Category: ESports

No Pokemon Go for Asia yet

Woe is us. Despite several rumours floating online about a release of Pokemon Go in Asia over these next few days, developer Niantic, Inc, the geniuses behind the geolocation-based game Ingress, has announced that there are currently no plans to bring Pokemon Go to Asia immediately. You’d think at least Japan would get it but noooo. Niantic’s agency, fortyseven communications, sent this statement to IGN SEA: “The team is currently heads down working on the game. We do not have any announced plans for countries beyond New Zealand, Australia, US and Germany at the moment.” Chris Kramer, Vice President...

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AGES 2016: What could have been but wasn’t Pt. II

By Jeremy Say & Matt Liew Now, for all the tangents that are about to be said, I apologize as some may seem very petty – but this is nothing more than personal impressions on my part. Let’s start off with the AGES merchandise. It’s quite a sight to see an umbrella go for RM120 on Day 1, only to be 50% off on Day 2 & 3 due to some “school holiday special”, then drop to RM20 during the Dota 2 Grand Finals. The RM 260 Goody Bags were going for RM 100 on the Day 3 –...

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AGES 2016: What could have been but wasn’t Pt. I

By Jeremy Say & Matt Liew As the third and final day of AGES 2016 at Mid Valley Exhibition Centre drew to a close, many concerns came to mind. AGES 2016, with its RM 1,000,000 prize pool spread across FIFA 16, CS:GO, and DOTA2 should have been so much more than it was. Perhaps this writing is too critical of AGES 2016, but my personal encounters with the production value and organization of the tournament as a whole kept reminding me of the disaster that was the Dota 2 Shanghai Major – and how that negatively impacted the scene....

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AGES.my 2016 Day 3 Recap – CS:GO ASEAN Round Grand Final

By Matt Liew & Jeremy Say As is typically the case, “Malaysian Time” struck again for the CS:GO ASEAN Round Grand Final match, which ended up starting at 2.30pm – a full two hours behind its scheduled start time of 12.30pm. Alas, even the livestream of the tournament on twitch.tv/ages2016 was not spared, as it displayed an interesting “Out of Range” message at 27:23 on their VOD. The best-of-three saw MVP.Karnal [Malaysia] squaring off against MiTH [Thailand], with a one game advantage to MVP.Karnal. The two teams had already faced each other once, with MVP.Karnal taking the win in...

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AGES.my 2016 Day 2 Recap – DOTA 2 ASEAN Round Group Stage Highlight #2

By Jeremy Say & Matt Liew It was a painful 3 hour long wait for a rescheduled game, which saw Malaysian national team Orange.Taring, consisting of Byron “Syeonix” Young Meng Keen, Ng “YamateH” Wei Poong, Law “nj” Chee Hoong, Chua “Ice” Chee Cai, and Sim “ling” Woi Cheong facing off against Singaporean team Kingdom, consisting of Sim “leehongki” Maw Chai,  Leow “FiXeRs” Chen Kai, and team captain Jaryl “Youmu Konpaku”  Quek Wee Yuan, as well as two players whose real name’s we couldn’t find: “asdzxc” and “ALL MIGHT”. While the wait was long, it was absolutely worth it –...

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