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12:30 PM on 11.18.2013

Microsoft Stores hosting Killer Instinct tournaments

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...

Jordan Devore

1:15 PM on 11.07.2013

Earn Counter-Strike: GO drops by watching Twitch

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...

Jordan Devore

3:45 PM on 10.03.2013

BetaDwarf to celebrate launch of Forced with a tournament

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...

Fraser Brown

4:00 PM on 09.17.2013

Fighting game tournament Evo 2014 announced for July 11

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...

Jordan Devore



Get your Skullgirls PC beta keys right here, right now! photo
Get your Skullgirls PC beta keys right here, right now!
by Mr Andy Dixon

[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 making up for it right now with 1,300 more codes to hand out to lucky Dtoiders!

To claim one, just sign in to your Dtoid account (or create one if you haven't already), click the button on this page, then login to your Steam account and redeem it. It's that easy!

Remember, you can also get a code by pre-purchasing the game on Steam, and there's an awesome tournament currently underway, so be sure to check that out in between matches. Have fun, kiddos!

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Click here for a Skullgirls PC beta code [UPDATE] photo
Click here for a Skullgirls PC beta code [UPDATE]
by Mr Andy Dixon

[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 here for another update as soon as the rest of them are live!]

[Update 3: Just heard back from my contact at Marvelous AQL, and we'll be getting 1,500 more codes sometime in the next 48 hours! OMG! Stay tuned!]

[Update 2: Believe it or not, the codes really are all gone :( Sorry everybody!]

[Update: Either the codes are already gone or we're experience some technical difficulties. Hold tight while we double check!]

Skullgirls may not release on Steam until August 22nd, but the beta is currently in full swing for those who already pre-ordered the game (and has been for even longer if you backed the Indiegogo project). But what are the rest of us to do? On that, Destructoid has you covered!

The first 800 people to click the big red button on our beta giveaways page will receive a code good for entry into the Steam beta! For those who haven't been following, the PC version contains balancing fixes, as well as the first DLC character, Squigly, so this is definitely something you'll want to get it on. You can rock this beta all the way up until the full release on August 22nd.

There's also an awesome Skullgirls tournament taking place between August 14th and the 21st, so be sure to check that out. Over $2,000 in prizes are being awarded to the winners, so it's sure to be a blast!

That's it! Go click the button already!

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3:30 PM on 05.08.2013

Injustice added to EVO 2013's official lineup

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 &...

Allistair Pinsof

11:00 AM on 04.09.2013

Virgin and Microsoft launch Xbox Tournaments app

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...

Dale North

1:00 AM on 04.09.2013

Team Fariko wins the first Call of Duty Championship

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...

Hamza CTZ Aziz





5:00 AM on 04.05.2013

Million dollar Call of Duty tournament begins today

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...

Hamza CTZ Aziz



Trends of this Generation: The Rise of eSports photo
Trends of this Generation: The Rise of eSports
by Daniel Starkey

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 I think will continue on for at least a decade to come.

So far, we've already taken looks at motion controls and consoles becoming more like all-in-one media centers, and today I'll be continuing my series by exploring the incredible popularity of eSports. 

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11:30 PM on 02.01.2013

Super Smash Bros. Melee will be the eighth EVO game

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...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

2:45 PM on 02.01.2013

Call of Duty Championship tournament offering up $1M

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...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

2:00 PM on 01.30.2013

Riot Games inspired by the NFL for League of Legends

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 ...

Sterling Aiayla Lyons



OC ReMix arranges the games of the Apex 2013 tourneys photo
OC ReMix arranges the games of the Apex 2013 tourneys
by Tony Ponce

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 music from the titles on the schedule. Well, technically nine artists -- DarkeSword covers two games, while John Ryan contributes the Apex 2013 main theme as the lead track.

Apex 2013: Straight to the Top has tracks from Super Smash Bros., Tekken Tag Tournament 2Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3Persona 4 Arena, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition, The King of Fighters XIII, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, SoulCalibur V, and Pokémon Black & White 2. Hey, Pokémon isn't a fighting game! I doubt anyone is throwing up much of a fit over that, however.

As with any other OC ReMix release, the album is free to download. And if you want to follow the tournament itself, you can check out any of the following TwitchTV streams: 8WAYRUN, bifuteki, and CLASHTournaments. Each are running different games, so take your pick!

Apex 2013: Straight to the Top [OverClocked ReMix]

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2:30 PM on 12.20.2012

SEGA Cup: Virtua Fighter Tournament 2013 dated

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...

Dale North