ESports

Valve announces six Dota 2 teams invited to The International 7

Valve has revealed the six invited teams for August’s The International 7 tournament, in addition to where Valve will be pulling the addition 12 teams that’ll be joining them from the regional qualifiers.  The invites are safe choices. Epicenter winners Team Liquid are joined by four time Major champs OG …

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Unikrn launch own cryptocurrency for esports betting: Unikoingold

Esports betting outfit Unikrn has announced its own cryptocurrency: UnikoinGold. Unikrn has had ‘Unikoin’, a digital currency specific to the site that betters use, since 2015. UnikoinGold will be bigger, sitting on the Ethereum blockchain as a genuine cryptocurrency. The Ethereum blockchain is significant here because it’ll mean that the …

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South Korea considering law to criminalise boosting

A member of the South Korean parliament has put forwards an initiative aimed at criminalising account boosting in video games.  Representative Lee Dong-sub has tabled the initiative, which could see account boosting punished with a hefty fine of up to 20 million Won ($18,000), or some time in jail.  A …

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Blizzard open the doors on Overwatch esports with Overwatch Open Division

Blizzard has revealed the finer details for the Overwatch Open Division, and it appears the company is throwing the doors open to anyone with a burning desire to compete. If you’re good enough. Qualifying for the Open Division is as simple as it gets. All you have to do is …

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Overwatch’s Kaplan: “Penalties for boosting and throwing are about to increase dramatically”

“Penalties for boosting and throwing are about to increase dramatically.”  That’s the message from Overwatch game director Jeff Kaplan, as he’s taken to the game’s forum to reveal the company’s distaste for practices that fiddle with the game’s internal metrics for ranking players.  Dot Esports spotted the post on Overwatch’s …

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Yahoo Esports shuts down this Friday, as parent Verizon restructures

Yahoo Esports is shutting its doors this Friday, on June 16th, as Verizon brings Yahoo and AOL together in a merger, mashing the two former internet giants together into a new company, Oath.  It seems that in the restructure, Yahoo Esports didn’t make the cut, with Travis Gafford writing: “Unfortunately, …

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Echo Fox picks up 80% of Team EnVyUs’s Gears of War roster

Echo Fox, the esports organisation owned by retired NBA star Rick Fox, has swooped in for four fifths of Team EnVyUs’ Gears of War roster. Jose ‘FraNChiS’ Mavo, Jamie ‘ToySxldier’ Rivera, Arody ‘Praized’ Dipre and Brian ‘Solurs’ Valenzuela are all leaving Team EnVyUs and joining Echo Fox, where they will play with Kyle Mason, the …

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Sayed ‘Tekken Master’ Hashem, Bahrain’s most successful esports athlete, on why Americans have it easier

Sayed ‘Tekken Master’ Hashem got into games the same way as many of his generation: fighting for supremacy against his siblings. Hashem’s earliest memories of gaming are when he was six, embroiled in digital fisticuffs with his brothers in fighting games like Tekken. He’d play against his brothers every day …

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Flash Wolves jungler Hung ‘Karsa’ Hau-Hsuan suspended for early disconnect

Hung ‘Karsa’ Hau-Hsuan, the star jungler of the Flash Wolves, has been suspended by the team for intentionally disconnecting early during a match. Riot Games’ rulebook says that players should not leave a match until either a victory or defeat message is shown on the screen. In a match between …

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Marvel vs. Capcom trailer reveals new additions to the game’s roster

Capcom pushed out a new trailer for cross-universe beat-em-up Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite on Monday during Sony’s E3 press conference, showing off some of the story and a handful of new characters. The trailer is below, and features several new characters for your punching pleasure, in addition to a suitable …

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