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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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eSports

ESPN is hiring a dedicated eSports editor

The advent of eSports in mainstream media has taken off like a rocket lately. Big names like Red Bull are sponsoring teams and running editorial websites. ESPN's giving it front page placement during tournaments. In the instance of ESPN, it...

 
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Rocket League pro match

You need to watch the Rocket League grand finals

Major League Gaming (MLG) just completed hosting its first Rocket League tournament, and the grand finals was one of the most exciting things I have ever witnessed. The two competing teams were Cosmic Aftershock and Kings of Urba...

 
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Capcom Cup

Capcom Cup 2015 taking place at PlayStation Experience

Capcom Cup 2015, the culmination of the Capcom Pro Tour series of tournaments, will be hosted by Sony at its PlayStation Experience event. The Ultra Street Fighter IV tournament will take place Sunday, December 6 at the Moscone West buildin...

 
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eSports

ESL introduces random drug testing for their eSports tournaments

Last month news broke that eSports professionals were taking Adderall to improve their performance. Adderall is often prescribed to those with conditions such as ADHD or narcolepsy, and helps increase the attention of those taking it. It's ...

 
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Blizzard trademark

Blizzard trademarks eSports service Compete

More Blizzard speculation following that job listing for an undisclosed Diablo project. Last month, the company filed a trademark for something called Compete in the United States. It's an eSports thing, according to the USPTO summary of th...

 
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Counter-Strike

Valve isn't planning an International-style event for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

Here’s something I never even thought of until today: Dota 2 is a huge eSport. The International is one of the biggest annual events in gaming, and this year had a prize pool of over $18 million. It’s by far the most played game...

 
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eSports

ESPN has a genuinely positive discussion about The International

Last week saw Dota 2’s annual championship The International take place in Seattle, with a huge $18 million being up for grabs in prize money. It is by far one of the biggest events in eSports, and recent years have seen the game be ...

 
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Super Smash Con

Results from the Super Smash Con tournament

[Image via John Michaels] The inaugural Super Smash Con, a three-day event for all things Smash Bros., concluded today. The gathering included everything from panels and exhibits to a series of tournaments of all of the Smash Bros. games fe...

 
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Dota 2 championship

The International 5 concludes and a new Dota 2 champ is crowned

After six games of some of the best Dota play, Evil Geniuses has earned the title of best Dota 2 team in the world. Along with the title, the American team took home a payout of $6,616,014. The team, with an age ranging from 16 to 27 y...

 
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Dota 2 tournament

Dota 2's The International 5 finals are tomorrow, here's what you need to know

The International 5 is coming to a close tomorrow. The three remaining teams in the Dota 2 world championships are each guaranteed at least $2 million dollars.

 
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Dota 2 12v12

Valve announces 24-player Dota matches, and it's as crazy as it sounds

The was major buzz surrounding this year's all star match at The International 5. Aside from pitting the best Dota players in the world against each other, there has been a history of major announcements at the match. Last year, Techies wer...

 
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The International

Dota 2's The International 5 is halfway through, here's who is in the running

After three full days of Dota 2 matches, The International 5 -- the highest-paying eSports event ever -- is fifty percent completed. With $18 million dollars on the line, eight teams of five are still in contention for the title of "best Do...

 
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Dtoid Smash Bros.

Results for the first ever Dtoid Smash Bros. tournament

Our first ever Super Smash Bros. for Wii U online tournament just ended and the results are in and we have a tie! Congratulations to Edgar (NNID MexiBoy51) and Jaydubious (NNID Jaydubious) both having 9 wins. Also an honorable mention goes ...

 
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The International

The International 5, the largest eSports event ever, begins Monday

The International 5, Dota 2's largest tournament of all time, kicks off this Monday with two matches. With a prize pool of $17.8 million dollars on the line, TI5 will no doubt offer the highest level of eSports entertainment. With all the m...

 
KING K. ROOL & KK SLIDER
The new update for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS is out in the wild now, bringing with it new stages, Mii costumes, tournament mode, and balance changes. Included for free in the update is a K. K. Slider costume for th...   read

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League of Legends

Pro League of Legends team goes undefeated

Following its victory at League of Legends Championship Series, professional eSports team Fnatic is celebrating not only a successful regular season, but a historic achievement. The group managed to do something no other LCS team ...

 

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