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  • Blog Post: 2K, Turtle Rock, And ESL Announce Evolve Proving Grounds Tournament

    Top players of Turtle Rock's 4v1 shooter Evolve are getting a new competition to participate in thanks to the 2015 Proving Grounds Tournament. The tournament, which is presented by ESL, is set to host the finals in Los Angeles the week of June 15. Proving Grounds gives players the opportunity to... 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: [Update] The Super Smash Bros. 3DS National Open Tournament Has Its Winner

    Update: Professional Smash Bros. player Dabuz has claimed the trophy and the robe for the Super Smash Bros. 3DS National Open Tournament. Original story: The finals for Nintendo's Super Smash Bros. 3DS National Open Tournament are happening right now. To tune in to the live streamed tournament, which... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Announces Super Smash Bros. Tournaments Across United States

    Super Smash Bros. on 3DS is out on October 3 (that’s next week). Just one day later, Nintendo and GameStop ( Disclaimer: GameStop is Game Informer’s parent company. ) will be hosting tournaments at 15 locations plus the Nintendo World Store in New York City. The 64-player tournaments are... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Puts Out Call For People's Challenger At E3 Super Smash Bros. Tournament

    Nintendo's upcoming Super Smash Bros. E3 tournament is invitation only, but there is one way to compete if you haven't already heard from Nintendo. If you think you can handle the competition at the Nokia Plaza on June 10 in Los Angeles , Nintendo is accepting Instagram video applications from... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Details Its Open-To-The-Public E3 Super Smash Bros. Tournament

    Even if you won't be attending E3, if you're in Los Angeles in June, you can attend Nintendo's public Super Smash Bros. Wii U tournament . The tournament takes place on Tuesday, June 10 and will feature 16 pre-selected Super Smash Bros. vets playing the Wii U version of the game. Starting... 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: Dota 2 Tournament Prize Nears $3 Million Thanks To Gamers

    Dota 2 isn't known for its simplicity , so it's fitting that a tournament for the game would be equally complicated. Here's what's going on. The International, an upcoming Dota 2 tournament, had an initial prize pool of $1.6 million. Those who are interested in setting up fantasy teams... More
  • Blog Post: Eight Teams Selected To Compete In Call of Duty Championship

    Activision just announced that eight teams from Call of Duty's in-game Champions Series League have been chosen to attend the upcoming worldwide Call of Duty Championship in Hollywood. The teams will compete in Treyarch's Call of Duty: Black Ops 2. Below is a list of the teams from the Champions... More
  • Blog Post: Sega Announces Virtua Fighter 5 Tournament

    Sega announced today that the Sega Cup: Virtua Fighter Tournament 2013 will take place at the Super Arcade in Los Angeles on April 20, 2013. Sega has partnered with Level|Up to put on the tournament, which will be awarding cash prizes to the top 16 players. Players will be using the PlayStation 3 version... More
  • Blog Post: The Halo Series Has Sold 50 Million Units To Date

    Since the introduction of the original Xbox, Halo has been the franchise that helped put Microsoft on the map in the console game market. Today, the company announced that the series has racked up 50 million unit sales to date. The strong sales of Halo 4, which now stand at over 4 million units sold... More
  • Blog Post: Capcom Details Replay And Tournament Modes For Darkstalkers Resurrection

    Darkstalkers Resurrection is coming to Xbox Live and the PlayStation Network early next year , and Capcom has offered a few details about its new modes. Replay sharing was revealed when the game was announced, but now it has been revealed that you will be able to upload your replays to YouTube. Tournament... More
  • Blog Post: Capcom Partners With TwitchTV For Street Fighter Livestream Channel

    Capcom is celebrating Street Fighter's 25th Anniversary with all kinds of products , events, and tournaments. To help interested fans track down the biggest tournaments, Capcom has partnered with TwitchTV to create a livestream channel exclusively for Street Fighter. Right now, the channel is rebroadcasting... More
  • Blog Post: If You Were Better At Dota, You Could Win A Million Dollars

    Valve is not only showing off Dota 2 at Gamescom in Germany later this month. The company is also giving a million dollars to the winners of The International , a sixteen-team double elimination Dota 2 tournament taking place during the show. Valve is broadcasting the tournament for free in English,... More
  • Blog Post: Play Spider-Pinball, Win Microsoft Points

    Zen Studios, the developer behind Pinball FX 2, is holding a tournament running now through August 12. The catch: You need to play on the Spider-Man table. You don't need to do anything fancy to register. Just complete a game on the Spider-Man table in Pinball FX 2 on the Xbox 360 (sorry, PS3 owners... More
  • Blog Post: New Pinball FX 2 Tournament Takes Players To Mars

    Pinball wizards have a new reason to return to Zen Studios' popular XBLA pinball sim. Today the developer announced the newest tournament for Pinball FX 2, which will test players on the recently released Mars table. The new tournament will run from April 29 to May 13, giving players two full weeks... More
  • Blog Post: Public Library's Black Ops Tournaments Protested

    The Sacramento Public Library has been hosting Call of Duty: Black Ops tournaments to try to get young men into the building with some success, but two groups recently protested the library's strategy. "We shouldn’t be encouraging this kind of stuff. The public library has a moral authority;... More
  • Blog Post: [Update] Pinball FX 2 Tournament Is Live

    Pinball FX 2 has become a bit of an obsession in our offices, fueling a lot of unnecessary and often hurtful trash talking and poor sportsmanship. In other words, some of the other guys are mopping the floor with my scores. Well, something is coming tomorrow that may offer a chance for redemption. The... More
  • Blog Post: Who Really Deserves To Win The Street Fighter Tourney?

    I'll keep this short and sweet. We all know that Ryu is the canonical winner of the Street Fighter tournament, but which character do you think truly deserves the title? It's not a question of who the best character is to play as , but I'm just interested in knowing who's really earned... More
  • Blog Post: First WCG Halo 3: ODST Tourney Set For This Weekend

    What are you doing this weekend? Maybe you're planning to sit back and destroy the competition in Halo 3: ODST. If that's what's on your agenda, why not take a gaming road trip? If you're in the New York area, you can swing by the World Cyber Games event being held and watch 24 of the... More
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