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Venom ready to unleash carnage in Garena’s Free Fire

Chaos is coming as Free Fire meets "Venom: Let There Be Carnage" in the mobile game's first ever collaboration with a movie franchise. Image credit: Garena
Image credit: Garena

Chaos is coming as Free Fire meets “Venom: Let There Be Carnage” in the mobile game’s first ever collaboration with a movie franchise. Launching on Oct. 10, the Free Fire x Venom crossover will feature elements of the lethal protector Venom and Carnage in one of the world’s most popular mobile games. Free Fire developer Garena promises a wild, immersive experience with exclusive content from the upcoming movie.

“This collaboration with “Venom: Let There Be Carnage” is a huge milestone for us and our players all over the world. The iconic character reflects a key component of Free Fire gameplay — creating chaos and eliminating enemies to survive – and is part of our commitment to offer memorable experiences for our global community,” said Garena Producer Harold Teo in a press statement.

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Diablo II: Resurrected brings Lord of Terror back to life

If you thought Diablo was horrifying before on your CRT monitor, wait until you see the Lord of Terror in all his HD glory in Diablo II: Resurrected. Image credit: Blizzard Entertainment
Image credit: Blizzard Entertainment

If you thought Diablo was horrifying before on your CRT monitor, wait until you see the Lord of Terror in all his HD glory in Diablo II: Resurrected. Developed by Blizzard Entertainment and in-house studio Vicarious Visions, Diablo II: Resurrected is reborn on Windows PC via Battle.net, and on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, and the Nintendo Switch system.

Diablo II: Resurrected will introduce one of our most beloved games to all-new audiences. It was an honor for Vicarious Visions to join Blizzard and form the team that brought this classic back to life. Everyone involved was driven by a commitment to do right by the players, and I’m hugely proud of what they’ve accomplished,” said Blizzard Entertainment Co-Leader Jen Oneal in a press statement.

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Yeng Constantino releases MV for MLBB x Transformers

Filipino singer, actress, and Mobile Legends: Bang Bang (MLBB) streamer Yeng Constantino has released a music video celebrating the MLBB collaboration with the Transformers. Image credit: Moonton
Image credit: Moonton

Filipino singer, actress, and Mobile Legends: Bang Bang (MLBB) streamer Yeng Constantino has released a music video celebrating the MLBB collaboration with the Transformers. The MV is set in the middle of Bumblebee’s installation created by Jerry Santos and Rumble Royale in partnership with MLBB developer Moonton.

MLBB, the most popular mobile multiplayer online battle arena game in Southeast Asia, has officially introduced their newest skins in partnership with the Transformers.

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Call of Duty: Vanguard multiplayer beta goes live

The all-platforms early access multiplayer beta for Call of Duty: Vanguard will go live this weekend and will be available for crossplay. Image credit: Activision
Image credit: Activision

The all-platforms early access multiplayer beta for Call of Duty: Vanguard will go live this weekend and will be available for crossplay. Everyone who participates in the beta will unlock Operator Kingsley for use in Call of Duty: Mobile, giving you an early introduction to the Special Forces leader before the launch of Call of Duty: Vanguard on Nov. 5.

Early Access players will be able to access the beta across PC (Battle.net), Xbox, and PlayStation this weekend from Friday, Sept. 17 at 1 AM GMT+8 to Tuesday, Sept. 21 at 1 AM GMT+8.

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Honkai Impact 3rd to launch Pristine Realm on Sept. 16

Elysia, a new playable character who is the first DPS to use a bow in the game, will be introduced in the version 5.1 update of Honkai Impact 3rd on Sept. 16. Image credit: miHoYo
Image credit: miHoYo

Elysia, a new playable character who is the first DPS to use a bow in the game, will be introduced in the version 5.1 update of Honkai Impact 3rd on Sept. 16. Honkai Impact 3rd is an action role-playing game from Shanghai-based developer and publisher miHoYo — the same company behind Genshin Impact and Tears of Themis.

Dubbed as Pristine Realm, the update will see Elysia boarding the Hyperion as a farmable S-rank battlesuit with the new bow called Whisper of the Past and the new Pristine Elf stigma set. Three more battlesuits will also join the Elysian Realm, and the update will offer a new story arc, a rerun of Sanka Saga, and the permanent LITE feature.

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MiTH acquired by Ampverse, promotes Fullerton Markets

The worlds of gaming and finance will collide as MiTH (Made in Thailand), one of Southeast Asia's most popular esports teams, joins the portfolio of Singapore-based esports company Ampverse. Image credit: Ampverse
Image credit: Ampverse

The worlds of gaming and finance will collide as MiTH (Made in Thailand), one of Southeast Asia’s most popular esports teams, joins the portfolio of Singapore-based esports company Ampverse. Apart from the strategic majority stake acquisition of MiTH, Ampverse has announced that it has secured trading platform Fullerton Markets as a long-term strategic partner across MiTH’s PUBG PC and FIFA pro teams. The multi-channel partnership with Fullerton Markets will feature integration across all MiTH team assets, including their pro kit and jerseys, always-on team content, and brand ambassador channels.

“We are thrilled to partner with Southeast Asian region’s leading esports organization, Ampverse, in order to reach young professionals via their favorite esports teams. We have spotted parallel interests in today’s youth, who are not only immersed in esports and loyal to their favorite teams, but are also more financially savvy than ever. This partnership with Ampverse and MiTH offers the perfect opportunity for Fullerton Markets to engage this lucrative Gen Z demographic,” said Fullerton Markets CEO Mario Singh in a press statement.

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Tears of Themis unveils Mysteries of the Lost Gold event

Shanghai-based miHoYo has announced that its romance detective game Tears of Themis is launching a series of limited-time expedition events on Nosta on Sept. 3. Image credit: miHoYo
Image credit: miHoYo

Shanghai-based miHoYo has announced that its romance detective game Tears of Themis is launching a series of limited-time expedition events on Nosta on Sept. 3.

Now is your chance to look for the lost treasure of the Great Gold Heist together with all four male protagonists of Tears of Themis. Earn various rewards by conducting island explorations and completing event missions. These four male leads are the private detective Luke Pearce, top attorney Artem Wing, psychiatrist Vyn Richter, and corporate successor Marius von Hagen. The main story of Tears of Themis takes place in the fictitious city of Stellis, where players kick off their legal career as a rookie attorney, solving cases and issues by conducting investigations and debates.

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Watch Dogs: Legion offers free ‘Money Heist’ mission

While waiting for Season 5 of "La casa de papel" to stream on Sept. 3, Watch Dogs: Legion Online players can already get their "Money Heist" fix in a new, free co-op mission base Image credit: Ubisoft
Image credit: Ubisoft

While waiting for Season 5 Vol. 1 of “La casa de papel” to stream on Sept. 3, Watch Dogs: Legion Online players can already get their “Money Heist” fix in a new, free co-op mission based on the popular Netflix series. Released in 2020, the action-adventure game Watch Dogs: Legion is the third installment in Ubisoft’s Watch Dogs series.

Playable with up to three other friends, this Watch Dogs: Legion Online mission called “Paperless” lets players don the series’ signature Salvador Dalí masks and red jumpsuits to execute a crypto heist at the Bank of England. Don’t worry, you’re stealing from the bad guys.

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Transformers ready to change game in Mobile Legends

In a collaboration that is definitely more than meets the eye, the legendary Transformers have landed in Mobile Legends: Bang Bang. IImage credit: Hasbro/Moonton
Image credit: Hasbro/Moonton

In a collaboration that is definitely more than meets the eye, the legendary Transformers have landed in Mobile Legends: Bang Bang (MLBB). MLBB players will now have a chance to redeem epic skins and prizes by participating in the Transformers: Battle Paint activity.

“The Transformers franchise is well-loved by fans around the world, and we wanted to bring the classic sci-fi action even closer to our Mobile Legends: Bang Bang players,” said Roger Yu, Game Director, Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, in a press statement.

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Thai esports team Bacon Time partners with Doritos

Thai professional esports team Bacon Time, which emerged victorious in the finals of Arena of Valor's Realm of Valor Pro League 2021 Summer tournament, has partnered with PepsiCo's Doritos to create brand awareness among the millennial generation in Thailand. Image credit: Ampverse
Image credit: Ampverse

Thai professional esports team Bacon Time, which emerged victorious in the finals of Arena of Valor‘s Realm of Valor Pro League 2021 Summer tournament, has partnered with PepsiCo’s Doritos to create brand awareness among the millennial generation in Thailand. The Thai esports team is part of the portfolio of leading global teams owned and operated by Singapore-based esports company Ampverse.

“We’re incredibly fortunate to be working with a brand that truly understands their community. Bacon Time authentically engages with their fans and their social media leverage to connect with consumers. This level of authenticity is exactly what we are looking for. Sharing the same personality and target audience, this partnership was a natural fit for us,” said Doritos Brand Manager Arisara Taksavaja in a press statement.

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MPL-PH Season 8 kicks off with ONIC PH vs Echo

MOONTON Games and Smart Communications have teamed up again for Season 8 of MPL-PH, the country’s largest mobile esports league. Image credit: Smart Communications
Image credit: Smart Communications

MOONTON Games and Smart Communications have teamed up again for Season 8 of Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Professional League Philippines (MPL-PH), the country’s largest mobile esports league. MPL-PH Season 8 starts on Aug. 27 with the match between ONIC PH and Echo Philippines (formerly Aura PH) at 6 PM Philippine Standard Time.

As the official telco partner of MPL-PH Season 8, Smart will enable fans to watch the action-packed matches on Smart’s Facebook page. Fans can also expect exciting promos, skin giveaways, exclusive updates, and freebies. Eight teams are set to duke it out in a round-robin format for a shot at the championship. Apart from ONIC PH and Echo Philippines, these teams include Blacklist International, Bren Esports, RSG PH, Nexplay Evos (formerly Nexplay Esports), TNC Pro Team (formerly Work Auster Force), and Smart Omega.

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Genshin Impact concert to be streamed worldwide Oct. 3

Genshin Impact, the popular action role-playing game from Shanghai-based miHoYo, will host its first global online concert on Oct. 3. Image credit: miHoYo
Image credit: miHoYo

Genshin Impact, the popular action role-playing game from Shanghai-based miHoYo, will host its first global online concert on Oct. 3. Announced on Aug. 26 at Gamescom 2021, GENSHIN CONCERT 2021 – Melodies of an Endless Journey will feature Genshin Impact music originally composed and produced by Yu-Peng Chen and HOYO-MiX. World-famous Belgian conductor Maestro Dirk Brossé — whom John Williams chose as Principal Conductor of the Star Wars in Concert World Tour — and the Flanders Symphony Orchestra will present the original soundtracks of Genshin Impact, while musicians from the US, South Korea, and other countries will deliver innovative interpretations of much-loved pieces with a mix of genres.

“We’ve been experimenting with varied cultural elements in Genshin Impact’s music in the past and present, and will continue to do so in the future,” Chen, composer and music producer of HOYO-MiX, said in a press statement.

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