eSports events in Ukraine 2019 and a new patch for Hearthstone. Week’s news08 February 2019
Upcoming eSports tournaments in Ukraine and price of Assassin's Creed III Remastered. Read our weekly digest to find out more about these and other events.
Kyiv to host two tournaments of StarCraft II World Championship Series
In 2019, the capital of Ukraine will host two international tournaments of StarCraft II World Championship Series. The prestigious championship is held within two ecosystems - WCS Korea and WCS Circuit. As stipulated in the rules, players earn points throughout a year. Top eight out of them take part in the final tournament in autumn.
StarLadder may become an organizer of CS:GO Major
Alexey Alex007, eSports manager at StarLadderTV, posted a tweet announcing that the studio will host its first CS:GO Major.
“We have recently finished Dota 2 Major and are going to host the next CS:GO Major. We have been cooperating with Blizzard for a long time,” tells the post.
However, the comments to the tweet revealed that Alexey meant usual StarSeries & i-League CS:GO Season 7. It is expected that the tweet was not a mistake but the information leaked earlier than it had to.
Na’Vi to compete with The ReaL DeaL in the first Dota 2 round
The drawing of WePlay! Valentine Madness Dota 2 came out with the participants of competitions. Natus Vincere, Vega Squadron, Old But Gold, and The ReaL DeaL took the last slots.
The tournaments will start on February 10 with a clash between Na’Vi and The ReaL DeaL in the first one. Celebrating Valentine's Day, The Final Tribe, Winstrike Team, and Old But Gold will join the competition as well. Prizing fund of WePlay! Valentine Madness Dota 2 will be $100 000.
Ubisoft presents Assassin's Creed III Remastered
Ubisoft revealed the secrets of Assassin's Creed III Remastered and showcased its differences from the 2012 version. A complete list of updates is not currently available but gamers have already noted obvious changes in color rendering and lighting. The release of Assassin's Creed III including the story called The Tyranny of King Washington is scheduled for March 29. The game will be available on PS4, Xbox One, and РС with the price of $40. Holders of an Assassin's Creed Odyssey season pass will get a new product for free.
Red Dead Redemption 2 now sells out on PS Store
PlayStation Store has launched a special offer called ‘Great games, great discounts’ that will last until February 20. This time, global releases have been added to the list of games at reasonable price. One of the top special offers is Red Dead Redemption 2 for twice cut price. Here are as well Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Battlefield V: Deluxe and Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden.
Hot discussion over Hearthstone’s patch bursts out on Reddit
A hot discussion over Hearthstone’s patch bursts out on the Web: gamers are actively expressing what they think on Reddit. Most of the players show a negative attitude towards the changes. However, one game developers Dean ‘Iksar’ Ayala joined the discussion and tried to clarify controversial points. He voiced his opinion on the changes to Paladin, Rexxar, and Hunter decks as well as shared Blizzard’s stance on it.
“When we change a game balance, we are likely to predict the future of Hearthstone, not its current image,” writes Iksar.