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Ubisoft launches 'Operation Health' in support of Rainbow Six Siege

Ubisoft is dedicated to making sure Rainbow Six Siege can reach its fullest potential. While the online hasn't been the greatest thus far, that is soon going to change. In an initiative called "Operation Health," Ubisoft will be tweaking se...   read

 
 
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Blizzard broadly disputes report of $20M entrance fee to its Overwatch League

Yesterday, we reported on Blizzard's upcoming Overwatch League and rumors that buying a team would cost somewhere in the ballpark of $20 million. ESPN was the original outlet to run the story, and it purports to have multiple sources who ha...   read

 
 

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Watch the set of a musician who composes music to competitive Smash Bros.

Nicholas Caleb Goss has quite a future ahead of him. Recently he unveiled his project "Musical Mango," which, through the help of a jazz band, is a composition inspired by competitive Smash Bros. battles by Jose "Mango" Marquez. Goss g...   read

 
 
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(Update) Blizzard's asking $20M for a team in the Overwatch League and people aren't biting

[Update: Blizzard sent over a lengthy response that can be seen here.] Starting a professional esports team can be an expensive venture. A spot in League of Legends' League Championship Series is going for $1.8 million. However, Blizza...   read

 
 
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A Rocket League tournament change leads to one of the best unsigned teams getting a sponsor

This year's Rocket League Championship Series regional tournament carried a little more importance than usual. In the first two seasons, the regionals served as a way to determine which teams from North America and Europe would go to the gr...   read

 
 
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Rocket League remodeled its most unpopular arena

At the beginning of Rocket League's competitive season 4, players scored a major victory. They lobbied Psyonix so hard to remove Neo Tokyo from competitive play that the developer finally buckled and pulled it. The much-maligned map (althou...   read

 
 
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Overwatch pro ends career with stream of racial slurs

Overwatch pro Matt "Dellor" Vaughn has been dropped by Toronto Esports after the release of the above video, wherein Vaughn, angry at an online opponent, proceeds to scream at the top of his lungs (mind your computer volume level) and then...   read

 
 
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Blind player competes in Street Fighter V tournament, kicks some ass

If you needed a heartwarming story today, this is it. Over in Spain, the Street Fighter V community held a tournament called Sonic Boom, and a blind player managed to kick some ass. Known as "Sven," he managed to use the game's sound e...   read

 
 
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Dom's car from the new Fast and the Furious is coming to Rocket League next week

Both The Fast and the Furious and Rocket League are, at their cores, about cars doing ridiculous things. Ahead of Fast 8's April 14 release, the properties are pairing up for a cross-promotional move that makes perfect sense...   read

 
 
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If you play the Peacekeeper in For Honor, MLG just banned her temporarily

I love keeping up with the individual meta of any given game. While there are usually tier lists that can be defied by any given player, you cannot defy a ban that's put in place by TOs or organizations. That's what's happening now in For H...   read

 
 


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Rocket League's competitive Season 4 begins March 22

Next Wednesday is going to be a busy day for Psyonix. Not only will it mark the arrival of Rocket League's new Dropshot mode, the update will also signal the beginning of the fourth competitive season. A little something for those who just ...   read

 
 
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Watch this wild, come from behind Street Fighter V tourney win

Christopher "NYChrisG" Gonzalez's Guile lost so much health that his bar seemed empty. That would not end up keeping him from beating Brian "bjUNCHAINED" Jeon in the Cen-Cal Standoff, a Street Fighter V tournament servicing the San Francis...   read

 
 
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Riot Games wins $10 million in lawsuit against League of Legends cheating service

Last year, Riot Games entered the legal arena to shut down League of Legends scripting/cheating site, LeagueSharp, a service that Riot claimed was ruining their game and their cash flow. Months later they've emerged triumphant, with a ...   read

 
 
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Competitive Hearthstone player moves to Gwent, cites imbalance for the switch

Former professional poker player Adrian "Lifecoach" Koy has retired from Hearthstone after a very successful run (roughly $134k in winnings). While that may not be big news for a lot of you out there, the implications might not bode well fo...   read

 
 
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Former NBA player Rick Fox explains why he invested big in eSports

Los Angeles Laker almost-great Rick Fox isn't spending his retirement like most former players do. He's the owner of the eSports team Echo Fox, an umbrella with eight teams and 35 players under it. That's a noteworthy investment from a form...   read

 
 
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Rocket League has a different approach to divvying up community-raised money

Most major eSports games have a fairly simple way of getting the community to help fund the competitive scene. The developer comes up with some sort of system of in-game purchases, and a portion of those proceeds go toward the prizes at the...   read

 
 
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League of Legends pro Faker starts his Twitch streaming career with record-setting numbers

For most streamers, accumulating an audience is a grind. It takes years of slowly building a community, dedicating day after day to playing games in front of a camera. Eventually, they might have hundreds or even thousands of people tuning ...   read

 
 
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Rocket League's fourth season starts in April, competitive tiers are getting restructured

Rocket League's third season has run longer than expected and it still has some legs. Psyonix has announced the window when season four will start, and it's toward the beginning of April. That means we have almost three more months of seaso...   read

 
 
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Oh boy, Will Ferrell will star as a pro gamer in eSports movie

Ever see Talladega Nights and think "I'd love to see a version of this with major league gaming?" Someone did. ESPN reports that Will Ferrell will take on the role as a professional gamer in the not yet named esports film produced by L...   read

 
 
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Mech_Con and the 2016 MechWarrior Championship was an eSports event for a hardcore community

When I traveled to Vancouver last year to cover the Steam launch event for MechWarrior Online, I was surprised when Piranha Games also took the opportunity to announce the launch of the 2016 MechWarrior World Championship. A six-month-long ...   read

 
 
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Jinx is all in on eSports, even if a lot of you aren't yet

eSports have been around for a long while. Even before MLG there were smaller tournaments -- heck, EVO started in 2002, and I can recall personally attending regional championships for the original Halo, and competing in online ladders in M...   read

 
 
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Review: FNATIC Duel TMA-2 Modular Gaming Headset

When you see the name FNATIC, you're probably reminded of the various eSports teams that bear the name, or you're outraged that someone would spell fanatic wrong. What you're not thinking is "Hey, I bet they make some good headsets," and le...   read

 
 
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Blizzard announces Overwatch League, a melding of eSports and traditional sports leagues

Blizzard has created a new competitive league for Overwatch, and its primary goal is ambitious. It wants to be the premier eSports league. It hopes to accomplish that by putting a twist on the normal eSports formula. Following the lead of ...   read

 
 
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Valve is in hot water with Washington State over skin gambling

The Washington State Gambling Commission notified Valve Corporation today that it "must immediately stop allowing the transfer of virtual weapons known as 'skins' for gambling purposes through the company's Steam platform." The notice comes...   read

 
 
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There's an Overwatch tournament airing on TBS right now

[Update: Misfits just won it with a sick ass Tracer ultimate at the last second! Once the recaps start appearing on YouTube and Twitch I highly recommend watching the last Control match.] ESPN choosing to air DOTA 2 for the first time ...   read

 
 


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