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EVO sexual assault

Sponsor drops top Smash Bros. player after alleged EVO sexual assault

Top Toon Link Super Smash Bros. Brawl pro Cristian "Hyuga" Medina has been dropped by his sponsor VGBootCamp following word that he allegedly sexually assaulted Smash streamer "VikkiKitty" at EVO 2016 in Las Vegas this weekend. VikkiKitty a...   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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Rapper v pro gamer
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Lupe Fiasco is going to kick Daigo's ass in Street Fighter V

Things are popping off in the hip hop world this week. Kanye lied about not liking his ass eaten after a deluge of tweet beef with Wiz Khalifa. Kanye eventually deleted the 20 or so tweets aimed at Khalifa, but they still exist online. Whi...   read

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Pro gamer suit

Pro gamers wear giant cotton onesies

What's your go-to wardrobe for long gaming sessions? I default to a pair of basketball shorts and a soft t-shirt when I'm just lounging around. Little do I know that I'll never be a pro gamer with that half-assed approach. SteelSeries has c...   read

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Capcom/Twitch SF league
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Capcom & Twitch teaming up for pro Street Fighter league

The Capcom Pro Tour, a yearlong Street Fighter tourney from Capcom and,  is attempting to provide an infrastructure for professional fighting game play to grow. Not that it hasn't been doing so already. EVO 2013 was the bigg...   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


This HDTV Monitor Lag database could be handy

Though very helpful for those looking for a new TV or monitor, just sounds depressing. I get depressed when I think about how much rhythm games suck on consoles now. I'll never get a new PaRappa the Rapper game.  Display...   read

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League of Legends
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Riot Games inspired by the NFL for League of Legends

Riot Games is no stranger to the spotlight, and certainly not above giving players their own chance to shine. The competitive scene for League of Legends has blown up in the past two years since it launched. Things seem even more ...   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


Global StarCraft II League to be held at BlizzCon 2011

Blizzard Entertainment has formally announced that the ever popular Global StarCraft II League will make it to Blizzcon this October. BlizzCon 2011 this year will be held at the Anaheim Convention Center in California on October 21 and...   read



MLG Pro Circuit 2011 streaming live now!

The Major League Gaming Pro Circuit 2011 is happening live from Austin, Texas this weekend. The top gamers are competing in StarCraft II, Halo: Reach, Call of Duty: Black Ops... and you're at home missing it, aren't you?  You don't hav...   read


Level-5 expanding to United States sometime this fall

Level-5 is a development studio near and dear to the hearts of gamers everywhere. As the current development team behind the latest Dragon Quest games, White Knight Chronicles, the entire Professor Layton series, as well as the criminally&n...   read


Teenager drops out of school to focus on Guitar Hero career

Meet Blake Peebles, a sixteen year-old from North Carolina who has aspirations of professional gaming. He's so serious about it that he's dropped out of high school to focus on improving his skills full-time, according to this story at The ...   read


Pure Pwnage episode 17 has arrived

The latest addition to the Pure Pwnage series, "Just the Guys Part 1," is finally here. The episode kicks off with a parody of the beloved Zero Punctuation, as seen above.Episode 17 has a Super Smash Bros. Brawl marathon that goes...   read


It's 1945 all over again as US proves itself best in the world (in gaming)

According to a press release sent through the Destructonet moments ago, Team USA -- whose alternate name: Team Eagles With Guitars And Bitchin' Machine Guns seemed too inflammatory -- has claimed overall victory at the just-completed World ...   read


WSVG has been fragged, effective immediately: Millions homeless, stunned.

Game|Life has word (corroborated seconds ago by the WSVG home page) of the end of an era in gaming: the shuttering of the World Series of Video Games. We've brought you news on the WSVG's ventures before, from their dealings with major tele...   read

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How talented are you with your MOUTH?

I got back from MLG Meadowlands today, and while I was there I chilled with a lot of friends I haven't seen in a while, but I also met some really awesome people. There was one person in particular, who I simply thought was amazing. His nam...   read


Maybe with this mousepad, you won't blow quite so hard

That's a big maybe. For 50 bones, you can frag, strafe, and try not to suck with ease! Enter the Steelseries SX mousepad, designed specifically for fast-paced P.C. shooters. The SX's shtick is that it is not only quiet, but virtuall...   read


Another professional gaming channel set to launch ... but in the UK

While pro gaming is certainly huge in the likes of Asia and across Europe, it really hasn't caught on quite yet in the States. We have our own e-sports channel on DIRECTV, but who in the hell has DIRECTV? The latest professional gaming ...   read


Pro gaming circuit announces a $5 million annual player payroll

Pro gaming is the future of sports. We're starting to see little hints at it now, but believe me, this genre will be huge -- just ask Asia and Europe. The latest step in this growing field is the announcement today by the Championship G...   read


South Korean StarCraft championships video leaves me ... well, speechless

Oh the pageantry of two nerds sitting at a computer surrounded by adoring crowds, bright lights and the pressure of being the best ... simply the best. Color me weird, but I always found the way professional gaming was handled and appreci...   read


Epileptic Gaming: Live tonight

Our newly-adopted buddies over at Epileptic Gaming sent us a reminder today that their usual live Thursday show is actually tonight. That's right, tonight at 7 p.m. the Epileptic boys will be broadcasting their most excellent show. Bes...   read


Konami launches MGS: Subsistence league

Metal Gear Solid: Subsistence isn't exactly a common game you'd expect find in a pro tournament, but there's a new competition forming that may usher it in if it catches on in Europe. The MGS3 Substinence League, organized by th...   read


Otronicon v2: A festival of games, pwning

We took the red eye out of Vegas and a road trip to visit Otronicon V2 in Orlando, Florida: a festival of video games and series of video game tournaments hosted by The Professional Gamer's League and the Orlando Science Center. Pict...   read


CES 2007: Rafik "LoSt CaUzE" Bryant kicked my ass

We had the pleasure of getting utterly pwned by the pro gamer (an emasculating score of 10 to -1, mind you) who also went home with $100,000 from AblePlanet; a headphone company sponsoring his Quake 4 habit. Rafik practices every day for h...   read

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