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Twitch, Newegg put $20,000 into High School StarLeague scholarship

High School StarLeague organizes esports competitions for high school students in North America, and this season it's offering a scholarship of more than $20,000 for the winners of its finals round in June. Twitch and Newegg each contributed $10,000 to High School StarLeague for the scholarship. ...

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MLG taps former Machinima exec Ryan Wyatt for VP of programming

Ryan "Fwiz" Wyatt has returned to Major League Gaming after serving as Machinima's head of live and eSports content for three years, GamesIndustry International reports. Wyatt will serve as VP of programming, meaning he'll be responsible for premium content on MLG.tv. During his previous run with...

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Tiny Brains dev reveals competitive sports game Project Cyber

Indie developer Spearhead Games will follow up on its recent PSN and PC co-op action game Tiny Brains with the tentatively-titled Project Cyber, a three-on-three competitive eSports game with a cyberpunk aesthetic. While the game itself is in an early state, Spearhead anticipates an upcoming...

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Valve's Dota 2 documentary, Free to Play, launches online March 19

Free to Play, Valve's feature-length documentary following three top players competing for $1 million in the first Dota 2 championships, premieres online on March 19, directly on Steam. It's categorized as a "free to play" item, but a Free to Play Competitor's Pack for Dota 2 launches on the...

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Game Developers Choice Awards honor Anita Sarkeesian, Riot founders

Organizers of the 14th annual Game Developers Choice Awards have named this year's Special Award winners, honoring Riot Games founders Brandon Beck and Marc Merrill alongside Feminist Frequency creator Anita Sarkeesian at an upcoming ceremony event. The event's Pioneer Award will go to Beck and...

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Nidhogg, NecroDancer headline IndieCade East eSports, Night Games lineups

Indiecade East, a festival celebrating indie creations, runs from February 14 - 16 in Astoria, New York at the Museum of the Moving Image. The folks behind the indie games festival have announced full lineups for the eSports and Night Games showcases today. The eSports showcase, highlighting...

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Mad Catz developing R.A.T. professional gaming mouse

Gaming accessory manufacturer Mad Catz has announced development of the R.A.T. Tournament Edition, a mouse designed for the eSports-minded player. The R.A.T. TE features tracking speeds up to 8200 DPI, decreased weight, dynamic surface detection, lift-off height calibration, programmable button...

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Virgin Gaming pushes new eSports subscription plan

The Virgin Gaming eSports league has introduced a subscription plan designed to simplify the process of winning cash by excelling at video games. Previously, those using the Virgin Gaming service on either Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 would be required to shell out a small fee for each match they...

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SK Telecom T1 sweeps League of Legends World Championship

Korean team SK Telecom T1 (SKT) swept Chinese opponents Royal Club (RYL) 3-0 to win the League of Legends World Championship and claim the $1 million prize last night. The Grand Finals were held at the Staples Center in front of 13,000 live fans and, according to a tweet from GameSpot's Rod...

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Ubisoft tackles eSports with 'The Next Level' competition at PAX Prime

Ubisoft is set to enter the eSports market with "The Next Level," a livestreamed gaming competition debuting this weekend at PAX Prime in Seattle. The Next Level features a selection of Ubisoft-published games, offering prizes ranging from scholarships to trips to upcoming events. The contest is...

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