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Tech today: A new PH esport league, Tesla dog mode, Theranos documentary

The Nationals esport league begins in March A new esports league, The Nationals, will be coming this March, featuring the games Dota 2, Tekken 7, and Mobile Legends. Commissioner Ren Vitug said one of the league's goals is to make the whole affair more professional. “With the ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsFeb 11th, 2019Related News

Singkuwento film fest giving voice to PH filmmakers here and abroad

A love story during the time of war. A tale of an out-of-school boy's dream of becoming a Dota player. A love triangle between two humans and a sea creature. A story of a young man's journey from the province to the city.   These make up four of the five entries in this year's edition of the Singkuwento International Film Festival Manila Philippines (SIFFMP), which runs from Feb. 15 to 22 at the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) theater in Intramuros, Manila.   The fifth entry, a story of a Filipino family fighting for their rights in a foreign land, is by a Canadian-Filipino director shot entirely in Quebec.   The 2019 SIFFMP, coproduce...Keep on reading: Singkuwento film fest giving voice to PH filmmakers here and abroad.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jan 9th, 2019Related News

Neon eSports rules Predator League 2019: Dota 2 Finals

Neon eSports rules Predator League 2019: Dota 2 Finals.....»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: SportsDec 31st, 2018Related News

LOOK: Pia Wurtzbach reveals she plays…DOTA!

The former Miss Universe keeps surprising us! LOOK: Pia Wurtzbach reveals she plays…DOTA! Source link: LOOK: Pia Wurtzbach reveals she plays…DOTA!.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Dec 31st, 2018Related News

Esports now a legitimate sport and medal event in 2019 Southeast Asian Games

Esports are included in the lineup of competitive events in 2019 Southeast Asian Games in Clark, Pampanga, the Philippine Southeast Asian Games Organizing Committee confirmed Friday. Dota 2, Starcraft 2, Tekken 7, Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, and Arena of Valor are five of the six games to be featured in the inaugural esports competition, according to […] The post Esports now a legitimate sport and medal event in 2019 Southeast Asian Games appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Source: Interaksyon InteraksyonCategory: TopDec 21st, 2018Related News

Fandom to buy Curse Media from Twitch

MANILA, Philippines – Wiki site Fandom has bought competitor Curse Media from Twitch, Fandom announced Wednesday, December 12. In a statement from product marketing manager Brandon Rhea, Fandom said "joining forces" with Curse Media would allow the company to "expand our resources and provide better support to our communities." Curse Media's stable ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsDec 14th, 2018Related News

Why a Filipino esports player was banned from a major Dota 2 tournament

Carlo “Kuku” Palad, a Dota 2 player for Filipino esports team TNC Predator, was banned from attending an upcoming tournament after he was found to have used racist language against the Chinese team during a public game. Dota 2 developer Valve announced in a statement that it was banning Palad from participating in the upcoming […] The post Why a Filipino esports player was banned from a major Dota 2 tournament appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Source: Interaksyon InteraksyonCategory: TopDec 6th, 2018Related News

MORE ROOMS IN PARADISE: DOT accredits 243 Boracay establishments

The number of Boracay accommodations that secured Department of Tourism (DOT) accreditation had reached 243 as of Monday. With the holiday season approaching, this meant that 9,248 rooms were available for tourists in the famous resort island. The list of the accredited establishments are posted in the DOT’s official Facebook page. The DOT also reminded […] The post MORE ROOMS IN PARADISE: DOT accredits 243 Boracay establishments appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: NewsNov 30th, 2018Related News

DOTA Kontra Droga launched in Camarines Norte

DOTA Kontra Droga launched in Camarines Norte.....»»

Source: Bicolstandard BicolstandardCategory: NewsNov 12th, 2018Related News

Big brother is creating a two-tier society in China: Adam Minter

By Bloomberg Even for Chinese authorities, who have long tried to limit the influence of foreign media and ideas, last week marked an escalation. In the span of a few days, authorities blocked access to Twitch, the video-game live-streaming platform owned by Amazon.com Inc.; ordered a purge of foreign content from school textbooks; and proposed restricting […].....»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: FinanceSep 26th, 2018Related News

Killing of DOTA player Joshua Laxamana in ‘police shootout’ sparks outcry

Human rights groups and advocates are crying out against the fatal shooting of 17-year old Joshua Laxamana, who was shot during an alleged shootout with police. Laxamana, known as an expert player in multiplayer online battle arena game Defense of the Ancients 2 in his hometown of Tarlac, was last seen departing for Baguio City with […].....»»

Source: Interaksyon InteraksyonCategory: TopSep 5th, 2018Related News

Dota 2 nanorpresa, 2 bagong hero ibinida

By Ray Mark Patriarca Walang pasubali, biglang naglabas ng dalawang bagong hero ang Dota 2 sa kasagsagan ng ‘The International 8’ na gaganapin ang finale Linggo sa Pilipinas. Pinangalanang Grimstroke, isang ranged support hero ang maaari nang gamitin ngayon sa bagong update ng laro. Gamit ang isang paintbrush bilang sandata, nahumaling ngayon ang Dota 2… link: Dota 2 nanorpresa, 2 bagong hero ibinida.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Aug 26th, 2018Related News

Boracay water transport groups okay DOT’s repair, repaint offer

THE Department of Tourism (DOT) in Region 6 offered free repairs and repainting of motorized boats in preparation for the reopening of Boracay Island in Aklan on October 26, 2018. DOT-6 Regional Director Helen Catalbas met Analy Ibabao and Mike Siñel of Malay Association Sailing Boat Owners Inc. (MASBOI) Sailboat Multi-Purpose Cooperative and Lenilyn Maming, […] The post Boracay water transport groups okay DOT’s repair, repaint offer appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: NewsAug 22nd, 2018Related News

Heat, Knicks clash in first NBA 2K League Finals

NBA 2K League press release NEW YORK – Heat Check Gaming and Knicks Gaming will make history when they meet in the first NBA 2K League Finals, a best-of-three series that will take place Saturday, Aug. 25 beginning at 4 p.m. ET (4am, Sunday, Aug. 26, PHL time) on Twitch. Below please find numbers related to the inaugural season of the NBA 2K League: NBA 2K League At-A-Glance: 102 – The NBA 2K League, a professional esports league co-founded by the NBA and Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc., launched in 2018 and features the best 102 NBA 2K players in the world selected from 72,000 hopefuls. 132M – NBA 2K League content has generated more than 132 million video views on social media channels. 1.6M – The NBA 2K League and its teams feature more than 1.6 million likes and followers across all league and team social media platforms. 1M – The NBA 2K League awarded $1 million in prize money over the course of its inaugural season, with the largest prize pool reserved for the end of season champions.  The best-of-three NBA 2K League Finals will see the winning team receive $300,000, and the remainder of the $600,000 total prize pool will be awarded to the remaining seven playoff teams. 186 – The NBA 2K League regular season consisted of 186 games. 17 – The 2018 season ran for 17 weeks, beginning in May and ending in August, and featured 12 weeks of weekly matchups, three weeks of in-season tournaments and two weeks of postseason. 10M – NBA 2K18 has sold approximately 10 million copies worldwide and is the best-selling edition in franchise history. NBA 2K League Teams:      90 – NBA 2K League teams have formed more than 90 corporate and marketing partnerships. 21 – Affiliates of four NBA teams – the Atlanta Hawks, Brooklyn Nets, Los Angeles Lakers and Minnesota Timberwolves – will join the NBA 2K League for its second season, bringing the total number of teams from 17 to 21. 8 – Eight teams qualified for the inaugural NBA 2K League playoffs: No. 1 seed Blazer5 Gaming (12-2), No. 2 seed 76ers GC (10-4), No. 3 seed Pistons GT (9-5), No. 4. seed Raptors Uprising GC (8-6), No. 5 seed Cavs Legion GC (8-6), No. 6 seed Heat Check Gaming (8-6), No. 7 seed Wizards District Gaming (8-6), and No. 8 seed and THE TICKET tournament winner Knicks Gaming (5-9). NBA 2K League Players: 677 – Wizards District Gaming’s Austin “Boo Painter” Painter, the league-leader in points scored, tallied 677 points during the regular season. 84 – Grizz Gaming’s Mehyar “AuthenticAfrican” Ahmed-Hassan set the NBA 2K League single-game scoring record with 84 points. 57 – Blazer5 Gaming’s Dayne “OneWildWalnut” Downey, the Most Valuable Player and Defensive Player of the Year, recorded 57 blocks during the regular season. 25 – NBA 2K League players compete as unique characters in 5-on-5 gameplay.  Each position can choose between five different archetypes, creating 25 total archetypes* 15 – New York has produced 15 NBA 2K League players, more than any other state. 9 – There were nine international players on 2018 opening-night NBA 2K League rosters: Yusuf “Yusuf_Scarbz” Abdulla (Raptors Uprising GC; Canada), Mehyar “AuthenticAfrican” Ahmed-Hassan (Grizz Gaming; Canada), Jamie “vGooner-” Bull (Pacers Gaming; U.K.), Ryan “Devillon” de Villon (Mavs Gaming; Canada), Thomas “Speedbrook” Genaj (Celtics Crossover Gaming; Canada), Harry “HazzaUK2K” Hurst (Mavs Gaming; U.K.), Jannis “JLB” Neumann (Mavs Gaming; Germany), Basil “24k Dropoff” Rose (Heat Check Gaming; Canada), and Jomar “Jomar12 PR” Varela-Escapa (Blazer5 Gaming; Puerto Rico). 5 – Five players have recorded triple doubles in the inaugural season of the NBA 2K League: Heat Check Gaming’s Juan “Hotshot” Gonzalez, Raptors Uprising GC’s Kenneth “Kenny” Hailey, Celtics Crossover Gaming’s Ahmed “Mel East” Kasana, Wizards District Gaming’s Austin “Boo Painter” Painter, and Knicks Gaming’s Idris “Idrisdagoat6” Richardson. *An archetype is a preset combination of attributes and skills. For more information about the NBA 2K League, visit NBA2KLeague.com and follow @NBA2KLeague on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsAug 21st, 2018Related News

NBA 2K League announces four new teams for 2018 season

NBA 2K League press release NEW YORK – The NBA 2K League announced today that affiliates of four National Basketball Association (NBA) teams – the Atlanta Hawks, Brooklyn Nets, Los Angeles Lakers and Minnesota Timberwolves – will join the league for its second season, bringing the total number of NBA 2K League teams from 17 to 21. “Welcoming these four world-class organizations and their passionate fanbases to the NBA 2K League is an exciting moment not only for the league, but for the entire 2K community,” said NBA 2K League Managing Director Brendan Donohue. “From their innovative spirit to their global reach, we know each of these teams will be a tremendous addition, and we are thrilled that this growth offers the opportunity for new players, coaches and support staff to join the league.” The league’s inaugural season tipped off in May 2018 and features the best 102 NBA 2K players in the world competing on 17 teams. The 17-week season includes weekly matchups, three in-season tournaments and will culminate with the NBA 2K League Playoffs, which begin this Friday, Aug. 17 at 6 pm ET (Saturday, August 18, PHL time). The first NBA 2K League Finals will be held on Saturday, Aug. 25 at 4 pm ET (Sunday, August 26, PHL time). All competition is streamed live on Twitch and takes place from the NBA 2K League Studio Powered by Intel in New York City. The original 17 NBA 2K League teams are 76ers GC, Blazer5 Gaming, Bucks Gaming, Celtics Crossover Gaming, Cavs Legion GC, Grizz Gaming, Heat Check Gaming, Jazz Gaming, Kings Guard Gaming, Knicks Gaming, Magic Gaming, Mavs Gaming, Pacers Gaming, Pistons GT, Raptors Uprising GC, Warriors Gaming Squad, and Wizards District Gaming. For more information about the NBA 2K League, visit NBA2KLeague.com and follow @NBA2KLeague on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsAug 15th, 2018Related News

TNC Predator, “Never Say Die” team ng Dota 2

Kilala tayong mga Filipino bilang palabang lahi sa anumang larangan. Mapa-pagsubok sa buhay, sa trabaho, sa palakasan, at ngayon, isang grupo ng mga Pinoy ang kinakatakutan ng mga ibang powerhouse team sa parating na TI8 dahil sa kanilang kakaibang lakas tuwing nasa harap ng malaking balakid. Ang TNC Predator, dating TNC, ay dumaan sa butas… link: TNC Predator, “Never Say Die” team ng Dota 2.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Aug 15th, 2018Related News

ABS-CBN Sports, Garena partner for 2018 Globe Conquerors Manila LoL tournament

Another major eSports event will soon be watched on ABS-CBN S+A as ABS-CBN Sports and Garena come together for the “2018 Globe Conquerors Manila” League of Legends (LoL) tournament this August. Fans of the popular multiplayer online video game can witness the best teams in Southeast Asia battle for pride and prize when the tournament goes LIVE from the Mall of Asia (MoA) Arena on ABS-CBN S+A, as well as via livestream and YouTube live for the semifinals and finals this Saturday (August 18) and Sunday (August 19). Garena is exclusive operator of top tier games in Southeast Asia and a leading advocate of eSports in the region. For this tournament, it brought eight teams from the Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Thailand who have already started battling it out in the preliminaries happening at the Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila until Friday (August 17). S+A’s coverage on Saturday (August 18) will start at 10 am for the opening ceremonies of the semifinals. The semifinals will be a best of five series between the Group A toppers and Group B 2nd placer in the morning, while the second seed of Group A faces the top seed of Group B in the afternoon. Viewers can also catch the celebrity showmatch featuring popular gamer, musician, and cosplayer Ashley Gosiengfiao, comedian Empoy Marquez, and James Reid’s brother, Jack, among other personalities. On Sunday (August 19), the victors in the semifinals will figure in another best of five series at 2 pm for the right to book a trip to the 2018 League of Legends World Championships in South Korea as the Southeast Asian representative. There will also be band performances for those who will troop to the venue while it will be hardcore battles for those tuning in to S+A. eSports has been a rising phenomenon all over the world, especially in the last few years, where events such as the League of Legends World Championship can draw over 30 million viewers to rival traditional sports. S+A, which also previously aired a major DOTA 2 event, is committed to helping strengthen the local gaming community and promote eSports as a legit and competitive sporting event.   ---- Don’t miss the heart-pounding action of the various heroes in the virtual world of League of Legends in the live broadcast of the semifinals and finals of the “2018 Globe Conquerors Manila” LoL tournament this Saturday (August 18) starting 10 am and on Sunday (August 19) at 2 pm LIVE on S+A and S+A HD, as well as via livestream and YouTube live. .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsAug 14th, 2018Related News

‘M.A.S.H.’ star Alan Alda reveals he has Parkinson’s disease

  NEW YORK --- Actor Alan Alda says he has Parkinson's disease.   Appearing Tuesday on "CBS This Morning," the former "M.A.S.H." star said he was diagnosed with the neurodegenerative disorder three and a half years ago. Alda says he expects a tabloid will soon publish a story about his diagnosis.   The 82-year-old says he's not angry and considers it a challenge. Alda says he has acted and given talks since then. He says he could see his thumb twitch in a recent podcast and thought someone would soon do a sad story.   Alda says revealing his diagnosis might be helpful to others with Parkinson's that there are things they can do.   A...Keep on reading: ‘M.A.S.H.’ star Alan Alda reveals he has Parkinson’s disease.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jul 31st, 2018Related News

Sustainable tourism is DOT’s priority

THE Promotion of sustainable tourism and not tourism for purely material gains is the priority of the Department of Tourism (DOT). Beautiful beaches and rich cultural heritage surround Western Visayas and the DOT aims to sustain and protect these tourism treasures. Several of programs have been implemented by DOT-6 alone or in partnership with other […] The post Sustainable tourism is DOT’s priority appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: NewsJul 22nd, 2018Related News

DOT-6 all set for Boracay reopening

THE Department of Tourism (DOT) asserts its readiness for the reopening of Boracay Island later this year. This is DOT’s position to Senate Resolution No. 705 introduced by Senator Antonio “Sonny” F. Trillanes which sought to investigate the closure and rehabilitation of Boracay Island and the effects on stakeholders. The DOT said a series of […] The post DOT-6 all set for Boracay reopening appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: NewsJul 18th, 2018Related News