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Checkpoint XP is the first nationally syndicated radio show for esports and video games. The Checkpoint XP: Daily Podcast is the Monday - Friday recordings that comprise the national show - plus additional conversations every single day! Catch up on the latest esports and gaming news with Nate, Robbie, Norris and Joe.

Xbox Series X & S Pre-orders a DISASTER, Valorant Coming to Mobile? and New Smash DLC Fighter Release

Another console launch, another preorder disaster that shows more consoles in the hands of scalpers on eBay than in the hands of people who actually wanted to keep them, so good luck getting a new Xbox Series S or X out there. Plus, a new patch leak for Valorant reveals a possible update on a…

Remembering Chadwick Boseman, The Black Panther

Remembering Chadwick Boseman and the impact that Black Panther has on the world outside of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The dynamic duo of Robbie Landis and Ben Morse is back once again for another episode of the Other Identity. The Other Identity is a podcast about exploring the culture created by comic books. Two weeks…

Cloud9 Axe Reapered After Disappointing Season, Activision Sues Cheat Maker, Fall Guys Cheater Island

After failing to make World’s despite their stellar first half of the Summer Split, Cloud9 release their head League coach, Reapered, who may be one of the best coaches in the entire world despite a disappointing end to their 2020 season. And, Activision continues to go to war with cheat makers as they blow up…

Xbox Announces EA Play Free on Game Pass for Ultimate Subscribers

Microsoft shoves another dagger in Sony’s back, announcing the Xbox Series S yesterday, and now announcing that EA Play will come bundled with their Game Pass for NO ADDITIONAL MONEY! And, a streamer sets an insane 324 million point combo on Tony Hawks Pro Skater 1 + 2 and it’s believed to be a world…

CS:GO Cheating Scandal EXPLODES, T1 Legal Action Over Death Threats, Apex Legends Racist Slur

The CS:GO cheating scandal explodes after initial allegations of suspending three coaches now involves 25,000 matches being under review all the way back to 2016 and has another coach ADMITTING to cheating for one of the greatest teams of all time. Plus, T1’s League of Legends team is threatening LEGAL ACTIONS after a deluge of…

India BANS PUBG Mobile, PS5 No Backwards Compatibility Before PS4, and Dallas Empire Drop Clayster

In a move as BIG as the TikTok ban from June, India bans another 118 mobiles apps including PUBG which was the #1 title by downloads AND revenue in the entire country! Plus, Ubisoft may have accidentally leaked that the PS5 won’t be backward compatible with the PS3, PS2, or PS1. And, the Dallas Empire…

Should Marvel Be Worried After DC Comics FanDome? Absolutely

The dynamic duo of Robbie Landis and Ben Morse is back once again for another episode of the Other Identity. The Other Identity is a podcast about exploring the culture created by comic books. This week Robbie and Ben go over all the major announcements from DC's FanDome event. In a year with no Comic-Con…

Top College Esports Programs To Watch - Fall 2020

We here at CheckpointXP On Campus are in a constant state of research. With new esports programs popping up each semester, we try our best to bring news from all of them. But we know that it's a monumental task to find some of the top teams and follow them. So Norris and Jacob from…

Why Fall Guys Is Taking Over The World And Becoming An Esport?

Today, CheckpointXP On Campus' Norris Howard and Jacob Brothers looks at the success of Fall Guys and how it took over the world. Granted, some players are beginning to believe that the "tryhards" are making the game less fun for casual players. Plus, Immortals Gaming Club, tweeted about their newest hire regarding the Fall Guys…

Robert Pattinson LOVED This Video Game Character | The Breakdown

Tenet star Robert Pattinson erases all of the ill-will from starring in the Twilight series by revealing THIS video game character death made him cry! Plus, PUBG Mobile developers say they want to compete with CS:GO and League of Legends all while they get support from Dr. Disrespect in the unlikeliest of ways, and rappers…

The Marvel Avenger's Video Game Beta | The Other Identity

In just over a week the highly anticipated Marvel’s Avengers video game by Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics will be releasing. The game comes out on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Between the two hots, Robbie is an avid gamer, but Ben still has an interest in how the game is going to turn…

Fortnite Season 4 Leaked Teaser Confirms New Marvel Theme | The Breakdown

Fortnite Season 4 leaks ahead of its release date and confirms that Epic is going all-in on the Marvel theme and it all leaked thanks to the Nintendo eShop, OpTic Gaming post a video criticizing the Call of Duty League and it probably cost them a few thousand dollars for doing it, and Capcom punishes…

Fall Guys Skin Twitter Bidding War for $300k

Fall Guys takes the internet by storm and starts a bidding war that has Mr. Beast, Ninja, G2 Esports, and more throwing hundreds of thousands of dollars at the game, the makers of Apex Legends say that they would love to make a Netflix series based on the game after they launched season 6, and…

What To Expect With An Esports Class | CheckpointXP On Campus

During a recent episode of CheckpointXP On Campus, we discussed an esports minor degree at Northern Illinois University. Interest in gaming is growing with game streaming/esports growing and no sports for a couple of major conferences in the fall. So NIU resolved to create a program that not only focused on coaching and strategy but…

Can College Esports Fill The Void of College Football? CheckpointXP On Campus

The pandemic still continues to spread throughout the United States. In reaction, a number of college conferences decided to postpone their college sports seasons. The Big Ten and Pac-12 became the first Power Five conferences to decide the health risks were simply too great at the moment. The other three conferences in the Power Five…