Games

Lylat Cruise restored to competitive play in Smash 4

The Lylat Cruise stage has been restored to the competitive map pool in the Super Smash Bros Wii U ruleset after community outcry.  The stage was removed earlier in the year when the new tournament ruleset was revealed, however fans and pro players were not happy with the change. After …

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The First Hour returns to Ginx with Overwatch focused first episode

The First Hour will return to Ginx TV next week for the first episode in the new series. Overwatch will be the focus of the return broadcast, which will take place at 8pm (UK time) on Thursday 16th February, with hosts Adam Savage and Anthony Richardson playing through, as you …

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Dust2 will no longer be played as a competitive CS:GO map

Valve has removed Dust2 from the active map pool in CS:GO, meaning it will no longer be played at a pro level.  The latest patch to CS:GO has re added Inferno to the active map pool, after almost a year out of rotation that involved a significant rework. It’s addition …

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New Dota 2 in game event give players a chance to earn a new courier

The first special Dota 2 event in quite some time has gone live and give players a chance to win a new Baby Roshan courier.  The Dark Moon event adds a new game mode that sees a team of five players try to fend off waves of increasingly hard enemies, …

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Casting studio Room on Fire releases first CS:GO documentary

Room on Fire, the casting studio best known for its work in CS:GO, has released its first documentary titled #CSGreatestGames Episode 1: "Boostgate".  The 37 minute film, which can be seen at the bottom of this page, takes a look at the infamous match back in 2014 between Fnatic and …

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Overwatch finally adds floating health bars in spectator mode

Overwatch has been hailed as the next major eSport, but still has a major problem when it comes to watching the game thanks to its chaotic nature. However Blizzard is trying to fix that and the first step is to implement third person health bars.  When spectating a game health …

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Everything you need to know about the Nintendo Switch and eSports

Traditionally Nintendo has not been the biggest supporter of eSports. The Smash Bros scene has seen a bit of support from the publisher and competitive Splatoon is something they have always been interested in, but outside of that Nintendo has mainly stayed clear of the industry. But that all changed …

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ULTRA STREET FIGHTER Ⅱ: The Final Challengers announced for Nintendo Switch

One of the bigger surprises from the Nintendo Switch reveal event was the announcement of ULTRA STREET FIGHTER™ Ⅱ: The Final Challengers.  The title is somewhat of a remix of the classic fighting game, with new characters and features. Evil Ryu and Violent Ken are the two new confirmed fighters, …

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Splatoon 2 confirmed for the Nintendo Switch

At the Nintendo Switch reveal overnight the Japanese company revealed Splatoon 2.  The sequel to one of the Wii U’s best games will feature new maps, weapons and game modes, while keeping the core gameplay fairly similar to the first title.  Splatoon developed into somewhat of a cult eSport during …

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