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ELEAGUE Street Fighter V Invitational Brings Good Tidings for the FGC

25 Feb

For its next iteration, ELEAGUE will expand its list of competitive games by hosting a Street Fighter V Invitational in March. The event will feature 32 of the best players in the world, all fighting for a share of the $250,000 prize pool. Invitations will be extended to the top 16 participants of the 2016 […]

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic Invests in Counter-Strike Esports Startup

25 Feb

Challengermode is a Swedish platform dedicated to help the competitive community conduct Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and League of Legends tournaments. Founded in 2014, the startup has since then been working to expand its business reach and enhance consumer satisfaction. This week, the upper echelons of Challengermode pitched for additional funding. Zlatan Ibrahimovic, highly regarded as […]

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Twitch Adds Another Useful Feature for Streamers

25 Feb

Twitch intends to remain as the largest and most popular streaming platform in the world by giving its users handy features to make their stay enjoyable. Starting today, everyone has the option to change their usernames through their respective profile settings. On the surface, the feature might sound underwhelming. However, it has remained as one […]

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Overwatch PTR Shows Numbani in Chaos, Thanks to Doomfist

25 Feb

Two major events have taken place in the Overwatch universe, paving way to the final official reveal of the next Overwatch hero from Blizzard. A couple of days back, an attack by an “unidentified assailant” left the Numbani International Airport in ruins. Thankfully there were no civilian casualties reported, but nothing could stop the growing […]

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Overwatch Takes Home Multiple DICE Awards, Including Game of the Year

24 Feb

The DICE Awards, hosted by the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences in Las Vegas, saw Overwatch make more space for its cabinet of achievements. In the category of Game of the Year, Blizzard’s vibrant team-based shooter was nominated alongside Battlefield 1, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, Inside, and Pokémon Go. Following the tally of […]

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Here’s Why Tracer Was Chosen as the Logo for Overwatch League

24 Feb

Blizzard considered a lot of aspects when deciding a logo for its upcoming Overwatch League. Today, we come to know why Tracer took the developer’s vote. According to Nate Nanzer, head of esports at Blizzard, the team was interested in finding a mascot for its Overwatch League. The logo could have been anything, but the […]

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Overwatch League Business Model Revealed, Profit Sharing in Consideration

24 Feb

While the idea of an Overwatch League carries excitement for the community, Blizzard must make sure that it is backed by a solid business model. Doing so ensures that the league is sustained for many years to come, without the studio investing for an indefinite period. Speaking at a recent press conference (translation via Reddit) […]

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Overwatch League Will Bring New Esports-Related Features, Replays Teased

24 Feb

Details for the highly anticipated Overwatch League have begun to arrive, almost four months after its initial announcement. According to Nate Nanzer, head of esports at Blizzard, “great content” will be key to the establishment of a platform that can sustain the Overwatch League. In its present form, the game is missing several features that […]

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Players Won’t Be Drafted in Overwatch League, Team Owners Get All the Rights

24 Feb

Following its announcement last year, Blizzard has been keeping a low profile regarding details for the highly anticipated Overwatch League. Slated to commence sometime after July, the Overwatch League is proposed as a city-based series of competitions with permanent slots for its participants. Blizzard is most interested in not only creating a competitive league but […]

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It’s Actually Dragon Sorceress Zyra for League of Legends

23 Feb

A couple of days ago, a new League of Legends skin was teased for Zyra which was widely believed to be themed around the terrors of the Void. A swift Public Beta Environment (PBE) update has proven our assumptions to be wrong. The new skin for Zyra is not based on the Void but instead […]

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New League of Legends Patch Nerfs Burst Damage of Corki and Ryze

23 Feb

League of Legends Patch 7.3 is reducing the burst damage potential of both Corki and Ryze to make the lives of their opponents easier. For a long while, Corki has been bombarding foes from range with an infinite supply of missiles. New changes to R (Missile Barrage) lower the base damage numbers of both the […]

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Cho’Gath Goes Huge With New League of Legends Patch, Literally

23 Feb

We were already aware of the changes inbound for Cho’Gath, courtesy of information extracted from the League of Legends Public Beta Environment (PBE). With Patch 7.4, it finally becomes official. R (Feast) has been greatly improved for the Terror of the Void and can be stacked infinitely against both champions and epic monsters. Previously, Cho’Gath […]

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Maokai Next in Line for League of Legends Tank Update

23 Feb

Maokai is the next League of Legends champion to be featured in the upcoming Tank Class Update, scheduled for arrival during the mid-season. Posting on the official forums, game designer Riot Beluga Whale pointed out that the Twisted Treant will not receive a complete overhaul similar to other champions. With an updated lore and modern […]

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SKT Admits Going After “Damaging” League of Legends Videos

23 Feb

SK Telecom T1 has issued a public statement to confirm that it is behind the take-down notices being sent out to various League of Legends content creators. Taking to Twitter, the management pointed out that it has taken “personal streaming and VOD management” as additional revenue sources for its players. With the team migrating to […]

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Mortal Kombat vs Street Fighter an Unlikely Wish, Weighs Ed Boon

22 Feb

The possibility of a crossover between Mortal Kombat and Street Fighter certainly sounds alluring, but one which carries stern complications. The Mortal Kombat name is synonymous with blood and gore, set in a dark alternative dimension comprised of terrifying warriors that routinely decapitate foes or tear out limbs at a moment’s notice. Then you have […]

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From EA Sports to EA Esports; Peter Moore Talks Strategy for Creating an Audience

21 Feb

The concept of competitive gaming isn’t something new for Electronic Arts, having hosted various tournaments for its FIFA franchise in the past decade. However, it wasn’t until 2015 when the company established a separate Competitive Gaming Division under the leadership of Peter Moore that would focus solely on esports. As a publishing giant, one would […]

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Virtus.pro Crushes the Counter-Strike Competition at DreamHack Masters

21 Feb

Over the weekend, Virtus.pro earned its first grand Counter-Strike title of the year by securing DreamHack Masters Las Vegas in spectacular fashion. The win is a testament to the amount of hard work put in by the team after experiencing the worst struggles in its history. About the same time last year, the Polish squad […]

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Recall Animations Inbound for Older League of Legends Champion

21 Feb

During the early years of League of Legends, every champion in the game featured the same bland recall animation. As the roster expanded to include new additions, along with new skins to boast, Riot Games made it customary to add special unique recall animations to all. However, this left at least 74 champions outdated. Despite […]

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Recall Animations Inbound for Older League of Legends Champion

21 Feb

During the early years of League of Legends, every champion in the game featured the same bland recall animation. As the roster expanded to include new additions, along with new skins to boast, Riot Games made it customary to add special unique recall animations to all. However, this left at least 74 champions outdated. Despite […]

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Rainbow Six Siege Patch Notes Are Full of Fixes and Improvements

21 Feb

Ubisoft has revealed the patch notes for the new Rainbow Six Siege update which is scheduled to arrive later today across all platforms. Filled to the brim with fixes, Patch 2.1.1 addresses a ton of issues relating to gameplay, modes, operators, levels, and user-interface. A previously reported bug where players would sometimes spawn with the […]

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