Members of competitive League of Legends
team Absolute Legends revealed this week that they still haven't seen a penny of the combined $11,500 in winnings from November 2012's IEM Singapore tournament. Absolute Legends CEO Tim "WetDreaM" Buysse has been accused of holding onto all of the prize money despite his contracts with players entitling him to only a small cut. Dota 2
's unique monthly player total broke the 7,000,000 mark this week, and new stats suggest that almost 10% of those logged into Steam
may be playing the game. And SMITE
announced details of its $100,000 launch tournament, which will see four of North America's best teams take on Europe's finest four at the end of March.
answered more fan questions on Star Citizen
this week, revealing further details on exploration and mapping space and confirming that plotting a new jump point will be a very risky business. In a new interview on Elite: Dangerous
, David Braben
outlined the massive scope of the game's upcoming online features, which will include huge conflicts between NPC factions that players can influence. Blizzard
announced that it's aiming to release the pre-download for Diablo III
's upcoming Reaper of Souls
expansion by the end of January and confirmed that vendor-sold items will no longer be salvageable in the next expansion beta patch. Finally, Path of Exile
kicked off race season six this week with some fantastic prizes and revealed that PvP tournaments may be coming in Patch 1.0.6.