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The Rise of the Esports Phenomenon

A Whole New World Video games have had such a powerful impact on society that they have changed the entire world. There is nowhere you could go in today’s world that you won’t see or hear about some form of video game being played enthusiastically by men and women, children and adults alike. Video games seem to be the great ...

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eSports will overtake traditional sports in terms of popularity

There will come a time in the not too distant future when eSports will overtake traditional sports in terms of popularity. Competitive gaming’s status has skyrocketed in recent years and it is now a multibillion-dollar industry, with legions of fans spread across the globe. Rather than reacting with fear and fury, traditional sporting franchises are embracing it and carving out ...

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How esports can change the lives of people

  Sports, in all their forms, are a great thing in our lives. The traditional sports, naturally, are great for people’s bodies and overall health. They make people feel better and ensure the fitness we are all striving for. Unfortunately, there are people who due to one cause or another simply can’t play traditional sports. Thankfully, for these people, in the ...

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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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