November's saying goodbye soon but our stream of spicy gaming news just won't be.
Racism issue getting out of hand?
Just recently, Skem and Kuku were embroiled in a controversy after both of them used a racist remark against Chinese players in Dota 2.
Now, there were rumors going around that Skem and Kuku might be banned from Chongqing Major. Those rumors have proven true, as Team Secret's Director confirmed on Twitter that the players have indeed been banned.
Many are wondering if Valve will get involved.
Patch 7.20 has landed
The Dota 2 patch includes major reworks of numerous heroes as well as item changes, new items and bids adieu to Ring of Aquila.
Now, instead of gaining XP on deny, players will gain 20% of the gold bounty by denying a creep. There have also been changes to Neutral Creeps, as they will now grant more gold. Farming in general, has received a buff.
More item changes, hero changes and map changes. But even the new changes had to be changed.
Patch 7.20b soon after
Patch 7.20 was so unbalanced that Valve wasted no time in releasing patch 7.20b.
The changes focused on heroes. Even Underlord wasn't spared as it suffered with Intelligence gain reduction from 2.6 to 2.3.
League Of Legends European Championship (LEC)
Six years worth of history and building legacies in esports, Europe is finally getting its much-awaited championship. The League of Legends European Championship (LEC) is the new name for League in EU.
So far, ten teams have been confirmed for the LEC set to happen in 2019. These teams are: Fnatic, Origen, G2 Esports, SK Gaming, Rogue, Vitality, Misfits Gaming, Schalke 04, Excel esports, and the newly-formed Splyce.
Let the bear memes roll
VP won the Kuala Lumpur Major against secret in a full five-match Grand Final. The Russian bears will take home $350,000 and 4,950 Dota Pro Circuit Points. Secret, on the other hand, will be taking home $170,000 and have amassed a total of 3,000 DPC points. Can they keep this up till TI9?
New Mage Hero
For League’s 142nd champion, we’re getting a girl lizard. And she’s super cute, if we may add.
“Neeko was born on a remote and largely unknown island, far to the east, where the last members of an ancient vastayan tribe remained isolated from the rest of the world.”
This chameleon takes over a mage role, equipped with the unique ability to mimic.
Skadoodle out, kio in
North American group Cloud9 confirms the signing of Fabien "kioShiMa" Fiey as the fifth member to complete their CS:GO roster. Skadoodle's retirement gave ‘kio’ the chance to play for C9 as a stand-in at BLAST Pro Series Copenhagen and ESL Pro League.