Professional Dota 2 team Meepwn’d announced last week that it has mutually decided to disband. They cited via Facebook that it was not due to any internal strife within the group, but a general consensus that it would take too long for the team to reach its potential. They have withdrawn all current and upcoming events in wake of the announcement. The team was relatively young as it had only started January this year.
Tech giant Apple has announced a release date for the highly anticipated Apple Watch. The April 24th sales will include preorders from as early as April 10th. Prices range from $349 for a basic model to $10,000 for an 18-karat gold model. During its keynote conference, Apple also announced a few key specifications of the watch, among those an 18 hour battery life.
Professional Hearthstone Team Tempo Storm have announced that they have signed NYChrisG as they enter the competitive fighting community. The team was formed by popular Hearthstone pro and streamer Reynad back in May 2014 and has already made a big splash with both their Hearthstone team and their newly acquired Heroes of the Storm team, formerly Symbiote Gaming. With Capcom in production of Street Fighter V they are at the ready to support NYChrisG storm the tournament circuit hard in the upcoming future. It is, however, interesting to note that he did not receive an invitation to the upcoming Street Fighter IV $20,000 invitational at SXSW.
Trig Social Media AB Signs Three
Trig Social Media AB of Sweden has formed a pro Hearthstone team. In this venture, they have signed three members from the old IHEARTU pro team: Jan “Faramir” Engelmann, Harald “Powder’ Gimre, and Daniel “DTwo” Ikuta. Faramir has have several strong finishes including wins in two recent tournaments. DTwo boasts a first place finish in recent days and also made top four at the first BlizzCon World Championships, and Powder has had several second place finishes recently. This is looking to be a very strong team and one to keep an eye on.
2015 Call of Duty Championship
Activision, Sledgehammer, and Xbox are partnering with Major League Gaming and International eSports to bring this year’s CoD Championship live in Los Angeles, which is open to the public for the first time. The $1,000,000 prize pool event will take place on March 27-29 and will be aired on MLG.TV. A total of 32 teams will compete for the main prize after surviving regional events. This is their third annual event.