The popular combat MMO, World of Tanks SEA is celebrating its first anniversary this year and to mark the occasion, Wargaming SEA have already planned a special gathering for WoT players throughout the region including Malaysia. Interestingly, the game’s birthday gathering for Malaysian gamers will take place simultaneously at Penang, Kuala Lumpur and Kota Kinabalu on 28th April.
Suiting the nature of the game itself, the WoT SEA birthday bash will include a mini team tournament which offers in-game gold of up to 70,000 for the winning team as well as tons of WoT swags such as t-shirt, mouse pad and more. We also spot food and cake as part of the event schedule although you might want to confirm that with the WoT SEA’s gamemasters themselves.
[Source: World of Tanks SEA]
Back in February, the folks behind the hugely popular online tank combat game World of Tanks (WoT) – Wargaming.net – has announces its Wargaming.net League that offers RM 7.7 million (USD 2.5 million) worth of prize money. However, before one can actually compete for that huge amount of prize money, he or she must first start at the regional level.
Hence, the Tanks Asia Masters series is where the action will be for the Asia Pacific region which is where Malaysian WoT players are assigned to. Starting from this coming April, the Tanks Asia Masters Series will begin with the Tanks Asia Open Season. Scheduled to take placed until the end of May, the event will determine the team’s eventual placing in the main Tanks Asia Season One which itself is divided into three tiers: Masters, Regular and Challenge. In short, one can think of Tanks Asia Open Season as the qualifiers for the main Tanks Asia Masters competition.
Tanks Asia Masters structure. Click on the image to enlarge it in a new window.
As you can see, the Tanks Asia Masters series is not your standard gaming competition with its rather complex tiered structure that mimics real life sporting league. Furthermore, there is RM 308,700 (USD 100,000) of total cash prize will be given away in the Tanks Asia Season One with half of it will be going to the champion alone.
It is only March but it seems like World of Tanks players will be able to participate in quite a number of large-scale competition this year. After Wargaming.net League was officially announced earlier this year, NVIDIA has recently come out to announce its own GeForce eSports World of Tanks Open Tournament.
Open to players from five regions throughout the world including Asia Pacific, up on the line at the tournament are NVIDIA GeForce 600-series graphics cards as well as a total prize pool of around RM 309,800 (USD 100,000) at the event’s grand finals. The champion of each region will receive an all-expenses-paid trip to participate in the grand finals.
There is one problem though: only Australia, Korea, Singapore and Taiwan are specifically mentioned on the official announcement by NVIDIA. We will be in touch with both NVIDIA and Wargaming.net to check on Malaysian players’ eligibility to participate in the event.
For the meantime, the pre-registration for the GeForce eSports World of Tanks Open Tournament has already begun but the actual registration – free of charge – will take only place starting from March 28 for two weeks. For further information, keep a close look at www.geforce.com.
As you might know, the new expansion to StarCraft II – SC II: Heart of The Swarm – is about to be released in Malaysia this coming Monday, 11 March 2013. Well, the folks at Blizzard and Asiasoft are organizing an event to celebrate the launch together with fellow StarCraft kakis out there.
Scheduled to take place on 16 March, the event will take place at the renowned FTZ Asia Café in SS15 Subang Jaya from 2pm onwards and you are expected to bring your game face on as there will be a 2v2 tournament which offers Razer’s StarCraft II gaming peripherals and SC II: Heart of The Swarm Collector’s Edition. Gamers are also able to grab away SC II: HoTS posters autographed by StarCraft II’s producer Kaeo Milker as well as StarCraft II stickers.
For those who already bought the expansion pack prior to attending the event, they are able to enjoy free play session of the game at the venue by showing their game’s boxset or the screenshot of their digital copy. Furthermore, there will also be hourly lucky draw featuring prizes from Blizzard and Razer.
To learn more about the StarCraft II: Heart of The Swarm post launch celebration by Blizzard and Asiasoft, head on to its official Facebook page right over here.
The biggest Defense of The Ancients tournament in Malaysia (and one of the most globally known as well) is making a return once again as its long-time host – Sendi Mutiara Multimedia – has officially confirmed its commitment to the event for 2013.
That being said, most of the information regarding the event are still pending for the time being. However, SMM has stated that the state qualifiers for 2013 SMM National DoTA Championship will take place from April onwards with venues and dates will be revealed to public very soon. DoTA teams that are interested to participate in the event are welcome to register their team members at SMM’s website right away.
With around RM 2,500 worth of cash prizes up for grabs at each venue, the registration fee for 2013 SMM National DoTA Championship has been set at RM 50 per team. For more information, visit www.smm.net.my.
While many companies are shying away from competitive gaming, Wargaming.net – the people behind the popular MMO, World of Tanks – is doing otherwise. The MMO company has recently announced a global competitive gaming tournament called Wargaming.net League which offers a prize pool of RM 7.7 million (USD 2.5 million) for 2013 alone.
Scheduled to take place sometime in this quarter, the Wargaming.net League will be utilizing the standard competitive gaming format. This means that there will be a regional qualifier and playoffs leading towards up to a global Grand Finals. Starting with World of Tanks, Wargaming has also planned to include its other MMO titles into the mix such as World of Warplanes once they are out in the market.
This is not the company’s first foray into the global eSports scenes as World of Tanks has been featured at the last year’s World Cyber Games Grand Finals in China. To all World of Tanks players out there, time to form a team and practice hard!
[Source: World of Tanks SEA]
The inaugural edition of PlayFPS Elites 2013 continues today at The Mall Ngamwongwan Convention Centre in Bangkok whereby Malaysia’s representative – wN.mTK – has managed to book a spot in the Sudden Attack semi-finals after an excellent performance in the group stage yesterday.
However, the team’s semi-final opponent – Volcano of Vietnam – proved to be too tough for wN.mTK to handle although it took them three matches before wN.mTK eventually perished on Volcano’s hand. Our representative still managed to salvage RM 3,045 (USD 1,000) worth of cash prizes though as wN.mTK then went on to overcome Arrancar by Mthai from Thailand in the third place playoff match.
The champion title of Sudden Attack Season 2 SEA Championship eventually goes to eMcN of South Korea after defeating Volcano through yet another grueling 3-match thriller. On another hand, the Alliance of Valiant Arms SEA Championship title goes to the home team – 1st E-Sports – with Allegiance of Singapore in the second place as well as Neolution E-Sport which is also from Thailand in the third place.
Meanwhile, do stay tuned for the sights and scenes from our time here at PlayFPS Elites 2013 coming your way soon.
As mentioned in our previous post, Asiasoft earlier today has kicked off the two-day PlayFPS Elites 2013 regional showdown at Bangkok which involved 15 teams from all over Southeast Asia together with total cash prize of more than RM 30,000. Included in the mix are two teams from Malaysia: Team Crayon, who competes in Alliance of Valiant Arms (A.V.A) as well as wN.mTK in Sudden Attack.
Grouped together with teams from Thailand, Indonesia, and Philippines in A.V.A’s Group A, Team Crayon started its PlayFPS Elites 2013 campaign pretty well by overcoming challenges from Rebels of Philippines. Unfortunately, Team Crayon didn’t manage to sustain the momentum and suffered defeats at the hand of its subsequent opponents which resulted in the team being eliminated from the tournament.
On another hand, wN.mTK concluded the day at the top of its group by defeating both of its groupmate – Arrancar by Mthai from Thailand and Newrez.SixthSense of Philippines. With that, wN.mTK has booked itself a spot in the semi-finals against Volcano from Vietnam which is scheduled to take place at 12:30pm Malaysian time.
Will wN.mTK be able to return home as the first ever PlayFPS Elites 2013’s Sudden Attack champion? Well, we certainly hope so. Do tune in again tomorrow to check out the conclusion of PlayFPS Elites 2013 right here at Lowyat.NET.
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