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IEM Katowice 2017 is coming on March 1-5.

Counter-Strike IEM Katowice 2017 Details Announced

Although it’s only the tenth of January, plenty of professional CS:GO (ASUS ROG tournament, Mountain Dew League) has already occurred. However, there’s plenty to come, and Intel Extreme Masters just announced the details of the upcoming IEM Katowice 2017 tournament, barring the teams that will be invited. 12 teams from around the world will compete for a share of the ...

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Dota 2 kicks off an explosive new year at ESL One Genting.

Dota 2 Kicks Off 2017 With ESL One Genting

Not even a week has passed yet in 2017, but the first major Dota 2 tournament is already well underway. At ESL One Genting, eight of the world’s finest Dota 2 teams are competing for a total prize pool of $250,000. Virtus Pro, Fnatic, Newbee, Team NP, Digital Chaos, Execration, Wings Gaming and WG Unity are fiercely competing. The games ...

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StarCraft 2 Nation Wars 4 Well Underway

Tomorrow marks the end of the group stage of Nation Wars 4. Unlike previous iterations of this tournament, Nation Wars 4 is partnered with Blizzard Entertainment, and as a result, this iteration is far larger than the tournament has ever been. There is $30,000 of prize money involved, and any country can participate as long as they have three players ...

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Modder Z00L released the beta for his Counter-Strike: Classic Offensive Mod on December 25.

Counter-Strike: Classic Offensive Mod Beta Released

Counter-Strike was born as a mod, and now modder L00T aims to unite the qualities of the original Counter-Strike 1.6 mod with those of Global Offensive in his recently published beta, Counter-Strike: Classic Offensive.   L00T’s original plan was to take the CS:GO engine and recreate CS 1.6 inside of it. However, as the project took shape, he realized that ...

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ESL’s Upcoming Hearthstone Trinity Series

2016 has been a big year for Hearthstone, and Blizzard is making a lot of changes to make the competitive scene even more vibrant in 2017. Blizzard’s new Championship Tour includes more global championships in the form of season championships, regional season playoffs, an overhaul of the points and cups system, a prize pool of over $2 million USD and ...

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AfreecaTV announces renewed and bolstered support for StarCraft 2 in GSL 2017.

AfreecaTV Announces Starcraft 2 GSL Plans for 2017

To the detriment of all StarCraft 2 fans the world over, GSL was cut short in 2016. This also happened around the same time that the StarCraft 2 pro league was disbanded, which left many players and fans alike wondering what the future of the game would look like. Fortunately, AfreecaTV, the Korean streaming hub that historically sponsors and runs the ...

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Blizzard Recaps 2016 and Outlines Overwatch Plans for New Year

Overwatch launched in May of this year to rave reviews, and quickly became a staple in the FPS genre. Fans and critics alike couldn’t get enough of the game, with Overwatch securing the honor of 2016 Game of the Year earlier this month. Though the game has only been out for six months, it has gone through many changes and updates ...

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Blizzard Announces Newest Addition to Heroes of the Storm Roster

Heroes of the Storm, Blizzard’s 2015 foray into the MOBA scene, has a new character joining its roster of combatants. Zul’jin, Warlord of the Amani was revealed by Blizzard today along with detailed information on how he functions as a Hero. Zul’jin fills the Assassin role in Heroes of the Storm, and uses his axes and unique Berserker mechanic to ...

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Riot Approves Huge League of Legends Streaming Deal

League of Legends developer Riot Games reached a 300 million dollar streaming deal yesterday with technology firm BAMtech. This is news that may very well turn the structure of eSports streaming on its head, as this deal is very similar to the broadcasting contracts associated with traditional sports. It’s going to become increasingly hard to argue that eSports are not ...

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Call of Duty World League Comes to Las Vegas

Las Vegas plays host to Activision’s Call of Duty this weekend, as the top eSports teams kick off the first part of the competition to become the Call of Duty World League 2017 Champions. The very best players from around the world face off in the first open event of the Call of Duty World League season. More than 160 ...

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