Valve released a new update, making the full version of CS:GO free-to-play and joining the battle royale mode frenzy with their own Danger Zone game mode.
Fret not, as CS:GO stated that along with the free-to-play patch comes a commemorative Loyalty Badge for players who own CS:GO before the update. All existing users prior to the update will also get a ‘Prime Status’.
ENCE Esports ended the Cinderella run of South African team Bravado Gaming to win the DreamHack Open Winter 2018.
Aleksi "allu" Jalli’s all-Finnish group emerged on top of the eight team tournament that include G2 Esports, Optic gaming, Complexity Gaming, Heroic and Team LDLC.
Dota 2 News
Valve has decided to ban Kuku from Chongqing Major, in addition to docking 20% of TNC’s current DPC points.
They clarified that contrary to TNC's statement, Kuku is not banned by the Chinese government. In addition, they believe that there was no real threat to Kuku's safety.
When the ban on Kuku was announced, Valve cited one of the reasons saying that TNC mishandled the situation. They said that TNC wasn’t taking proper responsibility of the situation and hence were stepping in directly.
Ultimately, TNC has removed its manager, Paulo Sy. Along with punishing Kuku, they had also announced that they would be docking 20% of TNC’s current DPC points.
TNC revealed that they had contacted one of the organizers of the Chongqing Major. What they posted about the conversation made the whole Dota 2 community raise a voice against the tournament.
"We have reached out to Valve and their positions is that our team may still compete at the Major with a stand-in and that no point penalties will be applied. This is the only response we have received from Valve.
We would like to remind the community that we want to resolve this issue as sincerely and peacefully as possible. TNC and Kuku fully understand the gravity of the mistakes committed which is why we have exhausted every avenue to talk with all parties involved, especially the aggrieved.
PaiN Gaming has been accused of exploiting players. The accusations are mainly regarding the financial mistreatment of the players.
According to the website Esports Haven, PaiN Gaming allegedly pays its players a monthly wage of $250-300, "their buyout clause being 200 times more than their remuneration”. The website also alleges that the organization takes 50% of the players winnings as their own share. The rest of the 50% is equally divided among the five players.
League of Legends News
The annual League of Legends All-Star 2018 has come with our favorite pro players, streamers, and personalities playing on-stage in various formats and modes. Hosted by Red Bull, summoners played in the heart of Las Vegas Strip at the Esports Arena.
Did your favorite summoners make it on the list?
Mogul Spotlight is the latest feature you need to watch out for.
Mogul announced they're developing two new features for the platform – Mogul Spotlight and Mogul Wallet.
Mogul Spotlight is developed specifically for esports enthusiasts who simply enjoy seeing their favorite streamers and influencers in the streaming spotlight.
Aside from Mogul Spotlight, the Mogul Wallet is also in development to boost the subscription feature coming your way too!