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Steve Aoki buys Rogue

After performing at TwitchCon Steve Aoki announced that he has purchased eSports organisation Rogue. Aoki has purchased a controlling share of the organisation, and plans to be a hands on owner, with the press release stating: Steve [will] play a supportive role in the Overwatch team’s continued success, as well …

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Battleborn may (or may not) be going free-to-play

Gearbox’s multiplayer shooter seems to be about to launch some sort of free-to-play or free-to-try offer. Kotaku originally reported that a source close to the game had informed it that Battleborn was going to make the switch to free-to-play within a couple of months. This source added that the studio …

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ESL partners with Cybersmile to tackle toxicity in eSports

ESL has partnered with The Cybersmile Foundation to tackle online abuse and toxicity in the world of eSports. Cybersmile has been working to address online abuse in the competitive gaming space since early 2015. This new partnership will significantly widen the reach of Cybersmile resources, as they try and get …

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NBA team co-owners and Magic Johnson buy Team Liquid

The investment group known as aXiomatic eSports has purchased controlling interest of Team Liquid. The group features big names such as NBA hall of famer Magic Johnson along with Peter Guber and Ted Leonsis who are leading the group. Guber is perhaps best known as the CEO of Mandalay Entertainment …

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Ajax gets into eSports with FIFA player Koen Weijland

Dutch football club Ajax has signed FIFA player Koen Weijland, becoming the latest team to enter the world of eSports. The five time Dutch champion has been ranked as the best player in the world in 2010, 2011 and 2015 and will now represent Ajax at all future tournaments. He …

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The Nanyang Dota 2 Cruise Cup will be held on a boat in the middle of the ocean

The Nanyang Cruise Cup will be the first ever Dota 2 tournament played on a cruise ship. Between October 13th and 17th four of the best Chinese Dota 2 teams, including TI 6 champions Wings Gaming and TI 4 champions Newbee, will play on board the Sapphire Princess cruise ship. …

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Yahoo suffers world’s biggest data breach

Around half a billion Yahoo accounts were compromised in a security breach in 2014, it has been confirmed. The hackers, whom Yahoo has said were state-sponsored, accessed names, email addresses, phone numbers, birth dates and even security questions and answers, as were encrypted passwords. The news could very well cast …

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NBA star Jeremy Lin endorses new Chinese Dota 2 super team

Jeremy Lin, point guard for NBA team the Brooklyn Nets and known Dota fan, has endorsed the new ViCi Gaming J Dota 2 team. Lin signed an agreement with China Digital Group and ViCi Gaming to create the new team, which will feature Lin as the team’s honorary captain. The …

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