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by Community Gaming in Community · 2024-02-16

Dota 2 Crownfall Update Leaks Revealed

The next Dota 2 update nicknamed “Crownfall” is making waves by promising to deliver the biggest content drop since 2022. A recent datamine revealed potential additions including a PvE event featuring a Queen of Pain boss, a new hero named Ringmaster, and a plethora of skins and cosmetics. More leaks include Arcanas for Skywrath Mage and Vengeful Spirit, alongside a possible Candy Shop and event-themed cosmetics for the event. For Dota history buffs, a lore-filled novel is also rumored in this release.

Despite delays and the absence of a battle pass in 2023, the community is placing bets on Valve to revitalize the game with these fresh content additions. Follow the news on the Dota 2 website for official updates.

Disney Invests $1.5 Billion in Epic Games

Disney's strategic investment of $1.5 billion in Epic Games marks a significant partnership between the two companies aimed at creating an expansive gaming and entertainment universe. By blending Disney's iconic brands like Marvel and Star Wars with Epic Games' expertise in virtual experiences, notably Fortnite, fans will be given the chance to play, watch, shop, and interact with content from with their favorite properties.

While regulatory approvals are pending for the purchase of an equity stake, both Disney and Epic Games express optimism about the transformative potential of this groundbreaking deal. Read the official release here.

FACEIT Unveils New Overwatch 2 Circuit

FACEIT unveiled a new esports ranking system for Overwatch 2 this week, launching daily and weekly tournaments dubbed WASB (We Are So Back) Cup tournaments. The system incorporates FACEIT's Elo ranking system to determine seeding in the Overwatch Championship Series (OWCS) Open Qualifiers. Upon linking their FACEIT and accounts, players receive a starting Elo based on their past Overwatch competitive role rank. The top 1,000 players in each region earn the "Challenger Rank," denoting the best Overwatch players.

These tournaments offer monthly prize pools and FACEIT Points for ranking up in the NA, EMEA, SA, and OCE regions. For more information, check out FACEIT’s official post.