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Professional Smite Player and Caster Dies of Cancer at Age 25

Professional Smite Player and Caster Dies of Cancer at Age 25 David “Allied” Hance, professional Smite player and caster, passed away this afternoon at 25 years old after a year-long battle with cancer, according to a post by LeafreTV, a colleague and friend.One year ago, Allied announced his cancer diagnosis.

The 17 NBA teams participating in the 'NBA 2K' esports league

The 17 NBA teams participating in the 'NBA 2K' esports league Seventeen NBA teams signed on to participate in the NBA's first-ever gaming league — the NBA 2K eLeague.The NBA 2K eLeague, expected to launch in 2018, will be the first esports league created by an existing sports league.

Phoenix1's rough journey through Spring was the ultimate trust fall

Phoenix1's rough journey through Spring was the ultimate trust fall Some of the easiest reasons is how well they speak English and how well they are willing to interact with the team.That was one of the bigger things that we saw when we were looking at them, that they were willing to throw themselves into the team and do fun things.

'Smite' pro David 'Allied' Hance dies after year-long fight with cancer

'Smite' pro David 'Allied' Hance dies after year-long fight with cancer Professional Smite player and caster David "Allied" Hance died Wednesday after a fight with cancer that lasted over a year.An active member of the Smite scene, Hance played under Luminosity Gaming, CompLexity Gaming, and Team EnVyUs.

Rick Thiher Discusses His Evolution From TO to Twitch Maven

Rick Thiher Discusses His Evolution From TO to Twitch Maven “I’m helping Twitch’s existing FGC initiatives meet their goals, looking into building new opportunities around fighting games, and hoping to work every day on cool things for the community at large.We’re even seeing new opportunities coming together fairly regularly.

Seventeen NBA Teams Sign On To Appear In NBA 2K Esports League

Seventeen NBA Teams Sign On To Appear In NBA 2K Esports League Today the NBA and Take-Two Interactive announced the 17 NBA teams that have agreed to participate in the inaugural NBA 2K league.The NBA teams that will let their virtual logos and jerseys appear in the esports league are: The league will draft teams of five players to compete in a five-month season, which will mirror the NBA with a regular season, bracketed playoffs, and a final championship match to wrap it all up.

Someone found the original 'StarCraft' source code so Blizzard showered them in gifts

Someone found the original 'StarCraft' source code so Blizzard showered them in gifts About a month ago, a Reddit user who goes by Khemist49 found himself in possession of a fabled golden disc labeled StarCraft Gold Master Source Code.The disc in question allegedly contains the source code to the original StarCraft game that GameSpot reported as being lost back in 2000 — it forced Blizzard to start from scratch on its massively popular real-time strategy game.

Acer's new Predator gaming laptop looks FIERCE

Acer's new Predator gaming laptop looks FIERCE Daba Cheng, head of products at Acer, says that excitement is at all time high coming up to the debut.“The debut of the Predator 21 X in Australia is something we know all gamers and gaming enthusiasts have been eagerly waiting for.

“2022 Asian Games is another step towards mainstream acceptance of esports”

“2022 Asian Games is another step towards mainstream acceptance of esports” Two weeks ago, the Olympic Council of Asia added esports to its list of events for the 2022 Asian Games.TV): It is another step towards mainstream validation and acceptance of esports.

'Dota 2' is adding a story-driven co-op campaign

'Dota 2' is adding a story-driven co-op campaign environment gameplay early this morning: Siltbreaker, a co-op campaign that'll send players into the depths of seas and beyond later this month.To take part in Siltbreaker, you need to purchase the 2017 Dota 2 International Battle Pass — at a minimum of $9.

Intel brings world-class eSports to Australasia

Intel brings world-class eSports to Australasia The Brazilian line-up of German-based eSports team SK Gaming claimed the crown and a $200,000 prize at the Intel Extreme Masters championship final on Sunday.The largest eSports tournament ever held in Australasia, the Intel Extreme Masters semi-finals and finals were held at the Qudos Arena in Sydney’s Olympic Park over the weekend.

<b>Overwatch</b> – High entry fee is turning teams away from Overwatch League

<b>Overwatch</b> – High entry fee is turning teams away from Overwatch League [Source] According to a report by ESPN, it seems Activision Blizzard is facing an imminent crisis to kickstart the Overwatch League in North America.To enter the league, a minimum fee of USD 20 million is currently quoted, with the amount rising in larger cities like New York and Los Angeles.

Esports: the future of spectator sport?

Esports: the future of spectator sport? As a guest of Intel, I checked out the finals of the Intel Extreme Masters Counter-Strike: Global Operations esports tournament.The Season 11 World Championship in Katowice, Poland, was held in February, achieving some record-breaking results to become the biggest event in esports history.

<b>League of Legends</b> – EVOS eSports acquires Fortius Gaming for LOL team

<b>League of Legends</b> – EVOS eSports acquires Fortius Gaming for LOL team The acquisition, worth a 6-figure sum in cash and stock options, is touted as the first deal of its kind in the Southeast Asia eSports industry.The League of Legends team, now under the EVOS eSports flag, will be located in Vietnam, where a new team will be built around star player Thanh “Beyond” Truong.

<b>League of Legends</b> – Chinese legend Tabe joins LMS team as coach

<b>League of Legends</b> – Chinese legend Tabe joins LMS team as coach A prominent figure of the League of Legends scene before his retirement, it was recently announced that Tabe has joined LMS team, Hong Kong eSports (HKES), in a coaching position.Tabe played for big Chinese teams including Invictus Gaming and OMG, but is perhaps most well-known for his time with Royal Club.

<b>Tencent</b> – Gaming giant is building a massive eSports town in China

<b>Tencent</b> – Gaming giant is building a massive eSports town in China Chinese gaming giant Tencent recently agreed to build an eSports town in the city of Wuhu, China.Tentatively known as “Tencent eSports Town”, the area will consist of a eSports theme park, an eSports university, a cultural creative park, a comics and animation industrial park, an entrepreneurship community, a big data center, and will play host to other new technologies and businesses.

NYC hopes to help homeless with an app - is it enough?

NYC hopes to help homeless with an app - is it enough? An app hopes to help the homeless in New York City.Along with community organisations Project Hospitality and BronxWorks, the NYC government hope to utilise an app to get some information on why homeless numbers are rising and how they can reverse the trend.

Asus - The most regnisable and popular gaming brand

Asus - The most regnisable and popular gaming brand Through brands investing heavily in this professional sports, this draws our attention to a multinational leader in PC hardware -  ASUS, one of Fortune magazine’s World’s Most Admired Companies, and the most recognizable and popular gaming brand as evident in its ongoing strong performance to date.With this in mind, Republic of Gamers (ROG) was formed back in 2006 as a sub brand, dedicated to creating the world’s best gaming hardware with a high focus on quality and performance.

South Park: The Fractured But Whole release date nfirmed for PC, PS4 and Xbox One

South Park: The Fractured But Whole release date nfirmed for PC, PS4 and Xbox One The game serves as a sequel to the humorous 2014 game South Park: The Stick of Truth.Players will assume the role of the "New Kid" and this game has a superhero theme to it.

<b>League of Legends</b> – QG Reapers acquired by multi-billion company

<b>League of Legends</b> – QG Reapers acquired by multi-billion company com, announced it has acquired the League of Legends team, QG Reapers.The team will now be known as JD Gaming (JDG), debuting a new logo with a devil-like mascot.