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Pro gaming circuit announces a $5 million annual player payroll


Apr 26
// Robert Summa
Pro gaming is the future of sports. We're starting to see little hints at it now, but believe me, this genre will be huge -- just ask Asia and Europe. The latest step in this growing field is the announcement today by the...
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South Korean StarCraft championships video leaves me ... well, speechless


Mar 24
// Robert Summa
Oh the pageantry of two nerds sitting at a computer surrounded by adoring crowds, bright lights and the pressure of being the best ... simply the best. Color me weird, but I always found the way professional gaming was handled and appreciated overseas to be fascinating and this video is a perfect example of why. Any chance we could ever see a spectacle like this in the U.S.? I doubt it.
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Epileptic Gaming: Live tonight


Feb 12
// Robert Summa
Our newly-adopted buddies over at Epileptic Gaming sent us a reminder today that their usual live Thursday show is actually tonight. That's right, tonight at 7 p.m. the Epileptic boys will be broadcasting their most excellent show. Best part is, you can get involved via Skype. Call in and let your gamer voice be heard!Watch them on Stickam right here. 
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Konami launches MGS: Subsistence league


Jan 22
// Niero Gonzalez
Metal Gear Solid: Subsistence isn't exactly a common game you'd expect find in a pro tournament, but there's a new competition forming that may usher it in if it catches on in Europe. The MGS3 Substinence League, ...
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Otronicon v2: A festival of games, pwning


Jan 14
// Niero Gonzalez
We took the red eye out of Vegas and a road trip to visit Otronicon V2 in Orlando, Florida: a festival of video games and series of video game tournaments hosted by The Professional Gamer's League and the Orlando Scien...
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CES 2007: Rafik "LoSt CaUzE" Bryant kicked my ass


Jan 11
// Niero Gonzalez
We had the pleasure of getting utterly pwned by the pro gamer (an emasculating score of 10 to -1, mind you) who also went home with $100,000 from AblePlanet; a headphone company sponsoring his Quake 4 habit. Rafik practices ...
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Pro gaming hits CBS today


Dec 30
// Robert Summa
In a continual baby step effort toward mainstream attention, and ultimately success, pro gaming plops into the major network light today when CBS airs today at 3 p.m. Eastern the Video Game Super Stars program. The show will...
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Teenage girl teaches pwning


Dec 28
// Faith
It's hard to believe that a 15-year-old girl plays Halo, let alone the fact that she could teach you how to pwn. Bonnie "Xena" Burton, a member of the PMS Clan, has traded babysitting jobs for teaching new game...
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Pro gaming about to step into the mainstream


Dec 04
// Robert Summa
Continuing the march toward social-wide acceptance, the world of professional gaming is about to get some major network love. CBS has just announced a deal with the World Series of Video Games that will spotlight not only the...

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