It may or may not come as a surprise to you – Asia is the largest market for competitive video-gaming, or esports, for short. Globally, esports revenue in 2017 is anticipated to hit USD1 billion (Data: SuperData, 2017). If all goes as planned, Malaysia may grow to be one of the biggest esports hubs in the region. Thanks to initiatives by agencies like Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC), Malaysia’s a little closer to that reality. On that note, a big name in esports shares the sentiment about Malaysia’s potential in the arena – Riot Games.507 0
You probably didn’t know this (and frankly neither did I), Paris Saint-Germain or PSG for short, has a professional e-sports team. Yes, the PSG we know as one of the world’s leading football clubs. Well, if that didn’t catch your attention, get this – ASUS’ Republic of Gamers (ROG) is sponsoring the PSG eSports team.312 0
At the annual epic ACG (Anime, Comics & Games) event — Comic Fiesta 2014, Logitech introduced its latest Logitech G mouse, the Logitech G302 Daedalus Prime MOBA Gaming Mouse. According to Logitech, the entry-level G302 was tested by professional MOBA gamers around the world including players from Team SoloMid, cloud 9, CJ Entus Blaze, and Invictus Gaming.2053 0
Are you an eSports fan? Well, according to multiple sources, there will be a larger number of eSports events in Malaysia this year. We’ve gotten wind that independent DoTA 2, League of Legends and Heroes of Newerth tournaments are in planning, not to mention official tournaments that have been announced as well. That’s good news for eSports teams and their fans, as we get to see more of them in action.480 6
Day 1 of the Carnival has a lot to offer for those who really love or maybe want to try out these two great and awesome games, brought to you courtesy of Garena Malaysia.
Day 1 – Friday, 4th January 2013
|Time||Time||Center Court||West Lobby|
|10.00||11.00||Welcome & Opening Show||HON Group Stage – Group A|
|11.00||12.00||LOL Invitational Match Group Stage|
|2.00||3.00||HON Group Stage – Group B|
|4.00||5.00||LOL Pro Girls Team Showmatch|
|5.00||5.30||KLH Signing Ceremony||League of Legends Free 2 Play / Promote Session|
|5.30||6.30||Showmatch – KLH vs Invitational Match Champion|
|7.00||8.00||GPL Kickoffs – First Match|
|8.00||9.00||GPL Kickoffs – Second Match|
|9.00||10.00||GPL Kickoffs Closing Remarks|
*Events and time subject to change without notice by Garena Malaysia
Heroes of Newerth (HoN) is developed and published by S2 Games. If you’re keen on trying something new, yet not stray too far from your DoTA counterpart, this is a MoBA game for you. Featuring familiar and new unique heroes, Heroes of Newerth also provides key in game features such as reconnecting from disconnected games, stat tracking, interesting aesthetic changes and a performance based online matchmaking system.
League of Legends (LoL) is developed by Riot Games. Unlike Heroes of Newerth, League of Legends features an entirely new cast of unique heroes, a colorful and vibrant environment with unique in-game summoner skills and runes that boost in game hero attributes. Despite having a completely different approach to MoBA games, LoL is easy to pick up with its simplified user interface and informative tutorials.
This is a great time to really either to try out your skills with your friends or maybe sign-up and probably get some goodies as well!
So, if you want more info, drop by their website here: Garena Carnival 2013
Playing in a Pro League of Gaming (albeit digital games) can be challenging. And as in any sport, good sportsmanship is encouraged to grow the gaming community (you know, in a better and negative-free environment). Having said that, one pro player got into some hot soup lately for not following the rules, the “Summoner’s Code“ to be exact.
Christian Rivera @ IWillDominate from the Team Dignitas of League of Legends game was recently highlighted and banned by the developers, Riot Games for “Violations of Summoner’s Code”. He’s been a very, very bad boy (no Xmas prezzies for you).
According to the forum post, IWillDominate was brought before the Tribunal for consideration of a permanent ban. He was brought before the Tribunal for NINE times but was only punished eight times including this recent ban. Here is more:
“He has a persistent record of in-game harassment, verbal abuse, offensive language and negative attitude.
Despite the punishments and official warnings, his harassment score has risen more than 30% from early August to the present date, placing him at the top of the list of North American pro players and among the worst 0.7% of all North American players.
There also have been repeated incidents of similar behavior outside the game.”
-Details from the LOL Community Forum Board.
Now, the punishment for his crimes is a one year permanent ban of any account linked to him and ineligible to play in the League of Legends Championship Series for one year as well. Ouch!
Team Dignitas are now facing some challenging times with this news. Let’s see who will replace him and will Team Dignitas be back again next year for the upcoming Championship? We will never know…
So, gamers out there, please be nice to the newbies and do not rage negatively in the game. Don’t end up like @IWillDominate. Start playing nice from now on,ok?
Read the forum here: LOL Forum390 0