It started out threatening to end before it even began. But end, it did: the ONE Esports Singapore Major concluded with a bang as dark horse Invictus Gaming (IG) pulled off a stunning comeback against favourites Evil Geniuses (EG) to claim the Major.
Fans of Evil Geniuses and Team Secret will be in contrasting moods after the penultimate day of action at the ONE Esports Singapore Major. The Team Secret fandom will be nursing their shattered hearts after a humbling 0-2 loss to China’s Invictus Gaming (IG) sent their team packing. But on the other hand, Evil Geniuses fans will feel fairly confident of their team’s chances to clinch the top prize.
It was the biggest mismatch on paper – champions-elect Team Secret against wildcards PSG.LGD. It was no secret that fans were already licking their lips at a potential showdown between Team Secret, arguably the world’s best Dota 2 team, and the reinvigorated Evil Geniuses (EG). But PSG.LGD had other ideas.
For many, firm odds were on Fnatic to wipe OB Neon out. OB Neon was the clear underdog, having just an average showing in the Major so far. Part of the reason was OB Neon having had to swap in Yang “Deth” Wu Heng after Rafael “Rappy” Palo had to drop out of the team due to Covid-19 concerns.
Korean-American singer, songwriter, and fan of PlayerUnknown’s battlegrounds (PUBG) Ailee (Amy Lee) is well known for her love songs. But her newest single is about killing and hurting others - at least in the digital landscape.
The first day of the ONE Esports Dota 2 Singapore Major playoffs was a bloodbath. Evil Geniuses, Team Secret, Invictus Gaming, and PSG.LGD swept the opposition aside, recording thumping victories which have moved them onto the next round of the winner’s brackets. Fnatic, Vici and Invictus still have a shot at the title, but will have to slug it out with the rest of the teams in the loser’s bracket
In one fell swoop, ByteDance has established a foothold in the Southeast Asian gaming scene. The creator of social media platform TikTok acquired Moonton – the studio behind popular multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) Mobile Legends – for around US$4 billion.
Let’s face it: for an original fan of the game - yes I’m that old - who played it when it first launched, a remastering of the classic ARPG Diablo 2 is by far the most exciting piece of gaming news in 2021.
So many problems...where do we even start? Fans must be sick of seeing the stream of issues plaguing the One Esports Dota 2 Singapore Major, which kicks off this Saturday until April 4, over the last few days.