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Hey, NPR: Stop trivializing eSports scholarships

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...

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Halo spawns its own eSports league, $50,000 tournament

Just in time for the November 11 launch of Halo: The Master Chief Collection, Microsoft and developer 343 Industries have unveiled a new eSports league dedicated entirely to the publisher's flagship shooter franchise. "The 'Halo Championship Series', or HCS, was born of 343 Industries' desire to...

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Samsung White wins League 2014 World Championship

Korean pro-gaming team Samsung Galaxy White has taken home the championship title and $1 million prize from the 2014 League of Legends World Championship, developer Riot Games announced today. The team went 3-1 against Chinese team Star Horn Royal Club, dominating their rivals in the first two matc...

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Nothing but 'net: eSports summit heads to GDC 2015

An interesting evolution for the Game Developers Conference 2015 is the addition of an eSports Summit. To be held on the Tuesday of the week-long event, the summit is looking to bring together the most influential members of the scene, including players, game developers, "event organizers, casters,...

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Buy Teespring's Capcom Pro Tour attire, contribute to Capcom Cup prize pool

If traditional sporting events can be supported with branded attire, why not eSports? In a collaborative deal with Capcom, Teespring will produce clothing celebrating the Capcom Pro Tour, with t-shirt, hoodie and tanktop designs already up for reservation. An unspecified portion of the line's proc...

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Co-Opinion: How sporty are eSports?

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...

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Watch the Dota 2 International Grand Finals right now

The Dota 2 International Grand Finals are live right now, with Newbee versus ViCi Gaming in a best-of-five matchup. The teams are competing for their piece of the almost-$11 million prize pool. Here's how you can watch (yes, right now): ESPN3: Watch online if you have one of the supported cable ...

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Dota 2 plus ESPN2 equals televised 2014 International

Valve has announced that streaming service ESPN3 will broadcast the Dota 2 International 2014 this weekend, adding yet another route through which fans and newcomers alike can catch up on the tournament. Valve also announced that ESPN2 will host an exclusive preview of the tournament's final match ...

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Hearthstone tournament rescinds ban on female players

Yesterday, it was revealed that the International eSports Federation planned to bar women from its upcoming Hearthstone tournament in Finland, under the belief that gender segregation would add legitimacy to the idea of video games as a proper sport. Following a flurry of online controversy, the Ie...

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Just Dance is now an eSport

The realm of eSports isn't confined to fighting games, competitive FPSes, and MOBAs anymore. Ubisoft's Just Dance series has joined the Electronic Sports World Cup as the organization's first casual game. Just Dance competition finalists will be chosen during qualifying rounds taking place globa...

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