eSports News


NSFW: ESports team banned from ESL because of YouPorn sponsor

By John Keefer, Apr 26, 2016 12:00pm PDT

It looks like the porn video company may need to find a new way to get into games.


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Large percentage of players buy games after watching streams, NPD reports

By David Craddock, Apr 06, 2016 3:25pm PDT

New data also revealed new findings on the habits of eSports-focused players. 


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Heroes of the Dorm field of 64 does battle next week; Bracket Challenge now open

By Ozzie Mejia, Mar 13, 2016 5:30pm PDT

The final field of 64 for this year's Heroes of the Dorm collegiate tournament for Heroes of the Storm is set to kick off next week. And if you've ever invested any time failing hard on a March Madness bracket, why not fail hard on a Heroes of the Dorm bracket with the Heroe...


ELeague lines up first six teams to compete in first Counter-Strike: GO season

By Ozzie Mejia, Mar 10, 2016 9:00am PST

The first official season of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive competition from ELeague is set to launch in May and the first six teams have been named.


ESL Gaming strikes new partnership deals with Twitch and Yahoo

By Ozzie Mejia, Mar 04, 2016 10:30am PST

ESL Gaming is having a very good day today, renewing its multi-year partnership with Twitch and also striking a new deal with the newly-minted Yahoo Esports.


Yahoo joins the world of esports coverage with Yahoo Esports

By Ozzie Mejia, Mar 02, 2016 11:11am PST

Yahoo is the latest to jump into the growing world of esports, launching its own endeavor into competitive gaming coverage with Yahoo Esports.


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Rocket League Championship Series will feature 3v3 esports season for $75,000

By Ozzie Mejia, Mar 02, 2016 6:00am PST

The esports route was the most logical leap for Rocket League and today, Twitch and Psyonix made the Rocket League Championship Series official.


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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Major Championship prize pools upped to $1M

By Ozzie Mejia, Feb 23, 2016 5:00pm PST

With esports prize pools rapidly increasing, Valve has stepped up its game for the competitive Counter-Strike: Global Offensive circuit.


League of Legends implements penalty system for LCS and esports

By Ozzie Mejia, Feb 23, 2016 12:55pm PST

Part of becoming a legitimate sport is instituting a legislative body that enforces a vast list of guidelines. League of Legends has reached that point.


Halo World Championship final 16 teams set, as prize pool hits $2.5M

By Ozzie Mejia, Feb 22, 2016 1:10pm PST

The final 16 teams for the Halo World Championship series have been set, so it's time for the stakes to increase. The original $1 million pot has been increased to $2.5 million, with the first place team now set to bring home a cool million.


Mortal Kombat X: Chasing the Cup wraps up tonight on The CW

By Ozzie Mejia, Feb 15, 2016 9:42am PST

The finals of the big Mortal Kombat X: Machinima's Chasing the Cup are set to air on prime time tonight on The CW, revealing who comes away with a big share of the $100,000 prize. It'll also be the first chance to see new footage of the game's next batch of characters.


Capcom outlines Capcom Pro Tour schedule for Street Fighter 5

By Ozzie Mejia, Feb 09, 2016 8:57pm PST

With a new Street Fighter coming next week, it's time to outline how the Capcom Pro Tour schedule will pan out.


Evil Geniuses wins first Halo X Games Aspen Invitational

By Ozzie Mejia, Feb 01, 2016 11:35am PST

The first X Games Aspen Invitational may have been an exhibition for Halo 5: Guardians, but it certainly wasn't short on excitement. Even ESPN was getting in on the action, cutting in to televise the event throughout the weekend.


"Shit, I thought this was going to be about a sequel to Evil Genius off the bat."

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The Killer Instinct World Cup will return in 2017

By Ozzie Mejia, Jan 31, 2016 8:21pm PST

The first Killer Instinct World Cup was a rousing success, so Iron Galaxy and company are ready to do it all again next year!


Ohio State defeats UC Santa Barbara to win the 3rd TeSPA Collegiate Hearthstone Championship

By Ozzie Mejia, Jan 31, 2016 4:38pm PST

With a $100,000 scholarship on the line, Ohio State was able to overcome a very game UC Santa Barbara to take the first of the TeSPA Collegiate Hearthstone Championship tournaments to be held with a team format.