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Milestone team up with Dorna for MotoGP Esports, and it’s all about the spectacle

This year for the first time, Milestone’s MotoGP game — in this case, MotoGP17 — will be taking on the world of esports, as Milestone have partnered up with Dorna Sports, MotoGP’s license holders to launch a MotoGP Esport Championship. In this instance it’s unusual because while Milestone have made …

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PlayerUnknown on why Battlegrounds esports ‘isn’t a priority’ for the team yet, and what’s next

It took PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds just three days on Steam’s Early Access to make $11m. It’s a nearly ridiculous amount of money, and suddenly all eyes are on the game, asking the important questions: what’s next for the game, and when can it be watched as a competitive event? Brendan Greene, …

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Daybreak Games announces European H1Z1 Tournament

Daybreak studios are holding their first official European tournament for their battle royale kill-em-up H1Z1: King of the Kill in May. The event, which will livestreamed in its entirety on Twitch, will kick off on May 25th, pitting the premier KOTK killers into a fight for survival.This will occur primarily …

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Leaked listing suggests Modern Warfare Remastered coming in July

A listing on video game rental site GameFly has suggested that a standalone version of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare could be in the works. The listing, which was quickly removed, was captured by Call of Duty info site Charlie Intel, revealing that the remake will be available on GameFly …

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Capcom: Marvel Vs. Capcom: Infinite will skip the Capcom Pro Tour 2017

In an interview with VG247, Capcom talked briefly about their plans for Marvel Vs. Capcom: Infinite’s approach to esports, the depth added by the Infinity Stones and the game skipping the Capcom Pro Tour in 2017. Associate producer Peter ‘Combofiend’ Rosas, yes that one, said that in regards to competitive …

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Marvel Vs. Capcom: Infinite won’t have cross-platform play

Despite the title, it seems Marvel Vs. Capcom: Infinite won’t have unlimited matchmaking potential, with the forthcoming fighting game shipping without cross-platform play. After Street Fighter V shipped with cross-platform matchmaking, there was buzz in the community that Marvel Vs. Capcom: Infinite would get the same treatment. However, in an …

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Interview: Konami’s Jonas Lygaard talks PES League, football esports and his dream job

This weekend saw the second Pro Evolution Soccer (PES) regional final take place in Anfield, with 16 players coming together to compete for one of four qualifying places at the Cardiff final of the year’s PES esports calendar, which will award the winner £200,000. We spent the weekend at Anfield, …

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Interview: We talk to Jay Smith about GAME’s grass roots tournaments

At Insomnia last week, we sent Mike Stubbs to chat to GAME’s Belong and esports platform manager Jay Smith about the company’s efforts to get new players engaged with esports using grassroots tournaments and the retailer’s chain of venues. How did GAME get involved with esports, and what’s next? Mike …

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StarCraft gets first patch since 2009, now free to download for all

StarCraft has just received its first patch in eight years, and celebrated the occasion by making StarCraft and it’s expansion, Brood War, free to download too. None of this is entirely unexpected. In 2016 a StarCraft patch labelled 1.17 appeared on Blizzard’s FTP site, vanishing before it ever went live. …

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Chinese League of Legends server only open to those ranked Diamond or above

A new League of Legends server has emerged in China, admitting only the chosen few that have attained Diamond rank in the game. Currently, this prestigious server is only available in China, due to the game’s client operating differently in the region. While most regions will drop you straight into …

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