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California university is giving out pro gaming scholarships

University of California, Irvine announced its esports initiative in the spring: build a gaming arena and give out, "as many as 10 academic scholarships" to students on its League of Legends team. It was apparently a good fit for the univer...   read

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Pro Overwatch drama
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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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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...   read

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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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StarCraft II

StarCraft 2 player gets a US visa for being an 'Athlete'

Kim "viOLlet" Dong Hwan has become the first professional StarCraft 2 player to get a visa to come to the United States and compete as an athlete. Kim was cleared for a P-1A visa, which is the type of visa given to internationally recognize...   read

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LoL ban

Riot bans two more 'toxic' pro League of Legends players

You would be forgiven for thinking that the very public example of professional League of Legends player IWillDominate getting banned due to unruly behavior would have made people think twice before repeating history. Not so: PC Gamer has p...   read


MLG League of Legends winners disqualified for collusion

Two teams competing in the MLG League of Legends tournament in North Carolina over the weekend have been stripped of their first and second place finishes and their prize money, after the MLG officials decided that "there was collusion betw...   read

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League of Legends: Yesterday, today, and tomorrow

League of Legends, the fantastic competitive online game brought to you by Riot Games, has been going through a lot of changes over the past couple of months since the last time we posted about the game here on Destructoid. New m...   read

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See how the MLG Pro Circuit Controller can swap sticks

The Mad Catz MLG Pro Circuit Controller is a really impressive accessory. I've been putting it to the test in many different types of games and it comes away looking like a champ every time. You can definitely tell that Mad Catz and the ML...   read


StarCraft II, Halo: Reach and more at MLG Raleigh

Major League Gaming hit Raleigh, North Carolina last weekend which, unfortunately, was the same week as PAX Prime. With the Penny Arcade Expo now behind us, here's some results from the weekend's action. There were four tournaments played w...   read



TwitchTV offers partner program for game broadcasters

Today, TwitchTV (the new game-centric arm of the video streaming service) has announced the details of a new partner program for game broadcasters. The partner program will allow gamers an opportunity to turn their passion into a ...   read


E3: Live Show: Non-stop gaming event with NOS

Destructoid's Mash Tactics crew is live at CraveOnline's non-stop NOS-chugging gaming booth located across from the West Hall.  We're interviewing the team that are attempting to beat the 31 hour Guinness World Record in the fighting g...   read

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