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Nintendo's President Explains Its Reluctance To Fund Smash Bros. Tournament Prizes

During a recent interview with Japanese business journal Nikkei, Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa was asked a variety of questions concerning the publisher’s future, one of which concerned Nintendo’s support for Super Smash Bros. competitions, in particular its reluctance to support Smash tournaments with prize…Read more… Source: Kotaku | Nintendo's President Explains Its Reluctance To Fund …

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Chance The Rapper Is A Clueless Esports Reporter In This League Of Legends SNL Skit

Keeping track of everything happening during a match of League Of Legends can be tricky, even if you are an experienced player or an announcer. But it is completely impossible if you usually cover NBA games. That’s the situation Chance The Rapper’s Saturday Night Live character faced in a skit featured last night on…Read more… …

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Rick Fox Files Lawsuit Against Business Partners Alleging Fraud, Drug Use, Racism

A civil complaint filed by Echo Fox co-owner Rick Fox on Monday details new allegations of fraud, deceptive business practices and racism against Echo Fox business partners that, he believes, merit over $10,000,000 in damages. Lawyers representing the complaint’s defendants claim that it contains numerous falsities…Read more… Source: Kotaku | Rick Fox Files Lawsuit Against …

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Video Games Get One Step Closer To Being In The Olympics

Although the Olympics are known more physical competitive pursuits like gymnastics and swimming, the organization has been inching closer and closer to the world of esports over the last few years. Its latest toe dip into the water comes in the form of a $500,000 gaming tournament hosted with Intel, held during the…Read more… Source: …

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Overwatch League events expand beyond LA in 2019

To date, Overwatch League matches have taken place in Blizzard's own venue in Los Angeles. It's a special experience, but likely off-limits if you live on the other side of the continent or another country. For the 2019 season, though, you might not… Source: Engadget | Overwatch League events expand beyond LA in 2019

The Best Team In Rocket League Is On The Hunt For Another World Championship

Team Dignitas won Rocket League’s season five championship earlier this year. It was not easy, though, requiring a long run through the lower bracket that culminated in a back-to-back best-of-seven series against NRG Esports. Despite a nail-biter in the final match after NRG tied things up 3-3 with what some have …Read more… Source: Kotaku …

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Lego reveals six 'Overwatch' sets that are coming next year

Overwatch has been such a phenomenon that it's starting to take eek into everything. The latest example of Overwatch creep comes to the world of Lego. The company is releasing six Overwatch-themed building sets that feature vehicles, characters and w… Source: Engadget | Lego reveals six 'Overwatch' sets that are coming next year

Eight Nations Face-Off In This Weekend’s Overwatch World Cup

In Overwatch, as in soccer, there’s annual league play and international World Cups. This weekend belongs to the second. Before OWL’s second season gets underway, teams from around the world will represent their nations at BlizzCon in the Overwatch World Cup. It’s one of the game’s most entertaining events for all the…Read more… Source: Kotaku …

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One Of Dota 2’s Newest Teams Has A Lot To Prove This Weekend

In its first major tournament since the annual International in August, competitive Dota 2 returns this weekend with a $300,000 event in Hamburg, Germany. Though China’s Team Aster came out on top of the group stage with only one loss, it’s now hanging on for dear life in the lower bracket.Read more… Source: Kotaku | …

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Drake is pivoting to esports, apparently

“One of my biggest concerns in my career is just to figure out how to exit gracefully,” Drake recently told LeBron James on HBO’s The Shop, saying he didn’t want to “overstay [his] welcome.” It’s hard to believe that’d ever be the case in light of his relentless record-breaking, but Drizzy seems to already be pursuing…Read …

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Players Finally Let Loose At Overwatch League's All-Star Weekend

This past weekend, during one of the Overwatch League All-Star games, NYXL DPS Jong-ryeol “Saebyeolbe” Park—a master of split-second timing and precision—rolled right off a ledge into the infernal fires beneath King’s Row. When asked what happened, he quipped, “That’s my plan. It’s fan service.”Read more… Source: Kotaku | Players Finally Let Loose At Overwatch …

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