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It's survival of the fittest on Day 3 of The International Dota 2 2015, as teams continue to rampage their way to the Finals. Day 3 is full of tears, battle cries, defeaning crowds and comeback plays.

Here is the recap of The International Dota 2 Main Event Day 3:

Upper Bracket:


It's comes as no surprise that CDEC won the match with LGD 2-0. The Chinese "rising star" CDEC team already proved itself in past wildcards to group stage of The International. Despite of LGD's gold and XP advantage, they were unable to capitalize on Game 1, which allowed CDEC to adapt and win Game 1.

Game 2 was a total destruction: LGD was demolished by CDEC (5-28) and will have to fight through Lower Bracket.


Probably the best series of games for EG, as they won the match against EHOME after a Game 1 loss. The North American team, dubbed Evil Geniuses, looks solid as ever. A solid draft, well-coordinated playstyle and good communication was their key to winning the best-of-three match, sending EHOME to Lower Bracket.

Lower Bracket:

Virtus.Pro vs coL

The first match of day three started with a very intense game for Virtus.Pro, who eliminated CompLexity 2-1. Game 1 was close, and excited fans cheered for American team CompLexity, who took the win. After a 1 game deficit, Virtus.Pro managed to come back and win the match 2-1. This was one of the biggest comebacks in The International 2015 so far.

Team Secret vs Invitus Gaming (iG)

This match was dubbed a battle of champions, as both teams have title-holding members. In yet another comeback, Secret managed to win the match against iG 2-1, despite having a Game 1 loss. Secret finally got its momentum going for a full aggressive draft, winning the Game 2. Secret outsmarted iG in the drafting phase, tricking iG into thinking they were going use the same line-up for the last game. That got them the win for Game 3.

So how did you feel about TI5 Main Event Day 3? Who do you want to see progress? Let us know your thoughts in comment section down below!

College Football Hero Gets Real Cash Tournaments Sun, 25 Jan 2015 06:58:07 -0500 Luke Luby

BoomBit Games has announced that its new game, College Football Hero, will include real cash tournaments, which they say is powered by Cashplay. According to the developers, the goal of the game is to score as many points as possible in the time allotted, while avoiding oncoming defenders. The “Play for Cash” feature allows College Football Hero players to match their skills with opponents from all over the world and win real cash prizes.

Just like other Cashplay-powered games, College Football Hero features a bonus scheme that allows every new user to play for free and win a cash bonus without having to make a deposit. The winners can then claim their real cash bonus by simply creating a Cashplay account, which takes less than 60 seconds.

As Hannibal Soares, the co-founder of BoomBit Games, said:

“Our team is very excited about working with Cashplay as their monetization platform perfectly fits skill games that we create. We are looking forward to seeing our users win real money, it seems to be a great way to engage players.”

As the title suggests, College Football Player enables the player to play as a college football team and go head-to-head with other college football teams in a retro-style football game. Currently, the game has 25 different college football teams to choose from.

Speaking about the new arrangement with BoomBit Games and College Football Hero, Thomas Newman, the Managing Director of Cashplay, said:

“We are thrilled to be working with Hannibal and his team. BoomBit Games produces quality, skill-based mobile titles, something which our Cashplay users will love. We look forward to being a part of their future success.“

Currently, the game requires iOS 6 or later, and can be played on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. Find it in the App Store.

Smite World Championship Day 2: Semi-Finals Sat, 10 Jan 2015 18:24:14 -0500 Amanda Erickson

After the first and second round of eliminations, four teams faced off this afternoon at the Smite World Championship in Atlanta, Georgia. Both teams from the North American and European regions remained, and both had to face their regional partners in the semi-finals. 

The first match of the day was between Titan and SK Gaming, both from the European region.

Titan has had an incredible story, coming from the amateur ranking to the Wildcard tournament, beating out SK to secure the number one position in their region. On the other hand, SK Gaming has had a longer professional career, and with that has built up a dedicated fanbase. We've seen plenty of SK fans at the SWC, despite the fact that it's taking place in North America. 

Game One

Both teams appeared well-matched at the beginning of the first game, without a kill for ten minutes. Titan managed to strike with first blood, breaking out into a team fight that ended in a 4-2 lead for Titan. The game continued to stay even, with Titan putting the pressure on SK, staying 2-3 kills ahead until the 30 minute mark, when Titan defeated the Gold Fury and Fire Giant. With the added buff, experience, and gold, Titan went for the enemy Phoenixes and managed to take out SK's entire team in the process, with a 21-14 score. Titan defeated the Fire Giant one more time and went for the enemy Titan, securing the first win. 

Game Two

The second game between Titan and SK started off slow, but Titan secured the first kill a little under 6 minutes in. Titan nabs another 3 kills by the 12-minute mark, SK struggling to comeback. At the 17-minute mark, SK manages to take down three members of Titan, but they can't secure the Gold Fury.

Building off their momentum, Titan kills four of SK's players, pushing ahead at the 20-minute mark with the score 14-7 Titan. After 30 minutes, there are 3 members of SK left and Titan makes their final push to the enemy Phoenixes. Titan defeats the enemy Titan and secures a spot in the finals with a chance at $1.3 million. 

The second match up is between North America sister teams, Cognitive Prime and Cognitive Red.

Cognitive Prime is a veteran team on the professional circuit, and definitely a crowd favorite at the SWC's. Cognitive Red are the youngest team, but managed to secure the first place seed for North America. This match-up was definitely anyone's game.

Game One

The first game between Cog Prime and Cog Red kicks off with Prime taking the first kill against Red early on, at the 1-minute mark. The first big team fight ends with a tie of 4-4 at the 6-minute mark. Cog Red manages to grab the first Gold Fury, but it's a risky play, and they lose three players to Prime. Red leads in gold, but is behind in experience, with the kill score at 10-7 for Prime. After 10 minutes of Prime leading, Red manages to tie up the score 14-14 at the 27-minute mark. It's a close match, but Red takes control of the map by wiping out the entire Prime team. They push ahead and defeat Prime's Titan to win the first match. 

Game Two

The second game starts off with first blood going to Cognitive Red, but Prime really takes control of the map early on and dominates. By the 24-minute mark, Prime is ahead 23-12 in kills and has almost complete map coverage. Prime moves on to Red's Phoenixes and pushes to their Titan, but Red turns the tables and manages to squeeze them out before their Titan falls. Cognitive Red pushes back, taking out 4 of Prime's players at the 27-minute mark. Red takes out the Fire Giant while Prime grabs another Gold Fury defeat. Prime goes after the weakened enemy Titan again at the 40-minute mark and takes it down to win the game, tying the match 1-1. This game is the longest in the Championship so far. 

Game 3

The last game between Cognitive Red and Cognitive Prime kicks off with Red grabbing first blood after the first minute. Both teams stay pretty even during the first ten minutes, but Prime dominates in the first team fight and takes the first Gold Fury to give them the lead in gold and experience. After this first boost, Prime really takes control of the map and they land a quick victory, defeating Red's Titan after 27 minutes. Cognitive Prime is victorious against their sister team and will be taking on Titan during tomorrow's finals. 

Day two of the Smite World Championship has come to an end, but the excitment is far from over.

We'll be covering the finals and consolation matches, as well as the cosplay contest finals tomorrow, so stay tuned to GameSkinny for all the 2015 Smite World Championship updates. If you're not at the SWC, here's how to watch the finals live tomorrow!

New Path of Exile Patch Focuses on PvP Play Sun, 30 Nov 2014 19:00:09 -0500 Kathryn Baker

Path of Exile, a free online action RPG, will be releasing new content for the game: Patch 1.3.0. The patch will be available on December 12 at 5pm (PT), roughly 11 days and 20 hours from the publication of this article.

Path of Exile focuses on custom characterization, a large barter system, and competitive PvP (player versus player). The game has seven character classes to choose from: Witch, Duelist, Scion, Shadow, Ranger, Templar, and Marauder. The Marauder relies mainly on Strength, the Witch has Intelligence, and the Ranger utilizes Dexterity. The Duelist combines Strength and Dexterity, the Templar combines Strength and Intelligence, and the Shadow combines Dexterity and Intelligence. The Scion uses all three attributes. Players focus on correctly mixing their attributes, skills, and style of gameplay to find what suits them best.

The 1.3.0 Patch focuses mainly on PvP play and tournaments.

For instance, the patch will contain two new "Challenge Leagues", separate game worlds with their own economies and ladders, Each league has their own individual eight challenges, which reward players with a Totem Pole decoration in their Hideout.

The Torment Challenge League involves the spirits of tormented criminals that possess enemies, imbue monsters with powers, and leave improved item drops. The Bloodlines Challenge League is more hardcore than the Torment Challenge League. It involves groups of monsters with synergistic powers, such as immortality near their slain brethen and the ability construct an Animated Guardian. (See the video above for an example of the Bloodlines Challenge League in action).

This patch also introduces PvP tournaments and revamped gameplay. Players can work with Leo Redmane, Master of the Arena, to complete PvP challenges for rewards. Unlike other Masters, Leo doesn't take up a slot in your Hideout, so you can add him to your group of Masters.

There are three PvP tournaments.

  • Free-For-All Tournaments happen in the Sarn arena, where you are awarded points for each kill and are teleported to other arenas after death.
  • Blitz Tournaments are rapid duels where you receive a new opponent at the end of each fight; the goal is to win as many duels as possible within a time limit. 
  • Swiss Tournaments match players with similar records against each other; these are highly competitive bouts with a best-of-seven regimented system.

Free-For-All and Blitz tournaments occur during the week, while Swiss tournaments occur on weekends. Weekend tournaments offer better prizes from sponsors, but overall top players are invited to an exclusive tournament at the end of the season.

Path of Exile is also offering an exclusive PvP character; gamers can start with a base character at level 28 that will be used only for these duels and tournaments. This allows players to try out different builds for PvP gameplay without the stress of having to level multiple characters just for the tournaments.

Path of Exile is also making hundreds of other edits, including improved gameplay, an updated passive skill tree, and new gems and items. With the huge focus on PvP play, the patch could entice new players to the game and compel continuing gameplay from existing players. All this being said, what part of the update are you most excited for?