Weekly Gaming Update - Globe Philippine Pro Gaming League (PPGL) 2018


Mar 4, 2015

Mobile Legends

  • Mobile Legends announced its first expansion
  • Called the “The Hunt for Bane's Treasure”
    • It brings back Bane with a new look/skin
    • The expansion will feature an “explore and loot” quest lines
    • It will also introduce a new battleground map call the “Celestial Palace”
  • There is no mention for the release date however MLBB announced it will be coming soon
Rules of Survival

  • Rules of Survival game update
  • Earlier this week the game will add new features
    • Added national flags. Now players can select flags to represent their nation in the settings.
    • Rename feature available now! Players can change their names under Rank in the Stats tab. Please note that each player can only change their name once per month. Pick a new name to express your style now!
    • Lean Left and Lean Right. Players can enable Lean in the Operation settings tab and adjust each button's position, size and transparency in the Custom tab.
    • Added Chicken Grenades. Compared to regular grenades, they cause higher damage in a wider scope and have special explosion effects.
    • Added 2 more ways to gain Tokens. Players can earn Tokens via sharing a look (once daily) or ranking first in any mode (once daily).
    • Added new items to the Token Store and improved the Token Store's purchase limit rules.
    • Added Elite Supply Boxes, a new type of supply to obtain advanced looks (including firearm camos). Players can obtain Butler Set pieces via Elite Supply Boxes.
    • A special winter event Down Coat sale is now on. Get great discounts on down coats to keep you warm this winter. On sale for a limited time only.
    • Discount Store now has two tabs: Packs and Looks. Both tabs will have regular updates.
    • Updated advanced supplies. Removed Punk and Dark Rose Sets from the advanced supplies, added Pure Preppy and Plaid Preppy Sets.
Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age

  • Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age coming to PC via Steam on February 1
  • Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age, which launched for PlayStation 4 in July 2017, is coming to PC via Steam on February 1 for $49.99
  • Users who purchase the game through Steam within the first week of launch will receive a 20 percent discount, a three-track digital music compilation, and a new Steam skin illustrated by Final Fantasy artist Isamu Kamikokuryo
  • Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age will be running at 60FPS
  • Post-game content New Game Plus and New Game Minus modes are now accessible from the beginning of the game
Final Fantasy 15 Royal Edition

  • Final Fantasy 15 expanded re-release launches in March
  • An expanded edition of Final Fantasy 15 is heading to consoles on March 6, right alongside the game’s Windows PC release
  • Final Fantasy 15 Windows Edition, will include all previously released content for the game and several additions
  • Here are some of the changes:
    • Players can roam around a larger version of the city of Insomnia, a dungeon that offers new side quests and enemies
    • There are other ways to check out even more of Eos, like a boat that players can use to travel around and fish in between Cape Caem and Altissia
    • New features such as first person mode, new gear, and new bosses
    • Over a dozen pieces of DLC, including weapons, Regalia car skins, and item sets
Dragon Ball FighterZ

  • Last week Dragon Ball FighterZ’s open beta commenced for PS4 and XBOX one
  • The beta was extended due to server related players which kept some players out
  • The beta started last Saturday morning for preorder customers of the game, and went fully open early on Sunday
  • Bandai Namco’s U.S. Twitter account acknowledge problems reaching servers and extended the open beta
  • Dragon Ball FighterZ is due to launch on Jan. 26 for PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One
League of Legends Update
  • As Riot continues to expand its list of redesigned champions
  • Riot is planning an update for Cho'Gath's abilities
    • No visual update just the abilities
    • Riot says it's "all going according to plan," so we can expect Cho'Gath's shiny new abilities and the mystery champion's new voice soon
  • Riot wants Lucian to be able to play both mid and bot, so changes are on the way
    • Riot didn't reveal specifically what changes were in mind for The Purifier, but the general goal of the update is to give him more options
    • The balance team also wants to reward him more from building crit
  • These changes are scheduled to ship with either Patch 8.3 or 8.4

  • All Filipino representatives in Hearthstone, Dota 2, StarCraft 2, and CS:GO were eliminated in the heat of the competition
  • World Electronic Sports Games is an international eSports championship tournament based in Shanghai and organized by AliSports
  • The Grand Finals of WESG 2017 will feature teams from all over the world and is expected take place in the first quarter of 2018
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