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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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Esports Needs To Embrace Its Moments Of Honest-To-God Emotion

The most memorable image from this weekend’s League of Legends world championships wasn’t of the winner’s podium, the trophy, the stadium, or even the freaking dragon in the arena. It was of Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok, a godlike figure in League of Legends, brought to tears after a crushing 3-0 loss.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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League of Legends World Finals Had A Freaking Dragon

Last night was the final clash of the 2017 League of Legends World Championships, a climactic rematch between Samsung Galaxy and SKT T1. Before the games started, Riot Games put on a massive opening ceremony including a giant trophy, a live performance of Worlds theme “Legends Never Die,” and a freaking dragon.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Let’s Run Down The Past 24 Hours Of Riot Games’ Baffling Decisions

Immortals has been rejected from North America’s League of Legends Championship Series, which comes as a shock, given that the organization bought in back in 2015 and has since built one of the league’s largest support staffs for their LoL team. That still wasn’t quite enough of a commitment in League of Legends for…Read more… […]

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Pro League Of Legends Team Says It’s Losing More Than $1.1 Million A Year

European esports organization H2K issued a letter yesterday to the League of Legends community, saying it will not continue to participate in the European League Championship Series unless Riot Games creates a better financial structure for teams. Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Clutch Baron Steal In League Match Is Almost Better Than Winning

Securing a Baron kill can often swing a game of League of Legends in either team’s favor. In today’s matches in the League Master Series in Taiwan, ahq e-Sports’ jungle player made a flashy play to take the advantage for himself.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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If They Don’t Want To Get Screwed, Esports Players Should Study MLB History

As more and more money has flooded into the esports industry, player rights have been a hot topic across multiple games. Careers in esports can be extremely short, making it all the more important to ensure that players receive their fair share of the profits their work generates. With that in mind, Riot Games,…Read more… […]

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If They Don’t Want To Get Screwed, Esports Players Should Study MLB History

As more and more money has flooded into the esports industry, player rights have been a hot topic across multiple games. Careers in esports can be extremely short, making it all the more important to ensure that players receive their fair share of the profits their work generates. With that in mind, Riot Games,…Read more… […]

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Inside The University Of Utah’s First-Of-Its-Kind Varsity Esports Program

Compete’s video team headed to the University of Utah to check out their varsity esports program, which began as a student-run League of Legends fan club called Crimson Gaming and has since grown into an official scholarship program for budding pro gamers.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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