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Dota 2 Hamburg Places Brand New Mercedez-Benz at Stake

Dota 2; one of the largest esports in the whole world, having had the biggest prize pools, venues and popularity ever seen in the history of competitive gaming. We just saw The Invitational 7 with its $20,000,000 prize pool, again breaking a record. To spice things up, however, the upcoming ESL One Hamburg Dota 2 Major will be offering a car for the voted MVP. Read on to find out more.  Sponsored by none other than Mercedez-Benz, the formidable German car manufacturer, the ESL One Hamburg will be the first event ever to place an autombile in the prize pool. The winner of the MVP vote will be greeted with a fantastic car, worth roughly $59,000. This is one of the most, if not the most, significant non-cash prizes to be awarded ever.  So, apart from the $1,000,000 prize pool, which is already quite an impressive amount; players will be trying their very best to not only win as a team, but to potentially benefit individually through a pricey set of wheels. Other sponsors for the event include Pringles, maybe the car comes with a can of cheesy goodness as a bonus?  Details on the event include the location of, you'll never guess, Hamburg. Barclaycard Arena will be filled to the brim as fans from around the world will watch the top 8 teams go head to head over three days of jam-packed action. Together with the mentioned prizes, there are also 1500 pro points involved.  Anyway, the prize present at the ESL One Hamburg will take place between October 26th and 29th. Votes cast by fans will go alongside those of the talent themselves, with 60 percent of control awarded to the latter. Regardless of the prize at stake, it should be a great event as usual, also a strong start to another season of tight competition and tournaments. 

MTA Sponsoring The GO Malta eSports Festival 2017

Tourism and esports, in the past few years, have definitely become more associated throughout the world. Huge events, with the likes of multi-million prize pools such as The International 7, attract thousands upon thousands of enthusiasts from across the globe. This helps introduce more tourism to a locality, since visitors wil need amenities, leisure activities and lounging. The mission of the Malta Tourism Authority is to advance the economic and social activity of tourism in the national interest, by working with all stakeholders to develop a sustainable industry for current and future generations. The MTA truly provide an award-winning service, facilitating tourists' queeries and ensuring that Malta remains as attractive as possible for visitors. Solidifying this statement is their most recent achievement, as their Moscow office has been awarded the following at the Russian Business Travel and MICE awards:  “The best national tourism office or convention bureau in the field of MICE promotion”- over 200 nominees were pooled, and slimmed down to one winner over two stages! Read more about it here: https://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20171013/local/mtas-moscow-office-wins-award.660296 Gamers.com.mt has worked with MTA many times before, since their initiative and passion for Malta's esports industry is unwaveringly powerful, which is why we couldn't be happier to have them on board with us. Having an association to such a reputable national company is what will make the industry propel forward. A huge thank you to MTA and their continuous support, helping us elevate the quality of competition consistently.  Don't forget to keep updating our news feed for an announcement regarding our final sponsor. 

AOC Sponsoring the MESF 2017

Moving on to our second sponsor for The GO Malta eSports Festival 2017, AOC is a sponsor Gamers.com.mt is delighted to have for the looming event. The electronics company has an undeniable presence in esports, having sponsorship agreements with some of the top teams from a variety of scenes, such as Natus Vincere and Team Liquid. Apart from that, the majority of events organised make use of AOC monitors, because why would they settle for anything else? Keep reading to find out more about AOC and why they are sponsoring the event.  Working with monitor technology ever since being founded all the way back in 1967, exactly 50 years ago, their experience is put out on display in each product, if you know what I mean. Based in Taiwan, the company is exposed to the most modern breakthroughs, developments and ideas in all aspects of technology. Correspondingly, their resolutions range all the way up to 4K, with 8K on the distant horizon and at many dimensions too. Also, screen types include TN, MVA and of course, IPS. Whether you're in the office or in your man cave, AOC has the perfect monitor for you.  As one can expect, tournaments will be punctuated with top-of-the-line models from AOC to ensure the highest video quality for competitors. At refresh rates of up to 240Hz, there simply isn't another choice. Speaking of choice, the Gamers Lounge offers a selection of AOC monitors available here: http://shop.gamers.com.mt/search?keyword=AOC. If you're serious about the way your game looks, we highly recommend that you pick one up; the brand is also reputably wallet-friendly, offering great prices all-round.  A massive thanks to AOC, who've always taken interest in esports on a global scale and on a Maltese scale too. Be sure to check out our various article and video reviews on their products here: http://www.gamers.com.mt/news. We share video reviews on social media, so be sure to follow us on the many platforms we attend to. 

Tekken 7 at The GO Malta eSports Festival 2017

Just when you thought we successfully rounded off our list of titles for The GO Malta eSports Festival 2017 with our last update, we're here bringing news of yet another game; Tekken 7. An extremely prolific fighter to hit the genre, it's safe to say that it's been a moderate success around the world; shaking all expectations set for it. Keep on reading to find out more about this curious addition to the greatest event of the year.  Before continuing onto the reasoning, let's first give some background to the game itself. Developed by Bandai Namco, it's the ninth installment in the world of Tekken. The deep lore and storylines coincide with fast kicks, punches and combos. Timing is essential, movement is key and strategy is mandatory to be able to success. Having a massive reception towards the east of the world, it had a lesser-so presence everywhere else. Although it's two years old, the mechanics remain pure an perfect to determine who the better fighter is.  Why did we choose to include it for the event? There are a few reasons why. Starting with the most persuading one, is the huge amount of support we got from the Games Weekend at the Airport Food Court which was held last weekend. Seriously, the amount of people that came out was astounding, increasing tension and competition along with pressure. The intense, fast-paced action which Tekken 7 brings to the table was married nicely to the delightful fast food which was available a few metres away. Following this enthusiasm, we simply had to involve Tekken 7 in our next event.  Another reason, which in a way folows up to the previous one, competitive figthing games are practically absent in the local scene. Gamers.com.mt is willing to give Tekken 7 a chance to be loved by the local community, it being the first fighting game to be involved competitively in one of our official events after an absence of five years, that's right since the first Malta eSports Festival! Setting the bar is what we strive to do, when it comes to Maltese eSports, and we believe that giving fighting game enthusiasts a chance is part and parcel of this mission.  Of course like any other event, prizes will be included alongside trophies. As you'd expect, the prizes won't be the largest at the event, but that doens't imply we're giving out lunch money either. The designated tournament will happen on the last day of the event, being the 26th November in the Consoles area. Competitors are to bring their own controllers and are responsible for their care, just like all the other console esports.  If you're involved in a more high-stake tournament, or you are a bystander still looking to participate in a casual tournament, we strongly recommend taking part in Tekken 7. Who knows; you could be the best? The scene is still making a comeback, so rising to the top and setting an impression will definitely be important.  Gamers.com.mt aims to try bring the game into the spotlight, because we believe in its future. Including the title is quite experimental. We hope that you share this support, which will be present in the amount of participation in the upcoming event. This one's for all those local fighter enthusiasts that never got the chance to shine. 

GO at the MESF 2017

Day by day, The GO Malta eSports Festival 2017 edges closer. Until that day however, we still have lots of information which we can't wait to reveal. Every detail has been planned to make it the greatest event ever seen on the Maltese Islands. Over the next few articles, we'll be spilling the beans about the handful of proud sponsors which we are overjoyed to be collaborating with for the upcoming event. Starting with the most obvious one, having its name as part of the event's name, is GO.  They really don't need that much of an introduction. GO is a hardworking internet service provider, alongside being a carrier for mobile, which strives to ensure strong connections across the island. Gamers.com.mt has worked together with the local company for many projects and events; why would we work with somebody else?; why would we not want the best internet connection available to us? Wait, before some of you quickly express your own personal experience with the service, understand that the limitations may not be GO's doing, but perhaps your plan or your location is simply limiting. You haven't fully experience GO's zooming speeds unless you've spent an hour or more at our very own Gamers Lounge.  Also, GO stands out as the most open-minded and creative internet provider, pushing itself into various industries and markets such as that of gaming. The company has supported us so many times before and The GO Malta eSports Festival 2017 would definitely be no exception. Thanks to their continuous assistance, we manage to keep up with the increasing prize pools, venue sizes and expectations yearly.  Internet feeling slow? Why don't you try out one of GO's many offers available now? To find out more, follow the link here: https://www.go.com.mt/personal/footer/i-want-to/view-offers-for-new-customers Remember to stay in tune for more news regarding sponsorship details. 

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