The MOBA e-sports community was enraged this week when it was reported that professional League of Legends
players participating in the 2014 championship series had been barred by contract from livestreaming competing games. The list of competing games included the entire Blizzard
lineup and practically every MOBA, including several that no longer exist. Dota 2
gave players an inside look at its upcoming matchmaking revamp, which introduces a new Ranked Matchmaking system. And SMITE
revealed details of its versatile new mage character Nu Wa, Guardian of Heaven.
beta testers put together videos of some of the new monster affixes in the game's upcoming expansion, including an inventive Wormhole modifier that essentially lets the elite monster teleport players. Path of Exile
's new dueling and PvP tournament features have been delayed until after patch 1.0.3, and developers briefly showed a new tower zone that will come at the end of the game. Star Citizen
hit the $34 million mark this week, unlocking a new smuggling ship and locking in future plans for a strange new solar system with a black hole instead of a star. And Elite: Dangerous
retired its early backer rewards ahead of today's web store relaunch.