Daily Archives: July 23, 2015

MTN TECH+ GAME COMPETITION TOURNAMENT RULES AND REGULATIONS

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If you are going to be competing in the MTN Tech+ game competition (FIFA 15 & Mortal Kombat X), then you must read this laid down rules or else…

Please note that these rules would be adhered to strictly and complaints would not be tolerated if no prior clarifications have been made. Defaulters of rules would be given a Yellow card as a warning and if they default again, would be given a Red card and disqualified (in case of participants) or asked to leave (in case of spectators).

General Rules
Conduct
There should be NO fighting, cursing or trolling (with contestants). Defaulters would be given a yellow card and red card for subsequent offences.

Time
Group stages for FIFA 15 starts on the 24th of July by 10am while the knockout stages start on the 25th of July by 9am.
Group stages for Mortal Kombat X starts on 25th of July by 10am and subsequently knock-out stages.

Please ENSURE THAT YOU ARE AVAILABLE DURING THE TIME YOUR GAME WOULD BE PLAYED AS ABSENTEEISM WOULD LEAD TO A WALK OVER.

Control Pads
1. Please do not remove any controller from any console. Defaulters would be given a yellow card.

FIFA 15
1. Format used is tournament-style. Contestants would be divided into groups of 8 or 9. Grouping would be done as contestants are accredited so please ensure you are there early. They would play themselves (round robin) and the person with the highest score emerges from a group as finalist. The top people would then play themselves in a single elimination/knock-out format until the winner is gotten.
NB: Only one person emerges from a group. Please ensure you are there early so that you can be accreditaed

2. Match time for group stages up till semi-finals is 4 mins per half. Time for the semi-final and final matches is 5mins per half. Players have another 3mins to set up their button configurations, player settings, etc. Players can go to settings once each during match play to change their settings if they want.

3. Players are not allowed to pause during active play. If there is a need to go to settings, the player until there is a mandatory break e.g throw in, goal score etc.

4. Priority for top seeds from groups would be in the following order: Points > Head-to-head > Goals aggregate.

5. In the knockout stages, in the event of a draw after normal regulation time, the players would proceed straight to penalties.

6. The players can pick a coach who can advise them quietly during the matches. This person should stay beside or directly behind the player. No external person should interfere in on going matches by pointing out flaws in the players’ game or weaknesses.
Defaulters shall be given a yellow card and red subsequently.

MORTAL KOMBAT X
1. Players would be grouped into 16 groups (tentative) and pools will be played. Two people would emerge from each group to give a total of 32 (subject to change depending on the number of accredited entrants.)
**Please note that number of groups is still subject to change till the day of the event.
NB: Only 2 people would emerge from a group.

2. The final 32 (or top groupers) will engage in a double elimination style bracket until a winner emerges.

3. The matches for pools and brackets up till losers & winner’s finals will be best of 3 rounds, best of 3 matches. i.e first to 2
Winners final, losers final and grand finals would be best of 3 rounds, best of 5 matches. i.e first to 3

4. Players (if they wish) have 15 seconds to do a button check before they begin their game. Once the match starts, there would be no pause. Any player that pauses forfeits that round except if the opponent accepts to continue.

5. The contestants are allowed to pick a friend who would either stand behind them or by their side to offer advice in whispers during their matches. However, apart from this person chosen by the player, NO PERSON SHOULD POINT OUT OR OFFER ANY ADVICE TO ANY OF THE PARTICIPATING PLAYERS WHILE THE MATCHES ARE GOING ON.
Any defaulter would receive a yellow card and subsequently a red card.
The above rules should be carefully read and if there are any clarifications to be made, call any of the following numbers: 08086918521, 08068287506.

Via | TechPlus NG

Gomyway.com A Fascinating Startup With An Incredible Ride-Sharing Concept

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Okay folks, today we’ll be looking at a start-up with a difference I stumbled upon just recently. Named Gomyway (gomyway.com), this start-up aims to curb the hassles of transportation crisis in a unique never-seen-before scenario. Gomyway doesn’t exactly sends company owned taxis or pick-up cars for your travels, but… wait for it… allows normal car owners to assist other pedestrians shuttling intra and inter city.

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You may ask how’s this even possible?, it’s simple gomyway ‪Ride-sharing‬ concept is a unique concept whereby the rider and the passenger come to a mutual relationship, the car owner agrees to offer a lift to one or more persons usually at a very small fee (for fueling his/her ride). The gomyway platform helps the car owner and the would be passenger set an appoint as to what time the car owner would pick-up the passenger and at what pick-up location. (N.B: Pick-up location and time of pick-up is dependent on the car owner!)

More plausible is the fact that the service comes at no charge or cost whatsoever to either parties (that is aside the stipulated ‘fuel fee’ the car owner would request from the passenger), the new ride sharing scheme by gomyway is a very plausible and encouraging idea. Not just for the easing of transportation hassles, but for the re-kindering of the brotherly love we Nigerians are known for. With gomyway.com you could help make someone’s day by sharing your ride and making new friends in the process.

If you are a car owner and would love to share your ride with someone, simply log on to www.gomyway.com/register to sign-up as a ride-sharer, enter your details and you are done. Gomyway team would run verification of your details to ensure the safety of would-be passengers, same thing would be done when a passenger requests for a ride via the platform, so there’s a zero tolerance to risks associated with picking up strangers and accepting lifts from strangers. Please be kind to offer a ride to someone soon. Happy ride-sharing!

P.S: There’s also another of such ride-sharing platform called ‘Jekalo’ – didn’t know about it until today.

Take It Or Leave It! Jumia Offers Gadgets & Electronics At Mouth Watering Prices

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Again, it’s the season of massive discounts. This is probably because our very best e-commerce sites (Jumia and Konga) are both 3 years-old. Of-course, in case you didn’t know, Jumia has been having fashion clearance sales to give back to the community and also topping to that by rewarding the best shopper of the week (You can jump on the fashion sales and get HUGE discounts up to 80% OFF! HERE)
Jumia Take it or leave it
The take it or leave it offer is the offer we are going to talk about for a bit. Like the name, Take-it Or Leave-it, nobody is pressuring you to partake in the exclusive offers being housed in this little platform, if you are smart enough to want some great deals at the best prices you’d find them anywhere in the country, then you would immediately jump onboard the cargo ship filled with awesome offers.

Take it or leave it features the best prices on Televisions (LED, HD, smart TVs, etc), Air conditioners, Mobile phones and accessories, Laptops, Washing machines, Refrigerators and what have yous! The offers are the most competitive offers you’d find anywhere in the country.

To have a go at the competitive offerings in the take it or leave it offers, simply visit Jumia.com.ng. Happy shopping!

Apple Releases Q3 2015 Performance Report Sheet

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Cupertino based tech giant – Apple has once again published it’s standing and performance report, with figures from it’s net profit and revenue for the third quarter of 2015 fiscal year. The current figures as released by the No2 phone maker for Q3 is a record net profit of $10.7 billion from $49.6 billion of revenue.

The figures from Apple’s Q3 2015 report is a massive bump compared to same period last year, where Apple took home $7.7 billion of net profit from $37.4 billion of revenue.

Apple sold 47.5 million iPhones during the quarter. That’s slightly below the analyst estimates of 49-50 million units, so the company’s stock took a small dip as a result. However, Apple’s iPhone related revenue grew by a whopping 59% from a year ago.

Interestingly, Apple did not specify the amount of Apple Watch units it sold during the quarter. All we know is that total sales of the wearable device amount to more than $1 billion. The tech giant’s CFO also revealed the demand for the smartwatch in the first nine weeks of its availability has exceeded the demand for the iPhone and the iPad in the same period after their debut.

Apple iPad sales have once again declined. The company moved 10.9 million tablets – down from 13.3 million in Q3 2014. Mac sales however, have grown from 4.4 million units last year to 4.8 million units this quarter.

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