The International DOTA 2 tiff kicks off in October with new host

The 10th edition of DOTA2's biggest tournament, with a prize pool of $40,018,195, was postponed back in 2020 due to the COVID19 pandemic......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsJul 10th, 2021Related News

The International DOTA tiff not pushing through in Sweden, sparking debate between sports vs esport

In a devastating turn of events for DOTA2 fans worldwide, game developer Valve announced Tuesday via a blog post that their annual esports world championship DOTA tournament, commonly known as The International (TI) would not be pushing forward in Sweden as planned......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsJun 23rd, 2021Related News

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......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsApr 10th, 2021Related News

Dominant Neon Esports enters APAC Predator League DOTA 2 finals

TNC will face Boom Esports in the Lower Bracket Finals on Sunday, with the winner setting up a showdown with Neon Esports for the coveted Predator Shield......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsApr 10th, 2021Related News

Sibol standout laments DOTA 2 exclusion in Hanoi SEA Games

The official esport events were recently announced by the Vietnam Association of Electronic Sports and Entertainment (VIRESA)......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsApr 8th, 2021Related News

Who will take home the coveted shield at the Predator League 2020/21 Grand Final?

With a 2-year hiatus, the Asia-Pacific Predator League 2020/21 Grand Final finally pushes through with fans hyped in watching their favorite teams go head-to-head in an online-only tournament. Given the circumstance and the scope of this year’s festivities, the competition is divided into four sub-tournaments; two for Dota 2 and two for PUBG. Teams were […] The post Who will take home the coveted shield at the Predator League 2020/21 Grand Final? appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsApr 6th, 2021Related News

Dota at Ako : 10 years later, Dota o Ako gets an answer

Ten years later, viewers finally get the answer with Netflix release “Dota at Ako”, which features both Aikee and Vanessa once more......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsMar 28th, 2021Related News

Netflix unfurls full trailer of new anime series DOTA: Dragon’s Blood

Inspired by Valve's hit game Dota 2, DOTA: Dragon’s Blood will dwell into the lore of the popular game......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsMar 4th, 2021Related News

WATCH: Do You Know Whom You Serve? DOTA: Dragon’s Blood Premieres March 25 on Netflix!

The upcoming fantasy series DOTA: Dragon’s Blood tells the story of Davion, a renowned Dragon Knight devoted to wiping the scourge from the face of the world. Following encounters with a powerful, ancient eldwurm as well as the noble Princess Mirana on a secret mission of her own, Davion becomes embroiled in events much larger […].....»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: NewsMar 2nd, 2021Related News

DOTA: Dragon s Blood to premiere on Netflix in March

The series will have eight episodes and will premiere on Netflix on March 25......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsFeb 18th, 2021Related News

Youth esports program to open 2nd leg of NICL with DOTA 2

Following the opening run of the National Interschool Cyber League, featuring Riot Games’ first-person shooter game Valorant, leading esports organization Mineski Philippines launched NICL’s second run of regional qualifiers last December 28, 2020......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: SportsJan 18th, 2021Related News

Youth Esports Program to Open 2nd Leg of NICL with DOTA 2

Following the successful opening run of the National Interschool Cyber League (NICL) featuring Riot Games’ first-person shooter game Valorant, leading esports organization Mineski Philippines launches  NICL’s second run of regional qualifiers last December 28, 2020. Showcasing game developer Valve’s multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) PC game DOTA 2 this time, the next leg of NICL regional qualifiers is open to teams consisting of senior high school and college students aged 16-22. NICL is the banner program under Mineski Philippines’ Youth Esports Program (YEP), formed in partnership with the Philippine Collegiate Champions League (PCCL)  to support the grassroots development of esports amongst Filipino students and promote responsible gaming. “Over the years, gaming in the Philippines has evolved from its rep of casual hobby and is now being recognized worldwide as a legitimate sport. YEP, through NICL, strives to continuously redefine esports for students and schools and work with them to incorporate esports into their varsity programs,” shared YEP Program Director Marlon Marcelo. Marcelo added that through programs like NICL, YEP is providing students with a structured path towards a career in the ever-growing gaming industry.  Proof of this is no other than Mineski Global CEO and Founder Ronald Robins, who made a name as a renowned professional DOTA player in early 200s, and went on to build Mineski, a chain of internet cafés that eventually evolved to be South East Asia’s biggest esports organization.  “Competing in DOTA tournaments has opened a lot of doors for me, and I want to recreate that for today’s youth by providing more accessible and more structured programs like YEP and NICL. Suffice to say, the second leg of NICL is very close to my heart, and I am inviting all eligible students to participate,” said Robins. To register to the NICL DOTA 2 Leg, interested participants can head on to YEP’s Facebook page provided that they adhere to the following guidelines: All team members must be enrolled in SY 2020-21.No team members must have a failing grade.Only one member of the team can be from a different school. Registration closes on January 29, 2021. Top four teams from the regional qualifiers will move on to the regional finals, where the prize pool of Php30,000.00 is up for grabs. Regional finalists will then get a chance to win as much as  Php150,000 in the grand finals.  For more information about Mineski, YEP, and its other programs, visit or message them on»»

Source: NewsJan 17th, 2021Related News

Maxine kabogera sa DOTA

Tunay na umaapaw ang talento ni Pinay fencer Maxine Esteban dahil ngayon ay masasabing online game streamer na rin ang 2019 Southeast Asian Games bronze medalist. The post Maxine kabogera sa DOTA first appeared on Abante......»»

Source: Abante AbanteCategory: NewsDec 21st, 2020Related News

Among Us v2.0 is back for vengeance

If you are unfamiliar with Dota 2, it is a 5vs5 professional competitive eSport game that focuses on strategic plays and quick decisions making as a team. The prize pool of Dota tournaments is mass.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsNov 8th, 2020Related News

Rediscover Play and Esports at Home at the Biggest Gaming Convention in PH

The much-awaited Electronic Sports and Gaming Summit (ESGS) takes on a whole a new turn—from a completely on-ground event to a virtual one, now fully livestreamed online. PLDT Home, the country’s fastest fixed network, powers the biggest gaming convention in the country that will bring in the best esports and gaming experience virtually on Facebook from October 23 to 25.  The best of Philippine Esports and more! Die-hard Esports fans are in for an epic gaming weekend as six (6) different Esports tournaments take center stage at the ESGS Astra Arena, featuring the most popular competitive titles such as Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, Dota 2, Call of Duty: Mobile, PUBG Mobile, VALORANT and Rainbow Six: Siege. Adding to the thrill is the presence of the very best pro-am teams which will battle head to head in a bid to win the competition’s top exciting prizes. The schedule of the competition is as follows: Legion Games Rainbow Six Siege Open Championship – Oct 23, 2020; ASUS Republic of Gamers Call of Duty: Mobile Tournament – Oct 23, 2020; Legion Games Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Open Championship – Oct 24, 2020; ASUS Republic of Gamers Dota 2 Tournament – Oct 24, 2020; Mountain Dew PUBG Mobile Tournament – Oct 25, 2020; PLDT Home Fibr VALORANT Tournament – Oct 25, 2020. In addition, something to look forward to during the event is the showcase of the latest up and coming video games from top developers – Blizzard, Square Enix, Ubisoft, and Devolver Digital. The Taipei Game Show will likewise join in on the fun as they talk about their featured game titles. Other activities that esports fans can take part in include the ESGS Fan Hall for an exclusive fan experience; the ESGS Indie Fest-the home of indie games; and the ESGS launch pad for product launches.  PLDT Home also brings in exclusive fan meet and greet experience with the country’s top esports and gaming idols. Esports personalities Alodia Gosiengfiao and Dexie Diaz will have an exclusive meet and greet with lucky PLDT Home subscribers. PLDT Home also powers the much-awaited exhibition game match of professional esports team TNC Predator with lucky audience members. Philippines’ fastest fixed network As the leading digital services provider in the country, PLDT Home brings the country’s esports to the next level with its strongest internet connection for the home. PLDT Home Fibr remains the preferred internet connection for the multi-player and bandwidth intensive games as it can reach up to 1Gbps and enables equal upload and download speeds for a lag-free gaming experience. Now that more and more esports enthusiasts are starting to try their hand on online gaming and streaming at home, they need a reliable internet connection that can power up their games. Make sure to level up your gaming experience with PLDT Home Fibr Plan 2999 with speeds of up to 100 Mbps which is perfect for seamless Ultra HD streaming and uninterrupted online gaming on multiple devices. For ESGS 2020 updates and schedules, follow PLDT Home on Facebook (, Twitter and Instagram (@PLDTHome)......»»

Source: NewsOct 22nd, 2020Related News

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 […].....»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: NewsSep 26th, 2020Related News

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 […].....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsAug 25th, 2020Related News

The Nationals to open condensed Season 2 in September

After months of delay, Esports league The Nationals is looking forward to get its second season going by September. Adapting to the current health crisis, organizers of the league are making necessary adjustments including holding its competitions online. The Nationals, which was originally slated to kick off its season last March, will move the games online to allow the league to run amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic while completely eliminating physical human contact. League commissioner Ren Vitug believes that competition and sports can bring joy and hope to the people – and Esports is one of the best equipped to do that while still maintaining the distancing protocols. "We think that there is an opportunity to inspire," Vitug said. "Not just in giving joy to the people, but also by using the platform that the teams and we have to spread awareness.” “Of course, the league also generates jobs for a lot of players, their support staff, and in many other interfaces," he added. While online play seems synonymous with Esports, The Nationals is unique in that all of its tournament games last year were played in a studio setting. It opened up opportunities in production like live audiences, captured player reactions, and on-the-spot interviews – something that long Esports events and leagues rarely have. The Nationals has lined up three games it featured last season, Tekken 7, Dota 2 and Mobile Legends: Bang Bang. Pending approvals, the games will be played for a conference each in that order. Because of the current health situation, the league plans to have a condensed calendar where it will only have the three conferences compared to the six it had last year. The Nationals have been working closely with the Games and Amusements Board (GAB) to ensure that if and when the league resumes, it will not be at the expense of the health and safety of its stakeholders. The recently signed Joint Administrative Order of GAB, the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) and the Department of Health (DOH) is the primary benchmark on which the guidelines are being tailored from. The Nationals is the country's first franchise-based Esports league. Aside from the regular salary of active players, the league has also given away more than P5 million in cash prize to top performers in its first season. Players from the league also helped the Philippines secure medals in the esports competition of the 30th Southeast Asian Games......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsAug 19th, 2020Related News

Smart backs all-women esports tourney for COVID-19

Titles to be disputed are Valorant and DOTA 2, both worth P20,000 each; and the Mobile Legends: Bang Bang worth P100,000. The partner beneficiaries will also be featured in various contents (such as videos, etc.) on social media to help them in their fund-raising drive and other initiatives......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsAug 15th, 2020Related News

DoTA 2 star N0tail sees eSports thriving in new normal

With physical distancing being enforced and mass gatherings being prohibited during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, most, if not all major sports have taken big blows.  While most professional sports are slowly getting back on their feet, it might take a while - if ever - for the live sports experience to return to normal.  For eSports, an industry that really doesn’t require physical interaction or mass gatherings, surviving and thriving in the new normal should not be an issue, and DoTA star Johan “N0tail” Sundstien is confident that will be the case.  Speaking to a handful of Filipino media before his 1 on 1 DoTA 2 battle with Filipino gamer Zedrik “Jeff” Dizon, N0tail spoke about how the eSports industry can survive, how it has grown since he began playing, and what Jeff’s 2020 Red Bull r1v1r Runes Championship can do for the Filipino eSports scene.  For the 26-year old native of Denmark, eSports should have little to no problems getting back on track after the COVID-19 pandemic.  “Yeah, I think eSports is in way better shape than other physical sports, for sure. Physical sports, sports in general, have probably made more of a business and they’ve been used to offline events and monetizing fans coming into stadiums, so obviously they’re having a much harder time than we would be,” N0tail explained.  Prior to eSports exploding and becoming a live attraction, tournaments were done mainly online, and N0tail believes that this is one of the industry’s advantages especially in the ’new normal’.  “We come from a place where we used to have online tournaments, we used to do these things online purely, and when [the COVID-19 virus pandemic] happened, I think all streaming and all online entertainment platforms had this opportunity to thrive and to exist. It’s a good time to be playing video games and not doing live music or something like that.”  “The Coronavirus] hit a lot of people pretty hard, but we have a good chance,” he added.  Speaking of the explosion of eSports, N0tail recalls the industry’s humble beginnings and how far it has come now.  “When I started, it was nowhere near what it is today. Today, obviously, we travel the world, have all these tournaments, have so many more viewers than we’ve ever had,” N0tail said. “Humanity really likes games, obviously, chess, sports, any kind of game for entertainment, and we’ve come a very long way. We’re way more professional, and financially, way more stable.”  The prizes now have also come a long, long way from what they used to be, N0tail shared.  “Ten years ago, we were playing for headsets and a couple hundred dollars, and now it’s way, way bigger, for millions. It keeps going up, it keeps getting more traction and attention, and I like to see that trend, I hope it keeps going.”  The Philippines has slowly emerged as a hotbed for eSports talent, and Ateneo’s Zedrik  “Jeff” Dizon could be on his way to becoming a top star following his 2020 Red Bull R1v1r Runes Championship victory.  Apart from the win, Jeff also had the opportunity to go one-on-one with N0tail, Team Captain of the 2-time The Internationals champions Team OG.  For an established name and veteran like N0tail, being able to compete against people from all over the world is always a sign of progress for eSports.  “DoTA connects people, and whenever somebody from one region that might be weaker plays against another region that might be stronger, or even if they’re both strong or equally [matched], DoTA is a game of ideas and experience, so whenever there’s this cross-country or cross-region game happening, I think there’s always progress. It’s the same when we shape a metagame, when those events were happening, all these teams came together, you quickly saw ideas transfer and a meta being formed between regions and, SC might be doing something one way and it might take something that Europe or NA might be doing, so everytime that it happens, I think it’s a postive thing.”  “It makes the ideas evolve and they evolve into something better,” he added.  Jeff came up big against N0tail in their one-on-one match, winning 2-1. Catch the replay HERE.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJul 21st, 2020Related News