Games

No Blizzard games for WCA 2017

There will be no Blizzard games at WCA 2017 after organisers failed to secure licences from the developer. Titles such as Warcraft 3, Hearthstone and StarCraft II have made appearances at the event in the past, which has been running since 2014. However, there will be no repeat showings for …

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Overwatch claims eSports Game of the Year award at SXSW

Blizzard’s immensely popular competitive shooter, Overwatch, has won eSports Game of the Year at the SXSW Gaming Awards. The game’s lead story writer, Michael Chu, was in attendance to accept the award for Overwatch, which held off competition from Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, Gears of War 4, Killer Instinct: …

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Valve releases updates to Dota 2 and CS:GO on the same day

Valve is not one for communicating when they plan to do things, so it was a massive surprise when they dropped updates for their two biggest games last night. Dota 2 received the Bladeform Legacy update, the headline of which was the new Juggernaut Arcana cosmetic item that was announced …

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Bethesda testing Quake Champions with eSports pros

Bethesda has revealed that they are testing out Quake Champions with top eSports players to try and gauge the game’s chance of succeeding as an eSport.  id software studio director Tim Willits said at PAX this weekend that the studio is currently focusing on the 1 vs 1 duel mode …

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The Elder Scrolls: Legends finally launches on PC

The Elder Scrolls: Legends, the card game based on The Elder Scrolls universe, has officially launched on PC.  The game has been in beta for some time, but has now officially launched on PC meaning anyone can jump in and play. The game is available for free and can be …

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Sign up for the Quake Champions beta now

Bethesda has announced that it is now accepting sign ups for the Quake Champions beta, which is expected to launch in the coming weeks.  Those hoping to get into the beta can sign up on the official site, and also check out a ton of new information about the game, …

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Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers releases in May

When Nintendo gave us a first look at the games that are coming to the Nintendo Switch the biggest surprise for eSports fans was Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers. The remake of the classic fighting game is one of the Switch’s most anticipated titles, with the thought of …

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CCP announces Sparc, a full-body VR sport

CCP, the developers behind EVE Online, have announced a new VR game called Sparc.  The game is a full body sport that is played in virtual reality, which means you will have to move around a lot in real life to play it. From the trailer it looks kind of …

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Rainbow Six caster Panky on his eSports journey and growing the scene

Christopher Pankhurst, better known as Panky to pretty much every one, has been around the eSports scene for some time. Things started out for him in League of Legends, where he enjoyed a stint working for Riot Games, before deciding to test the waters of freelance casting and streaming. Since …

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BAFTA announces the nominations for the AMD Esports Audience Award

BAFTA has announced the nominees for the AMD Esports Audience Award.  The award will be handed out on April 6th, at the BAFTA Game Awards, but will be the only award voted for by the public.  Clash Royale, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Dota 2, League of Legends, Overwatch and Street Fighter …

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