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  • Blog Post: Get A Good Look At Luchador Pikachu In Pokkén Tournament

    We've seen the mysterious masked Pikachu before, but this trailer offers an extended look and the electric mouse luchador in action. Pokkén Tournament – a Pokémon fighting game that has some roots in the Tekken franchise – is coming to Wii U next year . It's actually... More
  • Blog Post: Heroes Of The Storm's $100,000 2015 Americas Championship Happens In Las Vegas Next Month

    We just finished watching Dota 2's $18 million The International tournament , but now it's time to prepare for Blizzard's Heroes of the Storm's Americas tournament and its $100,00 prize pool. Next month's tournament in Las Vegas is the American branch of the tournament. Winners there... More
  • Blog Post: Evil Geniuses Win Dota 2's The International Tournament And $6.6 Million

    For the first time in the tournament's short five year history, an American team has taken home the top prize. 176 games played, 18 teams, 11 days and 1 Aegis. These are your #TI5 Champions! @EvilGeniuses pic.twitter.com/mFmt63WT7c — DOTA 2 (@DOTA2) August 9, 2015 Evil Geniuses defeated CDEC... 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: Dave & Buster's Arcade Chain Considering Bringing Pokkén Tournament To North America

    Pokkén Tournament, the Pokémon/Tekken hybrid arcade game, may be heading to North America by way of Dave & Busters. In a reddit AMA with Kevin Bachus, Dave & Buster's senior vice president of entertainment & game strategy, he remarked on the possibility of bringing the game... More
  • Blog Post: Jamie Lee Curtis Attended EVO Disguised As Vega From Street Fighter

    EVO 2015 is happening this weekend, and its getting some unexpected celebrity guests it didn't even know were there. Jamie Lee Curtis, known predominantly for her roles in the original Halloween films, attended the show with her son dressed up as Vega in order to stay incognito. Her husband, Christopher... More
  • 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
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