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YouPorn ban

YouPorn eSports team banned by league

YouPorn, which my colleagues tell me is a supplier of online "adult" entertainment, sponsors an eSports team, Team YP. It has since 2014, back when I wrote, "More like spornsporning an eSporn team." Hah, nice. Unfortunately, this relationsh...

 
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Ladies and eSports

MLG and Valve could do more to get women interested in Counter-Strike

In keeping my word of continuing to go to MLG events, I recently went to the Nationwide Arena in downtown Columbus, Ohio for the first Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Major in America, which was also the first to have a prize pool of $1 mi...

 
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Video Game Olympics

Video game Olympics are now a thing, and they're built on a not-great premise

When many of the world's best athletes are in Rio de Janeiro for this summer's Olympics, many of the world's best eSports athletes will be there too. At this week's London Games Festival, the eGames were announced -- ostensibly an Olympics ...

 
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Halo 5: Guardians

343i celebrates Halo World Championships with new video and free Spartan stuff

To celebrate the Halo World Championship finals today, developer 343 Industries has released a free REQ pack to all Spartans. The pack also includes the Challenger armour set and the new HaloWC emblem.  And that's not all. If you&rsquo...

 
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Ark

Ark: Survival of the Fittest is the Hunger Games with dragons

Studio Wildcard has announced a new, free-to-play spinoff of its massively popular Ark: Survival Evolved. Titled Ark: Survival of the Fittest, the new game is an eSports-focused ‘MOSA,’ or 'Massively Online Survival Arena,' th...

 
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Rocket League

Good at Rocket League? Compete for a $75K prize pool

Rocket League developer Psyonix has teamed up with Twitch to launch a Rocket League Championship series with a $75,000 prize pool. Kicking off in March, competitors must register in groups of three to enter the qualifiers for the inaugural ...

 
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Jed's first MLG encounter

Halo World Championship NA Finals were my first MLG event, won't be my last

I've always been a big fan of the Halo series, and I especially love the multiplayer for Halo 5: Guardians, so when I heard the MLG Halo World Championship North American Finals were taking place in Columbus, Ohio, literally under...

 
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SFV rankings

And the number one Street Fighter V tournament player in the world is...

Many of you thought I was joking when I suggested that rapper Lupe Fiasco was going to kick the ass of Daigo "The Beast" Umehara in Street Fighter V. But that's why I'm paid the big bucks while other hack ass pundits sit there and make pred...

 
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Street Fighter V

Lupe Fiasco actually managed to beat Daigo at Street Fighter V

You may remember that it was announced a while ago that rapper Lupe Fiasco wanted to go head-to-head against Daigo ‘The Beast’ Umehara in Street Fighter V. At the time, I thought a rapper taking on one of the world’s best...

 
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Mouth skills

Meet BrolyLegs, the competitive Street Fighter player who fights with his mouth

Capcom produced the above mini-documentary on BrolyLegs, a competitive Street Fighter player who plays entirely with his mouth due to a birth defect. One might think that someone in his condition may not be a viable competitor, but instead...

 
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eSports

ESPN interviewing busty blondes for eSports sideline reporter gig (Fauxclusive)

Much to the chagrin of many traditional sports fans, ESPN is betting big on the future of eSports. The network has already hired reporters to cover the eSports beat, will broadcast this month’s Halo Championship Tour at the X Games, a...

 
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SFV GAME tournament

GAME SFV tournament is making players qualify against CPU opponents

UK retail chain GAME is holding a Street Fighter V tournament beginning on January 26 across more than 300 stores. The elimination series will eventually winnow players down to a final set of matches competing at Insomnia for a £1,000...

 
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Heroes of the Storm

Heroes of the Storm's 2016 tournaments start soon

This year, we'll have quite a few opportunities to watch top Heroes of the Storm players compete. Blizzard has some $4 million in prizes to give out during its Global Championship Circuit. The competition is split up into three seasons (spr...

 
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Esports are sports?

What the hell, ESPN? Company opens eSports section

In late 2015, ESPN killed Grantland. The ostensible sports site hosted some of the best writing online, period, expanding its rumination beyond sports to TV, movies, and pop culture at large. It was something to aspire to, the correct direc...

 
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Video Game High School

eSports to be taught at Norwegian high school

Great news if you live in Norway and go to the Garnes Vidaregåande Skole in Bergen: your school is going to offer an elective class in eSports starting this August. This will be offered parallel to sportsball-based classes such as soc...

 
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CS:GO

The bans given to CS:GO match-fixers last year are permanent

Just over a year ago, Valve and eSports Entertainment Association shook the Counter-Strike scene by dishing out bans to a whole load of high-profile players who were caught match-fixing. Duc ‘cud’ Pham, Derek ‘dboorn&rsquo...

 
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MLG sold

Yep, Activision bought Major League Gaming

As suspected, Activision has acquired Major League Gaming. The move falls in line with the company's ambitious goal to "create the ESPN of eSports," according to CEO Bobby Kotick. "MLG's ability to create premium content and its proven broa...

 
MLG
Man, the eSports world is so much more interesting these days. With so many big-time publishers attempting to enter the market, Activision just up and did what everyone probably wanted to do all along -- it potentially bought...   read

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Meet Evil Geniuses

Radio Shack lives, lets you fight Dota champions and win free gear

After reading both Jon Bois' excellent adioS: The end of RadioShack, through the eyes of a store manager and A eulogy for RadioShack, the panicked and half-dead retail empire, you'll forgive me for forgetting that Radio Shack still sha...

 
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Electronic Arts

EA announces new Competitive Gaming Division

Electronic Arts has announced that it is launching a new Competitive Gaming Division (CGD). The new team will be led by EA's former COO, Peter Moore, who's switching to a new role as executive vice president and chief competition officer.&n...

 
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OHHHHHHH

Red Bull with the sickest of burns

Now you have to close your account, Monster Gaming. Those are the rules. @RedBullESPORTS [Twitter]

 
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My new hero

Mark Cuban: League of Legends is 'a real sport'

If you're like me, you know the name and face of Mark Cuban, but you probably don't know a whole lot about him. I put on my detective coat and hat and did some digging (read: Wikipedia) and found that he is a businessman, investor, fil...

 
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MMO PvP

Blade & Soul opens $35,000 world championship to the West

As announced earlier, Blade & Soul has a firm January 19, 2016 release date for North America and Europe, several years after being promised for release in those territories. Well, NC Soft wants to make it up to you. To start, a chance ...

 
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Halo 5

Halo 5's World Championship starts early next month, prize continues to grow

The best of the best Halo 5 players face off against each other in March 2016 at the Halo World Championship. Getting there is a long and arduous process though, and the road starts on December 6. That's when ladder play begins an...

 
The Wizard
When I was a kid in the ancient days of the early ‘90s I was part of a church youth group. Obviously this was before I morphed into a surly, foul-mouthed teen (and then an even more profane adult). Every year the youth ...   read

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Smash Bros.

Smash Bros. pro Zero has finally had his 53 tournament win streak broken

You might remember back in May the news that a Smash Bros. player had a bounty put on their head. If anyone could beat Gonzale “Zero” Barrios in a Smash Bros. tournament, they’d be paid $500. At the time, he had won 34 tou...

 
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eSports everyone!

The Classic Tetris World Championship is happening right now

The sixth annual Classic Tetris World Championship is happening right now, as you can see in the live stream below. The event is hosted by our good friend, Jess Brohard in the land of weird, Portland, Oregon.  The tournament takes...

 
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League of Legends

Riot bans key reseller G2A from sponsoring League teams

G2A is fairly infamous among game developers. The site is a third-party key reselling site, which sells game keys users have acquired (through various means), often without the permission of the developer. This means that often no money fro...

 
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Old ppl gonna old

Sports personality Colin Cowherd proves he is an out of touch dick

Colin Cowherd, a man who covers ancient sports, has been known to speak out against eSports having said that listening to eSports commentary was "the equivalent of me putting a gun in my mouth" after ESPN2 covered a Heroes of the Stor...

 
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eSports

Popular fantasy betting site moves into eSports

Popular podcast advertiser and fantasy sports betting service DraftKings introduced a new feature to let fans bet on eSports. The company, which is projected to give away $1 billion in prize money this year, released a video this morning ou...

 

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When youre trying to work on a super important project thats due in eight hours and Overwatch sits on your desktop, taunting

 
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My daughter turned 6 20 minutes My next child will be born in exactly 36 Is this a tI me to be alive or There arent enough ways to say how happy I

 
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Sony sells PS4 as a profit and its a good Nintendo sells NX at a profit and its a bad Its about as astounding as it is

 
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A piece from an old comic long since Its still really good though

 
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Fuck Overwatch, Ill be playing Battleborn tonight on my (No, but really, they are both pretty good games from what I can

 
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Second reminder to Vita owners: Get Im officially staying up late to play it, backtracking for optional

 
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Played MK8 200cc with the competitive community Mmmmmm, felt good being reminded theres a game where I will for sure get my ass kicked

 
Nekrosys

Well, Ive just thought of an idea thatd be equal parts amazing and terrible: Gravity Rush for PS Itd be pretty fucking amazing, but the motion sickness would be SO

 
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Finally made it to Nue in Getting my ass served on a Got him to like 55% once I think

 
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Jinx 01

I think this is new, maybe added in a recent Windows update? (Im on 7) If you press the guide button after starting your wireless 360 controller it shows the battery charge Wonder if that interferes with Big Picture Mode, that used it right?

 
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You The Overwatch Its Like holy crap is this

 
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I got a Loot Crate DX and I love Horde and alliance burbon glasses? Yes please! Massive D20 shaped chilling rocks? Why, Ill take that! 8 inch, glow in the dark adventure time figure? Howd you Lightweight Zelda hoodie? Its on my bod!

 
TysonOfTime

Played some Overwatch Beta at my friends house since my code hasnt arrived yet Its so much Its so incredibly I got the play of the game as Mei and I just feel so much more excited for the full game to

 
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Sometimes you just gotta

 
jak2364

Just started playing through Doom 3 for the first This It kinda feels like 1 and 2 have aged better than this The gunplay feels really Not even sure if I want to continue Is the story good?

 
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The most popular pages on my Steam grid image Its cool knowing so many people are using my stuff! Nekopara made it into the top All of you pervs, buying the dirty version and adding a Steam shortcut!

 
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Does anyone here want a code for Shantae and the Pirates Curse for 3DS or Freedom Planet for WiiU? Theyre both great games, but I own them I just want them to go to someone wholl play them

 
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Yeah so I bought that Ultimate Muscle Looks hilarious! Also Resistance 2 and 3 for I win #stilldonthaveenoughtimetoplayeverythingcerealfordinnerhahahahahelp

 
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Im playing more Bloodborne, feel free to

 
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Oh my goodness, Overwatch is so damn Im playing with a couple friends right now This is being You cant stop

 
ikiryou

You Can Have This

 
Occams

This is me hunting around for an Overwatch beta code for the Id love to try it out if someone has an extra they can PM If not, I Much like anal and cocaine, it doesnt hurt to

 
Fuzunga

Disasterpeace? More like Dismasterpiece!

 
Double Monocles

I have a 16 hour road trip this week (round Ill be driving part of the way, but will have time for some handheld Any suggestions? I was thinking Shantae from the humble bundle, but I could whip out my GBA and finally play A Link to the Past

 
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I suddenly want to play a Hyperdimension Neptunia point and click adventure

 
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So Ive been hunting secrets and hidden areas in DS3 Some still elude me but my latest one felt really Blessings of the Dark Moon upon yall!

 

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