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Valve adds VR spectator support to DOTA 2 ahead of International tournament

eSports fans will be able to watch the upcoming DOTA 2 International in virtual reality. Developer Valve has announced the DOTA VR Hub, which lets consumers put on a headset and watch live games in a ‘DOTA VR Theater’. Fans will be surrounded by heroes from the game when watching …

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TmarTn denies attempted bribe of CSGO Lotto whistle blower

Under fire YouTuber TmarTn has denied accusations that he tried to bribe the man behind the video that first revealed his secretive ties to CSGO Lotto. HonorTheCall yesterday went live with a new video detailing some of the backstory behind the explosive events. It is claimed that TmarTn offered to …

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Valve sends cease and desist orders to CSGO gambling sites

Begun, the CSGO gambling wars have. Valve has sent letters to 23 sites that specialise in the gambling of Counter Strike Global Offensive weapon skins, giving them 10 days to change how they operate before it brings out the big guns. Kotaku has confirmed the letter’s legitimacy. So far at …

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Counter Strike gambling streamer PhantomL0rd banned from Twitch

Less than a week after Twitch said it would take action against the streaming of Counter Strike gambling on its network, one leading streamer has been banned. Kotaku reports that PhantomL0rd’s channel has been pulled. It now simply carries the message: The community has closed this channel due to terms …

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Twitch bans CSGO Lotto and other Steam gambling streaming

The streaming of gambling sites that use Steam OpenID API has been banned by Twitch. The move follows Valve’s first statement on the subject yesterday, in which it vowed to crack down on the increasingly controversial practise. Valve specifically notes that using ‘the OpenID API and making the same web …

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Valve finally breaks Counter Strike Go gambling silence

Sites that use Steam’s OpenID API for Counter Strike Go item gambling have been given a clear message form Valve – stop. Valve has to date remained silent about the gambling controversy that has surrounded both its team shooter and a number of YouTube stars. And while both TmarTn and …

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CSGO Lotto YouTubers face lawsuit

The loss of credibility and a stern telling off from the FTC may be the least of TmarTn and ProSyndicate’s problems. Polygon reports that a lawsuit has been filed by a parent on behalf of their child, alleging that both Counter Strike creator Valve and both Trevor Martin and Tom …

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Fnatic’s flusha on G2: “I can’t say I consider them a top team”

In just a few hours Fnatic will face off against G2 eSports at ESL One Cologne, and one of Fnatic’s star players, Robin “flusha” Rönnquist, had some harsh words on his opponents. Speaking to MCV at the ECS finals a couple of weeks ago Flusha was asked if G2 were …

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