Team OG is without any doubt one of the greatest professional teams in the competitive Dota 2. The team is loved by fans and respected by the opponents for its aggressive gameplay and versatility in playstyle. The team also holds the record of becoming the only squad to win the biggest tournament of esports, The International, twice. OG has a legacy that no other team holds in the competitive scene. With all these titles pinned with OG, the team is losing its form in the current DPC matches. There are chances that OG might miss the chance to compete at the first Major of the 2021 DPC, DreamLeague Season 14. 

OG against Team Liquid

OG played its last professional series against Team Liquid. The series went to an epic decider when OG made a mistake, leading to losing the series. During the last match of the series, OG won a team fight and went for Roshan. After securing Roshan successfully, the captain of the team Johan ‘N0tail’ Sundstein decided to give the Aegis of Immortal to Topson instead of Mid One. However, Topson could not reach the Aegis as he was pushing out the bottom lane at the moment. The captain decided to wait for his Recall ability on Keeper of the Light to bring in Topson and get the Aegis. 

As OG waited for Topson to join the squad and get the Aegis, Max ‘Qojqva’ Brocker from Team Liquid, outplayed them. The player sent in his invisible Lycan wolves to deny the Aegis. A lot of Tips and Chat Wheels followed the situation as OG lost its Karizma right on spot. Similarly, after this fight, OG went on to lose the series 1-2 against Liquid. 

Lower Chances to Major

OG is famous for its troll-worthy plays every time they play in a professional match. However, that was neither the time nor the place to make such a play. The team’s run to making the first Major of 2021 DPC is now in jeopardy. With the current standings for the qualifiers, OG is not even in the position to make it. 

Tie with Liquid and Nigma

OG is currently sharing the spot with Team Nigma and Liquid by securing a 3-3 score at the DreamLeague. However, the team is ranked at the bottom due to the tiebreakers’ scores. The team has an 8-9 map score, whereas Team Nigma and Liquid has 8-8 and 7-7 respectively. This puts OG in a dangerous spot. 

One Last Chance

OG still has one more chance to make it to the first Major of the season. The team now has to win the last game of the qualifiers and get lucky with other teams to perform worse in their matches. The situation is even worse as OG now has to face the undefeated Team Secret for the last match. There are high chances that Secret will keep its win streak alive and would not let OG win a single match. However, if OG wants to make it to the Majors, the team has to give it all.

Mousesports has recently confirmed the departure of its in-game leader Finn ‘Karrigan’ Andersen. The professional is undoubtedly one of the legends of the game. Similarly, Karrigan makes his return to FazeClan after staying away from the squad for two straight years. 

In-Game Leader

People often think that Counter-Strike: Global Offensive works better if you have an all-legend team playing for you. However, it does not work this way. You can hire the best players in a single team who can easily hit multiple headshots in a single match, but your team would not be able to bring out the most success. In order to become successful in the game, an in-game leader is very important. Some professionals say that an in-game leader is a key to organizing the troops in every match of CSGO.

Karrigan has also shown up as one of the best in-game leaders in the competitive CSGO scene. He has come up with different squads and led them to multiple victories. 

Mousesports to Faze Clan 

After spending a few years with the all-star roster of Faze Clan, Karrigan left the team and joined Mousesports in 2019. During his time with Mousesports, the Danish professional took control over a squad of youngsters. However, the professional has now said goodbye to Mousesports to join his former home, Faze Clan. 

The official news on Karrigan’s leaving the squad came out earlier this morning of 15th February. Mouz wished Karrigan the best of luck for his future. The post also said that both parties mutually planned his exit from the squad. After one hour, Karrigan replied to the post saying he is coming back home. In this statement, the professional pointed towards Faze Clan. 

Mousesports Roster

Mousesports has already found Karrigan’s replacement in the team. The team is all set to welcome the former Renegades professional, Christopher ‘Dexter’ Nong. The official roster of Mousesports now contains Dexter, Frozen, Bymas, Ropz, Acor, and ChrisJ.

This new squad looks very powerful and will compete in the upcoming CSGO tournaments. 

Faze Clan’s Roster

As Karrigan comes back home at Faze Clan, the professional will take Olof ‘Olofmeister’ Kajbjer’s place in the team. The new official squad of Faze Clan now contains Rain, Twistzz, Broky, Karrigan, and Coldzera. The new roster looks promising as Karrigan joins them. 

Karrigan is well known for his in-game leadership skills. He has won multiple big titles as a leader in a squad. His 2 year run with Mousesports comes to an end as the contract expires. The organization says that the termination is mutual as the players wanted to leave the squad before the #IEM Katowice as well. Karrigan might become the in-game leader at Faze Clan once again. In order to witness the former squad playing together once again, we will have to wait a few days. Karrigan’s return will definitely make Faze a better team and more competitive. In a couple of days, the team will compete in the Katowice. 

With the removal of the long pause of the Dota Pro Circuit, a lot of big tournaments are coming in line for the community. During the Summer of 2020, Valve had to pause the DPC due to the Coronavirus pandemic. However, a lot of online tournaments took over the competitive scene of Dota. Epic League came out as one of the most interesting online tournaments of last year. It seems like that the community is lucky enough to witness this tournament once again. The organizers are planning to arrange Epic League once again in March of 2021.

The Third Version

This year, Epic Esports Events is planning to organize the third version of the Epic League in March. The tournament has already brought so many amazing games in the previous years and the community is hoping for the same fun in the upcoming series. The tournament will be online and the official schedule will come out soon. 

The Format

Epic Esports has changed the format of the tournament a little bit. If everything remains the same as we know by now, sixteen teams will participate in the series in total. These sixteen teams will belong from the strongest regions of Dota including Europe and the CIS. A little difference in the format of the tournament is that this year, the event will not cater to the lower-division teams. The official dates for the series are March 2nd till March 21st. 

The tournament will also conclude before the beginning of the first Major of the Dota Pro Circuit. Therefore, it will be a huge kick start and an opportunity for the teams to prepare well and perform at their best before going into the Major. We can surely expect a lot of interesting matches in the tournament. 

Direct Invites

As for now, we have no clue about the direct invites to the tournament. However, if we look into the current standings in the European and the CIS region, we can see some dominating teams. By the look of it, we can assume that Team Secret, Natus Vincere, Team OG, Virtus Pro, and few others will receive a direct invitation to the tournament. We are not sure about these teams as this only depends on how the teams perform in their recent matches. 

Prize Pool

Epic League is all set to begin from March with some great teams performing in it. The tournament will have a total prize pool of $100,000. This prize pool will be distributed among the top teams at the end. 

The 2021 DPC is going great so far. All the big teams in the regions are performing at their best to get their position at the Major. Although all the tournaments are still online, teams are showing epic results and plays for the community. In the upcoming Epic League, we are going to witness some of the best Dota once again. After the league, we will also witness the first Major of the season.

A very famous esports organization PGL, recently announced that it will host the Singapore 2021 Dota 2 Major. This tournament will be the first Major of the 2021 Dota Pro Circuit (DPC). The organization has also released its official dates and manner. The tournament will be offline and will be the first event in Dota 2, after January 2020. Moreover, according to the official dates, the event will take place between March 27th and April 4th. Players will be able to play against each other at the same place once again. 

ONE Esports

The Singapore Major will occur with the collaboration of multiple big groups. According to the official news, ONE Esports and Singapore Tourism Board are joining with PGL to make the Major possible. ONE Esports also had the opportunity to organize Singapore Major last year. However, due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the officials had to call the event off. 

CEO of PGL

The CEO of PGL Silviu Stroie commented about the current situation in a release. He said that the organization is very much pleased to come back to Singapore with another great event after the Dota 2 Singapore Invitational 2019.  He also said that PGL is honored to get an opportunity to organize the first Major of 2021 DPC of Dota 2. The tournament will occur in one of the safest places.

During the release, the CEO also mentioned some of the previous tournaments from the organization. He talked about the success of the Manila Major and The Kuala Lumpur Major. The organization is now returning with another great tournament in Southeast Asia. The CEO of PGL also said that the organization is committed to the region and holds a strong partnership with Singapore’s primary trade association for esports (SGGA). PGL is more than happy to organize multiple tournaments for Dota 2 over the years. 

2021 for PGL

2021 is going to be a busy year for PGL as the organization is all committed to multiple tournaments. Last month, the organization also announced that it will host the first Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Major following a two-year break. 

Similarly, the Dota 2 Major is also coming up for the organization to host. The official format of the tournament will host the 18 best teams in the world to compete against each other. The official prize pool of the tournament is also set to $500,000. 

Esports Insider

Esports Insider also talks about the current world’s health situation and Dota 2. The official statement of the group says that the global condition is improving, and Singapore is progressing a lot. It’s exciting to witness the return of the Major events. PGL has already hosted two different Major events in the past. Therefore, there could not be a better option to organize the first Major of the season other than PGL. 

Fans will be able to enjoy Offline Dota once again. The teams will also perform to their full extent once again without any PING issues. 

Esports is getting bigger and bigger with every passing day. More people are switching towards electronic sports as technology is enhancing. A lot of new games and sequels are coming out for the esports community to make it bigger and alive. According to some official esports data websites, the number of esports viewers and enthusiasts in 2018 was around 400 million collectively. However, with the current rate of growth of the esports scene, the data predicts that by the year 2023, esports will have around 300 million frequent viewers and more than 350 million casual viewers. This means that by that time, the esports scene will be large enough to cater to an audience of around 650 million togetherly. 

A lot of esports analysts talk about the future of esports in different reports. Some of them say that the esports scene will not last forever and it will die with time. However, others are convinced that esports will only rise and take the world of gaming to another level in the future. We personally think that esports entertainment will last forever in different styles.

Esports entertainment

In the following article, we will discuss some strong points about the esports scene and how it will last forever. We will also look at the future of esports and how it will mold into different shapes. 

Higher Production Values

As the esports scene is getting bigger and bigger every day, the developers of multiple games are investing more effort in producing better products. Every new game in the scene is coming with the highest resolution graphics to date and with a great storyline. Besides this, several game developers have confirmed the release of new MOBAs in the market as well. 

The game publishers are giving tough times to each other to produce the best esports games. Some of the biggest publishers are Activision, Capcom, EA Sports, Valve, Riot Games, and many more. These production facilities are releasing new games every other year to keep the esports scene alive and running. 

Along with releasing new games, mighty game publishers are investing so much in the games that the gaming community cannot resist playing them. In our opinion, as long as these huge publishers are in the market, the esports scene is secure. They promise entertainment and they always fulfill it. 

Sequels to keep them running

A huge reason that the community sticks to the esports scene for such a long time is the game sequels. Just like when a great movie ends, you always wish to watch more, and when its sequels come out, you watch it at the earliest. Esports game sequel works exactly the same way. When a game publisher releases a new game there are 50/50 chances of it going viral or not. If the game is a hit, the community expects multiple sequels to it. 

We have plenty of examples in the current esports scene regarding the sequels. Some of the most famous game sequels are Grand Theft Auto, FIFA, Call of Duty, NBA, and more. No one really knows when these publishers will stop making these sequels. But for now, we can easily say that these sequels keep the audience in the flow every year. So if one game starts dying, another version of it comes out to bring back the lost audience. Therefore, we can say that the esports scene is not going anywhere for quite a long time in the future. 

New Technologies, Better Gaming

As the world is going towards better technology every moment, esports is also getting better with it. There are plenty of new gadgets now available where people can enjoy their games. For example, people can now use virtual reality (VR) for gaming and some other props. Multiple publishers are releasing new games for VR gaming only. This means that esports is expanding its branches in other technologies as well. 

On the other hand, smartphones are getting stronger and stronger. There are several famous games that deal with smartphones and provide proper gameplay. Some of them are Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) or Call of Duty (CoD). These games are so reliable with smartphone technologies that the publishers are actually hosting international mobile tournaments for these. 

If we talk about new technology, the younger generation is more friendly with it. Similarly, the biggest age group of esports audience is around 15 to 30. This means that in the coming future, more people will get into the esports scene. 

Therefore, with the growing technology, it seems like esports will keep on getting better and better. We are pretty sure that new gadgets and playing props will be released in the future. However, they will only enhance the current esports scene as there are high chances that more people will turn towards esports in the future. 

Greater Money 

The esports scene is getting bigger in each term. Not just the audience, but the money as well. The tournaments are now offering prizes worth millions. The last year was pretty rough for the esports scene in terms of prize pools, due to the Coronavirus pandemic. However, if we talk about the viewership, then it was a blast for sure. 

Similarly, if we talk about 2019, the biggest prize pool in the history of esports crossed around $33 Million. This prize pool was offered by Valve in the world cup of Dota 2 or The International. In the year 2020, the game once again broke its own record by producing a prize pool of more than $40 million. The organization had to cancel the event later on due to safety and health issues caused by the plague. 

A lot of professional esports analysts say that these prize pools will eventually surpass the actual sports one day. As more audiences are turning towards esports every day, there are high chances that the prizes will reach the highest points as well. 

Esports entertainment

Other than Dota 2, multiple other games also organize huge tournaments throughout the year which cater to a grand prize. For example, every year, Riot Games organize ‘World’s Championship’ or the world cup for one of the most famous MOBA, League of Legends. The tournament also caters to a huge prize pool and the biggest audience in the world. 

Therefore, we can say that greater money can attract more people towards esports in the future and esports entertainment will keep ongoing. 

Greater Opportunities

As the internet has turned the world into a global village, there are more options available for people in the esports world. Technology is advancing at an abnormal pace and people are getting closer and closer every day. Multiple streaming websites are taking over the Television concept and people are switching to it with a positive attitude. 

A lot of people start their esports career by streaming their content live for the audience. As they become famous, they start making money out of their streams. Along with that, esports casters are getting highly paid and they have chosen esports as their only job. 

Streaming has also paid people huge money that most of the famous streamers like Richard ‘Ninja’ Blevins do streaming only to make their livings.  Also, when most of the esports legends retire from the competitive scene, most of them turn towards streaming. As a whole, esports is producing so many opportunities for the people that in the coming future, esports will be as big as any other physical sport. 

With more esports trends coming into the world, more opportunities are coming out for people to chose a career. Therefore, we think that esports will definitely last for a long time.

Conclusion

With the growing esports industry and advancement in technology, we can safely say that esports entertainment is not dying any time soon. People are able to see that there is more to video games than just a casual hour of fun for kids after homework. 

Esports is producing more opportunities for the players than ever before. The publishers in the esports scene are now committed more than ever, that they are producing high-level games and organizing huge events. Most of the games are also keeping their sequels alive to keep the fandom running. New gaming technologies are also encouraging more people to get into esports. A lot of esports analysts predict that in the coming years, new technologies will improve the esports scene on a huge level. More props will be available for the people to enjoy their favorite games.

Also, if we talk about the statistics, we can clearly see that with every passing year, esports viewership is increasing around the globe. Multiple national and international tournaments are occurring for every other game to keep the audience in the loop. One way or another, the digitized future is going to persuade more people to shift from physical sports to electronic sports. We are not sure what esports will look like in the coming 10 years. There are chances that future gadgets might replace our current gadgets. But, one thing is sure that esports entertainment is going to last forever. 

Last year was a marathon for the crypto business around the globe. Since PayPal announced last year that it will be dealing and investing in cryptocurrencies, several investments have been flooding into the market. If we talk about a particular cryptocurrency at the moment, the price of Bitcoin has spiked over the last year that has led to further speculation about the crypto going into every other discussion. 

However, this has happened before as well when Bitcoin hit its previous all-time high in 2018. This raise developed an urge in the people to invest in Bitcoin more than ever which eventually cooled off in the long ‘crypto winter’ of 2018. Many professional analysts think that if cryptocurrency and blockchain technology got the chance to unlock the mainstream ideas, then the real-world can lead to other forms of investments. If we look closely into the recent events of cryptocurrency, esports and gaming are becoming the hottest tickets to invest. 

Absence of Audience

Due to the absence of an audience in the previous year, the global esports market took a little hit. However, according to some official reports, the esports forecast is predicted to grow by over 50 percent in the coming three years. According to an estimate, the global esports scene will surpass the $1.6 billion mark in these years. 

Multiple crypto analysts already believe that esports is a potential market and can be beneficial for investments. 

Crypto Analysts and Esports

According to some of the official reports, esports and blockchain entrepreneurs are looking to seize the opportunity to combine the markets at one point. A famous esports personality ‘Susie Kim’ recently confirmed that she is launching her own custom cryptocurrency, which will be called ‘SUSIE’. Her cryptocurrency will be available for anyone to buy and store. Similarly, her followers can purchase her currency to get access to her private Discord chats and multiple shoutouts on her social channels. 

Esports cryptocurrency

She is currently working leaps and bounds to get the crypto touch in the esports industry. She has also joined an existing group of 30 influencers, gamers, and creators who have released their own currency on the Rally platform. These currencies are then backed by multiple huge organizations including some of the VC firms and Andreessen Horowitz. Kim also gets the credit for helping in introducing the streaming platform Twitch in South Korea. Therefore, she holds huge support on her back and a lot of gamers are going to follow her with her crypto ideas. 

Similarly, since 2016, a very famous game hoster, FirstBlood Technologies is operating a competitive gaming platform with the help of blockchain-based Dawn Protocol. The organization has been using its own token in the processing. However, in recent days, FirstBlood Technologies has announced an integration with MakerDAO to implement a crypto-backed DAI stablecoin. This coin will be implemented into the games and the community will have access to it. 

In the upcoming months, multiple competitors will be able to participate in esports tournaments using DAI and win the stablecoins. This is a huge development in the field of esports and cryptocurrency. 

Founder of Tron

One of the most famous crypto influencers, Justin Sun, who is also the founder of Tron, never stays a foot behind when it comes to the latest trends in the crypto market. The wunderkind of crypto seemed to take interest in esports as well. In the previous October, BitTorrent which was also acquired by Tron took over the DLive.tv, which is a blockchain-based esports live streaming service. This represents how the veterans of crypto are taking interest in the esports scene. 

NFTs 

Beyond esports, gaming and blockchain are providing entrepreneurs further ways to get into the mainstream ideas. In the recent pandemic of 2020, gaming is one of the few industries that benefitted. 

One trend that is definitely increasing the popularity of crypto is non-fungible tokens (NFT). This method can help the gamers to purchase in-game assets through their currency stored on the blockchain methods. A very famous online gamer, PewDiePie, also known as Felix Kjellberg, has catered to 107 million YouTube subscribers alone. So he has the power to spread the word in the gaming world. The gamer has been a blockchain supporter for a long time and recently, he has shown interest in a blockchain-based 3D augmented game Wallem. This new game uses NFTs for in-game purchases of different skins and items. The in-game purchases also reward players with Ethereum-based tokens. 

Esports and cryptocurrency

Another famous gaming project, Enjin, recently announced that the organization will be partnering with a Canadian company Skymarch Entertainment to develop three new NFT-based games. This shows how much NFTs are becoming normal in the upcoming games and how crypto is taking over the normal in-game purchases. 

Digital Pets

NFTs first became a talk in the market in 2017 when the digital cat artwork, Cryptokitties, started crowding the Ethereum blockchain. Digitel pets looked pretty charming in the market as Axie Infinity became one of the most used applications in the Ethereum ecosystem. The application allowed users to breed their own digital pets. The application developers recently confirmed that they partnered with the blockchain expert Chainlink. 

Conclusion

At this rate of crypto growth in the gaming and esports sector, it is clear that there are plenty of opportunities for the community. A lot of entrepreneurs and innovators can take advantage of the situation to invest their capital. There are several discussions about the instability of Bitcoin and the huge risk behind it. However, blockchain and gaming are becoming the two segments that will stick together for a very long time. Many esports enthusiasts are taking advantage of the situation by investing more in crypto and choosing their in-game purchase methods as crypto. With the growing technology, the future of cryptocurrency seems bright. If you are also in esports and gaming, it is definitely worth looking at blockchain and multiple new games that implement the NFTs. You never know, when is your lucky day.

Valve announced that Dota 2 would get an Overwatch system like Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. The goal of the system was to eliminate the negative behavior and trash-talking from the game. However, after the announcement, the system never came out. Recently, with a new update, the Overwatch system is now live in Dota 2. The community is happy with this new update in the game. Valve’s main target is to reduce the toxicity in the game to a minimum extent. 

Overwatch

The Overwatch system will work exactly as it works for the CSGO’s community. In CSGO, Valve gives a free hand to the higher members of the community to help them eradicate negative behavior. Just like that, in Dota 2, Valve will give an opportunity to the top members of the community to review the reports. As a player receives multiple reports from different members of the game, the Overwatch system will send the replay of the game to a higher community member. The member will then review the whole replay and reply with an answer. The responses can be guilty, not guilty, or not enough evidence. 

In this way, it will become easier for Valve to grant punishment to a member without reviewing the report itself. 

New Reporting Methods

Players can use multiple ways to report a player in the game. You can easily report a player through the scoreboard or by clicking on the flag on the hero portrait. While submitting a report, you can also use markers to indicate offenses. These markers basically make the reports easier to review. After the recent update, each player will receive a distinct pool of reports for Overwatch. 

As you report a player in the game, you will consume one Overwatch report. Regardless of how many times you report the same player in the game, you will only consume one report for one game. 

Communication Reports

Valve has currently not done anything new to the communication reports in the game. A player still receives an option to report a member for communication, in the post-game menu. Therefore, communication reports are a little distant from the Overwatch reports in the game. However, there is one new feature for communication abuse as well. Valve has introduced a method in which the deserving players will receive a mute in the game automatically. This means that the players will not be able to use chat or voice in the game as they receive the bans.

Previously, Valve used to prohibit the members from spamming the chat lines or voice chat during the game, as a result of a ban. However, now they queue the game with a mute from the very beginning. 

Also, the teammates can see the automatic mute on a member in the game. It is in their control to unmute a teammate if they want to. 

Valve is currently working on improving the community for Dota 2. The introduction of Overwatch is definitely going to improve the game quality. The community is happy and thankful to Valve for this feature.

Esports Integrity Commission ESIC revealed 37 coaches last year using the spectator bug in the game. In August 2020, pro esports league ESL removed coaches from several teams like Heroic, MIBR, and Hard Legion. The spectator bug basically allowed the coaches to spectate the map from anywhere without the enemy team knowing. The investigation went on for months and the Integrity Commission found more coaches guilty. Eventually, ESIC declared around 37 coaches guilty of using the bug at some point. 

ESIC and the Punishments

The ESIC awarded punishments to the coaches according to their usage of the bug. The Commission looked over every tournament organized by DreamHack, ESL, and any other league to hand over the sanctions. The organization also followed the standard ‘sanctions and concessions matrix’ that applied demerit points according to the duration and frequency of the bug abuse. The organization also divided the punishments into 4 levels. According to the demerit points, coaches received bans ranging from five months to three years. Also, the concessions included the confession and helping in the investigation. 

Valve to jump in

Recently, Valve has also made its appearance in the scene. According to the reports of ESIC, Valve has given some serious punishments to the guilty coaches. In some cases, several coaches are prohibited from entering different Majors of the game. However, in other cases, Valve has banned the coaches from the scene for a lifetime. These bans are very strict and according to the ESIC reports of the investigation. 

Demerit Points

According to the ESIC’s official report, the demerit points decide the duration of the ban to a specific professional. 2 Demerits bans a coach from one Major tournament of the game. Similarly, 3 or 4 demerits ban coaches from 2 or 3 Majors respectively. Moreover, 5 demerits ban coaches from 5 Major tournaments. The organization started giving a permanent ban from 6 demerit points and above. A lot of coaches also received this punishment as well. 

Valve’s New Rules

These bans totally vary according to the intensity and duration of bug abuse. Recently, Valve has also changed its rules to mandate. The organization says that only the players will be allowed in the room during an online match. None of the staff members or coaches can sit in the room or join the server during an online match. This means that no staff member or a coach can communicate with the team during a match from now on. 

The ESIC is working hard on making the esports scene better. Just last week, the organization issued suspensions against 35 Counter-Strike players for betting in the game. These suspensions also range from one to five years in the game. As the ESIC brings in some strict rules, Valve also issues the same punishments. Multiple coaches are not allowed to enter any Valve organized tournament for the whole lifetime. The ESIC says that the organization will keep on working to make esports a better place.

Swedish Esports organization, High Coast recently announced its presence in Dota 2. The organization has picked up Chicken Fighters roster for its first official squad in the competitive Dota. The team will begin its competitive journey by competing in the Europe Regional League 2021. In a few days, we will witness the Swedish squad playing together once again.

Chicken Fighters

Professionals from multiple organizations joined together to form the Chicken Fighters roster. In previous days, a very famous Dota 2 squad, Ninjas in Pyjamas announced that it will release all the players under its contract. The team gave up its roster due to an unclear path to financial stability. Three players from Ninjas in Pyjamas moved to form a new team, Chicken Fighters. Similarly, they also looked for other Swedish players to join. Eventually, the team booked two other professionals from OG Seed to create a complete Swedish stack. The team has played in several tournaments with some impressive results.

High Coast’s roster 

As High Coast acquired the complete roster of Chicken Fighters, multiple professionals changed their roles in the game. The team currently consists of Ondrej ‘Supream’ Starha, Charlie Arat, Adrian ‘Era’ Kryeziu, Andreas ‘Xibbe’ Ragnemalm, and Rasmus ‘Chessie’ Blomdin. Under the new name, former OG Seed players Xibbe and Chessie have changed their roles in the game to fit Hard Support and Offlaner, respectively. The team is officially set to face competition like never before in the strongest region of the game. 

Upper Division

High Coast Esports managed to qualify for the Upper Division of the Europe Regional League. The team became the last one to do so, to earn their chance at the upcoming Major. The team can also earn multiple DPC points for a place at The International. 

High Coast Esports

High Coast Esports first came into being in December 2019. The organization picked up its first Swedish team in January 2020. Similarly, High Coast has ventured its limits in Rocket League and Rainbow 6 Siege. However, this is the first experience for the organization in a very famous MOBA, Dota 2. 

Debut in Dota 2

As High Coast enters Dota 2, the team is set to face some of the best teams in the game. The team is competing in the European region which is considered the strongest region of the game. On the 23rd of January, High Coast will play its first matchup against Team OG. 

This is the first time High Coast Esports is exploring a MOBA game in the esports industry. The organization has enjoyed multiple games, but this time, they announce their Dota 2 journey as well. The team is going to play at the Upper Division of the European Regional League. High Coast will also face multiple strong teams like Nigma, Team Secret, and multiple others. In order to survive their fresh journey, the team will have to represent a classic performance. In just one day, we will get to see the team play its first match against Team OG.

It’s time for League of Legends’ new patch in the game, as scheduled. The previous patch in the game brought a new Champion in the game with multiple skins for other Champions. However, let’s see what patch 11.3 has brought for the fans. 

Patch 11.3

Patch 11.3 brings three new sets of skins for a handful of the best League of Legends champions. Recently, Riot Games took notice of the Lunar Beast skins in the game. However, with the new update, the skins are brought down with new looks for Alistar, Annie, Darius, Fiora, Jarvan IV, and Aphelios. Similarly, Fiora also gets a prestige version in the recent update. Other than these, Syndra and Talon get some gothic purple Withered Rose skins. Similarly, Zyra and Swain get some Crystal Rose style skins in the new patch. 

Release Time

According to the official League of Legends sources, the new patch 11.3 will go live on the 3rd of February, 2021. However, the maintenance time is still not confirmed about the patch. Usually, the maintenance begins at 03:00 PT for NA servers, 03:00 CET for EUNE servers, and 05:00 GMT for EUW servers. 

Item Changes

Just like any other update in the game, the recent update also focuses on several item changes. Some changes in Rell and item tweaks are part of the new 11.3 update. According to the patch notes, the attack damage of Sterak’s Gage is now 40 from the previous 50. The Riftmaker now provides a 250 Health increase, instead of the previous 150. Leeching Leer gets the same Health increase in its attributes. Eclipse’s Lethality is now 21 from the previous 18. In other words, the patch has buffed most of the items in the game. 

Champion Changes

The recent update has only focused on several changes in Rell only. These changes are now present on almost each and every spell of the champion. The Ferromany’s (W) damage is now [70/105/140/175/210 + 60% AP] from the previous [70/105/140/175/210 + 40% AP]. The update has also reduced the Crash Down Shield gain and doubled the Mount Up passive armour. The Attract and Repel’s (E) armour now gives 5% assistance to ally champions. Similarly, the damage dealt of the spell is now 30% instead of the previous 40%. 

A massive buff to Magnet Storm (R) gives increased damage of 110% from the previous 70%.

The biggest and massive changes in the new update are about the skins. Multiple champions have received amazing skins for the community. The update will go live in the next month. Riot Games have not announced the maintenance time and date for the update yet. However, it seems like the timings will be the same for every update in the game. In a few days, the community will be able to get on its hands on the best looking skins in the game so far.

Patch 11.3

Patch 11.3 brings three new sets of skins for a handful of the best League of Legends champions. Recently, Riot Games took notice of the Lunar Beast skins in the game. However, with the new update, the skins are brought down with new looks for Alistar, Annie, Darius, Fiora, Jarvan IV, and Aphelios. Similarly, Fiora also gets a prestige version in the recent update. Other than these, Syndra and Talon get some gothic purple Withered Rose skins. Similarly, Zyra and Swain get some Crystal Rose style skins in the new patch. 

Release Time

According to the official League of Legends sources, the new patch 11.3 will go live on the 3rd of February, 2021. However, the maintenance time is still not confirmed about the patch. Usually, the maintenance begins at 03:00 PT for NA servers, 03:00 CET for EUNE servers, and 05:00 GMT for EUW servers. 

Item Changes

Just like any other update in the game, the recent update also focuses on several item changes. Some changes in Rell and item tweaks are part of the new 11.3 update. According to the patch notes, the attack damage of Sterak’s Gage is now 40 from the previous 50. The Riftmaker now provides a 250 Health increase, instead of the previous 150. Leeching Leer gets the same Health increase in its attributes. Eclipse’s Lethality is now 21 from the previous 18. In other words, the patch has buffed most of the items in the game. 

Champion Changes

The recent update has only focused on several changes in Rell only. These changes are now present on almost each and every spell of the champion. The Ferromany’s (W) damage is now [70/105/140/175/210 + 60% AP] from the previous [70/105/140/175/210 + 40% AP]. The update has also reduced the Crash Down Shield gain and doubled the Mount Up passive armour. The Attract and Repel’s (E) armour now gives 5% assistance to ally champions. Similarly, the damage dealt of the spell is now 30% instead of the previous 40%. 

A massive buff to Magnet Storm (R) gives increased damage of 110% from the previous 70%.

The biggest and massive changes in the new update are about the skins. Multiple champions have received amazing skins for the community. The update will go live in the next month. Riot Games have not announced the maintenance time and date for the update yet. However, it seems like the timings will be the same for every update in the game. In a few days, the community will be able to get on its hands on the best looking skins in the game so far.