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Capcom clamping down on gambling and bad behaviour
2 years ago

Capcom clamping down on gambling and bad behaviour

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Capcom have already caused a mild storm within the last week due to their rule changes that effectively forced Team YP out of the CPT (Capcom Pro Tour). They have now …
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Virtus.pro hold out over Na’vi to take home $50,000
2 years ago

Virtus.pro hold out over Na’vi to take home $50,000

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Virtus.pro has proven that experience wins out again by beating Na’Vi (Natus Vincere) 2 maps to 1 in the Starladder invitaional, to take home the $50,000 prize money. After comfortably moving …
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Team YP banned from Capcom CPT
2 years ago

Team YP banned from Capcom CPT

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Team YP, the eSports team owned by adult website Youporn, has officially been barred from the Capcom Pro Tour (CPT). This comes after a recent change-up in the CPT rules, which …
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Bring on the Rocket League Championship live this weekend
3 years ago

Bring on the Rocket League Championship live this weekend

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After three weeks of fierce competition with more than 20,000 participants, the top four Rocket League™ teams from each region have advanced to the first-ever RLCS Online Finals! With $10,000 ($5,000 for …
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IEGC Announces the first ever Rio eGames
3 years ago

IEGC Announces the first ever Rio eGames

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The IEGC (International eGames Committee) have announced the first ever eGames event in Rio, Brazil. it will be hosted as a 2-day pop-up event at the British House in Parque Lage, …
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FaZe Clan set to leave WESA after one week
3 years ago

FaZe Clan set to leave WESA after one week

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After only a week since its creation big name team FaZe are set to leave the WESA, as reported by IGNs Kevin Knocke. Sources close to the team say they …
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Echo Fox sign God of Smash Mew2King
3 years ago

Echo Fox sign God of Smash Mew2King

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Mew2king, a Smash player widely regarded as one of the best Smash players ever, has signed for Echo Fox. Mew2king (real name Jason Zimmerman) is the 2nd fighting game star to sign for …
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“Viva Las Vegas”, as they look to add eSports to Sin City
3 years ago

“Viva Las Vegas”, as they look to add eSports to Sin City

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If was once said, that, Vegas is the answer no matter the question. At it seems like eSports is now forming part of the question, as they now seem to …
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Gfinity announces Gears of War UK tournament with £15,000 prize
3 years ago

Gfinity announces Gears of War UK tournament with £15,000 prize

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Professional and amateur teams will compete for a £10,000 prize pool, increasing up to a £15,000 prize pool with 32+ team pass sales.

The Top 4 teams will play in …
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FC Schalke 04 confirms eSports commitment
3 years ago

FC Schalke 04 confirms eSports commitment

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After successfully taking over the former Elements LCS slot between Spring and Summer Split, Schalke now enters the top level of European eSports. From June 2nd on, the new roster …
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WESA, the new FIFA-Like governing body for eSports
3 years ago

WESA, the new FIFA-Like governing body for eSports

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Just a few days ago, I posted that a new World eSport Association had been leaked on Reddit, and it has now been made official. Founded by ESL, with the support …
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Call of Duty eSports matches are coming to Facebook Live
3 years ago

Call of Duty eSports matches are coming to Facebook Live

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They are already one of the largest interactive gaming and entertainment companies in the world, but Activision Blizzard are to push their company further into peoples homes with this feature. We already …
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Activision Blizzard to launch new content and streaming services
3 years ago

Activision Blizzard to launch new content and streaming services

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Activision Blizzard has announced that it will be teaming up with Facebook to provide live streams of the Call of Duty Black Ops 3 Anaheim Open on the social media …
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Tekken 7 will be at Battle Arena Melbourne 8
3 years ago

Tekken 7 will be at Battle Arena Melbourne 8

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Tekken 7, which is the ninth installment in the Tekken fighting game series, will be will be playable at Battle Arena Melbourne 8 and will also be part of the …
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M&C Saatchi Sport & Entertainment launch an eSports division
3 years ago

M&C Saatchi Sport & Entertainment launch an eSports division

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M&C Saatchi Sport & Entertainment, the PR and Marketing agency, has signed a partnership with the inaugural eGames, which will take place in Rio between 14 – 16 August. The …
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Has a new World Esports Association been leaked?
3 years ago

Has a new World Esports Association been leaked?

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In a post on the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive sub-Reddit today, someone leaked the picture of a something called the World Esports Association, or WESA. After being accused of leaking a major announcement, …
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Team Impulse fined $20000 and banned from Riot tournaments
3 years ago

Team Impulse fined $20000 and banned from Riot tournaments

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Team Impulse, a competitive LOL team in the LCS, have received a ban from the tournament as well as a substantial fine due to repeated violation of the LCS rules. …
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Next Generation Esports and Twitch announce Rocket League Championship Series
3 years ago

Next Generation Esports and Twitch announce Rocket League Championship Series

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They are going to do weekly broadcasts of the Rocket League Championship Series (RLCS) to Twitch community members all over the world.

Each broadcast will be streamed from a soundstage …
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Sean ‘Dragonn’ Allen to be blowing bubbles as he signs for West Ham
3 years ago

Sean ‘Dragonn’ Allen to be blowing bubbles as he signs for West Ham

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Sean, 24, who goes by his gaming name Dragonn, will be the Hammers representatives at Fifa tournaments.

Dragonn said that ”this is the biggest thing ever to happen to me”, …
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IEGC, International Egames Committee, Announces members
3 years ago

IEGC, International Egames Committee, Announces members

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After the announcement of the International EGames Committee (IEGC) in April at the London Games Festival, the IEGC has released to the press the primary wave of it’s Advisory Board members. Read More

Realm Adventure League Alpha 1.1 registration announced
3 years ago

Realm Adventure League Alpha 1.1 registration announced

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Developed by the studio Virtual Squared Leagues, Realm Adventure League uses the studio’s patented Virtual Fantasy League System to enable competition among Virtual Player Leagues in an AI Virtual World …
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Barclays Center and ESL team up for the biggest esports event on the East Coast
3 years ago

Barclays Center and ESL team up for the biggest esports event on the East Coast

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ESL, the world’s largest esports company, will bring the East Coast’s largest esports tournament to Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, home of the Brooklyn Nets and New York Islanders. …
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Killer Networking launches weekly live show on May 6th
3 years ago

Killer Networking launches weekly live show on May 6th

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Rivet Networks, makers of Killer Networking products, is inviting all gamers to tune in to their upcoming streaming show on May 6th, from 10AM-12PM EST. The livestream, which will be available at www.alienware.tv , will …
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ESL are right to say no to Team YP
3 years ago

ESL are right to say no to Team YP

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Team YP, as they are know, have been competing in tournaments for games such as Street Fighter, Counter-Strike and Starcraft 2, and have been sponsored by YouPorn, since 2014.

The …
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World’s first 24/7 esports TV channel launched
3 years ago

World’s first 24/7 esports TV channel launched

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Bringing the best of esports to fans around the world, the launch of esportsTV represents ESL’s commitment to the ongoing increase of content accessibility for the esports community worldwide.

The …
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Curse Voice levels up with an all-in-one solution for gamers and streamers
3 years ago

Curse Voice levels up with an all-in-one solution for gamers and streamers

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The new app will serve as a comprehensive communication solution crafted specifically around the needs of online gamers, streamers and pro eSports teams.

Curse is the quintessential replacement …
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eSports will grow by 43% and earn almost half-a-billion in 2016
3 years ago

eSports will grow by 43% and earn almost half-a-billion in 2016

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And those amounts are set to get even bigger this year, as a recent report by PwC revealed that the money made from eSports will grow by 43% in 2016, pulling in as much as …
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S1mple is leaving Team Liquid to return to Europe. But why?
3 years ago

S1mple is leaving Team Liquid to return to Europe. But why?

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During his time on the starting lineup, S1mple became one of Team Liquid’s star players. The Ukrainian was a key piece of the team’s success and instantly became one of …
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Tournament Builder from Gfinity launches exclusively on Xbox One
3 years ago

Tournament Builder from Gfinity launches exclusively on Xbox One

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Gfinity’s Tournament Builder is out now as a free download, exclusively for Xbox One – putting the power of eSports straight into your hands. Gfinity have crafted a brand new …
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Take to the court in Rocket League’s new “hoops” mode
3 years ago

Take to the court in Rocket League’s new “hoops” mode

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In addition, an officially-licensed “NBA Flag Pack,” containing the logos of all 30 NBA teams represented as in-game flags, will also be available for sale as premium DLC.

Following the …
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