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Hearthstone hits 75m users with expansion scheduled for April, report claims

Blizzard will release the next expansion for Hearthstone in April, according to a new report. Yahoo Finance editor Tae Kim claims to have word from an Activision Blizzard employee that the card game has now passed 75m players worldwide and that its numbers “are off the charts”. As recently as …

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Riot also working on dedicated European League of Legends network

League of Legends is to receive a dedicated European network, mirroring that planned for the US. Developer Riot revealed its American network plans earlier this month and has now confirmed that an EU project is also underway. The recent launch of an Amsterdam datacentre and changes to its Frankfurt datacentre …

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Understanding eSports: A Brief History of eSports

For the first entry in our continuing coverage of the eSports market, MCV looks back at the growth of competitive gaming and sees where it could be headed in years to come Multiplayer gaming has come on leaps and bounds since the days of head-to-head face-offs on arcade cabinets. Events …

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Dailymotion enters game streaming market, targets eSports

Video sharing site Dailymotion has become the latest company to branch out into live video game streaming. Dailymotion Games, in the words of its creators, “offers the gaming and electronic sports community a custom-built environment for viewing, sharing, uploading and streaming personal gaming and gaming competitions”. Streamers will get access …

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US universities are offering League of Legends scholarships

The University of Pikeville in Kentucky is offering 20 scholarships for top League of Legends players this autumn. PC Gamer reports that Pikeville isn’t the first to offer this – Chicago institution Robert Morris did the same last year. An extensive college network, called the Collegiate StarLeague, is already established …

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