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Lots of people (including MMO Champion) reported over the weekend that according to this interview with David "Shawn" K of the Electronic Sports League, Blizzard is lending their support to get offline tournaments up and running. Blizzard apparently gave ESL a special event realm to run their tour...

January 28th 2008 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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GameDaily BIZ tracked down Matt Ringel the (former?) president of the World Series of Videogames, to figure out just what the hell happened last week.As you can see from our own interview with Ringel earlier this year, things seems to be rolling along great for the WSVG-- they were working with Bliz...

September 17th 2007 at 4:30pm 0 Comments
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Tomorrow, don't forget to tune in to WoW Radio, and check out the third episode of our official podcast, the WoW Insider Show. We're going to kick off the broadcast about 3:30pm EST (which is 8:30pm GMT, I believe), and we've got lots of great discussion items on our platter: we'll hit up AFKers i...

September 14th 2007 at 2:49pm 0 Comments
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Following the death of the World Series of Video Games the guys at GameDaily BIZ spoke with Matt Ringel, president of Games Media Properties, and asked what went wrong. Ringel says there are a number of organizers competing for advertising dollars and the ad agencies are still trying to work our th...

September 14th 2007 at 12:57pm 0 Comments
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Before anybody could so much as make a movie about a scrappy gang of no-names overcoming adversity to get to it, the World Series of Video Games has died. According to the group's website, not only is the series kaput, the three remaining events have also been canceled. As you probably could have g...

September 13th 2007 at 8:30am 0 Comments
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Wow. Last we heard, the WSVG was going gangbusters. They had events appearing on CBS, they were working with Blizzard to make Arena PvP huge, and their president was extremely optimistic about the future of professional videogaming.But earlier this afternoon, the World Series of Videogames shut its...

September 12th 2007 at 10:15pm 0 Comments
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The New York Times does a quick profile of the WSVG on the eve of their CBS broadcast tomorrow afternoon. I don't know if you guys knew this, but apparently gaming has been an "odd, insular subculture," and only now are gamers stepping outside into the harsh sunlight, rays blinding their sunken-in...

July 28th 2007 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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This Sunday afternoon, July 29th, the WSVG is coming to network television. Starting at noon, CBS is showing an hourlong special of WSVG events, including their recent tournament in Louisville, as well as other events in this, their second season, leading up to the December finals in Sweden.WoW Ins...

July 27th 2007 at 1:29pm 0 Comments
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Curse has posted a reminder that the WSVG is bringing WoW Arena combat to CBS one week from Sunday, July 29th, at noon. They've even got a video up from CBS promoting not only the WoW tournament, but also Fight Night 3 and even Guitar Hero. If you never thought a Guitar Hero tournament would ever...

July 18th 2007 at 3:06pm 0 Comments
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The World Series of Video Games is making their stop in Dallas, Texas starting tomorrow, July 5th and ending on Sunday, July 8th. And as always, World of Warcraft 3v3 arena tournaments are on the agenda! I'm afraid registration for the event is closed (though if you show up you can register for a c...

July 4th 2007 at 4:25pm 0 Comments
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WSVG's Louisville event took place this past weekend, and the results say that Pandemic has done it again, winning the 5v5 3v3* tourney and taking home the big prize of $10,500. Nice work if you can get it!Pandemic, you'll remember, won it all in China as well. They definitely look like a winning ar...

June 25th 2007 at 3:30pm 0 Comments
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Just in time for the WSVG's kickoff of the Louisville event this weekend, Curse has a video interview up with THE HUKHUKHUKHUKHUKS of Flow Gaming, the US Regional 5v5 Champions. The interview itself isn't really that gripping unless you really follow this arena tournament stuff (I like that they do...

June 22nd 2007 at 10:30am 0 Comments