R8 Esports Coach Dale Vitug Lawsuit, Elden Rings DLC Mixed Reviews, Honor of Kings Invitational Prize and Boom Esports, Rockstar GTA or Red Dead Rede

In our recent gaming podcast, Filipino gamers talk about R8 Esports Coach Dale Vitug Potential Lawsuit, Elden Rings DLC Mixed Reviews from China, Payday 3 Offline Mode, Honor of Kings Invitational Prize and Boom Esports, Rockstar GTA or Red Dead Redemption Live action adaptation? and an Arche Rivalry that turned deadly.


Sibol IESF Roster
The Philippines national esports team Sibol roster for the Mobile Legends. So first here is the male roster, the men's MLBB roster is composed of RRQ Kaito's main roster: Edferdz "Ferdz" Fernandez, Gabriel "DENJIRO" Guinto, Carl Edriel "Minguin" Gallantes, Cymond "Cy" Torres, and Denniel Denison "xNova" Gomez, with Falcons AP.Bren jungler, Kyle "KyleTzy" Sayson, serving as the team's sixth man with head coach Jian "Pauloxpert" Munsayac and assistant coach Francis "Ducky" Glindro.

Now for the female roster Sibol's women MLBB team is mainly from Smart Omega Empress' roster: Mery "Meraaay" Vivero, Sheen "Shinoa" Perez, Kaye "Keishi" lpuerto, Rica "Amoree" Amores, Gwyneth "Ayanami" Diagon, the with ONIC ZOL's goldlaner Lhoureian "Rianne" Alcaraz, which is coached Salman "KingSalman" Macarambon.

Netease Fragpunk
NetEase Games has announced a new Free-to-play fps game called FragPunk, this is a new 5v5 hero shooter set in a futuristic universe. The game introduces a unique gameplay modifier which is a card system. If you are familiar with Friends vs Friends it's like that. This offers fast paced gunfights with infinite possibilities where Players can bend the rules of combat to their advantage. If you are interested FragPunk will come to Xbox Series X|S and PC in 2025 if you can't wait the first Closed Alpha Test on Steam, running from June 27 to July 1 for selected participants.

Assassins Creed Remake
What was the last Assassin's Creed Game you played? According to the Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot. Ubisoft is working on multiple Assassin’s Creed remakes. He also added that the goal is to have Assassin’s Creed games come out more regularly, but not for it to be the same experience every year. Side note if you remember Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag” reportedly had a remake planned which was reported last year. So what Assassin's Creed game do you want a remake?

Payday 3 Offline Mode
Did you guys play PayDay? If you are still playing PayDay 3 it's finally getting an Offline Mode called the Solo Mode Beta. But there's a catch because their offline mode will require an online connection. Admittedly the devs said this is not their vision that's why for now it's in Beta and they want to see how it runs. Basically you will still be required to start the game online in Solo Mode. Currently, some parts of the game are loaded on the server, but since it's offline mode, your PC will have to handle that load hence why they want to test if before fully committing to the feature.

R8 Esports Coach Dale Vitug
According to Spinph, a Filipino MLBB coach Coach Steven "Dale" Vitug might get sued by his org R8 Esports. What happened? Apparently Coach Dale was employed by R8 Esports a Saudi Arabian esports organization. Unfortunately, they finished 4th on the MENA MPL Season 5, Losing is part of esports right so why blame the coach?

According to a statement by R8 Esports Coach Dale did not uphold the same level of commitment during the playoffs they added: "Coach Dale came to the playoffs unprepared despite a lot of promises." So they kinda underperform compared to their previous performance

Why did he underperform? According to the statement by R8 Esports. Coach Dale was simultaneously announced as a coach for another team. This somewhat indicates that he was dividing his efforts and time, coaching another team while still under contract with R8 Esports

Due to these actions, "MOONTON" has decided to remove Coach Dale from the other team. Mongolian esports team, IHC Esports with "R8 Esports" taking legal actions against Coach Dale

Do you play MMO? Do you know the game Archeage? This is a Korean-developed MMO which was released in 2013. So apparently there was rivalry between a New Jersey player called Kang, and another person from Florida, and like other online games things got heated. Not sure if you experienced this.

To the point where Edward Kang went to the player in Florida with a hammer dressed in all black. According to a police report with the help of the relatives, the attacker was disarmed however the victim was injured but non-life-threatening wounds. So why? According to arrest documents Kang stated “he was a bad person online.” So that's it? Not sure what they are fighting about on Archeage since it was announced that its European and North American servers will shut down on June 27

Elden Ring Mix DLC
Elden Ring DLC Shadow of the Erdtree has been released recently although the critics praised the game, it has received a mixed review on Steam. Do you know why? Was it because the game is hard?

According to Steam Scout majority of the negative feedback is coming from China. As of this writing, it was reported there are over 9000 negative reviews

So git gud? well not so fast because there are many factors. According to Niko Partners director of research & insights Daniel Ahmad here are the factors. Steam Community is blocked in the country so there aren't enough guides. There are issues in regards to the game's performance, this happened on the initial release.

Some are also criticizing the games game’s difficulty, especially when it comes to new bosses and then there are some players complaining about the blue bear. Do you know what this is? It's the game's anti-cheat, called Easy. Question, if you are complaining about the game's anti-cheat and not the cheaters what are your plans?

Rockstar Games Live Adaptation
Recently there has been an influx of TV or Movie adaptations of Video Games. For example Last of Us, Witcher, Fallout, and many more, Did you watch, Btw don't watch Halo.

But you don't hear anything from Rock Star games like Red Dead Redemption or GTA. Do you think that makes sense? or is it a good idea? Apparently it was because of Dan Houser the Rockstar game co-founder. According to a report Rockstar Games co-founder Dan Houser received calls from Hollywood to adapt GTA or Red Dead into a TV or movie project but his answer to execs was always a resounding “no.” According to Dan Houser, the idea always fell short due to risks and economics

Dan House was concerned about letting others touch his creations without giving him creative control for him the risk never made sense, especially on those days when the quality was bad. So do you want a Rockstar IP movie or TV, maybe he's opinions might change because there are good shows coming out lately so the risk may lessen

Honor of Kings Invitational S2
Recently Honor of Kings has been officially released, Have you started playing? Seems like it has a good start because on June 26 Honor of Kings was #1 on the top charts of Google Play.

Aside from that Honor of Kings has also announced the S2 invitational which boasts a 300,000 USD (PHP 17.5m) total prize pool. The 3rd and 4th place will receive 25,000 USD roughly PHP 1.4M, The 2nd place will receive 40,000 USD roughly PHP 2.3M, and the champion will receive 100,000 USD around PHP 5.8M

But wait there's more because if you log in game on the July 29. Players can participate in the event and get exclusive S2 emotes and effects for free to cheer for your region! Feels like a fiesta? Pakain nalang kulang

Honor of Kings Invitational S2 Boom Esports
For representation, Boom Esports will represent the Philippines on the HoK Invitational S2 Tournament. The tournament will run from June 29 through July 7 and it will be held at Sunway Velocity Mall in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

If you can't go it will be streamed live on YouTube, Facebook, and Twitch.tv, TikTok, and Honor of Kings’ official website and in-game live TV. The event will feature 13 teams from around the world, including Southeast Asia, Brazil, Türkiye, MENA, LATAM, and Western Europe, again competing for a prize pool of $300,000 USD (PHP 17.5m). Aside from the prize money, there will be eight guaranteed places in the Honor of Kings Invitational Midseason at the Esports World Cup

Guest Maii
An IT student and a former Esport Assistant. Manager at FIT іTamaraws Esports Club at FEUTECH and a wanna-be streamer What games do you play: VALORANT, League of Legends, Honkai Star rail, and Destiny 2.

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