An Online Battlefield Day for KDU’s DOTA Boyz!

The rising popularity of electronic game tournaments has brought excitements to online game lovers around the world. This is definitely the case to the younger generations of the 21st century, especially when the name DOTA 2 is involved.

Developed by the Valve Corporation, DOTA 2 is a multiplayer online battle arena video game played via a local area network (LAN) and is a cross-platform and free-to-play game. Due to its immense popularity amongst the youth, the Computing and IT Department of KDU Penang recently organized a KDU DOTA 2 Game Tournament on the 25th – 29th of October 2013 to induce a more experiential fun learning environment for the institution computer programming students.

The entertaining event saw 40 participants team up for a highly team oriented match up which heavily depends on the players' cooperation to win the game. As such, the tournament also aimed to discover teams with the ability to cope with real-time strategy planning as well as to promote cooperative learning between teammates in achieving goals. Besides that, it also encouraged participants to think spontaneously in effectively managing resources, items and abilities during gameplay.

The final game on the 29th of October ended at 5.30pm with supporters cheering and applauding happily for the winning team. Team "Hello Kitty" comprising of Sannit Eong, Loh Li Foong, Cheng Yong Jian, Chng Kok Liang, Ong Yu Zhou and Lee Wen Jian successfully emerged champion for the event and walked away with 5 DOTA 2 Cosmetic sets, 10 Treasure Keys and branded goodies sponsored by Oracle Corporation. Second prize meanwhile went to team "5 Talented Boys" while team "The Flaming Marshmallows" came up third prize winners. Both 2nd and 3rd prize winners received 5 Treasure keys plus DOTA 2 merchandise and t-shirts sponsored by Oracle Corporation respectively.