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Dota Underlords Battle Pass Leak

Dota Underlords Battle Pass Leak

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The topic of Dota Underlord’s Battle Pass has been on ever since the first rumors started. Having said that, the first real information about it came from Valve a couple of days ago. According to them, “The week after you`ll see the release of progression and what we call the Proto-Battle Pass. This beta Battle […]



LCS Summer 2019 Match Preview: TSM vs Cloud9

LCS Summer 2019 Match Preview: TSM vs Cloud9

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Team SoloMid (“TSM”) and Cloud9 (“C9”) are organizations every League of Legends fan knows well. The legacies of these teams go back years, and their rivalry does the same. Because of this, it is always a treat to watch them go head-to-head no matter the occasion. This weekend they will battle on the Rift once […]


Dota 2: Virtus.Pro Will try to Defend their ESL One Hamburg Title

Dota 2: Virtus.Pro Will try to Defend their ESL One Hamburg Title

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Despite the fact that everyone is preparing for TI 9, ESL One has just announced the first team on their list for ESL One Hamburg, which will take place at the Barclaycard Arena in October this year. Of course, it is Virtus.pro, which was expected, considering the fact that they are the current champions there. […]


Overwatch: OWL Season 2 Stage 3 Playoff Power Rankings

Overwatch: OWL Season 2 Stage 3 Playoff Power Rankings

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ESTNN’s Cole Ricke takes fans through the OWL Power Rankings before the start of the Stage 3 Playoffs. The Overwatch League kicks off the Stage 3 Playoffs this week, and ESTNN is here with our updated power rankings.   OWL Stage 3 Playoff Power Rankings 1. Vancouver Titans This one isn’t a surprise. Vancouver’s dominance […]


CoD: Modern Warfare Reveal Will Take Place at 10 AM PST

CoD: Modern Warfare Reveal Will Take Place at 10 AM PST

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Activision will reveal the first live gameplay of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare today at 10:00 AM PST, 1:00 PM EST, 6:00 PM BST. As per a tweet yesterday from the official Infinity Ward account, we will be getting our first look at 2019’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Multiplayer mode today at 10:00 AM […]


Apex Legends: Potential Octane Twitch Prime Skin Leaked

Apex Legends: Potential Octane Twitch Prime Skin Leaked

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It looks like someone might have accidentally caught a picture of Octane’s upcoming Twitch Prime skin. Leave it to Reddit to fill us in on knowledge humanity is not meant to know. Due to a potential glitch in the character select screen for Apex Legends, one plucky Redditor was able to snag this picture of […]


LoL: Riot Games Releases Issue 3 of the Lux Comic Series

LoL: Riot Games Releases Issue 3 of the Lux Comic Series

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Lux is stuck between a rock and a magical hard place in the third issue of Riot Games’ collaborative series with comic-giant Marvel. Riot Games released the third issue of the Lux comic series today, focusing on the dangers and troubles that Lux faces inside Demacia. The cover hints at the comic’s story, as Garen […]


Dota 2: CIS Closed Qualifiers Results

Dota 2: CIS Closed Qualifiers Results

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Apart from SEA, the other region which “elected” it’s representative is the CIS. During the Group Stage, Vega Squadron was the main attraction as they completely ripped through their enemies, finishing as winners without dropping a single game. Their luck was with them in the first game of the Playoffs against Na’Vi as well. However, […]


CSGO: Five Key Takeaways from ESL One Cologne

CSGO: Five Key Takeaways from ESL One Cologne

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ESTNN’s Slava Britvin breaks down last weekend’s ESL One Cologne and highlights key takeaways from Germany. ESL One Cologne celebrated it’s fifth anniversary this past weekend, and it was an electric affair. Almost every top team traveled to Germany to fight for the trophy in the “Cathedral of Counterstrike.” Liquid cemented themselves as the number […]


Dota 2: SEA Closed Qualifiers Results

Dota 2: SEA Closed Qualifiers Results

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ESTNN’s Veselin Ignatov walks fans through the results of the SEA TI 9 Closed Qualifiers. After several days of amazing drama, the SEA open and closed qualifiers are finally over. As expected, it all came down to Mineski and Team Jinesbrus to determine which team will head to Shanghai for TI 9. In the end, […]


Blizzard Promotes Johanna Faries to Commissioner of Call of Duty Esports League, Outlines Future Plans

Blizzard Promotes Johanna Faries to Commissioner of Call of Duty Esports League, Outlines Future Plans

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Activision Blizzard announced Johanna Faries as Call of Duty Esports League Commissioner today. Activision Blizzard promoted Johanna Faries to the Commissioner position of the Call of Duty Esports League today, according to a post on their official website. Faries, who worked for the NFL before becoming Head of Call of Duty Esports, now takes on […]


Atlanta Reign’s Homestand was as Good as the First

Atlanta Reign’s Homestand was as Good as the First

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ESTNN’s Malik Shelp walks fans through everything that happened at the OWL Atlanta Homestand Weekend. The Atlanta Reign Homestand is all wrapped up, and it was vastly different from the Dallas Fuel Homestand that happened earlier this year. Different, for sure, but different isn’t always bad. My name is Malik and today we’re going to […]


100 Thieves Announce Doug Barber as Vice President of Brand & Apparel

100 Thieves Announce Doug Barber as Vice President of Brand & Apparel

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100 Thieves announced that they have brought Doug Barber, the previous owner of clothing brand Reigning Champ, onboard as Vice President of Brand & Apparel. 100 Thieves hired Doug Barber to lead a brand new position, Vice President of Brand & Apparel, according to an official press release by the organization. Doug Barber previously owned […]


Dota 2: The Summit 10 Announces First 2 Teams and Casters

Dota 2: The Summit 10 Announces First 2 Teams and Casters

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Beyond the Summit has announced the first two participating teams and on-air talent for Summit 10. After several months of uncertainty, Beyond the Summit has confirmed that Summit 10 is will take place at the end of July. For the past couple of years, The Summit has been an immense part of every Dota 2 […]



Dota Underlords: How-To Get & Use Gold

Dota Underlords: How-To Get & Use Gold

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As you are probably aware, the new auto battles genre is slowly taking over the world. It all began from a small Custom game in Dota 2, but now, both Valve and Riot Games have their standalone version of Auto Chess. Let’s not forget Drodo studios, the main creators of this new genre, who also […]


Dota 2: CIS Closed Qualifiers – Gambit are out

Dota 2: CIS Closed Qualifiers – Gambit are out

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The Group Stage round-robin has just finished and we now know the names of the four teams which will be going to the playoffs. Having said that, the biggest favorite did not make it. In fact, they just felt shortly after losing the last game in the group stage against Vega. The top four teams […]


ESforce Holding Partners with Rocketbank for TI9 Quals, offers free Battle Pass Upgrades

ESforce Holding Partners with Rocketbank for TI9 Quals, offers free Battle Pass Upgrades

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ESforce and Rockbank partner to bring free Battle Pass Upgrades when players apply for a Rocketbank card and spend 645 Rubles (approx. $10USD) and refer their friends. Russian tournament organizer ESforce has partnered with Rocketbank today according to an official press release from the organization. The partnership includes sponsorship of the upcoming Dota 2 TI […]


Dota 2: TI 9 EU Closed Qualifiers Overview

Dota 2: TI 9 EU Closed Qualifiers Overview

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ESTNN’s Veselin Ignatov walks fans through the teams participating in the TI9 EU Closed Qualifiers. After the end of the EPICENTER Major, all eyes were set on the biggest prize in Dota 2 – The International 2019. Having said that, the first two Open Qualifiers in all regions are now over, which means that it […]


LCS Summer 2019: Week Five Day Two Recap

LCS Summer 2019: Week Five Day Two Recap

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Echo Fox vs Golden Guardians The first match of the day featured the Golden Guardians (“GGS”) defeating Echo Fox (“FOX”). The focus of their strategy was on the bottom lane, as they dove bottom to get Huhi two kills and unlocked him to roam. Huhi went middle and top with his team to help secure […]


Dota Underlords: Ranked Play Explained

Dota Underlords: Ranked Play Explained

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ESTNN’s Veselin Ignatov walks players through the newly introduced Dota: Underlords Ranking System. Dota: Underlords has added a ranking system to Valve’s brand new autobattler, and we’ve got everything you need to know to climb the ladder. Dota: Underlords’ Ranking System Explained In most games, players earn more MMR points when they finish a game […]


Dota 2: SEA TI9 Open Qualifier #2

Dota 2: SEA TI9 Open Qualifier #2

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The second qualifier for TI 9 in Southeast Asia has finished. We now know the names of all of the teams that will attend the closed qualifiers.   496 Gaming The first team which made it through the open qualifier massacre was 496 Gaming. They had a difficult time, especially in the semifinals against PG.Barracx.They […]


Immortals Lays off OpTic Gaming Staff Following IGC Acquisition

Immortals Lays off OpTic Gaming Staff Following IGC Acquisition

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IGC has laid off several employees from different parts of the OpTic Organization following their acquisition of Infinite Esports and Entertainment. As many OpTic fans already know, Immortals Gaming Club finalized their acquisition of the esports organization in early June. However, there have been even more consequences that have just come to light; according to […]


Dota 2: China TI 9 Open Qualifiers #2

Dota 2: China TI 9 Open Qualifiers #2

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The second open qualifiers for TI9 in Dota 2 are now over. Having said that, all the teams that managed to go through need to prepare themselves for the upcoming Closed Qualifiers that start in just a few days. Team Serenity The first team that managed to prevail was Team Serenity. They fell short in […]


Dota 2: Immortal Treasure II and The Wrath of Mo’Rokai are Live

Dota 2: Immortal Treasure II and The Wrath of Mo’Rokai are Live

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Valve has released Immortal Treasure 2 and the Wrath of Mo’Rokai. Today, Valve has decided to release the second Immortal Treasure, as well as the new event, Wrath of Mo’Rokai for every player that owns the Dota 2 Battle Pass. In addition to that, every Battle Pass owner has been granted 10 bonus levels since […]


CSGO: Dennis Joins Team Gamer Legion

CSGO: Dennis Joins Team Gamer Legion

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Dennis “dennis” Edman announced on Twitter today that he has joined Team Gamer Legion’s Counterstrike: Global Offensive squad. Both Dennis “dennis” Edman and Gamer Legion announced today that the 28-year-old Counterstrike player has joined the Gamer Legion CS: GO squad. Announcement regarding our #CSGO Roster "Excited to bring on a player of @denniscsgod caliber, with […]


WePlay! Announces Their First Dota: Underlords Tournament

WePlay! Announces Their First Dota: Underlords Tournament

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Tournament Organizer WePlay! revealed their first tournament for Dota: Underlords, Valve’s take on the autobattler genre. WePlay! announced their first online Dota: Underlords tournament. The tournament will feature two separate open qualifiers for participants in both the North American and European time zone slots. The qualifiers are set to begin on July 27th and July […]


Overwatch League Atlanta Reign Homestand Primer | Part 3

Overwatch League Atlanta Reign Homestand Primer | Part 3

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ESTNN’s Charlotte August takes fans through the final two teams they’ll see at the Atlanta Reign Homestand this weekend. Welcome to the final part of ESTNN’s Atlanta Reign Homestand Weekend Primer! Previously, we looked at the Toronto Defiant, the Philadelphia Fusion and the Guangzhou Charge. This time, we’ll be closing it out with the Shanghai […]


FlyToMoon are going to the Closed Qualifiers

FlyToMoon are going to the Closed Qualifiers

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Today has been a packed day due to the start of the Open qualifiers for the biggest event in Dota 2 – The International. Having said that, the CIS region has always been one of the most interesting to watch. That’s mainly because of the many “davai-322” kind of plays that happen in nearly every […]


SEA TI 9 Open Qualifier #1 is Finished

SEA TI 9 Open Qualifier #1 is Finished

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The first Open Qualifier for the SEA region is finally over after an entire day of epic action. Following the results, three teams are now one step closer to their dream – TI 9. The second round of the open qualifiers in this region starts tomorrow. Team Jinebrus The first team that made it to […]


Overwatch League Power Rankings: Stage 3 | Week 5

Overwatch League Power Rankings: Stage 3 | Week 5

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1. Vancouver Titans The Titans have been made to bleed at the hands of the L.A. Valiant. Not only was it reaffirmed that the Titans cannot dominate DPS compositions like they can triple support triple tank compositions, but it also reminded fans that there is still some spice left in the league without an artificial 2-2-2 […]


Dota 2: China Open Qualifiers – IG and CDEC Make it Through

Dota 2: China Open Qualifiers – IG and CDEC Make it Through

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The regional Open qualifiers for TI 9 have started and the fight for the biggest tournament of the year has begun. Having said that, two Chinese teams already secured their spots for the Closed qualifiers. Despite that, there is still one more Open Qualifier to go, so we don’t know all the names yet. Invictus […]


Overwatch League Atlanta Reign Homestand Weekend Primer | Part 2

Overwatch League Atlanta Reign Homestand Weekend Primer | Part 2

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Welcome to Part 2 of ESTNN’s Atlanta Reign Homestand Weekend Primer! Last time we looked at the Atlanta Reign, Washington Justice and Florida Mayhem. This time, we’ll be covering the Toronto Defiant, the Philadelphia Fusion and the Guangzhou Charge. Without further ado, let’s begin! Toronto Defiant Kicking off part two is one of two Canadian teams, […]


Dota Underlords to Get a Battle Pass Next Week

Dota Underlords to Get a Battle Pass Next Week

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Dota Underlords, as well as the other similar titles such as Teamfight Tactics and Auto Chess, are slowly but surely taking over the world. Having said that, according to Valve, Dota Underlords is getting a Batte Plass as early as next week. In addition to that, the developers are planning to launch the game’s progression […]


Dota 2: Standalone Auto Chess Coming to PC on the Epic Games Store

Dota 2: Standalone Auto Chess Coming to PC on the Epic Games Store

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A Standalone version of Auto Chess is coming to PC, and it’s going to be on the Epic Games Store. The new genre of auto battlers is taking over the world at the speed of light. Apart from the original creators, Drodo Studios, of the game, Valve and Riot Games also made their own versions […]


Dota 2: EPICENTER Major – Meta Analysis

Dota 2: EPICENTER Major – Meta Analysis

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ESTNN’s Veselin Ignatov walks players and fans through the Meta Analysis for last week’s EPICENTER Major. The EPICENTER Major was the last big tournament for this DPC season. Now we know all twelve teams with a direct invite. Additionally, the open qualifiers for the rest start in just a few days from now. In addition […]


Dota 2: Beyond the Summit’s BOT TI Is Back

Dota 2: Beyond the Summit’s BOT TI Is Back

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Beyond the Summit is back with BOT TI ahead of The International 9. As the dust settled from EPICENTER, all teams are currently focusing on the upcoming TI 9. In fact, the qualifiers for that amazing tournament start today. However, there is still one more event event happening next week – BOT TI 2019. It […]


Overwatch League Atlanta Reign Homestand Weekend Primer | Part 1

Overwatch League Atlanta Reign Homestand Weekend Primer | Part 1

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In Part One of ESTNN’s Atlanta Homestand coverage, Charlotte August walks fans through three out of the eight teams in attendance: the Atlanta Reign, the Washinton Justice and the Florida Mayhem. Stage 3 of the Overwatch League is coming to a close. Before playoffs kick off, however, Overwatch League’s second homestand will take place this […]


Apex Legends: Season 02 Is Live

Apex Legends: Season 02 Is Live

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ESTNN’s Phillip Miner takes players through the now-live Apex Legends’ Season 02. Be prepared, however; the patch is massive. Apex Legends fans, be sure to put aside some time for downloading today, as the hotly anticipated Season 02 is upon us. In fact, the download should be live by the time you read this. According […]


Dota 2: TI 9 Direct Invite Teams Overview

Dota 2: TI 9 Direct Invite Teams Overview

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ESTNN’s Veselin Ignatov walks fans and viewers through all of the directly invited teams of the upcoming TI9. Before EPICENTER Moscow, the last DPC Major of the season, fans knew almost all of the teams that had snagged a direct invite to TI 9. Now, following the end of that epic tournament, we know all […]


Overwatch: Montreal Rebellion Signs Vizility and Mistakes

Overwatch: Montreal Rebellion Signs Vizility and Mistakes

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The Montreal Rebellion revealed the signing of two players last night: Jeffrey “Vizility” de Vries and Stanislav “Mistakes” Danilov. The Montreal Rebellion have announced that they have signed DPS players Jeffrey “Vizility” de Vries and Stanislav “Mistakes” Danilov to their active roster. Meet the New and Improved Rebellion Vizility Vizility climbed his way into the […]


CSGO Tips: How-To Utilize Commands

CSGO Tips: How-To Utilize Commands

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Playing CS:GO without utilizing the wealth of console commands available is like playing a game but only ever trying its demo – you simply can’t unlock the whole experience. That said, it can be hard to know what commands to prioritize implementing when so many exist. With over 3,000 CS:GO commands in the game, you’re […]


Overwatch: AvastCon May Actually Be Happening

Overwatch: AvastCon May Actually Be Happening

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Everyone’s favorite dream event may actually take place. It seems that Overwatch League fans should be excited about a possible event that originated from a meme, as AvastCon might actually come to pass. It even has a website. Created by Connor ‘Avast’ Prince, AvastCon appears to be taking place at a Chuck E Cheese in […]


Apex Legends: Everything You Need to Know About Ranked Mode

Apex Legends: Everything You Need to Know About Ranked Mode

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We finally have details on Apex Legends’ long-awaited Ranked Mode. One of the most awaited features coming to Season 02 of Apex Legends is the new Ranked League. Apex Legends developer Respawn Entertainment has revealed details on this hotly anticipated feature in an official Reddit post on the r/apexlegends subreddit. How Ranked Mode Works, Straight […]


Nike Partners with Brazillian Esports Organization FURIA

Nike Partners with Brazillian Esports Organization FURIA

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FURIA announced a partnership with Nike today on the teams official website. It will debut as FURIA’s CS:GO team takes the stage at ESL One Cologne. Brazillian esports organization FURA revealed a sponsorship with Nike today, per the company’s official website. This partnership is Nike’s first entrance into team sponsorships. The sport fashion conglomerate partnered […]


Activision Blizzard Reveals Two More Franchises for Call of Duty League

Activision Blizzard Reveals Two More Franchises for Call of Duty League

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Activision Blizzard announced today that Immortals Gaming Club and WISE Ventures will field franchises in the upcoming Call of Duty League. Immortals Gaming Club will field a Call of Duty Franchise when the League starts next year, according to Activision Blizzard. According to the team, Immortals will retain the newly purchased OpTic Gaming brand for […]


Dota 2: TI9 Breaks Record, Is Now the Largest Esports Prize Pool Ever

Dota 2: TI9 Breaks Record, Is Now the Largest Esports Prize Pool Ever

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The International 9 now has the highest prize pool ever for a TI tournament. The International 9 has now officially broken the record for the highest prize pool of all time, having raised over $25M USD. Now that the EPICENTER Major has ended, all eyes are on TI9. We already know all of the direct […]


Dota 2: Dendi returns to Professional Dota in Pango

Dota 2: Dendi returns to Professional Dota in Pango

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Dendi announced his return today to professional Dota. EPICENTER was the last Major of this DPC season and it was a true joy to watch. As soon as it ended, Valve announced Patch 7.22d, which made things even better. And then, just when fans thought that it can’t get any better, the news of Dendi […]


Dota 2: EPICENTER Major – Final Day Recap

Dota 2: EPICENTER Major – Final Day Recap

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ESTNN’s Veselin Ignatov walks fans through the final day of the Moscow EPICENTER Major. After a week of amazing Dota 2, it is finally time to say goodbye to one of the most amazing Majors in this DPC season. There were a lot of surprises along the way but in the end, Vici Gaming was […]


NA vs EU Rift Rivals 2019: Day 3 Relay Race Recap

NA vs EU Rift Rivals 2019: Day 3 Relay Race Recap

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Today was the final installment of the epic battle between EU and NA. This year’s Rift Rivals has been fairly lopsided so far, with EU dominating day one but NA making some upsets on day two. Today, the teams fought in a best-of-five relay race series. Essentially, each team will play at least one game […]


Dota 2: EPICENTER Major – Day 7 Recap

Dota 2: EPICENTER Major – Day 7 Recap

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  It was our second last day of the EPICENTER Major today. The remaining teams in the lower bracket battled it out for a chance to play in tomorrow’s finals. We saw some unexpected surprises on the main stage. PSG.LGD vs TNC Predator Our first games of the day were PSG.LGD versus TNC Predator. LGD […]


NA vs EU Rift Rivals 2019: Day Two Recap

NA vs EU Rift Rivals 2019: Day Two Recap

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Team Liquid vs G2 Esports Team Liquid (“TL”) brought some hope for NA with a big win over G2 Esports (“G2”). They won the 2v2 for side select before moving into the crazy 5v5. G2 drafted a rather… unique team composition that didn’t work very well for them. Seeing as NA lost all their matches […]


CoD: Winners and Losers from CWL Rostermania

CoD: Winners and Losers from CWL Rostermania

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ESTNN’s Ashwin Palepu takes CoD fans through the way too early winners, losers and the questions marks after CWL’s ensuing Rostermania. Rostermania has finally calmed down a little bit and the first half of cross-division play is over, so now seems like a good time to take a way-too-early look to see who got better, […]


Overwatch: Toronto Defiant adds Mangachu

Overwatch: Toronto Defiant adds Mangachu

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Toronto continued its additions today with the signing of Mangachu. The Toronto Defiant announced earlier today that they have signed Canadian DPS star, Liam “Mangachu” Campbell. Mangachu is well-known in the competitive scene, with fans referring to him as the “silly hero specialist” due to his ability to play off-meta heroes like Mei, Torbjorn and […]


Dota 2: EPICENTER Major Day 6 Recap

Dota 2: EPICENTER Major Day 6 Recap

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ESTNN’s Veselin Ignatov walks fans through the Day 6 of the Dota 2 EPICENTER Major. Slowly and steadily, the last Major for this DPC season is coming to an end. We will remember this event with some of the most surprising results at a big event recently. Having said that, today was the most important […]


Overwatch: Toronto Defiant signs Logix

Overwatch: Toronto Defiant signs Logix

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Toronto Defiant announced the signing of Logix from their Contenders team today. The Toronto Defiant recently announced that DPS player Logix will be joining their main roster. Logix has been called up from the Defiant’s Contenders team, Montreal Rebellion, and is now returning to the Overwatch League stage. Today we call up another from @MTLRebellion. […]


Dota 2: Infamous Disbands

Dota 2: Infamous Disbands

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Infamous disbanded today as announced in a tweet from a member of the squad. EPICENTER is definitely not a tournament that Infamous will remember. They came into the event with some hope to earn the precious DPC points. However, this did not happen mainly because they were in one of the strongest groups. What’s more, […]


NA vs EU Rift Rivals 2019: Day One Recap

NA vs EU Rift Rivals 2019: Day One Recap

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Cloud9 vs G2 Esports The first match of the tournament featured G2 Esports demolishing Cloud9. In typical G2 fashion, they utilized flex picks fantastically and even stole C9’s Yasuo-Gragas combo. In game, they slaughtered C9 all over the map. Mikyx killed Sneaky in lane, and though Blaber ganked bottom to even that out, Mikyx ended […]


Breaking News: Team Liquid Partners with Marvel Entertainment, Reveals Crossover Jerseys and Merch

Breaking News: Team Liquid Partners with Marvel Entertainment, Reveals Crossover Jerseys and Merch

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Well, now we know what Project Whirlwind was all about. In what may be one of the largest esports partnerships of all time, Team Liquid unveiled a strategic partnership with Marvel Entertainment today when the TL League of Legends team entered the Rift Rivals tournament wearing Captain America/Team Liquid crossover jerseys. The partnership includes exclusive […]


OAM Announce Strategic Partnership With Bell

OAM Announce Strategic Partnership With Bell

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OverActive Media announced Bell, Canada’s largest communications company, as a Founding Marketing Partner.  OAM and Bell Partner Up OverActive Media (OAM) revealed a strategic partnership with Canada’s largest communications company, Bell, today. As part of the deal, Bell acquired a minority interest in OAM and became OAM’s first Founding Marketing Partner. The multi-year agreement includes […]


Overwatch League Power Rankings Stage 3 | Week 4

Overwatch League Power Rankings Stage 3 | Week 4

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ESTNN’s Malik Shelp walks fans through our Overwatch League Power Rankings for Stage 3, Week 4. Last week was all about the Sombra-Reinhardt duo’s: between Danteh and Muma, BQB and Fate, FCTFCTN and Shax, RCK and Fusion we could be seeing a new meta dominate the scene. The Double Sniper saw some love last week, […]


Apex Legends Season 02 Trailer Leaked, Shows Major Changes

Apex Legends Season 02 Trailer Leaked, Shows Major Changes

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The trailer for Season 2 of Apex Legends leaked online, and we’ve got everything you need to know. The trailer for Season 02 of Apex Legends has leaked! Whether or not the leak was intentional we’ll never know (since another new character that’s been teased, Crypto, is a hacker), but regardless, Apex fans have been […]


Dota 2: TI9 Open Qualifier Registration Is Now Open

Dota 2: TI9 Open Qualifier Registration Is Now Open

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Today, teams can register for the TI9 Open Qualifiers for Dota 2. TI9 Registration is now open Starting today, you can now register to take part in the Open Qualifiers for TI9, which will take place from July 3-6. There is only one more direct invite slot left for the biggest event in Dota 2- […]


Overwatch: Seoul Dynasty’s Fissure Retires

Overwatch: Seoul Dynasty’s Fissure Retires

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Seoul Dynasty announced Fissure’s retirement early this morning. The Seoul Dynasty announced on their Twitter that their main tank player, Chang-hyung “Fissure” Baek, would be retiring from the Overwatch League and professional Overwatch, effective immediately. [ Thank you, Fissure ]#RoarOn pic.twitter.com/nvpyXlKQ3w — Seoul Dynasty 🐯 (@SeoulDynasty) June 27, 2019 Fissure’s History Fissure has become a […]


Dota 2: Immortal Treasure II & The Mo’Rokaiu Event Coming Soon

Dota 2: Immortal Treasure II & The Mo’Rokaiu Event Coming Soon

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It appears as though Battle Pass owners are getting spoiled once again. After Valve announced the addition of their Battle Pass Level Bundle, players can now also claim the Dark Willow Announcer Pack. Having said that, this item is available only for the Battle Pass owners with 75 or more levels. Immortal Treasure II and […]


Clash Royale: CRL West Week 4 Highlights

Clash Royale: CRL West Week 4 Highlights

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NRG vs. SK SK won the 2v2 set and ThunderStruck kicked off King of the Hill with a win for NRG over Soking. SergioRamos came out and swept NRG, taking down ThunderStruck, Hazard, and Carter to win the match for his team. Team Liquid vs. Complexity Complexity continues their dominance in 2v2 and Razzer secures […]



Dota 2: Battle Pass Level Boost and Treasure Bundle on Sale Now

Dota 2: Battle Pass Level Boost and Treasure Bundle on Sale Now

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With just a few days left from the last Major of this DPC season, all eyes are slowly starting to focus on the upcoming TI, the most notable Dota 2 tournament. The current prize pool for TI 9 is around $19,600,00, which is just insane. Having said that, it still needs more to surpass last […]


Dota 2: EPICENTER Major – Day 5 Recap

Dota 2: EPICENTER Major – Day 5 Recap

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It was a full day of lower bracket matches today at the EPICENTER Major, with four of our teams eliminated. Let’s see who ended up heading home at the end of day five. PSG.LGD vs Forward Gaming Game one showed that PSG.LGD can still outmanoeuvre when they’re outdrafted. It was a difficult game for Maybe’s […]


Origen and Logitech Announce Partnership

Origen and Logitech Announce Partnership

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The LEC’s Origen and peripheral-maker Logitech announced a partnership this afternoon. Logitech and RFRSH Team Up RFRSH Entertainment and Logitech revealed their two-year partnership today in an official press release. Origen, a RFRSH brand, will start to use Logitech products when competing in the LEC. Additionally, the players will “be integrated in[to] the development of […]



CSGO: Next BLAST Event to be held in Copenhagen

CSGO: Next BLAST Event to be held in Copenhagen

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Looks like the next BLAST event is heading to Demark. RFRSH Entertainment and BLAST Pro Series announced this morning that the next BLAST Pro Series Event will take place in Copenhagen. BLAST will host the tournament itself in the 12,000-seat Royal Arena in downtown Copenhagen, and the press release states that fans will be able […]


Dota 2: Mineski Adds Nikobaby

Dota 2: Mineski Adds Nikobaby

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Looks like Mineski has found their replacement for the recently released Ahjit. Mineski Reloaded Mineski announced the addition of Nikobaby this morning as a replacement for their long-time carry, Ahjit. This DPC season has been very hard for Mineski. In fact, their most notable performance is a second place at ESL One Mumbai, which was […]



Dota 2: EPICENTER Major – Day 4 Recap

Dota 2: EPICENTER Major – Day 4 Recap

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ESTNN walks you through Day 4 of the EPICENTER Major Moscow. Another day passed by at the last Dota 2 Major of this DPC season. Yesterday, Team Liquid showed everyone that their roster change to w33 was for the better as the European powerhouse blazed through LGD and Virtus.Pro in the Upper Bracket. Be sure […]


CSGO: FURIA Were Kings for an Hour, But Now They Need to Mix It Up

CSGO: FURIA Were Kings for an Hour, But Now They Need to Mix It Up

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FURIA were kings for an hour. They shocked everyone with their impressive run at the ECS Season 7 Finals, but now they need to change up their game if they want to improve. At the beginning of the year, almost nobody knew about the relatively-unknown Brazilian team, FURIA. And now, after two S-Tier events, everyone […]


Apex Legends Season 2: Everything We Know So Far

Apex Legends Season 2: Everything We Know So Far

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It’s an excellent time to be an Apex Legends fan. The hype may have died down significantly since Season 1, but Respawn Entertainment and Electronic Arts are set to put the hype machine back in motion for Season 2. A flurry of speculation and guessing surrounds this hotly anticipated update, so we here at ESTNN […]


Dota 2: EPICENTER Major – Day 3 Recap

Dota 2: EPICENTER Major – Day 3 Recap

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The third day of the EPICENTER Major was a day of action-packed games. We saw some games in our upper bracket series take unexpected turns, and our lower bracket series gave us some brutal stomps. Here’s how things played out today on the main stage. Upper Bracket Team Secret vs Virtus.Pro (UB Round 1) Secret […]


Team Liquid Teases the Mysterious “Project Whirlwind”

Team Liquid Teases the Mysterious “Project Whirlwind”

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A tweet today from the official Team Liquid Twitter account announced the reveal date for the mysterious Project Whirlwind. Team Liquid’s official Twitter account posted a cryptic tweet this afternoon, teasing something called mysterious: “Project Whirlwind.” The tweet itself contains Team Liquid’s most prominent sponsors, including Monster, Alienware, SAP, Honda, HyperX, Need for Seat, and […]


Overwatch: The Atlanta Reign’s Job Postings Pose Some Big Questions

Overwatch: The Atlanta Reign’s Job Postings Pose Some Big Questions

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The Atlanta Reign posted three job opportunities last night that have us thinking. Last night, the Atlanta Reign posted three job opportunities for inside the organization. That, in and of itself, is not groundbreaking. What is interesting, however, is what those job opportunities are. The fledgling Overwatch League franchise posted openings for a Director of […]


COD: Modern Warfare leads Gamestop Preorders After E3

COD: Modern Warfare leads Gamestop Preorders After E3

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After a few down years for Call of Duty, Infinity Ward’s return to the Modern Warfare franchise has people excited. Modern Warfare is Back Gaming retailer Gamestop has released a top 10 list of most preordered games after E3, and Call of Duty Modern Warfare tops the list. Infinity Ward’s return to the franchise clearly […]


Call of Duty Rostermania Recap

Call of Duty Rostermania Recap

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After CWL Anaheim, the CWL underwent its most eventful Rostermania of the Black Ops 4 season. With only two events left, one of them being the CWL Championship, players and general managers did all they could to assemble their best available roster to finish out the year. Ultimately, only OpTic Gaming, 100 Thieves, Gen. G, […]



LCS Summer 2019: Week Four Day Two Recap

LCS Summer 2019: Week Four Day Two Recap

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Cloud9 vs Counter Logic Gaming Cloud9 (“C9”) showed they were ready for Rift Rival with a convincing win over Counter Logic Gaming (“CLG”). Wiggily did manage to secure First Blood for his bottom lane, but Svenskeren showed him up. He, along with Zeyzal, made multiple plays around the middle lane to accrue a gold lead. […]


CSGO: NoChance looks for Bootcamp Sponsor and Org as Minor Approaches

CSGO: NoChance looks for Bootcamp Sponsor and Org as Minor Approaches

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A tweet from NoChance today signaled a need for a sponsor for their bootcamp prior to the Starladder Berlin Minor. The Mikail “Maikelele” Bill-led team NoChance is currently looking for a bootcamp sponsor in order to prepare for the upcoming StarLadder Berlin European Minor. NoChance is additionally still looking for an organization. So far we […]


Dota 2: EPICENTER Major – Day 2 Recap

Dota 2: EPICENTER Major – Day 2 Recap

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ESTNN’s Veselin Ignatov walks fans through the second day of the Dota 2 EPICENTER Major in Moscow. The EPICENTER Major Had A Crazy Day 2 EPICENTER, the last Major for this DPC season, kicked off yesterday. We saw some very interesting results which the vast majority of the viewers certainly did not expect. Having said […]


CSGO: ESL Pro League Season 9 Break Song List

CSGO: ESL Pro League Season 9 Break Song List

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A savvy reddit user, u/j1mCS, managed to scope out ESL Pro League Season 9’s playlist for the tournament. What’s the ESL Pro League Season 9 Break Song? We’ve all been there. Tune into a Counterstrike tournament and go, “What’s that break song?” What follows is an exercise in futility, asking in Twitch chat and looking […]


Dota 2: EPICENTER Major – Day 1 Recap

Dota 2: EPICENTER Major – Day 1 Recap

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EPICENTER, our final Major of this DPC season kicked off yesterday. Eight of our teams faced off in a series of Bo3’s to determine the seeding for Groups A & B. Let’s take a look at how the day played out. Opening Matches Group A: Team Secret vs. PaiN Gaming PaiN Gaming delivered a solid […]


LCS Summer 2019: Week Four Day One Recap

LCS Summer 2019: Week Four Day One Recap

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Team Liquid vs Golden Guardians Team Liquid (“TL”) kicked off the day with a win over the Golden Guardians (“GGS”). GGS put Froggen ahead, with First Blood and First Tower, and amassed some decent early leads. But TL wouldn’t sit back, and found picks onto Hauntzer and Olleh in the mid game. At 24 minutes […]


LEC Summer 2019: Week Three Day Two Recap

LEC Summer 2019: Week Three Day Two Recap

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Vitality vs SK Gaming The first game of the day was an exciting one, with Vitality (“VIT”) grabbing the win over SK Gaming (“SK”). It did start off well for SK though, as Selfmade ganked mid to get Pirean First Blood. Mowgli struck back with a gank of his own a few minutes later, going […]


Dota 2: Chaos E.C. Officially Welcome MATUMBAMAN

Dota 2: Chaos E.C. Officially Welcome MATUMBAMAN

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Chaos E.C. have made the announcement official. Lasse Aukusti ‘MATUMBAMAN’ Urpalainen will be joining the team’s active roster. Team Liquid’s decision to drop Matumbaman from their line-up came as shock to many Liquid fans. Earlier this week they announced Aliwi ‘w33’ Omar as Matumbaman’s replacement, w33 was previously playing with Chaos. Liquid debuted their new […]


Dota 2: Matumbaman Could Be Joining Chaos Esports Club

Dota 2: Matumbaman Could Be Joining Chaos Esports Club

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It’s been a few days since the somewhat unexpected decision of Team Liquid to put Matumbaman on the bench. Instead of him, the TI 7 winners decided to bring in w33 as their mid laner ahead of Epicenter. The Romanian prodigy is a skillful player, but only time will tell if he will fit in. […]



LEC Summer 2019: Week Three Day One Recap

LEC Summer 2019: Week Three Day One Recap

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Excel vs Vitality Vitality (“VIT”) finally put their first win on the board with a win over Excel (“XL”). As both teams were 0-4, many thought this match would be close, but VIT absolutely smashed their opponents. It all started with Mowgli and his successful ganks in the bottom and top lanes. After ganking top […]


Overwatch League Power Rankings Stage 3 | Week 3

Overwatch League Power Rankings Stage 3 | Week 3

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ESTNN’s Malik Shelp takes viewers through the Power Rankings for Week 3 of the Overwatch League. Overwatch League Power Rankings Welcome to ESTNN’s Overwatch League Power Rankings for Week 3 of Stage 3. Last week, viewers caught an insane upset and fans and analysts alike are making their predictions for the playoffs. The Houston Outlaws […]


Dota 2: The Most Dangerous Heroes at the EPICENTER Major

Dota 2: The Most Dangerous Heroes at the EPICENTER Major

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ESTNN’s Veselin Ignatov walks us through the most dangerous heroes for teams to pick at the EPICENTER Major. Most Dangerous Picks The Epicenter Major is going to be the last Major for this DPC season. This means that it is also the last chance for some teams to hold on to that direct invite for […]



Dota Underlords is Now in Open Beta

Dota Underlords is Now in Open Beta

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You probably know by now that Dota 2 Auto Chess is one of the most successful games nowadays. That’s why some of the top game developers decided to make a similar title in order to grab the ever growing fan base. Valve’s own project is called Dota Underlords. The game was first available only to […]


LCS Match of the Week Preview: TSM v Optic

LCS Match of the Week Preview: TSM v Optic

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This week, Team SoloMid (“TSM”) and Optic Gaming will battle on the Rift to break away from the six-team clump in the standings. Both teams have a lot to prove and defeating the other is crucial for them. OPT started off this split undefeated, but lost games against Cloud9 and Team Liquid. TSM is the […]


Dota 2: Mineski releases Ahjit ahead of TI9

Dota 2: Mineski releases Ahjit ahead of TI9

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ESTNN’s Veselin Ignatov breaks down Mineski’s carry problem. Apart from w33 joining Team Liquid, one of the most notable SEA teams is also tinkering with their roster. Today, Mineski parted ways with Ahjit after his six-month run with the organization. If fans are looking for a reason for the release, they should look no further […]


Dota 2: Team Liquid Adds w33 Ahead of EPICENTER

Dota 2: Team Liquid Adds w33 Ahead of EPICENTER

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Team Liquid has added w33 to round out their roster ahead of EPICENTER. Team Liquid Add w33 As was rumored, w33 is Team Liquid’s new fifth after the team moved MATUMBAMAN to the inactive roster just a couple of days ago. This change comes just in time for the upcoming EPICENTER Major. The last Major […]



Overwatch: Baptiste’s Reunion Challenge is Live – All You Need To Know About the New Skin, Twitch Drops, and Sprays

Overwatch: Baptiste’s Reunion Challenge is Live – All You Need To Know About the New Skin, Twitch Drops, and Sprays

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Baptiste Reunion Challenge – All You Need to Know Yesterday, Blizzard released a mini-event called “Baptiste’s Reunion Challenge,” adding event-exclusive skins, icons, and sprays all relating to Overwatch’s newest character. The event comes with a brand-new Overwatch short story that examines Baptiste’s background in detail. Combat Medic Skin First off, it’s pretty easy to unlock […]


LEC Match of the Week Preview: G2 vs Fnatic

LEC Match of the Week Preview: G2 vs Fnatic

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European giants will clash this weekend on Summoner’s Rift in one of the most important matches of the LEC Summer Split. This match is none other than the one between Fnatic and G2 Esports. Both teams have historic legacies in European League of Legends and a score to settle. This match is sure to be […]



Dota 2: EPICENTER Major Preview and Group Breakdown

Dota 2: EPICENTER Major Preview and Group Breakdown

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ESTNN’s Veselin Ignatov takes viewers through what they can expect that the last Dota 2 Major before TI 9, EPICENTER Moscow. After an entire season full to the brim with tons of action, it is finally time to watch the last Major of the 2018/2019 Dota Pro Circuit. Starting on June 22, sixteen of the […]



LPL: LGD Gaming Members Banned for Match Fixing

LPL: LGD Gaming Members Banned for Match Fixing

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Earlier today, the LPL found that multiple members of LGD Gaming are guilty of match fixing. The LPL released an official report that details the types of rule violations and punishments. Jungler Xiang “Condi” Ren-Jie is at the center of this controversy with an 18 month ban, but a substitute player and two members of […]


CSGO: Niko Embraces the AUG Meta and Dominates TYLOO

CSGO: Niko Embraces the AUG Meta and Dominates TYLOO

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After months of ignoring the AUG meta, FaZe Niko has finally gotten on board. When Valve reduced the AUG price, many teams were quick to get on board. Top teams like Team Liquid and Astralis jumped on the bandwagon, leaving the M4A4 behind in favor of the scoped weapon that allowed them to hold tighter […]


CSGO: Report Suggests Cloud 9 Roster Changes Are Close

CSGO: Report Suggests Cloud 9 Roster Changes Are Close

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Following their high-speed burnout at the StarLadder Berlin Americas Minor, RushB Media is reporting that Cloud9 is looking to make major changes. According to a report from RushB Media, the North American organization Cloud9 have benched Daniel “vice” Kim and IGL Maikil “Golden” Selim from the team. The report also states that C9 is looking […]


Clash Royale League: CRL West Week 3 Highlights

Clash Royale League: CRL West Week 3 Highlights

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Match of the Week Tribe vs. Immortals King of the Hill is an exciting back and forth set with Jmonte kicking things off with a surprising win versus thegod_rf. Royal exacts revenge for his teammate with his Golem deck. B-rad takes the stage for Tribe and as expected, brings a Miner deck. This becomes one […]



CSGO: Report hints at ex-Gambit Reunion, AdreN, Hobbit, Mou plan new team

CSGO: Report hints at ex-Gambit Reunion, AdreN, Hobbit, Mou plan new team

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A report from Dexerto’s Jarek “DeKay” Lewis reveals that AdreN’ Kystaubayev, Abay ‘Hobbit’ Khassenov and Rustem ‘mou’ Telepov may reunite to create a new Counterstrike: Global Offensive team. Reports from Counterstrike insider Jarek “DeKay” Lewis have revealed that former Gambit team members AdreN’ Kystaubayev, Abay ‘Hobbit’ Khassenov and Rustem ‘mou’ Telepov are attempting to create […]


CSGO: BLAST Pro Series LA Finalizes Teams with the addition of Renegades

CSGO: BLAST Pro Series LA Finalizes Teams with the addition of Renegades

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The BLAST Pro Series Los Angeles invites are finally over with the addition of Australian Counterstrike: Global Offensive team Renegades. RFRSH has announced the final team that will attend BLAST Pro Series Los Angeles. Renegades is the final team to round out the invite list as they join North American team NRG on the roster […]


ESforce adds IT Giant SAP as a sponsor ahead of the EPICENTER Dota 2 Major

ESforce adds IT Giant SAP as a sponsor ahead of the EPICENTER Dota 2 Major

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The upcoming EPICENTER Major adds German tech company SAP as a sponsor ahead of the tournament. EPICENTER has added German IT company SAP as a sponsor ahead of their upcoming Dota 2 Major tournament. It marks the first time in EPICENTER’s history that they have had a technology company sponsor. SAP specializes in collecting in-game […]


Dota 2:  StarLadder ImbaTV Kiev Minor Meta Analysis

Dota 2: StarLadder ImbaTV Kiev Minor Meta Analysis

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ESTNN breaks down the meta at the StarLadder ImbaTV Kiev Minor. The StarLadder ImbaTV Kiev Minor was the last Minor for this amazing DPC season. Ninjas in Pyjamas are the big winners yet again after an amazing Grand Final against the other European team in the tournament – Alliance. If you missed any of the […]



LCS Summer 2019: Week Three Day Two Recap

LCS Summer 2019: Week Three Day Two Recap

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OpTic Gaming vs Team Liquid Team Liquid (“TL”) started off the day with a necessary win over OpTic Gaming (“OPT”). Because TL showed some weakness, there were doubts they could beat OPT, but TL silenced them. Xmithie killed Big in a bottom lane gank for First Blood, giving his superstar bottom lane duo a decent […]


Dota 2: StarLadder ImbaTV Kiev Minor – Day 5 Recap

Dota 2: StarLadder ImbaTV Kiev Minor – Day 5 Recap

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The last Minor of this years DPC season is now a wrap. We said goodbye to Team Sirius and Alliance, Ninjas in Pyjamas shut them both down to take out first place at the StarLadder ImbaTV Kiev Minor. Ninjas in Pyjamas vs. Team Sirius Our lower bracket final saw China’s Team Sirius battle it out […]