Dota 2 News
After the seemingly unending racism controversy, TNC has recently announced the "punishment" they've given to Kuku. The punishment? 50% of Kuku's winnings from KL Major, Chongqing Major (if they qualify) or Bucharest Minor (if they qualify) will be donated. If they won't qualify, Kuku will be streaming/covering the Chongqing Major LAN Event and all the earnings of his stream will be donated as well.
Valve has officially signed an agreement with Shanghai’s government. Now, with the coming of Steam China, Valve will have to comply with the Chinese regulations and will have to obtain the licenses for the games. Yay or nay?
Teams disqualified from ChongQing Major
Playmakers was found to be in violation of rules during the ChongQing Major Regional qualifiers for South America. How? Playmakers had faked the identity of their stand-in player. Suffering the same fate, CCNC'S team, test123 (ex-pain x) was disqualified as well. As explained by Valve, "a team temporarily traveling to and from a region just to compete in the qualifiers clearly does not provide any meaningful benefit to the region, and harms growth overall."
Lelis pointed out how they "were invited to the closed SA qualifier and even won the qualifier" before they got disqualified.
CCnC, on the other hand, explained their side by saying "it wasn’t a case of us hopping to SA then back to NA due to comfort but due to qualifiers, tournaments and practicality."
OG has been eliminated from the qualifiers, thereby losing their chance to appear at the ChongQing Major.
Astralis shining bright
Astralis claimed their third ECS Finals title after winning a 2-0 nailbiter against MIBR at ECS Season 6 grand finals in Arlington, Texas.
The tournament has made way for CS:GO's first batch of millionaires. Astralis mainstays Andreas "Xyp9x" Højsleth, Peter "dupreeh" Rasmussen, and Nicolai "dev1ce" Reedtz joined the million dollar club with the ECS prize.
shroud together with fellow ex-C9 players teamed up with SileNt for Old Guys Club. The stack made it to the closed qualifiers of the Americas Minor after storming the last open qualifier along with Test Takers.
The legendary "Olofboost" turns four years old. What is it? Its the triple man boost on the A site of Overpass allowed the peeking player to gain vision on crucial parts going to both bomb sites.
League of Legends News
A few days ago, renowned Korean team SK Telecom 1 made an announcement regarding its new members for 2019 season. Here's the new roster:
Crazy (Kim Jae-hee), Khan (Kim Dong-ha), Clid (Kim Tae-min), Haru (Kang Min-seung), Faker (Lee Sang-hyeok), Leo (Han Gyeo-re), Teddy (Park Jin-seong), Effort (Lee Sang-ho) and Mata (Cho Se-hyeong).
League of Legends released a 47-second clip showing an animation art for Leona's legendary skin, Eclipse Leona. Solar Eclipse Leona and Lunar Eclipse Leona will be available for 1820 RP each, or get both for 2821 RP.
Zach 'Sneaky' Scuderi once again surprised everyone with his Bowsette and Bridal Peach cosplay.
Sneaky's Bowsette cosplay is very much on-point, as the League of Legends pro player show off in a black dress, some bracelets with spikes, and the Princess Peach power-up.
The Southeast Asian Games will see the full-fledged inclusion of esports as an official medal event in its 30th iteration in 2019, host country Philippines announced.
The partnership will bring in six medal events for various esports titles split to three platforms – PC, console and mobile. Way to go!
Exciting Mogul News
Have you joined Mogul Shootout and Mogul Mayhem yet? Don't miss the chance to compete for its $1000 USD prize pool for Dota 2 and CS:GO Finals!
Meanwhile, Mogul's RAZER raffle has been EXTENDED. Yep! Old and new users can gain one eligible entry (per account) in Mogul's Razer raffle!
And because the event has been extended, there's plenty more time to get your friends to sign up. Hurry, event closes on December 6 12:00AM SGT. See ya!