HP’s OMEN Challenger Series returns to APAC with US$50K prize pool

Heads-up, CS:GO and Dota 2 players: HP’s OMEN Challenger Series is returning to Asia Pacific this year, along with a new Campus Legends tournament slated for Southeast Asia. OMEN Challenger Series Season 2 The US$50,000 (~S$68,000) OMEN Challenger Series is open to participants across 12 Asia Pacific countries – ...

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TI9 prize pool soars past the Fortnite World Cup at US$30M and counting

Hear ye! Hear ye! To the surprise of absolutely no one, the venerable Dota 2‘s de facto world championship The International has once again claimed the title of “Largest Prize Pool in Esports History”. Wow… Sarcasm aside, it’s applaudable that the tournament has held on to its throne for as long ...

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The World Cyber Games 2019 has concluded! China takes four out of six gold medals

After a lengthy six-year hiatus, the World Cyber Games 2019 returned to China last Thursday for four days worth of heart-pumping excitement. Held at the Qujiang International Convention and Exhibition Centre in Xi’an, China, the massive cyber festival featured six main games that included Clash Royale, Dota 2, Crossfire, Hearthstone, Honor ...

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SG Predator League 2019

Checking out the SG Predator League 2019 Finals and Acer’s latest gear!

Last Saturday, I had the fortune of attending the SG Predator League 2019 Finals held at Our Tampines Hub. The 2-day event ran from 5-6 January and featured a total of 16 teams, all vying for the chance to represent Singapore on the Asia-Pacific stage. It showcased two games, ...

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The Dota 2 Chongqing Major could get cancelled after racist taunts

The next Dota 2 major, if you haven’t checked, will take place in the Chinese city of Chongqing from 19-27 January 2019. However, owing to the racist taunts made by Carlo “Kuku” Palad and Andrei “skem” Ong, the entire tournament might end up being cancelled. Palad is an active ...

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Day 4 of The International 2018 – NA vs. the World

Day 4 of The International 2018 (TI8) saw five teams vying for survival and a slot at the last lower bracket round before the lower bracket final. Three remaining North American teams battled it out against the powerhouses of Europe and CIS. OpTic Gaming and Evil Geniuses had their ...

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Day 3 of The International 8: China’s only hope stays strong, and OG shows resilience

It’s the middle of the main stage of The International 8, a period where we can expect intense fights and match-ups. On Day 3, 4 teams competed for a better shot at the grand finals, and another 4 teams fought to stay alive. VGJ.storm successfully takes down Winstrike in ...

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Day 1 of The International 2018: A lone SEA team remains

The main event of Dota 2’s The International 2018 (TI8) began yesterday, and day one ended with a single Southeast Asian team remaining: Mineski. This is after the unfortunate lower-bracket elimination match up between TNC and Mineski, and Fnatic’s fall to China’s Team Serenity. Mineski is one of the ...

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Malaysia’s Geek Fam takes home the inaugural Asia Pacific Predator League DOTA 2 Championship

Singapore’s representatives Ten Twenty had a decent showing at the Asia Pacific Predator League 2018, but were stopped in their tracks by the home team BOOM ID of Indonesia in the second round. The team had dispatched Hong Kong’s Azure eSports with relative ease in the first round, but ...

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The Predator League 2018 is APAC’s biggest DOTA 2 tournament

Acer‘s first regional esports competition, the APAC Predator League 2018 Finals, kicked off today in Jakarta, Indonesia. Over the next 3 days, eight teams from eight countries will be fighting for a share of the US$150,000 cash prize, the Predator Shield Trophy and the DOTA 2 APAC Champion bragging rights. The ...

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