6 Fundamental Differences between MLBB and Wild Rift
21 Sep 2020 | Yabes Elia

Riot Games finally launched the closed-beta phase for Wild Rift (WR) in some regions, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand. Previously, Riot Games picked Philippine as the first country to test Wild Rift. I think Riot Games has a strategic reason for choosing Southeast Asian to be the first region. It’s because mobile MOBA is already big in this region. Talking about Southeast Asia (SEA) and its mobile MOBA, then we have to talk about Mobile Legends: Bang Bang (MLBB). MLBB has its stro...

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Where Does Game Streamers’ Revenue Come From?
17 Sep 2020 | Ellavie Ichlasa Amalia

In recent years, the esports industry has progressed swiftly. This year, the value of the esports industry is even expected to reach US$1 billion. One reason behind the growth, esports is predicted to be the next-gen entertainment. Tournaments and esports athletes certainly play vital roles in the world of competitive gaming. However, streamers or content creators are also equally important. Most prominent esports organizations usually have their own content creators division, such as EVOS Espor...

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[EXCLUSIVE] Wild Rift Limited Closed Beta is Launched for Indonesia and Other Countries
16 Sep 2020 | Akbar Priono

After waiting for so long, Riot Games finally informed the timeline on Wild Rift, mobile version of League of Legends (LoL), development. On the Preview Event, exclusive for media, Riot Games announced the closed beta phase will begin on the middle of September. On that Preview Event, Riot Games explained it will be open for Philippine first. After that, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand will follow shortly. After 2-3 weeks, the closed beta phase will end at the beginning of October 2...

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What is the Impact of the Declaration of Esports as an Official Sports?
15 Sep 2020 | Ellavie Ichlasa Amalia

The declaration of esports as an official sport means that the government is increasingly concerned about the development of esports. Esports is starting to be recognized as a sport in the international world. It has been included in several significant sports competition. For example, at the 2018 Asian Games, esports became an exhibition match. Even at the 2019 SEA Games, esports has become a medal sport. Before the 2020 Olympics was cancelled, esports was also included as a pre-Olympic event. ...

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Bigetron RA Leads the Final Leaderboard of Regular Season PMPL ID Season 2
14 Sep 2020 | Yabes Elia

Last week, it was a Super Week for the Regular Season of PUBG Mobile Professional League Indonesia (PMPL ID) Season 2. 8-10 September 2020 should be the Week 5 and 11-13 September became the Week 6. It’s also the end of Regular Season for PMPL ID Season 2. You could read the recap and viewership numbers of Week 5 and 6 in here. What makes Season 2 interesting is the Bigetron Red Alien’s (BTR) journey throughout the Regular Season. It almost feels like BTR was giving false hope to the...

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The Washington Post and Bloomberg Show Interest in Exploring the Gaming Industry
14 Sep 2020 | Yabes Elia

In western countries, niche gaming media, such as Kotaku, IGN, PC Gamer usually dominate the news coverage of this industry. Those media also provide in-depth articles on everything related to the gaming industry. Non-endemic media are typically less inclined to do so. However, it’s changed lately. More media from outside the field are getting interested in exploring further. It could be because of the gaming industry will reach US$159.3 billion this year (2020). Some of the big non-endemi...

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