French game developer Ubisoft has announced the first ever Rainbow Six World Cup, a new and independent layer of competitions featuring the best national teams from 45 countries and regions across the world in Summer 2021. This would be the first world cup ever in the history of Rainbow Six Esports. International athlete Tony Parker will be the ambassador for the Rainbow Six World Cup. For the first time in Rainbow Six Esports history, players from 45 countries and regions across the world will compete for the trophy. The competition starts with the Qualifiers. Out of the 45 countries and regions, 14 will get direct invites to the Final Stage without having to go through the Qualifiers. The other 31 countries will have to go through online qualifiers for one of the 6 remaining slots. Finally, a total of 20 teams will be ready to battle it out in the final stage. The 5 online qualifiers will be held at the beginning of next year. To select the national teams, a two-step process has … [Read more...] about Ubisoft announces first-ever Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six World Cup
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Putting so many satellites into orbit raises a number of potential concerns, including the proliferation of "space junk." While SpaceX's Starlink satellites are designed to fall out of orbit and burn up in Earth's atmosphere over time, the presence of so many spacecraft in orbit at once increases the possibility of collisions, which would generate huge swarms of debris. These swarms would then pose a potential threat to other satellites in orbit. … [Read more...] about Countries around the world want a Space Force — but why?
The initiative was announced by the country's Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Beijing a month after the US unveiled its own Clean Network program. According to the US State Department, Clean Network is a “comprehensive effort by a coalition of like-minded countries and companies to secure their critical telecommunications, cloud, data analytics, mobile apps, Internet of Things, and 5G technologies from "malign actors" by relying on only trusted vendors”. … [Read more...] about China wants to lead the world in data security
Previous research has found that the United States, despite being the richest nation, is not the happiest. The U.S. came in at No. 16 in the "well-being" category in an analysis of 2005-2006 data (also published by Gallup) and No. 26 in the "enjoyment" category, which measures how much people enjoy their day-to-day life. … [Read more...] about Denmark Tops World Well-Being Rank, U.S. Comes in 12th