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What Stops Women From Going Pro In Esports

Cecilia D’Anastasio: So Nintendo invited a bunch of Super Smash Bros. pros to showcase Smash 5 at E3 this year! And among some of my favorites—Armada, Zero and Hungrybox—are exactly no women. I didn’t notice an outcry. Frankly, it was about as surprising as walking outside and noticing the sky, which was very much not…Read […]

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Belgium Says Loot Boxes In Games Like Overwatch Are Illegal

Loot boxes in FIFA 18, Overwatch, and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive are now illegal in Belgium, with the country’s legislators declaring today that if the games’ publishers don’t remove the offending microtransactions, people behind the games could face fines and even time behind bars.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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A Classic Counter-Strike Map Is Back In Competitive Rotation

Every competitive game has its more memorable maps. Blood Gulch, Facing Towers, 2Fort, and also, de_dust2. More well-known as simply Dust II, the map has been around for most of Counter-Strike’s life and is considered one of the best, most balanced maps in the game. Now, it’s back in active duty.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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CSGO Skin Traders Dumping Their Inventories After Valve Announces New Rules

Despite Valve’s crackdown on CSGO gambling sites that use Steam in 2016, there’s still an active cosmetic skin trading (and yes, sometimes gambling) scene around the game. A recent set of trade limits from Valve, though, has skin lovers selling off their collections for fear that the scene is on its deathbed.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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The Esports Reality Show That Abandoned Its Winners Is Back For Another Season

In May of last year, the first season of the esports reality show Gamerz promised to award a six-month professional contract to five up-and-coming Counter-Strike: Global Offensive players. The show, hosted by Gamingzone Entertainment in Sweden, filmed over the course of three weeks. It broadcasted live daily episodes…Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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If These Esports Fans Aren’t Giving Each Other Handjobs, They’re Very Good Actors

This past weekend at IEM Katowice, Counter-Strike pro Janusz “Snax” Pogorzelski did an interview on behalf of his team Virtus Pro, since they’d ended up in last place. The interview footage gained attention thanks to a brief cutaway to the stands, which captured an insatiable couple going to town on each other.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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The Counter-Strike Boston Major Is Fake War Presented By Real War

Watching Counter-Strike: Global Offensive in a 7,000-seat arena for 24 hours over the course of three days made me feel like I was 19 years old again. I don’t miss it, especially after being surrounded by fans around that age at Eleague’s CS:GO major in Boston.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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How Esports Broadcasters Decide What You See

Gunfire, spells, commentators talking a mile a minute, momentum shifts, plays you can literally miss by blinking: there’s so much going on during esports events that there’s hardly any time to spare a thought for what’s going on behind the scenes, let alone what’s happening right in front of your eyes.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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The sparkling lights in the audience at Eleague’s CS:GO major in Boston come courtesy of light-up br

The sparkling lights in the audience at Eleague’s CS:GO major in Boston come courtesy of light-up bracelets given to every attendee. The bracelets flash red at the same speed as the in-game bomb countdown, they light up white for explosions, and flicker either yellow or blue for a terrorist or counter-terrorist…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Cobalt WASD Is 2-D Counter-Strike With Time Grenades And Super Suits

There’s only one member of the enemy team left as I leap down to Cobalt WASD’s bomb site. They open fire with their shotgun, but I activate my slow motion power before firing a teleporter round behind them. I zap past and rush with my spear, dispatching my foe with just enough time to defuse […]

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Esports Is A Mansion Of Butts, According To This Bizarre Ad

It’s a cliche at this point: Every esports experience starts with you sitting in your DXRacer gaming chair, watching some Dota 2 footage in Windows Media Player, with a half-eaten pizza and several print magazines on either side. Then, a redheaded babe wearing a peaked cap and stiletto pumps rings your doorbell to…Read more… Continue […]

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Esports Is A Mansion Of Butts, According To This Bizarre Ad

It’s a cliche at this point: Every esports experience starts with you sitting in your DXRacer gaming chair, watching some Dota 2 footage in Windows Media Player, with a half-eaten pizza and several print magazines on either side. Then, a redheaded babe wearing a peaked cap and stiletto pumps rings your doorbell to…Read more… Continue […]

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