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Echo Fox announces expansion into Counter-Strike

Echo Fox on Tuesday announced an expansion into Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, with Mohamad"m0E"Assad and Sean"sgares"Gares leading the charge. The expansion into Counter-Strike comes just more than a month after Echo Fox’s League of Legends branch was announced on Dec. 18. Speaking to ESPN, Echo Fox owner Rick Fox, a former …

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Only one day remains to take part in MCV’s Salary Survey

You haven’t got long left to participate in MCV’s Salary Survey. The Salary Survey will be closing at 5pm tomorrow (Wednesday, December 27th). In December, MCV launched its Salary Survey with sister title Develop to form a detailed look at the games industry jobs market and see just how much …

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Ten years of 505 Games

Cooking Mama, Zumba, Terraria… 505 Games’ decade in the games industry is littered with surprise blockbusters, and the publisher is now set to launch its most unusual line-up yet. We speak with 505 Games president Ian Howe and global marketing chief Tim Woodley on the firm’s story so far How …

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Unravel developer says EA is ‘the friendly giant’

EA may have a poor reputation amongst some gamers. But according to the creator of Unravel, the publisher is not the villain that some people seem to think. Coldwood Interactive’s Martin Sahlin told The Observer newspaper that he had expected to be ‘bullied’ by EA when the firm tried to …

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No DLC for Rare Replay

No more games will be added to the Rare Replay collection, the studio has said. UK developer Rare hinted that more games could be added to its package of 30 titles, when engineer James Thomas said on a live Twitch stream that ‘there could be space for more’. But lead …

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Mortal Kombat X is making its way to a TV screen near you

In a deal first reported byVariety, The CW Network will air a one-hour special based on last weekend’s ESLMortal Kombat XPro League final. The special will serve as the sixth and final episode of the third season of Machinima’sChasing the Cupseries. The first five episodes will be made available on …

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With $700,000 price tag, FaZe becomes the most expensive CS:GO team in history

Faze Clan’srecent acquisition of theG2 EsportsCounter-Strikelineup has been followed by reports that ESL co-founder Jens Hilger allegedly tampered with the deal to secure a higher fee for the squad. As a result, FaZe Clan now hosts the most expensive team in the history ofCounter-Strike. The deal included $300,000 up front, …

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Esports is growing up: IP law and broadcasting rights

Question: Can one entity own the entire esports ecosystem? The league, broadcast, teams, players, game and governance? Think along the lines of another major sport, like the NFL. It’s possible, and the main reason for this is the power of intellectual property (IP) law and its growing importance in the …

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Where is South Africa’s fighting scene?

One of the global eSports which never really gets much attention in South Africaoutside of a small, dedicated followingis fighting. Last year we had a taste with the Mortal Kombat X global Qualifiers hosted by NAV TV, but that was about it. Where are our fighters? And why hasn’t the …

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New Year, New Job: Stefano Petrullo on going it alone in PR

For the better part of a decade, PR guru Stefano Petrullo helped launch some of Ubisoft’s biggest games franchises. Then last year he left the publisher, went solo and started his own company.But how was that transition? And what tips does he have for those looking to get into PR? …

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