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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

 
 


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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

 
 
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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

 
 
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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

 
 
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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

 
 
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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

 
 
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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

 
 
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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

 
 
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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

 
 
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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

 
 
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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

 
 
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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

 
 
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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

 
 
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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

 
 
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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

 
 
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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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Pro gaming hits CBS today

In a continual baby step effort toward mainstream attention, and ultimately success, pro gaming plops into the major network light today when CBS airs today at 3 p.m. Eastern the Video Game Super Stars program. The show will feature player...   read

 
 
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Teenage girl teaches pwning

It's hard to believe that a 15-year-old girl plays Halo, let alone the fact that she could teach you how to pwn. Bonnie "Xena" Burton, a member of the PMS Clan, has traded babysitting jobs for teaching new gamers how to rule ...   read

 
 
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Pro gaming about to step into the mainstream

Continuing the march toward social-wide acceptance, the world of professional gaming is about to get some major network love. CBS has just announced a deal with the World Series of Video Games that will spotlight not only the genre, but the...   read

 
 
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