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MCM London Comic Con gets esports league

The MCM London Comic Con has jumped onto the sports wagon with its first ever League of Legends tournament taking place this year. Sign ups for teams close on May 3rd, while the event itself takes place from Friday May 24th to Sunday May 26th. (more…)
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Over £20,000 up for grabs at Multiplay Insomnia i48

Five major esports gaming tournaments will take place at the Multiplay Insomnia i48, offering a combined prize pool of more than £20,000. The event runs from March 22nd to 25th at the International Centre in Telford, UK, with games including League of Legends, FIFA 13, Starcraft II, Counter Strike: Global Offensive, Team Fortress 2, Minecraft…
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New League of Legends System makes it easier for gamers to go pro

A new League System has gone live in League of Legends, allowing talented players to make the leap to pro more easily than before, while new players can benefit from a faster progression system, too. Here's full details of the League System in Season 3, as well as a video explaining it. (more…)
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Halo 4 Competitive Skill Rank system detailed

Developer 343 Industries has released first details of Halo 4's Competitive Skill Rank system, which goes live early next year and matches up players online with opponents of comparable skill levels. Each player will have their own unique Skill Rank per game type, depending on their skill, which is viewable in Halo Waypoint. For example,…
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Black Ops 2 Live ‘esports experience’ revealed

A Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Live 'esports experience' will take place in London this weekend. Fans will get to play the game from Saturday November 10th to Monday November 12th, ahead of its launch on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC on November 13th.  Activision says it will "turn the traditional sports bar experience on…
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“Esports will be an Olympic event”

The co-founder of League of Legends developer Riot Games reckons competitive gaming will become part of the Olympic Games in the future. "We don't have our sights set on replacing soccer right now, but we definitely think that esports has a place as a large, important, mainstream competitive activity," he said. (more…)
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Ex-Fragdoll: ‘The games industry must support elite gamers better’

Former Fragdoll Morgan 'Rhoulette' Romine says the games industry must do more for pro gamers and esports. She works for Red 5 Studios - the developer set up by a former World of Warcraft team leader, which has promised to offer $1m in prize money for its 2013 esports tournaments. It has also showed off the…
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