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Everyone on Twitch can't stop watching this new survival shooter

Everyone on Twitch can't stop watching this new survival shooter PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is tearing up the charts on Twitch today, placing at no.1 with over 145,000 viewers across just 20 different streamers.

Counter-Strike Tournament Organizer Changes Rules For Benefit Of Banned Cheaters

Counter-Strike Tournament Organizer Changes Rules For Benefit Of Banned Cheaters Traditionally, any pros found cheating have been barred from competing in tournaments, but one organizer has decided to let them back in.Match-fixers, for example, will still be barred from competing in ESL events.

<b>Blizzard Entertainment</b> – First eSports arena set to open doors in Taiwan next week

<b>Blizzard Entertainment</b> – First eSports arena set to open doors in Taiwan next week While Blizzard is pretty active in eSports with its games such as Hearthstone, Heroes of the Storm, and most recently Overwatch, the developer hasn’t got its own eSports arena.That is set to change, as it was revealed that Blizzard’s first eSports arena (Blizzard eStadium) will open its doors on 30 March in Taipei, Taiwan.

<b>Blizzard</b> – First eSports arena set to open doors in Taiwan next week

<b>Blizzard</b> – First eSports arena set to open doors in Taiwan next week While Blizzard is pretty active in eSports with its games such as Hearthstone, Heroes of the Storm, and most recently Overwatch, the developer hasn’t got its own eSports arena.That is set to change, as it was revealed that Blizzard’s first eSports arena (Blizzard eStadium) will open its doors on 30 March in Taipei, Taiwan.

Cheaters will be allowed back in to some 'Counter-Strike' tournaments -- Pros and fans are not happy

Cheaters will be allowed back in to some 'Counter-Strike' tournaments -- Pros and fans are not happy Now, one of the biggest tournament organizers is only honoring Valve's ban on cheaters for two years.This effects all of ESL's CS:GO events: Intel Extreme Masters events, ESL One tournaments and ESL Pro League seasons starting with the upcoming sixth season.

Esports bars bring fans together to socialize and game

Esports bars bring fans together to socialize and game When you first think of gamers, 'social' might not be the word that comes to mind.But 'Meltdown' esports bar is just that: a social gathering place built specifically for gamers.

Overwatch Pro Sends His Team To The Finals With Huge Reinhardt Play

Overwatch Pro Sends His Team To The Finals With Huge Reinhardt Play Initially, it seemed like LW Blue’s defense on the last point was too strong, and RunAway would have to pull back, draining precious seconds from the clock.Meanwhile, the rest of the team stayed cautiously out of range, biding their time and preparing to weather The Big One whenever it hit.

The Weekend In Esports: The Halo 5 World Championship Finals And More

The Weekend In Esports: The Halo 5 World Championship Finals And More The Halo 5 World Championship comes to a head this weekend with the best teams in the world facing off for $1,000,000 in prize money.The matches begin today at 6:00PM EDT, with the grand finals slated for Sunday at 8:15PM EDT.

Splatoon 2's Snipers Are Pulling Off Incredible Shots

Splatoon 2's Snipers Are Pulling Off Incredible Shots This weekend’s global testfire for Splatoon 2 is live, and players are already picking apart the new changes in the squid-shooter sequel.A new change to the Charger is letting snipers hold their charges while squid-swimming, leading to some spectacular highlight reels.

Underdog Knocks Hearthstone World Champ Out Of Tournament

Underdog Knocks Hearthstone World Champ Out Of Tournament The 2017 Hearthstone Winter Championship is underway, and 16 players are competing for $250,000 and one of four guaranteed spots at this year’s World Championships.Canadian player Julien “DocPwn” Bachand is a fairly fresh face to the Hearthstone scene.

Fans Are Ripping The Halo World Championship For Its Shabby Venue

Fans Are Ripping The Halo World Championship For Its Shabby Venue Competitive Halo’s biggest event of the year is going on right now but some fans are arguing about the venue and how many people are in attendance.Nothing screams esports quite like some deflated balloons blowing in the wind and a lone family homesteading on some abandoned bleachers inside a tent.

Newcomer Shocked After Taking Down Smash Bros. Legend

Newcomer Shocked After Taking Down Smash Bros. Legend This what it feels like when somehow you beat the best Smash 4 player in the world with a miraculous, last minute combo.The kid who can’t believe his eyes as he slides off his headset is Luhtie, a relatively unknown player who mains Zero Suit Samus and has never won a major Smash tournament.

Blizzard remastered the original 'StarCraft' so can game like it's 1998

Blizzard remastered the original 'StarCraft' so can game like it's 1998 The re-release, titled StarCraft Remastered, will launch this summer.For story devotees, StarCraft Remastered will also feature comic book-style interludes that put an eye-catching new spin on the 1998 game's Terrans vs.

Protoss Prodigy Stats Wins Global StarCraft League Finals

Protoss Prodigy Stats Wins Global StarCraft League Finals Between the announcement of StarCraft Remastered and the showmatches between old Brood War favorites like Lee Jae Dong and Lee “Flash” Young Ho, anticipation kept building for the night’s climactic battle for the Global StarCraft II League finals.Signed under Splyce, Kim is the posterboy of Protoss—he’s effective, aggressive and knows how to micro-manage Adepts to win games.

Three Overkills Highlight Series Sweep In Halo World Championships

Three Overkills Highlight Series Sweep In Halo World Championships In the lower bracket semi-finals of the 2017 Halo World Championships, Team Envy and Str8 Rippin were fighting to stay afloat in the bracket.On match point for Envy, both teams’ players showed up in a stellar display of Halo ability.

The 'Halo' World Championship photos are so sad

The 'Halo' World Championship photos are so sad The top Halo teams in the world converged in California to compete for glory and a piece of a $1 million prize pool at the Halo World Championship this past weekend.One of the most talked about moments from the Halo World Championship wasn't some crazy clutch play or even team OpTic Gaming's unstoppable run through every other team that won them the tournament with ease.

Smash 4’s Competitive Scene Is Hype Because Nintendo Leaves It Alone

Smash 4’s Competitive Scene Is Hype Because Nintendo Leaves It Alone Unlike publishers like Blizzard and Riot, Smash’s developers or publishers do very little to cultivate or promote competitive scene.Immediately following Smash 4’s 2014 release, Nintendo briefly paraded it at an invitational tournament at E3.

Nintendo changed the jump button in 'Splatoon 2' and now everyone's confused

Nintendo changed the jump button in 'Splatoon 2' and now everyone's confused The Splatoon 2 global testfire gave Nintendo Switch owners all over the world a chance to play around with the upcoming ink-shooting multiplayer game, and it seems like (almost) everyone is excited to get their hands on the full game.Some Splatoon testers enjoyed some of the new features, including revamped weapons and how the game takes advantage of the Switch's superior hardware.

Overwatch League could bring in $720 million annually - Analyst

Overwatch League could bring in $720 million annually - Analyst As reported by Dot eSports, the investment firm's report on the Overwatch League gives a variety of possible scenarios, with the best-case assessment of the endeavor bringing in $720 million in revenues annually.Additionally, the firm's high-end projection considers a 32-team Overwatch League instead of the 16-team operation currently planned, and increased audience and monetization as eSports in general becomes a mainstream endeavor.

OpTic crowned champions at $1 million 'Halo' championship

OpTic crowned champions at $1 million 'Halo' championship The Halo World Championship took place this past weekend at the ESL Studios in California.Twelve teams battled for $1 million, but one team stood head and shoulders above the rest.