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Are Buff Points Legit? Here's What Ranked Gamers Have to Say

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Are Buff Points Legit? Here's What Ranked Gamers Have to Say
Decades ago, playing games was considered by many to be a waste of time. Now, players are using services like Buff to use the time spent enjoying games to earn real-life rewards. Buff is a blockchain-based loyalty program made for gamers by gamers, where all you have to do to get rewarded is simply play the games you love. Think it's too good to be true? Years ago, you may have been right, but we'll show you how Buff made that a reality. What Are Buff Points? Buff Points are the form of currency you earn as part of our loyalty program for playing the games you love. All you need to do is be logged into your Buff account while playing any of the games we support (like CS:GO, League of Legends, Apex Legends, and many more). What Can You Do With Buff Points? After racking up a decent amount, you can take your hard-earned Buff Points into the marketplace to exchange them for real-life rewards. Buff Points can be redeemed for a number of things, such as the following: Gift cards (Amazon, Steam, and Xbox, for example)Game keysGaming hardwareMerchandise You can even redeem your points for in-game enhancements like skins and in-game currencies for Apex Legends and League of Legends. If you are not a fan of any of these rewards, you are able to redeem Buff Points for cash. But do keep in mind, that cash redemptions are via PayPal only. Are Buff Points Legit & Safe? During the rise of gaming's popularity, malicious people and companies have tried to scam gamers by preying on their passion and love for games. This is why we have emphasized transparency in how we operate and developed a strong reputation for satisfaction from users in what we do. Buff has established itself as a prominent gaming network with its own reward system, coin economy, and marketplace used by some of the most well-known names in gaming, like Professor Akali, a professional League of Legends player. We wanted to eliminate worries and ensure safety for users of Buff, so we built our app by partnering with Overwolf, the world's best in-game creation platform responsible for paying out $29M to the gaming community in 2021. And to make sure we really get our point across, Buff sponsors NRG, one of the biggest names in esports. How to Earn Buff Points There's a whole lot more than just one way to start earning your Buff Points, so to make it easy, here's a list of your point-earning arsenal: Earn Buff Points Through Gameplay Firstly, download the Buff app and create an account. Moving forward, all you have to do is be logged in and let Buff run in the background while you play your favorite games. Complete Challenges Buff offers many in-game challenges specific to the game you've chosen to play. You can check out what challenges are available by going to the Challenges tab in the Buff app, as shown below, and selecting the game you want to earn rewards for. While running, Buff will track your progress for challenges as you complete tasks in-game. Once you complete your challenges, you can claim your reward from the Buff app! Participate in Raffles See what raffles are available by clicking on the Raffles panel in the Home tab of your Buff app. Get a raffle ticket by spending your Buff Points (keep in mind that some raffles are exclusive to Buff Premium users) and praying to RNGesus to be the winner. Raffle rewards vary from raffle to raffle, but expect to earn Buff Points or even gift cards for your favorite games. Invite Friends to Play Invite your friends to install Buff and earn alongside you by sending them your personal referral code. Once they earn their first 30 Buff Points from gameplay (not including challenges or other bonuses), you'll receive 30 Buff Points as well. There's no cap on the number of friends you can invite, so hit up the whole guild! Spin the Wheel Spin the Buff Wheel in the Buff app to earn some extra Points, guaranteed every spin. You get a free spin every 12 hours and a golden opportunity once a day to earn big! Get Buff Premium Maximize your earnings with Buff Premium. As a Premium user, you'll get access to some exclusive opportunities to earn, and all point earnings are boosted by 50%! Earn Points for Free Today! Times are changing. Gaming grows more mainstream every passing day, and Buff is staying ahead of the curve to reward you for taking part in the enjoyment. Be sure to take the time to explore Buff and stay on top of the expanding ways to earn and get rewarded!
Apex Legends: Legend Tokens & How to Get Them (Gameplay Only)

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Apex Legends: Legend Tokens & How to Get Them (Gameplay Only)
Apex Legends has a variety of in-game currencies that are used to unlock different things: Crafting Metals: used to construct and unlock cosmeticsApex Coins: used to buy a variety of bundles and items from the storeHeirloom Shards: used to deck out your favorite LegendLegend Tokens: arguably the most important to earn Keep reading to learn more about Legend Tokens and how to earn them without having to spend any real money. What Are Legend Tokens in Apex Legends? Legend Tokens are the only currency that you are guaranteed to get by playing and finishing matches and earning XP in the game. Unlike Crafting Metals, which can be obtained by opening packs and progressing through the Apex Legends Battle Pass and event challenges, Legend Tokens have to be earned by sweating through matches and leveling up. You can't even buy Legend Tokens for real-world money or with Buff points like you can with Apex Coins. You can find your current Legend Token balance on the top-right corner of the Apex Legends home screen, as shown below. What Can Legend Tokens Be Used For? This effort-earned currency is the key to unlocking more Legends to gain access to new abilities and styles of gameplay! It takes a total of 12,000 Legend Tokens to unlock a new Legend, which means you have to level up 20 times (600 Legend Tokens per level) before you have enough to spend on a new Legend for your team. You can also spend Legend Tokens to reroll daily challenges (though we don't recommend it, the price isn't worth the reward) or unlock some really cool re-colors for some legendary skins you may own. Just keep in mind that legendary recolors cycle out of the shop weekly, so you'll have to stay vigilant if you want a fancy new color for your legendary skin. Legend Token Price List Unlock new Legend: 12,000 LTCosmetic re-color: 6,500 LT for a weapon skin and 8,500 for a Legend skin2nd daily reroll: 200 LT3rd daily reroll: 500 LT4th daily reroll onwards: 1,000 LT How to Get Legend Tokens in Apex Legends Legend Tokens are, thankfully, quite easy to come by—you just need to play the game and level up by earning XP! Leveling Up There are loads of levels to be earned in Apex Legends. In Season 14, Respawn increased the maximum level cap from 500 to 2,000. That's 1,2 million Legend Tokens—or 100 new legends, five times the total Legends currently available! Even after you hit the maximum level, you'll continue to earn 600 Legend Tokens every time you earn a level's worth of XP. If you're a new player to the game, the first 60 levels are thankfully a little easier to get through, letting you unlock your first 3 new Legends by the time you get there. The required amount of XP to level up incrementally increases per level, to a cap: Level 1: 100XP Level 10: 8,600XPLevel 20: 12,500XPLevel 30: 14,000XPLevel 40: 15,500XPLevel 50: 17,000XPLevel 60-500: 18,000XP After you hit level 500, you advance into the next tier, where your level resets back to 1. At tiers 2-4, the experience needed to level up is a little different: Level 1-100: 18,000XPLevel 101-200: 20,000XPLevel 201-300: 23,000XPLevel 301-400: 28,000XPLevel 401-500: 36,000XP Accumulating XP Earning experience during a game is based on many different things you can do during a match. We've made a list to help break down how XP is calculated during a match, so you know what to focus on if you want to level up at the fastest rate: Winning a match: 900XPTop 5 finish: 300XPTime survived: 3XP per second survivedFirst kill of the day: 500XPKills: 50XP per killDamage done: 0.25XP per 1 damage pointIs kill leader: 50XP if you become the kill leader at any point in a matchKilled champion: 500XP per kill of the champion squadIs champion: 500XP going into a match as the champion squadRevive ally: 25XPRespawn ally: 200XP Play With Friends Teaming up with your friends in Apex Legends has more benefits than just being able to work together and communicate better. Having friends in your squad gives you extra XP! Having just 1 friend in your squad adds a +5% XP bonus to your time survived, while 2 friends gives you +10% XP to that bonus. Progress Through Seasonal Battle Passes The seasonal Battle Pass definitely has some juicy items, but as you level up through the premium tier of the pass, you'll also unlock stackable XP boosts that add a 10% bonus to the top 5 and win XP for you and your party members. These boosts also stack up with everyone in your party, amounting to a potential 300% boost for the rest of the season! Better Get Playing! Legend Tokens are the key to growing your Legends roster, and gaining levels are the key to earning more Legend Tokens, so by playing loads of matches and surviving for as long as you can, you'll be adding new Legends to your team in no time. Just start, as every minute helps. Additionally, don't be afraid to spend some Legend Tokens on your favorite recolor either—they're only around for limited times, and you'll eventually earn the tokens back.
9 eSports Games With the Biggest Prize Pools in 2022

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9 eSports Games With the Biggest Prize Pools in 2022
It's a gross understatement to say the video-gaming industry is big—it's colossal. In fact, it's so big that it's making more money this year than the music industry, film industry, and book publishing industry combined! The gaming sector is booming; the industry is currently worth 300 billion USD and is expected to continue growing to a massive 321 Billion USD by the year 2026. Part of that massive value is the eSports scene, which sees thousands of players competing in professional tournaments for jaw-dropping amounts of money; enough to earn some players an extremely comfortable living. If you're considering becoming a pro gamer, then our list will help you out. Below, we've discussed the top 9 eSports games with the biggest prize pools for this year and how many players are competing in them to help you make an informed decision. 1. Arena of Valor The game title with the highest earnings in the eSports scene might, weirdly enough, be one you haven't heard of before. Arena of Valor is a 5v5 MOBA (Multiplayer Online Battle Arena) much like DOTA or League of Legends, with the main difference being that it's a mobile game. Wait, the top-earning eSports game is a phone game? Yep, you read correctly—this game can only be played on Android, iOS, and Nintendo Switch. The reason for the prize pool is due to the game's origin: made and released inside Mainland China. It quickly became popular in other surrounding East Asian countries, where the mobile gaming scene is much larger than that of PC or console gaming. Arena of Valor's 2022 eSports Stats Total prize money: $20,5 millionTotal tournaments: 110Total active pro players: 407 Get the game 2. PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Mobile Better known as PUBG, this battle-royale 3rd person shooter came from PC to mobile in 2018, and picked up popularity in Eastern Asia, bringing yet another mobile title to the top of this eSports earnings list. PUBG Mobile's 2022 eSports Stats Total prize money: $20 millionTotal tournaments: 49Total active pro players: 1,230 Get the game 3. DOTA 2 DOTA 2 is another well-known free-to-play MOBA on PC that was officially released as a standalone game ten years after its debut as a separate game mode on Warcraft 3. The 5v5 lane-pushing game with a multitude of heroes to choose from was the first MOBA of its kind and served as an inspiration for the most popular MOBAs around today. DOTA 2's 2022 eSports Stats Total prize money: $13 millionTotal tournaments: 92Total active pro players: 915 Get the game 4. League of Legends: Wild Rift Another MOBA on the list is LOL: Wild Rift, the mobile version of the popular League of Legends on PC and has similar gameplay to DOTA. Wild Rift launched in 2020 and also exploded in popularity in Eastern Asia, bringing yet another mobile game to the top 10 highest-earning eSports games. LOL: Wild Rift's 2022 eSports Stats Total prize money: $12,7 millionTotal tournaments: 101Total active pro players: 546 Get the game 5. Fortnite Fortnite is a free-to-play, 3rd person battle-royale shooter with single-player and team modes that was released in 2017. In its first-ever world cup, a 16-year-old named Kyle Giersdorf walked away with $3 million. Since then, Fortnite has exploded among younger audiences to become one of the most globally popular games at the moment. Fortnite's 2022 eSports Stats Total prize money: $11,5 millionTotal tournaments: 30Total active pro players: 622 Get the game 6. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Counter-Strike is one of the OG's in the competitive gaming world and sees two teams of shooters (either the terrorists or counter-terrorists) fight against each other in different objective-based game modes. The first of the titles were released in the year 2000, and the first major tournament was held in Sweden in 2003. Almost 20 years later, the competitive scene is still booming with new and old CS:GO pros. CS:GO's 2022 eSports Stats Total prize money: $9,6 millionTotal tournaments: 246Total active pro players: 2,042 Get the game 7. Rocket League Rocket League is by far the most unique game on this list. Put simply, it's physics-based soccer with rocket-powered cars. What makes it unique is the lack of transferrable skills from any other game, and the sheer speed and skill required to play the competitive 3v3 mode makes it one of the most entertaining eSports series available. Though it used to be a paid game, it was bought out by Epic Games and released as free-to-play in 2022 on PC and console, which sparked new interest among a growing player base. Rocket League's 2022 eSports Stats Total prize money: $7,5 millionTotal tournaments: 195Total active pro players: 1,060 Get the game 8. Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Siege Rainbow Six: Siege is a paid 5v5 first-person shooter with mind-blowing complexity. Every season, new characters are added that can completely change the way the game is played—and watching pros take advantage of the unique ways to play the game is nothing short of awe-inspiring. In gameplay, Siege is similar to CS:GO, but requires a more tactical and team-based approach. Siege's 2022 eSports Stats Total prize money: $6 millionTotal tournaments: 30Total active pro players: 371 Get the game 9. Call of Duty: Vanguard The Call of Duty franchise has been around for as long as most of us have been playing games; from its first title released in 2003, this well-known FPS game grew into a multiplayer competitive shooter that is loved around the world. The latest release—the 18th installment in the COD franchise—is COD: Vanguard. Vanguard is themed around WW2 and features some extremely fast gameplay along with pro players who have mastered every aspect of the game. COD: Vanguard's 2022 eSports Stats Total prize money: $5,4 millionTotal tournaments: 66Total active pro players: 181 Get the game through Battle.net Final Thoughts Though the eSports industry seems lucrative, with some pro players having earned more than $500,000 this year alone, and some having racked up more than $5 million in their gaming careers, it's apparent you have to be among the best at your chosen eSports title to have a chance at earning that sweet prize money. If you are intending to go pro, you better get to practicing! And be sure to maximize your experience with Buff.