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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Illinois college offering scholarships to League of Legends players

Robert Morris University in Chicago put out a call recruiting League of Legends players to its first varsity eSports team earlier this month. According to Riot Games, RMU will become the first university to offer a competitive team at the varsity level, and will offer scholarships to players "of up...

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Fans watched 2.4 billion hours of eSports in 2013

Got some spare time on your hands? Apparently so, according to a recently-unveiled report from IHS Technology, which claims that people tuned into eSports-themed video programming for a total of 2.4 billion hours in 2013. Just in case that slipped by, that's billion. With a B. Which is roughly...

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Build your dream League team with Fantasy LCS

Haven't cracked the realm of League of Legends play that'll let you earn thousands of dollars from competing in the League Championship Series? Neither have a lot of other people, but that doesn't mean you can't enjoy watching the world's best compete! Riot Games is launching the beta of Fantasy...

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