Saturday, April 30, 2011

Garena - Connecting World Gamers

Garena is an E-Sports publishing company that supports, maintains and promotes various games from different game developers.
Based in Singapore, the company has expanded its operations in the South East Asia region, including Taiwan, Malaysia, Vietnam and the Philippines.

The company also supports and organizes various leagues and tournaments which are played on many of its supported games, such as DotA, BlackShot, League of Legends, and Heroes of Newerth.

Language Support

Garena currently supports English, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Korean, Japanese, Spanish, Russian, Portuguese, Vietnamese, Kazakh and Thai,Mongolian.


Garena boasts many features:

  • Experience Ladder - By participating and completing online games, players gain experience and levels. At higher levels players are able to access higher leveled rooms which offer greater challenges.
  • Social Connection - Players can interact with one another through the use of an integrated instant messaging system as well as through the use of lobby-based chat rooms.
  • Clan - Players can create exclusive clans and compete with other clans. This costs shells (the ingame currency that can be purchased via RMT).
  • Personal ban list - Users are able to prevent cheaters from entering their games by adding the user ID in a ban list
  •  Autoban - Garena automatically detects abnormal gameplay and bans hackers, although it has been known to ban innocent players as well and sometimes doesn't detect hacks.
  •  GGTV - GGTV is an online streaming video player allowing other players to view live tournaments as well as load previously recorded games.

Garena is now transitioning its client app off and introduced a new application called Garena Messenger. It focuses on the messaging aspect and includes the Garena gaming functionality, Garena rooms and country-selective access to games, such as Heroes of Newerth, League of Legends, Go Kart and BlackShot.


Garena Shells, which are a form of micropayments, allow for various premium features. These include premium membership, clan creation, avatar customizations, name changing and an "unban" card.

Supported Games

Garena Published Games

  • Heroes of Newerth
  •  Go Kart
  •  League of Legends
  •  BlackShot
 Supported LAN Games
  •      Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
  •      Call of Duty: World at War
  •      Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
  •      Counter-Strike
  •      Counter-Strike: Source
  •      Left 4 Dead
  •      Left 4 Dead 2
  •      Borderlands
  •      Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne
  •      Defense of the Ancients
  •      StarCraft: Brood War
  •      Dawn of War (Winter Assault & Dark Crusade)
  •     Quake 4
  •      Killing Floor
  •      Command and Conquer: Red Alert 3
  •      H.A.W.X
  •      Age of Empires: The Rise of Rome
  •      Age of Empires II: The Conquerors
  •      Call of Duty 2


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