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KeSPA closes historic StarCraft league

The Korean eSports Association has closed the StarCraft ProLeague and will no longer operate five of the teams that were a part of it. The ProLeague was the longest running eSports competition, having been going in one form or another since 2003. It originally started out with Brood War competitions …

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StarCraft World Champion arrested on match-fixing charges

Lee “Life” Seung-Hyun, the 2014 StarCraft World Champion, has been arrested in South Korea on suspicion of match-fixing. The 19-year-old was taken into custody for questioning on Friday, though it was officially announced that he had been arrested and charged on Sunday with ‘receiving money to match-fix’. A report from …

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StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void sells over 1m units in first 24 hours

Blizzard has revealed that the latest expansion to its sci-fi RTS StarCraft II has shifted over one million units since it launched last Friday (November 13th). The publisher announced this via its StarCraft Twitter account on Friday at 8:35pm UK time (below). Legacy of the Void debuted at No.23 in …

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Starcraft II: Legacy of the Void arrives in November

Blizzard has announced Starcraft II: Legacy of the Void will launch in November. During a livefeed of the game’s World Championship Series season three finals on Twitch, the studio revealed the Protoss-focused expansion pack for the RTS sequel will release for PC and Mac on November 10th. Notably, Blizzard is …

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Starcraft II player kicked from tournament for Twitter rape threat

A Ukrainian Starcraft II player has been disqualified from an eSports tournament for threatening to rape a female opponent on social media. Gonna rape some girl soon #fragbitemasters,” Mihaylo Hayda tweeted ahead of his scheduled match against Swedish counterpart Madeleine Leander, according to Deadspin. Leander later wrote: He is one …

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Blizzard’s Battle.net launcher beta looks like EA Origin

The first video footage of Blizzard’s long-rumoured Battle.net launcher beta has hit the internet. What it shows is basically something that looks very much like EA’s Origin client or even Ubisoft’s uPlay. As well as allowing gamers to launch their Blizzard titles such as World of Warcraft, StarCraft II or …

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Report: MLG walks away from StarCraft II WCS hosting contract

Major League Gaming will no longer host Blizzard’s North American StarCraft II World Championship Series. PCGamesN reports MLG has backed out of its agreement with the developer, and at least one man in the know believes it’s because of a lack of support from Blizzard. After coordinating on WCS America …

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StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm launch show attracts 1.1m viewers on Twitch

The world of eSports is once again demanding attention after Blizzard’s StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm attracted some impressive numbers. The game’s 21 hour launch broadcast from the Major League Gaming Pro Circuit Winter Championship on Twitch attracted over 1.1m viewers. Concurrent viewers hit a high of over 157k. …

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When will eSports start making money?

It’s attracting an audience in the tens of millions and the attention of video game giants Valve, Riot, Activision Blizzard and Ubisoft. So why is it struggling to generate money? And why isn’t the mainstream media talking about it? Christopher Dring investigates Do you remember ShootMania at Ubisoft’s E3 press …

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