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First of all, don't worry I won't spoil anything from yesterday here. There will, however, be spoilers in the comments! Yesterday was an intense start to The International 2014, with great teams like DK, Newbee, and EG playin...
You can watch the $10+ million Dota 2 tournament The International on Twitch, or in-game, or, huh, even on ESPN. Valve is collaborating with the sports network for coverage this weekend. Notably, ESPN2 will have an exclusive ...
Eight teams are left fighting for the $5 million first prize in Dota 2's International tournament. The grand final will be played Monday, July 21. Among the teams fighting for it are ViCi, NewBee, Evil Geniuses, Team DK, Cloud9, 2011 champions Natus Vincere, 2012 winners Invictus Gaming and LGD Gaming (the China qualifier winner).  Patrick was dead wrong. Team MVP didn't come close.
E3 attendees could take part in a t-shirt-prized Wii U Smash Bros. tournament, but it looks like Nintendo's letting the 3DS version strut at Comic-Con (July 25), ahead of its October 3 release.  "Starting at noon, t...
The day has finally arrived! The biggest Dota 2 tournament of the year is about to officially begin! Today, four wildcard teams will battle it out for one remaining position in the tournament and their shot at a pri...
EVO 2014 is this weekend. We had a lovely time covering it last year, though it doesn't look like we'll have a get together watch party this time around. That's okay. There are three different streams to watch home and a...
The 2014 website for The International Dota 2 Championships is now live, and with it comes some great new information. The best of which is that there will be a specific stream for players brand new to the esport. This s...
The most American thing is happening this weekend: the Pokémon National Championships. That's both Pokemon the videogame and Pokemon the trading card game. Both will be live streamed through Twitch at the above channel (during the times listed below). Someone call me when they have a national championship for X and Y trainer videos because mine is the best. 
Quake Live players from all over the world will be competing for money and ego at QuakeCon 2014. The event is being held at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas, Texas. Players will be competing from a prize pool of more than $40,000...
Ten bucks gets you the Dota 2 Compendium, which guy who actually knows about Dota 2 Patrick Hancock says is better than last year's. A portion of the purchase also goes towards raising The International tournament prize pool. Last year, the prize pool was $2,874,381. Right now it's $8,304,958. The stretch goals only go up to $10 million. Crazy!
It's sort of beginning to feel as if Nintendo's engaging in guerrilla warfare with the E3 festivities. Most of the things that it has planned aren't necessarily traditional, but have people excited nonetheless. A Super Smash...
Remember that Super Smash Bros. Invitational tournament that Nintendo is going to hold during E3? They're inviting the public to that. But you'll have to line up for a wrist band to get in. On June 10, Nintendo will host the ...
The time has come again for the online Pokemon International Challenge, and this year it's taking place in May. Registration will begin on May 8th, and will feature 50,000 participants at its cap -- so sign up soon! The actua...
There's going to be a fresh set of faces at this year's X Games event in Austin among all the familiar high-flying, trick-pulling daredevils. The new guys on the scene will be professional gamers, eschewing traditional X Game...
Major League Gaming, Lai Fung Holdings Limited, and eSun Holdings Limited are constructing a competitive gaming arena in China, scheduled to open to the public in 2017. The structure will be located off the coast of Macau wit...
Valve's DOTA 2 tournament, The International, is taking place on July 18 through July 21 in Seattle at the KeyArena this year. General admission tickets are $99, floor seats are $199, and a VIP package for $499 will get you a...
The Capcom Pro Tour, a yearlong Street Fighter tourney from Capcom and Twitch.tv,  is attempting to provide an infrastructure for professional fighting game play to grow. Not that it hasn't been doing so already. EVO 20...
The first Pokémon Global Link tournament to allow Pokémon from the Kalos region happens next month, on Thursday, February 20 at 4:00pm Pacific. Registration details for this Beta Competition will be available at...
An impressive 630 participants are set to duke it out in the Super Smash Bros. Melee singles tournament at this year's Apex 2014 fighting game tournament -- making it the second largest in the game's history. As the world's p...
This Saturday, our friends at Bay Area Fight Night are hosting an Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 and Street Fighter AE tournament, and you can join! The details are all over on their Facebook page, but here are the basics: it's ...
Call of Duty: Ghosts latest updates is all eSports focused. An upcoming update will restrict Ghillie suits, tracker sights, danger close, and disable third-person spectating in competitive rules. They will also add a kill fe...
Capcom has come out with updated release info for Ultra Street Fighter IV and there are a few different dates to keep track of across the multiple versions. Up first is the $14.99 digital upgrade for Xbox 360 and PS3, out in ...
On Thursday, November 21, six Microsoft Stores will host the Killer Instinct Ultra Fighter Tournament and if you're among the first 256 people in your city to register, you could ultimately win a trip for two to the store ope...
As of this week's update for Counter: Strike: Global Offensive, players can now link their Steam accounts on Twitch. This is something you'll want to do if you're planning to catch the 2013 DreamHack SteelSeries CS:GO Champio...
Forced, BetaDwarf's co-op arena title, might not have PvP, but that doesn't mean that the spirit of competition can't seep into it. To celebrate the game's launch on October 24, the developer is hosting a tournament sponsored...
Whether you're a competitor, an attendee, or a casual observer, it's never too early to start planning for next year's Evo. The legendary fighting game tournament returns to Las Vegas on July 11-13, 2014 at the LVH. Xbox 360...
[Update: Codes all gone!] Remember those Skullgirls PC beta keys we posted earlier this week? Yeah, they were so popular, they were claimed before the post was even live! (Sorry about that, by the way.) Thankfully, we're maki...
[Final update: New giveaway is live!] [Update 4: I have codes in hand and they are being loaded by our engineers as we speak. I've just finished personally PMing everyone in this thread a code; for the rest of you, stay tuned...
After fans of NetherRealm's Injustice made noise about it not being part of EVO 2013's eight-game lineup, the fighting game tournament will now feature the excellent DC Universe fighter, according to EVO lead organizer Joey &...
Virgin Gaming has partnered with Microsoft to bring Xbox Live Gold subscribers the Xbox Tournament App. This app lets users browse, track, and enter tournaments directly from Xbox Live.  At launch, Madden NFL 13, FI...
Team Fariko Impact won big after three days of intense Call of Duty: Black Ops II multiplayer action in the first ever Call of Duty Championship. 32 teams from around the world came together to battle it out, with the ultimat...
The Call of Duty Championship kicks off today and sees teams from all around the world competing for up to $1 million dollars in prizes. The tournament begins with a ceremony starting at 12PM Pacific, and then the 32 teams go...
Leading up the possible PlayStation 4 announcement on February 20, I've been looking into some paradigm shifts we've seen over the past generation. This is stuff that will likely be with us for a while; these are things that ...
The EVO charity drive has raised an amazing $225,744 for breast cancer research. Yay! And the game that brought in the most donations to become the eight game that will be played in the tournament? Super Smash Bros. Melee for...
Activision is getting serious with eSports as they're hosting their first official major tournament for Black Ops II. The Call of Duty Championship tournament will be taking place in Hollywood, California from April 5 - 7 an...
Riot Games is no stranger to the spotlight, and certainly not above giving players their own chance to shine. The competitive scene for League of Legends has blown up in the past two years since it launched. Things ...
Running all weekend at Rutgers in New Brunswick, New Jersey, is the Apex 2013 fighting tournament. To promote the event as well as game arrangements in general, ten artists from OverClocked ReMix took a shot at arranging the ...
Sega has announced the SEGA Cup: Virtua Fighter Tournament 2013, which is set to take place at the Super Arcade in Los Angeles on April 20, 2013. The tournament, held in partnership with Level|Up, will use the PS3 v...
The Street Fighter 25th Anniversary Global Tournament Series Grand Finals begins today at 10AM Pacific. The matches will be taking place at the Hyatt Regency just south of San Francisco all day, and you'll get to see combata...
Before the launch of Pokemon Black 2 and White 2 it was revealed that select winners from this year's Pokémon Video Game World Championships (which ended back in August) would have their characters ...