Tag: Heroes of Newerth

The Weekly eSports Forecast: April 11-17, 2011

Here is the weekly eSports Forecast for the week of April 11th, 2011. Updates will be added as I find them.

North American Star League (SC2) – It’s finally here! This Tuesday begins the exciting new North American Star League! Remember to check out the season pass which gives you access to 1080p coverage, 24/7 VODs, and zero-commercial interruption. Let the games begin!

Dreamhack Stockholm Invitational (SC2) – This Tuesday, the 12th of April, the team at Dreamhack will have the 8 invited Starcraft 2 players beat it out for a 100k SEK prize pool and wildcards for the Dreamhack event this summer. Additional information here and some sweet photos here.

The Gadget Show Live (SC2) – This year the “ultimate” consumer electronics event in the UK is hosting a Starcraft 2 tournament. Doors open on Wednesday, but the tournament itself seems to have already begun with the finals being aired live in front of an audience on Saturday and Sunday! Tournament information here.

QQ ninja Reddit HoN Open – A week long tournament for HoN players under 1850 MMR and PSR on ALL of their accounts, will take place from April 11th-17th. Don’t forget to check out the results later this week.

Nation Voice ET Challenge – Tonight, the 11th, we’ll see an exciting Enemy Territory tournament hosted by Nation Voice and Team Decerto.

NEW: Crossfire 3-on-3 Nations Cup Grand Final – Tonight, April 12th, two teams battle it out for the Nations Cup Grand Final in Enemy Territory.

NEW: Official Launch of the RGC Asian DotA League – This Friday, the 15th, a new asian DotA league is set to launch. Note, the official site doesn’t specify a date, but GosuGamer’s apparently has the inside scoop.

NEW: ClanBase Spring 2011 Cup Season contiues – The Spring Season continues on with the first matches of the EuroCup.

NEW: Meo XLPARTY Festival – Starting Friday and running through the weekend, Portugal will be the host of a large technology conference featuring a ton of different tournaments. Looks like the games covered will be Counter-Strike 1.6, Call of Duty 4, Starcraft 2, Halo: Reach, Forza, Trackmania, Counter-Strike: Source, Call of Duty: Black Ops, League of Legends, PES 2011, Guitar Hero 5, Tekken 6, and Bomberman. What a mouthful, should be an interesting weekend. Additional information here. Twitter here.

NEW: CEVO Counter-Strike: Source Season 12 Professional Placement Tournament – This week begins the Counter-Strike: Source professional placement tournament.

Other Tags: DH, ET, HoN, NASL, StarCraft II, SC2

Shout Out: QQninja & WellPlayed

Well, technically it’s not Wednesday anymore, but what with real life being all busy, me napping for awhile and getting in a couple Starcraft 2 games, I just didn’t have the time to write this up until now. Oh well I’ll make it up to you by posting not one, but two websites I want you to check out this week! Yes, I said it, two whole websites.

Oh and both of these sites are extremely new. They’ve literally been up and running for less than a week (as far as I’m aware anyways). Exciting :)

QQninja | Twitter

The first is QQninja, a site designed to help Starcraft 2 and Heroes of Newerth players find practice partners, get advice, and “learn the ways of the QQ ninja,” whatever that means. Basically it’s a simple forum based website that allows people to register and post requests for partners, advice, etc. This is interesting because you’re probably thinking, how is this any different than all the other websites out there with large, preexisting forum communities? Well really it’s not any different, except that the content is targeted to serve a specific purpose. I think as long as they keep things clean and “not-forumy” looking, this could be a successful resource for players. Simple, meaningful results. It could work.

WellPlayed Logo

WellPlayed | Twitter

Next is WellPlayed.org, a site I keep screwing up the name of. I’m so used to typing the word “player” I keep putting that every time I try to get to their site. Derp. Anyways, WellPlayed is an exciting venture that hopes to accomplish a lot of admiral goals. Things like promoting eSports, bridging new players with the existing communities, offering meaningful, relevant content, and much more. The site looks pretty, and I think it has some major potential. I also think it basically cannot fail because it’s partnered with NASL and IGN Pro League. So ladies and gentlemen, WellPlayed will undoubtedly be here to stay. At least until Starcraft 2 dies. Oops, I shouldn’t even say that.

Other Tags: HoN, StarCraft II, SC2

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