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Why We Still Need a Women-Only 'Counter-Strike' Tournament

This week DreamHack announced a $100,000 prize pool for its women’s CS:GO event.
Nicole Carpenter
5.24.19
Gaming

Denmark's Prime Minister Plays 'Counter-Strike' With Pros, Announces National eSports Strategy

The Danish government has published an “eSports strategy” designed to grow eSports in the country.
Nicole Carpenter
4.30.19
Gaming

'Fortnite' Champions Say They 'Don't Really Like the Game' in Victory Speech

At the Fortnite Collegiate Starleague finals, two University of Georgia players called out developer Epic Games for its unpopular balance changes.
Nicole Carpenter
4.29.19
esports

Philadelphia Is Building a $50 Million Esports Stadium

Comcast’s 3,500-seat stadium will give East Coast esports fans a dedicated space to cheer on their favorite teams.
Matthew Gault
3.25.19
Overwatch

What Winning Means for an Esports Team Whose Identity Was Losing

Shanghai Dragons' first-ever victory in Overwatch League was long-awaited, but what comes next?
Eric Van Allen and Nico Deyo
2.25.19
tech

'Overwatch' Esports Pro Says 'Probably 20 Players' Use Adderall in the Official League

"imagine if it was illegal to completely use adderall, they'd be so fucked."
Emanuel Maiberg
11.13.18
Gaming

Gun Violence Looms Over Gaming Events After Esports Mass Shooting

The Madden shooting has caused the gaming industry to reevaluate how it handles event security.
Matthew Gault
Emanuel Maiberg
8.29.18
DOTA 2

This Year, 'Dota 2' Gave Us A Cinderella Story for the Ages

After a time of wild turmoil, personal conflict, and losing key members, 'Dota 2' team OG just clutched the ultimate prize. Here's their story.
Eric Van Allen
8.28.18
esports

One of Counter-Strike’s Leading Analysts Wants You to Know Alex Jones Rules

Duncan "Thorin" Shields has a long history of racist jokes, among other things. But next month's big tournament in New York, he'll be on stage, talking about Counter-Strike.
Patrick Klepek
8.16.18
esports

Before 'Dragon Ball FighterZ' Blows Up at EVO, Here's What You Need to Know

Here's how 'Dragon Ball FighterZ' went from just another anime fighter to major competitive game, and what that means for this weekend's big tournament.
Eric Van Allen
8.2.18
esports

'Dota 2' Player Who Used Programmable Mouse Disqualified His Team From $15 Million Tournament

The International 2018 organizers disqualified a South American team from a $15 million tournament when one of its players used a mouse with programmable buttons.
Matthew Gault
6.25.18
esports

American Girl Dolls Play Xbox Now

The Xbox gaming set just launched this week. Start ‘em early.
Samantha Cole
6.19.18
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