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Tencent reportedly negotiating agreement to retain stakes in Riot, Epic amid US national security data probe

Chinese megacorporation Tencent is reportedly in negotiations with U.S. officials for an agreement to retain its stakes in League of Legends creator Riot Games and Fortnite developer Epic...

Behind the scenes of the first MPL SG, held offline during COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has not made it easy for offline esports events. Especially if you’re running one in a three-storey shophouse with limited space,...

Alliance take NA Dota 2 legend ppd on trial as coach

Swedish organisation Alliance announced on Thursday (6 May) they signed North American Dota 2 legend and The International 2015 (TI5) champion Peter "ppd" Dager to trial...

Modern Horizons 2 introduces compelling designs with Urza’s Saga, Diamond Lion

Modern is the most popular eternal competitive format in Magic: The Gathering that attracts players to tabletop events and Magic Online. The upcoming set Modern Horizons 2 is created...

PUBG Mobile is coming back to India as Battlegrounds Mobile

PUBG Mobile is coming back to India under a new name, Krafton announced today. Battlegrounds Mobile India will be a free-to-play title for Android and iOS devices which...

Team News

Tarik to attempt streaming full-time, says VALORANT is potential option

With no clear choices available to continue playing professional CS:GO for the time being, Tarik, who is currently on Evil Geniuses’ CS:GO bench, is taking a swing at...

Regions News

Singaporean Dota 2 pro NutZ announces retirement

professional player Wong "NutZ" Jeng Yih announced on Friday (23 April) that he was retiring from competitive play after an eight-year professional career. NutZ said...

Neymar Jr. Fortnite skin and items officially revealed

Epic Games has finally unveiled the Neymar Jr. skin ahead of its launch on April 27. There are two variants available for the soccer star’s Fortnite skin:...

Call of Duty: Warzone’s Verdansk ‘84 map is live

Call of Duty: Warzone players can now enjoy the new version of Verdansk, Verdansk ‘84, on all platforms. Players who enjoyed the live transition into...

VALORANT’s upcoming new map is a tropical paradise called Breeze

VALORANT's upcoming new map has been confirmed to be a tropical beach called 'Breeze' after multiple official teasers as well as a leaked trailer...

PUBG Mobile Star Challenge Arabia 2021 unveiled with $100,000 prize pool

To mark the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, Tencent has introduced the PUBG Mobile Star Challenge (PMSC) Arabia 2021. In this, 16 teams from the Middle...

League of Legends teases Uniqlo clothing collaboration

League of Legends (LoL) developer Riot Games announced on Tuesday (20 April) that they have collaborated with Japanese clothing brand Uniqlo to release a...

Tech and Gadgets

CDL makes Control settings change ahead of Stage 3

The Call of Duty League (CDL) announced an alteration to the Control settings, which will affect the start of Stage 3 groups. On 22nd April...
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Tarik to attempt streaming full-time, says VALORANT is potential option

With no clear choices available to continue playing professional CS:GO for the time being, Tarik, who is currently on Evil Geniuses’ CS:GO bench, is taking a swing at...

Mobile Legends Southeast Asia Cup (MSC) 2021 unveiled with $150,000 prize pool

The Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Southeast Asia Cup (MSC) is making a comeback in 2021. The competition will be online from June 7 to 13 due...

Guilty Gear Strive Open Beta Test 2 begins on May 13

ArcSystemWorks has confirmed the dates for its second Open Beta Test for Guilty Gear Strive, with additional characters available to try out while playing. The beta will open...

Alter Ego Celeste claim FSL VALORANT Circuit Open II crown

Alter Ego Celeste have emerged as the team to beat of the 2021 FSL VALORANT Circuit, after a perfect run through the FSL Open...

Game Reviews

LoL patch 11.9 will bring Chemtank and Hecarim nerfs

The game’s lead developer has shared the upcoming changes on his social media. Lead gameplay designer for League of Legends, Mark “Scruffy” Yetter, has shared the...

D13, Wings Up, New Happy, Checkmate secure spots at PWL CS:GO Season 1 Playoffs

PWL CS:GO Season 1 saw D13, Wings Up, New Happy, and Checkmate dominating the first and second qualifier without any significant threat in the...

VALORANT: VCT CHALLENGERS SERIES STAGE 2 – RECAP

The open bracket of the North America VCT Challengers Series Stage 2 was carnage and boiled down to four teams. There is always the potential...

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Frostfire Gauntlet Senna, top lane tank itemization targeted for changes in League Patch 11.11

Jeevun Sidhu, Lead Game Designer on League’s Summoner’s Rift team, announced in a tweet that his team is looking at nerfing Senna’s Support role dominance in patch...

League of Legends teases Uniqlo clothing collaboration

League of Legends (LoL) developer Riot Games announced on Tuesday (20 April) that they have collaborated with Japanese clothing brand Uniqlo to release a...

LoL patch 11.9 will bring Chemtank and Hecarim nerfs

The game’s lead developer has shared the upcoming changes on his social media. Lead gameplay designer for League of Legends, Mark “Scruffy” Yetter, has shared the...

Patch 11.8 Introduces New Freezing and Dragonic Skins To The Rift

These skins from various worlds will be available in two weeks with the latest League of Legends update. Patch 11.7 is now live on the...

DOTA 2

Saksa shines as OG score huge 2-0 win over Team Secret

OG defeated Team Secret, 2-0, in arguably the best match of Season 2 of the Dota Pro Circuit's (DPC) European regional league on Sunday...

Alliance take NA Dota 2 legend ppd on trial as coach

Swedish organisation Alliance announced on Thursday (6 May) they signed North American Dota 2 legend and The International 2015 (TI5) champion Peter "ppd" Dager to trial...

Dota 2 7.29c patch includes Beastmaster nerfs, several items

Valve has dropped another adjustment update for Dota 2, rescaling a lot of Heroes and reducing the effects of several items Most Heroes only got slight...

The ONE Esports Singapore Major’s Stand-Out Stand-In

The ONE Esports Singapore Major may be considered a "stand-in Major." We took a look at one stand-in that really stood out at the...

CS:GO

Tarik to attempt streaming full-time, says VALORANT is potential option

With no clear choices available to continue playing professional CS:GO for the time being, Tarik, who is currently on Evil Geniuses’ CS:GO bench, is taking a swing at...

D13, Wings Up, New Happy, Checkmate secure spots at PWL CS:GO Season 1 Playoffs

PWL CS:GO Season 1 saw D13, Wings Up, New Happy, and Checkmate dominating the first and second qualifier without any significant threat in the...

BAD NEWS BEARS TAKE DOWN TRIUMPH TO QUALIFY FOR ESEA

Peter "⁠ptr⁠" Gurney's side prevailed 3-2 in a rematch against Triumph to win ESEA Premier Season 36. Bad News Bears have claimed victory in ESEA Premier Season 36 North...

HenryG’s Leaving Cloud9 and Takes Sabbatical From CS:GO

After seven months as the Cloud9 CS:GO team manager, Henry "HenryG" Greer has officially left the organization. His departure comes after the Cloud9 organization...