Weekly eSports guide (26 November - 2 December): Hearthstone pre-release parties, MyRepublic Gamer Arena

Jon Leo
eSports contributor

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This week is one to watch for Hearthstone players looking to score some pre-release goodies from the upcoming expansion, Rastakhan’s Rumble. Also, gamers in Singapore looking forward to Anime Fest Asia can try their hand at League of Legends and Soul Calibur IV.

Hearthstone: Rastakhan’s Rumble pre-release party

Rastakhan’s Rumble pre-release party (Photo: Blizzard)

Dates: 2 December (Singapore , Vietnam), 1-2 December (Philippines)
Venues:
Singapore – *SCAPE Media Hub (5th Floor), 2 Orchard Link
The Philippines – TNC JRU Mandaluyong, Ground Floor 01 City Residences, 420 P. Martinez St, 1552 Mandaluyong
Vietnam – Vikings Esports Arena, No. 10 Tran Phu Street, Ha Dong District, Hanoi 100000

Blizzard is going all-out with its launch of Hearthstone’s latest expansion this coming weekend, and in three Southeast Asian countries at that. This gathering will feature pre-purchase pack openings, Tavern Brawls where you can construct decks from opened cards, pre-constructed brawls with the new sets without you pre-paying for it, and even raffles for prizes.

Also, if you attend this gathering, you’ll get to unlock the Warlock hero Nemsy Necrofizzle. The expansion comes out 4 December.

Overwatch Contenders 2018 Season 3: Pacific Week 2

(Photo: Blizzard)

Date: 29-30 November, 6-7 December
Server: Southeast Asia
Stream Link: www.twitch.tv/overwatchcontenders

The first week of Overwatch Contenders Season 3 Pacific is done, and it’s now on to the second week of matches.

At this point in time, Thailand’s Xavier Esports is leading in Group A with +2 while the trio of PHEONIX, New Paradigm, and Hong Kong Attitude are tied in Group B with +2.

It seems this Contenders is packed with a lot of South Korean teams; will Thailand and Hong Kong get the upper hand during this week and the next?

MyRepublic Gamer Arena @ Anime Festival Asia 2018

MyRepublic Gamer Arena: (Photo: MyRepublic)

Date: 30 November – 2 December, 12pm to 7pm
Venue: Suntec Convention & Exhibition Centre, Level 4 @ MyRepublic Booth inside C3AFA.
Registration: Link

Want to up your game and fight against the best of the best in the region?

Then do check out this upcoming Gamer Arena tournament by MyRepublic. The games that will be up for contesting include League of Legends and Soulcalibur VI.

Keep in mind that for the latter, you will need to bring your own controller.

There’s up to S$2,000 in cash and prizes up for winning, so do check it out if you happen to be within the vicinity.

Improve Your Skills In PUBG Class

Improve your skills in PUBG class (Photo: Yahoo TV)

Date: 1 December (1pm to 6pm)
Venue: Informatics Academy, 100 Victoria Street, #13-01/02, National Library Building, Singapore
Admission Fee: S$7

It’s week 2 of the PUBG class led by Donald “Ludification” Yeo.

You will learn concepts such as environmental awareness, basic strategies, weapons 101, loot management, team communication, and more.

If by now you know how to parachute into the correct area with your squad, great! Participants who have completed both days of the class are eligible for a special PUBG tournament in January.

You can register here if you want that chicken dinner.

Singapore Predator League 2019

Predator League 2019

Date: 8 December (online qualifiers)
Stream Link: TBA
Registration: Link (closes at 3 December)

The Singapore Predator League is back in its 2019 incarnation thanks to co-organises SCOGA and GameAsia.

The games this time are Dota 2 and PUBG, with the top players and teams given the chance to win part of the SG$24,000 (US$17,500) prize pool.

The Singapore grand finals will be hosted on 5 and 6 January 2019, so there’s still time for you to form a squad and register before 3 December hits.

The winning teams of this tournament will get to compete for SEA glory at 15 – 17 February in the Asia Pacific Predator League 2019.

Improve Your Skills In Dota 2 Class

Dota 2 class (Photo: SCOGA Facebook)

Dates: 8 December 3pm-5pm (Hero Control versus Mastery)
Venue: Informatics Academy, 100 Victoria Street, #13-01/02, National Library Building, Singapore
Admission Fee: S$5

The next step to learning how to master Dota 2 is coming up next weekend, with the topic focusing on Hero Control.

The workshop is created by Esports Academy, SCOGA, and the National Youth Council, and features Dota 2 luminaries like renowned Dota 2 eSports coach/analyst Muriëlle “Kips” Huisman and Singapore’s TenTwenty coach Ruth Lim. You can register and find out about the course here.