Prior to The International 11 (TI11), no one would have thought that a key talking point during and after the event would be Eva Elfie’s attendance. Well, it was. Images of the Russian adult film star started circulating in the early part of TI11. She was seen and pictured filming videos with players, leading some to speculate that Elfie, whose real name is Yulia Sergeevna Romanova, was a Dota 2 fan.
If you’ve ever wanted to break into the world of professional Valorant, this might just be your time to shine. An all-new Valorant tournament mode is currently in the works. Named Valorant Premier, this experimental feature will allow players to get a taste of the Valorant Champions Tour (VCT) Champions circuit. This feature will give amateur teams the opportunity to fight on the professional playing field.
When Cyberpunk 2077 first hit Steam back in 2020, it was almost universally panned. The game developed by CD Projekt Red, the same guys who did the Witcher games, was full of game-break bugs, riddled with performance issues and lousy graphics.
But if you go to that same Cyberpunk 2077 page on Steam today, you might just be rubbing your eyes. The game had a 90% positive rating as of October 2022.
Despite frequent online chatter that “Dota 2 is dead”, the game came to prove its doubters wrong over The International 11 (TI11) finals weekend. The multiplayer online battle arena game surpassed a million players for the first time since 2019 and it was all thanks to Valve and TI11.
Imagine paying for a game, devoting hours and hours to it, making it a big part of your life and then having it yanked out from under you - all because of faraway negotiations gone sour. That’s what gamers in China are set to face on 23 January 2023, when Blizzard Entertainment ends its licensing agreements with NetEase after 14 years. This means that beloved games like World of Warcraft, Hearthstone, Heroes of The Storm, and Overwatch 2 will be blocked.
With The Game Awards 2022 approaching in just two weeks (8 December), the nominees for the coveted Game of the Year have been announced. There have been so many great games this year but which do we think will come out victorious? Here are our top three predictions in no particular order.