The group stages are well underway and the stage is set for the 2017 Dota2 Asian Championship coming live from Shanghai, China from April 1st. On of the biggest majors in esports, the DAC has attracted the biggest names in the world of Dota2 who will be competing for a total prize pool of $500,000. Today we’re looking forward at which teams are likely to feature prominently and how things might go down.
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The legend has returned. Almost 20 years after the original release, Blizzard are bringing back StarCraft, the game that redefined what Real Time Strategy gaming could achieve. As one of the first games to inspire professional multiplayer competition, Starcraft holds an important place in esports history as one of the founding fathers of the industry. So what will this reboot offer and when can we expect it to hit our monitors?
Those of you who’ve read our skin betting guide will be aware that the controversial practice may be looking at a short shelf life. With Valve doing everything in their power to curb the practice, governmental organisations are now weighing in with their views. In a March 2017 report on esports gambling in all its forms, the UK Gambling Commission recognized skin betting as a form of unlicensed gambling, warning parents of the dangers involved with unregulated betting sites. So what are the implications for skin betters going forward?
Finally, a college course we can believe in! Here at Esports Samurai, we’ve never been great believers in wandering bleary eyed into a university lecture only to listen to obscure theories which held little practical value in our lives. Apparently the good people of the Asian Pacific University in Malaysia agree with us, as they’ve started offering a 36 week programme in Dota 2! We know Dota2 is pretty tough, but this just seems crazy! So what’s it all about and why would anybody take this crazy college course?
One of the most popular First Person Shooter franchises around, Quake is returning to our PCs this year after an agonizing 15 year wait with Quake: Champions. The series has attracted a massive cult following over its 21 year lifespan, and the combination of high quality arena-style gameplay and working with top pro players to optimize playability during development could be a recipe for a serious contender for a top spot in the e sports market. Today we’re taking a look at Quake: Champions and discussing why it might overtake CS:GO as the world’s most popular FPS esport.