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Capcom partners with Twitch for year-round Street Fighter league

Capcom and Twitch have joined together to present a Street Fighter eSports league called Capcom Pro Tour. The tour will run year-round and hold worldwide events to determine spots on the tour and eventually crown champions. Street Fighter IV will be the title of choice, at least on this first …

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Major League Gaming expands with MLG Brasil franchise

North American eSports organization Major League Gaming has announced a deal with Brazilian sports entertainment company Grupo guia to form MLG Brasil. The organization will look to expand its competitive gaming platfrom to South America – following a decade of impressive growth in North America, as well as leagues and …

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Insomnia eSports festival signs partnership with Razer

Razer pens deal with Multiplay to host League of Legends tournaments at all 2014 events. Insomnia is Britain’s biggest eSports festival and stages some of the most popular dates on the country’s competitive gaming calendar. With the new deal in place, Multiplay will now host the Razer League of Legends …

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343 Industries hires professional Halo player

Halo developer 343 Industries has hired professional gamer Eric Hewitt. Team Beyondreports Hewitt, aka "GH057ayame,"has joined the studio in a yet to be revealed capacity. Hewitt previously competed in professional gaming events with Team Carbon. Though Hewitt has never worked on the Halo franchise in an official sense, his credentials …

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MLG viewers watched 54m hours of video content in 2013

Major League Gaming audiences watched more than 54m hours of MLG-produced video content in 2013, the organization has announced. According to MLG, the figure represents a 262 per cent increase from 2012 and a whopping 1,557 per cent growth from 2010’s total. "MLG’s 1,557 percent growth in live video consumption …

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32m watch League of Legends final

Over 32m people tuned into to watch the League of Legends World Championship final, Riot has revealed. At Peak, over 8.5m people watched the event at the same time. It makes it the biggest eSports event in history, and bigger than most ‘real’ sporting events. The tournament was held at …

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MLG.tv network to broadcast major eSports events

Major League Gaming has announced MLG.tv, a new eSports internet-broadcast network that will showcase events around the world. TechCrunch reports the network will stream broadcasts in HD (up to 1080p) as well as carry a studio show that features both news and highlights. The weekly recap show, entitled eSports Report, …

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