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Analyzing the Fortnite Championship Series

Analyzing the Fortnite Championship Series

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Fortnite Championship Series With the Fortnite World Cup in the rearview mirror, many are questioning what is next. Thankfully, the team behind Fortnite has revealed the next installment in their esports journey. Coinciding with the release of Season X, the Fortnite Championship Series is now official. The statement from Epic Games indicates that “This in-game […]


LEC Summer 2019: Week Seven | Day One Recap

LEC Summer 2019: Week Seven | Day One Recap

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Splyce vs Excel Esports To kick off the LEC Week Seven, Excel Esports (“XL”) took a huge upset victory over Splyce (“SPY”). Though Xerxe ganked and killed Expect for First Blood, beautiful Irelia play from Mickey in the mid lane brought the game in their favor. First, he managed to get a kill in a […]


Tom Cannon Confirms Riot Games is Working on a New Fighting Game

Tom Cannon Confirms Riot Games is Working on a New Fighting Game

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Earlier today at EVO 2019, Tom Cannon confirmed that Riot Games is currently developing a fighting game. Cannon is a founder of EVO as well as an employee of Riot Games. In 2016, Riot Games acquired Radiant Entertainment, who is known for creating the game “Rising Thunder.” Though this was two years ago, there has […]



CSGO: KNGV Has Acquired a US Visa

CSGO: KNGV Has Acquired a US Visa

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Vito ‘kNgV’ Giuseppe has confirmed that US has updated the status of his US Visa to approved. Vito ‘kNgV’ Giuseppe has reportedly been targeted by MIBR as the replacement for legendary awper Marcelo ‘Coldzera’ David. The approval of his Visa could be an important step on the journey to joining a new roster. Gisueppe is […]


CSGO: Smooya and Nex Return to BIG, Bench Denis

CSGO: Smooya and Nex Return to BIG, Bench Denis

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The German organization Berlin International Gaming has confirmed an alteration to their CS: GO roster following the retirement of their IGL Faith ‘Gob b’ Dayik earlier today. BIG will bench Denis ‘denis’ Howell from the active roster and fill the remaining slots with returning players Owen ‘smooya’ Butterfield and Johannes ‘nex’ Maget. However, Maget will […]


CSGO: Gob B to Retire From Competitive Play

CSGO: Gob B to Retire From Competitive Play

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Decorated German IGL Faith ‘gob b’ Dayik has stepped down from the BIG roster and announced his retirement from professional play. Dayik had been a player for the German organization since 2017, but his tenure dates back to the Mousesports rosters of CS 1.6. The veteran IGL announced that he would be remaining with the […]


Fortnite: Season X Has Completely Changed Competitive Fortnite

Fortnite: Season X Has Completely Changed Competitive Fortnite

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Fortnite’s Season X has completely changed the competitive landscape of the most popular battle royale in the world. Fortnite Season X Epic Games released Fortnite two years ago, and over that time it has endured a multitude of changes. Fans have seen locations, equipment and weapons come and go, and many of these items and […]


Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Multiplayer Reveal- Full Recap

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Multiplayer Reveal- Full Recap

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In one of the largest reveal events in recent history, Infinity Ward finally showed off Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’s Multiplayer game mode. On July 30th, Infinity Ward invited several YouTubers and other Call of Duty content creators to capture gameplay on an early build of their new game. Today, they followed that up with […]


Dota 2: Team Spirit Releases Their Dota 2 Roster

Dota 2: Team Spirit Releases Their Dota 2 Roster

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The CIS Dota 2 scene has always been one of the most interesting to watch. One of the main reasons for this is the fact that each team is so unique. Having said that, the roster of Team Spirit used to be one of the most promising ones because it featured some of the biggest […]


Fortnite: A Look Inside 100 Thieves’ Performance at the Fortnite World Cup

Fortnite: A Look Inside 100 Thieves’ Performance at the Fortnite World Cup

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ESTNN’s Matt Pryor takes fans through 100 Thieves’ performance at last week’s Fortnite World Cup. 100 Thieves has been involved in competitive Fortnite since July of 2018, and the organization has seen several talent changes in that span of time. Players like Parallax and Risker joined in the early goings, but left in 2019. It […]


CSGO: RFRSH Will Sell Astralis and Origen to a New Ownership Group

CSGO: RFRSH Will Sell Astralis and Origen to a New Ownership Group

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Astralis’ parent company RFRSH Entertainment have reportedly agreed to the sale of their CS: GO team. According to a report from dr.dk, RFRSH has arranged the sale of Astralis to a separate ownership group that primarily consists of Danish investors. Nikolaj Nyholm, the Director of RFRSH, has announced that he will be stepping down from […]


First Apex Legends Official Tournament Announced

First Apex Legends Official Tournament Announced

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Electronic Arts and Respawn Entertainment are finally taking the reigns of Apex Legends esports. They announcing a large scale event where teams will compete for their cut of a prize pool of $500,000, a first of its kind for Apex Legends. The tournament will feature 80 teams battling each other in a double-elimination bracket, meaning […]


Dota 2: Dreamhack to Host a Series of Weekly Dota 2 Tournaments

Dota 2: Dreamhack to Host a Series of Weekly Dota 2 Tournaments

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 Dreamhack is organizing a new series of Dota 2 events called DreamHack Weekly. DreamHack announced today that they will run a series of weekly Dota 2 tournaments via the organizer’s official website: “During August and September, we’ll be running weekly online Dota 2 tournaments… which will lead to a monthly qualification final. After both months, […]


Dota 2: OG and PSG Sign Sponsorship Deals with SteelSeries, Betway

Dota 2: OG and PSG Sign Sponsorship Deals with SteelSeries, Betway

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OG has signed a sponsorship deal with SteelSeries, and LSG has inked a partnership with Betway. With TI 9 just around the corner, the hype is getting bigger and bigger with each day. Having said that, a lot of the top organizations in Dota 2 are getting new sponsors lately. PSG Esports and Betway PSG […]


Dota Underlords: Devs Tease Upgrades to Hero Visuals

Dota Underlords: Devs Tease Upgrades to Hero Visuals

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The Dota Underlords developers teased a visual upgrade to heroes today on their official Twitter account. Just a couple of days ago, the official Dota Underlords twitter account released some of the upcoming changes to ranked gameplay. How about another peek at the next update? Coming soon, a large number of heroes will have their […]


Dota Underlords: WePlay!’s Underlords Open Tournament Kicks off this Week on Twitch

Dota Underlords: WePlay!’s Underlords Open Tournament Kicks off this Week on Twitch

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WePlay!’s first-ever Dota Underlords Open Tournament kicks off this week, and here’s everything you need to know. From August 1-4, WePlay! will stream their first Dota Underlords open tournament, featuring the top sixteen players from the open qualifiers which took place earlier last week. Over 5,000 players participated in the open qualifiers for their chance […]


CSGO: Who Made it to the Berlin Major – Asia Edition

CSGO: Who Made it to the Berlin Major – Asia Edition

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ESTNN’s Benjamin Hodge Mckenna breaks down the teams that managed to secure a spot to the StarLadder Major in Berlin through the Asia Minor. It has been a hectic couple of weeks for CS:GO players and fans alike, most recently we’ve seen action from the hopeful teams looking to make an appearance at the StarLadder […]


As Bugha Wins Fortnite World Cup, Esports Prize Pools Outpace Professional Sports

As Bugha Wins Fortnite World Cup, Esports Prize Pools Outpace Professional Sports

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ESTNN’s Matt Pryor explores the meteoric rise of esports prize pools. The rise of esports has been one of the more intriguing topics over the past 10 years. A steadily surging increase in viewership has come hand in hand with huge prize pools, and has monetarily benefited both organizations and players alike. Last weekend’s Fortnite […]


Dota 2: Dealing with Tilt and How Mastering it Can Win You More Games

Dota 2: Dealing with Tilt and How Mastering it Can Win You More Games

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ESTNN’s Veselin Ignatov walks players through dealing with frustration when playing Dota 2. Dota 2 is truly a wonderful game that gathers millions of players worldwide. However, the game always had one major issue – its community. Specifically, the sheer toxicity of this community is, sadly, one of Dota’s trademarks. In fact, in a recent […]


CSGO: Who Made it to the Berlin Major – EU Edition

CSGO: Who Made it to the Berlin Major – EU Edition

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ESTNN’s Benjamin Hodge Mckenna breaks down the European teams that managed to secure a spot to the StarLadder Major in Berlin. This weekend saw the end of the StarLadder Minors which culminated in the Minor play-in to determine who would be making it to the new Challengers stage. Now that the teams have been finalized, […]



Dota 2: ONE Esports to Host a $500K USD Dota 2 Tournament

Dota 2: ONE Esports to Host a $500K USD Dota 2 Tournament

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ONE Esports announced a $500K USD Dota 2 tournament yesterday. The hype for the biggest event in esports, which also has the biggest prize pool of any game as of today ($31M USD) is getting bigger and bigger with each day. Having said that, there is constant news about some of the upcoming events in […]


CSGO: Who Made it to the Berlin Major – Americas Edition

CSGO: Who Made it to the Berlin Major – Americas Edition

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ESTNN’s Caroline Rutledge is back with another in-depth look at the Americas teams that claimed their StarLadder Berlin New Challenger Spot. With the Minor stage of StarLadder’s Berlin Major circuit coming to an end, it’s time we take a closer look at the qualifying teams. The Americas Minor took place a few weeks ago and […]


CSGO: Who Made it to the Berlin Major – CIS Edition

CSGO: Who Made it to the Berlin Major – CIS Edition

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ESTNN’s Caroline Rutledge presents an in-depth look at every CIS team that made it through the StarLadder Berlin Minor Stage. The Minor stage leading up to the StarLadder Berlin Major has come to a close! Fans are left with eleven teams qualifying through to the New Challengers stage. Through both the Minor and the Minor […]


Ninja at the Fortnite World Cup is Best for Business

Ninja at the Fortnite World Cup is Best for Business

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The Fortnite World Cup came and went with a total prize pool of $30M USD being dished out to the best players across the globe. A notable personality known as Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins was absent after failing to qualify for both the Duos and Solo competitions. Although nearly making the cut alongside his Duo partner […]


League of Legends: Riot Reveals Information on Pantheon Rework

League of Legends: Riot Reveals Information on Pantheon Rework

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Riot Games announced this morning that Pantheon’s rework is nearly complete. In addition, “the Unbreakable Spear” will drop onto Summoner’s Rift in patch 9.16. So far, most of the information given about Pantheon focuses on his looks and lore, not revealing too much about his kit, besides the ultimate. But that’s certainly not a bad […]


LCS Summer 2019: Week Eight | Day Two Recap

LCS Summer 2019: Week Eight | Day Two Recap

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OpTic Gaming vs Golden Guardians The Golden Guardians (“GGS”) took a big win over OpTic Gaming (“OPT”) in the first game of the day. It wasn’t the most action-packed game, but GGS’ early game leads translated very well to team fights. Contractz started it off by helping FBI get First Blood onto Big, taking an […]


Dota 2: The Summit 10 Recap

Dota 2: The Summit 10 Recap

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The last event before the biggest tournament in Dota 2 is finally over. There were a lot of exciting and fun games to watch but probably the most entertaining part of the event was the commentary. Let’s take a closer look at what happened during the groups and afterward. Group Stage The main stars of […]


Bugha Wins Fortnite Solo World Cup

Bugha Wins Fortnite Solo World Cup

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On the final day of the Fortnite World Cup, the best 100 Fortnite players from around the world competed in the Solo portion of the World Cup. While the Duos portion of events has generally been the more popular of the two events, the solo event stood out at the World Cup this past weekend, […]


Fortnite: Cooler Aqua and Nyhrox Win Fortnite Duos World Cup

Fortnite: Cooler Aqua and Nyhrox Win Fortnite Duos World Cup

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Today, the fifty best duo Fortnite pairs from around the world competed in the Fortnite World Cup at Arthur Ashe Stadium in Queens, New York. The Duos, who either represent North America, Europe, Asia, South America, or Oceania, have spent the last ten weeks attempting to qualify for the tournament. These qualifiers were divided by […]


LCS Summer 2019: Week Eight | Day One Recap

LCS Summer 2019: Week Eight | Day One Recap

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Team Liquid vs OpTic Gaming The first game of the day was a crazy back-and-forth, but in the end, Team Liquid (“TL”) emerged victorious over OpTic Gaming (“OPT”). Their victory mostly came through Impact’s Aatrox, who amassed a large gold lead through farm and the First Tower bonus from the Rift Herald. But on the […]


Dota 2: Top Players That Won’t Be At TI9 Part 2

Dota 2: Top Players That Won’t Be At TI9 Part 2

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In Part 1, we looked at two of the biggest Dota superstars who won’t attend this years’ TI. If you missed it, feel free to read it here. Having said that, let’s take a look at other top players who won’t be making the trip to Shanghai. Danil “Dendi” Ishutin When fans think about professional […]


LEC Summer 2019: Week Six | Day Two Recap

LEC Summer 2019: Week Six | Day Two Recap

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Rogue vs Vitality Vitality (“VIT”) started off the day with a crazy win over Rogue (“RGE”). It was a back-and-forth match filled with throws and action. In the early game, RGE capitalized on VIT over-aggression to get a lead for themselves. When VIT dove the top lane tower, RGE collapsed and killed Mowgli for First […]


LEC Summer 2019: Week Six | Day One Recap

LEC Summer 2019: Week Six | Day One Recap

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Schalke 04 vs SK Gaming Schalke 04 (“S04”) started off the weekend with a fairly clean win over SK Gaming (“SK”). Both teams utilized very different strategies, but in the end, S04 played much better to their 5v5 win condition. The match started off rough for them, with Crownshot killing Upset for First Blood and […]


CSGO: Former Players Accuse NiP of Witholding Prize Money and Mistreatment

CSGO: Former Players Accuse NiP of Witholding Prize Money and Mistreatment

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ESTNN’s Caroline Rutledge walks fans through the current controversy surrounding Ninjas in Pajamas. Ex-professional Counter-Strike player Robin “Fifflaren” Johansson accused his former organization Ninjas in Pyjamas of withholding prize money and the mistreatment of players on The Richard Lewis Show earlier this week. Fifflaren was a member of the legendary from 2012 to 2014 and […]


Dota 2: Newbee’s New Team Will Only Compete at TI 9

Dota 2: Newbee’s New Team Will Only Compete at TI 9

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Yesterday,  Newbee announced that they will add Yawar, CCnC, pieliedie, Snekying and MSS under their banner in order to take part in the upcoming epic tournament – The International 2019. This was definitely unexpected, which is why fans immediately started to ask a lot of questions. Having said that, in order to answer the most […]



Overwatch Has Generated $1B USD From In-Game Purchases Since Launch

Overwatch Has Generated $1B USD From In-Game Purchases Since Launch

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Activision Blizzard’s Overwatch has made a billion dollars through in-game purchases since the game launched in 2016. SuperData, a Neilson-owned video game data research company, recently published its monthly Worldwide Digital Games Market analysis that revealing a global video game market revenue growth of 2% to $9.2B USD in June. While major licenses such as League […]


Overwatch: Player Impact Rating Explained

Overwatch: Player Impact Rating Explained

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Activision Blizzard announced a new away to measure how well a player performs in Overwatch League matches yesterday: Player Impact Rating. Blizzard announced a new way to measure the efficiency of players during their matches yesterday: the Player Impact Rating (PIR) system. This new data aims to provide more accurate data to compare players in […]


LEC: Gorilla and Soaz Leave Misfits

LEC: Gorilla and Soaz Leave Misfits

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Earlier today, Misfits Gaming announced that Paul “sOAZ” Boyer and Kang “Gorilla” Beom-hyun have left their League of Legends roster. The announcement came from their Twitter, where they wished their departed players the best with short videos. Beon-hyun’s is below, but you can find Boyer’s here. Both players have recognizable names in the scene and […]


Overwatch: Chengdu Hunters add Huang “leave” Xin

Overwatch: Chengdu Hunters add Huang “leave” Xin

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It’s been a busy day in the Overwatch League so far, and the Chengdu Hunters are no exception. The Chengdu Hunters have announced that they have signed Chinese DPS player Huang “leave” Xin to their roster. Welcome Leave to join Chengdu Hunters! Due to the age restriction, Leave will not be available for the rest […]


Overwatch: Seoul Dynasty Release Sang-beom “Munchkin” Byeon

Overwatch: Seoul Dynasty Release Sang-beom “Munchkin” Byeon

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The Seoul Dynasty have announced that they have parted ways with DPS player Sang-beom “Munchkin” Byeon. Having recently placed Byeon on their inactive roster, the team mutually agreed to terminate his contract to allow him to seek new opportunities. According to a tweet from Byeon, he said that he had agreed to part ways with […]


Overwatch League Power Rankings | Stage 4 | Week 1

Overwatch League Power Rankings | Stage 4 | Week 1

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ESTNN’s Cole Ricke is back with our Overwatch League Power Rankings for Week 1 of Stage 4.   1. Vancouver Titans The Titans may have stumbled last stage during the playoffs, but they are still inarguably the best team in the league. Even in a 2-2-2 role lock, the Titans will make a splash with […]



China’s Video Game Policy Is Influencing American Developers

China’s Video Game Policy Is Influencing American Developers

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ESTNN’s Malik Shelp sheds some light on how China’s draconian video game policy is influencing American video game developers. Unless you’re out of the loop, it’s pretty common knowledge that China holds a monumental stake in the gaming industry. They provide a substantial percentage of the user base for popular games like League of Legends […]


Overwatch: We Tested Sigma Against Every Hero and Here’s What We Learned

Overwatch: We Tested Sigma Against Every Hero and Here’s What We Learned

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ESTNN’s Overwatch expert Cole Ricke tested Sigma against every hero in the Overwatch roster, and here’s what he found out. Sigma’s release onto the Public Test Realm afforded us the opportunity to pit the gravity-wielding character against every single Overwatch hero, and we found out some interesting tidbits and interactions that we didn’t expect. After […]



Dota 2: The Summit 10 Starts Tomorrow

Dota 2: The Summit 10 Starts Tomorrow

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The tenth iteration of the fan-favorite Dota 2 Summit event starts tomorrow. Even though this years’ DPC is over, there is still one more tournament to watch before The International 2019. The Summit 10 is one of the most player and viewer-friendly Dota 2 events out there.   did we say see you next season? […]




CSGO: MIBR Rumoured to be Targeting kNgV as Coldzera’s Replacement

CSGO: MIBR Rumoured to be Targeting kNgV as Coldzera’s Replacement

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A Dexerto report places Vito ‘kNgV’ Giuseppe squarly in MIBR’s sights. In a report by veteran journalist DeKay, the Immortals owned MIBR roster is targeting Vito ‘kNgV’ Giuseppe as their permanent 5th to replace Coldzera. The report also suggests that MIBR will complete Giuseppe’s acquisition shortly after the StarLadder Major. The need for a new member […]


Dota Underlords: Two Strong Setups to Increase Your Winning Percentage

Dota Underlords: Two Strong Setups to Increase Your Winning Percentage

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Dota Underlords is slowly becoming one of the most popular games on Steam. In fact, the entirely new genre, called “Auto-battlers,” is taking over the gaming scene with the speed of light. This means only one thing – very soon we will have a new legitimate category of esports. Even though there are a lot […]


Dota2: Boom ID to add SEA’s #1 MMR Player

Dota2: Boom ID to add SEA’s #1 MMR Player

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SEA Dota 2 team Boom ID will add Muhammad ’InYourDream’ Rizky to their roster. Boom ID is a very interesting team that exploded onto the SEA scene a couple of months ago. Shortly after, they failed to qualify for TI 9, which meant the team was first in line to make some roster changes in […]


Evil Geniuses to Withdraw from Competitive Call of Duty

Evil Geniuses to Withdraw from Competitive Call of Duty

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Evil Geniuses is an esports organization known for fielding competitive teams in various esports games such as Dota 2 and Rocket League. They are known in the competitive Call of Duty scene as the winners of the CWL Championships in 2018 during the WWII season. However, despite their impressive victory in 2018, they failed to […]


Sigma Will Be Overwatch’s 31st Hero

Sigma Will Be Overwatch’s 31st Hero

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Today, Blizzard unveiled Sigma, Overwatch’s newest hero. After two teasers, Blizzard has announced Overwatch’s 31st hero – Sigma. According to his Origin Story video, Sigma is an astrophysicist who wants to discover what the universe’s secrets are. Unfortunately for Sigma, he doesn’t know that he himself is being used as a living weapon. Not much […]


Call of Duty: EUnited Claim Victory at CWL Miami

Call of Duty: EUnited Claim Victory at CWL Miami

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EUnited took down Gen.G Esports to claim the top spot at CWL Miami. The EUnited squad, which includes CWL fan-favorite James “Clayster” Eubanks, finally came out on top at a CWL event. EUnited made their way through the Winners Bracket of the CWL Miami Playoffs and defeated Gen.G Esports in a second best-of-five Grand Final. […]


Overwatch League Introduces “League Picks”

Overwatch League Introduces “League Picks”

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League Picks will allow players and fans to earn Overwatch League tokens for correctly picking the winner of Overwatch League matches. The Overwatch League have announced that it will launch a new way to earn Overwatch League tokens, called League Picks, for Stage 4. It’s quite a straightforward project, but in order to understand the […]


Dota 2: n0tail Is Working on a Dota 2 Tutorial

Dota 2: n0tail Is Working on a Dota 2 Tutorial

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OG’s Johan “N0tail” Sundstein is currently developing a Dota 2 tutorial for players. When you think of a diverse professional player, one of the first names that comes to mind is Johan “N0tail” Sundstein. The Danish superstar is one of OG’s most important players. He’s also one of the reasons for OG’s success at TI […]


NRG Unveils Rebrand and Clothing Drop

NRG Unveils Rebrand and Clothing Drop

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North American esports organization NRG unveiled their teased rebrand today, complete with new merchandise. NRG showed off their new rebrand today. The organization also unveiled new additions to their merchandise store and a new catchphrase, “100% Unapologetic.” THE TIME HAS COME #NRGFAMnew lookfirst dropsame 100% unapologetic attitude pic.twitter.com/gaMWd2ErR9 — NRG (@NRGgg) July 22, 2019 Two […]


Overwatch: Blizzard Teases Sigma, Overwatch’s 31st Hero

Overwatch: Blizzard Teases Sigma, Overwatch’s 31st Hero

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Blizzard released a teaser yesterday showing off what looks to be Overwatch‘s 31st hero. The official Overwatch Twitter account released a teaser yesterday for what looks like Overwatch‘s next hero, Sigma. What is that melody? pic.twitter.com/oUccDda42Z — Overwatch (@PlayOverwatch) July 21, 2019 The tweet somewhat confirms that rumor. The teaser itself features someone standing listening […]


CSGO: Team Liquid Wins IEM Chicago 3-0 Over ENCE

CSGO: Team Liquid Wins IEM Chicago 3-0 Over ENCE

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Team Liquid dismantled ENCE in a 3-0 rout to take home the trophy at IEM Chicago. North American organization Team Liquid added another trophy to their case last night as they took down Finish team ENCE in a best-of-five.  TL dominated ENCE on the first two maps of Overpass and Nuke. ENCE was only able […]


Geoff Robinson, Starcraft Pro and Caster, Dies at 33

Geoff Robinson, Starcraft Pro and Caster, Dies at 33

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Geoff “iNcontroL” Robinson, an ex-Starcraft 2 professional player and caster, has passed away at age 33. According to a tweet from his official Twitter account, former Starcraft 2 professional player and caster Geoff “iNcontroL” Robinson has died at age 33 due to a “sudden illness” yesterday. With immense grief, we announce Geoff’s unexpected passing due […]


Dota 2: Newbee Are Your WCG Champs

Dota 2: Newbee Are Your WCG Champs

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Every top team encounters problems now and again. However, Newbee took it to an entirely new level during this DPC season. In fact, not only did they qualify for just a few events, but even when they did, the results were just not there. As the season progressed, Scc and Co. decided to focus on […]


Dota 2: Top Tier Players Who Won’t be at TI 9

Dota 2: Top Tier Players Who Won’t be at TI 9

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ESTNN takes fans through two of the best players that won’t be at TI 9. As we all know, The International is the most important tournament for every top player. With each day that passes by, the TI 9 hype is getting bigger and bigger. Having said that, there are a few of the top […]


Dota 2: TI 9’s Prize Pool Hits $30M USD

Dota 2: TI 9’s Prize Pool Hits $30M USD

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Dota 2’s largest tournament of the year, The International, has hit a total of $30M USD for its prize pool. The International has always been a very special tournament when it comes to Dota 2. Not only is it the most important and prestigious event of the year but it is also the one which […]


CSGO: 100 Thieves to Return to Counterstrike

CSGO: 100 Thieves to Return to Counterstrike

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100 Thieves revealed that they will return to the Counterstrike: Global Offensive scene today in a YouTube video. 100 Thieves CEO Matthew “Nadeshot” Haag revealed that the organization will return to the CS:GO esports scene today in a YouTube video on the official 100 Thieves YouTube page. 100 Thieves have not fielded a roster in […]


Pittsburgh Knights Announce Strategic Partnership with Wiz Khalifa

Pittsburgh Knights Announce Strategic Partnership with Wiz Khalifa

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The Pittsburgh Knights Esports organization announced a partnership with rapper Cameron Jibril “Wiz Khalifa” Thomaz this morning. North American esports organization Pittsburgh Knights announced a partnership with Cameron Jibril “Wiz Khalifa” Thomaz this morning, according to a press release from the organization. Thomaz will join the organization as a strategic partner and provide creative direction, […]


Dota 2: TI9 Region Preview | China

Dota 2: TI9 Region Preview | China

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The International is the biggest event in Dota 2 and it has the potential to change the life of the players. That’s why every single team attend the tournament always gives it all out. Having said that, it’s time to have a closer look at some of the strongest regions, which could “elect” the next […]


Every Stage 4 Change for the Overwatch League

Every Stage 4 Change for the Overwatch League

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With a new stage comes new changes, but Stage 4 of Season 2 will introduce some of the biggest changes we’ve seen to the game of Overwatch. Yesterday, Blizzard laid out the roadmap for Season 2’s Stage 4 of the Overwatch League. OWL Stage 4 Changes Role Lock After nearly an entire season dominated by […]



Dota 2’s Wacky Midas Mode 2.0 Comes to Denver

Dota 2’s Wacky Midas Mode 2.0 Comes to Denver

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Dota 2’s outside-the-box tournament, Midas Mode, will return this year. This year’s Dota 2 tournament schedule was very different compared to last year’s. Apart from the changes made to the DPC season, there were various non-DPC even which were very interesting to watch and also included some amazing prize pools. Having said that, the first […]


ESL and AT&T Extend Partnership Into 2020

ESL and AT&T Extend Partnership Into 2020

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ESL North America and AT&T announced a partnership extension this morning ahead of IEM Chicago. Tournament organizer ESL and telecommunications giant AT&T have extended their North American partnership this morning according to an official press release. The partnership will bring new experiences to ESL’s North American events, including Intel Extreme Masters Chicago, ESL One New […]


Overwatch League: 2-2-2 Role Lock Confirmed

Overwatch League: 2-2-2 Role Lock Confirmed

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According to a Tweet from Arran “Halo” Brown, the Overwatch League is going into a 2-2-2 role lock for Stage 4. The leak happened during an episode of Watchpoint that is supposed to air on July 18th. There had been rumors swirling as Fissure stated this would be the case after he retired. Additionally, Overwatch […]


GamerzClass Signs Martin Fritzen: Wants to Give Esports the Best Conditions

GamerzClass Signs Martin Fritzen: Wants to Give Esports the Best Conditions

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Martin Fritzen has helped numerous esports clubs connect with meaningful partners and develop new revenue streams. A recent deal between Martin Fritzen and GamerzClass is now aiming to give more people access to the Dane’s valuable knowledge. There are no big esports trophies on Martin Fritzen’s desk. Nevertheless, he is one among the many influential […]


Dota 2: English Casters Revealed for WePlay!’s Dota Underlords Open

Dota 2: English Casters Revealed for WePlay!’s Dota Underlords Open

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WePlay! unveiled the English-speaking casters for their upcoming open tournament for Dota Underlords. Tournament organizer WePlay! has announced their English casters for the upcoming open to the public Dota Underlords tournament. Robert “RobAJG” Gonzales will host the English stream.   For the casters, WePlay! has compiled four English-speaking commentators for their tournament: Shannon “SUNSfan” Scotten Sean […]



LCS: C9 Trades Keith to GGS for Deftly

LCS: C9 Trades Keith to GGS for Deftly

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Earlier today, both Cloud9 (“C9”) and the Golden Guardians (“GGS”) announced through Twitter that Yuri “Keith” Jew will be joining GGS and Matthew “Deftly” Chen will join C9. Deftly is a familiar face in the LCS, as he’s been a part of GGS from its start in 2018. Keith, on the other hand, has limited […]


Dota 2: The World Cyber Games Is Back

Dota 2: The World Cyber Games Is Back

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The World Cyber Games (WGC) will return to Dota 2 at the end of July. Once upon a time, WCG was the most important tournament in Dota 2. It was essentially the World Cup of Dota 2 esports. However, as the game industry started to rapidly develop, WCG became less and less levant, to the […]


Dota 2: TI 9 – Players & Countries

Dota 2: TI 9 – Players & Countries

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ESTNN’s Veselin Ignatov takes fans through the players from each country attending TI 9. Yesterday, we covered all of the teams attending TI 9, so now it is time to take a look at the players. The easiest way to do this is by separating them by country, starting with the region that has the […]


Dota 2:  Overview Of All Teams At TI 9

Dota 2: Overview Of All Teams At TI 9

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ESTNN’s Veselin Ignatov takes fans through all the teams attending TI 9. All of the Closed Qualifiers for the upcoming TI 9 are finally finished. Now that that is done and over with, we finally know the names of all the teams that will attend this year’s International. What’s more, the current TI prize pool […]


Overwatch: Vancouver, LA Gladiators, LA Valiant and Philadelphia Announce Home Venues for 2020 Season

Overwatch: Vancouver, LA Gladiators, LA Valiant and Philadelphia Announce Home Venues for 2020 Season

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Alongside the announcement that the OWL 2020 Season will be played as in individual cities, many teams have announced where their Homestands will take place. With the recent announcement of how the 2020 season of the Overwatch League will work, several teams have announced where they will host their Homestands. Vancouver Titans to Play in […]


NRG Teases Mysterious Announcement For July 22

NRG Teases Mysterious Announcement For July 22

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Esports organizations NRG is teasing what looks to be a brand overhaul set to be unveiled on July 22. NRG Esports teased what looks like a brand overhaul today on the team’s official Twitter account. a whole new nrg coming july 22nd 🙂https://t.co/2jOFMO0d0f — NRG (@NRGgg) July 16, 2019 The link takes viewers to the […]


Overwatch: Summer Games Event is Now Live

Overwatch: Summer Games Event is Now Live

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We all know that Jeff said Summer Games would be coming sooner than we expected, but no one expected it this soon. In a surprising turn of events for everyone this morning, Blizzard has released this year’s Sumer Games to live servers. Summer Games is one of fans’ favorite events of the year, mostly because […]



Overwatch League 2020: An Interview with OverActive Media CEO Chris Overholt

Overwatch League 2020: An Interview with OverActive Media CEO Chris Overholt

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The Overwatch League, in partnership with its franchises, has just announced its plans for 2020, which includes a new homestand series. The Call of Duty League is also headed for a homestand series model during its inaugural season. ESTNN sat down with Chris Overholt, president and CEO of OverActive Media Group, owners of the Toronto […]


Overwatch: Boston Uprising Signs Former Defiant DPS Do-hyung “Stellar” Lee

Overwatch: Boston Uprising Signs Former Defiant DPS Do-hyung “Stellar” Lee

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The Boston Uprising has signed former Toronto Defiant DPS player Do-hyung “Stellar” Lee. Boston Uprising has signed DPS player Do-hyung “Stellar” Lee to their roster. The Uprising announced the move this afternoon in an official press release. Lee officially retired from professional Overwatch competition just a week before the beginning of OWL Season 2. 🚨New […]



Dota 2: How to Register for the $15K WePlay! Dota Underlords Open Tournament

Dota 2: How to Register for the $15K WePlay! Dota Underlords Open Tournament

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WePlay! has announced that open registration for their first Dota Underlords tournament has begun. Open Registration for WePlay!’s first Dota Underlords tournament is officially underway as of this morning. According to an official press release from the organization, open registration for the $15,000 USD tournament is now live and will run from today, July, 15th to […]


Overwatch League: How the Shanghai Dragons Upset the SF Shock

Overwatch League: How the Shanghai Dragons Upset the SF Shock

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Just in case someone missed it, the Shanghai Dragons took down the San Francisco Shock 4-3 last night, and ESTNN’s Charlotte August is here with a quick recap. The Shanghai Dragons fended off the reverse sweep from the San Francisco Shock last night in a must-watch upset, taking the Stage 3 Grand Finals with a […]


“For New People, We’re Making the Esports Curve Way Easier” : Weekly.gg Co-Founder Franco Rivas On Newsletter

“For New People, We’re Making the Esports Curve Way Easier” : Weekly.gg Co-Founder Franco Rivas On Newsletter

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Weekly.gg has made its mark in the esports industry for veterans and newcomers alike with its recent launch of a tailored email newsletter: a to the point newsletter for esports professionals. The email goes out to subscribers every Friday, containing curated news told in a unique way. The people behind Weekly.gg, Alan Ruchtein, Gonzalo Sanchez […]


Clash Royale: CRL West Spring Player 1v1 Ranking Breakdown

Clash Royale: CRL West Spring Player 1v1 Ranking Breakdown

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The Spring season for Clash Royale League: West has concluded, and Team Liquid is the winning team! After a rocky start, TeamLiquid managed to pull together and finish off strong with key performances from their whole roster. Now let’s take a look at ESTNN’s final 1v1 rankings. 1st – Boeufmac from Team Liquid finishes with […]


LCS Summer 2019: Week Six | Day Two Recap

LCS Summer 2019: Week Six | Day Two Recap

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FlyQuest vs Team Liquid Team Liquid (“TL”) started off the day with a clean win over FlyQuest (“FLY”). They played through their bottom lane win condition well, and it seemed like FLY had no answers to their opponents. At as early as three minutes, TL dove FLY’s bottom duo to get First blood. Through the […]



When Does Stage 4 of the Overwatch League Start?

When Does Stage 4 of the Overwatch League Start?

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With Stage 3 of the Overwatch League reaching its conclusion today, many fans are eager to watch their favorite players and teams come back to the Blizzard Arena. But when does Stage 4 actually start? When Does the OWL Stage 4 Start? Stage 4 of Overwatch League officially begins on Thursday, July 25 and will […]


Overwatch League: Washington Justice sign ELLIVOTE and LullSiSH

Overwatch League: Washington Justice sign ELLIVOTE and LullSiSH

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The Washington Justice have announced that they have signed flex player Elliot ‘ELLIVOTE’ Vaneryd and main tank Lukas ‘LullSiSH’ Wiklund to their main roster. The Washington Justice announced that they have signed Elliot ‘ELLIVOTE’ Vaneryd and Lukas ‘LullSiSH’ Wiklund to their main roster in a tweet today from the organization. 🚨 Please give a warm […]


Dota 2: TI 9 Europe Closed Qualifier Results

Dota 2: TI 9 Europe Closed Qualifier Results

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Similar to China, today fans also found who the last European team would be to join the big names in TI 9.  EU Closed Qualifiers Group Stage TI 9 The groups were very interesting to watch because they were full of surprises.  Teams that many considered to be favorites couldn’t even make it to the […]


Dota 2: TI 9 China Closed Qualifier Results

Dota 2: TI 9 China Closed Qualifier Results

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ESTNN’s Veselin Ignatov walks fans through the results of the TI 9 Chinese Closed Qualifiers. After several days of amazing Dota, fans finally know the name of the last Chinese team that will attend the biggest tournament in Dota 2 – The International 2019, this time in Shanghai, China. The Group Stage in the Chinese […]


“I Gave Myself One Year.” : Overwatch Streamer Nathan “KarQ” Chan Talks Esports, Streaming, and Getting into the Scene

“I Gave Myself One Year.” : Overwatch Streamer Nathan “KarQ” Chan Talks Esports, Streaming, and Getting into the Scene

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Overwatch player and streamer Nathan “KarQ” Chan sat down with ESTNN and talked about his exposure to esports, going pro and drops some tidbits for younger players for their journey in esports. Overwatch player and Twitch streamer Nathan “KarQ” Chan has once again been elected as Team Canada’s community lead for this year’s Overwatch World […]


LCS Summer 2019: Week Six Day One Recap

LCS Summer 2019: Week Six Day One Recap

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Team SoloMid vs Clutch Gaming Team SoloMid (“TSM”) kicked off the weekend with an exciting win over Clutch Gaming (“CG”). It was back and forth, but TSM’s mid/late game shot-calling proved superior. Akaadian got First Blood in a gank top, while also helping to dive bottom and kill the CG duo. TSM had a solid […]


LEC Summer 2019: Week Four Day Two Recap

LEC Summer 2019: Week Four Day Two Recap

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SK Gaming vs Excel Esports Excel Esports (“XL”) finally found their first win of the split with a fairly convincing win over SK Gaming (“SK”). SK Gaming started off the game by taking a Mountain Dragon at eight minutes, but XL responded by sending all their members to the pit to fight. This fight went […]


Contenders team Revival signs TviQ

Contenders team Revival signs TviQ

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Earlier today, the recently formed team known as Revival announced that they had signed DPS extraordinaire TviQ, who was let go from the Florida Mayhem at the beginning of June. TviQ has become a household name in the world of professional Overwatch. He first made his skills known when he was signed to Rogue, winning […]


Dota 2: The International 2019 Collector’s  Cache Vol II

Dota 2: The International 2019 Collector’s Cache Vol II

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Similar to the previous year, the TI 9 Collector’s Cache is back yet again. This time, it features multiple items from this year’s Call to Arms, in addition to other workshop items. As always, it is available to buy for $2.49. What’s more, if you open thirteen of them, you`ll also gain thirty-two Battle Levels. […]


LEC Summer 2019: Week Four Day One Recap

LEC Summer 2019: Week Four Day One Recap

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Rogue vs Schalke 04 The first day of the LEC after Rift Rival showcased Schalke 04 (“S04”) defeating Rogue (“RGE”). The early game was relatively quiet as the lanes fought and the jungler farmed. That was until 9 minutes. Vander killed Ignar for First Blood in the 2v2, which prompted RGE to go to the […]


LoL: A Beginner’s Guide to Teamfight Tactics

LoL: A Beginner’s Guide to Teamfight Tactics

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ESTNN’s resident Teamfight Tactics expert Manny Gomez walks those new to autobattlers through their first game of Teamfight Tactics. Unless you’ve been hiding from the internet for the past few months or have zero interest in MOBAs, then you probably have heard of the new Auto Chess (name taken from the DOTA 2 mod)/ Autobattler […]


Dota 2: TI 9 China Closed Qualifier – Group Stage

Dota 2: TI 9 China Closed Qualifier – Group Stage

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ESTNN’s Veselin Ignatov walks fans through the Group Stage of China’s Closed Qualifiers for TI 9. After two days of intensive action, the group stage in the Chinese Closed qualifiers for TI 9 is over. This was definitely one of the hardest group stages out of all regions because every single team which took part […]


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 […]