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NBA’s Brendan Donohue on how the 2K League is doing esports right

For Brendan Donohue, the managing director of NBA’s 2K Sports League, NBA’s entry to the esports world is the collision of his two big passions. “I’ve spent the last 20 years working in the NBA, on the business side primarily, and I’m very passionate about it. I’ve also been a …

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GamesDoneQuick prepares impromptu charity stream for Hurricane Harvey

Charity livestreaming outfit GamesDoneQuick, a several day long stream of speedrunners that solicits donations, is planning an impromptu stream to raise money for Hurricane Harvey in Texas. GamesDoneQuick is best known for its twice yearly streams, AwesomeGamesDoneQuick (AGDQ) and SummerGamesDoneQuick (SGDQ), week long events that raise a bundle for charity. …

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Team Liquid emerges victorious at The International 7, winning $10.9m cash prize

Team Liquid has lifted the Aegis and claimed victory in Dota 2’s 2017 International, earning themselves $10.9m in cash prizes. Team Liquid, captained by Dota veteran Kuro ‘KuroKy’ Takhasomi, ploughed through much of the competition throughout the entire event, and they kept up this dominance in the final, sweeping former champs …

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Danylo ‘Zeus’ Teslenko leaves Gambit Esports to return to Na’Vi

Danylo ‘Zeus’ Teslenko has returned to Natus Vincere after a year-long stint as Gambit Esports in-game leader that culminating in the team being crowned as PGL Major winners. In a Twitlonger, Teslenko talked about why he left Gambit, and it all seems to come down to coach Mykhailo ‘Kane’ Blagin, …

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Halo veteran Aaron ‘Ace’ Elam released by Team Liquid

Aaron ‘Ace’ Elam, one of Halo’s most well-known professionals, has found himself cut loose from Team Liquid just a few days before roster lock for the HCS Pro League. Elam announced the news on Twitter, tweeting to state that he was released from Team Liquid’s roster on Monday. It’s a …

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Heroes of the Storm player Joshua ‘Vicarrak’ Lloyd removed from Dark Sided without notice

Joshua ‘Vicarrak’ Lloyd, a flex player for Australian esports outfit Dark Sided, was removed by the organisations Heroes of the Storm team without warning, according to Tweets from Lloyd. Lloyd joined the team on the 8th June 2017, along with the rest of the roster, before Dark Sided earnt a …

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Henrik ‘AdmiralBulldog’ Ahnberg denied entry to US to commentate on Dota 2 International tournament

Henrik ‘AdmiralBulldog’ Ahnberg was due to attend Dota 2’s The International tournament as part of its talent team, as a commentator and analyst. However, he’s been denied entry to the US, and is currently on his way home to Gothenburg, Sweden. Ahnberg is a well known figure on the Dota …

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Mike ‘Glaurung’ Fisk is the North American shotcaller with the Heroes of the Storm world at his feet

Mike ‘Glaurung’ Fisk is someone to keep an eye on. The 20 year old is well regarded as one of NA’s best shotcallers, and in his role as a flex player for NA team Roll20, is playing for one of the region’s best teams, too. We spoke to Fisk directly after …

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Laser Kittenz release second player this week, as Lee ‘Claris’ Keon-ho departs

Lee ‘Claris’ Keon-ho has been released by Overwatch team Laser Kittenz, just a few days after his South Korean teammate Byeon ‘Munchkin’ Sang-beom. Keon-ho and Sang-beom signed for Laser Kittenz after leaving Lunatic Hai in April after just a few days with Lunatic-Hai.  Keon-ho is leaving Laser Kittens to try …

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Joshua ‘Dardoch’ Hartnett departs CLG for Team Liquid 4 weeks before playoffs

Joshua ‘Dardoch’ Hartnett has departed from Counter Logic Gaming to rejoin his former outfit, Team Liquid. The reasons for Hartnett’s departure from CLG’s League of Legends roster seem to be largely behavioural, as seen in this quote from CLG’s announcement. “Over the course of the split, we found that Joshua …

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