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5:00 AM on 04.05.2013

Million dollar Call of Duty tournament begins today

The Call of Duty Championship kicks off today and sees teams from all around the world competing for up to $1 million dollars in prizes. The tournament begins with a ceremony starting at 12PM Pacific, and then the 32 teams go...

Hamza CTZ Aziz



Trends of this Generation: The Rise of eSports photo
Trends of this Generation: The Rise of eSports
by Daniel Starkey

Leading up the possible PlayStation 4 announcement on February 20, I've been looking into some paradigm shifts we've seen over the past generation. This is stuff that will likely be with us for a while; these are things that I think will continue on for at least a decade to come.

So far, we've already taken looks at motion controls and consoles becoming more like all-in-one media centers, and today I'll be continuing my series by exploring the incredible popularity of eSports. 

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11:30 PM on 02.01.2013

Super Smash Bros. Melee will be the eighth EVO game

The EVO charity drive has raised an amazing $225,744 for breast cancer research. Yay! And the game that brought in the most donations to become the eight game that will be played in the tournament? Super Smash Bros. Melee for...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

2:45 PM on 02.01.2013

Call of Duty Championship tournament offering up $1M

Activision is getting serious with eSports as they're hosting their first official major tournament for Black Ops II. The Call of Duty Championship tournament will be taking place in Hollywood, California from April 5 - 7 an...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

2:00 PM on 01.30.2013

Riot Games inspired by the NFL for League of Legends

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 ...

Sterling Aiayla Lyons



OC ReMix arranges the games of the Apex 2013 tourneys photo
OC ReMix arranges the games of the Apex 2013 tourneys
by Tony Ponce

Running all weekend at Rutgers in New Brunswick, New Jersey, is the Apex 2013 fighting tournament. To promote the event as well as game arrangements in general, ten artists from OverClocked ReMix took a shot at arranging the music from the titles on the schedule. Well, technically nine artists -- DarkeSword covers two games, while John Ryan contributes the Apex 2013 main theme as the lead track.

Apex 2013: Straight to the Top has tracks from Super Smash Bros., Tekken Tag Tournament 2Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3Persona 4 Arena, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition, The King of Fighters XIII, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, SoulCalibur V, and Pokémon Black & White 2. Hey, Pokémon isn't a fighting game! I doubt anyone is throwing up much of a fit over that, however.

As with any other OC ReMix release, the album is free to download. And if you want to follow the tournament itself, you can check out any of the following TwitchTV streams: 8WAYRUN, bifuteki, and CLASHTournaments. Each are running different games, so take your pick!

Apex 2013: Straight to the Top [OverClocked ReMix]

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2:30 PM on 12.20.2012

SEGA Cup: Virtua Fighter Tournament 2013 dated

Sega has announced the SEGA Cup: Virtua Fighter Tournament 2013, which is set to take place at the Super Arcade in Los Angeles on April 20, 2013. The tournament, held in partnership with Level|Up, will use the PS3 v...

Dale North

11:00 AM on 12.08.2012

Watch the Street Fighter Grand Finals live today!

The Street Fighter 25th Anniversary Global Tournament Series Grand Finals begins today at 10AM Pacific. The matches will be taking place at the Hyatt Regency just south of San Francisco all day, and you'll get to see combata...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

8:00 PM on 11.19.2012

Battle against Pokemon World Champions' finalists

Before the launch of Pokemon Black 2 and White 2 it was revealed that select winners from this year's Pokémon Video Game World Championships (which ended back in August) would have their characters ...

Harry Monogenis

1:30 PM on 11.09.2012

Atlus and Level|Up hosting fighting game tournament

If you're in or near Walnut, California the weekend of the 17th later this month, you can attend or participate in an Atlus fighting games tournament at Super Arcade being hosted by Level|Up in association with, of course, At...

Brett Zeidler

3:00 AM on 08.18.2012

The 2012 Pokemon Masters have been crowned

I hope you didn't think the Olympics were the only competitions that mattered last week. The top 400 Pokemon Trainers in the world descended onto sunny Hawaii, where the Pokemon Company International hosted the 2012 Pokemon ...

Hiroko Yamamura

5:15 PM on 08.06.2012

MLG League of Legends Summer Arena wrap-up

This past weekend, Major League Gaming hosted a League of Legends competition, featuring a $10,000 prize, winner take all. Two teams, Curse Gaming and Team Black, won qualifying tournaments beforehand for spots in this compet...

Sterling Aiayla Lyons

3:45 PM on 07.27.2012

War of the Roses livestream charity tournament today!

War of the Roses is Paradox Interactive's upcoming medieval multiplayer combat game where players can fight each other like knights of the past. There's a deep level of customization and strategy involved, and you can learn m...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

9:30 PM on 07.02.2012

Pokemon World Champs to become characters in B&W2

At the Pokémon U.S. National Championships in Indiana this past weekend, over 2000 participants threw down in matches of both the videogame and trading card game variety. Once the dust settled, four videogame players a...

Tony Ponce

11:45 AM on 06.14.2012

MLG Spring Championship: 4.7 million unique online views

Major League Gaming is growing like crazy. The latest event, the MLG Spring Championship, broke all records, drawing the all-time highest number of viewers for any eSports event. The June 8-10 tourney pulled in 4.7 ...

Dale North

10:44 AM on 06.04.2012

E3: Virgin Gaming brings tournaments to Xbox Live

Microsoft is teaming up with Virgin Gaming to bring online gaming tournaments to Xbox Live. Arriving later in 2012, Xbox gamers will have the chance to participate in multiplayer tournaments to win real cash.  Virgin Gam...

Alasdair Duncan