Amazon’s Champions of Fire eSports Event Is Here: GET HYPED!

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Amazon’s Champions of Fire eSports Event Is Here: GET HYPED!

Champions of Fire is FINALLY HERE and we could not be more excited!

Starting at 2pm on the Amazon Appstore Twitch channel, we will be broadcasting LIVE from the Paris Las Vegas hotel. Some of the most popular and skilled Twitch streamers around will take to the stage to compete in 5 hit mobile games for $100k in prize money.

You won’t want to miss a minute of the action! The competition will be fierce, but there will be tons of laughs and good times along the way. Amazon wants to make eSports accessible to everyone, and we want you there to join in on the fun!

Click the links below for more information on the event and the stars who will be taking part in the competition. Tweet during the competition using the hastag #ChampionsofFire and root on your favorite streamer! Follow us on Facebook and leave us a comment telling us who you think will win!

Enjoy the show, everyone. It’s going to be an incredible time!

 
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Make Your Cookie Day Celebration Extra Sweet With The Amazon Appstore!

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Chocolate chip, peanut butter, snickerdoodle, sugar--no matter what your preference is, there’s no denying that cookies are awesome! We eat them as a treat, a dessert, and, sometimes, as a meal. (Please don’t tell our parents.) 

December 4th is recognized as Cookie Day, so we’re celebrating the occasion with some amazing cookie themed apps. Whether it’s a game that lets you bake up some treats or a recipe book that will help fill your kitchen with deliciousness, we’ve got you covered!

1) Cookie Collector 2

We’re going to start you off with a game that’s going to send your cookie craving through the roof. Cookie Collector 2 lets you build up a cookie empire with just a few taps on the screen. Build structures to produce and sell cookies, discover new recipes, and flood the market with sugary delights. See how long you can go without wanting to munch on a cookie!

Download Cookie Collector 2 100% free on Amazon Underground

2) Cookie Jam

This sweet match-3 game takes you on a whirlwind journey of puzzle delights! You’ll travel across over 1000 cookie themed levels filled with dazzling colors and mouthwatering confections. You can connect with friends to see who can bake up the highest score. It’s the perfect game to satisfy your craving for some sweet gaming action!

Download Cookie Jam for free on the Amazon Appstore

3) Food Network In The Kitchen

This useful app from the Food Network won’t just up your cookie game: they have recipes that will help you cook just about everything you can imagine. But it does have a stellar dessert section full of recipes from its stars. Follow the directions and your family and friends will be raving about you like you were a celebrity chef!

Download Food Network In The Kitchen for free on the Amazon Appstore

4) Amazon Prime Pantry

If you are in a cookie making mood, there’s no better way to stock  your pantry than with Amazon Prime Pantry. This service lets Prime members shop for groceries and household products in everyday package sizes. There are thousands of items available and everything ships with a flat $5.99 delivery fee. However, if you purchase items 5 qualifying items, your box will ship for free! It’s the best way to ensure you have all the ingredients you need to make your Cookie Day celebration a success. 

 
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DOOM, Fallout, and Skyrim Themed Pinball Tables Launch December 6!

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DOOM, Fallout, and Skyrim Themed Pinball Tables Launch December 6!

Zen Studios offers one of the best video pinball experiences around. Their Zen Pinball suite features realistic physics, beautiful graphics, and fantastic partnerships that have produced a huge catalog of tables. The company is now partnering with one of the best video game publishers around: Bethesda Pinball will feature tables based on DOOM, Fallout, and Skyrim! The new tables feature elements that capture the spirit of each game series, and will release on December 6th.

Check out the epic teaser trailer.

The awesome crew at game site Kotaku has more intel on the game along with some beautiful shots of the tables, so click here and check it out!

You can download Zen Pinball from the Appstore at the link below. And remember, if you want to purchase premium tables inside the app, use Amazon Coins and save some money while you’re doing it!

 

 

 

 
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5 Influential Mobile Titles That Helped Change Gaming Forever

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Mobile gaming has been around for many years now, and it’s evolution has helped shape the industry as a whole. Here, I list five games that helped push mobile gaming in interesting new directions. Whether it’s offering an innovative new feature or a new twist on established norms, these games represent a notable change in the way we play games on the go. 

1) VainGlory Brings eSports to Mobile

Competitive eSports is a huge deal on PC and console, and it’s only going to get bigger.  Titles like VainGlory bring a taste of  the competition to mobile platforms, and give mobile gamers a chance to watch the world’s top talent compete in tournament settings like the upcoming World Championship event that's set to kick off in December. eSports will continue to grow, and thanks to titles like VainGlory, mobile gamers can join in on the fun.

Download VainGlory for free on the Amazon Appstore

EDITOR’S NOTE

Speaking of eSports, we want to mention that Amazon is bringing eSports to everyone with the recently announced Champions of Fire event. 16 streamers will compete for a $100k prize pool in games that everyone can enjoy such as Fruit Ninja, PAC-MAN 256, and 8 Ball Pool. Click here for more information and be sure to watch the event live on December 2nd on our Twitch channel!

2) Games Like Order & Chaos Online Offer Massively Online Gaming 

Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games (MMORPG for short) have been hugely popular on PC for many years now, and games like Order & Chaos Online have done a great job of giving mobile players the chance to play together. Like all the best MMORPGs, you can easily accomplish a lot on your own, but the real fun comes from grouping up with others. Bringing thousands of mobile gamers into the same world is an impressive feat, and as smartphones and tablets become more ubiquitous, massively online mobile gaming is sure to continue to grow.

Download Order & Chaos Online for free on the Amazon Appstore

3) FarmVille Demonstrates The Power Of Social and Microtransactions

FarmVille deserves a place on this list for several notable reasons. First, it helped spark the craze for simulation games. Second, it helped prove the potential of micro-transactions. And lastly, it showed that social networks could be effectively integrated into gaming to drive growth and exposure. Thanks to Zynga’s success and business model, we now have a wealth of titles such as Candy Crush Saga and Mobile Strike to choose from. It’s also easy to see the influence that FarmVille and its ilk have had on the industry as a whole, as traditional game publishers are building concepts like microtransactions and social integration into their titles as well.

Download FarmVille 2: Country Escape for free on the Amazon Appstore

4) Angry Birds Takes Over The (Entertainment) World 

Angry Birds is more than just a popular gaming franchise - it's a bona fide phenomenon. Rovio used the success of its games to branch out into other areas, turning Angry Birds into a powerhouse entertainment property with sky-high ambitions. You can buy Angry Birds plush toys, clothing, snacks, and comic books. There’s also an Angry Birds retail store in Helsinki and a film adaptation that was released in May 2016 to great success. While other gaming franchises have experienced crossover success--Mario and Pac-Man are two examples--the meteoric rise of Angry Birds is impressive and should serve as a blueprint for other gaming properties. 

Download Angry Birds POP! for free on the Amazon Appstore

5) Max Payne Proves Mobile Gaming Can Be 'Hardcore'

Eleven years after its initial release on PCs and consoles, Rockstar’s film-noir inspired Max Payne action rolled onto mobile platforms. It came armed with HD graphics and touchscreen controls that offered a credible alternative to standard control schemes. Its success helped prove the viability of full-scale mobile ports that other companies have taken note of.

Modern games like Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto series and Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic along with classic hits like Final Fantasy VI have been successfully ported to the Appstore with useful mobile-specific refinements. As mobile hardware continues to advance, we should see other games follow in Max Payne’s footsteps, only things won’t be moving in slow-motion. 

Download Max Payne Mobile for $2.99 on the Amazon Appstore

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Jennifer Allen

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The Stars Of Champions of Fire Are Excited For Friday. Are you?

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The Stars Of Champions of Fire Are Excited For Friday. Are you?

The Champions of Fire eSports event is just a day away, and the excitement is building among the 16 competitors who will be competing for $100k in prize money in games like Fruit Ninja and Disney Crossy Road.

They’re taking to their Twitter accounts, Twitch streams, and YouTube channels to share their thoughts on the event. We rounded up a few examples to showcase their excitement for Champions of Fire. We hope it gets you hyped to watch as well!

Remember, you can view the action live on Amazon Appstore’s Twitch channel on 12/2 starting at 2PM.

You can also Tweet about it using the hashtag #ChampionsofFire and join the conversation on our Facebook page. Let us know who you’re rooting for!

Ms_Vixen announces her participation in #ChampionsofFire on YouTube

BigFoltz discusses getting ready for #ChampionsofFire on his Twitch stream

B0aty shares his impressions of the #ChampionsofFire stage on Twitter

If you tune in Friday, we’ll follow lolRenaynay’s lead and <3 you forever too

Halfbrick's excited for #ChampionsofFire. Don’t forget to grab Fruit Ninja: Tournament Edition on Dec 2nd!

Ninja Kiwi Games is hyped to have Bloons TD Battles in #ChampionsofFire. We’re excited, too!

 
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VainGlory World Championships Kick Off In December!

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VainGlory World Championships Kick Off In December!

VainGlory has established itself as one of the premier competitive titles on mobile platforms. Offering a satisfying MOBA experience, it pits teams of three players against each other in battles that are decided by skill and reflexes.

A burgeoning pro scene has sprouted up around the game, and some of the best VainGlory players in the world will be squaring off at the VainGlory World Championships starting on December 2nd. It’s set to take place at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California, but will be available via livestream on Twitch.

If you love VainGlory or eSports in general, definitely tune in and catch the action.

We also want to remind you that Amazon’s own eSports event, Champions of Fire, will take place on December 2nd. 16 popular Twitch streamers will compete for a $100,000 prize pool across five mobile games: Fruit Ninja, Pac-Man 256, Bloons TD Battles, 8 Ball Pool, and Disney Crossy Roads. The event seeks to make eSports accessible for all players, and promises to be a fun time, so definitely tune in.

 
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Meet The Stars Of Amazon’s Champions of Fire eSports Event! (Part 1)

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Meet The Stars Of Amazon’s Champions of Fire eSports Event! (Part 1)

On December 2nd, 16 competitors will gather at the Paris Las Vegas hotel and compete in Amazon’s Champions of Fire tournament. The event seeks to make eSports accessible for everyone, and will focus on these five amazing hits: Fruit NinjaPac-Man 256, 8 Ball Pool, Disney Crossy Road, and Bloons TD Battle. There’s a $100,000 prize pool at stake, so this is a serious competition, but the focus will definitely be on having fun.

Here, we’re introducing 8 of the stars who will be competing in our event. You can click here for part 2 which includes the other 8 competitors. They are some of the most popular and passionate creators around, and we’re excited to see them take the stage at Champions of Fire!

Champions of Fire will take place December 2nd at the Paris Las Vegas hotel. The event will be broadcast live on the Amazon Appstore Twitch channel starting at 2pm PST. 


COF_B0aty

This energetic streamer creates content around the popular game, RuneScape. He won 2 Gold Gnome awards at Runefest 2014: one for ‘Best Live Stream Series’ and a ‘Lifetime Achievement’ award. Will he add a victory at Champions of Fire to his impressive accomplishments?










COF_BigFoltz

BigFoltz has earned a loyal following thanks to his incredible Call of Duty abilities. He’s definitely someone to keep an eye on at Champions of Fire: on a recent stream, he announced that he’s already honing his skills in the five games. Talk about dedication!










COF_BoxBox

If you love League of Legends, you are no doubt familiar with BoxBox. This popular streamer dominates games and offers lively commentary that keeps his audience engaged. LoL requires quick thinking, fast reflexes, and a deep grasp of strategy, so his skills should definitely translate well to the games on tap at Champions of Fire.










COF_Brian Kibler

When it comes to card games, it’s hard to top Brian Kibler’s impressive resume. He’s a Magic: The Gathering pro, a Hearthstone shoutcaster, and he designs his own card games. Oh, and he’s a member of the Magic Pro Tour Hall of Fame. Considering his competitive background, he definitely has the potential to conjure up some magic at Champions of Fire.










COF_Cobalt Streak

You may know Cobalt Streak for his achievements in The Binding of Isaac, a game that he plays with great precision and skill. Those fundamentals should translate nicely to the games featured in Champions of Fire. He’s also rigorously training his skills in the five games, and that kind of dedication will definitely pay dividends come December 2nd!










COF_Ellohime

Ellohime is a streamer with eclectic tastes, so you’ll find a variety of titles on his stream, including games like ARK and H1Z1. He's also proven his endurance, once streaming for almost 36 hours straight! Here’s another interesting fact about Ellohime: he has guest lectured at MIT! Will this cerebral and dedicated streamer have what it takes to school the other competitors at Champions of Fire?










COF_Gassy Mexican

His name might be hilarious, but GassyMexican is a serious talent. He creates great content and possesses a set of golden pipes that’s allowed him to have a successful career as a voice actor. We can only hope he’ll use his butter smooth vocals to keep everyone on their toes during the Champions of Fire stream.










 
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Meet The Stars Of Amazon’s Champions of Fire eSports Event! (Part 2)

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Meet The Stars Of Amazon’s Champions of Fire eSports Event! (Part 2)

On December 2nd, 16 competitors will gather at the Paris Las Vegas hotel and compete in Amazon’s Champions of Fire tournament. The event seeks to make eSports accessible for everyone, and will focus on these five amazing hits: Fruit NinjaPac-Man 256, 8 Ball Pool, Disney Crossy Road, and Bloons TD Battle. There’s a $100,000 prize pool at stake, so this is a serious competition, but the focus will definitely be on having fun.

Here, we’re introducing 8 of the stars who will be competing in our event. You can click here for part 1 which includes the other 8 competitors. They are some of the most popular and passionate creators around, and we’re excited to see them take the stage at Champions of Fire!

Champions of Fire will take place December 2nd at the Paris Las Vegas hotel. The event will be broadcast live on the Amazon Appstore Twitch channel starting at 2pm PST. 


COF_Hafu

Hafu is currently sharing her expertise on Hearthstone, but this experienced streamer is also a former World of Warcraft arena pro, which means she’s used to tough competitive environments. That experience, along with her positive personality and nerves of steel, should definitely come in handy on the Champions of Fire stage.










COF_lol renaynay

lolRenaynay is a talented streamer who covers a wide range of games, including Call of Duty, Rocket League, and Fallout. That versatility and familiarity with a huge range of genres could give her an edge at Champions of Fire. With her skill set and experience, lolRenaynay has what it takes to lol all the way to the bank with her share of the $100k prize pool.










COF_Ms Vixen

Don’t let Ms_Vixen’s friendly personality and chill attitude fool you: this former member of the Frag Dolls is a fierce competitor who absolutely wrecks opponents in Call of Duty. She revealed on a recent stream that she is feeling a little under the weather, but we fully expect Ms_Vixen to be at the top of her game and ready to vex the competition once Champions of Fire begins.










COF_Northern Lion

This popular YouTuber is known for his irreverent sense of humor and erudite commentary. He streams a variety of games and hosts the hilarious Northernlion Live Super Show on Twitch. He regularly competes against his friends in party-style games like Ultimate Chicken Horse and Rocket League, so don’t be too surprised if he emerges as the king of the Champions of Fire jungle.









COF_Professor Broman

Professor Broman plays a number of different games, but he is perhaps best known for his Destiny accomplishments. He’s so good that he owns a Guinness Book World Record for being in the first group to beat the “King’s Fall” raid. But even more impressive is his work with GuardianCon, a Destiny community event that helped raise over $540,000 dollars for charity! Will his destiny involve a victory at Champions of Fire?









COF_Sky Williams

Sky Williams is currently producing a lot of League of Legends content, but he’s also considered to be the #1 Yoshi player in Super Smash Bros. 4 by a lot of people. Could his expertise at two highly competitive titles prove to be the edge that propels him to the top of the Champions of Fire brackets? Let’s just say that, for this talented streamer, the sky is the limit.









COF_Cincinbear

CinCinbear is a seasoned gamer who regularly shares her skilled exploits in titles like World of Warcraft, CS:GO, and Overwatch on her Twitch channel. She’s also an experienced cosplayer who has put together some fantastic costumes in the past. Tune in December 2nd to see if the Champions of Fire crown becomes a part of this talented gamer’s collection.










COF_Anthony Kongphan

Anthony_Kongphan favors games like The Culling and H1Z1. These competitive games require players to outwit and outlast other gamers in a tough, competitive environment where only the strong survive. Champions of Fire won’t be nearly as cutthroat--it is an event that seeks to make eSports accessible to everyone, after all--but Anthony_Kongphan’s experience will definitely make him a contender for the grand prize.










 
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