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NRG eSports disbands its League of Legends team

After being relegated from the NA LCS just a few days ago, NRG eSports has lost all of its League of Legends players.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Aug 12th 2016 at 4:26PM in News
Team YP

Team YP signs Overwatch team

Controversial eSports organisation Team YP has signed its first Overwatch roster.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Aug 12th 2016 at 3:15PM in News
Xbox One sales spike 75% during S launch week

Xbox One sales spike 75% during S launch week

The 2TB version of the new Xbox One S has already completely sold out in the UK, boosting sales of the console by more than 75 per cent last week.
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Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Aug 12th 2016 at 12:40PM in News
Twitch's battle to remain the top dog of eSports streaming

Twitch's battle to remain the top dog of eSports streaming

In the face of growing competition, Twitch is still the streaming space’s market leader and this is helped
by its pro-gaming content.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Aug 12th 2016 at 11:23AM in News

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What is the future of watching eSports?

What is the future of watching eSports?

If you ask people who are not into competitive gaming where you can watch eSports matches, there’s a high probability only one name will be cited: Twitch. 

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Aug 12th 2016 at 10:51AM in News
Nordic Games rebrands as THQ Nordic

Nordic Games rebrands as THQ Nordic

Two years after purchasing the THQ name, Nordic Games has reincorporated as THQ Nordic.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Aug 12th 2016 at 10:24AM in News
Opinion: eSports needs to grow up

Opinion: eSports needs to grow up

SuperData’s Joost van Dreunen discusses the challenges that could hold back competitive gaming

on Aug 12th 2016 at 10:03AM in News
Opinion: Mainstream brands are at risk of being left behind by the digital generation

Opinion: Mainstream brands are at risk of being left behind by the digital generation

ESL UK’s co-managing director Spike Laurie discusses the new media behavior of the next
generation, and why mainstream media and brands must pay very, very close attention

on Aug 12th 2016 at 9:52AM in News

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Mauricio Pochettino is the face of Championship Manager 17

Mauricio Pochettino is the face of Championship Manager 17

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has been named as the cover star of Square Enix’s Championship Manager 17.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 11th 2016 at 3:53PM in News
Online play icon was removed from No Man's Sky retail packaging

Online play icon was removed from No Man's Sky retail packaging

The discovery of a change to the UK packaging for No Man’s Sky has fuelled the heated conversation about the game’s online functions.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 11th 2016 at 3:07PM in News
Curve Digital to publish Charles Cecil's The Little Acre

Curve Digital to publish Charles Cecil's The Little Acre

Greenlit adventure title The Little Acre has got itself a publisher, and one of the genre’s top producers.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 11th 2016 at 2:00PM in News
Why Ubisoft's Reflections is far more interesting than you think it is

Why Ubisoft's Reflections is far more interesting than you think it is

MCV had a certain perception of Ubisoft Reflections before it visited the Newcastle-based developer.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Aug 11th 2016 at 1:14PM in News

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Rime re-emerges as potential multiplatform title

Rime re-emerges as potential multiplatform title

Former PS4 exclusive Rime is back on the horizon.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 11th 2016 at 12:08PM in News
Steam release confirmed for Quantum Break

Steam release confirmed for Quantum Break

Current Windows 10 exclusive Quantum Break will be released on Steam next month.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 11th 2016 at 10:37AM in News
Rocket League

The Best Goals From Rocket League's Championship Finals

To call it a showdown is understating it a bit. The first Rocket League Championship Series finals took place over the weekend, and it was a battle of the best ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Aug 11th 2016 at 10:37AM in News
eSports Pro

The casually triumphant pageantry of The International 6

Yesterday, Valve kicked off the first day of The International 2016 main event with an opening ceremony that was somehow both flamboyant and low-key. A large but unimposing figure in ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Aug 11th 2016 at 10:35AM in News

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UK boxed video games market suffers worst month on record

UK boxed video games market suffers worst month on record

In a month where Pokémon Go dominated the media, sales of boxed video games plunged to an all-time low.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Aug 11th 2016 at 10:33AM in News
Dota 2

Did we just witness the biggest upset in Dota history?

"If we win this, we'll be one of the first who came in as the top dogs and actually won the whole thing," Tal "Fly" Aizik told me with his ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Aug 11th 2016 at 10:30AM in News
eSports Pro

Should eSports be in the Olympics?

In 1894, Pierre de Coubertin stood in front of a gathering of international sporting officials and proposed to change the world.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Aug 11th 2016 at 10:26AM in News
Dota 2

Millionaires in the making: Record-setting $20M esports purse

At over $20 million and climbing, the sixth International has the single largest purse in esports history. The International, Dota 2's premier tournament, is essentially an esports World Cup. Teams ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Aug 11th 2016 at 10:24AM in News
BioShock creator Ken Levine to deliver EGX Rezzed keynote

BioShock creator Ken Levine to deliver EGX Rezzed keynote

Ken Levine will headline next year’s EGX Rezzed on Thursday, March 30th.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Aug 11th 2016 at 10:00AM in News
London Games Festival 2017 kicks off March 30th

London Games Festival 2017 kicks off March 30th

Put the date in the diary, London Games Festival 2017 will run from March 30th to April 9th.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Aug 11th 2016 at 10:00AM in News
Games Media Awards Past Winners: Simon Parkin's 2015 Double-Whammy

Games Media Awards Past Winners: Simon Parkin's 2015 Double-Whammy

As we head towards the tenth Games Media Awards on October 11th, we continue our retrospective of past winners. Today we speak to Simon Parkin, who picked up ...

by Lisa Foster
on Aug 10th 2016 at 3:55PM in News
No more 2TB Xbox Ones S for now, Microsoft confirms

No more 2TB Xbox Ones S for now, Microsoft confirms

Those who are yet to put their hands on a 2TB Xbox One S may be out of luck.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 10th 2016 at 2:45PM in News