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YouPorn ban

YouPorn eSports team banned by league

YouPorn, which my colleagues tell me is a supplier of online "adult" entertainment, sponsors an eSports team, Team YP. It has since 2014, back when I wrote, "More like spornsporning an eSporn team." Hah, nice. Unfortunately, this relationsh...

 
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Ladies and eSports

MLG and Valve could do more to get women interested in Counter-Strike

In keeping my word of continuing to go to MLG events, I recently went to the Nationwide Arena in downtown Columbus, Ohio for the first Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Major in America, which was also the first to have a prize pool of $1 mi...

 
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Video Game Olympics

Video game Olympics are now a thing, and they're built on a not-great premise

When many of the world's best athletes are in Rio de Janeiro for this summer's Olympics, many of the world's best eSports athletes will be there too. At this week's London Games Festival, the eGames were announced -- ostensibly an Olympics ...

 
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Halo 5: Guardians

343i celebrates Halo World Championships with new video and free Spartan stuff

To celebrate the Halo World Championship finals today, developer 343 Industries has released a free REQ pack to all Spartans. The pack also includes the Challenger armour set and the new HaloWC emblem.  And that's not all. If you&rsquo...

 
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Ark

Ark: Survival of the Fittest is the Hunger Games with dragons

Studio Wildcard has announced a new, free-to-play spinoff of its massively popular Ark: Survival Evolved. Titled Ark: Survival of the Fittest, the new game is an eSports-focused ‘MOSA,’ or 'Massively Online Survival Arena,' th...

 
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Rocket League

Good at Rocket League? Compete for a $75K prize pool

Rocket League developer Psyonix has teamed up with Twitch to launch a Rocket League Championship series with a $75,000 prize pool. Kicking off in March, competitors must register in groups of three to enter the qualifiers for the inaugural ...

 
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Jed's first MLG encounter

Halo World Championship NA Finals were my first MLG event, won't be my last

I've always been a big fan of the Halo series, and I especially love the multiplayer for Halo 5: Guardians, so when I heard the MLG Halo World Championship North American Finals were taking place in Columbus, Ohio, literally under...

 
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SFV rankings

And the number one Street Fighter V tournament player in the world is...

Many of you thought I was joking when I suggested that rapper Lupe Fiasco was going to kick the ass of Daigo "The Beast" Umehara in Street Fighter V. But that's why I'm paid the big bucks while other hack ass pundits sit there and make pred...

 
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Street Fighter V

Lupe Fiasco actually managed to beat Daigo at Street Fighter V

You may remember that it was announced a while ago that rapper Lupe Fiasco wanted to go head-to-head against Daigo ‘The Beast’ Umehara in Street Fighter V. At the time, I thought a rapper taking on one of the world’s best...

 
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Mouth skills

Meet BrolyLegs, the competitive Street Fighter player who fights with his mouth

Capcom produced the above mini-documentary on BrolyLegs, a competitive Street Fighter player who plays entirely with his mouth due to a birth defect. One might think that someone in his condition may not be a viable competitor, but instead...

 
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eSports

ESPN interviewing busty blondes for eSports sideline reporter gig (Fauxclusive)

Much to the chagrin of many traditional sports fans, ESPN is betting big on the future of eSports. The network has already hired reporters to cover the eSports beat, will broadcast this month’s Halo Championship Tour at the X Games, a...

 
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SFV GAME tournament

GAME SFV tournament is making players qualify against CPU opponents

UK retail chain GAME is holding a Street Fighter V tournament beginning on January 26 across more than 300 stores. The elimination series will eventually winnow players down to a final set of matches competing at Insomnia for a £1,000...

 
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Heroes of the Storm

Heroes of the Storm's 2016 tournaments start soon

This year, we'll have quite a few opportunities to watch top Heroes of the Storm players compete. Blizzard has some $4 million in prizes to give out during its Global Championship Circuit. The competition is split up into three seasons (spr...

 
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Esports are sports?

What the hell, ESPN? Company opens eSports section

In late 2015, ESPN killed Grantland. The ostensible sports site hosted some of the best writing online, period, expanding its rumination beyond sports to TV, movies, and pop culture at large. It was something to aspire to, the correct direc...

 
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Video Game High School

eSports to be taught at Norwegian high school

Great news if you live in Norway and go to the Garnes Vidaregåande Skole in Bergen: your school is going to offer an elective class in eSports starting this August. This will be offered parallel to sportsball-based classes such as soc...

 
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CS:GO

The bans given to CS:GO match-fixers last year are permanent

Just over a year ago, Valve and eSports Entertainment Association shook the Counter-Strike scene by dishing out bans to a whole load of high-profile players who were caught match-fixing. Duc ‘cud’ Pham, Derek ‘dboorn&rsquo...

 
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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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So this PS4 Neo, hows that supposed to work if you already have an original one and want to transfer everything on your old HDD over?Youd probably just have to do it all THAT would blow I dont plan on getting one, but

 
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Astro Figgter Sunred theme is stuck in my Anyone want to watch a few episodes with me say Saturday via Rabbit?

 
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Thank God For Me & The Jimquisition (Jim Sterling) (2012) - Song from Songs for Gamers, written for the one and only Jim Its actually two I went with a church type song for the first part, and an action song for the second

 
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Torchman

Does anyone know where to find a list of the Angels from Evangelion? Im not too familiar with them and I have to defeat certain ones under certain conditions for

 
Oridan

Ive spent this day watching the Stellaris multiplayer Twitch DAY WELL

 
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Somethings wrong with my Destructoid, I can never see posts from the people constantly praising Nintendo with all the free passes I always see Get it fixed now mod folks!

 
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I was looking for things to buy and stumbled on this and thought of Nekro no real

 
jake oti

Started Star Fox Guard I wish it had gyro But, then again, some of the gameplay is dependent on how slow the cameras turn, which would be awkward with

 
ACESandElGHTS

Robot Shuffle Man is always

 
Asterion

Unsure if I agree with the guy but this Guardian article on a crisis for the FPS is worth a

 
ACESandElGHTS

I was sitting at lunch and my buddy was eating Chik Fil A & muttering about bigotry in delicious chicken form and before long he just started spewing a bunch of weak liberal bullshit for no reason at See why I steer conversations toward video games?

 
Amna Umen

How come none of you told me about Crypt of the Necrodancer and that it was so fun?! I hold you all

 
SpielerDad

After gaming for many years, I tea-bagged someone in Halo last He was an Wife walks into the room and asked me why I was pressing my peaches up against the TV Apparently, tea-bagging in a game is different than in real

 
Dr Mel

New Game+ better watch This fuckers in

 
Kaleido Ruby

Dengeki put up more visuals for The Disappearance of @Nekrosys This

 
Nathan D

Been having a crappy week so far, but then I found Week: Its the little

 
Chris Bradshaw

Somebody already said it and I cant remember who, but he/shes The next form of handheld gaming is exclusively in the hands of Lets hope that they make a system with all the brilliance of Nintendo packed in the all the aesthetic of Sony

 
ikiryou

My job features co-workers who lack communication/interpersonal skills & these people get upset with me because they leave little important details out of their Details are kinda Not sure this is going to work out

 
Sarah Jane Farron

I love Windows 10 and Im all for Microsoft making an attempt on PC gaming again but they need to get this stuff On my third time downloading Quantum Break as the update refused to download there and the game wouldnt show up in the Start

 
Shinta

Going through my 2nd run in Nioh trying to play unarmed, and katana Unarmed counters are an instant kill and Im landing them ~70% of the time so its pretty If I mess up, I go for the Check out this video Dudes not human

 
ShadeOfLight

Nuzlocke update: lucked out and caught a male Nidoran, but by now Ive already gotten so attached to Edward the Sandslash that I dont plan on using I guess that means its working!

 
Luca Blight

That feeling when your halfway through a blog and you forgot what to

 
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Its Golden Week in Japan, and I just spent the last five hours browsing YouTube for nostalgic music videos, Dunkey, and the latest Its like Christmas

 
Glabatron

Read the Reinhardt couldnt get over the fact that it should be Wilhelm Reinhardt, not the other way

 
JcDent

My experience as a gamer and a game reviewer has lead me to hold hope is the first step on the road to disappointment as the most truthful statement in 40K, at least as far as announcements and new releases are

 
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Watching blind LPs of Souls games is a bittersweet Sometimes, they find shit you completely missed and impress you, while at other times they cant see the answer when its staring them in the Oh the sweet furstration! xD

 
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Person of Interest had a really great season opening episode, for one they managed to make a super computer using several PS3s, it also showed that Root is probably one of the few people who had hers running on

 

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