Sibol eSports Philippines National Team for SEA Games, Slam Dunk Mobile, Scrub Update and more


Mar 4, 2015
Weekly Gaming Update by Pinoy Gamer! Lets talk about Sibol eSports! the Philippines National Team for SEA Games, Dota 2 Matchmaking Changes / Scrub Update, Dragon Ball: Legend of Time and Space PC MMO, Slam Dunk Mobile, Guild Wars 2 Mobile and Call of Duty Modern Warfare will support mouse and keyboard on consoles!

Sibol eSports Philippines National Team for SEA Games
  • Since the 2019 SEA games is coming its recently announced that Sibol will be the national team representing the Philippines for the 2019 Southeast Asian Games
  • So why Sibol?
  • According to them because the word represents “growth” which signifies the rise of Philippines talents in the world
  • Sibol eSports will be competing in all six titles featured on the eSports event for the 30th SEA games
  • so this includes Dota 2, StarCraft II, Hearthstone, Arena of Valor, Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, and Tekken 7
  • The dota 2 team will be composed of Kuku, Tims, Armel, Eyyou, DJ, Raven, Abed, Ninkaboogie and Bimbo
  • their coach will be Sindata while the manager is Paolo Sy
  • then the Mobile Legends team will be composed by Ribo, Yakou, Haze, Dee, Yuji, Pheww, Jeffqt4ever, Jay, Ryo, Pein, Tets, Coco, Dysania, Ejhay, Eson, Lusty, and Killuash
  • wow thats alot!
  • their coach will be Mits and Panda with Manager Jab
  • while for AoV the team will be composed of Gambit, 1717, Bents, Rubbixx and Miggie
  • with the manager being VIcta and coach Cyriux
  • So those are the national players for Mobile games, now lets go to blizzard games
  • for Starcraft 2 it will be represented by Enderr with manager JackDReaper and Coach exoBlazer
  • then for Hearthstone it will be Staz and Jia
  • this is with coach Chalk and manager Pompi
  • Then finally for our fighting game representative Tekken 7
  • the team will be Doujin and Ak
  • with the coach Naturelover and Manager Hot E
  • so those are the Philippin representatives
  • basically it's an all star roster
  • it's also mentioned that there will be 74 players that will be recruited in the training pool which will be trimmed down to 27 members after the selection process
  • So what do you think of the current rosters?

Dragon Ball MMO

  • The Dragon Ball mmo now has a name
  • roughly translated as Dragon Ball: Legend of Time and Space
  • this MMORPG is an officially licensed from Bandai
  • which will be available on PC
  • currently there are 4 playable races: Saiyan, Earthling, Majin, and Namekian
  • with each have their own specialty for example the Majin will have high defense while Namekian are more for long range support
  • If you are interested, unfortunately there is no current release date for the game
  • and currently it's still in chinese

Slam Dunk Mobile

  • First revealed in 2018 the official Slam Dunk Mobile now is now playable
  • as a demo footage was revealed in the recent china joy event
  • do note that the game is still under development and as usual its Dena
  • the Slamdunk Mobile game is a cooperation with Toe Animation basically it's officially licensed
  • the game will feature a chibi like 3v3 and 5v5 full court basketball
  • if you are interested there is still no release date
  • but what im really interested in is the Inter high tournament for Slam Dunk!

Guild Wars 2 Mobile

  • In are recent financial call by NCsoft it was mentioned that cabal that Guild Wars 2 might be getting a mobile version
  • although not directly mentioned
  • in the recent report NCsoft mentioned that Arenanet the developer of guild wars are conducting internal reviews for several projects
  • which includes mobile
  • so guild wars 2 confirm? maybe and hopefully
  • but if this is true we are not sure how will this run for mobile because if i'm not mistaken
  • Guild Wars 2 when it was initially release requires a good pc
  • I remember players literally upgrading for this game!

Call of Duty Modern Warfare Console

  • In a recent interview with Infinity Ward design director Joe Cecot
  • Call of Duty Modern Warfare will support mouse and keyboard on consoles!
  • do note that the matchmaking will be based on peripheral
  • so if you are using controller you will only be matched with players using controller
  • and if you use mouse and keyboard you will be matched with the mouse and keyboard players
  • it's also mentioned that you can't change peripheral mid match
  • to those who don't know Call of Duty Modern Warfare is a cross platform game means you can play with PC, Xbox nad Ps4 players

Dota 2 Matchmaking Changes / Scrub Update

  • Recently its revealed the valve is making changes on Dota 2’s match making
  • but oh boy the changes are massive as its currently the biggest matchmaking dota 2 update ever
  • In the official blog post they are addressing community complaints and then pushed some experimental changes
  • So what are these changes?
  • The first big changes is for the Solo and Party MMR
  • because this time they won't be calculated separately , so its now a joint MMR
  • according to valve this was changed because they want players to focus on team play
  • because right now Dota 2 players prefer to play solo
  • Also for the accuracy of MMR
  • they Valve decided to release a Core and Support MMR stats
  • so now you can decide which position you want to play in a match
  • on top of that the each MMR type will now have its own leaderboard
  • at least this time support players get the spotlight they deserve!
  • Next update is the Summoner Scrub
  • this update has 2 parts one for the code which now focuses on intra-team balance, player conduct, new player experience, abusive behaviors, account buying, friend and teamplay aspects
  • then bug fixes and other quality of life improvements
  • so basically this update tackles the aspects of matchmaking dynamics, and other issues
  • According to valve this is an effort to make the overall experience of playing Dota more fun for players of all levels
  • So far the community response are positive but what do you think?