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Lolesports Editor Announces Departure from Riot Games

The editor of the lolesports.com website has announced that he will no longer be working for Riot Games. Frank “Mihri” Fields has been in the role since July 2013 and has very often been the public face of some of the websites bigger failings.

Intel Extreme Masters Schedule Problems Leave Pro Players, Fans Frustrated

The Intel Extreme Masters tour is considered one of the best that eSports has to offer. Run by the company many proclaim to be industry leaders, the Modern Times Group-owned Electronic Sports League, the tour started in 2007 and has held tournaments in major cities all across the globe. Despite receiving plaudits over the years, the latest stop in the Polish city of Katowice, ran into many problems, most of which seem to be of ESL’s making, leaving many of the attending fans and competitors alike unsatisfied with their experience.

Team Liquid Face Accusations of Tampering in Koosta Signing

Team Liquid announced the signing of North American rising talent Kenneth “koosta” Suen two weeks ago, as first reported on Breitbart, to cement their position as the most talented squad in North American Counter-Strike. The move had seemingly come from left-field, with Suen having reportedly turned down multiple approaches from other squads to remain with the NME organisation. However, Breitbart has learned that Team Liquid reportedly first approached Suen in December and that this approach was initially made without NME’s knowledge.

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The Gonzo Awards: The Worst of Esports in 2015 Part 2

Yes, we did it folks. This year is the year that eSports became legitimatised… again. And we owe all of ourselves a collective pat on the back. Without us, none of this would have been possible. Award after award, reams of press releases that read like balance sheets, fixed mannequin grins until someone cracks and growls “now cut me my fucking paycheque” to the highest bidder.

Security Issues Raised After Fans Storm Stage at DreamHack Event

This weekend saw LAN organizer DreamHack take its tour to Leipzig for the first time, and the event featured some of the best Counter-Strike teams in the world and produced some excellent games. Unfortunately, an incident disrupted the broadcast, one that calls into question security at DreamHack-run events.

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It Was Personality, Not Professionalism, That Put Esports on the Map

You’ll have noticed that eSports created another little ripple in the world of mainstream entertainment a few weeks ago. I’ve been on the road for some time and haven’t had an opportunity to put thoughts about it to paper. The moment was the Turner network’s “Road to Vegas” event for their upcoming foray into esports broadcasting, entitled E-League.

The Gonzo Awards: The Worst of Esports in 2015 Pt. 1

I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but when it comes to eSports the self-congratulatory end of year scenes are akin to what the average British public schoolboy would encounter in the dorm after dark: a sweaty, frenzied mass of guilt-free circle-jerking where everyone gets their turn, a blend of giddy exhaustion and gratification leaving the group satisfied.

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German Town Bans Fireworks to Prevent ‘Triggering’ Refugees

What makes a good end of year celebration? Drinking with friends? Music? Gathering outside for a traditional fireworks display to start the new year, and all those empty resolutions, with a bang? Well, at least one group of people had to shelve their celebrations as liberal party-poopers deemed fireworks to be potentially emotionally scarring to their refugee population.