Tag: eSports

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Breitbart’s Schilling, Nate Church on Esports: ‘The Next NFL’

Breitbart Tech’s gaming expert Nate Church joined Curt Schilling, himself a long-time gamer and former development studio founder, on Schilling’s show Whatever It Takes to discuss the growing phenomenon of eSports, with its huge presence in Asia and rapid growth in the United States.

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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.

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Top ‘League of Legends’ Commentators Publicly Criticise Riot Games over Pay

Riot Games’ Mid Season Invitational (MSI) is one of the centrepieces of the League of Legends calendar. Along with the teams, Riot also usually assembles the best commentary team, with fan favourites and regional experts, to augment the viewer experience. This time however, due to a dispute over pay, this won’t be happening.

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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.

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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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North American CS:GO Star to Join Team Liquid

One of the leading gaming organisation’s in the world, Team Liquid, will sign one of the hottest young prospects to their Counter-Strike: Global Offensive roster.

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Yahoo’s New Esports Journalism Section Immediately Involved in Plagiarism

One of the latest outlets to throw their hat in the eSports coverage ring is troubled tech giant Yahoo, who as Breitbart reported had reportedly expressed interest in purchasing North America’s leading eSports tournament organiser MLG before a deal with Activision Blizzard was struck.

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Lolesports.com Editor Forced to Apologize over Opinion Piece

A senior editor for Riot Games, Frank “Mihri” Fields, had to make a humbling public apology for publishing an opinion piece on the lolesports website in a bid to quell the anger it generated among the players it wrote about.

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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.

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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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FaZe Players Reportedly Threatened with ESL League Ban During G2 Acquisition

The purchase of the G2 Esports Counter-Strike: Global Offensive squad by Call of Duty giants FaZe Clan, seemed to be a straightforward deal. The team, populated by several fan favourites, made the move officially on the January 21, but it had been in the works for some time prior to that.

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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.