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World Cyber Arena tournament suffers issues within opening hours, again

The Chinese multi-eSport event World Cyber Arena has suffered massive production delays within the opening hours in a repeat of last year’s fiasco. The tournament, organised by a division of the Yinchuan municipal government, began the group stages of 11 different games shortly before 6am GMT. However, after five hours …

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This is what 2015s top 5 eSports organizations are worth

2015 has been the year of records for eSports. From viewership to investments, we’ve set the bar pretty high for 2016 and looking at the most recent announcements we’re already looking at a brighter future. You may recall the Dota 2 International surpassing $18 million, and various titles such as …

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ESL announces next $250,000 Dota event to be held in Philippines

ESL have declared that their next stop on the worldwide Dota 2 tour will be in the underserved region of South East Asia at Manila’s Mall of Asia Arena in the Phillippines. ESL One, to arrive in the country April 23-24, will bring with it a $250,000 prize pool and …

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eSports: On Par With the NFL and NBA?

Most traditional sports haven’t always been considered true sports. When American football was invented in 1869, it was considered a game. It wasn’t until 1920 when the NFL was founded that the game of football was officially christened a sport. Basketball followed a similar path, as James Naismith invented the …

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SK Gaming go mobile with Vainglory team acquisition

One of Europe’s oldest multi-discipline eSports organisations is moving into mobile by picking up a top Vainglory organisation. R3D Gaming has won almost every single tournament they have competed in since the launch of the tablet-based MOBA last November. The franchise consists of three teams of three players, all of …

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Korean StarCraft 2 legend Flash retires aged 23

Lee "Flash" Young-ho, a Korean StarCraft pro who has played for KT Rolster for eight years, announced his retirement today at the age of 23. Lee, who was initially signed to the largest Korean eSports organisation in 2007 at the age of 14, has since gone on to win an …

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Gfinity to host UK leg of Halo World Championship

Gfinity will host the online qualifiers and live finals of the Halo 5 UK Championships in December and January as the first series of the World Championships begin. The eSports organiser will be using their online tournament system to hold qualifiers on December 20, and January 3, 6 and 10 …

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Panda Global returns to Heroes of the Storm, signs team Kappa Wolves

EsportsorganizationPanda Global Gaminghas signed competitiveHeroes of the Stormteam Kappa Wolves. The Wolves have been active in the North AmericanHeroes of the Stormscene since forming in January. The team regularly placed in the top three for every competition they entered including, most recently, first place in the Enter the Storm North …

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Blizzard raises stakes on Hearthstone with $1.9m prize pool

Blizzard today announced their plans for Hearthstone eSports in 2016, including an inflated prize pool of $1.9m. The World Championship tour of Blizzard’s eSports card game will culminate next year in a $1m global final at BlizzCon 2016. Prior to that final stage, three seasons of $100,000 championships will be …

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Unikrn creates ‘Team Unikrn’, an all-female CS:GO team

Unikrn have today announced their first foray into team ownership with an all-female competitive Counter-Strike: Global Offensive team. The team, comprised of five European women from the UK, France, Greece and Germany, was formed in conjunction with Luxbet, a division of Unikrn’s global partner and wagering service Tabcorp. The formation …

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