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2015 Hearthstone World Championship build up begins

Blizzard has outlined how players will be able to qualify for the 2015 Hearthstone World Championship. Widely expected to take place at Blizzcon in the autumn, entry will this year be decided by a qualification points system. Four players from each region (Europe, The Americas, China and Asia-Pacific) will now …

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Over 1-in-10 developers are working on an eSports title as boxed retail power loosens

12 per cent of developers who participated in GDC 2014’s State of the Industry Survey say they are working on a game they would classify as an eSports title. 79 per cent perceive eSports to be a long-term, sustainable business. "Twitch is making broadcasting competitions very accessible, and high-profile events …

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Blizzard MOBA Heroes of the Storm enters closed beta

Blizzard has kicked off closed beta testing for its upcoming ‘online team brawler’ Heroes of the Storm. The publisher will be inviting a select number of players to try the free-to-play MOBA-like game, with sign-up available at heroesofthestorm.com. A new battleground – the desert-themed Sky Temple – and hero – …

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BBC 5 Live show to ask whether gaming is a sport

A show called Gaming: Rise of the Cyber Athlete will this week examine the credentials of video games as a sport. It will air this Thursday (January 15th) on BBC Radio 5 Live from 8:30pm-10pm. Viewers will also be able to access it on the BBC website, where it can …

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New eSports channel opening on MCV from February 2015

MCV is adding regular reporting on the global eSports business – including the fast-growing UK competitive games sector – as of next month. The start of the February sees the launch of eSports Pro, a new e-bulletin and alerts service that will cover the pro-gaming sector around the world. Written …

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Gfinity’s IPO debut raises £3.5m

UK eSports firm Gfinity has debuted on London Stock Exchange’s AIM today, raising 3.5m. Gfinity arrived on the alternative investments marketing this morning at 17p per share – shares are already trading at a higher rate two hours later. The placing gives the company a market cap of 13.2m. Gfinity …

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Watch the second episode of Razer eSports documentary Team Razer: Great Games

The second instalment in Razer’s three-part eSports documentary has hit the web. This episode focuses on the world of Massive Online Battle Arena (MOBA) games, providing insight into the rise of Dota 2 and League of Legends. Part three will be released at 2pm on December 13th. All three parts …

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UK eSports firm Gfinity prepares to IPO, will build UK’s first eSports arena

In a move that highlights the extent of the sometimes quiet growth of eSports, UK company Gfinity is preparing to float. City AM reports that the Kingston outfit hopes to raise around 3m in the process, based on a supposed market value of around 13m. The move will leave founder …

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