Just less than two months after ESL One came to Manila, we were already back in MOA Arena for another huge international tournament - The Manila Major! I already felt so lucky thanks to my ESL One Manila experience, but this tournament just spoiled me even further. The incredible crowd, production value, matches, and food … Continue reading Sabine at The Manila Major 2016
Pinoy Dota 2 fans have long been famous online (for a number of reasons), but their incredible passion for esports took the whole world by surprise after the country hosted ESL One Manila. It was the first international event of its scale to ever land on Philippine shores, and I remember how ecstatic I felt when I … Continue reading Sabine at ESL One Manila 2016
[Update: Aside from the changes Team Eleven Eleven announced (mentioned below), I also came across an MIT - SC2VN event page where it looks like they also made changes to some character appearances and in-game interfaces.] 😀 A visual novel on StarCraft and eSports? Yup, you read that right! While visual novels commonly revolve around themes … Continue reading Demo Thoughts: SC2VN – The Esports Visual Novel
Reports of Google's alleged plans to buy live video-streaming platform Twitch.tv for $1,000,000,000 spread across the internet like wildfire today, garnering mixed reactions from the gaming and eSports community worldwide. According to the Wall Street Journal, Google is reportedly in early discussions to acquire the eSports and gaming-focused streaming site, although no deal is imminent yet. … Continue reading Google rumored to acquire Twitch.tv for $1B
Following its recent expansion into Asia, global eSports league ESL (Electronic Sports League) unveiled last Thursday the ESL Philippines Opening Series, its first round of gaming tournaments here in the country. Done in partnership with local gaming organization Mineski-Events Team, Smart GameX, and Garena, the opening league will feature monthly online and on-site competitions for Dota … Continue reading ESL enters the Philippine eSports scene!