Last year's All-Star match was one of my favorite parts of The International. I'm sure this year it will be just as entertaining. Most of the guys picked for the All-Star match are also playing in the Solo Championship which takes place tonight. So, who are these eSports celebrities?
You know how we keep debating if eSports is a "real" sport and when will it get noticed/appreciated by a mainstream audience? Well, much like the 4th of July hotdog eating competition and World Series of Poker, eSports has finally gotten the attention it deserves, from ESPN.
Enjoyed what you have seen at The International so far? How would you like to be part of a Dota 2 tournament that has the same sort of idea? The MSI Beat IT 2014 event will bring together top teams from around the world for one epic showdown, and if you’re good enough, you too can be a part of it.
The winter leg of the DGL has come to an end, and the DGC isn’t too far off. Sad that there isn’t any local eSport goodness in the immediate future? Don’t be! The City vs City Clash will be taking place at the end of this month.
It seems that now is the time for change and growth for MGO’s in South Africa. In-Finity Gaming recently announced their acquisitions leading up to the DGC. Energy eSports are looking to the future too, as they have welcomed some new blood into their organisation.
Yes I know, you’ve reached your quota of tolerance towards Dota 2 news long ago, but we are nearly at the end, and by end, I mean the beginning of the main event of The International! The playoffs are done and the teams have been placed according to their performances. Eight teams have been sent packing, leaving the other eight with better odds at grabbing a larger percentage of that $10 million dollar cash pool.
Valve isn't just about Steam, you know. They are also the brains behind Dota 2 and Counter-Strike. Those brains are being rewarded with the success of The International, and they might want to give similar treatment to other games in Valve's stable.
Forget UFC, or any other physical sport that took place this weekend. Real fighting skill was being demonstrated in one place, and all with the input of a controller. Evo 2014 gathered the best fighters from around the world, and pitted them against each other in the digital arena of their choosing. There were people klapping each other harder than Sandy klaps his gym schedule! Who were the winners in the biggest fighting game tournament in the world?
Local gaming MGO, In-Finity Gaming, have announced that they will be bolstering their roster by absorbing teams from Pulse Gaming and Unknown Gaming. What are their plans moving forward?
Sometimes writing about the MSSA feels like I’m explaining away the follies of that annoying kid in school who refused to listen. But I’ve been asked by a number of people about the MSSA response and our original report so here are the facts and nothing but the facts.
The International 4 is almost upon us - starting from tomorrow the pre-events get rolling, building up to this weekend's main events. There are a bunch of reasons to be excited for the tournament, especially since you can watch even if you have no idea how the game is played.
The MSSA is currently suspended from SASCOC and if my personal dreams comes true this marks the beginning of the end of the MSSA’s and Colin’s interfering with eSports in South Africa.
SMITE, the new..ish MOBA from Hi-Rez is already growing. It's not quite competition to Dota 2 or LoL, but it's getting there. Their eSports side is growing, too, and it's pretty impressive for a debut championship.
When it comes to these MOBA, one of the most important parts is which character you play as. Called Champions in League of Legends and Heroes in Dota 2, there are different approaches to design and release, as well as their various roles. Oh, and don't forget the controversies about copying.
Dota 2 and League of Legends aren't just wildly popular games for people to play, they have revolutionized eSports. With regular tournaments and championships with massive prize pools, they have upped the ante for other eSports games, too. But of course, there are differences in this regard.