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Riot Games Admits They Had No Plan In Place For Abusive Pros

The League of Legends Championship Series has issued a 20-month suspension of Li “Vasilii” Wei Jun in response to abusive behavior he displayed last month on his Twitch channel. During one of his broadcasts, the pro gamer screamed and threatened his then-girlfriend and overturned furniture, culminating in a visit from…Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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PUBG’s Second Big Tournament Shows It Still Needs Work As An Esport

Over the weekend, 20 top PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds teams faced off at Intel Extreme Masters in Oakland, California. From inside a series of what we might call PlayerUnknown’s BattleCubicles, squads squabbled over a $200,000 prize pool. When the smoke cleared, a relatively unknown team took top honors, besting…Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Giant Arenas Capture The Beautiful Chaos Of 100-Player Battlegrounds

This weekend, scores of players in Busan, South Korea, will compete in a LAN pulled from Ready, Player One’s wildest dreams. Stacked up in double-decker computer hubs, 100 competitors at a time will drop onto the abandoned island of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds and scrap, shoot, and crawl until only one person is…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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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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NRG Esports Won’t Show Us Its “Zero Tolerance” Policy, But It Probably Sucks

On November 6, NRG Esports CEO and founder Andy Miller announced the firing of Overwatch team manager Max Bateman via Twitter, 14 hours after a woman said that he had sexually assaulted her. Miller tweeted that Bateman’s firing was “in accordance with NRG ESports zero tolerance policy.”Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Overwatch League has announced the full schedule for all of December’s pre-season games, as well as

Overwatch League has announced the full schedule for all of December’s pre-season games, as well as the first season, which starts January 10 and runs through June 16. The debut season has been split into four five-week stages, each of which culminates in a title match with a $125,000 prize pool.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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British Soccer Writer Is Baffled By The Prospect Of Gamers Humping

In an article titled “Are eSports Going To Replace The Beautiful Game?” British GQ contributor Andy Mitten spins a yarn about going somewhere where there are no Manchester United fans. Where are all the sports-hungry young men, he wonders? This is where the esports hook comes in, a full twelve paragraphs after the…Read more… Continue […]

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Alexstrasza’s True Dragon Form “Broke The Game,” Says Heroes Of The Storm Director

At Blizzcon 2017, the Heroes of the Storm team announced the debut of Overwatch’s Hanzo and World of Warcraft’s Alexstrasza with a cinematic featuring the two dragon-themed characters facing off. In it, Alexstrasza transforms into her massive red dragon form, towering over her measly human opponent. But Heroes of the…Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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The ELEAGUE Cup: Rocket League, Turner Sports’ next foray into esports broadcasts, will invite eight

The ELEAGUE Cup: Rocket League, Turner Sports’ next foray into esports broadcasts, will invite eight Rocket League teams to compete for a $150,000 prize pool. Twitch and YouTube will broadcast the tournament on December 1-3, and TBS will air three episodes highlighting the teams’ journeys on December 1, 8, and 15.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Overwatch Team Fires Manager After Woman Says He Sexually Assaulted Her

A woman said earlier this week that Max Bateman, former manager of the San Francisco Shock of the forthcoming Overwatch League, sexually assaulted her in September after a drink he gave her made her feel dizzy and confused, and later had her “in and out of consciousness.” Fourteen hours after the woman posted about …Read […]

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