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Steam accounts now link with Twitch accounts, Dota 2 makes first use of feature

Folks with both Steam accounts and Twitch.tv accounts can now make the two the best of friends, and by doing so alleviate a minor inconvenience associated with watching competitive Dota 2. Until now, players had to choose between watching Dota 2 tournaments either in-game or via Twitch, with the...

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Heavy Gear Assault kicks off its crowdfunding campaign

Stompy Bot Productions and Mektek Studios have launched their Kickstarter project for Heavy Gear Assault, the return of the mech combat game originally introduced by Dream Pod 9, with later games published by Activision. The multiplayer e-sports-focused, Unreal Engine 4-powered game is in...

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Capcom launches TwitchTV channel for official Street Fighter tournaments

Fighting game tournaments are exciting and fun and everything, especially when we're talking about big-ticket international stuff like Capcom's 25th anniversary Street Fighter tournament series, but finding the livestreams for each event can be a bit of a crap shoot. While tracking down that...

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Red 5 putting 'e-sports toolkit' in Firefall to encourage shoutcasting, e-sports interest

Red 5 Studios has revealed what it's calling the "e-sports toolkit" for its upcoming free-to-play shooter Firefall, with two new modes for broadcasters and commentators to keep an eye on the action. There will be a standard observer mode, with the ability to watch a match from the top down or...

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Watch the EVO 2012 Championship Series World Finals right here

The culmination of a full year's worth of regional tournaments set around the globe, the EVO 2012 Championship Series World Finals have begun in sunny Las Vegas. Players from the world over have assembled to compete in six games across three days, and you can watch all of the action right here on...

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Watch the 2011 Canada Cup finals, right here on Joystiq!

Sure, StarCraft 2 and League of Legends make for some excellent spectator e-sporting events, but there's a specific brand of excitement, tension and hype that can only be found at world-class competitive fighting-game tournaments like the Canada Cup. Competitors from the U.S., Canada, the...

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Over 2 million watched EVO 2011 tourney online

Judging by readers' warm reception of the EVO 2011 Championship Series livestream we published during the event last weekend, the number of pro fighting game spectators is rapidly expanding. According to a press release distributed by the event's organizers, a record-breaking two million-plus...

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BlizzCon 2011 will host two StarCraft 2 global tournaments and more

Blizzard has shared the plan for two big e-sports events at BlizzCon in Anaheim, CA, and it looks like there's going to be a full plate of noobs, ownage and ggs yet again this year. Not only will the Global Battle.net Invitational showcase some of the best StarCraft 2 players from Blizzard's...

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Pro gaming tournament sets sights on U.S.

The news that the World Cyber Games is headed for Seattle in 2007 goes hand-in-hand with this recent announcement of a new U.S. office for the WCG. Headed up by Michael Arzt, the office serves to show quite how much faith pro gaming leagues like the WCG have in the American market. While...

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Changes afoot in pro gaming leagues

It's all go on the pro gaming scene this week, with two announcements from different leagues revealing what's in store for professional gamers and wannabes. Firstly, the company behind the MLG console league, Major League Gaming, Inc., announced it had secured first-round venture capital funding to...

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