OMEN Challenger Series returns to Asia Pacific

As gaming continues to evolve as a lifestyle, HP is committed to playing a leading role in broadening the awareness and participation of gaming across Asia Pacific by introducing the world’s first dual-screen gaming laptop – the OMEN X 2S; the new OMEN 15, a smaller, cooler, and more powerful gaming laptop; and unveiling its Pavilion Gaming 15.


HP also brings the OMEN Challenger Series to Asia Pacific with Counter-Strike: Global Offensive this year!

OMEN Challenger Series 2019 Day 2At Tokyo Game Show 2019

Exciting things going on at Tokyo Game Show 2019. Team Secret fought against Team Norarengo in the Rainbow Siege!


Watch the show here:

One World, Infinite Joy

Tokyo Game Show 2019 connects game fans all over the world with exhibition booths, stage shows and a variety of of online video streaming.

The OMEN Challenger Series 2019 was in session, with the Japan Closed Qualifier round, where the final teams battled it out for the chance to be in the Grand Finals.

Need an AFK while you take a break from gaming?

The term AFK in gaming has taken on another whole new meaning.

A collaboration between Team Secret and Levante Brewery led to a whole new craft beer, AFK. Gamers can now grab a cold can of AFK with their friends after a long gaming session.


Who needs a cold one now?

Lowkey Esports joins the Dota 2 South East Asian Scene!

With the likes of South East Asian teams TNC, Fnatic, and Mineski showing success in the international scene, how will Lowkey Esports perform among these giants?

While there will be some time before we can see them in action, and what will be your predictions for Lowkey Esports in the coming year?


Take your vote now –

Red Bull announced a new Esports collaboration,with none other than G2!

G2 Esports, one of the top teams in League of Legends, CS:GO, and Rainbow Six Siege, has announced a new partnership with Red Bull.


You will see the teams doning their new outfit as soon as the next time they compete on the stage –

The success of 100 Thieves – a story about streetwear X Esports

100 Thieves is more than just a regular Esports organization, they have delved into the successful street wear market.

HP is giving away free gifts with every purchase of selected laptops!

Looking for a new gaming laptop? Buy any HP OMEN or Pavilion Gaming products and stand a chance to win an all expense paid trip to Jakarta to watch the OMEN Challenger Series 2019!

If you purchase any other selected models, you’ll also stand a chance to claim free gifts such as Steam wallet credits, Microsoft office, and Touch ‘n Go eWallet reloads for other selected models.


Don’t miss out on this –

The Top 10 CSGO Major Aces of all time!

We don’t see many aces doing CSGO majors, but when we do, boy its good!

SKT1 has joined the Dota 2 scene with a new roster announcement!

South Korean Team SKT1, best known for their success in Starcraft and League of Legends has entered the Dota 2 scene!

With their first announcement of Forev in their starting lineup, who will follow and what are your predictions of their future in Dota 2?

The best of the best from Dota 2 The International 2019

200 IQ plays, hype caster calls, and impeccable team play. There’s abit of everything at this year’s Dota 2 The International.


With OG lifting the Aegis and creating eSports history, lets look back at the best plays in the International 2019, by The Score Esports.

The International 2019 is the most watched Dota 2 event on twitch

The International 2019 is the most watched Dota 2 event on Twitch ever, with over 1.1 million viewers tuning in.


Without factoring other streaming sites, and events, The International 2019 brought in more viewers than anyone could expected.

A deep dive into creative process of Gears 5!

One of the most anticipated games of the year, Gears 5 is also one of the most ambitious every created under the Gears franchise.


Check out GamesRadar’s deep dive into the ideas that made this game happen and what you can expect from the game before its release!

The meme from Square Enix’s Final Fantasy 8 finally has a remaster!!

Square Enix, with the lastest announcement of their Final Fantasy VIII remaster, has embraced on of the most famous memes from the Final Fantasy franchise with a a short, and quirky tweet.


Check out how the “best looking guy” is truly meant to look like with the updated graphics. Who’s ooking forward to this scene when the remastered version is out by the end of 2019?

TI9 Day 3: Fnatic beats Na’vi 2-0 after animpressive performance!

After a loss to Infamous, Fnatic finally bounces back with a 2-0 win over Na’vi.
Check out the best highlights from an intense best of 2 series between these 2 Esports juggernauts!

Anatoly “Boo!k” Ivanov is now Virtus. Pro’s second coach!

Anatoly “Boo!k” Ivanov, the former Head coach of Gambit Esports has agreed to join along side Arsenij “ArsZeeqq” Usov to help out the DOTA 2 team in analyzing interactions and certain in-game actions.


With his past experience and knowledge as a head coach, Will “Boo!k” be able to help Virtus. Pro in the International 2019 and propel the team towards success?

TNC Predator from Philippines has secured a place in DOTA 2 The International 2019

A young, and talented roster from the Phillipines, TNC Predator proves themselves time and time again that they are not a team to be messed with and secured a spot at the prestigious DOTA 2 The International 2019.


With huge upsets to the top 2 Chinese powerhouse PSG.LGD, and Vici Gaming, how will TNC Predator do amongst the best teams in DOTA 2?

Dota 2 is smashing barriers!

The biggest Esports tournament has achieved a new world record! With over $30 million USD, Valve’s Dota 2 The International 2019 currently holds the spot as the largest prize pool for any single Esports tournament, beating their previous record of $23.9 million in 2018.


With the tournament now in place, tell us who are your favourites to take home the coveted Aegis of the immortal and title of the best Dota 2 team in 2019.

The all-female gaming team that is rocking the Esports scene.

Team Dignitas CS:GO FE, the first all female Esports organization founded by 25 year old Emmalee “EHMULEET” Garrido, is making waves in a typically male-dominated industry.


Their squad leader, Heather ‘sapphiRe’ Garozzo, who is a CS:GO legend has been inducted in the Esports hall of fame 2019.


Read up on their success here –

Marvel’s The Avengers has new look thanks to Square Enix

With all the hype surrounding Marvel’s The Avengers franchise in the box office, game publisher Square Enix will be sharing the game demo footage to fans after Gamescon 2019 at the end of August.


With a launch date set on May 2020 on PC and console, fans are eager to get a go with their favourite superheroes from the Marvel universe. Are you?

Calling all Hearthstone fans!

The last expansion from Blizzard’s wildly successful turn-base strategy card game Hearthstone, Saviors of Uldum will include 80 new cards as well as new gameplay mechanics.


Whether you are grinding through the ranks, or just a casual player, it’s time to build your decks and be prepared for the exciting new expansion this August.


Team Orange.Sphynx shows us why this is the case:

Check out the new gaming sensation that has taken over mobile and PC!

Recently, a game derived from the realm of DoTA2 emerged. Taken the world by storm, this game requires a fine balance of skill, luck, planning and strategic thinking.


But helpless pieces of the game he plays, Upon the chequered board of nights and days; Hither and thither moves,
and checks and slays, And one by one back in the closet lies.

Apex Legends to star in 2019 X Games

Like the prodigal son, esports returns to X Games family, after a hiatus of 3 years.


ESPN has announced that Apex Legends will be the star of this year’s show, with invitational qualifiers taking place on June 29th. Teams battle it out for a prize pot of USD 150,000.00 on August 2nd and 3rd in Minneapolis.

Infinite Esports acquired by Immortals Gaming Club

Marketers are projecting that the esports industry will top USD1 billion in 2019, with global esports audience estimated to reach 453.8 million this year, representing a year-over-year growth of 15%.
Nett, the video gaming industry is in growth mode, presenting a big opportunity for investors.


Immortals Gaming Club is one entity who quickly recognised this and has initiated an acquisition campaign.

Will this be the future of gaming?

Many people still consider gaming a male pursuit – but that is an error that could make many marketers miss an opportunity. The proverbial pendulum is now swinging the other way. Gentlemen. Listen up.


Gaming today is as much for women as men. The game industry needs female representation, not only to diversify itself, but ensure its success.

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Japan’s Rising Suns!

After some thrilling matches between a variety of dark horses and familiar faces, our semi-finals for the Japan Qualifiers have concluded. Teams Ignis and Absolute will be proceeding to the finals to fight for the right to represent their country in the Omen series! Here is the post-tournament interview between the caster and commentators with the two teams.

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The finale of the Japan closed qualifiers is here! Our featured match today is between Team Ignis and Team Updraft with caster Abara (aka Abaranche) and commentator Asaraikun! It’s a best of 3, across three different maps. Watch the full stream here!

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Japan Closed Qualifiers – Day 2 Recap

The Japan qualifiers are in full swing! Our four teams for Day 2 are Updraft, Absolute, Criterion and Ignis, with caster Abara (aka Abaranche) and commentator Chiara J! Watch the full stream here!

OMEN Challenger Series 2019 Japan Closed Qualifiers – Day 1 Recap

The Japan qualifiers are in full swing! Our four teams for Day 1 are Updraft, Absolute, HWML and Ignis, with caster Abara (aka Abaranche) and commentator Chiara J! Watch the full stream here!

SPH to launch Esports Festival Asia at Comex 2019

E-sports is finally here…for the Comex tech show this September! Esports Festival Asia (EFA) will be making its debut this year. EFA is hoping to bridge the gap between generations and bring understanding to more parents about competitive e-sports culture. Games that will be featured are Arena of Valor, League of Legends, Mobile Legends, PUBG, CS: GO and…wait for it…DotA Underlords! Now that’s HYPE!

CDEC Gaming, Newbee highlight Dota 2 teams at World Cyber Games 2019

Previously discontinued WCG (World Cyber Games) is making a comeback this year! DotA2 isn’t the only game being showcased either. Other exciting games (and some of them are pretty old school!) include Honor of Kings, Clash Royale, Hearthstone, CrossFire and Warcraft 3. Read more to find out which DotA2 rosters will be competing for the $140,000 prize pool during WCG 2019!

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