Category Archive: Scott’s Articles

Aug 29 2014

eSports Weekly (Week of 8/25-8/31)

An unexpected currency comes to Twitch, and more Fnatic players depart from their Dota 2 squad. This and more on this week’s eSports Weekly. Very Stream, Much Tips: Dogecoin Comes to Twitch It’s been quite a week for Twitch. After Amazon swept the popular livestreaming site off its feet after Google had asked it to …

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Aug 25 2014

NEWS: Amazon To Buy Twitch

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UPDATE: The CEO of Twitch, Emmett Shear, confirmed on Twitch’s blog, the source of all their news and updates, that Amazon has acquired Twitch. The details of the purchase have not been released yet. ——————————————————————————————————————————— It was rumored back in May that the popular internet juggernaut Google was planning on purchasing livestreaming website Twitch for …

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Aug 22 2014

eSports Weekly (Week of 8/18-8/24)

This week we recap last weekend’s ESL One Cologne CS:GO tournament, we address the recent departure of notable Dota 2 players, and discuss Riot’s decision to keep their prize pools relatively small. This and more in this week’s eSports Weekly. CS:GO: ESL One Cologne Recap Ninjas in Pyjamas finally reached the light at the end …

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Aug 15 2014

eSports Weekly (Week of 8/11-8/17)

This week, ESL drops two huge announcements, Riot Games drops two sets of fines on Counter Logic and TeamSoloMid, and the two teams you expected to advance to the playoffs at ESL One Cologne absolutely did what you expected them to do. All this and more in this week’s eSports Weekly. CoD: ESL Announces First Bootcamp …

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Aug 08 2014

eSports Weekly (Week of 8/4-8/10)

This week, Twitch takes a first step towards protecting copyrighted music, and we preview some new teams set to compete at the ESL One Cologne event happening next week at Gamescom. All this and more in this week’s eSports Weekly. Twitch Cracking Down on Copyrighted Audio Google’s purchase of Twitch isn’t even completely official yet, …

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Aug 01 2014

eSports Weekly (Week of 7/28-8/3)

This week, a pro team gets a sexy new sponsor, the players from CompLexity’s CS:GO team find a new home, and a new League hero is debuted. This and more in this edition of eSports Weekly. YouPorn Sponsoring a LoL or Dota Team (Author’s Note: Don’t click through the embedded tweet if you’re at work. YouPorn’s twitter …

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Jul 29 2014

NEWS: Evil Geniuses Tease Return To CS:GO

The competitive organization known as Evil Geniuses continue to tease the possibility of returning to the Counter-Strike series. EG had wiped their hands of the Counter-Strike series after they had shut down their 1.6 team in January of 2012. We had heard nothing from EG relating to Counter-Strike until this past October, when EG tweeted this: …

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Jul 25 2014

eSports Weekly (Week of 7/21-7/27)

We’re recapping the results and news from last weekend’s International main event, talking about Google’s purchase of Twitch, TI4′s coverage on ESPN, the return of an original Dota hero, and the retirement of one of China’s best players. This and more in this week’s eSports weekly. The International 4 Results Well, the biggest eSports event …

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Jul 18 2014

eSports Weekly Special: The International Edition

The Dota 2 International Championships Main Event kicks off this Friday, and one of the biggest developments was announced yesterday by Valve. For the first time ever, the Dota 2 International championships will be streamed through the ESPN networks. Matches will be taking place on ESPN3, ESPN’s online streaming channel, and an exclusive grand final …

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Jul 11 2014

eSports Weekly (Week of 7/7-7/13)

A recap of what’s going on at the International, Nintendo officially sponsors one of the biggest fighting tournaments, and the upcoming ESL CS:GO tournament gets some map changes. This and more in this week’s eSports Weekly. The International 4: What’s Happened So Far (Author’s Note: With the International carrying over into the weekend, this recap will …

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