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Globe Philippine Pro Gaming League (PPGL) 2018
- MET, Southeast Asia’s #1 esports tournament organizer, has partnered with Globe Telecom
- The Globe PPGL 2018 will be a nationwide esports tournament featuring three major esports titles across multiple gaming platforms: Dota 2 (desktop), Tekken 7 (console), and Arena of Valor (mobile)
- Set to be the largest multi-title esports league in the Philippines, the Globe PPGL 2018 will be a milestone for the country’s esports
- The Globe PPGL 2018 is also the evolution of their previous annual esports league, the MPGL which ran for eight seasons from 2009 to 2016
- The Globe PPGL 2018 series will be a high-production serialized documentary that delves into the life stories, daily lives, and personal struggles of the players as they progress through the league
- The Globe PPGL 2018 tournament will begin later this 2018 with qualifier tournaments across the country before a live LAN event to determine the grand champions for each game title
eSports Philippines Tax
- The Philippines Games and Amusement board is adding mandatory licensing fees and revenue tax for esports competition
- This means that for organizers to hold local tournaments they will have to pay for a licensing fees, this are required for tournaments with total prize not exceeding 10,000 php
- A daily fee for the organizer is also imposed for 800 a day with additional 10php for legal research fund whatever that is
- The bright side elimination and qualifying rounds are exempted
A new update for Dota 2 has arrived changing new item cooldowns and receipt costs, as for the heroes balance of skills have taken effect for better Dota 2 gameplay experience.The update logs has been released December 19, 2017.
Soul Calibur 6, announced in December at the Game Awards 2017, has been given a 2018 release date. Given this was the first time the game was seen we’d guess that an early 2018 release is out of the question. We’ll bring you more details on the Soul Calibur 6 release date as Bandai Namco homes in on a more specific date.
Capcom unexpectedly released Monster Hunter Stories on iOS and Android in Japan and it is now available for 1,900 yen. There’s also a demo that lets you play the first chapter for free. The Monster Hunter Stories: Departing Chapter demo allows you to play the starting chapter, and it is now available in Japan for iOS and Android.
Warface has announced a new mode named Battle Royale which has been added to the popular military online game announced by publisher Global Games and powered by CryEngine, this major update also sees new weapons, new camos, and a new rank. Also included in the update is a brand new PvP map created especially for the Battle Royale mode and marks Warface’s largest playable map since the game’s launch. No doubt, the immense global success of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has a huge influence over this new mode.
Valkyria Chronicles 4 will be available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch announced by Sega that will be out on Spring 2018. The combat in Valkyria Chronicles 4 is split between turn-based strategy, RPG, and third-person shooting. New for Valkyria Chronicles 4 is a new class, the Grenadier, along with more battleship support options.
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds has had one and only one map since it launched earlier this year. But it won't always be like that, since developer Bluehole is working on a couple of new maps for the game. We know the most about an upcoming desert locale, and it seems like players are not that far off from getting to play it.
In Japan, Marvelous' cheesecake arena-shooter Senran Kagura: Peach Beach Splash will be receiving an update to allow for VR compatibility. Mana from heaven for some, no doubt. The VR support will work in conjunction with the game's Locker Room mode, allowing players to dress their favourite gals in various get-ups, poses and motions in immersive Virtual Reality. A VR Diorama mode will allow you to create fun scenes featuring the characters.
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds developer Bluehole has a lot more up its sleeve than just battle royale games. The studio's latest project is a massive departure from PUBG in both tone and genre. Bluehole has combined elements of both steampunk and high fantasy to create a new MMORPG called Ascent: Infinite Realm.
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