eSports News


Nintendo Kicks Off New Esports Twitter for E3 Tournaments and Beyond

By John Keefer, Jun 09, 2017 1:45pm PDT

The new account will be following Arms, Splatoon 2 and Pokken Tournament DX events starting on June 13.


Souled Out: Why Has Hearthstone's Warlock Been Left Out of the Spring Playoffs?

By Ozzie Mejia, May 31, 2017 6:00am PDT

Blizzard has completed the Spring Playoffs in Europe and the Americas, with the two weekends having one things in common: None of the pro players packed a single Warlock deck? Why is Gul'dan sitting these playoffs out? Shacknews analyzes the potential reasons.


"Zoolock only got like one or two good cards this expansion: the destroy a minion adapt twice ..."

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Facebook's New Livestreaming Deal for Esports Takes Aim at Twitch

By David Craddock, May 19, 2017 12:00pm PDT

The social media giant has partnered with ESL to broadcast over 5,500 hours of events.


Mother's Day Mang0: A Melee God Strikes Back at Royal Flush

By Ozzie Mejia, May 15, 2017 6:00am PDT

Adam 'Armada' Lindgren looked unstoppable heading into Royal Flush in Atlantic City, but the best player in the Super Smash Bros. Melee world hit a roadblock on Sunday. That's because Joseph 'Mang0' Marquez had a different winning streak going.


Blizzard Responds to Rumors of $20 Million Overwatch League Buy-In Fee

By John Keefer, May 11, 2017 5:50pm PDT

Some eSports teams are dropping over the high fee, which appears to be somewhat inflexible.


"part of the reason why I feel people dont watch Overwatch atm, I have no idea when matches air! ..."

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Psyonix and Tencent to Offer Free-to-Play Version of Rocket League in China

By David Craddock, Apr 20, 2017 3:15pm PDT

Psyonix and partner Tencent hope the freemium edition will grow the game's audience even further.


Games of Glory, Lightbulb Crew's Smash TV-like Shooter, Enters Open Beta on April 25

By David Craddock, Apr 18, 2017 12:15pm PDT

The game will support cross-platform play between PC and PS4.


Quakeworld Tournament at DICE Will Pit Legendary Devs Against Each Other

By Asif Khan, Feb 20, 2017 1:30pm PST

Jeffrey Kaplan, Randy Pitchford, Tim Willits, Ted Price will join 12 more prolific game developers in a 1v1 Quakeworld Tournament at DICE 2017.


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NBA, Take-Two Agree to Create First Pro eSports League

By John Keefer, Feb 09, 2017 10:45am PST

The basketball teams will be able to create and manage their own teams for the new NBA 2K eLeague.


Rocket League Esports Gets $1 Million in Prize Pools, New Events, And Tournaments for 2017

By Jason Faulkner, Feb 08, 2017 1:20pm PST

Rocket League Esports plans to get even bigger for 2017.


Masters in Pyjamas: How NiP won DH Masters Malmo 2016

By Sponsored Post, Jan 16, 2017 8:50am PST

Out of form on home soil, the Ninjas pulled off the unlikeliest of victories.


"This is confusing. Are they Masters in Pyjamas or Ninjas in Pyjamas?"

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DreamHack Masters Las Vegas Survival Guide

By Sponsored Post, Jan 10, 2017 8:15am PST

Everything you need to know - including how to win tickets!


PEA Counter-Strike eSports League Abandons Inaugural Season

By Jason Faulkner, Jan 06, 2017 2:45pm PST

The Professional eSports Association is forced to cancel what would be the first season of its CS: GO league.


Will Ferrell Will Play A Professional eSports Player in Upcoming Movie

By Jason Faulkner, Dec 06, 2016 1:30pm PST

Oh please let it have John C. Reilly.


"I know a dude that races sprint cars who loves that movie. He even did the 'I don't know what to ..."

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Watch your favorite team battle it out at the Anaheim Convention Center for CS:GO ECS Season 2 Final

By Shack Staff, Nov 17, 2016 8:30am PST

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