Tag Archives: dota

China forces devs to reveal loot box drop odds

China has created new regulations that force developers to reveal the odds of each item drops in loot boxes.  May eSports, such as CS:GO, Dota and Overwatch all have some kind of loot box system, where you will get one random item when you open the box. Most games don’t …

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Team NP secures GG.Bet sponsorship

Dota 2 organisation Team NP has announced that its second sponsor is online betting site GG.Bet.  GG.Bet has sponsored the team and will receive branding across many areas of the NP organisation. NP fans can also take advantage of the new sponsorship when using GG.Bet by typing in the promo …

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Team Secret signs KheZu

Maurice "KheZu" Gutmann has left Escape Gaming to join Team Secret after both teams failed to qualify for the Boston Major. KheZu will replace Lee ‘Forev’ Sang-don as Secret’s offlaner, and will make his debut for the team at the upcoming ASUS ROG Masters event due to kick off later …

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iceiceice: "Streaming is destroying careers"

Daryl Koh "iceiceice" Pei Xiang, captain of the Faceless Dota 2 team, has said that streaming is destroying players’ careers in China. In an interview with Cnet iceiceice was asked about the lucrative streaming contacts that players can earn in China, and he had some controversial views on the subject. …

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Blizzard suing DOTA Legend developers

Blizzard plans to sue Shanghai-based developer Lilith Games over its mobile game Soul Clash. The title was published by Longtu Games in Taiwan and China as DOTA Legend, which also translates to Turret Legend. Unlike Blizzard’s Dota, the game is actually a card collection and battle game rather than a …

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Razer eSports documentary coming soon

The first episode of a documentary following professional eSports players is set for release this Saturday. ‘Team Razer: Great Games’ is a three-part documentary following members of Team Razer, and focusing on three big pro-gaming titles – StarCraft II, Dota 2 and League of Legends. A new episode of the …

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MOBA’s battle to become a genre

The ‘M’ in ‘MOBA’ may not stand for ‘Money’, but given the number of companies jumping on the Multiplayer Online Battle Arena bandwagon, it wouldn’t be hard to believe. With the success of League of Legends and Dota 2 continuing to grow (the average number of monthly minutes of League …

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eSports: Behind the next billion-dollar industry

Competitive gaming is a big deal, generating millions upon millions of views and beginning to even outpace the rest of the games industry. MCV chatted to professional teams, event organisers and other firms involved in the burgeoning sector If you had asked someone five years ago whether they watch eSports, …

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