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Counter-Strike: GO Teams Who Fix Matches Will Get Permanently Banned

Valve has made the decision to permanently ban any team that engages in match-fixing in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. If a team is found to have intentionally lost for financial gain, they will be barred from participating in any further…
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Super Smash Bros competitor Daylightful suggests ways eSports tournaments can appeal to different types of players.
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Activision Blizzard buys Major League Gaming for $46 Million

One of the giants in eSports companies, Major League Gaming, has sold the majority of their assets to Activision Blizzard for $46 million, eSports Observer reports. They report that the sale was done as a corporate action without meeting…
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Squizzy Becomes First Woman to Qualify for Call of Duty World League

Kayla “Squizzy” Squires has just become the first female player to officially qualify for Call of Duty World League. Qualification for the Call of Duty World League (run by Activision) started two weeks ago with LAN events in North…
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League of Legends Pro Team Gets Bought for Big Bucks

After the insane viewership of the League of Legends World Championship, investing in teams can prove to be a lucrative endeavor. At least that’s what Rick Fox thinks. The former pro basketball player has laid down $1 million for…
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League of Legends Draws In Massive Amounts of Viewers

We already knew that Riot’s 2015 League of Legends World Championships was a huge success. But now Riot has released some of the numbers to prove it. In October, the final match between Koo Tigers and SKT brought in…
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EA Jumps into the Competition with eSports Division

ESports are huge. Everyone in any segment of the gaming industry knows it. But now we’re starting to see major players throwing their hats into the ring. Case in point, EA has just announced that they are forming a…
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The Game Awards and the Winners Are…

The Game Awards took place last night in Los Angeles with a packed crowd and almost every “who’s who” in the game industry you could think of was there. The show was streamed live on Twitch, and that stream…
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Drama in the Cards at the Hearthstone World Championship

The Hearthstone World Championship winter season has just begun, and already there’s some controversy around it, thanks to the game crashing in the middle of a match. At least that’s the official answer. Other Hearthstone fans watching the games think…
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Straighten Your Decks. Hearthstone Championship Begins

Blizzard has announced the details of the 2016 Hearthstone World Championship. One of the most interesting details? The prize pool will be $1 million, which is a big jump from last year’s pool of $250,000. The final Championship will…
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Unikrn Debuts All-Woman Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Team

Seattle start-up Unikrn has brought together a team of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive players to compete in professional esports. Team Unikrn will be the only competitive Counter-Strike team composed entirely of women. This is the first esports team fielded by…
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Wizard World Rolling Out Series of Gaming Events

Wizard World Inc., the organizers of Wizard World Comic Cons, is branching out into gaming events. They’re debuting the new style of events in Atlanta. They describe Wizard World Gaming Atlanta as a celebration of everything gaming related, with eSports…
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French Counter-Strike Team Pulls Out of Tournament After Paris Attacks

GameSpot reports that the French champions of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive will be withdrawing from the Intel Extreme Masters over safety concerns. Team EnVyUs will not be participating in the competition, which takes place from November 21-22 in San Jose,…
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Halo 5 Microtransactions Are Working

Halo 5: Guardians’ microtransaction system has proved to be lucrative, as Microsoft announced today that sales from Req packs have now generated at least $700,000. Those funds will be added to the Halo World Championship prize pool, which currently…
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SoS Becomes First Two-Time StarCraft 2 World Champion Winner

StarCraft 2 pro player SoS won the World Championship Series Global Finals for the second time, marking the first time an individual has done so. This weekend SoS, who won the Global Finals in 2013, faced off with opponent…
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Registration now open for Female 2016 Dota 2 1v1 Tournament

Registration is now open for an online, female 1v1 Dota 2 Tournament. The hosts of the competition, PinkFae, say the league helps top female gamers break into the professional scene. They also say it’s a useful tool to network with…
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Blizzcon’s Hearthstone Exhibitions Feature Big-Name Poker Players

Among the many attractions at this weekend’s Blizzcon is the Hearthstone World Championships. The World Championships pits 8 players against each other in an elimination stage, hosted by Rachel Quirico of CSA. Quirico also hosted last year’s Hearthstone Championships, and streams…
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Riot Promises Massive Updates for League of Legends 2016 Season

Riot published what is essentially a novel today, detailing all the changes that are coming to League of Legends in 2016. Some of the highlights are below. Simone de Rochefort Simone de Rochefort is a game journalist, writer, podcast…
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The Evolution Championship Series (referred to as Evo) is returning to Las Vegas, Nevada, next year from July 15 to 17, organizers confirmed. We don’t yet know what fighting games will be included in the tournament, as details haven’t…
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BlizzCon 2015 Public Events: Where to Watch

BlizzCon is this weekend in Anaheim. Events are mostly closed to the public, unless you picked up a BlizzCon 2015 Virtual Ticket, but some will be streamed for everyone. The broadcast events are as follows, courtesy of Polygon: BLIZZCON…

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