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The Nintendo World Championships are officially back from the dead

The Nintendo World Championships are officially back from the dead Nintendo unveiled the Nintendo World Championships 2017 today, marking the competitive tournament's official return to the land of the living.The tournament in 2015 was a fun callback to the 1990 championships, but now that Nintendo is hosting another just two years later, this could mean that the Nintendo World Championships are here to stay.

How Rocket League is looking to shape the future of esports

How Rocket League is looking to shape the future of esports Both eventually hit upon the same answer: Rocket League.they want more opportunities for Rocket League to become a bigger esport.

Valve announced a game that's not 'Half-Life 3' and the crowd's response says it all

Valve announced a game that's not 'Half-Life 3' and the crowd's response says it all it's not called Half-Life 3.That last point is likely what prompted the hilarious group response in the above video, featuring the immediate aftermath of Artifact's reveal at Valve's annual Dota 2 tournament, The International.

Capcom Makes Big Mistake on Marvel vs Capcom Stream

Capcom Makes Big Mistake on Marvel vs Capcom Stream A Capcom pitch video for Marvel vs.The pitch video, which details a proposed Marvel vs.

Paris 2024 Olympics Could Include eSports

Paris 2024 Olympics Could Include eSports Speaking during an interview this week, Tony Estanguet, a co-president of the Paris Olympic bid committee, revealed that the Paris 2024 Olympics could include eSports.By the time the Paris 2024 Olympics roll around, it would not be the first time that eSports have featured on such a grand international stage.

Blizzard's 'Overwatch' League gets its first European team

Blizzard's 'Overwatch' League gets its first European team Blizzard revealed two more teams participating in its upcoming Overwatch League: one team representing London and a second team representing Los Angeles.Today's reveal brings the total number of confirmed teams in the Overwatch League to nine and introduces the first team representing a city in Europe.

Overwatch League adds first UK franchise

Overwatch League adds first UK franchise Activision Blizzard's has added two more franchises to the Overwatch League, including a London-based team that is the first in Europe.The Overwatch League already has seven franchises: five in the US, one in Shanghai, and one in Seoul.

Com2uS: Successful esports “don't just appear out of nowhere”

Com2uS: Successful esports “don't just appear out of nowhere” Most esports titles are fast, frantic affairs, reliant on quick reflexes and carefully-honed skills with the game's mechanics.Launched in 2014, Summoners War is the hit fantasy game by Com2uS.

Esports event considered for Paris 2024 Olympics

Esports event considered for Paris 2024 Olympics The 2024 Olympic Games in Paris could be the first to host an official esports event if the bid team is successful.The site reports that the Paris 2024 team has been openly discussing this for some time, believing esports will help get more young people interested in the Olympics, although the IOC will make the final decision.

Paris Considers eSports for 2024 Olympic Games

Paris Considers eSports for 2024 Olympic Games Gamers may go for Olympic gold in 2024, according to a new report by the Associated Press.Alongside ancient athletics like martial arts, the Paris Olympic bid committee will consider adding eSports to the 2024 program.

Deathmatches are coming to 'Overwatch'

Deathmatches are coming to 'Overwatch' Over a year after its release, Overwatch is taking a stab at a classic FPS game mode: deathmatch.In the game's PC-only public test region, Overwatch added a new game mode called Deathmatch to the Arcade.

Dota 2 TI7: Prize Pool, Schedule, Bracket, VODs and How To Watch the Grand Finals

Dota 2 TI7: Prize Pool, Schedule, Bracket, VODs and How To Watch the Grand Finals The Seventh International Dota 2 Championships, TI7, are going on right now and the final matches are set.The International's Prize Pool is above $24 million this year.

'Dota 2' pro destroyed by AI player from an Elon Musk start-up

'Dota 2' pro destroyed by AI player from an Elon Musk start-up Elon Musk, noted artificial intelligence worrywart, backs the tech firm behind a robot brain that was smart enough to take down a Dota 2 pro this week.Though there's a flip-side to that: OpenAI's bot picked up enough knowledge about Dota 2 to best the game's built-in AI after one hour.

The International 2017 reached 5m peak concurrent viewers

The International 2017 reached 5m peak concurrent viewers The International 2017 concluded on Saturday with a victory for for Team Liquid, and a new record set for concurrent viewers.At its peak, the audience for Dota 2's biggest esports tournament topped 5 million concurrent viewers, according to a statement released by Valve.

Glitches and exploits hilariously ruined a recent 'For Honor' tournament

Glitches and exploits hilariously ruined a recent 'For Honor' tournament Don't miss the irony here: To win in For Honor, exploits and glitches are the real name of the game.Unfortunately for the duel-focused fighting game's publisher, For Honor is still riddled with unbalanced abilities and technical issues, as Reddit user ColdBlackCage pointed out.

'League of Legends' developer loses lawsuit for using soccer player's likeness

'League of Legends' developer loses lawsuit for using soccer player's likeness League of Legends developer Riot Games just learned an important (and potentially expensive) lesson: You can't use someone's likeness without their permission.Former professional soccer player Edgar Davids won a lawsuit against Riot Games alleging that a character skin in League of Legends used his likeness.

Gaming superstars talk about what it was like to be famous in South Korea

Gaming superstars talk about what it was like to be famous in South Korea A handful of some of the most successful professional StarCraft players were gathered by South Korean YouTube channel Solfa to talk about their glory days at the height of esports — at least StarCraft esports.These players talk about how they used to get recognized in public almost every day, the amount of time they would put into StarCraft, and how they convinced their parents that their pursuits were worthwhile (hint: money).

'League of Legends' pro blames bad performance on ... something sexual

'League of Legends' pro blames bad performance on ... something sexual If you want to go pro in video games, you can't let sexy times get in the way.After a couple weeks of spotty performance, pro League of Legends player Li "Vasilii" Wei issued a statement to fans on Weibo explaining why exactly he was playing poorly, and to explain his absence from some of his team's matches.

The Philadelphia 76ers’ female esports squad is getting the all-star treatment

The Philadelphia 76ers’ female esports squad is getting the all-star treatment Last September, the NBA's Philadelphia 76ers made headlines when it became the first major U.S.

This NBA team's female esports players are living the gamer dream

This NBA team's female esports players are living the gamer dream Last September, the NBA's Philadelphia 76ers made headlines when it became the first major U.S.