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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

World’s biggest Dota 2 tournament prize pool exceeds P1 billion mark

How does this sound: more than a billion pesos in winnings for playing video games? It might just become a reality for true blue gamers as the prize pool for the world's biggest Dota 2 tournament just breached the $20 million mark on Wednesday, July 12. According to the Dota 2 official website, the total prize pool forThe International 2018 (TI8) was valued at $20,034,838 (or over 1.07 billion), as of this writing. The International is the premier Dota tournament overseen by video game company Valve. Despite its prodigious figures, TI8's day 65 haul slightly lags behind last year's TI7 's total prize pool at around the same time. The International 2017 holds the record...Keep on reading: World’s biggest Dota 2 tournament prize pool exceeds P1 billion mark.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jul 12th, 2018Related News

NBA 2K League announces 'The Ticket' schedule

NBA 2K League press release NEW YORK – The NBA 2K League announced today the game schedule for its third and final tournament of the season, “THE TICKET”, scheduled for July 12-14 (July 13-15, PHL time). Streaming live on Twitch, all games take place from the NBA 2K League Studio Powered by Intel in New York City. The single-elimination tournament begins on Thursday, July 12 at 6 p.m. (Friday, July 13, 6am, PHL time) with a play-in game for the 16th and 17th seeds, which will be followed by games featuring the 1st -15th seeds and winner of the play-in game. Overall, the tournament will feature five games on Thursday (Friday, PHL time), four games on Friday (Saturday, PHL time) and seven games on Saturday (Sunday, PHL time), culminating in the championship game at 7 p.m. ET (7am, PHL time). Seeding was determined by a team’s performance during the four weeks of regular-season games preceding “THE TICKET.” The winner of “THE TICKET” will be guaranteed a playoff spot. In addition, the winning team will receive half of the $150,000 prize pool, with the remainder being awarded to the second to eighth place teams (first place - $75,600; second place - $24,800; third and fourth place - $12,800; fifth-eighth place - $6,000). In addition to a playoff berth and prize money, the winner will acquire a coveted steel champion banner – with the goal of collecting all three banners that link together to form THE BANNER CHAIN. 76ers GC and Blazer5 Gaming each have a portion of THE BANNER CHAIN by winning the THE TIPOFF and THE TURN, respectively. Following THE TICKET, there will be four weeks of regular season remaining for teams to secure their place in the postseason before playoffs begin on Aug. 17 (Aug. 18, PHL time). The playoffs run for two weeks, and the seven teams with the best regular-season records and the winner of the final tournament are guaranteed playoff spots. If the tournament winner has one of the league’s top eight records, then the top eight teams will make the playoffs. (Times below are in EST).....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJul 12th, 2018Related News

‘Spawn’: Jeremy Renner joins Jamie Foxx

Having appeared in three "Avengers" movies as Hawkeye, Jeremy Renner is adding another superhero arrow to his quiver, playing homicide detective and expert marksman Twitch in 2019's comic book adaptation "Spawn". With Jamie Foxx announced to the film's lead role, that of assassinated, reanimated secret agent Al Simmons, or Spawn, Jeremy Renner has been nominated to the position of police detective Twitch Williams. The casting news means that production partners Blumhouse and McFarlane Films are now expected to name an additional lead actor to the role of Twitch's NYPD partner, the rough and impulsive investigator Sam Burke. Comic book illustrator Todd McFarlane, whose "Venom...Keep on reading: ‘Spawn’: Jeremy Renner joins Jamie Foxx.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jul 10th, 2018Related News

Jameson Blake apologizes after asking for free graphic design from artists

Instead of actual money, perhaps a "shoutout" can be added to the list of things many artists can be paid with. Apart from "experience" and "exposure," that is. Local actor Jameson Blake was slammed recently by netizens after he asked graphic artists if they could make him a banner he could use for his social media accounts. And instead of remuneration, Blake said the best banner would get a "shoutout" from him in exchange. The solicitation was made on Twitter last July 4, although the tweet has since been deleted. "Any graphic designers here?" Blake asked then. "Willing to make me a cover photo/banner for (ex. Youtube, Twitch). I need a banner with the username 'Lucid Express'. Best...Keep on reading: Jameson Blake apologizes after asking for free graphic design from artists.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jul 6th, 2018Related News

OpenAI to Battle with DotA 2 Pros

Subduing humans in chess and other such board games is typical in the world of artificial intelligence (AI). On June 26 this year, research lab OpenAI takes it up a notch with a squad of AI bots they are confident they can defeat the best of the best players in renowned battle arena video game […].....»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: NewsJun 29th, 2018Related News

Dota 2 AI makes strides against world s best players

Playing 180 years' worth of games against itself on a daily basis, OpenAI Five has taught itself both basic and advanced human strategies. Though the five OpenAI programs cannot communicate di.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsJun 27th, 2018Related News

GUIMARAS MANGOES, PIAYA: DOT’s ‘Philippine Harvest’ banners culinary tourism

TAGUIG CITY –The best of Philippines’ culinary destinations were showcased in the successful 9th edition of the Philippine Harvest. A joint collaboration of the Department of Tourism (DOT)  and Stores Specialists Inc (SSI), the four-day food trade fair expo at the Central Square Mall on Bonifacio High Street, Global City focused on different food destinations […] The post GUIMARAS MANGOES, PIAYA: DOT’s ‘Philippine Harvest’ banners culinary tourism appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: NewsJun 20th, 2018Related News

DoT’s no-bid contracts to go through CoA, Tourism chief says

The Commission on Audit (COA) is set to audit no-bid contracts under the Department of Tourism (DoT, newly appointed Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said on Tuesday, June 19. “COA only does post audit… but when I approached Chairman Michael (G.) Aguinaldo, he agreed that all the contracts of the Department of Tourism go through their pre-audit,” […] The post DoT’s no-bid contracts to go through CoA, Tourism chief says appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: FinanceJun 19th, 2018Related News

Facebook launches FB.gg, its videogame streaming hub

MANILA, Philippines – Facebook on Thursday, June 7 launched FB.gg , a streaming hub for videogames, aiming to take a piece of the pie from streaming websites like Twitch.tv and Mixer. The new, experimental initiative will let Facebook Live streamers with a gaming focus to be more easily discovered ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJun 8th, 2018Related News

Double standards? Paulo Avelino gets sexually inappropriate remarks in live stream video

Not many know that actor Paulo Avelino is a gamer himself, so much so that when he took to Twitch.tv, a live streaming platform, yesterday, May 24, to do a live stream for a........»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsMay 25th, 2018Related News