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EA opens eSports division, headed by Peter Moore

Current EA COO Peter Moore has landed a new role at the publisher, heading up a brand new eSports division. Its official name is the EA Competitive Gaming Division (CGD), and Moore’s new title is Executive Vice President and Chief Competition Officer. His aim is to further the eSports aspirations …

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Halo World Championship prize pool surpasses $2m

The prize pool for the upcoming Halo 5: Guardians World Championship has swelled to over $2m, 343 Industries has announced. "We’re excited to announce that the Halo World Championship prize pool is now $2,000,000, and continues to grow,” a poston the game’s Twitter accountrevealed. Microsoft previously promised a portion of …

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Motiga lays off staff as MOBA Gigantic is delayed

The developer behind upcoming MOBA Gigantic has been struck by a series of job losses. Motiga originally announced the five-on-five free-to-play title back in mid-2014, with a PC and Xbox One release planned for this year. However, the outlet has now announced that its plans to push the game’s release …

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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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Chinese eSports organisation Team DK shuts down

One of the largest multi-discipline eSports organisations in China closed its doors yesterday as Team DK chose to disband all its squads. The Chinese organisation, which had premier teams in Dota 2, League of Legends and Heroes of the Storm made the announcement via social media site Weibo. In the …

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The next Hearthstone expansion is coming out this week

Blizzard made a shock announcement at Blizzcon this weekend – there’s a new Hearthstone expansion, and it will be released this week. Less than four months after it’s The Grand Tournament expansion introduced 132 new cards, this Thursday will see the release of League of Explorers which will bring with …

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Gfinity sells further shares after first annual financials show £3.6m loss

Gfinity held an accelerated sale of 1m in shares this week after the eSports company’s first public financial report detailed losses of 3.6m up to June 30. The report revealed that profits were up on the same period last year by 163%, from 213,450 to 560, 828, however losses had …

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Halo 5 World Championship crowdfunds $500k extra prize purse during launch week

Halo 5 has been out for just over a week in The States and its in-game monetisation has already allowed players to crowdfund half a million dollars for the World Championships. The Halo World Championships, to be held from December to March by Microsoft and 343 Industries, started with an …

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PS4’s eSports platform is called PlayStation Plus League

In more news presumably intended to be revealed at Sony’s Paris Games Week conference tonight, details about the platform holder’s eSports platform have arrived online. IGN spotted what appears to be a homepage for something called the PlayStation Plus League. The portal name-drops a host of titles including PES 2016, …

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