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Starcraft II launches free-to-play edition, takes a pop at loot boxes

The free-to-play future of Starcraft 2 promises on-stage at Blizzcon has arrived, with players now able to get their hands on the Wings of Liberty campaign and multiplayer for the low low price of nothing. Players can get their hands on the Wings of Liberty campaign for free, and will …

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McDonalds to sponsor Australian Starcraft II World Championship Series

Fast food giant McDonalds last week announced a partnership with Blizzard to plaster their trademark Golden Arches across the Starcraft II World Championship Series in Australia. Mcdonald’s will have naming rights, branding, content integration and on the ground content activations, although the specific format that activation will take hasn’t yet …

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Invasion eSport accused of withholding prize money as players leave the org

StarCraft II players Kevin "Harstem" de Koning, Juan Carlos "MajOr" Tena Lopez and Julian "Lambo" Brosig have left the Invasion eSport organisation, claiming that they are yet to be paid owed prize money.  Harstem was the first to leave the team, announcing on Twitter that he was owed prize money …

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The weekend wrap up: 16/01/2017

Here at eSports Pro we hate event spoilers, but also know that no one has the time to watch every major tournament every weekend. That’s why we are starting up the weekend wrap up, a short post every Monday that lists all of the winners from the previous weekend. In …

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Evil Geniuses drop StarCraft division and some fighting game players

After becoming a fully player owned organisation Evil Geniuses has dropped its StarCraft II roster along with Street Fighter players Justin "JWong" Wong, Yusuke "Momochi" Momochi and Yuko "ChocoBlanka" Momochi.  The release of the StarCraft team means that Geoff "iNcontroL" Robinson and Chris "HuK" Loranger are now teamless, and neither …

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IEM Katowice World Championship to take place over two weekends

The Intel Extreme Masters World Championship will once again return to Katowice Poland for 2017, but the event will be split over two weekends.  The IEM League of Legends World Championship will take place, providing they can actually get teams to attend, on February 25th and 26th 2017 in the …

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Former StarCraft pro Flash says salaries capped at $60,000

Former StarCraft II player Lee “Flash” Young-ho has claimed that salaries for players in Korea were capped at 70 million won, which is roughly $60,000.  The revelation came during a livestream on Afreeca TV, which was then translated by Yahoo eSports. In the video Flash claims that teams and organisation …

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Scarlett confirmed as the highest earning female eSports player ever

StarCraft II pro player Sasha "Scarlett" Hostyn is officially the highest earning female eSports player ever. The Guinness World Records has given Scarlett the record of Highest career earnings for a competitive videogame player (female),” with a total of $144,414 in winnings, as of October 5th 2016. Last year the …

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StarCraft legend Jaedong has retired from pro play

Lee "Jaedong" Jae Dong, one of the most recognisable names in the world of StarCraft, has retired from competitive play after an 11 year career. Jaedong was a member of Evil Geniuses, and was considered to be one of the best StarCraft players of all time. His rivalry with Lee …

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