Microsoft is currently rumoured to be preparing to mass produce a VR headset to be revealed at E3 2015, with the final product going on sale in the second half of the year. This would put it in direct competition with the Facebook owned Oculus Rift and the Sony Project Morpheus.
Dota 2 players from team Arrow Gaming that were involved in a match-fixing scandal, have reformed under the team name “We Are Sorry”. The team has been allowed to play in the upcoming Vietnam Champion League Season 2 as the organiser of the tournament believes that the players have turned over a new leaf.
Under paying for video games has been doing the world a lot of good, at least if Humble Bundle has anything to say about it. The pay-what-you-want bundle site has raised some US$50 million over the four years it has been operating; and this is only what has been given to charity.
The Legend Circuit, a league for renowned MOBA game League of Legends, will come to a conclusion towards the end of December at KLCC. Eight teams which are comprised of two local teams and two Singaporean teams will battle it out for a chance at clinching the first place prize of RM 25,000.
Good Game Agency, most notable for owning renowned western eSports teams Evil Geniuses and The Alliance, has been bought by Twitch.tv. Ever since its inception over a decade ago, Good Game Agency has always been pushing for a successful eSports scene in the form of supporting eSports teams, live video game broadcasting agencies and even hosting its very own DoTA 2 league.
The inaugural Game Awards concluded over the weekend as the video game industry recognised the best work done by developers, publishers, and even fans. Most of the winners were expected to win, although Nintendo has appeared to continue its resurgence by being named Developer of the Year.
A Spanish eSports team will be the first pro-gaming group sponsored by a porn site; what this means is still unknown. What is known is that the eSports club known as Play2Win will be forming Team YP to take part in Dota 2 competitions, taking on the initials of its new sponsor.
The weekend was an extremely eventful one for Counter Strike Global Offensive fans following the Dreamhack Winter tournament. Teams Fnatic and LDLC were ordered to replay a quarter finals match after it was discovered that Fnatic was using an illegal boost to overturn their losing streak against LDLC.
Aspiring professional gamers can test out their skills at the Selangor Cyber Games that is happening on the 13th and 14th December at Encorp Strand Mall in Kota Damansara. This event is jointly organised by the government of Selangor with a total prize pool of RM30,000. eSports isn’t exactly a big thing yet in Malaysia, so it’s always good to see an eSport event taking place locally – especially with some form of backing from the authorities.