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A guide to Ivern, one of League’s most innovative champions yet

Once in a blue (buff) moon, Riot decides to really buckle down and create a jungle-specific champion. The last one we got was Rek’Sai and the time before that, well, let’s just say jungle was the role for rejected top lane champions. But with League’s newest jungler, Ivern, we are …

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Will the latest nerfs make Hearthstone great again?

Last week, Hearthstone’s latest set of card changes were announced. Targeting some of the most oppressive and powerful decks in the game these nerfs could well change the game significantly ahead of the $1 million Hearthstone World Championship. Read more on The Daily Dot >>>

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Neeb becomes the first foreigner to win a StarCraft II event in Korea

The one rule of StarCraft II is that the Koreans always win, but now that rule has been broken as Alex "Neeb" Sunderhaft has won the 2016 KeSPA Cup. Neeb’s 4-0 victory over Cho "Trap" Sung Ho in the grand final makes him the first StarCraft II player to ever …

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Paladins mainly reminds us what’s great about Overwatch

If Paladins, the latest title from Smite creator Hi-Rez Studios, isn’t an Overwatch clone, it’s certainly a fraternal twin. But who cares? Everybody copies everybody. League of Legends borrowed characters and concepts from WarCraft III DotA, which in turn took inspiration from a gallimaufry of lane-based WarCraft III mods. Triple-A …

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HiKo: ‘The team looks different, it feels different, and we’re just trying to adapt to it’

NEW YORK—It’s a Sunday morning in Brooklyn, NY and as cars zoom through Atlantic Avenue outside, there’s as much if not more commotion inside Barclays Center. At ESL One New York, Counter-Strike fans are preparing for an unexpected semifinal showdown between Commonwealth of Independent States team Natus Vincere (Na`Vi) and …

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76ers CEO talks Dignitas acquisition, future plans

Last week, three major events happened with traditional sports investors and North American esports. Magic Johnson and co-owners of the Golden State Warriors and Washington Wizards purchased a majority interest in Team Liquid. Memphis Grizzlies co-owner Stephen Kaplan increased his stake in Immortals. But the event that kicked it all …

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Persona 5 falls to second place in Japan

The latest entry in Atlus’ Persona RPG series has fallen to the No.2 spot in Japan according to date provided by Famitsu. The PS4 SKU of the release – last week’s top dog – saw a sales decrease of 85 per cent week-on-week. The PS3 version, which debuted at No.2 …

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Uli Schulze On ESL One New York’s Switch To CS:GO

ESL’s annual trip to the east coast of the United States is almost upon us. For the last few years the company has hosted ESL One New York in the big apple, with the top Dota 2 teams in the world coming together for what has typically been the first …

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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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