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Northern Arena co-founder: ‘The Canadian esports scene right now is in its infancy’

Northern Arena is currently hosting their second event in Montreal, just over two months after their inaugural tournament in Toronto. Though the first event was focused solely on CS:GO, the organization has expanded their Montreal event to include a Dota 2 tournament, among other esports. Read more on theScore eSports …

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Demetrious Johnson on partnering with Northern Gaming: ‘I believe esports is the future’

Yet again, Demetrious Johnson stands alone. We’ve seen soccer clubs flock to esports. Basketball teams have begun to invest in the scene, and American football teams also appear to be taking notice. But the man known as Mighty Mouse, who is now affiliated with Northern Gaming, is the first MMA …

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Spiral Cats talk cosplay in America and what gives them strength

At the League of Legends World Championship Finals in October, I got to sit down and talk to two members of the Spiral Cats cosplay team, Doremi and Tasha. The two, along with another team member in a full-body Bard cosplay, attended the last two stops of Worlds as guests, …

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Top prospects for first-ever League of Legends NA Scouting Grounds

Starting Monday, 20 of North American League of Legends’ top Challenger ladder players will have a chance to prove themselves in a combinelike competition called Scouting Grounds, hosted by League of Legends developer Riot Games. The competition will bring together four players from each of the five roles—top lane, jungle, …

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Overwatch League’s Daring eSports Gamble

After months of speculation concerning the future of Overwatch eSports, Blizzard has dropped their bomb: Overwatch League. Broad in scope, the new organization is charging out of the gate in hopes of becoming the biggest name in the game. Promising regionality, player and team stability and more, the Overwatch League …

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Maikelele on subbing for NiP, a tough year and making his own bad luck

Ninjas in Pyjamas earned a spot in the ELEAGUE Season 2 playoffs by finishing second in Group B over the weekend. Slingshot’s Vince Nairn caught up with NiP stand-in Maikel Maikelele” Bill afterward to talk about the group, his time as a substitute and where he hopes to go from …

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Ambition and reinvention in the jungle

Lee "Faker" Sang-hyeok’s early claim to fame in League of Legends has been dissected time and time again. His professional debut on SK Telecom T1 in 2012, where he managed to solo-kill his lane opponent, propelled him to immediate stardom. It was a highlight reel for the ages: Nidalee, a …

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The 10 most played cards at this year’s BlizzCon

Following in the footsteps of James Firebat” Kostesich and Sebastian Ostkaka” Engwall, 18-year old Pavel Pavel” Beltukov was crowned this year’s Hearthstone World Champion at BlizzCon. The young Russian showed impressive resilience over the weekend in a field of tough opponents to fight back in multiple close matches where he …

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Ted Leonsis on Team Liquid purchase and the future of esports

In September, an investment group led by Washington Wizards, Capitals and Mystics owner (and former AOL exec) Ted Leonsis and Golden State Warriors co-owner (and Mandalay Entertainment CEO) Peter Gruber purchased a controlling interest in Team Liquid, one of the premier esports organizations in North America. Read more on The …

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