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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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Heroes’ Braithwaite on HOTS, dive meta and why “there won’t be any un-sponsored (HGC) teams in 2018.”

When I spoke to Sam Braithwaite, it was halfway through Heroes of the Storm’s Mid-Season Brawl, a tournament set out by Blizzard to act as, well, the halfway point of the season. As the name suggests. Braithwaite, the esports franchise lead for Heroes of the Storm, is in good spirits. …

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Kim ‘Effect’ Hyun tweets worries about future of Overwatch esports, will start practicing CS:GO

Kim ‘Effect’ Hyun, a damage dealer for Team EnVyUs’ Overwatch roster, took to Twitter on Tuesday to say that he’s looking to start practicing Overwatch.  The tweet, in Korean, is embedded below, but was translated by Slingshot Esports.  In English: “I decided to play CS:GO during the pockets of time …

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Interview: SK’s Felps on jetlag, overpowered pistols and how they came to Europe to win ‘three out of four championships’

After clutching victory in both the Dreamhack Open and the ECS Season 3 finals, SK are looking like one of the strongest Counter-Strike: Global Offensive squads in the world.  They’re currently on a summer break, a working holiday that’s seeing the team venture to Europe with the aim of smashing …

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Team EnVyUs sign star Rocket League squad

Team EnVyUs has announced that they have signed three Rocket League stars to create a competitive roster for the title. The three players signed: David ‘Deevo’ Morrow, Nicolai ‘Masetro’ Bang and Remco ‘Remkoe’ Den Boer are Rocket League Championship Series World Champions for Season 3 and used to play for …

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NiP drop their Dota 2 team to focus on LoL, CS:GO and Overwatch rosters

Ninjas in Pyjamas has announced that they’re stepping away from Dota 2 for the second time, only a few months after acquiring what remained of Escape Gaming as their roster in January 2017. NiP’s team failed to make a big impact in Valve’s MOBA, failing to qualify for March’s Kiev …

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Rise Nation is the latest org to drop its Overwatch team

With the Overwatch League looming teams have been dropping Overwatch teams all over the place. Now Rise Nation has become the latest org to drop it’s quad, creating quite the free agent talent pool. The team was never quite able to break into the top tier of North American teams, …

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