Jul 14, 2012
Multiple sources are reporting that DOTA 2 will be replacing League of Legends in the World Cyber Games’s official games list. If true, this could deal a huge blow to League of Legends who some had toted as the next leader in the MOBA platform after the DOTA franchise split across several games including Heroes of Newerth, DotA AllStars and Valve’s DOTA 2. DOTA 2 would join StarCraft 2, WarCraft 3, Cross Fire and FIFA 12 in the official games list, while World of Tanks, DotA AllStars and Counter-Strike Online will be included in their promotional titles list.
Counter-Strike Online is a version of the game that has gained traction in the Asian market and functions on micro-payments. Game points can be earned in the game and can be put towards weapons such as .40 Dual Elites which would set you back 3500 Game Points for 3 days, or you could purchase the weapon for 30 days at a bulk discount of 28000 Game Points, saving you 7000 Game Points. Cashpoints can be purchased from the Cash Shop and you could use 630 Cashpoints to purchase an Anaconda for 3 days, which is being featured as a 6 shot, .44 Magnum revolver. With little to no consumption outside of Asia, HLTV.org contributor ‘lurpiss’ suggests that the game will be primarily played by teams from China.