It’s been a big week for competitive play in MOBAs. League of Legends opened the registration on its European Battlegrounds tournament and lifted the restrictions on item gifting. S2 Games‘ new casual MOBA Strife has now launched for free on Steam’s Early Access programme, while the developer’s original MOBA, Heroes of Newerth, has released a set of 8-bit themed skins in an effort to help fund its tournament at DreamHack Summer 2015. A small indiegogo campaign has been opened to fund a Bloodline Champions tournament, and Infinite Crisis announced plans to add ranked play and add a new server in Brazil.
DICE and EA announced that the upcoming reboot of the Star Wars: Battlefront series of games is coming this November to PC, PS4 and XBox One. Destiny players have datamined what could be details of the upcoming House of Wolves expansion from files in Patch 1.1.2. GTA 5 stole Skyrim‘s record for most concurrent players on Steam for a game that wasn’t made by Valve. Armored Warfare looked at the role of armor types in its tanks in a new dev diary video. Path of Exile revealed details of new skills and weapons coming in its Act IV expansion, The Awakening. Elite: Dangerous teased fans with details of an upcoming mission revamp, and players have launched an expedition to map the circumference of a region of space that players are banned from entering. HearthStone also made the leap to mobile this week, and Diablo III is finally getting a Chinese server.
Read on for more details on all the stories above and more news from the wider world of online gaming in this week’s Not So Massively.