TheGamer’s Best Features Of The Week: Teabagging, Heatwaves, And FIFA Women’s Matches

TheGamer’s Best Features Of The Week: Teabagging, Heatwaves, And FIFA Women’s Matches

Happy Thursday, folks, it's that time of week again where we take a look back at the last seven days on TheGamer, which have felt especially long and brutal with the rising temperatures. Global warming, eh?

This week has seen a range of different topics, including serious ones like the teabagging controversy that followed a recent Apex Legends tournament, the lack of interest from FIFA players in regards to women's matches, and Hasbro's disappointing treatment of Magic: The Gathering.

Beyond that, we've also got a heat-centric piece that'll hopefully give you a few ideas on how to cool off, or at least let you emphasise with characters who have it way worse than you. Finally, we've also got an interview with the New World developers, who talk about the upcoming Summer update and answer the question – should you reinstall New World?

The Trouble With Teabagging

Earlier this week, Dilly was almost disqualified and permanently banned from an Apex Legends tournament ran by Fate Legion for teabagging his own tournament, leading to other prominent Apex players speaking about the issue. In response, TheGamer's editor-in-chief Stacey Henley discussed what teabagging actually is, what it actually means, how it can be different depending on the context and gender of the player teabagging or being teabagged, and how the esports world currently isn't a level playing field for women like it is for men.

Fewer Than Four Percent Of FIFA 22 Players Have Played A Women's Match

While EA goes ahead with revealing what FIFA 23 is going to be all about, features editor Ben Sledge has taken a look back at one of the biggest missed opportunities of FIFA 22 – women's matches. Such a promising feature that deserves just as much billing as men's matches has gone pretty much unused by both EA and FIFA's playerbase, with fewer than four percent of FIFA 22 players overall having even played one women's match.

Five Games To Help You Cope With The UK Heatwave

Not sure if you've heard, but it's a bit bloody hot in the UK right now, made all the worse by the fact that air-conditioning isn't common and our buildings are made to trap heat, not let it flow. Just because it's scorchingly hot, doesn't mean that you shouldn't be gaming, however, as lead features editor Jade King has picked out five games that'll make living in the UK look like a total cakewalk. Everything's easier when you compare it to Dark Souls, eh?

Is It Time To Reinstall New World? We Return To Aeternum With The Devs

The Summer Medleyfaire update is the next big thing coming to New World, so TheGamer's own expert on the matter, specialist Harry Alston, sat down with the game's devs to discuss whether it's time to return to the once-huge MMO that still has a healthy fanbase. Alongside talking about what's coming up for New World, Harry also reflects on how the game has been tweaked and changed ever since its launch, and about his own extensive experience with the game as a whole.

Hasbro Needs To Respect Magic: The Gathering Way More

Finally, TheGamer's own MTG expert and tabletop editor Joe Parlock talks about Hasbro's treatment of Magic: The Gathering and how, despite accounting for approximately 70-80 percent of Wizards of the Coast’s revenue, it doesn't nearly get enough respect from Hasbro. With such clear success and a passionate community behind it, Joe questions why Hasbo isn't doing more with it and why he feels like it's still being viewed as the "nerdier, more obscure Dandy to D&D’s Beano".

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