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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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Evil Geniuses win 'record-setting' Call of Duty World League tourney

If you needed evidence that Call of Duty is still a big deal in the esports realm, you just got it. Well-known team Evil Geniuses just took home $600,000 as the winners of the 2018 Call of Duty World League Championship, solidly taking down Team Kal… Source: Engadget | Evil Geniuses win 'record-setting' Call of …

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Overwatch World Cup Match Grinds To A Halt When Game Crashes

The primary ingredients for a great Overwatch moment are a) a hotly contested match and b) a cheeky strategy the other team doesn’t see coming. During the fourth game of last night’s Overwatch World Cup match between South Korea and Finland, both these things happened. Then the game crashed.Read more… Source: Kotaku | Overwatch World …

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Popular Overwatch Pro Leaves The League To Return To His Twitch Empire

Today, beloved Overwatch League star Brandon “Seagull” Larned announced his retirement from professional Overwatch after just one season. Larned, who played off-tank and DPS for the Dallas Fuel, will return to streaming on Twitch, where he built a streaming empire of 760,000 followers.Read more… Source: Kotaku | Popular Overwatch Pro Leaves The League To Return To …

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The NBA’s big eSports push begins in May 2018

The line between eSports and traditional sports is blurring, and organizations like the National Basketball Association are looking to stay ahead of the curve. Seventeen teams from the NBA will be part of the upcoming 2K League, a competition it crea… Source: Engadget

AI beats top 'Dota 2' players in one-on-one matches

Artificial intelligence isn't just good at playing Go — it can also emerge victorious in the eSports arena. The Elon Musk-backed OpenAI team has developed a machine learning system that has beaten "many" of the best pro Dota 2 players in one-on-one… Source: Engadget