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Hearthstone's arena mode is getting a big shakeup with lots of removed cards

Hearthstone's competitive aspect has taken off in a big way, to the point where it's a celebrated and much-watched eSport event throughout the year. But perhaps it's biggest stain is the Arena mode, where players can pay in-game gold to com...   read

 
 
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Here's what the second ever Call of Duty XP event looks like

Activision doesn't hold "XP" events very often. In fact this year's celebration is the second XP ever -- it's far from an annual event like BlizzCon seeing as the first was held all the way back in 2011. So naturally they'd want to go all-o...   read

 
 
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Redbull's second season of its eSports doc show kicks off with Smash

Redbull has been doing some great work with its eSports series, and this season is set to cover the Smash scene, starting with the infamous Leffen on August 31. Running for six episodes it'll go over just about every aspect of his life, as ...   read

 
 
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Why a single Dota 2 match was more exciting than the Super Bowl

Yesterday, one of the more intense eSports matches of all time happened during Dota 2's International tournament. Over $20 million is up for grabs, but not in this particular match. We aren't even at the grand finals yet, but I highly ...   read

 
 
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Olympics got you bummed out? Watch The International instead!

Regardless of you interest in sports, you've no doubt heard plenty of awful news surrounding this year's summer Olympics. It's not anything new, really, since plenty of dilapidated and/or corrupt cities have held the Olympics, distracting v...   read

 
 
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The Overwatch Open is going to be nationally televised

If you want to see some players who actually stay on the payload, there's a mighty fine opportunity coming up in the fall. The best of the best at Overwatch are going to be on national television at the end of September. Eleague and Fa...   read

 
 
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Grab Street Fighter V's egregiously priced eSports-themed DLC today

EVO 2016 was the biggest EVO yet. In addition to a record number of applicants across fighting game showings for Street Fighter V, there were also a ton of other announcements, one of which is new Street Fighter DLC. Over the...   read

 
 
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Watch an electric crowd explode during Street Fighter V's EVO finals

It's official! Infiltration is the first Street Fighter V EVO (which now has a Japan event) champion. Late last night at EVO 2016, the main event took place, which saw Infiltration rise above over 5,000 entrants to take the top prize a...   read

 
 
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Hearthstone's latest hero is a Murloc, but you'll need to do some legwork to get him

Man Murlocs are great. Their ridiculous rallying cry is equal parts cute and terrifying, and I'm ready and willing to accept any and all of their additions to the Warcraft series. That includes the new Hearthstone hero Morgl (a Shaman)...   read

 
 
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Darkrai is coming to Pokken Tournament

Bandai Namco has just announced that the new mystery Pokémon that will be joining the cast of Pokkén Tournament is none other than Darkrai (one of my favorites!). Right now he's only coming to Japanese arcades on July 20, and ...   read

 
 
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Want to watch a 19-minute infomercial for Videoball?

Videoball came out yesterday. I love it. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Videoball creator and head of Action Button Entertainment, Tim Rogers, loves it too. He's so taken with it in fact, that he and a few friends recorded a nearly 19-minute-long ...   read

 
 
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Review: Videoball

Normally in a review, I wouldn't want to get too bogged down with discussing minute mechanics like the nitty gritty of what a certain button does, or how one type of attack differs from another. I'd want to concentrate on the bigger picture...   read

 
 
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Brawlout, a Super Smash Bros-like fighting game, debuts at EVO

Angry Mob Games has announced a new platform fighter in Brawlout, which will be playable at EVO 2016 at the Indie Showcase. It features eight player support with both local and online play, as well as a campaign and tournament support. The ...   read

 
 
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EVO will have a special Street Fighter V panel with 'exciting news'

With all the problems surrounding Street Fighter V, you'd expect a lot of the community to shun it. But at EVO 2016, that's clearly not the case. This year, over 4,000 entrants have signed up to play the game -- it surpassed the record way ...   read

 
 
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Get ready for EVO with this great Fighting Game Community (FGC) documentary

EVO 2016 is set to take place from July 15-17 in Vegas again this year, and man does it look great. There are already over 4,000 Street Fighter V entrants, which already broke records with its 3,000 entrants earlier this year. Pokken is als...   read

 
 
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Guile's Dream: Street Fighter V's gonna be on ESPN

When Evo rolls around in two weeks' time, it'll get far more mainstream attention than usual. That's because ESPN is broadcasting some of the tournament live on its not-quite-flagship station ESPN 2. Not all of Evo will be represented, tho...   read

 
 
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Peter Moore talks diversity and drugs in eSports

Speaking at Gamelab Barcelona this week, Electronic Arts' Chief Competition Officer (read: Big eSports Boy) Peter Moore discussed his thoughts on the eSports scene and EA's approach to diversity. "I've tried to ink this to real sports. How ...   read

 
 
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Two Overwatch pros quit in shame as Korean teen proves she's the realness

A 17-year-old Korean girl who goes by Gegury is ranked as Overwatch's 8th best player in the world. She's so good, seemingly from out of nowhere, that, "After winning the qualifiers for the Nexus Cup defeating many of the Korean powerhouse...   read

 
 
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The Dota 2 Manila Major is officially underway

Hey there my fellow Dota 2 fans, it's been too long! I've fallen out of the scene in the past couple of months, but with the recent release of the Battle Pass, which included the upcoming Compendium for the next International, I've bee...   read

 
 
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(Update) Overwatch competitive mode not delayed

[Update: It looks like it is on track for June, and the July tweet was in error.] The critically acclaimed Overwatch launched sans competitive mode due to issues Blizzard saw with the gametype during beta, and had originally stated it ...   read

 
 
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Here's how Blizzard is altering ranked play in Overwatch

When Overwatch launched yesterday, it had all of its planned features except competitive (ranked) play. That was going to be in, but based on beta and high-level player feedback, it was removed in its current state. Speaking to th...   read

 
 
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North America's Tekken 7 tournament is underway

Bandai Namco is making the rounds across North America with the arcade version of Tekken 7. The company shared its schedule for this year's King of the Iron Fist Tournament, which will make 18 stops in cities primarily in the United States ...   read

 
 
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League of Legends will have countermeasures soon for the dreaded 4v5 problem

Every MOBA fan knows the pain of having someone go AFK for leaving right at the start of a potentially hour-long match. Even with a surrender option (usually at the 15 minute mark) it can be a pain, and it's plagued the genre for years. Tha...   read

 
 
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Shaq promoting Counter Strike is equal parts amazing and terrible

I can still recall going to LAN cafes with friends and clamoring for Unreal Tournament and being outvoted for Counterstrike, and the legacy lives on. The newest iteration, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (also known as CS:GO) is still...   read

 
 
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How Pokemon games create a positive competitive scene

This past weekend I attended the UK Pokemon Nationals in Liverpool, the first live competitive Pokemon event I have ever attended. I've played Pokemon religiously since the release of the first generation, but that has never translated in m...   read

 
 


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