Major League Gaming released the 2012 Fall Season competition schedule which will include three arena events and conclude with the Fall Championship from November 2-4 at the Dallas Convention Center.
The MLG Fall Season will run as follows:
September 15: Fall Fighting Game Arena – New York City, MLG Studio
September 28-30: Fall League of Legends Arena – New York City, MLG Studio
October 5-7: Fall StarCraft II Arena – New York City, MLG Studio
November 2-4: Fall Championship – Dallas, TX, Dallas Convention Center
Additional details and a complete list of Fall Championship titles will be released in the coming months.
S2 Games, creators of the award-winning MOBA title, Heroes of Newerth (HoN) – announced plans for a massive multi-regional tournament series, DreamHoN, officially sponsored by Alienware Arena and set to headline at the world’s largest LAN event, DreamHack Summer 2012.
DreamHoN will feature five-man teams from around the globe facing-off in the massively popular session-based MOBA title, Heroes of Newerth. Teams from North America, Europe, South East Asia (SEA), Oceania, the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), and Korea will all vie for their shot at over $60,000 in prize money and the pride of representing their home territory live at DreamHack Summer 2012 in Jönköping, Sweden. It all kicks off with separate North American, European, and Oceanic qualifiers starting April 23rd.
“We are dedicated to increasing the exposure of our game on a global scale”, said Phil Haller, Director of eSports at S2 Games, “There’s no better way to do that than taking the best HoN players in the world to one of the biggest eSport events on the planet and let them do what they do best.” Read more
Gamers across India will battle it out in 25 gaming cafés to win the ultimate NGL championship
This summer, NVIDIA India brings exhilarating news for gaming enthusiasts! NVIDIA has just launched the NVIDIA Gaming League (NGL). The NGL tournament invites gaming aficionados to compete against each other in over 20 gaming cafés throughout the country.
The NVIDIA Gaming League featuring Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare is scheduled to be held in more than 20 gaming cafés across India and a winner from each café will seize an opportunity to battle it out for the ultimate crown of NVIDIA Gaming Champion in the National Finale at the BYOC Summer 2011 in June. Gaming cafés from New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkatta, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai, Indore, Rajkot, Jaipur and Chandigarh will be the battlefield for all gaming fanatics who wish to participate in the event.
“If you think that you’ve got the nerve, skill and acumen to win a virtual war, then come and challenge your competitors as you strive for your moment of glory at NVIDIA Gaming League,” Vishal Dhupar, Managing Director, South Asia, NVIDIA, said challenging gaming enthusiasts across the country. “NVIDIA’s GeForce is the most preferred graphics card by gamers. At NVIDIA we are passionate about enabling games to be played the way they’re meant to be! We wish to excite the gaming instincts of all enthusiasts and help them experience the adrenaline rush of multiplayer gaming.” Read more
The Game Fanatics in partnership with FraggedNation and CompuExpert are proud to announce the Mionix CoD: Black Ops PC 4×4 Tournament.
This event has been created for the PC Call of Duty: Black Ops community to test their gaming skills against each other. If you like the idea of winning some cool products, then sharpen your pointer finger and get those keyboards greased up.
Below is a quick overview of the event to include the prizes being awarded:
1st Place Team (4v4)
Mionix NAOS 5000 Gaming Mouse (4 Total, 1 per member)
2nd Place Team (4v4)
Mionix NAOS 3200 Gaming Mouse (4 Total, 1 per member)
3rd Place Team (4v4)
Mionix Propus Gaming Surface (4 Total, 1 per member)
4th Place Team (4v4)
Mionix Propus Gaming Surface (4 Total, 1 per member)
5th Place Team (4v4)
GameCom 777 7.1 Dolby Surround sound headset (4 Total, 1 per member) Read more
Competitors Vie for $20,000 Prizes Alongside Facebook Promotion, New Guild System Released
Ntreev USA, Inc., developer and publisher of several popular free-to-play games, announced details about the upcoming Grand Chase World Championship. The tournament, in which players from six countries will fight it out for $20,000 in total winnings, will take place in South Korea from Oct. 29 through Oct. 31.To help all Grand Chase players get in on the action, Ntreev is also hosting a Facebook event where players can create tournament brackets and predict which team will win. These two events are coming on the heels of the release of a full Grand Chase guild system.
“We are thrilled to provide our players with continual promotions for and additions to our games,” said Chris Lee, CEO of Ntreev USA. “Grand Chase’s World Tournament is a fantastic competition between the very best Grand Chase players from across the world, and we are looking forward to seeing how well our players predict the outcome on Facebook.”
The Grand Chase World Tournament will include 3 players each from Korea, Brazil, Taiwan, USA, Thailand and Indonesia for a total of 18 participants. These top Grand Chase brawlers will compete for cash prizes in 3v3 team matches as well as 1v1 solo matches – and every North American participant will walk away with a pair of GWC Astro headsets. The tournament is scheduled to run from Oct. 29 to Oct. 31, and will take place in the Daegu Exhibition & Convention Center in Daegu, South Korea.
“Not only do I get to represent North America in Grand Chase,” said JRTSeven, a North America Grand Chase team member headed to the World Championship Tournament. “but I get to travel to South Korea, meet the Ntreev and KOG staff, hang out with some bros, and overall have the time of my life. I feel truly honored.
The Facebook event connected to the tournament allows more fans to participate in the World Tournament from afar by selecting tournament brackets in a bid to guess the victorious players at the event. The most accurate predictions will win prizes, with the grand prize being a pair of custom-made GWC Astro headsets. Players must submit their brackets between Oct. 22 12:00 a.m. PST and Oct. 28 5:00 p.m. PST.
And just when it seems the excitement is waning, Ntreev will be bringing more community events to its players in celebration of the recent release of a guild system for Grand Chase. To create a guild, players can visit Guild Manager Bestair in the Park and redeem Game Points.
Best ever result achieved this weekend in Los Angeles
Representatives from the UK’s videogaming scene have achieved their best-ever result during the World Cyber Games this weekend.
Held in Los Angeles for four days through until Sunday 3rd October 2010, the 10th World Cyber Games saw more than 450 players from 58 countries compete in 13 games for a share of a $250,000 prize pot.
Players from the UK triumphed in the Guitar Hero and Forza Motorsport competitions, which helped propel the team to second in the medal charts – behind South Korea and tied with Germany and Brazil.
“We’re enormously proud of our UK players,” says Craig Fletcher, MD of Multiplay.co.uk, which runs the UK arm of the World Cyber Games. “In a thrilling weekend of videogaming competitions we proved we’re close to the best in the world – and we hope the achievement this weekend will propel our players to go one better next time. We’d also like to express our thanks to the support we received from Samsung, without which the UK participation would not be possible.”
The World Cyber Games (WCG) is an international e-sports event backed by Samsung. The festival is influenced by the Olympic Games with an athletes village for competitors and since 2004 a different host city every year. The UK teams are managed by Multiplay.co.uk, the country’s leading gaming community.
4Story, a popular free-to-play MMORPG developed and published by Zemi Interactive, announced Youtube movie making contest will be commenced.
How to Participate:
1. Create a game play trailer of 4story and upload it on both Youtube, and 4Story official community site at Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/pages/4Story-online-Official-Community/169296962857?ref=mf)
2. Upload the link on the forum, (4Story film festival section) with a short introduction of your video.
Feb. 19th to Mar. 2nd before the regular maintenance (3rd)
1. The game play trailer must include the game site domain www.4story.com, and the title must include ‘4Story’.
2. The length of game play trailer must be 30 ~ 60 seconds.
3. The game play trailer must only contain 4Story contents, and any other external contents will be disqualified Ex) Screenshot of Playboy Miss November
4. Make sure to Input your character name in the post.
How to win the contest:
It will be fair and simple. The contestant with most views recorded will win the contest.
Winner will be selected during the maintenance on Mar. 2nd and will be announced on Mar. 3rd.
1. First Place: $200 Cash points
2. Second Place: $100 Cash points
3. Third Place: $75 Cash points
4. Participant reward: Race Horse 7 Days Ticket.
More information: www.global.4story.com
Play DragonicaTM Online for a Chance to Win More Than $2,500 in Gift Card Prizes
THQ Inc. and THQ ICE LLC, the recently launched joint venture between THQ and ICE Entertainment focusing on free-to-play online games, announced the start of the Dragonica™ Online Water Series Game Card Sweepstakes giving players a chance to win a $2,500 Best Buy gift card and limited edition Dragonica Online Water Series Game Cards loaded with ICE Cash.
To enter simply register for a free THQ*ICE Passport account, download the official game client and log into Dragonica Online. Existing players will be automatically entered when they log in to the game during the month of January.
Sweepstakes Prizes Include:
· Grand Prize (1 awarded): $2,500 Best Buy gift card
· First Prize (5 awarded): $25 limited edition Dragonica Online Water Series Game Card
· Second Prize (10 awarded): $10 limited edition Dragonica Online Water Series Game Card
The Dragonica Online Water Series Game Card Sweepstakes runs through January 31, 2010. THQ*ICE will randomly select 16 lucky winners including one grand prize winner, five first prize winners and ten second prize winners. For the official list of rules, please visit: http://passport.thqice.com/ui_web/official_rules.html.
THQ*ICE has also announced today it is extending its rewards program for Dragonica Online players who purchase collectible Water Series Game Cards. The Water Series Game Cards, sold exclusively at Best Buy retail stores, are available in $25 and $10 values. Players who redeem a $25 Water Series Game Card will receive bonus in-game items including an Armor of Vries Set, a Water Series Wreath, and a Holiday Reindeer Randolph Pet Egg. Players who redeem a $10 Water Series Game Card will receive an in-game Water Series Wreath. These bonus items are for a limited time only and will be changed to new bonus items next month.
Developed by Barunson Interactive, Dragonica Online is set in a world of dragons and magic and takes adventurers across the windswept land of El Grego to the far reaches of the world. Gorgeous visuals complement lightning fast combat while 3D battlegrounds let you get the upper hand on opponents. Dragonica Online is the only fantasy action massively multiplayer game that merges innovative 3D side scrolling gameplay, arcade combat and a comical, yet devastating, skill system into a single MMO. Combining vibrant graphics and expansive player freedom, Dragonica Online breathes new life into the traditional side-scrolling MMO.
Dragonica Online is rated E10+ for Everyone over the age of 10. Register to play at http://dragonica/thqice.com.
Intel Extreme Masters Asian Championship at Asia’s leading game trade show – $49,000 at stake for Asian Championship – $530,000 global prize purse.
The Intel Extreme Masters is coming to Asia in its fourth season, bringing the best gamers from Asia, Australia and New Zealand to the 2010 Taipei Game Show. From February 5th – 9th, 2010, the Taipei Game Show will open its doors at the Taipei World Trade Center, attracting gamers and business professionals alike. A total prize purse of $49,000 for Counter-Strike 1.6, World of Warcraft and Quake Live will be awarded to the best players at the Asian Championship alongside invitations to the World Championship for the winners and runners-up of each title. In World of Warcraft, the bronze medalist will also be invited.
Taipei Game Show (TGS) attracted over 300,000 visitors in 2009, making it one of Asia’s leading trade fairs for games. TGS offers five days of fun and entertainment to gamers of all kinds, from online games to PC or console games. With its strong local game industry and its close ties to the thriving Chinese market, Taipei Game Show is the ideal host for the Intel Extreme Masters Asian Championship.
The Intel Extreme Masters Asian Championship will feature eight contenders for Counter-Strike 1.6, World of Warcraft and Quake Live, respectively who will be selected after an application period. The highlight of the event will be the World of Warcraft competition – another chapter in the the fierce rivalry between teams from Taiwan, South Korea and China.
The tournament will be played on the world’s most reliable gaming laptop, the M17x provided by Alienware, the official laptop of the Intel Extreme Masters.
The Intel Extreme Masters World Championship will be held at CeBIT 2010, the world’s biggest technological trade show, taking place annually in March in Hanover, Germany. Players and teams from the Americas, Europe and Asia will represent their respective regions and fight for a piece of the global prize purse of $530,000 and the title of a World Champion.
More information on Intel Extreme Masters Asian Championship: www.esl-world.net/masters/season4/taipei/
More information on Taipei Game Show: http://tgs.tca.org.tw/index.php?lang=e
Contest offers players 16 ways to win PC hardware prizes from sponsors MSI, FSP Group, Enermax and Patriot Memory
Futuremark® Games Studio announced a new community competition for Shattered Horizon™, their PC exclusive multiplayer first-person shooter. The contest starts Monday 14 December and with 16 different challenges over 4 weeks there are plenty of ways for players to win one of the many PC hardware prizes on offer from competition sponsors MSI, FSP Group, Enermax and Patriot Memory.
“With 16 different ways to win this competition gives all Shattered Horizon players a chance to win one of the great prizes on offer, not just those who top the leaderboards,” said Jukka Mäkinen, Head of Futuremark Games Studio.
The prize pool includes:
– MSI Big Bang Trinergy motherboards
– FSP Group Epsilon 88PLUS 700W power supplies
– Enermax Apollish Vegas 12cm cooling fans
– Patriot Memory DDR3 Viper II ‘Sector 5’ Series memory modules
– Shattered Horizon t-shirts, sticker packs and Arconaut memberships
For further details of the challenges, prizes and how to take part visit the competition page on the official Shattered Horizon website: