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Eight NA teams invited to MLG Las Vegas Overwatch tournament

MLG has invited eight of the best North American Overwatch teams to its Las Vegas event to compete for a share of $100,000. Team EnVyUs, NRG eSports, Cloud9, Fnatic, CompLexity Gaming, FaZe Clan, Team Liquid and Rise Nation have all been invited to MLG Las Vegas and will head to …

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Gfinity revenue increases but company loses more than £3 million for the 2nd year running

Gfinity has released its financial results for the year ending 30th June 2016 and revealed that they have lost 3.2 million despite massively improved revenue. The operating loss for the company was 3.2 million, a 12% decrease on the previous year’s 3.6 million loss. A number of factors contributed to …

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Finnish ice hockey team IFK Helsinki signs Overwatch roster

IFK Helsinki, a ice hockey team based in the Finnish capital, has entered the world of eSports by picking up an Overwatch team. The Overwatch team will be known as the Helsinki REDS, and was put together by manager Christer Kasurinen and team captain Roope Ruape” Kurkela. The current roster …

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Team Secret signs KheZu

Maurice "KheZu" Gutmann has left Escape Gaming to join Team Secret after both teams failed to qualify for the Boston Major. KheZu will replace Lee ‘Forev’ Sang-don as Secret’s offlaner, and will make his debut for the team at the upcoming ASUS ROG Masters event due to kick off later …

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Blizzard is creating its own league for professional Overwatch

At Blizzcon this past weekend Blizzard revealed the Overwatch League, a professional competition run by the developer. The league will kick off in 2017 and feature teams based in cities across the world. Weekly league play matches will be broadcast online while the end of season playoffs will be traditional …

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iceiceice: "Streaming is destroying careers"

Daryl Koh "iceiceice" Pei Xiang, captain of the Faceless Dota 2 team, has said that streaming is destroying players’ careers in China. In an interview with Cnet iceiceice was asked about the lucrative streaming contacts that players can earn in China, and he had some controversial views on the subject. …

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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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Dates for Dota 2’s The International 7 confirmed

The dates for the Spring Dota 2 Major and The International 7 have been announced, months before either competition is due to take place. The Spring Major open qualifiers will be the first Valve event post Boston, and run March 6th through to March 9th 2017. They are then immediately …

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WESA introduces arbitration court for eSports

WESA has created an arbitration court for eSports professionals to help settle disputes. The court will act independently of WESA, despite being founded by the group, and will help settle disputes related to matters such as contract disputes, prize money pay out and distribution, financial misconduct and player representation. The …

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Doublelift to take a break from pro League of Legends

Yiliang "Doublelift" Peng is taking a break from professional League of Legends and therefore will not compete in the 2017 Spring Split. The news comes after a disappointing performance for Doublelift and his TSM team at Worlds. The team were favoured to do quite well, as the top seed from …

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