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Pokémon takes on 'Mobile Legends' with new MOBA 'Pokémon Unite'

Jun 25, 2020 - 1:07 AM

The game is being co-created by Tencent and Timi Studios, which developed another mobile MOBA, 'Arena of Valor,' and 'Call of Duty: Mobile'

CROSS-PLAY. Smartphone players will be able to play with Switch players. Screenshot from YouTube/official Pokemon channel

Pre-registration for ‘League of Legends: Wild Rift’ limited alpha now open in PH

May 20, 2020 - 1:43 PM

Test your luck in getting early access to the much-awaited mobile adaptation of 'League of Legends'

Screenshot from Wild Rift website

TNC Predator nabs $125,000 prize in ESL One championship win

Oct 28, 2019 - 1:26 PM

TNC Predator is the first Southeast Asian Dota 2 team to win the tournament

THE TEAM. TNC Predator wins the DOTA 2 championships at ESL One Hamburg 2019. Image from TNC Facebook page.

Globe teams up with Riot Games, Garena, Mineski in strategic partnership

Apr 19, 2018 - 2:10 PM

The partnership, the companies say, will offer gamers better access to local, regional, and global eSports competitions, as well as original content and exclusive programming

TEAMING UP. Executives of Globe Telecom, Riot Games, Mineski, and Garena commit to their campaign to propel Philippine gaming forward. Photo by Victor Barreiro Jr/Rappler

'Vainglory' becomes first mobile MOBA to be part of China's top esports event

Mar 16, 2018 - 12:36 PM

The game will join heavyweights such as 'Dota 2' and 'Counter Strike: Go' in China's premier gaming tournament, the World Electronic Sports Games

Garena to launch Arena of Valor in PH

Oct 12, 2017 - 11:08 PM

Filipino players can now pre-register for Arena of Valor, Garena’s first mobile MOBA game

WATCH: Highlights of Rampage 2017, PH's biggest League of Legends event

Aug 01, 2017 - 4:50 PM

Watch winning team Manila Eagles take home P300 000 in our recap of Sunday s League of Legends extravaganza

BIG PRIZE. Team Manila Eagles wins P300,000 in winning the tournament. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler

LIVE: Rampage 2017

Jul 29, 2017 - 10:07 AM

Rampage 2017 is a jam packed one day event set to have a number of activities catering to new players and veterans alike

Riot Games sues mobile game developer for copyright infringement

Jul 11, 2017 - 11:35 AM

Riot s lawsuit against Shanghai Moonton Technology follows attempts to get the Google Play store and Apple App Store to take down the infringing games

The League of Legends World Championship kicks off September 29

Sep 12, 2016 - 9:57 PM

Here is the list of teams heading into the League of Legends World Championship sorted into their own perspective groups and how they may fare during the Group Stages

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP. The16 teams participating will be battling for the Summoner’s Cup, and the $1,000,000 championship prize. Image from LoL eSports website.

TNC’s first opponent: Vici Gaming Reborn

Aug 08, 2016 - 11:20 PM

TNC Pro faces Vici Gaming Reborn in a single elimination match to proceed in The International 2016 Here s a quick look at Vici Gaming Reborn ahead of their match with TNC Pro

VICI GAMING REBORN. Vici Gaming Reborn walks toward the stage at the Manila Majors.

Pride of Iloilo Acclaim Empire X wins the PGS Summer Split

Jul 26, 2016 - 4:11 PM

One of the greatest upsets in local eSports history occurs at Rampage 2016

IN PHOTOS: Cosplay from Rampage 2016

Jul 23, 2016 - 12:03 PM

Rampage 2016 brings its fair share of cosplayers into the Rift

Rampage will not be Rampage without awesome cosplay.

LIVE: Rampage 2016 kicks off

Jul 23, 2016 - 9:35 AM

An intense clash between two of the country’s best League of Legends professional teams and a bonus celebrity showdown will highlight Rampage 2016

An Imperium and an Empire will clash at Rampage 2016

Jul 17, 2016 - 10:30 AM

Let s take a look at Acclaim EmpireX and Imperium Pro Team and their recent performances so far

PH team TNC heading to DOTA 2's The International

Jun 27, 2016 - 12:25 PM

TNC joins invited teams OG Team Liquid MVP Phoenix Newbee LGD Gaming and Natus Vincere as well as qualifying teams Evil Geniuses and Team Secret in the tournament

The Manila Major: A grand finale recap

Jun 13, 2016 - 9:13 PM

It s a finale made for the ages with the two best DotA2 teams in the world vying for the top spot Read on for a recap of the Grand Final match up

BRIGHT LIGHTS, BIG BATTLES. The DOTA 2 Manila Major Arena. Photo taken by Franz Francisco Chan.

IN PHOTOS: Passion and energy at the Manila Major

Jun 12, 2016 - 8:15 AM

Let s share some moments captured by cameras across the various days

THE THRILL OF PLAY. A hearty laugh escapes one pro gamer. Photo by PGL eSports Facebook.

The Manila Major Grand Finals: OG wins!

Jun 12, 2016 - 8:00 AM

UPDATED At the end of the day OG takes the trophy

Photo by Don Kevin Hapal/Rappler

LIVESTREAM: The Manila Major, Day 5

Jun 11, 2016 - 8:00 AM

It s the second to the last day of DOTA 2 action for the Manila Major tournament Today s matches promise to provide plenty of excitement for spectators around the world

THE FIELD OF BATTLE. Two teams face off. Photo from PGL eSports Facebook page.

LIVESTREAM: The Manila Major, Day 4

Jun 10, 2016 - 8:20 AM

More DOTA 2 battles await on this 4th day of the Manila Major

THE MANILA MAJOR. Screen shot from Twitch Stream.

The Manila Major raises hopes, aspirations for PH gaming scene

Jun 09, 2016 - 4:55 PM

The Manila Major hype is real Fans from various places come to watch the matches – from Manila nearby provinces like Bulacan and Cavite and even all the way from the Visayas

 Photo by Joy Picar

LIVESTREAM: The Manila Major, Day 3

Jun 09, 2016 - 8:00 AM

As the third day of epic DOTA 2 gaming dawns who do you think will capture the hearts and minds of Manila Major viewers?

Photo by Don Kevin Hapal/Rappler

LIVESTREAM: The Manila Major, Day 2

Jun 08, 2016 - 8:00 AM

Day 2 of the Manila Major DOTA 2 tournament is on Who do you think will come out on top?

MANILA MAJOR. A view of the stage for the Manila Major on Day 1 of the event. Photo by Don Kevin Hapal/Rappler

The DOTA 2 Manila Major kicks off

Jun 08, 2016 - 12:20 AM

The battle is on for the 3 million prize pool of The Manila Major

LIVESTREAM: The Manila Major

Jun 07, 2016 - 8:00 AM

Catch all the DOTA 2 action LIVE on Rappler

The Manila Major: What it is, where to watch

Jun 03, 2016 - 5:14 PM

The long wait is finally over – The Manila Major 2016 is here

LIVESTREAM: The Manila Major 2016 Group Stage

Jun 03, 2016 - 5:05 PM

Catch the DOTA 2 action LIVE on Rappler

PH team Renovatio fights for SEA in Heroes of the Storm tilt

Mar 08, 2016 - 2:45 PM

The Philippines Team Renovatio is off to the world stage as the Southeast Asian contingent of the Heroes of the Storm 2016 Spring Global Championship

TEAM RENOVATIO. Team Renovatio is the Southeast Asian qualifying team for the Heroes of the Storm 2016 Global Spring Championship. Image from AsiaSoft

Dota 2's Manila Major ticket sales, event details released

Mar 08, 2016 - 9:02 AM

The Manila Major is set to take place from June 7 to 12 at the Mall of Asia Arena

THE MANILA MAJOR. The DOTA 2 community will be looking forward to this big event happening from June 5 to 12. Image from DOTA 2.

Dota 2 Majors tournament to be held in PH

Jan 12, 2016 - 5:15 PM

The Dota 2 Manila Major is set for June

THE MAJOR CITIES. Images of the selected cities for the Dota 2 Majors. Image from Dota 2 website.

$250,000 prize pool set for DOTA 2 tournament in Manila

Dec 08, 2015 - 1:39 PM

ESL One Manila is set for next April with the grand prize being the lion s share of 250 000

ESL ONE MANILA. Screen shot from ESL One Manila page.

REVIEW: Heroes of the Storm

Aug 26, 2015 - 11:46 PM

Blizzard s new MOBA features heroes from its franchises like Warcraft Starcraft and Diablo

Valve launches DOTA 2 Reborn beta

Jun 18, 2015 - 4:40 PM

DOTA 2 Reborn reveals a new interface a new engine and the ability to play and create custom games

DOTA 2 REBORN. Image from

LGBT-unfriendly rule in League of Legends tourney reversed

Feb 04, 2015 - 10:28 PM

This particular League of Legends tournament earlier had a rule in which the teams were restricted to having a maximum of one Gay Transgendered woman for the entirety of a tournament day

LEAGUE OF LEGENDS. Screen shot from YouTube.

6 PH DOTA2 players resign after match fixing scandal

Oct 16, 2014 - 1:30 PM

The match fixing reportedly concerns at least 3 matches with two more players receiving temporary suspensions from play pending further investigation

MATCH-FIXING. Screen shot from DOTA2 Website