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This Week in Gaming: Harry Potter goes AR, Rocket League goes to ELEAGUE and Ambition strikes back

by Sasha Erfanian 12d ago
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This Week in Gaming is your definitive weekly guide to the biggest stories and controversies behind the latest esport and gaming headlines. This is everything you need to know about the week that was, but on steroids.

We Like...

Samsung Galaxy winning Worlds

Well, it happened. We now live in a world where SKT lost Worlds. And they didn't just lose, they got clean swept right onto the curb by Samsung Galaxy.

We can only imagine the vicious pleasure Kang "Ambition" Chan-yong took in SKT's most crushing defeat ever after the beating he received at Faker's hands in the wunderkind's first pro game became the stuff of legend.

Maybe now people will stop bringing it up in Top 10 lists.

We Don't Like...

ELEAGUE's foray into Rocket League

You know what? I'm going to go all in on this.

These companies putting on these RL tournaments because they think the game has casual appeal are the modern equivalent of Gretchen trying to make "fetch" happen. It's not going to happen.

That being said, please enjoy these totally rad highlights from the Rocket League Cup or whatever.

RELATED:The best goals from the North American Rocket League Championship Series

We're Unsure Of...

A Harry Potter AR Game

Remember that one magical month in the summer of 2016 in which the whole world was captivated by Pokemon Go before realizing it was a shallow, boring grind-fest with no payoff?

Get ready for Round 2 now that PGO developer Niantic have confirmed that they are working on a Harry Potter AR game called "Harry Potter: Wizards Unite."

Maybe it'll be fun for a week or two before you and your friends realize going outside sucks. Plus, if the game is anything Niantic's spy game Ingress, there's a decent chance diligent Slytherin players can find out where you live.

We Want...

Everything announced at BlizzCon

BlizzCon always has a smorgasbord of hype announcements and equally awesome cinematic trailers, but this year's event had some particularly fine bounty.

Not only will World of Warcraft's new expansion Battle for Azeroth finally pit the Horde and Alliance against each other once again, but Blizz also announced that they're finally working on an official legacy server, allowing long-time players to return to Azeroth as it existed when the game launched in 2004.

On the Overwatch front, Blizzard announced the sinister new support Moira as well as its most creative new map yet: a theme park featuring Blizzard properties.

RELATED: Kobolds and Catacombs card tracker

On top of that, Hearthstone's new expansions Kobolds and Catacombs is going full Dungeons and Dragons with mechanics and themes revolving around dungeon crawling as well as a substantive new single player mode called Dungeon Run that promises to make the Lich King boss battles look like a walk in the park.

So yeah, it was a pretty good convention.

Sasha Erfanian is a news editor for theScore esports. You can follow him on Twitter.

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