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The Championship Gaming Series announced today it's calling it quits after realizing that "profitability was too far in the future." The organization has a farewell letter on its site stating the concept was "an idea whose time came too early." Clearly, gamers would rather play than watch others do...

November 18th 2008 at 6:15pm 0 Comments
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Televised professional gaming, for a variety of reasons, has never had much success here in North America. After last night, I feel like I know the secret to making pro-gaming a phenomenon: Make it exactly like E-@thletes, a new documentary that follows two teams of pro-gamers as they battle throug...

September 9th 2008 at 1:30pm 0 Comments
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Blizzard announced that World of Warcraft 3v3 Arenas are part of the new College Gaming League, the first official amateur league partner of the Championship Gaming Series. The Dell-spearheaded venture works with Intel and Microsoft to offer educational discounts and PC bundles for students, facult...

August 28th 2008 at 9:00pm 0 Comments
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Heads up competitive gamers. Every other Friday on Xbox Live, the Championship Gaming Series (and their $40,000 Pro-Am Division) are sponsoring a special Play with Pros event where gamers across the globe will be able to challenge the best CGS has to offer. And kicking off the competitive funnery ar...

August 13th 2008 at 4:45pm 0 Comments
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The premiere 3v3 Arena team from Europe of Cherez, Beasteh, and Hydra -- aka Nihilum Arena -- won top honors at the recently concluded Championship Gaming Series Arena Tournament. This win comes after their notable absence from MLG Orlando despite a 2nd place finish in San Diego. Considering the pu...

July 20th 2008 at 9:30am 0 Comments
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On Saturday, July 19th, the four finalists in the CGS 2008 World of Warcraft Arena Championship will meet in the squared circle of pixels to duel it out for glory. The four finalists are MoB Gaming (US), Frag Dominant (US), aÄa Agïta (EU), and Nihilum Arena (EU). The US teams will fight fi...

July 18th 2008 at 10:00pm 0 Comments
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For those who know of "the giggle loop," we're attempting not to succumb as we earnestly report this information. The Championship Gaming Series (CGS) announced it will begin airing 90-minute episodes exclusively on cable-station G4 beginning July 16.During its inaugural season on DirecTV, CGS CEO...

June 17th 2008 at 1:00am 0 Comments
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The Championship Gaming Series is set to kick off its second annual World of Warcraft Arena championship. The top 1,000 Arena teams from North America and Europe will compete June 9 to 22, on an independent ladder with the fierce competition taking place on the CGS tournament realm sanctioned by Bl...

May 23rd 2008 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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The Championship Gaming Series has announced its second World of Warcraft Arena championship, to be held in June and July later this year. It'll be a 3v3 tourney, and CGS is taking its cues from Blizzard -- they've got their own Arena realm to hold it on, and all the options on the official tourna...

May 21st 2008 at 1:00pm 0 Comments