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eSports done wrong

Ladies-only Hearthstone tournament does it wrong

Over 150,000 people watched the International Women's Invitational, a female-only Hearthstone tournament that took place in China this weekend with players from all over the world. With only eight players, the tournament was the bigges...   read

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EVO cashs in

EVO charging $12 for 60fps live streams

As you are probably aware, the largest fighting game tournament in the world, EVO 2015, has started and fans are watching the activities on their various Twitch streams. EVO is now only allowing 30 frames per second and high quality on Twit...   read

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EVO guide

EVO 2015 schedule

Evolution, the world's largest fighting game tournament, kicks off July 17 in Las Vegas, Nevada. But fear not if you couldn't make it out to sin city, as the entire weekend of the highest-level fighting game footage will be available to str...   read

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ESL MKX Pro League

cR Sonic Fox wins Season 1 of the ELS MKX Pro League and 60k

Today marked the end of Season 1 of the ESL MKX Pro League with cR Sonic Fox taking the belt and a massive $60k grand prize purse after a dominant performance as Kitana in the finals. After hearing so much about how Tanya was an unbeat...   read

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King of the Iron Fist: $80,000 Tekken 7 tournament

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the series and the upcoming Tekken 7, Bandai Namco is hosting the "King of the Iron Fist 2015" Tekken 7 tournament. There's a 10 million yen cash grand prize ($81,463) for the winner, so I'm going to st...   read

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Nintendo @ EVO

Nintendo's Bill Trinen set to compete at EVO 2015

Coming off of E3, we'll be seeing even more of Nintendo's Bill Trinen. The senior product marketing manager is signed up to participate in the Super Smash Bros. tournament at EVO later this month. "Appreciate all the EVO support, but it's m...   read

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CEO 2015 highlights
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My favorite matches from CEO 2015

CEO 2015, one of the biggest fighting game tournaments of the year, took place this weekend and had some insane moments. My favorite was probably the above match between Armada and Leffen in Super Smash Bros. Melee. Yes, it's Fox against F...   read

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CEO 2015 finals!

Tune in to the final day of CEO 2015

CEO 2015 has been underway all weekend, and today is the peak of all the hype. Just about any fighting game you could ever want to watch will be streamed today with some of the best players in the world competing. The events are already und...   read

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Dota 2 raking in dough

Dota 2 International prize pool is now the largest in eSports history

The prize pool for the 2015 International Dota 2 tournament is now at $11,617,319, making it the largest eSports prize pool in history. The previous record was held by last year's tournament, which capped off at $10,930,698. The crowdf...   read

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The Nintendo World Championships will have The Legend of Zelda

Fuck all the game and console announcements and fuck the cringe-worthy businessmen in blazers and t-shirts pretending to be excited about games, because the Nintendo World Championships is coming to E3 2015. It’s the most 1990s thing ...   read

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Ultra Street Fighter IV
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EVO 2015 will use the Xbox 360 version of USFIV

Ultra Street Fighter IV’s PlayStation 4 launch was, to put it politely, a total fucking mess: netcode problems, massive input delay, lag in single player modes and more. It seems like everyone but Destructoid’s own Chris Carter ...   read

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'To Be the Very Best' follows real Pokemon trainers

I’ve never paid much attention to the confusing world of competitive Pokémon. EV training, natures, actually caring about a Pokémon's stats... it all confuses me. However, a documentary currently on Kickstarter called&nb...   read

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Smash Bros.
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Smash Bros. player is being bounty hunted

If you're a competitive Super Smash Bros. player, chances in in the last year you may have started hearing a lot about Gonzalo "Zero" Barrios. Appearing somewhat out of nowhere, he has come first in every single one-on-one Smash Bros. tourn...   read

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Nintendo @ E3
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Reggie's body is almost ready for the return of the Nintendo World Championships at E3

If you've ever wanted to see Nintendo of America's president stuff bananas into his mouth or fall off of a Wii Balance Board, you're in luck. Nintendo is bringing back the Nintendo World Championships for E3 2015, and Reggie Fils-Aim&...   read

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Killer Instinct

Killer Instinct fans maxed out the community fund in under 72 hours

Last week, Iron Galaxy Studios said that for a limited time, it would funnel up to $100,000 in revenue generated by digital sales of Killer Instinct into the game's tournament scene. Players had two weeks to reach that cap but it took them ...   read

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Fatal 8 Results
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Mortal Kombat X Fatal 8 tournament ends with a bang

Dominique “cR|Sonic Fox” McLean shot and stabbed his way through the competition to become the first official Mortal Kombat X tournament winner this weekend. Sonic Fox dominated the ESL hosted Fatal 8 tournament as killer cowboy...   read

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Three-hour Dota match

Record breaking competitive Dota 2 match lasts over 3 hours

Dota matches have a reputation for becoming grindy slogs, but I'm pretty sure they aren't supposed to resemble the intractable grind of WWI trench warfare. On Friday a qualifying match between competitive teams Cloud9 and SFZ stretched on f...   read

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Dota 2 tournament

The Dota 2 Asian Championships now has the second highest prize pool in eSports history

The Dota 2 Asian Championships' (DAC) main event is underway now, and currently boasts a prize pool of just under $3,000,000. This brings it to the second highest prize pool ever, behind the 2014 Dota 2 International tournament wh...   read

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Apex in trouble

Apex fighting game tournament changes venues over safety concerns (Update)

[Update: The show must go on! Apex is relocating to the Garden State Convention Center. However, all events planned for today have been cancelled.] Authorities have put Apex 2015 on hold over concerns about the venue's structural integrity....   read

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Smash Bros.
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Tiiiimberrrr! Falling trees will be the death of you in Smash Bros.

At this weekend's Shockwave 11 Super Smash Bros. for Wii U tournament, player Lord Cat God found out the hard way that the Villager's tree isn't necessarily loyal to whoever created it. The result was a room full of suddenly boisterous peop...   read

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Street Fighter V
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World's first Street Fighter V match premieres at Capcom Cup

Closing out the incredibly tense Capcom Cup, Capcom producer Yoshinori Ono surprised the audience with a live demo of Street Fighter V. With the audience giving them their full attention, Mike Ross and Combofiend, both legendary players wit...   read

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Super Smash Bros.

Official Nintendo Super Smash Bros. tournament begins on October 4

The North American release for the 3DS version of Super Smash Bros. is just a week away, and Nintendo is celebrating its highly competitive fighting game with a tournament. The initial rounds will be held at 15 GameStop locations around the...   read

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Battlegrounds Day 2

The final four duke it out today at Red Bull Battlegrounds

Yesterday was some of the most intense StarCraft II play that I have ever seen. First of all, if you missed it, you should watch the recording on Red Bull's site. Secondly, the rest of this post does contain spoilers so stop readi...   read

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Red Bull StarCraft II
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The Red Bull Battlegrounds StarCraft II grand finals are live!

Man, it feels pretty good to talk about StarCraft II esports again. I've been way more focused on Dota 2 recently and it's nice to go back to what helped get me into the scene. Anyway, the grand finals for the Red Bull Battlegroun...   read

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Dota 2
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This is it: Watch Dota 2's The International grand finals live

[Update: It's over! Newbee has been named champion of The International 4 and will take home $5,028,308 in prize money. For reaching second place, ViCi Gaming will bring home a still-impressive $1,475,699. Watch the final matches over here ...   read

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