eSports

Steam Workshop Introduces Paid Mods; Draws Ire From Community

by Farhan · 2 weeks ago · No Comments · 305 views

Steam Workshop Paid Mods

Valve has introduced paid mods to the Steam Workshop, allowing potential creators to benefit and earn money from their creations. At least that is the intention, instead the platform will only allow uploaders to take 25-percent of the total sale price; a massive difference from the 85-percent earnings creators can get from selling cosmetic items on Dota 2 (which incidentally is also owned by Valve).

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League Of Legends Developer Shows Off Pictures Of New Office

by Farhan · 2 weeks ago · 1 Comment · 967 views

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League of Legends developer Riot Games has decided to show off picture of its new office on the edge of West Los Angeles. The office is really more of campus inspired by LoL, as well as space for both work and play. There is also a cyber-cafe style setup for late night gaming sessions.

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Blizzard’s Heroes Of The Storm Finally Has A Release Date

by Farhan · 2 weeks ago · 1 Comment · 959 views

Blizzard’s Heroes of the Storm Opens Founders Pack Sales

Blizzard’s upcoming MOBA now has an official release date, and will soon be moving out of the closed beta test. Heroes of the Storm has been in testing for over a year now, and it is just about ready to challenge both Dota 2 and League of Legends for a place in eSports.

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Steam Alters Usage Terms; Limits Users Who Do Not Spend Money

by Farhan · 2 weeks ago · 9 Comments · 3.8k views

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Users of the popular online gaming platform Steam may have noticed that their accounts are suddenly extremely restricted. This is due to a change in Valve’s usage policy, that limits features for customers who have not spent any money on Steam.

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Steams Adds Two Factor Authentication To Its Mobile Apps

by Farhan · 3 weeks ago · 3 Comments · 345 views

Steam Guard Mobile Authenticator

Valve has opened a beta test for two factor authentication login on its Android and iOS apps. The Steam Guard Mobile Authenticator works similar to Blizzards Battle.net authenticator in that it will provide codes to a user to input while logging in. Of course, this could potentially mean it has the same problems as the Battle.net authenticator.

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Review: Corsair Gaming Sabre Laser RGB Gaming Mouse – Superior Mouse That Comes At A Cost

by Terry Bass · 3 weeks ago · No Comments · 797 views

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Corsair recently rebranded their gaming division, bringing along a new logo and a more straightforward name – Corsair Gaming. The Corsair Gaming Sabre Laser RGB Gaming Mouse is one of the new products spawned under the redesigned Corsair Gaming division.

It is a gaming mouse with an 8,200 dpi laser sensor, Omron switches, 8-programmable buttons, sold for RM269 inclusive of GST. Is it a gaming mouse that is worth the bang for buck, or is it just another overpriced gaming product?

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Maxis Introduces Hotlink Game Credits For Online Games

by Farhan · 3 weeks ago · 2 Comments · 634 views

Hotlink Game Credits

Maxis has introduced a new way for gamers to buy online game credits in the form of Hotlink Game Credits. This essentially allows the reload codes from Hotlink to not only serve as credit for phone calls, but to also become in-game cash.

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Report Indicates That eSports Athletes May Be Turning To Performance Enhancing Drugs

by Farhan · 4 weeks ago · No Comments · 987 views

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Performance enhancing drugs have long been a problem with athletes, although it has mainly been confined to events that require physical prowess. However, a recent report alleges that some eSports athletes are also turning to prescription medicines that enhance their ability to play video games.

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Garena Releases League of Legend e-Sports Structure 2015 For Malaysia And Singapore

by Terry Bass · 4 weeks ago · No Comments · 338 views

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Garena has just announced a new e-Sports Structure for Singapore and Malaysia 2015. This new system brings about more tournaments, larger prize pools, as well as an increased chance for players to compete and turn professional.

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Tickets To The Dota 2 Internationals 2015 Goes On Sale Tonight

by Terry Bass · 1 month ago · No Comments · 989 views

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The fifth series of the Dota 2 International returns as the top Dota teams from around the world once again fight for the Aegis of Champions. The Dota 2 tournament will be happening from the 3rd to 8th August 2015 in KeyArena, Seattle. Tickets for the grand Dota 2 event will go on sale tomorrow (28 March 2015) via ticketing agent, Ticketmaster.

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Registration For Mineski Pro Gaming League Southeast Asia Starts Today; Ends At Midnight

by Farhan · 1 month ago · No Comments · 262 views

Mineski PGL Season 7

Mineski has announced an open registration for the Mineski Pro Gaming League Southeast Asia Season 7 (MPGL), which started late last night and will close at midnight tonight. The Malaysian qualifier for the league starts at 1pm tomorrow, with a US$50,000 (about RM183,000) prize pool there isn’t much time for teams to get in on the action.

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YouTube LIVE Will Soon Take On Twitch In E-Sports and Gaming Livestreams

by Terry Bass · 1 month ago · 5 Comments · 432 views

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YouTube has yet again set its sights on Twitch, but this time instead of acquiring it, the massive video hosting site is working hard on competing against it. Previously, YouTube made efforts to acquire Twitch, and was even prepared to pay more than $1 billion (about RM3.66 billion). However, the deal was turned down by Twitch due to ‘antitrust concerns’.

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