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On Monday, NPR's All Things Considered host Robert Siegel talked to New Tech City podcast host Manoush Zomorodi about Robert Morris University's new athletic scholarship program, the first of its kind in the United States – scholarships for League of Legends players. The hosts rattled off the...

November 19th 2014 at 9:11am 0 Comments
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This is Co-Opinion, where two Joystiq editors play a game and discuss their experience. This edition focuses on the merits of eSports and how they fit with traditional sports. Jess Conditt: Let's lay out the foundation here: I'm a fan of eSports and sports in the same way. I play games from bot...

August 6th 2014 at 8:30pm 0 Comments
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It was about 1 p.m. at the Staples Center on Friday, and there was already a crowd. Five hours later, the mass of people would swell to many times the size, as security officers struggled to cram people into the building. At first glance, one could confuse the fans flooding the street as normal sp...

October 7th 2013 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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The League of Legends semifinals concluded with two teams on top: Chinese team Royal Club and Korean team SK Telecom T1. Royal Club and SKTT1 will fight for the $1 million grand prize in a best-of-five match on October 4 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. This is the third season of the League o...

September 30th 2013 at 9:00pm 0 Comments
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Riot Games has been trying its hardest to clean up some of the more toxic members of the League of Legends community by handing out year-long suspensions to some of the worst offenders. But sometimes it's not enough to have a time out. Khaled "StunnedandSlayed" Abusagr and Nicolaj "Veigodx" Jense...

January 24th 2013 at 1:00pm 0 Comments