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Activision's Xbox-sponsored Call of Duty Championship returns to Los Angeles across March 27-29, and 32 teams are once again doing battle for their share of the $1 million prize money. A new championship requires a new battlefield (wordage intended), so it's fortunate there is the recently-released...

January 9th 2015 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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Robert Morris University made waves last summer when it announced its intention to add e-sports -- and more specifically, League of Legends scholarships -- to its athletic department. This week Kentucky's University of Pikeville followed suit when it publicized its offering of "at least 20 scholar...

January 7th 2015 at 4:30pm 0 Comments
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A second school, Kentucky's University of Pikeville, has decided to join Illinois' Robert Morris University in offering scholarships to talented League of Legends players. This fall, the University of Pikeville will offer "at least 20 scholarships" to League of Legends players who will be treated...

January 7th 2015 at 3:30pm 0 Comments
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In a "Game On" segment, CBS Sunday Morning featured an in-depth look at e-sports and the spectator community that has grown up around them. It showed how games like StarCraft II and League of Legends have packed stadiums full of people who watch and cheer on their favorite teams of gamers. "I thi...

December 15th 2014 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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Leading game broadcasting site Twitch has announced that it has a reached an agreement to acquire GoodGame, a company it describes as "the world's first full-service agency dedicated to the esports and live video game broadcasting communities." Twitch claims the move is aimed at helping the stream...

December 9th 2014 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
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Instead of tuning into Twitch online, soon Brits will have a physical venue to watch their favourite eSports competitors duke it out. Gfinity, a league organiser for multiplayer games such as Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Starcraft II, says it's gearing up to launch the UK's first permanent...

December 2nd 2014 at 5:38am 0 Comments