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Overwatch League: How do you solve a problem like Korea?

After a very slow first year of competition the Overwatch pro scene has exploded over recent months. Blizzard has finally woken up and realised that it had to actually talk about the Overwatch League if they wanted it to start this year, sending everyone, even the mainstream media, in a …

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Riot announces franchising is coming to the NA LCS in 2018, buy in is $10 million

Riot Games has announced that from 2018 the NA LCS will be a franchised league, with 10 organisations getting a near permanent spot in the competition. Over the next two weeks organisations can submit applications to become one of the 10 league franchises. They must detail things such as how …

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Rise Nation is the latest org to drop its Overwatch team

With the Overwatch League looming teams have been dropping Overwatch teams all over the place. Now Rise Nation has become the latest org to drop it’s quad, creating quite the free agent talent pool. The team was never quite able to break into the top tier of North American teams, …

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Group draw for the Call of Duty Global Pro League gives Splyce a tough task

After a surprising victory for European team Splyce at the finals of the first stage of the Call of Duty Global Pro League the group draw for the second stage has been made, and the champions have a tough draw. Splyce have been drawn in the yellow group, alongside American …

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Riot Games is getting a special BAFTA award at E3

BAFTA has announced that it will honour League of Legends developer Riot Games with a special award at E3 in a few weeks. The award will be presented to co-CEOs and co-founders Brandon Beck and Marc Merrill, on behalf of Riot Games at an event in West Hollywood on June …

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Twitter to broadcast Oceania League of Legends tournament this weekend

After a busy day announcing franchising for the NA LCS, Riot Games has also announced that the upcoming League of Legends: League of Origin tournament will be streamed on Twitter. The competition will run on June 3rd and 4th at the ESL Studio in Sydney, Australia. Players from across the …

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Dota 2 short film contest returns with $25,000 first prize

Valve has revealed the first details of this year’s Dota 2 Short Film Contest, which will give the winner $25,000. The annual competition has become a regular feature in the run up to The International. Fans are challenged to create a 90 second video based on Dota 2. This can …

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League of Legends pro Ben4 suspended for racist comments in game

Riot has suspended professional League of Legends player Tu “Ben4” Xin-cheng after he was found to be making racist remarks in public games. Ben4, who plays for Chinese team I May, will be suspended for one best of three match in the LPL. A statement on Chinese social network weibo …

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Overwatch gets a new map that teases a new hero

Blizzard has released a new map for Overwatch known as Horizon Lunar Colony, which as you may have guessed, is set on the moon. The new map is currently available on the PTR and will be added to the main game in the coming days. It is the first map …

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Former Digital Chaos Dota 2 team signed by new org Planet Odd

The former Digital Chaos Dota 2 roster, who came second at The International 6 last year, have been signed by a new organisation called Planet Odd. The team, who have been playing under the name Thunderbirds for the last couple of months, left the Digital Chaos organisation earlier this year. …

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