New Tencent Lawyers’ first task: Play some games

In an interesting interview with Tencent's General Counsel Brent Irvin, The Lawyer (in Chatty Man) reveals that: For junior lawyers this means doing their duty can be fun. Irvin points out that as part of the training programme new staff members spend days just playing the online video games developed or distributed by the company. That is to say, as I read it, a new lawyer joining Tencent will first undergo a training programme that will involve playing their online video games. Since Tencent owns riot, very possibly…
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First Departure wins 3-2 Impervious after abt 6 hours GEST finals

It was a total slug fest for both teams as they slugged it out for over 6 hours involving 5 matches as they swapped wins with each other. Impervious was the dota2lounge favorite at about 62% to First Departure's 38%, however as it entered the final match opening at 2:2 both sides went for early push strategies. Despite Imp getting an early tier 2 at around 8 minutes, FD slowly picked off their heroes to gain a snowballing advantage, switching to mass necrobooks in the end to bring…
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Korea’s SKT takes 3-0 against China’s Royal Club to win LoL World Championship and $1million USD

At Tencent, a New Lawyer's first task may well be to play some games (such as LoL?) South Korea's SKT just won the League of Legends world championship with its $1million dollar prize, taking 3-0 against China's RYC, who will still be taking home a respectable $250k usd. you can search for their replays via their official channels on twitch and youtube There's also the short animation they made for the championships Would be interesting to see if Korea can extend their game past LoL and into Dota…
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DK v IG WPC Ace League Bo2 2 Oct 2013

What a way to open October! The highly anticipated matchup between the two china teams DK and IG just took place! Both teams are the only ones to have not dropped a match in the league until today. --- Updated with Post Match Interview   They begun with how they got into gaming, with Burning having started early on (2008 debut), and going through the team. Mushi on China, he loves everything but isn't used to the food Iceiceice on China, he finds crossing the roads very dangerous,…
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Steam Dota 2 Market Watch

Update: Microplushies and Lockless Luckbox revisit Update Update: RPS reports that the $38,000 USD flaming pink puppy has lost almost 90% of its value to $4000 With Valve releasing the first blood patch, a lot of items that previously could not be sold will now be marketable on the Steam community market. Even commons and uncommons are largely listable as opposed to previously where it was mainly Tournament items and Genuines. The first blood patch is also notable for other changes such as the removal of fountain hook,…
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Dota 2, Perfect World on Wall Street Journal Press Releases Section, Diablo 3 too

You can see ༼ つ ◕_◕ ༽つ Give DIRETIDE making its way all the way to Forbes too   As can be seen from the link here: # (but don't get too excited, do note the first part where: "The Wall Street Journal news department was not involved in the creation of this content.") Here's the screenshot if you just want to see the WSJ header and then dota upon looking further down The Wall Street Journal news department was not involved in the creation of this content.…
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The end of the grand experiment in D3, long live the grand experiment in D2

Or why Blizzard wanted to make games and not make markets On September 18th 2013, the news broke that Blizzard will be taking down all the Auction Houses in the virtual world of Diablo 3 on March 18th 2014 (or 6 months later). (Official release: ) Everyone who had played Diablo 3 were taken by surprise, that Blizzard would be culling their cash cow (all the more so since blizzard has gone on record for saying that the Auction House were here to stay) This news even made its…
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