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Players vote to play in the ESL Pro League instead of PEA

Teams that were set to play in the PEA CS:GO league have voted to instead play in the ESL Pro League North American division.  Late last year PEA told teams that they would not be able to play in both competitions, which caused a ton of drama including open letters …

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ESL running $150,000 Hearthstone team league

ESL has announced the ESL Hearthstone Trinity Series, a $150,000 Hearthstone league for teams to compete in.  The competition will kick off later this month, with eight teams playing each other once across seven weeks of league play. The competition will then conclude at ESL’s California studios.  Virtus Pro, Tempo …

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PEA plans to ban its teams from playing in the ESL Pro League according to report

A report from Slingshot eSports suggests that PEA will ban all teams that play in its league from competing in the rival ESL Pro League.  PEA will be running its own league in 2017 in a similar fashion to the Pro League, which makes the move somewhat understandable. However players …

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ESL One New York returns to the Barclays Center until 2020

ESL has announced that it will run a tournament at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn for the next four years.  ESL One New York will return on September 16th and 17th 2017, and then will come back again in 2018, 2019 and 2020, although exact dates for those events are …

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IEM Katowice World Championship to take place over two weekends

The Intel Extreme Masters World Championship will once again return to Katowice Poland for 2017, but the event will be split over two weekends.  The IEM League of Legends World Championship will take place, providing they can actually get teams to attend, on February 25th and 26th 2017 in the …

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G2 Esports turn down invitation to IEM Gyeonggi

With IEM Oakland now over and done with all eyes in the LoL scene are turning to the final big event before the new LCS season kicks off, IEM Gyeonggi.  While a number of teams have already been confirmed for the event, such as ROX Tigers and Royal Never Give …

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ESEA launches anti cheat tech for CS:GO LAN events

After years of developing software to detect cheaters in online games of Counter Strike, ESEA has finally come up with a similar solution for games that are played on LAN.  The new ESEA LAN anti-cheat client uses similar tech to the online software to detect any players that are cheating …

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ESL to run Atlas Reactor Go4 tournaments

ESL has partnered with Trion Worlds to run a series of Atlas Reactor competitions that feature more than $8,000 in prize money.  The Atlas Reactor Go4 series kicks off this weekend, and to celebrate Atlas Reactor will be free to play for everyone for the entire weekend.  Previously community focused …

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Two more ESL Pro League seasons confirmed for 2017

The ESL Pro League CS:GO competition will return for another two seasons in 2017, with $2 million on the line throughout the course of the year. The two million prize pool gives each season a prize pool of $1 million, which is a 25% increase on last season. ESL have …

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Machine leaves ESL to go freelance

Alex "Machine" Richardson has left ESL in order to become a freelance caster and host. His last event was the ESL Pro League Season 4 Finals in Brazil last weekend, meaning he is now free to host and cast tournaments from any organiser. Machine is best known for his work …

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