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League Of Legends MSI 2016 Finals: The Winners Are…

The final of League of Legends’ Mid Season Invitational saw Counter Logic Gaming represent North America (a milestone in Riot tournament progession for the region) against South Korea’s SK Telecom T1. But would LoL wunderkind Lee ‘Faker’ Sang-hyeok get to complete his trophy collection with an MSI win or would …

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Science shows that eSports professionals are real athletes

Scientists at the German Sports University have conducted a study of eSports athletes and they were surprised by their results. They found that they are exposed to physical strains similar to those of "normal" athletes. Professor Ingo Frobse began studying eSports athletes five years ago. This made Frobse something of …

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What did we learn at Interface 2016?

Following MCV and Develop’s third Interface event, we round up the biggest learnings from our schedule of speakers and panels. 1. ‘A great Kickstarter is 50 per cent having a great idea and50 per cent being able to convince people you can finish it’ This year’s Interface kicked off with …

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The constant flux of Mew2King

Genesis. What an appropriate name for the first tournament Adam Armada” Lindgren would play in the United States. Once upon a time Armada was the actual underdog when going into a set, and Genesis was the first of many in which he would beat Jason Mew2King” Zimmerman. Mew2King was once …

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League Of Legends: What G2’s Disastrous MSI Performance Actually Tells Us

Heading into the Mid-Season Invitational (MSI), most fans of the European League of Legends’ scene were pleased to see G2 eSports representing their region. The team had stormed the EU LCS in their rookie split, with a combination of individual skill and teamwork. They also had a cocksure aura around …

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Enemy owner Clerkie on turning down $1M offer for LCS spot: "Everybody around me thinks I’m crazy. Looking back, I might even think I was crazy."

DremHack Austin was a busy yet probably satisfying weekend for Dan Clerkie” Clerke. He’s still the owner of Enemy, an organization with Smite, Dota 2 and Super Smash Bros teams (though they’ve also dabbled with League of Legends and Counter-Strike in the past). But Clerkie was watching as his other …

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Massan and the Viewbotting Witch Hunt

Harry ”MaSsan” Cheong’s split from Cloud9 is only the latest development in the Hearthstone streamer’s saga of Twitch bans and viewbotting allegations. Twitch and C9 have been tight-lipped throughout the drama, while Reddit sleuths and competing streamers have fed a frenzy of accusations and speculation. In the faint hope of …

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Exploring the rapid rise of Rocket League

According to the developers, Rocket League wasn’t their first physics-based video game involving cars and soccer balls in a cage. The first version, Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars”, was released in 2008 for PS3. While SARP wasn’t nearly as successful as Rocket League, it remains a critically-acclaimed title among fans of …

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Zfreek on why nationality is irrelevant when it comes to performance

Zakari ‘ZfreeK’ Freedman is compLexity Gaming’s support player and also CoL captain Kyle ‘swindlemelonzz’ Freedman’s real life brother. Transferring to Dota 2 from Heroes of Newerth along with his brother, Zfreek has managed to stay out of the limelight, happily accepting his brother to bask in the public eye. The …

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Athletes and eSports: Why Visas Are Complicated

Finally. After many months of being barred from competition, TSM has announced that Leffen has received a temporary P1 Visa that grants him access to the United States. This is great news for Melee fans, but one that comes as a bit of a surprise. Why now, when not before? …

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