Glorious Monday, NeoES.Orange win GEST The Challenge!

News round up of the eSports scene.

First up, have the G-1 phase two order has been announced with a full list of the brackets of the teams taking part. Phase two will consist of 2 rounds both Bo3’s and the victors from these 2 matches will then go on to phase three. I love the way that this qualifying is being made exciting! Notable good ties include First Departure vs for a slinger of a match, and .int vs .int. Will be interesting to see how perform in these games. Full details can be found here!

The final of The Challenge took place earlier, and NeoES. were able to take the title in an exciting finale. managed to overcome in the LB final but fell short against the most dominant Malay team. NeoES.Orange took the final in straight games and secured the $1,000 prize. LGD.int had to settle for the $500. NeoES.Orange are really having quite a dominant year in tournaments, it will be interesting to see where this recent run of form can take them. For a detailed overview of the games played, check this link!

Finally, some news for development as a whole! The Asian Indoor & Martial Arts Games take place in Incheon, later this year. With all the sports you would usually expect to see, eSports is often something that gets shunned. This event however is having a and have confirmed their intentions to represent . I think that any positive news like this that helps to promote eSports and bring it to the mainstream is good news! Who knows, will we one day see a 2 in the Olympics? Original source is available here (Chinese).

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