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Call of Duty League 2020: Toronto Ultra Launch Party Unites 1,500 Fans

Call of Duty League 2020: Toronto Ultra Launch Party Unites 1,500 Fans

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Toronto’s Call of Duty League launched as Toronto Ultra at the Rebel Entertainment Complex with a reveal of its full roster last night. The ten players of the city’s roster are Danny “Loony” Loza, Anthony “Methodz” Zinni, Carson “Brack” Newberry, Alex “Lucky” López, Adrian “MettalZ” Serrano, Tobi “CleanX” Jønsson, Nick “Classic” DiCostanzo, Cammy “Cammy” McKilligan, […]


Dota 2: Reach- A New Solo Online League by DotaBuff & ESL

Dota 2: Reach- A New Solo Online League by DotaBuff & ESL

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DotaBuff & ESL have just announced their partnership and formed a new online league called Reach. It seems like it mainly focuses on Tier Two and Three players and will provide them with a platform to show off their skills, and hopefully, get noticed by a big team. We are excited to announce a new […]


Toronto Ultra revealed as Toronto’s Call of Duty League Franchise

Toronto Ultra revealed as Toronto’s Call of Duty League Franchise

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The official name of the Toronto Call of Duty League team is the Toronto Ultra. OverActive Media unveiled the branding for their official Toronto Call of Duty League team this evening at a reveal event in Toronto, Canada. The team, named the Toronto Ultra, also released the names of the players on its starting roster […]


OAM CEO Chris Overholt Talks Toronto Ultra, Homestands, and More

OAM CEO Chris Overholt Talks Toronto Ultra, Homestands, and More

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ESTNN’s Amy Chen wrangled OverActive Media’s President and CEO Chris Overholt away from the Toronto Ultra to pick his brain on Toronto’s esports scene, launching another new franchise, and why esports is important for Toronto as a whole. After OverActive Media’s reveal of its brand new Call of Duty League franchise, the Toronto Ultra, ESTNN […]




Teamfight Tacitcs: Riot Games Announces Rise of the Elements Invitational

Teamfight Tacitcs: Riot Games Announces Rise of the Elements Invitational

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Today, Riot Games announced that they’re partnering with Red Bull to host their first official Teamfight Tactics tournament. It will be a two-day event where 16 top players, streamers and community icons compete for up to $15,000. The invitees are as follows: Players: itsHafu Scarra dogdog Disguised Toast Reckful Kibler SuperJJ Sologesang becca Keane ik4rus […]


Fortnite: FNCS Roster Changes Shake Up the EU Scene

Fortnite: FNCS Roster Changes Shake Up the EU Scene

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The upcoming Fortnite Champion Series is nearly a week away, and professional scrims are helping spectators understand exactly what to expect at a high-level with teams of four players. The meta is developing rather fast, and it seems that this development is reflecting poorly on some recognizable names out of the European scene. It’s becoming […]


Dota Underlords: Underlord Anessix Revealed

Dota Underlords: Underlord Anessix Revealed

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This week has been packed with Underlords leaks from Valve. After lettings us know about some of the new heroes and Alliances, they’ve also leaked out the first two real Underlords – Hobgen and Anessix. Introducing Anessix 👿💅🤘https://t.co/nk2AnSIdFp pic.twitter.com/9O5uRIeED3 — Dota Underlords (@DotaUnderlords) October 24, 2019 Similar to the other Underlord, this one will also […]


Dota 2: ESL One Hamburg 2019 – Day 3 Recap

Dota 2: ESL One Hamburg 2019 – Day 3 Recap

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Today was the final day of the ESL One Hamburg 2019 Group Stage. We saw tons of interesting matches, surprises and many unexpected results during the last two days. If you missed out on any of the action, be sure to check our recaps. Having said that, let’s take a look at what happened on […]


Dota 2: Team Spirit acquires Positive Guys

Dota 2: Team Spirit acquires Positive Guys

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The CIS Dota 2 scene is in a very interesting state right now. After years of dominance, Virtus.Pro finally seems to “bleed” after their most recent roster changes. Even though many people won’t agree with this, their results at ESL One Hamburg 2019 speak for themselves. The same applies to Natus Vincere, who can’t seem […]



Dota 2: ESL One Hamburg 2019 – Day 2 Recap

Dota 2: ESL One Hamburg 2019 – Day 2 Recap

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Day two at ESL One Hamburg delivered plenty of top tier action for us. We saw bloodbaths and comebacks aplenty across both our groups as our twelve teams duked it out for a chance to take home a chunk of that $300K USD prize pool. The second stage of Bo2’s gave us so much quality […]


Overwatch: Spitfire Trade Profit and Gesture to the Seoul Dynasty

Overwatch: Spitfire Trade Profit and Gesture to the Seoul Dynasty

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The roster changes keep flooding in left and right, but here’s the biggest one yet. The London Spitfire just released two of their top players to the Seoul Dynasty. Damage player Junyoung “Profit” Park and tank player Jaehhu “Gesture” Hong have been traded to Seoul, adding even more strength to the team’s hero pool. [ […]


Sony Cancels Call of Duty: Modern Warfare On Russian Playstation Store

Sony Cancels Call of Duty: Modern Warfare On Russian Playstation Store

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In a move some will surely call political propaganda, Sony has announced that they will “not sell” Call of Duty: Modern Warfare on the PlayStation Store at all in Russia. In a tweet earlier today, Activision posted that the official Sony Russia account broke the harsh news to the newly-disappointed Russian fans. In the statement, […]


Aspen and Fran join Revival in the Overwatch Contenders Trials

Aspen and Fran join Revival in the Overwatch Contenders Trials

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Revival announced its 2020 roster three months before the new season of Overwatch Contenders Trials. The lineup is entirely new except for the tank duo and includes highly anticipated players such as Becca “Aspen” Rukavina and Francine “Fran” Vo. Revival is a North American Contenders team, created on June 11th following Mayhem Academy’s disbandment. As […]


Singapore joins the Overwatch World Cup

Singapore joins the Overwatch World Cup

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Team Singapore officially announces its participation to the Overwatch World Cup 2019 thanks to the support of its sponsors. Team Singapore will attend BlizzCon this year to participate in the Overwatch World Cup 2019. The team confirmed its attendance to the OWWC on Twitter, following support of their sponsors Razer, Global eSports and Harrisburg University. […]


Dota 2: New Chest Treasure of the Twilight Procession Released

Dota 2: New Chest Treasure of the Twilight Procession Released

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You might have missed it amidst all the excitement of ESL One Hamburg, because no one was expecting it. But Valve has dropped the latest Dota 2 chest. The Treasure of the Twilight Procession dropped earlier today, and it features a bunch of spooky new cosmetics. Including new sets for Tidehunter, Faceless Void, Shadow Demon, […]


Dota 2: SoNNeikO leaves Na’Vi

Dota 2: SoNNeikO leaves Na’Vi

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Natus Vincere has always been considered as one of the most loved teams in the world. However, their performance in the last couple of years has been mediocre. This led to various roster changes, including the departure of Danil “Dendi” Ishutin, one of the most legendary Dota 2 players in the world. Despite these changes, […]


The “Underlords” in Dota Underlords Are Finally Revealed

The “Underlords” in Dota Underlords Are Finally Revealed

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Dota Underlords is based on Auto Chess, the record-breaking custom game for Dota 2. That said, there are many new cool things about it that set it apart from the other autobattlers out there. One of them is the “underlords” part of Dota Underlords. Until now, fans actually had no idea what are those “underlords” […]



Fortnite: Kyle “Bugha” Giersdorf Reveals FNCS Squad Amidst Speculation

Fortnite: Kyle “Bugha” Giersdorf Reveals FNCS Squad Amidst Speculation

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News broke late on Monday, October 21st regarding Kyle “Bugha” Giersdorf’s current roster situation. We learned that he was at odds with one of his current teammates, Williams “Zayt” Aubin and Rocco “Ghost Saf” Morales, in regards to his streaming tendencies during professional scrims. Giersdorf took to Twitter stating that he was in search of […]


Teamfight Tactics: “Rise of the Elements” Set Preview

Teamfight Tactics: “Rise of the Elements” Set Preview

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Welcome tacticians of all skill levels to what will hopefully be a preliminary guide to the “Rise of the Elements” seasonal set coming to Teamfight Tactics! This patch will be coming to live servers on 9.22 and is already available for Player Beta Environment testing. If you haven’t created a PBE account yet, now might […]


CSGO: ENCE Replace Liquid at IEM Beijing

CSGO: ENCE Replace Liquid at IEM Beijing

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ENCE will make the trip to Beijing in Team Liquid’s place. ENCE will replace Team Liquid at IEM Beijing next month the IEM organizer announced today. In Team Liquid’s own announcement video, CS:GO star Jonathan “EliGE” Jablonowski cited a busy schedule as a motivator for their decision to drop out of the event. As we […]



Dota 2: ESL One Hamburg 2019 – Day 1 Recap

Dota 2: ESL One Hamburg 2019 – Day 1 Recap

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Just a few days after DreamLeague Season 12 came to an end, it’s now time to focus on the next tournament before the first DPC Minor begins – ESL One Hamburg. Twelve of the best teams in the world are going head to head for that $300K USD prize pool. Let’s take a look at […]


New York’s Call of Duty Franchise Revealed as the New York Subliners

New York’s Call of Duty Franchise Revealed as the New York Subliners

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New York, say hello to the New York Subliners, the official Call of duty World League Franchise for the Big Apple. Activision Blizzard’s freshly franchised Call of Duty League has gotten plenty of attention this week as more organizations reveal the branding of the teams for their new league. This week, ANDBOX unveiled the branding […]


Fortnite: Kyle “Bugha” Giersdorf in Search of New Squad

Fortnite: Kyle “Bugha” Giersdorf in Search of New Squad

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After the Season X Fortnite Champion Series concluded, Epic Games announced that squads would be the primary focus moving forward. To date, we have seen high-level competition in solos, duos, trios and now squads. We’ve seen many squads form together in the period between the end of Season X and the introduction of Fortnite Chapter […]


Dota Underlords to Introduce Two New Game Modes

Dota Underlords to Introduce Two New Game Modes

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Dota Underlords is soon going to receive its biggest update yet. There will be tons of changes such as new heroes, new Alliances and even a new mechanic called Jail, which will prevent certain heroes from being used for the day. In addition to that, the devs released yet another tease with the upcoming updates. […]



Dota 2: ESL One Hamburg 2019 Finalizes Groups

Dota 2: ESL One Hamburg 2019 Finalizes Groups

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This past week, DreamLeague Season 12 went off without a hitch. Even though many people thought it would fail to turn heads, it ended up as an absolutely amazing one watch, especially as Alliance won 3-2 against Demon Slayers in the Grand Final after an amazing comeback. After the dust settled, ESL finally announced their […]


Dota 2: DreamLeague Season 12 Final Recap

Dota 2: DreamLeague Season 12 Final Recap

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After two days of intense action, fans finally know who took home the trophy at DreamLeague Season 12. Despite the fact that this tournament was not included in the DPC, it still featured a great prize pool of $250K USD, as well as some of the best Dota 2 play we’ve seen since the TI. […]



ESL Pro League Season 10 Finals: The First to Qualify From Europe

ESL Pro League Season 10 Finals: The First to Qualify From Europe

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The first group stage of ESL Pro League’s 10th season has come to an end, with four teams now qualifying from the European region. Top-10 teams Astralis, mousesports, and Natus Vincere are among the first to advance to the LAN finals in Odense, Denmark. Mouz Top Group A Placed in one of the strongest of […]


ESL Pro League Season 10 Finals: The First to Qualify From the Americas

ESL Pro League Season 10 Finals: The First to Qualify From the Americas

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ESL Pro League Season 10’s first group stage has found the first teams to qualify for the upcoming Finals. Four teams have come out victorious in the Americas region, with top-3 squads Team Liquid and Evil Geniuses standing among them. MIBR Take Group A With a roster now bolstered by the firepower of Vito “kNgV-” […]


Dota 2: DreamHack Announces the Leipzig Major

Dota 2: DreamHack Announces the Leipzig Major

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DreamLeague Season 12 is ending today and we are yet to see who will be the winner. Despite the fact that it’s not included in the DPC, this tournament still has a pretty awesome prize pool of $250K USD. Even though the DL S12 is not officially over, the organizers of the event rushed to […]


BREAKING: Dallas Empire is the Next Call of Duty Franchise, Roster

BREAKING: Dallas Empire is the Next Call of Duty Franchise, Roster

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Team Envy announced their franchise entry, the Dallas Empire, into the geolocated Call of Duty League today. In a press release earlier this evening, Team Envy announced that they would field a geolocated Call of Duty League team in the upcoming Call of Duty World League. The team has officially been named the Dallas Empire. […]


Dota 2: What Happened on Day 2 of DreamLeague S12

Dota 2: What Happened on Day 2 of DreamLeague S12

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After a packed Day One at DreamLeague Season 12, it’s time to check in on what happened during the first day of the playoffs. Unfortuantely, three teams found themselves packing their bags and heading home after failing to make it one step closer to the grand prize. DreamLeague Season 12 Lower Bracket Team Liquid Thank […]


Top 3 Skins Celebrating Epic CS:GO Moments From the New CS20 Case

Top 3 Skins Celebrating Epic CS:GO Moments From the New CS20 Case

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One Counterstrike Global Offensive Anniversary Case. Two historic Counterstrike moments. One flashbang dance. Yesterday, Valve released the 20th Anniversary Weapons Case to the Counterstrike: Global Offensive community and with it came some great skins emblazoned with some of CS:GO’s most iconic moments. While the case itself if full pretty flashy looking skins, there are two […]


League of Legends: Worlds 2019 Groups | Day Seven Recap

League of Legends: Worlds 2019 Groups | Day Seven Recap

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The 2019 World Championship Group Stage is drawing nearer to its end. The victors of Group B and Group A have been decided, and on this seventh day of competition, those from Group C were too. Dubbed the “Group of Death,” it delivered fierce competition and excellent games from all the teams! Royal Never Give […]


CSGO’s Moviestar Riders Sign Steel and LoWel

CSGO’s Moviestar Riders Sign Steel and LoWel

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Movistar Riders are reloading for the next season of Counterstrike: Global Offensive competition. The Spanish Counterstrike: Global Offensive organization Movistar Ridersmade moves today to increase the level of talent it can field on the server with the signings of long-time Brazilian Lurker/IGL Lucas “steel” Lopes and the return of Christian “loWel” Garcia Antoran to the active […]


Fortnite Champion Series Chapter 2 Breakdown and Confirmed Teams

Fortnite Champion Series Chapter 2 Breakdown and Confirmed Teams

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Epic Games has officially released details regarding the newest season of the Fortnite Champion Series. After the conclusion of the Season X Championship, the Fortnite developers announced a format switch to squads from trios. Players and fans alike eagerly awaited more details as Fortnite Chapter 2 finally saw the light of the day. The arrival […]


Talking Canadian Esports with Rishi Chadha, Twitter’s Global Head of Gaming

Talking Canadian Esports with Rishi Chadha, Twitter’s Global Head of Gaming

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This week, Rishi Chadha, Twitter’s global head of gaming, visited Toronto for the first time ever to discuss Canadian esports. At Twitter Canada’s headquarters, Rishi Chadha gave insight on Twitter’s trends, statistics, and trajectory in terms of the Canadian esports audience. Games such as Fortnite, Call of Duty, Overwatch, Super Smash Bros. and The Legend […]


Blizzard & Hong Kong Update: Boycotts, Protests, Bans & Freedom of Speech

Blizzard & Hong Kong Update: Boycotts, Protests, Bans & Freedom of Speech

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Blizzard’s handling of the Blitzchung dilemma has been mental novocaine as the situation only gets worse. If you missed the debacle last week, here’s a rundown of everything you missed and a link to a video about the beginning of this developing issue. Recap of What Happened Hong Kong is currently going through massive protests […]


League of Legends: Worlds 2019 Groups | Day Six Recap

League of Legends: Worlds 2019 Groups | Day Six Recap

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The final stages of the League of Legends World Championship Group Stage are upon us. Yesterday, Group B decided their victors and today Group A followed suit. G2 Esports, Team Griffin, Cloud9 and Hong Kong Attitude fought valiantly to move on to the Quarterfinals. But in the end, only two could advance. Team Griffin (“GRF”) […]


Dota 2: DreamLeague Season 12 Group Stage Overview

Dota 2: DreamLeague Season 12 Group Stage Overview

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The first big tournament after The International 2019 came to an end is finally live. Today was the first day of DreamLeague Season 12, and we got to see all series in both groups. Six of the best teams in the world were divided into two groups. Both of them were fairly equal but also […]


Dota 2: VP Withdraws From The Summit 11

Dota 2: VP Withdraws From The Summit 11

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Virtus.Pro is one of the teams that went through drastic changes in the last couple of weeks. Their “immortal” roster was shattered after the poor performance at TI 9. Despite the fact that they found good substitutes for Roman “RAMZES666” Kushnarev and Pavel “9pasha” Khvastunov, the team was still unable to qualify for the MDL […]


Fortnite: Chapter 2 Competitive Landscape

Fortnite: Chapter 2 Competitive Landscape

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Fortnite: Chapter 2 released earlier this week to a largely positive response by both casual and competitive players. It’s become a meme over time, but the unique aspect of Fortnite is that it is always changing. Although the core gameplay of the Battle Royale remains unchanged, players no longer have access to very specific items. […]


League of Legends: Worlds 2019 Groups | Day Five Recap

League of Legends: Worlds 2019 Groups | Day Five Recap

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GAM Esports vs FunPlus Phoenix The Chinese 1st seed started the day with a clean victory. Doinb slowly walked from mid to bot and used his ultimate to steal a kill. GAM Esports (“GAM”) dove the top lane to respond and won a 3-2 trade. They dove in the top lane again, but FunPlus Phoenix […]


Dota 2: iG withdraw from ESL One Hamburg 2019; Sumail is back

Dota 2: iG withdraw from ESL One Hamburg 2019; Sumail is back

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It seems like the visa issues are back for Dota 2 players in full force yet again. Just two days ago, Geek Fam announced that they won’t attend the tournament due to the same problem. Today, it turns out that the Chinese powerhouse iG will do the same. Invictus Gaming VISA issues mean that @invgaming […]


Dota 2: Everything You Need to Know About DreamLeague Season 12

Dota 2: Everything You Need to Know About DreamLeague Season 12

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The first big tournament after TI 9 starts in just one day from now. Despite the fact that it’s not included in this years’ DPC, it will still gather some of the best teams in the world. Apart from fame and glory, the teams will play for that sweet $250k USD prize pool. The Tournament […]


The China Dota 2 Development League Starts Today

The China Dota 2 Development League Starts Today

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Slowly but steadily, teams around the world are preparing for upcoming events. Apart from the Major and Minor, there are many other tournaments that will be interesting, even though they are not included in this years’ DPC. Getting ready for the kickoff today of Season 2 of China #Dota2 Developmental [email protected] vs. Typhoon!🔴 https://t.co/jmYOkYNgbZ #ImbaTV […]


Dota 2: Winstrike Is Now Without a Roster

Dota 2: Winstrike Is Now Without a Roster

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Winstrike is a very interesting team in professional Dota. Even though they had a pretty good roster, the team was unable to qualify for pretty much any notable tournament. This led to a series of roster changes that turned out to be unsuccessful. Because of this, the CIS team completely crumbled in the qualifiers for […]


Fortnite: DreamHack Winter Details Unveiled

Fortnite: DreamHack Winter Details Unveiled

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DreamHack is jumping into the competitive Fortnite realm with its winter event in late-November. The last Fortnite event held by DreamHack took place back in July of 2018 at DreamHack Valencia. This time around, DreamHack Winter will feature a BYOC tournament with no qualification necessary. Essentially, anyone can take part in the event at DreamHack […]


Riot Games Expands to Mobile, FPS, Card Games and More

Riot Games Expands to Mobile, FPS, Card Games and More

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League of Legends isn’t the only thing Riot Games has been working on. A decade of League of Legends has come and gone and many memories have come flooding back into gamer’s minds. Riot Games’ smash success League of Legends took over the world, becoming the leading MOBA and esport since inception. The tenth anniversary […]


League of Legends: Preseason 2020 Confirmations

League of Legends: Preseason 2020 Confirmations

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With the 10th Anniversary Edition of Riot Pls in full swing, Riot has come out and given a few details into the upcoming preseason 2020. With 10 years of League comes 10 days of gifts in which players can log in and collect new daily rewards. Of course, in classic Riot fashion, there will be […]



London Royal Ravens Debut as First Call of Duty League Team

London Royal Ravens Debut as First Call of Duty League Team

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At long last, the time has come. After months of heavy speculation and internet rumor, the London Royal Ravens have officially announced their team for the upcoming 2020 Call of Duty League. The Ravens are coming. Introducing the London Royal Ravens. #6thRaven #MindTheGap pic.twitter.com/1wdI3zGrHa — London Royal Ravens (@RoyalRavens) October 15, 2019 So far, the […]


Dallas Call of Duty League Franchise Adds Clayster and Shotzzy

Dallas Call of Duty League Franchise Adds Clayster and Shotzzy

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Activision Blizzard’s announcement to franchise the 2020 season of the Call of Duty League was monumental. There will be 12 teams in total to start, and already roster announcements are coming out. The Dallas Call of Duty team owned by Envy Gaming has announced two top-class players this week. First, Dallas is bringing two-time Call […]



CSGO: Oskar Announces Free Agency, Open to Offers

CSGO: Oskar Announces Free Agency, Open to Offers

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Former Mousesports star Tomáš “oskar” Šťastný has announced his move into free agency. In a tweet, the Czech sniper revealed that his contract with HellRaisers has ended and that he still looks forward to playing at the highest level. Throughout his career, Šťastný has been considered one of the best AWPers in the world. Today […]


Dota 2: Alliance Replaces Geek Fam at ESL One Hamburg

Dota 2: Alliance Replaces Geek Fam at ESL One Hamburg

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Due to visa problems, Geek Fam, one of the most prominent SEA teams, will be unable to participate in ESL One Hamburg 2019. This means that the organizers had to find a replacement just weeks before the event started. Luckily, they managed to do it in just a few hours after the announcement. We honestly […]


Dota 2: Old But Gold Loses Velheor and Vanskor

Dota 2: Old But Gold Loses Velheor and Vanskor

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Old But Gold was one of the most promising CIS squads just a couple of months ago. In fact, they had a very capable roster that could rival even the strongest teams in the region. However, after a series of unsuccessful results, the team is now down to just three members after Fedor “velheor” Rusikhin […]


Dota 2: Geek Fam Withdraws from ESL One Hamburg

Dota 2: Geek Fam Withdraws from ESL One Hamburg

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Despite the fact that ESL One Hamburg 2019 is not included in the DPC, it is still going to be one of the most interesting tournaments after TI 9 came to an end. However, it seems like it won’t remain without a controversy. Due to visa issues, one of the teams won’t be able to […]




League of Legends: Worlds 2019 Groups | Day Three Recap

League of Legends: Worlds 2019 Groups | Day Three Recap

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The 2019 League of Legends World Championship is three days in so far. Through these three days of competition, there have been expected wins and upsets alike. Every game matters in the biggest tournament of the year, and with everything on the line, all of the players are delivering their best. Day Three featured some […]


Dota 2: SabeRLight- To Play for Quincy Crew

Dota 2: SabeRLight- To Play for Quincy Crew

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With just a couple of days left until the first DPC event begins, Quincy Crew’s strongest player decided to leave the team. Sumail “SumaiL” Hassan’s departure happened due to “fit issues”. Saying that this was expected is not an overstatement because the team had too many core players in once place. Slowly but steadily, the […]


Fortnite: The End, What Does it Mean?

Fortnite: The End, What Does it Mean?

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The last 24 hours of Fortnite: Battle Royale has been an emotional roller-coaster unlike any other. To sum up exactly what happened during The End, players watched as the Storm dissipated, a rocket blasted into the sky out of Dusty Depot and several unidentified rifts appeared in the sky above. The aforementioned rocket proceeded to […]


Dota 2: Blitz to coach Team Liquid

Dota 2: Blitz to coach Team Liquid

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At the beginning of this DPC season, Team Liquid decided to form an entirely new roster. In fact, they decided to acquire the ex-Alliance Dota 2 team, which was “set-off” in favor of Adrian “Fata” Trinks’s newly formed stack. I'd like to continue to cast here and there, this isn't a full retirement, but I […]


Dota 2: Mushi Steps Away from Keen Gaming

Dota 2: Mushi Steps Away from Keen Gaming

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Keen Gaming used to be one of the best teams in China at one point last season. However, they have completely crumbled in the last couple of tournaments. The same happened at TI 9, which led to a massive roarer change. One of the new players that were introduced to the team was Chai “Mushi” […]


Dota 2: Kaci Aitchison joins Valve Full-time

Dota 2: Kaci Aitchison joins Valve Full-time

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Dota 2 is one of the largest esports in the world. Apart from the amazing teams that are taking part in the tournaments, the talent crew also plays a vital part in making the scene so enjoyable. Without them, the various tournaments would not be the same. They are the ones who truly bring it […]


League of Legends: Worlds 2019 Groups | Day Two Recap

League of Legends: Worlds 2019 Groups | Day Two Recap

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SK Telecom T1 vs Royal Never Give Up The first game set expectations high with SK Telecom T1 (“SKT”) narrowly winning. An explosive three for three started off the game in the bottom lane. Ming used his summoner spell advantage to force a kill on Effort. SKT used their Twisted Fate to pick up Royal […]


A Look Back on Fortnite’s Competitive Season X and Ahead to Season XI

A Look Back on Fortnite’s Competitive Season X and Ahead to Season XI

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With Season X in the books, Fortnite’s competitive scene looks stronger than ever. There’s really only one thing that could top the level of play that fans were treated too in Season 10, and that’s the upcoming FCS Season XI. There’s been a lot of buildup and hype heading into FCS’s Season 11 of Fortnite: […]


CSGO: Cajunb Returns to North

CSGO: Cajunb Returns to North

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René “cajunb” Borg returns to North this week for the first time since 2018. Ex-OpTic rifler René “cajunb” Borg has officially returned to North. This will be his second tenure on the Danish squad, as he spent a year with the organization before being released in January of 2018. Borg will replace newly-benched star player […]


League of Legends: Worlds 2019 Groups | Day One Recap

League of Legends: Worlds 2019 Groups | Day One Recap

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At last, the 2019 League of Legends World Championship Group Stage has begun! Fans around the world watched four teams battle through the Play-In Stage, but now the real competition begins. Sixteen teams have made it to this point and are hoping to push forward for glory. It’s a long journey though, and every journey […]


ESL Releases New Dota 2 and CS:GO World Rankings

ESL Releases New Dota 2 and CS:GO World Rankings

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In case you did not know, ESL released their special CS: GO ranking around one year ago. Seeing how successful it was, they decided to do the same for Dota 2, bringing us the ESL Dota 2 World Ranking. The Rankings ESL clearly stated in their official announcement that this ranking is not intended to […]



League of Legends: Worlds 2019 | Group D Preview

League of Legends: Worlds 2019 | Group D Preview

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The 2019 League of Legends World Championship is well underway. With the Play-In stage yielding the most predictable results, the teams are moving on to the Main Event Group Stage. So far, we’ve covered Group A, Group B and Group C, so now we come to Group D. This group consists of Team Liquid, ahq […]


Dota Underlords: October 10th Hotfixes

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The most recent updates in Dota Underlords are mainly related to balance issues. This means that they are aimed at fixing some stuff that appears to be too strong. But there were more hotfixes that were released yesterday that will be a relief to Underlords fans everywhere. Here is this week's update. As we said […]


League of Legends: Worlds 2019 | Group C Preview

League of Legends: Worlds 2019 | Group C Preview

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Throughout the history of Worlds, there has always been a group of death. Filled with teams that could make it out of other groups, it puts pressure on the teams to rapidly improve. Failure to climb faster than your opponents leads to strong teams and tournament favorites being eliminated before they even get a chance […]


League of Legends: Worlds 2019 | Group B Preview

League of Legends: Worlds 2019 | Group B Preview

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After a grueling six days of the play-in stage, we finally have our remaining sixteen teams that will be competing for this year’s summoner cup. We have had some crazy games already, but all results have gone as expected, with all the first seeds of play-ins making it through to the main tournament. Group B […]


Fortnite Champion Series Season 11 Breakdown: Europe

Fortnite Champion Series Season 11 Breakdown: Europe

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The European region of competitive Fortnite is rapidly becoming a legitimate rival to both the NA East and NA West. Through all of Season X, no trio was more dominant than that of Benjyfishy, Mitr0 and Mongraal. This takes into account every other region across the globe, which says a lot for the top competitors […]


League of Legends: Worlds 2019 | Group A Preview

League of Legends: Worlds 2019 | Group A Preview

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With the play-ins coming to a close, the main stage groups have been finalized. The final additions to the groups determine whether it will be a cakewalk for the previously selected teams or a struggle to make it out. Group A’s latest has made the group more open for the other teams. It also increases […]


SumaiL Leaves Quincy Crew after Summit 11 NA Quals

SumaiL Leaves Quincy Crew after Summit 11 NA Quals

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Dota 2 professional Sumail “SumaiL” Hassan is no longer part of the active roster for North America team Quincy Crew. Yesterday was the final day of the qualifiers for The Summit 11, and the newly-formed NA team Quincy Crew was one of the favorites to take a major spot. Unfortunately, the talented North American squad […]



Dota 2: ESL One Hamburg 2019 Talent List

Dota 2: ESL One Hamburg 2019 Talent List

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ESL One Hamburg 2019 is going to be a pretty epic event to watch. Despite the fact that it’s not a DPC event, it still has some of the best teams in the world as well as a $300K USD prize pool. There is one more team that needs to be announced to fill in […]


Dota 2: Who is going to the Summit 11 from EU & CIS?

Dota 2: Who is going to the Summit 11 from EU & CIS?

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Today is the last day of the qualifiers for the first Minor of this DPC – Summit 11. It has a pretty cool $300K USD prize pool, as well as a decent amount of DPC points. What’s more, this is going to be the first and also the last DPC event to be held in […]


Dota 2: WePlay! will Host the Second Minor this DPC Season

Dota 2: WePlay! will Host the Second Minor this DPC Season

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WePlay! hosted an interesting tournament recently called WePlay! Reshuffle Madness. Even though the prize pool wasn’t huge, we still got to see some of the best teams in the world duke it out in an interesting format. That said, WePlay has just announced that they will host the second Minor of this DPC. The minor […]


Fortnite Lawsuit Claims Epic’s Battle Royale is “As Addictive As Cocaine”

Fortnite Lawsuit Claims Epic’s Battle Royale is “As Addictive As Cocaine”

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Two unidentified parents of two children, ages 10 and 15, out of Montreal, Quebec are in the midst of filing a class-action lawsuit against Fortnite developers, Epic Games. The lawsuit alleges that “Fortnite, when played for a long period, causes the player’s brain to release the ‘pleasure hormone, dopamine’ in the same way that some […]


Dota 2: Geek Fam & iG to attend The Summit 11

Dota 2: Geek Fam & iG to attend The Summit 11

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The Summit 11 is going to be the first Minor of this season’s Dota Pro Circuit. In fact, unless things change, it will be the only DPC event taking place in NA this season. This is a clear sign that the region is currently in a very strange state. Other than that, this is the […]


Call of Duty League and Prize Pool Officially Announced

Call of Duty League and Prize Pool Officially Announced

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The Call of Duty League is just about ready to get underway with a new format different from the Call of Duty World League. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare will take the forefront for the inaugural season. The Call of Duty League (CDL) will feature 12 city-based teams. The ownership of each franchise went through […]


Everything You Need to Know About Blizzard Banning Blitzchung

Everything You Need to Know About Blizzard Banning Blitzchung

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Blizzard has bowed to the Chinese government, seizing a Hearthstone pro’s prize winnings and banning him from competition for one year. During the Hearthstone Grandmasters Tournament, Ng Wai Chung, also known as “Blitzchung”, made a statement in support of the protests going on in Hong Kong on a live broadcast. Blizzard has since suspended him […]


ESL One Hamburg to Host a Dota Underlords Tournament

ESL One Hamburg to Host a Dota Underlords Tournament

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ESL One Hamburg will be one of the first Dota 2 tournaments after TI 9 came to an end. Despite the fact that it’s not included in the DPC calendar, the tournament will still have some of the best teams in the world fighting for a sweet $300K prize pool. Dota Underlords Consider yourself a […]


Dota 2: All Teams Attending MDL Chengdu

Dota 2: All Teams Attending MDL Chengdu

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After a couple of days of epic action, we now know all of the teams that will try their luck at the first Major of this DPC – MDL Chengdu. Most of the teams that made it was expected to do so. However, there are are also a couple of surprises. Let’s take a look […]


Dota 2: Team Liquid Will Play at DreamLeague Season 12

Dota 2: Team Liquid Will Play at DreamLeague Season 12

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Dota 2’s DreamLeague 12 is about to start very soon. In fact, it begins just a couple of days before MDL Chengdu, the first Major of this DPC season. Even though it’s not included in the DPC calendar, this tournament is definitely going to be worth watching. After all, some of the best teams in […]


League of Legends: Worlds 2019 Song Finally Released

League of Legends: Worlds 2019 Song Finally Released

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The 2019 World Championship Theme, after long last, has finally been released! It’s titled “Phoenix” and features Cailin Russe and Chrissy Constanza as vocalists, but has IG Rookie, G2 Caps and SKT Faker in the video itself. The song is another chilling and inspirational one, similar to that of last year’s Rise. There have been […]



NA East Season 11 Fortnite Champion Series Squads Breakdown

NA East Season 11 Fortnite Champion Series Squads Breakdown

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Season 11 is upon us, and that means the Fortnite Champion Series will soon commence. The format is squads, and we will see how teams of four play out over the span of the next month or so. Epic Games has not yet released a schedule of events, but at this point, we are under […]


Dota 2: Beastcoast Invited to ESL One Hamburg 2019

Dota 2: Beastcoast Invited to ESL One Hamburg 2019

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Despite not being a DPC event, ESL One Hamburg looks to be one of the coolest Dota 2 tournaments this year. It starts in just a couple of days from now in Hamburg, Germany. Apart from having a pretty cool $300K prize pool, we will be able to see some of the best teams in […]


Dota 2: Alliance Invited to DreamLeague Season 12

Dota 2: Alliance Invited to DreamLeague Season 12

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The newly formed Alliance is absolutely ripping through its enemies in the first DPC qualifiers. That said, Nikolay “Nikobaby” Nikolov and his team-mates got invited to DreamLeague Season 12. Even though this is not included in the DPC calendar, it’s still a pretty cool tournament that will take place in Ahoy Rotterdam Arena, Netherlands. Apart […]


Dota 2: EG, Fighting Pepegas and J.Storm are going to MDL Chengdu

Dota 2: EG, Fighting Pepegas and J.Storm are going to MDL Chengdu

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The North American Qualifier for the first DPC tournament of the season has come to an end. We saw tons of back-and-forth series but in the end, only the best teams from the region prevailed. pic.twitter.com/WTAW0wK0K9 — Virtus.pro (@virtuspro) October 7, 2019 Artour “Arteezy” Babaev and his teammates have been the most dominating team in […]


Skillz Unveils Mobile Gaming Tournaments Supporting the American Cancer Society

Skillz Unveils Mobile Gaming Tournaments Supporting the American Cancer Society

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Following the partnership revealed in July, Skillz has announced mobile gaming tournaments supporting the American Cancer Society (ACS). Skillz, an esports provider for mobile games, has announced a range of tournaments for mobile esports professionals to compete in and support the American Cancer Society. Through the Skillz platform, competitors in mobile games such as Bubble […]


Amuka Esports: Building and Uniting a Gaming Community One Puzzle Piece at a Time

Amuka Esports: Building and Uniting a Gaming Community One Puzzle Piece at a Time

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Launched this April, Amuka Esports is an incubation company with a focus on the casual gaming market. Ben Feferman, the CEO of Amuka Esports, has played video games like Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!! and NHLPA Hockey ’93 since he was five years old. “Those were the games that really transformed my childhood,” he told ESTNN. “I loved […]


Dota 2: Fnatic, TNC & Team Adroit Through to MDL Chengdu

Dota 2: Fnatic, TNC & Team Adroit Through to MDL Chengdu

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Fnatic, TNC and Team Adroit make it through the SEA Qualifiers and lock down a sport at MDL Chengdu. The Dota 2 MDL Chengdu SEA qualifier results were completely unsurprising. As expected, Fnatic and TNC completely dominated both groups. What’s more, they won the semifinals as well, which gave them a ticket for the first […]


Overwatch: Washington Justice Releases Ado, Hyeonu, Janus & SanSam

Overwatch: Washington Justice Releases Ado, Hyeonu, Janus & SanSam

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Well, fans can add more casualties to the list of dropped players as the Washington Justice announced that they have released Gihyeon “Ado” Chon, Hyeon-woo “Hyeonu” Cho, Jun-hwa “Janus” Song and Hyang-ki “SanSam” Kim. Gihyeon “Ado” Chon First up on the list is the young DPS star Gihyeon “Ado” Chon. Chon got his start on […]


Overwatch: Toronto Defiant Parts Ways with Daniel “GODS” Graeser

Overwatch: Toronto Defiant Parts Ways with Daniel “GODS” Graeser

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Possibly the first of many releases, Daniel “GODS” Graeser has announced that he is no longer with the Toronto Defiant. Considered to be one of Overwatch’s veterans, Daniel “GODS” Graeser began his professional career on Luminosity Gaming, earning 1st place at the 13th GosuGamers Overwatch Weekly for North America, 2nd at the OG Invitational and […]


Overwatch: Florida Mayhem Releases 5 players & Coach KH1

Overwatch: Florida Mayhem Releases 5 players & Coach KH1

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The Overwatch League’s free agency period has officially begun, and with it, Florida Mayhem has released five players and their head coach. These players include Jae-ho “RaiN” Park, Yong-joon “DPI” Choi, Seong-won “Swon” Yoon, Jae-mo “xepheR” Koo and Hyeon-woo “HaGoPeun” Jo. The team also released assistant coach Kim “KH1” Hyung-Il from their coaching staff. Yong-joon […]



Dota 2: Auto Chess Makes the Jump to PS4 & Nintendo Switch

Dota 2: Auto Chess Makes the Jump to PS4 & Nintendo Switch

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Dota 2’s Auto Chess was the pioneer of the new autobattler genre that has taken over the world since they appeared on the scene. It was so successful that just months later, Auto Chess became a standalone game that has nothing to do with Valve. However, seeing how popular this has become, Valve and Riot […]


Dota 2: Vici Gaming, Team Aster & EHOME to attend MDL Chengdu

Dota 2: Vici Gaming, Team Aster & EHOME to attend MDL Chengdu

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MDL Chendu’s Chinese qualifier was one of the most anticipated ones because there were so many good teams in attendance. In the end, arguably the best teams from the region right now made it to the first Major. Vici Gaming 《MDL #ChengduMajor》VG 2:1 @RNGRoyal – WINNING MOMENT to qualify for the Major #VGWINRotk's naked belly […]


Dota 2: The Major & Minor Qualifiers – EU, CIS, China & SEA Results

Dota 2: The Major & Minor Qualifiers – EU, CIS, China & SEA Results

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The last couple of days have been absolutely packed with high-quality Dota 2. That said, we finally know the names of the teams that will have to wait for the next qualifiers to try their luck. Some of them were definitely not expected to end up here, but it did happen. Let’s take a look […]


Dota 2: J.Storm to Attend DreamLeague Season 12

Dota 2: J.Storm to Attend DreamLeague Season 12

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As you know, DreamLeauge Season 12 is due to start in just a couple of weeks from now. The tournament will be held in Rotterdam, Netherlands for the first time ever. Even though it’s not a part of this years’ DPC, it still has a pretty awesome prize pool of $250K. Needless to say, some […]


Dota 2: Beastcoast acquires Team Anvorgesa

Dota 2: Beastcoast acquires Team Anvorgesa

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If you watched TI 9, you probably know that Infamous was one of the biggest surprises of the tournament. They caught everyone by surprise and even managed to break the record for a South American team with their top-eight finish. However, prior to joining Infamous, the five players played under the name Team Anvorgesa. They […]


League of Legends: Worlds 2019 | Play-In Groups Day Four Recap

League of Legends: Worlds 2019 | Play-In Groups Day Four Recap

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Damwon Gaming vs Royal Youth The game started with the underdogs getting some aggressive plays both in Top lane and Bot lane getting flashes from Nuguri on Vladimir and Beryl on Nautilus. Royal Youth took advantage of the flashless Nautilus by getting first blood around 7 mins and 30 seconds into the game. The game […]


Team Liquid Signs Stretch to Fortnite Team

Team Liquid Signs Stretch to Fortnite Team

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Although many may not be aware, Stretch is rapidly becoming a household name in competitive Fortnite. Epic Games launched Season X in August of 2019 and this coincided with the beginning of the Fortnite Champion Series. Epic Games implemented a change in the competitive format, which saw trios replace duos. This meant professional players needed […]


League of Legends: Worlds 2019 | Play-In Groups Day Three Recap

League of Legends: Worlds 2019 | Play-In Groups Day Three Recap

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Unicorns of Love vs Clutch Gaming The 2019 World Championship Play-In Group Stage for Groups A and B concluded today. This part of the tournament is always quiote volatile, with interesting results all over, and none more surprising than the first match of the day. Here, Unicorns of Love (“UOL”) defeated Clutch Gaming (“CG”) for […]


Fortnite: 10/3 Champion’s Solos Cash Cup Recap and Results

Fortnite: 10/3 Champion’s Solos Cash Cup Recap and Results

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The final Champion’s Solos Cash Cup event came and went without a hitch. Although many professional players view these Cash Cups negatively, the result almost always surprises. Over the past few weeks, however, we have seen players like Nick “SEN Aspect” McGuire, Maken1x, skyla and many more emerge as legitimate solo Fortnite players. Many of […]


Dota 2: Team Ascomanni Reveals their DPC Roster

Dota 2: Team Ascomanni Reveals their DPC Roster

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There is less than one day now until the first regional qualifiers for the first Major and Minor begin. They should have started a week ago, but due to the schedule conflict with Midas Mode 2.0, Valve decided to postpone them. One thing that shocked us is the fact that Europe has only two slots […]