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Porn sponsors banned again in Esports tournament

Despite efforts by some of the more well known tube pornography websites to legitimise themselves as mainstream companies, Esports organisations are doing their best to push back on that narrative. Following a ban of Youporn’s pro team from the ESL competition, the same has happened with Capcom’s Pro Tour. Although the ESL …

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Donkey Kong champion posts possible perfect score

Although we’ll never say never when it comes to a game like Donkey Kong, it may well be that the newly crowned champion, Wes Copeland, is never beaten. With  a score that not only defeated his arch arcade rival, Robbie Lakeman and even long-time MAME champion Dean Saglio, the 1,218,000 score …

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Can Immortals challenge Korean LoL supremacy?

As the most watched Esport in the world, League of Legends has millions of players around the world, many of them hoping to make it as professionals. But over the past few years, Korean teams have dominated in the finals. Will this year be any different? The undefeated North American …

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ESPN just launched it own Esports site

ESPN has finally begun to take Esports seriously, launching a new website dedicated entirely to pro-gaming. It features coverage of many of the latest news stories for some of the more popular competitive games, as well as twinned social media accounts, strategy videos and profiles of the most iconic players …

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Activision now owns Major League Gaming

Major League Gaming, one of the longest standing pro-Esports organisations, is now owned almost entirely by Activison, after the board of directors agreed to sell the publishing giant most of the company’s assets for $46 million. This has annoyed some share-holders, as the move was approved – legally – without …

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Running an Esports event is not easy

Although Esport events might not have quite the same number of considerations – yet – as more traditional sports, that doesn’t mean running them is easy. While Riot and Valve might have made us think so with how well they’ve continued to pull off the monolithic World Championships and International …

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Overclockers UK is reaching out to Twitch streamers

Overclockers UK is making a push to support professional gamers and more specifically, Twitch streamers this year, with a new sponsorship plan in place and a vision for the future. The OCUK team has kicked things off with a new PC build for Twitch streamer, Sacriel. The streamer’s new build includes …

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League of Legends 2015 LCS is much more serious

Sports, whether they’re the electronic kind or the traditional, are all fun and games until there’s big money involved and fortunately (or unfortunately depending on your view) League of Legends is now hitting that level. With the 2015 season of the game, Riot is taking it to new heights, which means …

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CS:GO pros banned after hacking scandal

With Dreamhack Winter 2014 coming up this weekend, tensions were already running high for professional Counter Strike: Global Offensive players, but now things have been cranked up to 11. Some of the world’s top professionals at the game, have been caught using third party aimbots and other cheating tools, prompting …

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