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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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King of the Iron Fist

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

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 Attack
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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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Pokemon Nationals

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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Come and watch the Pokemon UK National Championships here!

If you’re a fan of Pokémon, you might want to get your arse over to Twitch very shortly. For the first time ever the three European Nationals are being streamed online, and the first event held in Liverpool, England will be st...   read

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You'll be able to watch this year's European Pokemon National Championships on Twitch

As we all know, this year is Pokemon’s 20th anniversary. As part of the celebrations, this year’s National Championships in the UK, Germany and Italy will all be streamed via Twitch for the first time. Three different, English-l...   read

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Street Fighter V has eight frames of input lag on PS4

The PS4 version of Street Fighter V has eight frames of input lag. It is also in the PC version of the game if V-Sync isn't disabled in the graphics options, though I've read this causes screen tearing. While the fact has been known f...   read

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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...   read

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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 ...   read

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Halo 5: Guardians
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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...   read

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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...   read

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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 ...   read

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Jed's first MLG encounter
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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...   read

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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...   read

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Street Fighter V
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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...   read

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Mouth skills
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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...   read

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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...   read

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SFV GAME tournament
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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...   read

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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...   read

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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...   read

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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...   read

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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...   read

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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...   read

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