Games industry events

Performance coaching in the world of esports

To much of the public, gaming is the simple concept of playing video games. To the majority of gamers, gaming is competitive with the slight chance of a glorified victory. To a select few, gaming is a full-time job—paying out large salaries and prize pools from competing around the world …

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Games Media Awards Past Winners: VideoGamer

As we head towards the GMA 2016 Awards on October 10th MCV looks back on some of the key highlights of the event. Here we speak to VideoGamer editor James Orry. His team picked up the coveted Best Video Team award in 2015. How did you first get into the …

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The teams to watch at ESL Gamescom 2016

Europe’s biggest video game event of the year is due to kick off in just a few days, and of course it wouldn’t be complete without a ton of eSports events. Gamescom is taking place in Cologne, Germany between 17 and 21 August, and ESL is set to have a …

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Edging out the competition: A look at G2’s dominant run in Standard Hearthstone

G2 Esports is on top of the competitive Hearthstone world. In recent months we’ve seen Dima Rdu” Radu take down DreamHack Summer and the Truesilver Invitational, Thijs Thijs” Molendijk win EU Spring Champs and Adrian Lifecoach” Koy win SeatStory V, with the other two joining him in the Top 8. …

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Inaugural Future Games Summit takes place this November

A brand new conference will be held this November that will examine the opportunities and challenges facing every spectrum of the games industry in the UK and beyond. Organised by MCV parent NewBay Media, the Future Games Summit will take place and London’s Millennium Mayfair Hotel and runs from Wednesday, …

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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 – the most notorious names in Rocket League – as NA faced off against EU. The road to the grand …

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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 the shape of Gabe Newell, the company’s co-founder and managing director, strutted sheepishly onto the stage while Dota 2‘s theme …

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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 two awards last year – being named as Features Writer and Mainstream Voice. How did you first get into the games media? …

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The Rocket League Championship Series was esports for everyone

Esports often miss out on the feats of physical grace that make for great SportsCenter clips, or, at least, giffable moments. With great punt returns or rim-shaking slam dunks, there’s no need for a nuanced understanding of football or basketball to gawp. Only on rare occasions are esports so immediately …

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