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The list of the official esports titles for the 2019 Southeast Asian Games was finally revealed weeks after the announcement of its inclusion to the region’s biannual event.
The shortlist of esports titles (5/6) included for the 2019 SEA Games are as follows:
Dota 2 – Valve Corp.
Starcraft II – Blizzard Entertainment
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang – Moonton
Arena of Valor – Tencent
Tekken 7 – Bandai Namco
Some exciting news for esports enthusiasts in Asia! Mogul, in partnership with Razer, will be delivering some high-octane tournament action to the tune of a AU$275,000 prize pool early next year!
Mogul's Silver Slam, the Asia-based tournament series, will be launched in February 2019.
We'll be seeing familiar esports titles such as the ones already hosted on the Mogul platform.
- Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
- Dota 2
The next Dota 2 ranked season has been announced to be in January.
As per the initial plan by Valve, ranked seasons are supposed to last 6 months each. This season started on the 6th of June, so we should have had the next season by the 6th of December. But as they say, better late than never.
Even without Kuku and Ryoyr as stand-in, TNC showed a dominating performance. The first match was complete stomp, with Armel reaching a godlike 11-0 score on his Puck. The second match, though, was even more of a stomp as WG.Unity were completely outclassed.
This granted TNC the victory, $7,500 as the prize money and a spot in the WESG main event.
Winter Madness will be an online tournament with a prize pool of $100,000. It will take place right after Christmas; from December 27 to January 5.
A total of 14 teams will be participating in Winter Madness and teams competing in the tournament will do so on an invite-only basis.
We're definitely feeling the Yuletide season as Zach Scuderi of esports team Cloud9 shows off his latest cosplay – Slay Belle Katarina!
Sneaky's Slay Belle Katarina cosplay make-up was so well done, Scarra of Offline TV almost didn't even recognize him!
American video game developer Riot Games has announced that it will discontinue its League of Legends support for softwares Windows XP and Windows Vista.
In an announcement article posted by Riot Cactopus, Riot Games explains the reason behind their move.
Microsoft itself no longer supports Windows XP or Windows Vista with security updates. It's getting harder every day for us to maintain a secure League of Legends experience for the very small number of League players still using XP, requiring a disproportionate investment from our engineering teams.
MIBR formally announced their acquisition of Epitacio "TACO" de Melo and Coach Wilton "zews" Prado from Team Liquid in exchange for Jake "Stewie2K" Yip.
The trade surfaced a week ago when ESPN reported the trade talks between the two American organizations. The mega deal reunites TACO and zews with their SK Gaming and Luminosity teammates while Stewie will also go back to his home soil but in a different team.
Players across Southeast Asia can test their skills and go head-to-head with CS:GO tournaments. Mogul offers automated daily CS:GO Tournaments namely the CS:GO 5v5 and 1v1 Daily Cup.
Mogul Daily Cup runs up until December 25 leading to the monthly Mogul Shootout Series 9 happening on January 5. Be sure to hop in at the last Mogul Shootout qualifiers happening on December 29.
The longest running professional CS:GO league will be having a new format this 2019. ESL and WESA introduces a brand new format for its 9th season featuring live studio matches, groups system and an increase to 16 teams in the regions Europe, Americas and Asia-Pacific.
The confirmed slots per region are as follows:
- Europe: 4 groups from Europe
- Americas: 3 groups from North America, 1 group from Latin America
- Asia-Pacific: 2 groups from Australia/New Zealand, 1 group from Greater China, 1 group from Southeast Asia