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Four Teams Set to Surprise at Worlds

Group stages encourage extreme thinking. On one hand there are top seeds that are most likely to advance at Worlds and contend for the championship, and on the other hand there are likely losers. Some teams appear to be there to get beat up by better teams that actually have …

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ESL on their first live FGC event: ‘New York…doesn’t get the same amount of attention from tournament organizers as the West Coast does’

The Brooklyn Beatdown will be ESL’s first Street Fighter LAN event, and the long-standing esports production company is leaning on the community to make sure it runs smoothly. When it comes to their live events, ESL is traditionally known for large-scale, closed tournaments. But when it came to working with …

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What Happened At Overwatch Open’s NA Group Stage?

The Overwatch Open Finals are underway, and already we’ve seen the NA portion of the tournament completed, the victory now declared and the losers left for dust. Rather than build up to it too much, it’s pretty clear who lead the charge for first-place victory in the NA side. Team …

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In defence of Yogg-Saron, Hearthstone’s most hated card

For purists, Yogg represents a reviled new wrinkle that’s been infecting Blizzard’s game design. Hearthstone’s classic set had nothing even slightly resembling the variance introduced by Yogg. Instead you had cards that were right in line with the mechanics of your average tabletop game. It wasn’t until recently that Team …

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Developer kicked off Steam after pressuring Valve to reveal gamers’ personal info

Digital Homicide might have committed digital suicide after going to war with Valve. The studio has already taken legal action against video personality Jim Sterling after the Brit heavily criticised many of its titles in his Jimquisition series. Now it has alleged that an organised group formed on the back …

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When hooliganism comes to esports, everyone loses

On Reddit, a salty fan of Cloud9 pointed out that VP fans at Dreamhack Bucharest appeared to be holding up signs reading THEY ARE A” and THEY ARE B.” While I’m a plenty salty C9 fan myself, I don’t believe that anyone in the crowd is capable of communicating the …

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Games Media Awards 2016: The Finalists

There are just four weeks to go until the Games Media Awards take place once more. This year, there are over 60 writers, presenters, Youtubers, streamers and media brands in the running for one of these coveted awards. The Games Media Awards are celebrating 10 years in 2016 (they grow …

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ESL One New York brings CS:GO to the East Coast

ESL’s annual trip to the east coast of the States has been a staple of the competitive Dota 2 scene for a few years now. Often serving as the first major LAN event of the new season, it has always offered up surprises, such as Vega Squadron coming out on …

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The promise of competitive Destiny

Bungie and Major League Gaming are kicking off Destiny’s new expansion—and a new metagame—with a mix of live and online Crucible tournaments, beginning with yesterday’s inaugural MLG Destiny Exhibition in Columbus, Ohio. Peaking at around 65,000 viewers in the fifth and final game, the match brought together twelve PvP players …

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