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Gaming

There's a Mad Dash to Sign Fighting-Game Players to eSports Teams

Once marginalized, fighting games are becoming part of the mainstream eSports scene, and top teams are signing Street Fighter and Super Smash Bros. players.
Marc Shaw
10.5.16
thump news

Steve Aoki's Investing in an eSports Team

He made the announcement at TwitchCon in San Diego this weekend.
Alexander Iadarola
10.3.16
Gaming

Street Fighter Has Become the World's Smallest Premier eSport, and That’s OK

It's the most famous fighting game in the world, yet pro-level Street Fighter is so very far away from the big money competitions of other eSports.
Gareth Dutton
10.2.16
Gaming

The 'Sensible Soccer' World Cup Is an eSport Event Like No Other

No big stadiums and lavish cash prizes here. These devoted fans use their love of a retro classic and a desire to connect with others as a way of kindling their passions.
Fraser Gilbert
9.6.16
Gaming

‘Mario Kart 8’ Is an Amazing eSport, If Only eSports Would Take It Seriously

It's accessible, sure, "casual" even – but played at the top level Nintendo's racer is much more than a goofy game of luck.
James O’Connor; photographs by Angelo Valdivia
8.19.16
Gaming

The 'Rocket League' World Cup Shows Why 'Rocket League' Is Awesome

The biggest competitive games rarely travel well beyond their core audiences, but Psyonix's title's simplicity is a virtue.
Rich Stanton
8.12.16
Gaming

Inside the Cauldron of Competitive Call of Duty

At Le Zénith in Paris, Call of Duty's finest go nozzle to nozzle in tournament play. In the heat of the action, I'm lost in the drama. Not a "real" sport, you say? Feels pretty real to me.
Mike Diver
5.22.16
Gaming

'LawBreakers' Is Changing the Game for Multiplayer Shooters

Cliff Bleszinski's comeback after leaving the Gears of War series is attempting to shake up multiplayer gaming as we know it.
John Robertson
4.21.16
Gaming

Speaking to the Heroes of the Dorm Winners About Their eSports Futures

Arizona State's 'Real Dream Team' might have triumphed live on ESPN, but that doesn't guarantee their future in the world of competitive gaming.
Luke Winkie
4.18.16
Gaming

eSports Commentator Lauren Scott Talks Fame and the Rise of Competitive Gaming

Part of ESL's line-up of commentary talent, Scott risked a lot to make it in eSports—but now she's seeing it all pay off.
Mike Diver
3.8.16
Gaming

The Realistic Driving of iRacing Could Be a Future eSports Sensation

Simulated motorsport is a rapidly growing scene, attracting real-life drivers to virtual competitions, and iRacing is right at the center of it.
Salmaan Farooqui
2.17.16
VICE vs Video games

A Professional Halo Player Describes How eSports Keep Getting Bigger

Ahead of the UK Halo World Championship Finals, one of the discipline's best talks about prize pots and bragging rights.
Mike Diver
1.15.16
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