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Posts By C. Custer - Games in Asia

It’s official: the Xbox One will cost $600 in China

July 31, 2014 | C. Custer | 2 Comments

After months of rumors, we’ve finally got an official price on China’s Xbox One, and details of what it comes with.Read More

Rumors say the Xbox One will cost $650 in China, and the internet explodes

July 29, 2014 | C. Custer | 8 Comments

There’s nothing like a rumor about imported electronics being overpriced to send China’s net users flying into a rage.Read More

Rumor: Ferrari_430 to join Team DK…but who is he replacing?

July 28, 2014 | C. Custer | 24 Comments

According to the stream of Chinese Dota legend ZSMJ, Ferrari_430 is on his way to team DK, but who could he be replacing?Read More

How do the top 20 League of Legends teams in the world rank?

July 28, 2014 | C. Custer | 11 Comments

The editors at Duowan rank the top twenty LOL teams in the world right now. Do you agree with their picks?Read More

Black Desert overseas publishers confirmed, English version coming soon?

July 28, 2014 | C. Custer | 3 Comments

Pearl Abyss has confirmed that Daum will indeed be publishing the gorgeous Korean MMORPG Black Desert in North America and Europe.Read More

Legends Hearthstone tournament to feature Southeast Asia’s top talent

July 26, 2014 | C. Custer | 2 Comments

Want to see the best Hearthstone players in Southeast Asia duke it out? You’ll get your wish in just a few short weeks!Read More

Korea to host international eSports tourney for people with disabilities; competitions in LOL, Starcraft 2, and FIFA Online 3

July 25, 2014 | C. Custer | 7 Comments

Many people with disabilities can still compete at the highest level in eSports, and to help showcase this, the International eSports Federation will be hosting an eSports tournament in Korea this fall specifically for people with disabilities.Read More

Could China’s next Dota 2 powerhouse come out of this Beijing internet cafe?

July 25, 2014 | C. Custer | 4 Comments

After taking home this year’s TI4 championship easily, it’s fair to say China’s known for Dota 2. But could the next big team be one you’ve never heard of?Read More

Two young Chinese gamers killed in fight over internet cafe broadband speed

July 24, 2014 | C. Custer | 28 Comments

Has lag in games ever made you angry? It made one Chinese youth so angry that it sparked a fight leading to the deaths of two 16-year-old boys.Read More

Is Guild Wars 2 about to go (somewhat) free-to-play in China?

July 24, 2014 | C. Custer | One Comment

Guild Wars 2 has already had some success charging Chinese gamers an up-front price for access, but it may be about to launch a free-to-play trial system, too. Read More

Korean MOBA Pirates: Treasure Hunters is hitting open beta this fall

July 24, 2014 | C. Custer

Korean gamers will soon be able to take their love of MOBA games out for a spin on the high seas!Read More

China’s Guild Wars 2 servers have 3.9 million player characters, and there’s more!

July 23, 2014 | C. Custer | 6 Comments

A total server census has just been released for China’s Guild Wars 2, and it has revealed a bunch of interesting information. Read More

Why crowd-sourced prize pools shouldn’t be the future of eSports

July 23, 2014 | C. Custer | 16 Comments

TI4 set records with its $10m prize, and I think that’s great. But here’s why it shouldn’t happen again. Read More

What did Chinese Dota fans think of the TI4 finals?

July 23, 2014 | C. Custer | 14 Comments

The consensus outside China seems to be disappointment in a lackluster final series between Newbee and VG. But what did Chinese fans think?Read More

Latest data: China has more online gamers than the USA has people

July 22, 2014 | C. Custer | 9 Comments

CNNIC has released a report with the latest online and mobile gamer user numbers for China, and there are truly, truly massive.Read More

A Chinese LOL fan made this Jinx music video, and it’s awesome

July 22, 2014 | C. Custer

If you’re a fan of League of Legends and have ever played the champion Jinx, you owe it to yourself to check out this music video. Warning: it rocks. Read More

League of Legends has been the top game in Korean net cafes for two full years

July 22, 2014 | C. Custer

Well, it happened: this week LOL made it two straight years in the top spot every single week among Korean net cafe games.Read More

Blizzard’s beloved China general manager Alex Dai resigns

July 21, 2014 | C. Custer | One Comment

Blizzard’s beloved China GM Alex Dai has, rather unexpectedly, announced his resignation. Chinese Blizzard fans are sad.Read More