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  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: Do You Watch eSports?

    This week was a big one for eSports. Professional Dota 2 players battled for part of an $18 million prize , the biggest in eSports history. Did you tune in? Do you watch other eSports? eSports are huge and still growing at a tremendous rate, but it is still directed at a niche audience. Did you watch... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: Are You Watching Dota 2’s International Championship?

    Right now, teams of gamers are competing for over $18 Million dollars in prize money by playing Dota 2 in Seattle’s KeyArena. Are you watching this event? If not, what would it take to get you to check out the eSport? Dota 2's International has amassed the largest prize pool in eSport history... More
  • Blog Post: Dota 2's $18 Million The International Tournament Starts Now

    Dota 2's The International Main Event starts now, boasting a prize pool of over $18 million, the largest prize pool in eSports history. While the Group Stage games last week made for interesting viewing, the "real deal" matches begin today and will run all week leading to the final event... More
  • Blog Post: [Update] Electronic Sports League Cracking Down On Performance-Enhancing Drug Use

    Update 2: The ESL has responded with a comment offering insight into how its anti-PEDs initiative will impact players with existing, legitimate prescriptions to banned drugs like Adderall. An MLG representative offered the statement below. "In the specific case of Adderall, we think best practice... More
  • Blog Post: ESPN's Colin Cowherd Says He Would Quit If Forced To Cover Video Games

    On his radio show The Herd today, ESPN's Colin Cowherd ripped the network for allowing coverage of the weekend's Heroes of the Dorm tournament. During a rant that clocked in at around three minutes, Cowherd expressed his disgust for the tournament's appearance on ESPN2 and repeatedly vowed... More
  • Blog Post: College eSports Event To Be Televised On ESPN

    Blizzard Entertainment, in conjunction with ESPN, have announced that Heroes of the Dorm, a collegiate eSports competition coming this Spring, will be televised through the ESPN Network. The event has students across North America battle each other on the beta of Blizzard's upcoming free-to-play... More
  • Blog Post: 2K And Turtle Rock Team With ESL To Bring Evolve Tournament To PAX East

    The tournament will feature both professional and amateur players in Turtle Rock's excellent 4v1 game. The Evolve PAX East PRO-AM Tournament will be run by ESL and held during PAX East on Friday, March 6. The matches will begin at 10 a.m. Eastern Standard Time. It will feature eight teams of "eSports... More
  • Blog Post: White House Partners With Twitch And ESL To Encourage Health Insurance Sign-Ups

    The deadline for signing up for health insurance with the assistance of the United States government is rapidly approaching. In a new effort to get the word out to young people, the White House has teamed with Twitch, ESL, and eSports personalities. The campaign features Wargaming League commentator... More
  • Blog Post: $1 Million Up For Grabs In 2015's Call Of Duty Championship

    The popularity of eSports continues to surge as Activision and Sledgehammer release new details for this year's Call of Duty Championship. The tournament takes place in Los Angeles on March 27-29, and will feature the top 32 Call of Duty teams in the world. A total prize purse of $1 million is at... More
  • Blog Post: Halo 5’s Spectator Mode Will Debut In The Guardians Multiplayer Beta

    We had a chance to go hands on with Halo 5: Guardians last month, and you’ll be able to do the same at the end of December. While you’re taking a break from playing Team Slayer or Breakout, you might want to tune into broadcasts of other players to learn some tips. 343 Industries talked to... More
  • Blog Post: The First Episode Of Razer's Great Games eSports Documentary Is Online

    The first episode of Razer's documentary, Team Razer: Great Games , produced to showcase professional eSports to a wider audience, is online. The first episode below focuses on StarCraft II and its Brood War expansion. Future episodes will focus on games like Dota 2 and League of Legends. Team Razer... More
  • 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: Special Olympics Launches eSports-Focused Gaming Initiative

    Special Olympics has announced a new program that will connect its athletes and volunteers with the gaming world. With the help Force Multiply Gaming, Special Olympics will be forming an advisory board of industry executives. The 46-year history of Special Olympics is one of inclusion and acceptance... More
  • Blog Post: Team Samsung White Wins The 2014 League Of Legends World Championship

    Korean pro-gaming team Samsung White won top honors at the League of Legends 2014 World Championship, taking home the title and the $1 million prize. The team beat out Star Horn Royal Club 3-1. This is the second year in a row Star Horn Royal Club took second place. Last year , SK Telecom T1 took home... 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: MLG App Available On Xbox One In Time For Weekend Championship

    Major League Gaming (MLG) released the MLG app for Xbox One today. The App will allow Xbox One users to watch the entirety of this weekend’s MLG tournament live via MLG.tv . Xbox users who download the app will also have access to MLG.tv’s other programming, including news show “eSports... More
  • Blog Post: Buy Dota 2 Championship Compendium And Help Unlock Dota Rewards

    Valve has recently started selling it's 2014 digital program for the upcoming Dota 2 eSport championship, and proceeds from the compendium are helping boost the prize pool to staggering new heights. This year's Compendium allows fans to follow the competitors and make predictions on matches.... More
  • Blog Post: MLG Building Gaming Arena In China

    Most of the biggest gaming events in the world – like E3, Gamescom, and TGS – have to rent out convention halls. However, eSports is just about to outdo them all with its own dedicated arena in China. MLG’s gaming arena is a permanent fixture dedicated to eSports, and intended be used... 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: HBO Panel Scoffs At eSports

    HBO's Real Sports with Byrant Gumbel recently ran a story on eSports, specifically Riot Games' League of Legends. However, many of the panelists don't think it's a sport at all. The clip below is the panel's reaction to reporter Soledad O'Brien's piece on the League of Legends... More
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