Mineski is known to have field mostly players from the Philippines, its main region, for their main Dota 2 roster. But today marks a change with this direction as they signed former Fnatic player Mushi to take the charge of a completely new roster.
Mushi was part of Fnatic in their incredible 4th place finish in last year’s The International, but ever since that the roster struggled to find a rhythm, which led to Mushi to bow out. This marks the end of an era for Fnatic, as only Ohaiyo is left in the original roster, with the rest seeking better pastures.
The new team roster for Mineski will be revealed in the coming weeks. As for now we know that Mushi will be [...]
The Malaysian FGC is on a roll. With the recent announcement of Astro’s eGG Network sponsoring Team Flash Vision, housing the best Malaysian Street Fighter V players, now we have the date for the next Flash Vision (FV) Cup. The yearly event has mostly been focused for Street Fighter due to its status as a Ranking Event under the Capcom Pro Tour. This year it will remain holding that status, but it is also adding other fighting games to the mix.
FV Cup 2017 will commence on the 23rd-25th of September at the Berjaya Times Square Hotel.
These games will all have their own tournaments:Street Fighter V (Part of the Capcom Pro Tour) Tekken 7 (Part of FV Cup Tekken [...]
Capcom just announced the new and improved Capcom Pro Tour 2017- the main tournament circuit for Street Fighter V. This year we will see a much more streamlined format to follow along, leaving less talk about how anyone will get to qualify to Capcom Cup at the end of the year and focus on more hype matches.
The main event, Capcom Cup, will now have an even bigger prize pool out of the gate: $600,000. The format is said to have a few more improvements- the gruelling best of five tournament for every match in the 32 player bracket turned out to not be the best experience for most players, but that will be announced in the future.
The breakdown for the 32 spots in Capcom [...]
More football clubs keep on joining e-sports. This time its Italian football club AS Roma making the move. But interestingly, they partnered with the established e-sports organisation Fnatic for this move.
The new FIFA team of AS Roma includes Sam “Poacher” Carmody, Aman “Aman” Seddiqi, and Nicoló “Insa” Mirra with Manager Colin Johnson.
The team will represent Roma in FIFA tournaments, while Fnatic handles all the management and e-sports know-how to help these players play their best.
“With the tremendous growth of eSports and continued attention placed on games like FIFA, we’ve partnered with Fnatic, the world’s leading eSports organisation, to launch our [...]
The NBA in general has lately been eyeing on the gamer demographic with various teams, investors and former players investing in e-sports. But this takes another huge step towards unifying traditional sports and e-sports.
Take Two, the parent company of 2K Games, publisher of the successful NBA 2K series, will launch a new e-sports league with direct involvement from the pro basketball association. The NBA 2K eLeague will see 8-12 participating teams all owned by current NBA franchises. Each team will be fielding five players with their own in-game avatar, rather than using the team’s virtual roster. The season will start in 2018, with the hopes of it expanding over the [...]
For EVO 2017, the ninth game to be competed was open to voting. Nine other games, and their community, have to band together and vote by donating to charity. With the votings closed it has now been revealed that Ultimate Marvel VS Capcom 3 will take the main stage once again, possibly for one last hurrah.
The voting system has been a talked about issue in the FGC, as it is deemed unfair due to the unproportionate size of each of the nine communities. Mortal Kombat XL, Marvel and Killer Instinct are pretty big compared to say, Niddhogg, or Windjammers or even the still unreleased ARMS which is an entirely new IP with no dedicated community yet. But still, in the end of the day, [...]