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South Korea affirms esports dominance at BlizzCon

BlizzCon took place at the Anaheim Convention Center in sunny Southern California this past weekend, but inside the venue, you might have mistaken it for Seoul, South Korea. Out of the five esports tournaments at the annual Blizzard Entertainment conference (four of which were world championships), three were won by …

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The pre-World finals League Festival was an awesome live experience

After landing in the beautiful Los Angeles, I was excited to explore the city. I was then notified that there was a League related event at L.A Live across the street from the Staples Center. There went my Friday night. However, I was delightfully surprised by how much I ended …

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The Sombra ARG, Reviewed

Very few game developers have created such a stir around character releases as Blizzard has for its new Latina hacker Sombra. In fact, they’ve gone so far as to create an alternate reality game, or an ARG, around her, weaving her story throughout websites, videos, audio files and cryptic code. …

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Team Dignitas on the comeback trail in CS:GO

In Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, the tide can turn in a single round, but not without the right confluence of conditions. Perhaps the underdog has slowly been chipping away at their opponents’ economy, or a player gets into the zone and finds a hot streak. For Team Dignitas, fresh from one …

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Q&A: FYM Hot Sauce founder Dane Wilcox on backing Dota’s Team NP

When I heard that FYM Hot Sauce, a company based out of Portland, Oregon, had entered esports by sponsoring Team NP, I was confused. What do hot sauce and esports have in common? According to Dane Wilcox, the founder of FYM Hot Sauce, more Dota fans are interested in high …

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The heroes of Hearthstone to watch at BlizzCon

Hearthstone’s World Championship has officially begun, with the group stages getting underway before BlizzCon this week. Already we’re getting a feel for who’s going to be a tough opponent in the playoff stages, but before we’re too deep into the deck, perhaps we’d better get a good look at the …

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BlizzCon: Favorites and upstarts for the Heroes of the Storm Fall Championship

The Heroes of the Storm Fall Championship will conclude at BlizzCon on Friday and Saturday, with the winning team as the recipient of the $300,000 first-place prize. The remaining group stage will determine the final four teams of the tournament. Finally, the last four teams will participate in a single-elimination …

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Doublelift opens up on LCS burnout: ‘It’s such a bad life’

Team SoloMid shocked fans this week when it announced that star AD carry Yiliang "Doublelift" Peng would be sitting out the 2017 NA LCS Spring Split. After TSM’s disappointing group stage finish at the 2016 World Championship, fans feared the team might be looking to change its formula for the …

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Competitive Splatoon Is Ready for Nintendo Switch

It’s that time again. After a long console cycle, Nintendo showed off a first glimpse of their mysterious NX, now known as the Nintendo Switch. Touting a hybrid console/handheld experience, the Switch is exciting in its own regard. But Nintendo has also given eSports fans something to get hyped about …

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