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League of Legends Scholarships Offered at Columbia College

Missouri’s Columbia College is starting its own esports progam, and offering scholarships to skilled League of Legends players. KOMU 8 TV says that the program will launch in fall of 2016. Simone de Rochefort Simone de Rochefort is a…

SK Telecom T1 Takes League of Legends World Championship For the Second Time

The Korean team SK Telecom T1 is the first team to win two Summoner’s Cups in the League of Legends World Championships. They were undefeated throughout the season’s run, until their third match with runner-up Koo Tigers. The loss…

Sony Is Launching Its Own Esports League, Called PlayStation Plus League

The PlayStation Plus League, which will likely be announced soon at Paris Games Week, has been revealed through a website. The esports league will hold championships all year round, with its inaugural championship happening this week during Paris Games Week. Sony says…

ESWC to hold Women-Only League of Legends Tournament at Games Week Paris

If you’ve watched some League of Legends tournaments, you might have noticed that the competitors are overwhelmingly male. But at Paris Games Week 2015, the Electronic World Sports Cup is holding an all women tournament. The EWSC did point out that…

Mortal Kombat X Pro League Competition Will Use New ESL App

The second season of the Mortal Combat X Pro League is set to start on Nov. 1, and a new app will make it easier for competitors to play. The new ESL App, which can be downloaded on Xbox…
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Activision Blizzard Takes Steps Towards Strengthening Esports Presence

Activision Blizzard has brought on former ESPN and NFL Network CEO Steve Bornstein, as well as Major League Gaming Co-Founder Mike Sepso to run a new esports division. Bornstein will serve as chairman, while Sepso takes the role of…
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Starcraft II Players Receive Lifetime Ban for Matchfixing

A matchfixing scandal in the ranks of Korean Starcraft II pro-gaming has led to the arrest of at least 12 individuals, including players, coaches, and programmers, as well as one journalist who acted as a broker. Two individuals have…
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Guild Wars 2 Launches ESL Pro League

ArenaNet and ESL have announced the launch of an ESL Guild Wars 2 Pro League. The tournament series is offering $400,000 in cash prizes over the course of two seasons-one of the largest cash prizes ever offered by ESL…
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eSports 101: What They Are, Where to Watch, and How to Get Involved            

One of the unique joys of gaming is the opportunity to play against someone else. Enjoying the feeling of victory in Street Fighter or playfully slugging a friend on the shoulder after losing in Mario Kart are experiences not…

Final North American Team Knocked out of League of Legends World Championship

The United States has disappeared from the League of Legends World Championship as the final North American contender, Cloud9 lost to team AHQ from Taiwan in a tie-breaker match. The other North American teams that lost before Cloud9 were Counter…
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BBC Three to livestream League of Legends World Championship

For the first time ever, BBC Three will be offering live coverage of the League of Legends World Championships from Wembley. The tournament begins Thursday, October 15. They will also be making the footage of all four days of the quarter…

2015 League of Legends Ranked Rewards Announced

Riot Games has announced the ranked rewards lineup for the 2015 League of Legends season, and it looks like Sivir the Battle Mistress will be getting the victorious skin this round. “Known as the Battle Mistress, Sivir is a…
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Riot Bans G2A From Sponsoring League Pro Teams

Riot Games is banning G2A-an online game key-seller-from sponsoring League of Legends pro teams, according to coverage from the Daily Dot. Evidently G2A violated Riot’s terms of service and the League Championship Series rulebook when the site began promoting services from a…

iconHearthstone: An Introduction for Girls >> Katrin Berndt

A humorous overview of how to play the popular competitive online card game.

Fighting on the Streets with Sherry Jenix

Since the days of the arcade, fighting games have long been a popular form of competition within the gaming community. Players lined up alongside Mortal Kombat and Street Fighter machines, challenging each other and the so-called “pros” who knew…

Call of Duty League is On Its Way

Activision has announced the Call of Duty World League, coming in 2016. Competitors will be able to participate in one of two divisions, the Pro Division and the Challenge Division. The Pro Division will accommodate seasoned Call of Duty…

New Rocket League DLC: Revenge of the Battle Cars

Revenge of the Battle Cars is on its way to Rocket League. This new DLC will launch in October. This DLC will bring two new/old cars to Rocket League: Scarab and Zippy, from the Rocket League prequel Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered…

iconUnderstanding eSports: The Basics of Counter-Strike Spectating >> TheGirlsOnGames

Leah and Simon sit down to look over the basics of watching Counter-Strike: Global Offensive matches.

iconLife, eSports and CS:GO with MissHarvey >> TheGirlsOnGames

Counter-Strike pro player Stephanie “MissHarvey” Harvey joins us to talk about her life, her history, Counter-Strike Global Offensive and eSports in general.

icon[Panel] Women in eSports (GDC 2015)

A discussion panel about increasing the participation of women in all aspects of eSports. ESL’s Trevor Schmidt moderates, and the guests include Anne Blondel-Jouin - Executive Producer at Ubisoft, Stephanie Harvey - captain of Ubinited, the Counter-Strike team, Rachel Quirico -…

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