The state government endorsed Selangor Cyber Games was a huge success last year. Successful enough for the event to return for the second time around. 2017 will see a bit of a shake up- only four games this time and as a result, a smaller total prize pool of RM180,000.
However, the bulk of the total RM330,000 offered last year was part of the Mineski Pro Gaming League (MPGL) South East Asia Championship which was roughly RM200,000. MPGL isn’t returning this time, and with less tournaments offered, the prize pool per game is bigger than last year.
Taking the main event spot is Legends Circuit Malaysia. Selangor Cyber Games will be part of Malaysia’s official [...]
The interesting thing about Dota 2 esports is of course the huge prize pool offered in its premier event The International. It continues to grow in number year after year (this year’s count is already more than $20 million USD at the time of writing- that’s about as much last year’s total).
But aside from that, there’s not many other tournament in the scene that offers as much money around. Valve has mostly left the other Dota 2 tournaments grow on their own, but starting in 2015 they introduced Major events. The Majors are Valve-sponsored events that aimed to give more stability for the scene by having adding tournaments held on fall, winter and spring [...]
Fire Dragoon is a local e-sports team that has making names here in Malaysia. Their Dota 2 team managed to reached 6th for the Boston Major SEA Qualifiers and finished third in last year’s UMobile GameOnz MSI MGA Dota 2 Tournament. Their League Of Legends squad is now in the top 4 in the Malaysia’s equivalent to the LCS- The Legends Circuit hosted by Garena. They also once had one of the strongest CS:GO roster in Malaysia.
Last Sunday saw Fire Dragoon fully committed into the business of building an e-sports team by launching their office and announcing a partnership with TteSports, the gaming brand for hardware manufacturer Thermaltake.
“e-Sports has [...]
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 [...]
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—————————- Weekly Vault #3: —————————- Gone gold! A term that usually used for any games that managed to complete early than the actual launching date. Congratz to Nioh team!
Also, matchmaking in Dota 2 had been fixed! Thanks Valve! No more hard time to communicate in a foreign language!
After months and months of griping, and an excessive number of Reddit strings to monitor, Valve has at last, listened to the greater part of the protestations and rolled out an enormous improvement to the matchmaking rationale.
Without precedent for Dota 2, the matchmaking rationale will now consider geological separation when attempting to discover players for your group. The criteria will no longer exclusively be founded on your MMR.
This change was brought on by the endless grievances from the Dota groups of not having the capacity to discover chemistry with individuals who talked a similar dialect. This issue was progressively predominant on the US East servers, [...]