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Ryan 'Fwiz' Wyatt Joins MLG as VP of Programming

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 ...   more

Ryan 'Fwiz' Wyatt Joins MLG as VP of Programming photo

MLG.tv viewership grows 1,376 percent in Q1

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...   more

MLG.tv viewership grows 1,376 percent in Q1 photo

Wargaming.net League Grand Finals recap from Warsaw, Poland

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...   more

Wargaming.net League Grand Finals recap from Warsaw, Poland photo


Wargaming.net League Grand Finals recap from Warsaw, Poland photo
Wargaming.net League Grand Finals recap from Warsaw, Poland photo
Wargaming.net League Grand Finals recap from Warsaw, Poland photo
Wargaming.net League Grand Finals recap from Warsaw, Poland photo
Wargaming.net League Grand Finals recap from Warsaw, Poland photo
Wargaming.net League Grand Finals recap from Warsaw, Poland photo



Wargaming to invest $10 million in 2014 toward eSports

At a press conference held right before the Wargaming.net League Grand Finals in Warsaw, Poland this past weekend, CEO Victor Kisyli pledged an investment of $10 million toward eSports in 2014.  Wargaming eSports Di...   more

Wargaming to invest $10 million in 2014 toward eSports photo

71 million watch eSports: Soon I WILL be hip for not being into it

eSporps (yes, intentional), according to Super Data, has seen its viewership, "[increase] almost eight-fold in the last four years," to about 71.5 million. Of those 71.5 million frequent watchers, as well as participants, 70%...   more

71 million watch eSports: Soon I WILL be hip for not being into it photo

Dota 2 documentary Free to Play: The Movie released

Produced internally at Dota 2 maker Valve, Free to Play: The Movie is a full-length documentary that tracks three professional gamers -- Dendi, hyhy, and Fear -- on their distinct personal journeys to the million-dollar Dota...   more

Dota 2 documentary Free to Play: The Movie released photo

So how much does it cost to host an eSports competition anyway?

Natural Selection II is the first-person shooter meets real-time strategy title, and two weeks ago developer Unknown Worlds hosted their World Championship tournament for the game. It was the culmination of months of qualifi...   more

So how much does it cost to host an eSports competition anyway? photo

Wargaming.net League eSports Grand Finals in Poland

Wargaming has released the first details for the upcoming eSports Grand Finals, set to take place in Warsaw, Poland on April 4-6.  The grand finals will bring together the best players from all over the world next m...   more

Wargaming.net League eSports Grand Finals in Poland photo

Valve's Dota 2 documentary debuts next month for free

Valve is putting out a feature-length documentary which tracks three professional Dota 2 players as they train for the million-dollar tournament, The International. The movie, rather strangely titled Free to Play, releases f...   more

Valve's Dota 2 documentary debuts next month for free photo

Content creators can make more money on MLG.tv, says CEO

On Gamer has an interview with Major League Gaming's CEO Sundance DiGiovanni, and there's a lot of interesting tidbits regarding the competitive gaming company. The biggest surprise for me is that ever since MLG.tv launched, ...   more

Content creators can make more money on MLG.tv, says CEO photo

Call of Duty: Ghosts receiving eSports focused update

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...   more

Call of Duty: Ghosts receiving eSports focused update photo

eSports player owed thousands after team CEO disappears

Simon Boudreault is the 23-year-old CEO of the Quantic Gaming eSports team, and he owes a lot of people some money The Daily Dot reports. For starters, pro StarCraft II player Ko Hyun has been owed $23,000 in salary and prize...   more

eSports player owed thousands after team CEO disappears photo

A game, not a sport: Real Sports talks eSports again

No, I don't think competitive gaming needs approval from something like Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel. But that doesn't mean common ground shouldn't be reached. The show's recent look into League of Legends was actually dec...   more

A game, not a sport: Real Sports talks eSports again photo

MLG viewership up, outpaces March Madness

While League of Legends creeps up on the National Hockey League in terms of numbers, MLG is quite happy to boast that its "[v]iewers consumed more than 54 million hours of MLG’s online video in 2013 vs. 14 million hour...   more

MLG viewership up, outpaces March Madness photo

ESGN: a new global network for eSports

ESGN, the eSports Global Network, has launched two new sites today to cover professional videogaming: ESGN (www.esgn.com), and its web-based broadcast site, ESGNTV (www.esgntv.com). They've partnered with ...   more

ESGN: a new global network for eSports photo

Frostivus isn't cancelled! The Dota 2 holiday begins soon

Last year, Frostivus, what I assume to be the most amazing Dota 2 holiday ever, was CANCELLED due to those jerk Greevils. Then we had the "Greevling" instead, which was a decent alternative game mode for a while, though ...   more

Frostivus isn't cancelled! The Dota 2 holiday begins soon photo

Which Console watches more Porn, BF4 Fixes & FFVIII Hair

Hey hey! This video was supposed to go up yesterday afternoon, but a series of unfortunate events resulted in it going up very late last night, and then internet witchcraft prevented me from putting up a post. So, if you don...   more

Which Console watches more Porn, BF4 Fixes & FFVIII Hair photo

Riot censors what pro players can stream via contracts

Riot Games, the company behind the super-popular MOBA League of Legends, apparently doesn't like competition. Contract details uncovered by onGamers show an explicit list of games that players participating in Season 4 o...   more

Riot censors what pro players can stream via contracts photo

TotalBiscuit and Day[9] discuss StarCraft II and eSports

When someone gives you the opportunity to interview two people who you have looked up to as idols, there is no thinking to be done, only a garbled "HECKYES" to be shot out of your mouth hole. There are four amazing casters th...   more

TotalBiscuit and Day[9] discuss StarCraft II and eSports photo

Red Bull Battlegrounds is under way

As if MLG Columbus wasn't already enough tournament for one weekend to hold, StarCraft II fans can rest easy knowing that the Red Bull Battlegrounds in NYC are taking place starting now! Eight competitors will be duking...   more

Red Bull Battlegrounds is under way photo

MLG Columbus has begun!

MLG Columbus is taking place all weekend, and the festivities have already begun AND YOU'RE LATE! Dota 2 and Call of Duty: Ghosts are the tasty flavors offered up this weekend, the former of which has had a constant...   more

MLG Columbus has begun! photo

StarCraft II World Championship Series plans out 2014

The World Championship Series, one of the biggest yearly StarCraft II tournaments around, just had its finals at Blizzcon earlier this month, and already Blizzard is looking ahead to 2014 with new plans. They've gone ahe...   more

StarCraft II World Championship Series plans out 2014 photo

League of Legends event breaks record with 32M viewers

It was clear that the League of Legends Season 3 World Championship pulled in a huge crowd, but Riot Games has only now come out with its final numbers for the event. And they are as outlandish as you'd imagine. Possibly more...   more

League of Legends event breaks record with 32M viewers photo

Major League Gaming launches dedicated streaming platform

The original eSports network, Major League Gaming, has launched a new premium online video streaming platform called MLG.TV. The new site offers a 1080p HD player, along with a Twitter-driven chat feature. MLG.TV has eSports ...   more

Major League Gaming launches dedicated streaming platform photo

Three Spirits Update adds two Heroes and more to Dota 2

The huge update that was promised as Valve explained the lack of Diretide is now live for Dota 2. The "Three Spirits Update" adds in two more Heroes, Ember and Earth Spirit, to join Storm Spirit and complete the trifecta...   more

Three Spirits Update adds two Heroes and more to Dota 2 photo

MLG Dota 2 tournament to raise prize pool via community

The biggest Dota 2 tournament of the year, The International, was even bigger this year thanks to a community-funded prize pool that increased the total awarded cash from $1,600,000 to $2,874,380. Players bought Interact...   more

MLG Dota 2 tournament to raise prize pool via community photo

Natural Selection 2 World Championship gets some help

There are only two days left for the Natural Selection 2 World Championship crowdfunding campaign to reach its goal, which it just might clear now that it's received some help. Nvidia and Intel, both known in the eSport...   more

Natural Selection 2 World Championship gets some help photo

Valve explains the lack of Diretide in Dota 2

A lot of Dota 2 players have lamented the lack of a Diretide event this year. For those unaware, last year at Halloween time, Valve released and event called Diretide, which saw players collecting candy pieces from around the...   more

Valve explains the lack of Diretide in Dota 2 photo

WCS finals at Blizzcon begin today

There is currently one open spot in the red Bull Battlegrounds StarCraft II tournament taking place later this month. After this weekend, that spot will be filled. The World Championship Series (WCS) finals take place at Bli...   more

WCS finals at Blizzcon begin today photo

Three more qualify for Red Bull Battlegrounds in NYC

Three more players have pulled out victories and managed to qualify for the Red Bull Battlegrounds event later this month in NYC. Sasha "Scarlett" Hostyn (Zerg), Won "PartinG" Lee Sak (Protoss), and Ko "HyuN" Seok Hyun (Zerg)...   more

Three more qualify for Red Bull Battlegrounds in NYC photo

Tune into the Red Bull Battlegrounds Qualifiers right now

The Red Bull Battlegrounds will be taking place on November 23-24, but today we will get to see another player added to the roster of competitors. Four players will compete for a single spot into the main event, paid transpo...   more

Tune into the Red Bull Battlegrounds Qualifiers right now photo

Longest StarCraft II match lasts THREE HOURS

Once, I watched a StarCraft II match on Metalopalis between two Terran opponents, and it lasted for about an hour and a half. It felt like an eternity. After a while, it wasn't even suspenseful anymore. It was more...in...   more

Longest StarCraft II match lasts THREE HOURS photo

'League' indeed: eSports are officially Real Sports!

Tomorrow's episode of the long-running, award-winning HBO sports program Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel features a segment with Soledad O’Brien going behind the scenes at the League of Legends World Championship. This ...   more

'League' indeed: eSports are officially Real Sports! photo

Dota 2 6.79: Patch Analysis: Heroes

Ok, so I tried to cram all of this information into a single post, but it hit the post character limit. So with the General and Item changes out of the way, here they are, the Hero balance changes from the recent Dota 2 6.79 patch. Did you unlearn what you knew about gold, day/night, the jungle, and lane equilibrium? Good, now prepare to do the same for just about ALL THE HEROES.   more

Dota 2 6.79: Patch Analysis: Heroes photo

Dota 2 6.79: Patch Analysis: General and Item Changes

So, ummm. The game of Dota 2 has changed in a BIG way. First of all, normally these giant patches hit the original DOTA first, then making their way over to Dota 2 about a week later. That didn't happen. This patch ...   more

Dota 2 6.79: Patch Analysis: General and Item Changes photo

Natural Selection 2 community to start a tournament

If you were looking for a heartwarming story, you can look no further. The Natural Selection 2 community, not the development team, has decided to host a tournament. However, this is more than just an online round robin...   more

Natural Selection 2 community to start a tournament photo

The champions talk about their win after LoL Championship

All five members of SK Telecom T1 walked into the press conference for the League of Legends 2013 World Championship smiling, and for good reason -- they swept their opponents in three straight games for an electrifying win. ...   more

The champions talk about their win after LoL Championship photo


The champions talk about their win after LoL Championship photo
The champions talk about their win after LoL Championship photo
The champions talk about their win after LoL Championship photo
The champions talk about their win after LoL Championship photo
The champions talk about their win after LoL Championship photo
The champions talk about their win after LoL Championship photo



League of Legends has a new, Coke Zero-sponsored series

Good news, aspiring professional League of Legends players. No, Pizza Hut isn't having a 5 for 6 deal. Rather, Riot Games has partnered with Coke Zero (gross) for a new challenger series, "that will run in tandem with the Lea...   more

League of Legends has a new, Coke Zero-sponsored series photo

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...   more

Fighting game tournament Evo 2014 announced for July 11 photo

World of Tanks finals take place at PAX Prime 2013

$100,000 in cash prizes (thanks to Wargaming, Twitch, and NVIDIA) were handed out at the World of Tanks Finals that took place at PAX Prime 2013. Players from North and South America, China, Southeast Asia, Europe, and Russia...   more

World of Tanks finals take place at PAX Prime 2013 photo

Ubisoft bringing six games and new competition to PAX

PAX Prime is just a mere four days away. Where has the time gone? As people flock to the Emerald City by the tens of thousands, companies are revealing their plans for the convention. Today, Ubisoft announced that it's showca...   more

Ubisoft bringing six games and new competition to PAX photo

Counter-Strike: GO gets new weapons, skins, and CRATES

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive has just received a huge update which includes two new weapons, a lot of new weapon skins, and even crates and keys. The crates contain only skins, some of which will track the ...   more

Counter-Strike: GO gets new weapons, skins, and CRATES photo

Watch the final Dota 2 match of The International 3

The International 3 concluded last night after a tense fifth game in a best-of-five set between Na'Vi and Alliance. Were you among the hundreds of thousands of people who watched the Grand Championship unfold? This is it -- ...   more

Watch the final Dota 2 match of The International 3 photo

How to watch Valve's 'The International' Dota2 tournament

Though it may sound silly, it's not easy to understand all there is to Valve's "The International." It's even hard to understand just what the hell is happening on screen while watching a Dota 2 match. That's why I've pu...   more

How to watch Valve's 'The International' Dota2 tournament photo

ESPN used to broadcast Magic: The Gathering tournaments

Wow. ESPN used to broadcast Magic: The Gathering tournaments. Fancy that. (Via Reddit)   more

ESPN used to broadcast Magic: The Gathering tournaments photo

US government: League of Legends players are pro athletes

The steady and continual rise of eSports in America just got quite a hefty endorsement from the United States government. League of Legends players are now recognized as professional athletes for the purpose of obtaining...   more

US government: League of Legends players are pro athletes photo

Staples Center chosen for League of Legends Championship

The Season 3 World Championship for League of Legends is all set for the Staples Center on October 4, 2013. With a cash prize of $1 million up for grabs for the winning team, this is going to be another wild one. Tickets are ...   more

Staples Center chosen for League of Legends Championship photo

Steam accounts can now be linked to Twitch

Twitch users now have the option to link their Steam account to the streaming service. For Dota 2 players in particular, this should be a nice little feature: you'll be eligible for tournament item drops while viewing streams...   more

Steam accounts can now be linked to Twitch photo

Red Bull StarCraft II tournament kicks off today

The Red Bull Training Grounds StarCraft II tournament begins today, and will continue on through this Sunday, June 23. Only eight of the best players have been invited to the event, including Grubby, DeMusliM, and SeleC...   more

Red Bull StarCraft II tournament kicks off today photo

Dota 2 will be 'released' this summer

It's a bit weird when games that are so widely played and enjoyed shed their beta tag and are "released." I mean, I've dumped almost 400 hours into Dota 2, and it's technically not "out" yet. Anywho, Valve has finally confirm...   more

Dota 2 will be 'released' this summer  photo