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PENTA cut loose their CS:GO roster, via mutual agreement

After several players from PENTA have departed the organisation in the last three months, the esports organisation has decided to step away from CS:GO, leaving the remaining three players teamless.  This information comes after the team lost Kevin ‘HS Tarn and Miikka ‘suNny’ Kemppi in August, while Niko ‘naSu’ Kovanen, …

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GODSENT hires Niko ‘naSu’ Kovanen as new CS:GO head coach

Swedish esports oufit GODSENT have signed Niko ‘naSu’ Kovanen as the new head coach for their Counter-Strike: Global Offensive team. He replaces Graham ‘messioso’ Pitt who has been handling the role in the interim this summer, who will be returning to a position with RFRSH Entertainment on the organisational side, …

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Immortals sign João ‘Horvy’ Horvath for in-crisis CS:GO roster

After the Dreamhack Montreal controversy that tore up Immortals’ Counter-Strike: Global Offensive roster, the organisation has started to rebuild, filling one of its empty slots with the signing of João ‘Horvy’ Horvath. Horvath comes into a tumultuous period for the team, with Vito ‘kNG’ Giuseppe benched and then released, and …

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Nielsen Esports report claims only 28% of esports fans want to see it at the Olympics

A Nielsen study entitled “The Esports Playbook: Maximizing Investment Through Understanding The Fans” has revealed some interesting facts on numbers.  The headline is that while 71% of respondents believe that esports will become a mainstream activity in the near future, only 53% consider esports to be an actual sport.   Nielsen’s …

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Bulkhead Interactive’s Brammer on Battalion 1944 esports: “When we show this game off it’s going to change the shooter industry.”

Battalion 1944 feels just like Call of Duty 2. This isn’t a surprise, Bulkhead Interactive’s multiplayer first-person shooter proudly proclaims itself as a spiritual successor to World War II classics Medal of Honour and Call of Duty 2, in a campaign that saw 10,096 backers throwing in £317,281 to help …

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NA LCS returning to best-of-one format in 2018

The North American League of Legends Championship Series (NA LCS) has announced a return to the double best-of-one format for its regular season format. Riot switched from best-of-one to a best-of-three series in 2016, claiming that it would give fans more chances to watch their favourites compete. However, Riot have …

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Lead experience designer at Riot Games claims “we’ll be gucci” if popular former streamer dies of testicular cancer or cocaine overdose

Aaron Rutledge, a lead experience designer at Riot Games, has caused problem suggesting that “we’ll be gucci” if a popular former League of Legends streamer Tyler ‘Tler1’ Steinkamp dies “From a coke overdose or testicular cancer from all the steroids.” Rutledge, posting on the League of Legends subreddit under his handle …

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DOTA 2 players slump to lowest level in three years as PUBG cannibalises game time

The meteoric success of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is not happening in isolation – several games are suffering player declines in its wake. Chief among them seems to be Valve’s DOTA 2 which, as spotted by Game Debate, recently saw active players dip to its lowest number since 2014, falling to 214,155. That’s …

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Method sign PUBG squad

Method has picked up a team for PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds roster, signing three new players to back up Anssi ‘AndyPyro’ Huovinen, who competed under Method’s banner at the Gamescom PUBG invitational event.  The new roster is Jamon ‘RaptorDRaptor’ Moretz, Ludvik ‘Aitzy’ Jahnsen, Mathias ‘EnergeticTurtle’ Nielson and Huovinen.  "I wanted Raptor on …

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$150,000 Gears Pro Circuit event in Mexico City delayed due to natural disasters

The $150,000 Gears Pro Circuit Mexico City has been delayed after natural disasters in the area. The event was scheduled to take place on October 13 to 15 at Mexico City’s World Trade Center, but a series of natural disasters has forced Coalition and Gears Esports to postpone the event …

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