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Collegiate League of Legends to hit US TV network

Big Ten Network has announced the BTN Invitational: A University League of Legends Event, which will be broadcast on their network over in the States. The event will take place at PAX East on April 22nd, and will see Ohio State University face off against Michigan State University in a …

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Going to the Doctor: The Risks of High-Level Melee

What started off as an innocuous pastime has progressed into something far more intricate. Since its inception, Super Smash Brothers Melee has steadily grown and become one of the most technically demanding fighting games out there — but it wasn’t always this way. In the earlier days, it was possible …

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The Red Bull Kumite could be the best Street Fighter V event yet

In Paris on April 23rd/24th, an event on the Capcom Pro Tour is taking place that fulfils all three of those criteria. The Red Bull Kumite is a sixteen-man invitation-only tournament that features some of the very best Street Fighter players on the planet battling it out for valuable CPT …

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Is TV asking the wrong questions about eSports?

Ten years ago, I had a single, focused dream: get esports on mainstream TV. It was a goal shared by most of the people involved in esports at the time, leagues, talent, players, and team owners alike. Not hard to imagine really, as all of us would benefit financially and …

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With a streaming audience 10% as big as its player count, CS:GO is a hit spectator sport thanks to ex-pros and betting

You don’t need us to tell you that in 2016, streaming is kind of a big deal in certain circles. But did you know that the amount of people watching Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is equal to more than 10% of the people actually playing it? We’re talking upwards of 60,000 …

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Life is tough on the Counter-Strike pro circuit

On April 2, more than 10,000 people took their seats in Columbus, Ohio’s Nationwide Arena to watch the Major League Gaming Counter-Strike: Global Offensive final match between European powerhouse Natus Vincere and Brazilian upstart Luminosity. Those fans were soon out of their seats, yelling and cheering at the unfolding drama. …

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WSVG owes $32,000 in prize money to players months after initial payment deadline

Tournament organiser WSVG have yet to pay out $32,000 in prize money. The company, which held an event in the Maldives in October 2015, offered up an initial $50,000 prize pool to be split across Hearthstone, Starcraft II and FIFA tournaments, however most of this has not been received by …

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Halo Championship Series: Pro League to launch next month with $250,000 prize pool

Xbox and 343 Industries have announced that the new Halo Championship Series: Pro League will launch on May 31st with a $250,000 prize pool. The league, which is similar to Activision’s Call of Duty Pro League, will be split into two divisions, one in North America and one in Europe. …

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MLG Columbus becomes biggest Counter-Strike tournament ever

MLG Columbus has set multiple new records in the world of Counter-Strike eSports events. The first ever major event held on American soil managed to bring in over 1.6 million concurrent viewers who watched more than 45 million hours of the tournament. Both of these numbers are a significant increase …

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