Category: Esports

This ‘Dota’ player’s life was hit hard hard by cancer and his story is inspiring

[youtube] Dominik "Black^" Reitmeier plays Dota 2 for Team Faceless. When he was a teenager, his dad passed away, losing a fight with three different cancers at once. Not long after, Black^ was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, a cancer that develops in your lymph nodes. Black^ won his battle against cancer. Before his father died, Black^ told him that he'd make something out of his career in esports. After years of hopping around on different teams, Black^ and Team Faceless have made it to the top eight of the Dota 2 Kiev Major with a good shot at making it all the way to the championship. The tournament organizers of the Kiev Major, PGL, shared Black^'s story in the above player profile, how he overcame his struggles and feels better than he ever has before. Read more...More about Cancer, Inspiring, Dota 2, Esports, and Gaming

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Trekkies rejoice, you can now pilot a ‘Starfleet’ ship in VR

Star Trek fans, this is the game you've been waiting for. Ubisoft has created a virtual reality, cooperative multiplayer experience that let's players work together to command a Federation star ship. Read more...More about Real Time Video, Real Time Video, Real Time, Real Time Video, and Real Time

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This ‘Street Fighter V’ stage was just pulled for ‘unintentional religious references’

One of Street Fighter V's latest DLC stages, Thailand Temple Hideout (from Street Fighter II), was pulled off the marketplace because of its background music yesterday. The music behind the Buddhist-themed stage contained Islamic prayers — not something Capcom intended. The Islamic prayers in the stage's background music were translated by a Muslim Redditor who goes by Venom44. According to them, the lyrics include references to Allah and the line "By the name of the God, the most merciful." Capcom did not say that the specific religion was the reason why the stage was pulled, just that the music contained "unintentional religious references." It was likely pulled due to incongruity between the Buddhist imagery and the Islamic music. Read more...More about Street Fighter, Street Fighter V, Capcom, Esports, and Gaming

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