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This week on Checkpoint XP:
- (0:00) Predicting The Big Games of 2020 & Play, Demo, Delete – It’s our first new show of 2020 and the crew is doing a little future-casting to see if they can predict the games that will be huge in 2020, then with that list of games the guys try out a new game: Play, Demo, Delete.
- (12:00) Esports News & Monday Night League feat Chris Greeley, Commissioner of the LCS
- Team Liquid Visa Issues
- Faker Offered Blank Check To Go To LCS
- Sword and Shield Officially Take Over As Competitive Pokemon Titles
- League of Legends Generated 1.5 Billion In 2019
- Cloud9 signs ATK’s CS:GO roster for 2020
- ESL\Dreamhack enter 3 Year Deal with Blizzard for Starcraft 2 and Warcraft 3 Reforged
- Joe sits down with Chris Greeley, Commissioner of the LCS to discuss the upcoming changes to the League of Legends season including Monday night games
- (24:05) Norris Live from CES & MAGFest 2020 – Norris reports live from the floor of CES to tell us about some of the latest innovations in technology being shown off in Vegas. Plus, Nate shares some of his favorite sets from MAGFest in Washington DC.
- (34:07) Changes to the Call Of Duty League schedule & OWL Caster Desk – There has been a lot of movement around Activision/Blizzards respective esports scenes – first, major schedule and structural changes have been announced for the Call of Duty League and there’s been a mass exodus of talent at the Overwatch League casters desk. What’s going on?
- (43:59) Video Game News & Final Fantasy VII Remake Demo Gets Leaked
- Final Fantasy Artist does a Cover For Vogue Magazine
- Grand Theft Auto 5 on Game Pass
- ‘Toss A Coin To Your Witcher’ Song is on Beat Saber
- RIOT was afraid to announce their card game and mobile titles.
- Henry Cavill is a big gamer
- Analyst Predicts the PS5 will outsell the XBox Series X
- Somehow hackers were able to get their hands on the Final Fantasy VII Remake demo – and what it reveals is surprising!
- (56:02) The Witcher Comes To Netflix & Star Wars Finale Comes to Silver Screen – The Witcher Netflix series released over the holiday and has become enormously popular – but how did it do at adapting the games? Plus, Star Wars wraps up 9 movies – but how did they do?
- (1:08:03) What Do You Want To See For Esports in 2020? – Esports had a landmark year in 2019, so how could esports grow in 2020? What do the hosts hope 2020 will bring for esports?
- (1:18:06) Social Media Question – What’s Your 2020 Gamer New Years Resolution?