Epic questions SuperData on Fortnite figuresDeveloper says market intelligence firm “has repeatedly published wildly inaccurate” numbers for its battle royale gameBrendan SinclairManaging EditorThursday 27th February 2020Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareCompanies in this articleEpic GamesSuperData Research, Inc.Epic Games is disputing some of the numbers being publicized regarding its free-to-play battle royale shooter Fortnite.The company reached out to GamesIndustry.biz today with a statement questioning the methodology of Nielsen’s market intelligence firm SuperData. “SuperData does not and has not ever had access to Epic’s Fortnite revenue data, and SuperData’s reports do not accurately reflect Fortnite’s performance,” an Epic representative said.”We are disappointed that SuperData has repeatedly published wildly inaccurate reports about Fortnite based on what we believe is questionable methodology.”While we do not and have not publicly shared revenue numbers for Fortnite, we will say that SuperData’s reports do not align with reality.”Related JobsSenior Game Designer – UE4 – AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesProgrammer – REMOTE – work with industry veterans! North West Amiqus GamesJunior Video Editor – GLOBAL publisher United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games The representative specified that the comment was not made in regards to any specific SuperData report.Last week, SuperData released a monthly worldwide digital games market report in which it said Fortnite earnings “continued their gradual decline and hit their lowest level since November 2017.” Update February 27, 2020: SuperData responded to Epic’s statement, saying it has “a proven methodology and validation process” and standing behind its previously reported Fortnite numbers.Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Publishing & Retail newsletter and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesEpic vs Apple – Week One Review: Epic still faces an “uphill battle”Legal experts share their thoughts on the proceedings so far, and what to expect from the coming weekBy James Batchelor 9 hours agoEpic Games claims Fortnite is at “full penetration” on consoleAsserts that mobile with the biggest growth potential as it fights for restoration to iOS App StoreBy James Batchelor 12 hours agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.
At this year’s Giro D’Italia start in Israel, the Bora Hansgrohe team had three different Specialized bikes at the ready, though their mechanics said the flatter roads around Tel-Aviv, Jerusalem and the desert leading to Eilat would be better suited for the aerodynamic Venge. So, that beautifully simple green paint schemed Tarmac would remain shelved in the box truck until they got back to Italy.For the most part, the Venge and the Shiv TT bikes were rolling stock hardware and frames. They were sticking with rim brake models all around.Shimano Dura-Ace power meters and Ceramic Speed bearings helped measure and maximize power output.While other brands were running Lightweight rear disc wheels and sometimes trying to mask that fact by putting their own decals on them, Bora Hansgrohe said these were, in fact, Roval rear discs. And they weren’t the only Specialized sponsored team to have them.Without a full TT crankset and aero chainrings, Shimano sponsored teams were running standard Dura-Ace cranksets. Note the zip tie keeping the Di2 wire tight against the dropout.The tires look like Specialized Hell of the North tubulars, but with the tiny nubs completely worn smooth.Chainring selection was a 55/42 combo.Check out the team at Bora-Hansgrohe.com.Lotto Soudal Pro BikesIt should come as no surprise that Belgian pro cycling team Lotto Soudal rides Ridley, using the Helium SLX for regular days and the Dean TT bike for time trials. While most of what we’ve covered so far have been Shimano sponsored teams, these guys are running Campagnolo.If you can read my name… Actually, this probably helps the drivers to more quickly identify whose bike they need to pull down.Campy Records and Super Record parts were fitting to SRM Power Meters. Chainrings on the bikes ranged from 55/42 to 56/44 on the ones we noted.The Ridley Dean uses their split fork legs with slits to reduce air turbulence around the spokes. Not all of the bikes had the power meters.11-25 cassette in the rear.Victor Campanaert gets a special paint scheme for being the 2017 European Time Trial Champion. Check out the team at LottoSoudal.be.Check out every team’s bikes from the 2018 Giro here!
AUBURN – Reality set in for Auburn nearly two weeks ago.The Tigers will not be going back to Atlanta to try and repeat as SEC Champions, that possibility was vanquished with a 34-7 loss at Georgia.Though Auburn fell short of its goals for the season, there are new objectives, starting first with getting 10 wins in back-to-back seasons, something the program has seen only once before. To do that, No. 15 Auburn must upset top-ranked Alabama in the Iron Bowl.“Obviously we wanted to try to repeat as SEC champs, and the reality of that is no longer,” Auburn coach Gus Malzahn said. “There’s plenty still out there to play for. … This is the Iron Bowl. Our guys will be ready.”A Tigers win could knock the Crimson Tide out of the SEC West driver’s seat, depending on what happens in the Egg Bowl earlier Saturday afternoon, and the College Football Playoff.“The pressure’s not on us,” center Reese Dismukes said. “If it was, so be it. We’re going to do our best to do what we have to do to get better today. We’re going to give it our best shot. We’re going to go in there and play great football.”Should Auburn (8-3, 4-3 SEC) prevail Saturday night, it will also put itself back in the conversation for a New Year’s Six bowl, with the playoff selection committee setting the matchups.“All of the above is in play,” Malzahn said. “We’re trying to be as good as we can be, and finish this thing as strong as we can. Our guys are committed to that, and I know our coaches are, too. … We went through some tough times but this is the Iron Bowl. We’ve got a lot of character on this team. I expect our guys to be ready to play. I know they’re excited to play.”Making the upset bid more difficult, Alabama (10-1, 6-1) will be the fifth ranked opponent Auburn plays on the road this season. The Tigers dropped a spot in the CFP rankings this week after a lackluster outing against Samford combined with Ole Miss’ loss to Arkansas, which dropped the Rebels to No. 19 and lowered the quality of Auburn’s win of four weeks ago.While the Tigers are keenly aware of the big picture, they have tunnel vision on the Crimson Tide this week.“Right now, at this point in time, it’s all about Bama,” linebacker Kris Frost said. “It’s all about beating Bama. We’re not thinking on to the bowl game or whatever, however they may fall or who may lose or who may win.“It’s all about playing Alabama and beating Alabama, and that’s all we care about at this moment.”Though they lost two fumbles in the final 2:37 against Texas A&M, struggled in all facets of the game at Georgia, and were lethargic early on against Samford, the Tigers say they are still confident, particularly in close games.“We still know if we take the game down to the fourth quarter, we feel like we’re going to come out with a victory,” Dismukes said. “We knew we were going to face adversity this year, and we’ve got to overcome that. We’ll take another step this week.”
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