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  • Blog Post: Razer Announces ‘Team Razer: Great Games’ eSports Documentary

    Razer has announced a three-part documentary series that will explore some of the most competitive video games and their players. Team Razer: Great Games will explore the origins of competitive gaming in an effort to introduce new viewers to the sport. The first installment of the series focuses on Starcraft... More
  • Blog Post: Weekend Warrior 10/31/2014

    Happy Halloween readers! Many of the editors plan on taking part in holiday festivities over the weekend, but when they have some freetime many of them plan to dive into Bayonetta 2, Shadow of Mordor, Sunset Overdrive, and the Evolve Alpha. What are your plans for the weekend? Let us know in the comments... More
  • Blog Post: International Dota 2 Championships Rack Up Over 2 Million Concurrent Viewers, Doubling 2013 Performance

    If you had any doubt that eSports viewership is on the rise, you can put them to rest. Valve announced that this year’s International Dota 2 championships doubled the number of concurrent viewers over 2013’s event. The event, which ran throughout July culminating in a championship weekend... More
  • Blog Post: Breaking Down The Dota 2 The International 4 Prize Pool

    While you may know the winner of the tournament, if you haven't been following closely, take a look at who else came out victorious. With a prize pool of over $10.9 million, this marks the most lucrative eSports venture to date. Team Newbee walked out the victors today, taking home a shade over ... More
  • Blog Post: Newbee Wins Dota 2's The International 4 For $5 Million

    At the conclusion of Valve's annual Dota 2 International tournament, Newbee emerged victorious today to take away the lion's share of a $10.9 million prize pool in a best of five series, beating Vici Gaming in the Grand Finals. The winners will take away at least $5,028,308, with the second place... More
  • Blog Post: Weekend Warrior 07/18/2014

    The dog days of summer are officially upon us, and many GI editors have noticed, taking a little time to enjoy the nice weather, spend time with family, or do other lame things that aren't video games. For us cooler (because we're inside), it looks like our destiny this weekend is to try out... More
  • Blog Post: The International Dota 2 Championships Will Be Televised On ESPN

    Valve has announced some big news for Dota 2 and the entire eSports community. The International Dota 2 championships will be televised on ESPN3, with a finals preview show appearing on ESPN2. The matches will also be available online via the WatchESPN App. The championships will take place in Seattle... More
  • Blog Post: Steam Pushes Past 8 Million Concurrent Users During Summer Sale

    Steam’s Summer Sale wraps up in just a little while, and it’s been a fruitful week for Valve. This week, concurrent usership passed 8 million a number of times, most recently at about noon Pacific on Sunday, June 29. At its peak, Steam saw 8.02 million users of the at least 75 million users... More
  • Blog Post: Dota 2's 'The International' Prize Pool Grows To More Than $10 Million

    There's a lot at stake at this year's The International tournament. Dota 2 players will be competing for their share of a purse that's sitting at more than $10 million. To put that in perspective, that amount dwarfs last year's prize pool, which was about $2.9 million. It even beats out... More
  • Blog Post: Dota 2 International Prize Pool Climbs Over $6 Million

    The prize pool for the annual Dota 2 championship event, The International, has risen above the $6 million mark and shows no sign of slowing down as we move toward the main event in July. This year the final days of the tournament will be taking place at KeyArena in Seattle WA, a shift in venue from... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: What's Your Favorite Free-To-Play Game?

    Free-to-play may not be the complete and total future of video game distribution, but many indicators point to it being a very important part of it. What's your favorite game you've played that you didn't have to pay to download? I nursed a temporary Candy Crush addiction , and I enjoyed... More
  • Blog Post: Tickets For Dota 2 Championships Sell Out In An Hour

    Tickets for Valve’s Dota 2 championship event, The International , went on sale on Friday. Just an hour later, all of the approximately 10,000 tickets for the July event at Seattle’s Key Arena were gone. Valve confirmed to onGamers that that both general admission and VIP tickets are currently... More
  • Blog Post: Dates For Dota 2's The International 2014 Tourney

    This year's The International tournament for Dota 2 takes place July 18-21 at Seattle's Key Arena. There are three types of tickets, and each one covers the entire four-day event: general admission ($99), floor seats ($199), and a VIP package ($499). The VIP package includes access to the playoffs... More
  • Blog Post: Smite Officially Launches, Announces $200,000 Tournament

    After amassing more than 3 million registered players during its beta, Smite has officially launched, and with it comes a cinematic trailer and a tournament. Smite, the free-to-play MOBA which casts players in the roles of assorted mythological gods, begins its $200,000 tournament on Friday, March 28... More
  • Blog Post: Valve's Documentary "Free To Play" Launches

    Valve today announced the release of Free To Play , a documentary that tracks three separate competitive DOTA 2 players from around the world as they prepare for and compete in the first international DOTA 2 competition, which carried a $1 million prize. Public viewing parties are occurring to commemorate... More
  • Blog Post: Tune Into The MLG Championships Right Now

    Photo credit: Enrique Espinoza/MLG The 2013 MLG Championship for Dota 2 Call of Duty: Ghosts is happening now, and you can tune in by watching the live stream. You can head here to watch the streams , and here to check out the schedules . Players are competing for $183,000 worth of prizes. The championships... More
  • Blog Post: Dota 2 And Black Ops II Headline Major League Gaming Fall Invitational This Weekend

    Major League Gaming is gearing up for a major event this weekend. The Fall Invitational will take place at Full Sail University in Florida, with Dota 2 and Black Ops II competitions beginning tomorrow. Tomorrow, you'll be able to catch Dignitas, Typical Mistakes (formerly Pretty Boy Swag), noM (formerly... More
  • Blog Post: Weekend Warrior 10/11/13

    This weekend, some GI editors are taking a break from GTA V with new releases like Pokémon X & Y, Beyond: Two Souls, and The Wolf Among Us. But mostly everyone is, you know, playing GTA V. Kimberley Wallace: My mission is to finish Beyond: Two Souls this weekend. I liked what I played of a... More
  • Blog Post: Major League Gaming Announces Competitors For $50,000 MLG Dota 2 Championship

    Major League Gaming has announced most of the teams that will be competing in its Dota 2 Championship later this year. The event will be held in Columbus, Ohio from November 22 through 24, with $50,000 on the line. The competing teams include Evil Geniuses and Team Liquid from North America and The Alliance... More
  • Blog Post: Tickets Available Now For MLG Fall Invitational

    Major League Gaming (MLG) has opened ticket sales for its upcoming Dota 2 and Call of Duty: Black Ops II Invitational events to be held at Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida. The events include $10,000 each for first place in Dota 2 and Black Ops II, with $5,000 going to the second-place finishers... More
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