffrey Valdez, were with Tjay when the shooting occurred and were arrested and charged with second-degree unlawful possession of a weapon.

According to TMZ, Tjay underwent emergency surgery for his injuries. His condition has been upgraded from critical to stable condition.

In the wake of the shooting, Lil Tjay’s peers including Fivio Foreign, Denzel Curry, French Montana, and Rubi Rose have shared their support for the “Calling My Phone” rapper.

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Brandy Signs With Motown Records

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Brandy is joining the Motown family.

As she gets ready to embark on the next chapter of her career, the R&B icon has inked a partnership with Motown Records.

Brandy is currently putting the finishing touches on her eighth full-length studio album and Motown Records debut, her first album in two years, described as her “boldest, biggest, and best era yet.”

“Brandy is one of the most prolific voices in the history of music,” Motown CEO and Chairwoman Ethiopia Habtemariam said in a statement. “Her contribution to R&B continues to influence newcomers and contemporaries around the world. We are ecstatic to welcome Brandy to the Motown family and eager to join her in making musical history.”

Brandy joins the iconic label, home to acts including Diddy, Lil Baby, Erykah Badu, and City Girls.

“Thank you God. I’m so excited for this beautiful journey @motown,” she tweeted.

Brandy’s previous album, 2020’s B7, was released independently via her label Brand Nu through eOne.

To celebrate the announcement, Brandy delivered a special performance of her B7 track “Rather Be” for COLORSxSTUDIOS in honor of Black Music Month.

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