This Asian Games 2018 is the official debut of Esports at a mainstream sporting event, running from August 26th to September 1st, the five day demonstration event showcases top Asian Esports talents representing their country in the industry's most popular games. Games that were chosen for the much hyped event include Arena of Valor, Clash Royale, Hearthstone, League of Legends, Pro Evolution Soccer, and Starcraft II. However, as the event is only slated as a demonstration event, any medals won within the Esports arena will not count towards the official medal tally. The Esports Demonstration Event Schedule: Aug 26th: Arena of Valor Aug 27th: Clash Royale Aug 27-29th: League of Legends Aug 30th: StarCraft II Aug 31st: Hearthstone Sept 1st: Pro Evolution Soccer Despite the lack of inclusion in the official medal tally, Esports players were more than eager to showcase their skills and pride for their home country. On Sunday, Tencent's flagship game Arena of Valor kicked off the event … [Read more...] about Esports Demonstration Event Underway at the Asian Games 2018
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Pyke, The Bloodharbor Ripper, is the refreshingly unique combination of a traditional support champion and a bloodthirsty assassin authentically introducing a brand new way to aid the attack-damage-carry position in League of Legends. Though there have been aggressive supports before, this is the first instance of a character built from the ground up to take kills for themselves on purpose. Now even the begrudging team punching-bag gets their chance to step into the spotlight and hyper carry their team with kills instead of just CC or vision. Pyke has a similar killing potential of high damage mid-laners, while at the same time continuing to excel at assisting their teammates with crowd control, gold income, warding, and scouting. Just remember, it’s not kill stealing, it’s kill securing – for real this time.Abilities Passive: Gift of the Drowned Ones 1. Pyke cannot build additional health points, all bonus HP is instead converted into AD. 2. Pyke restores a portion … [Read more...] about League of Legends: Pyke Champion Review
Support Massively OP on PatreonWere you too busy gaming this week to pay attention to MMO news? Get caught up every Sunday evening with Massively Overpowered’s Week in Review! The MMORPG genre saw two big launches this past week: The Elder Scrolls Online released its Summerset chapter for PC players (to positive reviews!), while Worlds Adrift hit early access (to concerned reviews over its retention-unfriendly PvP system, though Bossa says it’s working on that problem). Meanwhile, we’re in the calm before the storm for one more night as Bless Online’s early access headstart kicks off tomorrow. Read on for the very best of this week’s MMO news and opinions. THIS WEEK’S TOP STORIES First impressions of Worlds Adrift: Innovation, Zelda, open-world PvP, and that sinking feeling - Worlds Adrift has been one of those games I've been closely watching but trying not to jump into until it was ready. I tried one of the alpha weekends, and… The … [Read more...] about MMO Week in Review: Summerset and Worlds Adrift (May 27, 2018)
Earlier this week, I had the chance to interview Riot Games’ Leanne Loombe, who is the Product Manager of the upcoming Clash mode. Clash is a tournament mode for League of Legends, automated and will have five players team up to fight for glory and prizes, for players of all skill levels. It promises to be an all-new way to approach League of Legends and could very well foster team-work and positivity in the League of Legends community. It was a pleasure to chat with her, and this is what we now know about the Clash system: [JASON]: Clash is an upcoming mode for League of Legends where players can team up and play in regular tournaments for glory and prizes. Are there any requirements/restrictions on players entering? [LEANNE]: In order to play in Clash players must be level 30, played their placements in an SR queue and also be Honor Level 2 or above. When entering Clash for the first time players will need to verify their League account by connecting their phone number to … [Read more...] about League of Legends – Interview with Clash Product Manager Leanne Loombe
The Battle Royale genre has taken the gaming industry by storm. Playerunknown's Battlegrounds and Fortnite were the defining titles of 2017 and both continue to increase in popularity well into 2018. They've been joined by a few new comers like Darwin Project and Radical Heights, and there's surely dozens more Battle Royale games currently in development. But does this new genre have staying power? The enormous eSports infrastructure built up around the small team vs team structure of MOBAs like League of Legends and Dota 2 and tactical FPS titles like Counter Strike Global Offensive and Overwatch is now being modified to serve the upstart Battle Royale genre. H1Z1, a precursor to PUBG, is a bit ahead of the pack when it comes to eSports. The H1Z1 Pro league is kicking off a professional tournament in Las Vegas starting on April 21. 15 teams are set to square off in a custom designed circular stage which looks incredibly impressive, even to a staunch eSports skeptic. While eSports … [Read more...] about The Weekly Raid: Are Battle Royale Games The Future Of Esports?