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Dota 2

ESPN3 will carry Dota 2's The International


Wow, good for Valve
Jul 17
// Jordan Devore
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 ...
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Hancocked

Dota 2 International: There can be only one (but right now there's eight)


Hancocked
Jul 15
// Steven Hansen
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.
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Smash Tourney

Going to Comic-Con? Nintendo's doing a 3DS Smash Bros. tourney


You can stream it if not in attendance
Jul 10
// Steven Hansen
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...
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International 2014

The Dota 2 International 2014 wildcard round is underway


Two wildcard matches and solo championship today
Jul 08
// Patrick Hancock
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...
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EVO schedule

When's Marvel? Just consult the EVO 2014 schedule


I'm out of fighting game memes
Jul 08
// Steven Hansen
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...
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Dota 2 Streams

There will be a newbie-friendly stream for Dota 2's International tournament


For those who don't know a BKB from a CS
Jul 04
// Patrick Hancock
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...
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Indianapendencepokemon

Pokémon Nationals are this Independence Day weekend in Indianapolis


Indianapendencepokemon day
Jul 04
// Steven Hansen
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. 
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QuakeCon

Here are your QuakeCon 2014 tournaments and trials


Go forth and frag
Jul 02
// Brittany Vincent
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...
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Dota 2 International

Dota 2 International prize pool up over $8 million


Might run out of stretch goals
Jun 02
// Steven Hansen
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!
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Nintendo at E3

Here are the details on Nintendo's Super Smash Bros. tournament at E3


Live at the Nokia Theatre
May 29
// Brett Makedonski
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...
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Nintendo invites public to E3 Super Smash Bros. tourney


Don't line up early!
May 20
// Dale North
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 ...
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Pokemon

The Pokemon International Challenge takes place this month


Registration begins May 8th
May 02
// Chris Carter
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...
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Major League Gaming

Major League Gaming to be featured at X Games Austin


That's certainly a big step for eSports
Apr 28
// Brett Makedonski
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...
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MLG

MLG is building a gaming arena in China


Betting big on the future of eSports
Apr 24
// Jordan Devore
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...
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The International tickets on sale this Friday, from $99, $199, & $499


Valve's DOTA 2 tournament
Mar 31
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
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...
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Capcom/Twitch SF league

Capcom & Twitch teaming up for pro Street Fighter league


Culminating in the 16 person Capcom Cup Grand Finals in December
Mar 10
// Steven Hansen
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...
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Pokémon

Pokémon X/Y Beta Competition set for next month


Online event opens up access to the Kalos region
Jan 29
// Jordan Devore
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...
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Smash Bros.

World's largest Super Smash Bros. tournament kicks off


Apex 2014 live on Twitch.TV all weekend
Jan 18
// Wesley Ruscher
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...
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Button Smashing Night

SF Dtoiders: Check out Button Smashing Night this weekend


Fighting games, classic console play, and more!
Jan 15
// mrandydixon
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 ...
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Call of Duty: Ghosts receiving eSports focused update


Plus the next $1 million tournament announced
Jan 09
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
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...
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Capcom

Ultra Street Fighter IV hits PS3 and 360 in early June


Followed by the PC release in August
Dec 05
// Jordan Devore
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 ...
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Killer Instinct

Microsoft Stores hosting Killer Instinct tournaments


Someone's taking home every Xbox One launch game
Nov 18
// Jordan Devore
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...
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Counter-Strike

Earn Counter-Strike: GO drops by watching Twitch


2013 DreamHack Championship
Nov 07
// Jordan Devore
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...
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Forced tournament

BetaDwarf to celebrate launch of Forced with a tournament


And loads of loot
Oct 03
// Fraser Brown
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...
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Fighting games

Fighting game tournament Evo 2014 announced for July 11


Start practicing if you haven't already
Sep 17
// Jordan Devore
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...
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1,300 more Steam codes up for grabs for the Dtoid community
[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...

Skullgirls PC Beta photo
800 Steam codes up for grabs
[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...

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FIGHT!

Injustice added to EVO 2013's official lineup


A surprising but welcome late addition
May 08
// Allistair Pinsof
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 &...
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Virgin and Microsoft launch Xbox Tournaments app


Get in on $100,000 tournament challenge
Apr 09
// Dale North
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...






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