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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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Halo World Championship 2016 starts in December, prize pool now $1.7m

Microsoft has revealed that its Halo World Championship tournament will kick off at the start of this December. The event will debut on December 6th with online ladders. Then between December 19th 2015 and January 31st 2016, Xbox will be holding its online qualifiers and regional in-person live events. From …

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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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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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GAME On: CEO Martyn Gibbs talks Black Friday, digital, physical retail and eSports

It’s been a busy 12 months for GAME, following the High Street retailer’s acquisition of eSports specialist Multiplay, hectic Black Friday last year and return to the PC space. MCV asksCEO Martyn Gibbs (pictured, left) and CFO Mark Gifford (pictured, right) about the firm’s GAME plan for the next 12 …

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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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Tempo Storm already on the hunt for Overwatch teams

Some of the world’s top eSports teams are actively recruiting for teams to compete in Blizzard’s upcoming competitive shooter Overwatch. The Daily Dot reports that Tempo Storm made an offer to the world’s most successful Team Fortress 2 group Froyotech, about the formation of an Overwatch team. A two-year deal …

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