Category Archive: News

Jan 23 2015

eSports Weekly (Week of 1/19-1/25)

IEM Season IX is nearing its last events, Counter-Strike returns to Katowice, the EU and NA LCS Spring Splits kick off this weekend, and much more in this week’s eSports Weekly! IEM Taipei Next Week, ESL Katowice Announced for 2015 They say there ain’t no rest for the wicked, and after a historic 2014, the …

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Jan 16 2015

eSports Weekly (Week of 1/12-1/18)

This week, Riot announces a new international tournament to take place between the spring and summer splits, we recap the amazing 2014 that ESL had, and KITTENS, SO MANY KITTENS. This and more in this week’s eSports Weekly. Riot Announces Mid-Season Invitational Riot has announced a new event that will take place between the spring …

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Jan 12 2015

NEWS: Awesome Games Done Quick Raises Over $1 Million for Charity

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The speedrunning sensation has definitely come into its own in the 21st-century. While the idea has been around since video games themselves were created, the ability to share these runs on YouTube and Twitch has made it a worldwide phenomena. Out of this was born Speed Demos Archive, hosts of Awesome Games Done Quick. This …

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Jan 09 2015

eSports Weekly (Week of 1/5-1/11)

This week, Valve releases the first announcement about this year’s Dota 2 Internationals (#StriveTowardsTI5). There are also a number of rebranded LoL teams because of Riot’s new ownership rules. This and more, including the Smite World Championships, in this week’s eSports Weekly. Dota 2: First Announcement for The International Released Valve released the first announcement …

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Jan 08 2015

NEWS: PlanetSide 2 Beta Comes to PS4 on January 20

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PlanetSide 2, winner of our 2012 Beardie for best F2P, is getting ready to hit closed beta on the PS4. The game has changed quite a bit since its initial release on PC, it has continued to evolve and develop into one of the larger F2P FPS games on the market. Sony’s idea behind this …

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Jan 07 2015

NEWS: Paul Hellquist Joins Robot Entertainment

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Paul Hellquist, previously of Irrational Games and Gearbox Software, has now signed on with Robot Entertainment. Before joining the company, Hellquist worked as Lead Designer on BioShock and held the title of Creative Director while working on Borderlands 2 with Gearbox Software. Hellquist will hold the title of Lead Designer again at Robot, which is …

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Jan 02 2015

eSports Weekly (Week of 12/29-1/4)

Happy New Year eSports fans! After an eventful year that saw eSports rise to unimaginable heights, the scene is set for a 2015 that will take the sport even higher. Unfortunately, there wasn’t too much in terms of competition over the past two weeks, so this week’s eSports Weekly might be lighter than usual, but …

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Dec 19 2014

eSports Weekly (Week of 12/15-12/21)

This week in eSports Weekly, Dota 2 receives a new holiday update, Twitch adds a new role and viewing mode, and a new LoL power is rising in Europe. This and more, including updates on the EU and NA LCS Expansion tournaments, in this week’s eSports Weekly. Dota 2: Client Update: Shifting Snows Valve has …

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Dec 18 2014

NEWS: Assassin’s Creed Unity Patch Requires Full Game Re-Download

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While Ubisoft have been working to correct the many bugs found in their latest entry into the AC franchise, it looks like a lot more work is needed. Xbox One players that downloaded patch 3 are now required to re-download the full 40GB game. The update that was released for PC and PS4 was already a …

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Dec 12 2014

eSports Weekly (Week of 12/8-12/14)

Whether you’re taking a break from your rigorous finals studying, or celebrating that all the work is done, eSports Weekly is here for you! This week, after being bought by Amazon, Twitch makes a significant purchase of their own! CS:GO gets an update to a classic map and some of its important weapons, ESL announces …

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