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2017 Smite World Championships to take place at new Hi-Rez Expo

The 2017 Smite World Championships will take place between January 5th and January 8th at the new Hi-Rez Expo. Located in the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta, Georgia, the new event will replace the usual World Championships but will still play host to the PC and Xbox One …

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Six teams invited to The International 6, 10 places still up for grabs

OG, Team Liquid, Newbee, LGD Gaming, MVP Phoenix and Natus Vincere have all received direct invitations to The International 6, the biggest Dota 2 event of the year. The teams have been invited after competing at the top level over the past few months, and keeping team rosters unchanged after …

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IeSF building eSports athlete’s commission in bid to get eSports to the Olympics

The International e-Sports Federation (IeSF) has announced that it is working on an eSports athlete’s commission, in an attempt to get eSports to the Olympics in the future. The commission will aim to give players a say when building international competitive rule sets and generally allow for more standardisation across …

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Initial Vainglory World Championship details to be announced next week

In an interview with MCV at E3, Kristian Segerstrale, Chief Operating Officer and Executive Director at Super Evil Megacorp revealed that the dates for the Vainglory World Championship will be announced next week. We just finished the spring season with our spring finals, then we will have the summer season …

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Overwatch more popular than League of Legends in Korean PC Bangs

Overwatch has, by some metrics, overtaken League of Legends in terms of popularity in Korean PC bangs. A post that appeared on the Overwatch subReddit showed that last week Overwatch had a 0.4% lead over League of Legends, in terms of play time in PC bangs operated by GettoGold. GettoGold …

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Twitch takes legal action against viewbotting companies

Streaming site Twitch is taking legal action against seven companies that offer viewbotting services. In a post on the Twitch blog Matthew DiPietro, SVP of Marketing at Twitch, said that the company is actively targeting any service that tries to artificially inflate viewer numbers, follower numbers and chat activity by …

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ESL One Frankfurt to be broadcast on German TV

ESL today announced that the upcoming ESL One Frankfurt Dota 2 tournament will be broadcast on German TV channel SPORT1. The free to view station that is primarily known for its traditional sports broadcasts, will show the grand final of the event at 8pm CEST on June 19th. The other …

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Microsoft adding tournament features to Xbox One, launching $100,000 Killer Instinct Tour

Microsoft has used E3 week to announce new eSports related features for the Xbox One and a $100,000 Killer Instinct competition. At its press conference on Monday the platform holder announced Xbox Arena, a new set of features coming to the Xbox One that will allow people to sign up …

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Splyce picks up Overwatch team

Splyce, an organisation that has teams in some of the biggest eSports in the world, has signed an Overwatch team. The organisation has signed the former Fine, I’ll Go McCree roster, who have been competing together since the beta but are yet to post any top results in significant events. …

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$100,000 Overwatch tournament to be held at Gamescom by ESL

ESL and Blizzard have teamed up to host a $100,000 Overwatch tournament at Gamescom later this year. The ESL Overwatch Atlantic Showdown will take place on August 20th and 21st on the main stage of ESL’s Gamescom booth in Hall 9. Eight of the best Overwatch teams in the world …

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