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Riot Games is getting a special BAFTA award at E3

BAFTA has announced that it will honour League of Legends developer Riot Games with a special award at E3 in a few weeks. The award will be presented to co-CEOs and co-founders Brandon Beck and Marc Merrill, on behalf of Riot Games at an event in West Hollywood on June …

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Boomeo teams up with Astralis

Boomeo, a training platform for popular competitive FPS Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, announced over the weekend that they would be partnering up with CS:GO champs Astralis. Boomeo is a content portal for those looking to improve at the shooter in addition to a series of modified servers that replicate a series …

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Team YP return to Smash Bros, signing Griffin ‘Fatality’ Miller

Team YP, the esports team sponsored by adult website YouPorn, has signed Super Smash Bros 4 players Griffin ‘Fatality’ Miller. This marks Team YP reentering the world of Super Smash Bros, a world they entered for the first time by signing Smash players Jason ‘Bizzarro Flame’ Yoon in 2015, who …

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Gillette announce sponsorship of League of Legends team EDward Gaming

Gillette has announced a sponsorship deal with Chinese League of Legends outfit EDward Gaming, making the popular team Gillette’s first. Gillette have some prior experience with esports. They are partners with the ESL and also sponsor League of Legends player / team owner Enrique ‘xPeke’ Cedeño. The sponsorship for EDward …

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ESIC ban Conner ‘ZonC’ Huglin for two years

The Esports Integrity Coalition has handed out a two year ban to Conner Huglin, better known by his player handle of ZonC, banning the player from ‘all’ esports from 10 May 2017 to 9 May 2019. There’s no word on exactly what ‘all’ means in this case, however it’s probably …

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War Child’s Wayne Emanuel on Game On and the charity’s aim to hold it’s first esports tournament

Gaming and charity have had a long and varied history together, with many initiatives looking to get gamers and those who enjoy gaming to donate to charity. War Child are one of the charities that seems to have really embraced this. For the last several years, the charity has worked …

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Popular streamer gets ‘swatted’ on airplane, banned from Twitch

Paul Denino, a popular Twitch streamer who broadcasts under the name Ice_Poseidon, has achieved an unlikely milestone: he’s the first person to be “swatted” on an airplane. He then quickly achieved a second: he’s the first person to be banned by Twitch for being swatted on a plane. “Swatting” is …

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Summer Games Done Quick schedule promises Nier Automata, Halo and The Lion King

The schedule for Summer Games Done Quick (SGDQ) has been announced, with speedrunning fans able to take a quick look at the schedule for the marathon event. Speedrunners from around the globe come to SGDQ to show off their skills, with viewers making donations to Doctors Without Borders and have …

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All-women’s Stephen’s College offers up Overwatch scholarship

A small all-women’s college located in the American Midwest has made waves after offering up a varsity esports program. This makes Stephen’s College, in Missouri, the first women’s college to offer up a competitive gaming scholarship.  Stephen’s College is planning to form an Overwatch team for the Fall season of …

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MonteCristo and DoA leave Korea to cast the Overwatch League

Casters Christopher "MonteCristo" Mykles and Erik "DoA" Lonnquist have announced that they are leaving Korea and will return to the US to work on the upcoming Overwatch League.  The pair are best known as the English language voices of Korean League of Legends. For years the pair were the main …

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