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Last Year’s CS:GO World Champions Still Haven’t Been Paid Their Prize Money

On October 9, 2016, Team Argentina placed second in the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive World Championships, winning $20,000. But months later, they still haven’t seen the money, and other teams who competed and won prizes say they haven’t been paid either.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Street Fighter V Pro’s New Best Friend Is An Aluminum Can

That guy on the right is Lee “Infiltration” Seon Woo. You might remember him from last year’s Evo Street Fighter V tournament,which he won. A veteran of the scene who’s been competing since 2010 with Super Street Fighter IV, he’s now housing energy drinks in-between matches to help pay the bills.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Surprise Character Pick Wins Evo 2017’s King Of Fighters XIV Tournament

This year’s Evolution Championship Series started with a bang last night as King of Fighters XIV wrapped up its one-day competition with an intense finals bracket. Spectators crowded the exhibition hall to see the weekend’s first champion crowned among the impressive mix of players from across Taiwan, China, Mexico,…Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Bob Kraft, Jeff Wilpon Now Own Professional Overwatch League Teams

Blizzard Entertainment has announced the franchise owners for the first seven teams in the Overwatch League, and the list includes a couple of familiar names. New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft will own the Boston Overwatch team, and New York Mets COO Jeff Wilpon will serve as franchise owner for the New York…Read more… Continue […]

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Overwatch’s Doomfist Starts Strong In First Pro Match, But Can’t Close The Deal

Overwatch’s newest hero, Doomfist, isn’t officially out yet, but that didn’t stop him from appearing in a recent pro exhibition match held on the game’s public test realm. Kim “Libero” Hye Sung of pro team Meta Athena charged out the gate with a barrage of punches that flattened more than half the enemy team. Sadly,…Read […]

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Call of Duty Pros Defend Commentator Who Was Kink Shamed

On Sunday night, Call of Duty commentator Jack Campbell announced his departure from the esports scene and his plan to deactivate his Twitter account. Campbell’s love life has become a topic de rigeur for Call of Duty fans in the past month, in spite of Campbell’s attempts to stave off fans’ speculation. The situation…Read more… […]

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Overwatch’s Competitive Mode Is Depressing Right Now

A gloom has descended on Overwatch’s competitive mode. For over a month, players have reported joylessly grinding through Season 5 to redeem their former competitive rankings, a result of Blizzard artificially depleting them. The community’s reaction, which ranges from sorrow to toxicity, has been depressing to watch,…Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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