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Gaming Bars

London's greatest gaming hangouts


Thirsty and got itchy thumbs?
Apr 08
So say you're thirsty in London for some sweet nectar and for sweeter gaming? Maybe you want to hang out with other gamers or fans of tabletop games. Where do you go? Thankfully, you're in luck because London has a handful of... read
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Three-hour Dota match

Record breaking competitive Dota 2 match lasts over 3 hours


The last Hobbit movie was shorter (and less entertaining)
Mar 22
Dota matches have a reputation for becoming grindy slogs, but I'm pretty sure they aren't supposed to resemble the intractable grind of WWI trench warfare. On Friday a qualifying match between competitive teams Cloud9 and SFZ... read
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ESL retracts CS:GO ban

Valve and ESL retract ban on ex-ESC Gaming CS:GO team


With so much drama with the iBP, it's kinda hard bein' ex-ESC
Feb 08
Last Friday, Valve and eSports League Europe, issued tentative bans on three Counter-Strike: Global Offensive competitive teams. Epsilon eSports, the former ESC Gaming team, and WinneR had players who were accused of match fi... read
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CS:GO

Gambling, match-fixing scandal rocks highest level of competitive Counter-Strike


Bans handed down
Jan 27
The world of eSports has a Pete Rose-style controversy on its hands. Yesterday, Valve levied a series of bans against Counter-Strike: Global Offensive players that were found to be involved in a gambling scandal that inc... read
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Sporting YP

YouPorn is sponsoring an eSports team


More like spornsporning an eSporn team
Dec 04
YouPorn, which a cursory Google search tells me is a streaming adult video webpage, has announced its sponsorship of a Spanish eSports team (Hearthstone, League of Legends). Play2Win will now be known as Team YP, which s... read
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It looks like Sony will be launching an official eSports league


Starting in Spain, with other countries soon
Oct 15
Spanish site Gamereactor has details on what looks to be an official PlayStation League for eSports on the PS4. The PlayStation Official League initiative was created in Spain, with other countries following. The report says ... read
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Battlegrounds Day 2

The final four duke it out today at Red Bull Battlegrounds


I hope you like Terran
Sep 21
Yesterday was some of the most intense StarCraft II play that I have ever seen. First of all, if you missed it, you should watch the recording on Red Bull's site. Secondly, the rest of this post does contain spoiler... read
Red Bull StarCraft II photo
Red Bull StarCraft II

The Red Bull Battlegrounds StarCraft II grand finals are live!


Some of the biggest names in SC2 are competing
Sep 20
Man, it feels pretty good to talk about StarCraft II esports again. I've been way more focused on Dota 2 recently and it's nice to go back to what helped get me into the scene. Anyway, the grand finals for the Red B... read
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Are eSports sports?

ESPN: eSports are not actually sports


Okay
Sep 07
Are eSports real sports? ESPN's intrepid leader doesn't seem to think so. “It’s not a sport — it’s a competition," ESPN president John Skipper said Thursday at the Code/Media Series conference in New Y... read
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lol

ESPN 'delighted' with Dota performance, expanding eSports coverage


Still not a sport
Jul 28
ESPN 2 has aired competitive hot dog eating, log cutting, and a lot of boring poker. Still, it surprised me that ESPN 2 aired a brief bit on Dota 2's The International, and that the online-based ESPN 3 aired the entire compet... read
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Dota 2

This is it: Watch Dota 2's The International grand finals live


Winner takes home over $5 million
Jul 21
[Update: It's over! Newbee has been named champion of The International 4 and will take home $5,028,308 in prize money. For reaching second place, ViCi Gaming will bring home a still-impressive $1,475,699. Watch the final mat... read
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Dota 2

ESPN3 will carry Dota 2's The International


Wow, good for Valve
Jul 17
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 ... read
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The grand finals and other notable moments
And just like that, another EVO has come and gone. What a weekend. Despite not playing fighting games much myself, I'll never miss watching the year's big tournament. The audience's energy, the drama that unfolds on stage -- ... read feature

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EVO 2014 LIVE

EVO 2014 finals: The year's biggest fighting game tournament ends here


This is where things get really exciting
Jul 13
The third and final day of EVO 2014, the largest fighting game tournament of the year, is about to begin and you can catch all the action live from Las Vegas right here. Today we get to see how it all unfolds for Ul... read
EVO 2014 LIVE photo
EVO 2014 LIVE

EVO 2014 keeps the hype train rolling, watch it here


The year's biggest fighting game competition continues into the weekend
Jul 12
EVO 2014 is still going strong! The largest fighting game tournament of the year is now in its second day of competition and you can catch all the action live from Las Vegas, Nevada right here. Today's bouts include Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, the Injustice final, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Killer Instinct, and BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma. Check out all the streams and schedules below. read
EVO 2014 LIVE photo
EVO 2014 LIVE

EVO 2014 is underway, see all the fighting games here


GET HYPE!
Jul 11
EVO 2014 is a go! The largest fighting game tournament of the year is underway and you can catch all the action live from Las Vegas, Nevada right here. Today's competitions include Super Smash Bros. Melee, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Ultra Street Fighter IV, and Injustice: Gods Among Us. Check out all the streams and schedules below. read
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Dark Souls as an eSport

Here's what Dark Souls II would be like as an eSport


A glorious peek into a potential future for professional gaming competitions
Jul 05
A lot of us would find eSports far more alluring if the genres associated with these competitions were more diverse. We see plenty of first-person shooters, RTS, fighting games, and MOBAs. But what about something atypical l... read
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Indianapendencepokemon

Pokémon Nationals are this Independence Day weekend in Indianapolis


Indianapendencepokemon day
Jul 04
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.  read
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Better

eSports tourney keeps women only event, opens men's division to all


Now women can play Hearthstone, too
Jul 03
The International eSports Federation recently announced, in an "effort to promote e-Sports as a legitimate sport," its upcoming tournament would be segregated based on gender. Because, you know, that's what the real sports do... read
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eSports discrimination

Gender segregation in eSports tournament ignites controversy


International eSports Federation believes division will help legitimize pro gaming
Jul 02
The International eSports Federation is in hot water today, following news of the organization's discriminatory plans for its upcoming World Championship in Baku, Azerbaijan. The tournament finalized its lineup last... read
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League of Legends

League of Legends added to Robert Morris University athletics program


The university's also offering scholarships for it
Jun 19
The rise of eSports just keeps becoming more and more prominent. Last year, the United States government began recognizing League of Legends players as professional athletes. Now, an American university's added the game ... read
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League of Legends

Riot launches Fantasy LCS for League of Legends


Digital sports
May 16
League of Legends fans can now create their own fantasy leagues and draft North American and European League Championship Series pros with Riot Games' new Fantasy LCS beta. Once you create or join a four-, six-, or eight-per... read
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2014 Wargaming.net eSports league starts now


Five regions fight for $2.5 million
May 07
It's just starting to hit me now that if I were to become good at videogames I could get some money. These prize pools are ridiculous! It's too bad I'm terrible at games. Wargaming announced the start of the first season of t... read
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Dota 2 tournament: The International qualifying rounds begin May 12


Dates and deets
Apr 30
Valve has announced the date and some details for its annual Dota 2 tournament, The International.  Now going into its fourth year, The International kicks off on July 18 in Seattle, at Key Arena. But they have to get th... read
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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
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... read
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MLG

MLG is building a gaming arena in China


Betting big on the future of eSports
Apr 24
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... read
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Ryan 'Fwiz' Wyatt Joins MLG as VP of Programming


Fwiz
Apr 17
Top commentator and eSports personality Ryan "Fwiz" Wyatt started his career at MLG, but later moved to Machinima as head of Live and eSports, where he has worked for the past three years. Now, armed with expertise, he comes ... read
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MLG.tv viewership grows 1,376 percent in Q1


Holy chicken fingers
Apr 14
Ha! "1,376 percent" is something a kid might say when you ask him how much he loves chicken fingers dipped in honey mustard. It's the percent of dislike I have for when people describe themselves as irreverent. It's the perce... read
Wargaming.net Finals photo
Na'Vi takes top prize
The skinny arms of one of the team members of team Natus Vincere (also known as Na'Vi) were warbling dangerously as he attempted to lift the massive block of solid metal that is the trophy for the Wargaming.net Leag... read feature







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