Valora, the Dawnbreaker, Dota 2’s newest hero

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Valve Corporation gave a delightful treat for Esports fans with its latest 7.29 gameplay update for Defense of the Ancients 2 (DOTA 2) after introducing a new exciting hero on its roster. Valora, the Dawnbreaker, is a melee carry that is durable enough to initiate gank and head-on clashes with her […] The post Valora, the Dawnbreaker, Dota 2’s newest hero appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerApr 10th, 2021

Mobile Legends: Bang Bang transforms Pacquiao into a legendary in-game hero skin

World Boxing Legend Manny Pacquiao has become the newest skin for the game’s fighter hero, Paquito. He is so far, the only living person to be immortalized in Mobile Legends: Bang Bang’s collection of hero skins......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsApr 12th, 2021

Pacquiao is the newest ‘Mobile Legends’ hero

Boxing champion and senator Manny Pacquiao has been named as the newest ambassador of the popular game “Mobile Legends.” The game will also introduce a new character inspired by Pacquiao named “Paquito.” Right on the heels of celebrating a milestone of having one billion downloads worldwide, Mobile Legends showed on YouTube gameplay of Paquito, who […] The post Pacquiao is the newest ‘Mobile Legends’ hero appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsNov 22nd, 2020

Good Game, Good Food: Mikael Daez, foodpanda’s Newest Ambassador

Mikael Daez, a true-blue gamer and certified foodie is foodpanda’s newest brand ambassador. During his teenage years, he used to go on a 10-hour gaming marathons with his friends, mainly playing DOTA 1. He admits in his younger years that he has poor food choices back then, going for instant noodles or canned goods and […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsSep 26th, 2020

Meet Foodpanda’s Newest Ambassador Alodia Gosiengfiao

Cosplayer, model, and gamer Alodia Gosiengfiao is now the newest ambassador for foodpanda. Known for her live streams of DOTA 2 and League of Legends, Alodia is a certified gamer and is a proud member of the gaming community. Gaming has since taken more of a centerstage during quarantine for gamers, as more time is […].....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 25th, 2020

World Championship bouts set to headline ONE: NO SURRENDER in Bangkok

ONE Championship will be putting some of the best strikers in the world on display when they finally return to action for ONE: NO SURRENDER this coming July 31st in Bangkok, Thailand.  ONE Championship's first live event since February will feature an exciting ONE Flyweight Muay Thai World Championship bout between two elite strikers in reigning champion Rodtang "The Iron Man" Jitmuangnon and challenger Petchdam "The Baby Shark" Petchyindee Academy.  Also on the card, the ONE Featherweight Muay Thai World Championship will be up for grabs, as titleholder Petchmorakot Petchyindee Academy meets the legendary "Boxing Computer" Yodsanklai IWE Fairtex.  Plus, two of ONE's newest stars will finally make their promotional debut, as Superbon Banchamek faces Sitthichai Sitsongpeenong in a ONE Super Series Kickboxing contest.  More fights are expected to be announced soon.  ONE: NO SURRENDER will be ONE's first live flagship event since ONE: KING OF THE JUNGLE in Singapore back in February 28th, before the COVID-19 pandemic, and will once again feature a closed-door, audience-free format.  Last weekend, ONE returned to action in Shanghai, China with tapings of ONE HERO SERIES 13 and 14. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 29th, 2020

WHAT IF: Eduard Folayang had stopped Eddie Alvarez back in 2019?

In August of 2019, the Mall of Asia Arena in Metro Manila played host to arguably one of the biggest matches in ONE Championship lightweight history.  In one corner was Filipino mixed martial arts icon and hometown favorite Eduard “The Landslide” Folayang, a two-time ONE Lightweight World Champion who was looking to bounce back after dropping the title to Japanese legend Shinya Aoki in Japan earlier that year.  Standing in the opposite corner was American star Eddie “The Underground King” Alvarez, a former UFC and Bellator Lightweight Champion and one of ONE’s biggest acquisitions in recent memory. Like Folayang, Alvarez was also looking to get back on track after a disappointing KO loss to Timofey Nastyukhin in his ONE debut.  Considered a dream match by ONE Championship fans, Folayang versus Alvarez was billed as East versus West. One of ONE’s pioneers against one of ONE’s newest stars.  As much as the storylines made the match very intriguing, the stakes were quite high as well.  With the semifinals of the then-ongoing ONE Lightweight World Grand Prix doomed by injuries, the Folayang-Alvarez bout was elevated to Grand Prix semifinals status, meaning that the winner would go on to face Turkish knockout artist Saygid “Dagi” Guseyn Arslanaliev in the Finals at ONE: CENTURY.  For Folayang, it was a step towards reclaiming the title that he held at the start of the year. For Alvarez, it was a way to erase the memory of his bitter debut loss and also a step closer towards capturing his third major world championship.  While the Folayang-Alvarez was the third-to-the last bout on the bill, for many of the Pinoy fans in attendance at the MOA Arena that night, it sure felt like the main event.  From the opening bell, the crowd was buzzing, anxious to see of their hometown hero could pull off the massive victory.  Chants of “Folayang! Folayang!” rang through MoA Arena just seconds before the Pinoy connected on a solid counter left hook that definitely got the American star’s attention.  After a flurry of kicks from Folayang, the briefly fell into a nervous silence as Alvarez caught a leg kick and managed to get Folayang to the ground before trapping him in a standing guillotine.  Folayang simply shrugged off the half-hearted submission attempt, much to the delight of the partisan-Pinoy crowd. So far so good for Team Philippines.  A flying knee from Alvarez collided with a spinning back kick from Folayang, which elicited some oohs and ahhs from the crowd, which was ready to go off as soon as their bet landed something big.  Folayang began to pick up steam as he launched strike after strike, throwing kicks, punches, and elbows. It was clear that the Team Lakay star was in control of the stand-up aspect of the fight.  Then, at the 3:37 mark of the first round, the big strike that the fans were waiting for finally came. Folayang, with his massive tree-trunk legs, whipped a right low kick that connected on Alvarez’s left leg, sending the American down to the mat. The way Alvarez sat back down, it looked like he was hurt.  Sensing blood in the water, Folayang went for the kill and began dropping fists as Alvarez tried to defend himself. A failed armbar attempt from Alvarez forced Folayang to reposition himself, moving into side control while still throwing hammerfist after hammerfist.  Then, all of a sudden, Alvarez managed to slip his right hand in between Folayang’s legs and then flip the Pinoy over. Just like that, it was Alvarez who was on top.  Unlike his Pinoy opponent however, Alvarez remained calm and slowly transitioned into full mount. Making things worse, Folayang, likely looking to prevent and ground and pound damage, turned and gave up his back.  Almost immediately, Alvarez sinked his hooks in and flattened Folayang out before locking in a rear naked choke and forcing the Pinoy to tap out.  While he did win, Alvarez would miss out on the Finals anyway after an injury would force him to withdraw as well. As a result, Dagi ended up facing - and losing to - reigning ONE Lightweight World Champion Christian Lee.  Folayang was offered the Finals spot against Dagi, but last-minute visa issues would prevent him from being able to step up.  The loss was quite a painful one to swallow, not just for Folayang, but also for the fans.  Folayang admitted after the fight that he had rushed to get the finish, causing him to be a bit careless and make some costly mistakes.  "I was too eager to get the finish, and I think that’s the mistake, I became impatient, and I wanted to finish him as soon as possible but it didn’t go that way, so, that happened," Folayang explained.  But WHAT IF Folayang hadn’t rushed? Close your eyes and imagine:  After chopping Alvarez down with the leg kick at the 3:37 mark, Folayang pounced and picked his spots, landing some good shots to the head, enough to stun the American and force the referee to step in and stop the fight.  Or, what if instead of pouncing, Folayang allowed the visibly hurt Alvarez to get back up and from there, continued to punish The Underground King’s leg (or legs) en route to a TKO finish.  Folayang would have booked his ticked to the ONE Lightweight Grand Prix Finals. More importantly, Folayang would have been able to add Alvarez to the name of legend’s he’s beaten, and it would have skyrocketed his stock to even greater heights.  Would he have been able to defeat Dagi in the Finale? Of course it was very much possible. At the rate Dagi was knocking guys out up to that point, Folayang would have likely been considered an underdog, but a high-level striker like Folayang is never without his chances.  If Folayang had been able to get past Dagi as well, it would set up a very intriguing matchup between himself and Lee, which could have been a good matchup for the Pinoy star.  Now, Folayang finds himself once again looking to bounce back following a close loss to Dutch striker Pieter Buist.  Still hungry for a third run as world champion, Folayang will need to work his way back to the top of the division.  Who knows? Maybe two or three wins in, Folayang could find himself standing opposite Alvarez once again, with the chance to re-write history. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 27th, 2020

Rizal& rsquo;s descendant tells youth: Get involved

If national hero Dr. Jose Rizal were alive today, according to his descendant Jeremiah Villaroman, he would probably tell the Filipino youth to get involved in their own little way to protect the country's freedom paid for by the blood of martyrs hundreds of years ago......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated News20 hr. 31 min. ago

Hero family rushes to aid Pakistan train crash victims

As an express train hurtled through farmland in Pakistan and smashed into the carriages of another service that had derailed minutes earlier, a family of nearby villagers was jolted awake......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 9th, 2021

Yuka and Wesley

We salute with a ringing MABUHAY our sports heroes: 19 year old Yuka Saso, the newest golf sensation, and our very own long-time world class chess champion Wesley So now competing as part of Team USA......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 9th, 2021

First on Shopee! Grab latest Nokia G10, Nokia C20, Nokia C10

HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, makes every day amazing with its newest lineup of Nokia smartphones that Filipino fans can love, trust and keep for longer......»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 8th, 2021

2nd Rizal monument to rise in Canada& mdash;DFA

The Department of Foreign Affairs said Thursday a 3-foot monument of national hero Jose Rizal will be installed in a park in Alberta, Canada......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 4th, 2021

Cortes welcomes leisure travel okay from NCR Plus to MGCQ areas

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — Mandaue City Mayor Jonas Cortes welcomes the newest resolution of the Inter Agency Task Force for the Management and Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-MEID), allowing leisure travel for people from the NCR Plus bubble to travel to modified general community quarantine (MGCQ) areas. Cortes said the move would help boost Cebu’s tourism […] The post Cortes welcomes leisure travel okay from NCR Plus to MGCQ areas appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 3rd, 2021

Maja to showbiz hopefuls: Always reinvent yourself

Maja Salvador has been tapped as one of the “headhunters” on TV5’s newest talent search PoPinoy, a collaboration between the Kapatid network, Cignal, Archangel Media and TNT......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 2nd, 2021

Unleashing this generation& rsquo;s pop icons

The newest show on TV5, PoPinoy, proves that Filipino talents can give foreign bands a run for their money. Not convinced? Catch the primer on June 6, Sunday, 8:00 p.m. on TV5, a week before its grand launch on June 13, Sunday, hosted by Maine Mendoza and Paolo Ballesteros......»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 2nd, 2021

Batman Leaving Gotham City and Now Fighting CDMX | entertainment

Daniel Gutierrez DykeMay 30, 2021 – 16:04 Next September, one of the Batman missions will bring the hero to the Mexican capital Add us to.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsMay 31st, 2021

BBQ joint owner and beatboxer hailed champion of ‘It’s Showtime’ talent show

Beatboxing an entire party remix won 25-year-old Jessie Pascua a trophy and P100,000 cash prize for topping It’s Showtime’s newest talent contest “Versus.” The final round of  “Versus” was held last 28 May. His unique beatboxing routine included using different parts of his body to emulate different instrument sounds. The Bulacan-native bested Jestoni Rubantes, who […] The post BBQ joint owner and beatboxer hailed champion of ‘It’s Showtime’ talent show appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 30th, 2021

Maine Mendoza: I crave the simpler life

Maine Mendoza is hosting TV5’s newest program PoPinoy, touted as the “biggest” reality TV search for the next P-pop sensation......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 29th, 2021

Yap, Jr.: My Hero

Yap, Jr.: My Hero.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thenewstodayRelated NewsMay 28th, 2021

Lorin: Decision to join showbiz is fully my own

Lorin Gutierrez has officially taken the showbiz plunge as the newest star of Viva Artists Agency......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 23rd, 2021

Newest online pharmacy launched

It also has a ‘Shop For Me’ feature, which is a hassle-free personalized service that takes care of shopping for the medicines that you need. The post Newest online pharmacy launched appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsMay 21st, 2021