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PUBG: The Addictive Battle Royale Craze

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS (PUBG) has reached 4 million sales in 3 months of Early Access as of last month. It’s no small feat, and the game is clearly still gaining momentum, with a lot of new updates to gameplay that have already been teased, and new game modes. The Long Story Short Here’s a TL;DR of a game of PUBG: Queue up for Solo, Duo, or Squad (3-4) Jump off the plane to parachute towards where you want to land Find guns Run into the next designated zone (randomly chosen within the current zone) Eliminate other players...

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EVOS eSports expands Southeast Asia presence with acquisition of League of Legends Team

  EVOS eSports, a top competitive DOTA 2 organization founded in Indonesia, today announced the acquisition of eSports organization, Fortius Gaming. Following the acquisition, EVOS eSports now has a presence in competitive League of Legends. This team acquisition, worth a 6-figure sum in cash and stock options, is the first of its kind in Southeast Asia, with EVOS eSports looking to lead the region forward in the competitive gaming scene. “We are pleased to welcome Fortius Gaming, a young eSports team with unlimited potential, into the EVOS eSports family” said Ivan Yeo, Founder of EVOS eSports. “The competitive gaming...

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The International Battle Pass 2017

$20,770,460. Twenty million. Dota’s The International always breaks the record for the largest prize pool for any esports competition – specifically its own record. This is achieved through the support of millions of fans across the world through in-game purchases related to the event, and this year’s slew of loot and perks from The International Battle Pass will not disappoint. Here’s a reference of the prices: Battle Pass Level 1 – $9.99 USD Battle Pass Level 75 – $36.99 USD 5 Levels – $2.49 USD 11 Levels – $4.99 USD 24 Levels – $9.99 USD We’ve read through what...

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Twitch Launches Affiliate Program

Twitch launched their new Affiliate Program yesterday, with the goal to provide a stepping stone before becoming a fully partnered streamer. This helps aspiring streamers as it adds a level of progression that you can attain, as the streaming landscape grows and becomes more competitive. Being an Affiliate immediately allows for monetization through Bits, and soon, Subscriptions, Ads, and Game Sales coming within the next few months. Transcoding priority is also given to Affiliates as they’re available. Finally – payout fees are borne by the Affiliates, as opposed to getting covered by Twitch for Partners – which means additional costs...

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Dota 2 Matchmaking Update

Valve has come bearing great news for ranked Dota games. Many players have expressed frustration with matchmaking – getting smurfs, toxic teammates, getting premade groups in your team and/or the enemy team even in solo queue. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) was the first to introduce Prime Matchmaking, which involved a separate competitive queue for players who verify their accounts with their phone numbers. While this obviously can be circumvented, it definitely made my experience in competitive matchmaking much better. Of course it makes sense for Valve to follow suit for Dota. Here’s what they’ve introduced this patch: Phone Number Linking...

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