Valve has sold all of about 10,000 tickets for its 2014 Dota 2 International Championship, the company has confirmed.
The four-day event will take place starting July 18 at the Key Arena in Seattle. Tickets went on sale Friday April 4 at 15:00 PT, with a four-day ticket going for $99, floor seating $199, and $499 for a VIP ticket.
Apparently, some players have been hacking and cheating to exploit the economy of the games for their own benefit.
The fraud has led to a lot of agitation among players about Kabam’s actions and whether the company has acted swiftly enough.
The warning went out to players of both Dragons of Atlantis: Heirs of the Dragon and The Hobbit: Kingdoms of Middle-earth saying the company had received “numerous reports from players who are rightly concerned that these players have been exploiting the system while the majority of players have been playing honestly and fairly.”
Kabam apologized to players and thanked them for their loyalty.
The troubles with hackers and cheaters could be a big problem for Kabam, a big social and mobile game publisher. The company reported $360 million in revenue in 2013 and is often mentioned as a possible initial public offering candidate.
Developer Three One Zero’s first-person hardship simulator in space, Adrift, sounds less than forgiving. Unlike its protagonist however, Three One Zero will have company in the form of publisher 505 Games when Adrift launches into orbit in mid-2015, both on PC and to-be-determined consoles.
With no memory, a damaged suit and the surrounding clutter of a space station’s remains, Adrift‘s protagonist doesn’t have a ton of leisure time. In their push to fix an escape vehicle and return to Earth, players will guide their astronaut’s gathering of resources and their search for clues to what caused the former shelter’s demise.