The first round of Star Citizen
's Next Great Starship competition got underway this week, pitting 24 teams of artists and technical wizards against each other for a chance to get their ship design in the game and win the $30,000 top prize. The latest Elite: Dangerous
newsletter clarified that there are three major alpha stages coming and that each stage will proceed onto the next only when developers consider it ready.
The League of Legends
Championship Series is off to a great start with Gambit breaking Fnatic's undefeated winning streak in the EU circuit. On the smaller end of the competitive scene, Razer has come under fire for allegedly unfairly disqualifying a team in its own $1,000 tournament. Dota 2
's New Bloom update has introduced a hilarious new game mode that lets players trade skills with each other and added a clever new feature that lets players jump into recorded games and take control of them.
Third-person MOBA SMITE
introduced its first limited edition skin and has pledged to add $5 from each purchase to the prize pool of its upcoming launch tournament. Turn-based MOBA Arena of Heroes
hit version 1.44 this week and got its official release on iPhone and Linux. Diablo III
showed off the contents of its Reaper of Souls
expansion collector's edition box, and a new Path of Exile
video shows content update 1.0.6's awesome new summoning spells in action.