Tired of playing Dota 2 for free? Well you're in luck! Valve has just announced a new premium service called Dota Plus. For $3.99/month, players gain access to new types of account progression, the ability to earn a new currency called 'shards', hundreds of new challenges, and a real-time 'Assistant' that provides item/ability build suggestions and other in-game information. … [Read more...] about Valve Reveals Dota Plus Subscription Service
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While eSports aspirations won't be enough for stragglers like H1Z1 to catch up in popularity to PUBG and Fornite, this event will likely prove a good test case on whether the genre can work as a spectator sport. Fortnite in particular has reached a critical mass previously unimaginable in the video game industry, if it works as an esports then it has the chance to break into the mainstream culture like nothing before. … [Read more...] about The Weekly Raid: Are Battle Royale Games The Future Of Esports?
SC II offers the same excellent narrative driven RTS campaigns with better graphics, and its online competitive mode took the world by storm. The game is considered one of the pioneers at the beginning of the rise of e-sport tournaments around the world, and none bigger than in South Korea, where schools and courses on how to win with Starcraft II has been opened in recent times. What’s the fuss all about you wonder? You can play it for free today, so give it a shot if you want a proper real time strategy experience. … [Read more...] about Top 5: What Are Blizzard’s Greatest Games Ever?
Read on for a recap of our best science-related MMO articles from 2017, from EVE Online’s real-life hunt for exoplanets and the economics of MMO monetization to how lockboxes use psychology to manipulate us and the math behind the gamblebox phenom. Dr Richard Bartle even announced a new gamer matrix this year. Don’t worry; there won’t be a quiz at the end! … [Read more...] about A look back at the MMO and gaming science topics of 2017
4. Newbee Newbee is another team hailing from China, but unlike the rest, they were given a good head start thanks to sponsorship by a local billionaire. Founded in 2014, Newbee’s squads hit the record books for earning the most money at a single tournament that year, a total of US$5 million, during The Internationals 2014 for competing in Dota2 and Hearthstone. … [Read more...] about Top 5 Richest E-Sports Teams Of All Time