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Pro gamer suit photo
Pro gamer suit

Pro gamers wear giant cotton onesies

Mar 30
// Brett Makedonski
What's your go-to wardrobe for long gaming sessions? I default to a pair of basketball shorts and a soft t-shirt when I'm just lounging around. Little do I know that I'll never be a pro gamer with that half-assed approach. St...
Capcom/Twitch SF league photo
Capcom/Twitch SF league

Capcom & Twitch teaming up for pro Street Fighter league

Culminating in the 16 person Capcom Cup Grand Finals in December
Mar 10
// Steven Hansen
The Capcom Pro Tour, a yearlong Street Fighter tourney from Capcom and,  is attempting to provide an infrastructure for professional fighting game play to grow. Not that it hasn't been doing so already. EVO 20...
StarCraft II photo
StarCraft II

StarCraft 2 player gets a US visa for being an 'Athlete'

It looks like pro-gamers are athletes
Dec 12
// Joshua Derocher
Kim "viOLlet" Dong Hwan has become the first professional StarCraft 2 player to get a visa to come to the United States and compete as an athlete. Kim was cleared for a P-1A visa, which is the type of visa given to internatio...

This HDTV Monitor Lag database could be handy

Get the best TV or monitor for gaming
Feb 15
// Dale North
Though very helpful for those looking for a new TV or monitor, just sounds depressing. I get depressed when I think about how much rhythm games suck on consoles now. I'll never get a new PaRappa the Rapper game...

League of Legends photo
League of Legends

Riot Games inspired by the NFL for League of Legends

Developer talks about the future of eSports in League of Legends
Jan 30
// Sterling Aiayla Lyons
Riot Games is no stranger to the spotlight, and certainly not above giving players their own chance to shine. The competitive scene for League of Legends has blown up in the past two years since it launched. Things ...

League of Legends: Yesterday, today, and tomorrow

May 07
// Sterling Aiayla Lyons
League of Legends, the fantastic competitive online game brought to you by Riot Games, has been going through a lot of changes over the past couple of months since the last time we posted about the game here on Des...

Global StarCraft II League to be held at BlizzCon 2011

Jul 12
// Sterling Aiayla Lyons
Blizzard Entertainment has formally announced that the ever popular Global StarCraft II League will make it to Blizzcon this October. BlizzCon 2011 this year will be held at the Anaheim Convention Center in California on...

MLG Pro Circuit 2011 streaming live now!

Apr 02
// Nick Chester
The Major League Gaming Pro Circuit 2011 is happening live from Austin, Texas this weekend. The top gamers are competing in StarCraft II, Halo: Reach, Call of Duty: Black Ops... and you're at home missing it, aren't you? ...

Level-5 expanding to United States sometime this fall

Jun 03
// Ben Perlee
Level-5 is a development studio near and dear to the hearts of gamers everywhere. As the current development team behind the latest Dragon Quest games, White Knight Chronicles, the entire Professor Layton series, as well as t...

Teenager drops out of school to focus on Guitar Hero career

Aug 17
// Conrad Zimmerman
Meet Blake Peebles, a sixteen year-old from North Carolina who has aspirations of professional gaming. He's so serious about it that he's dropped out of high school to focus on improving his skills full-time, according to thi...

Pure Pwnage episode 17 has arrived

Aug 15
// Jordan Devore
The latest addition to the Pure Pwnage series, "Just the Guys Part 1," is finally here. The episode kicks off with a parody of the beloved Zero Punctuation, as seen above.Episode 17 has a Super Smash Bros. Brawl mar...

It's 1945 all over again as US proves itself best in the world (in gaming)

Oct 07
// Earnest Cavalli
According to a press release sent through the Destructonet moments ago, Team USA -- whose alternate name: Team Eagles With Guitars And Bitchin' Machine Guns seemed too inflammatory -- has claimed overall victory at the just-c...

WSVG has been fragged, effective immediately: Millions homeless, stunned.

Sep 13
// Earnest Cavalli
Game|Life has word (corroborated seconds ago by the WSVG home page) of the end of an era in gaming: the shuttering of the World Series of Video Games. We've brought you news on the WSVG's ventures before, from their dealings ...

How talented are you with your MOUTH?

Jun 17
// BritiniMartini
I got back from MLG Meadowlands today, and while I was there I chilled with a lot of friends I haven't seen in a while, but I also met some really awesome people. There was one person in particular, who I simply thought was a...

Maybe with this mousepad, you won't blow quite so hard

Jun 11
// Joseph Leray
That's a big maybe. For 50 bones, you can frag, strafe, and try not to suck with ease! Enter the Steelseries SX mousepad, designed specifically for fast-paced P.C. shooters. The SX's shtick is that it is not only quie...

Another professional gaming channel set to launch ... but in the UK

May 15
// Robert Summa
While pro gaming is certainly huge in the likes of Asia and across Europe, it really hasn't caught on quite yet in the States. We have our own e-sports channel on DIRECTV, but who in the hell has DIRECTV? The latest profe...

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...

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.

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. 

Konami launches MGS: Subsistence league

Jan 22
// Niero Desu
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, ...

Otronicon v2: A festival of games, pwning

Jan 14
// Niero Desu
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...

CES 2007: Rafik "LoSt CaUzE" Bryant kicked my ass

Jan 11
// Niero Desu
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 ...

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...

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...

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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