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There are only 8 Nintendo World Championships 2015 qualifying events

Those wanting to prove they’re the very best better hope they live in California, Floridaa, Illinois, Minnesota, New York, Texas or Washington, because Nintendo announced the Nintendo World Championship 2015 qualifier locations and there aren’t very many. Apparently, this event will be extremely exclusive, because there will be only eight chances to try and prove more »

E3 2015: Nintendo World Championships return on June 14

Big news from Nintendo. The company is bringing back the Nintendo World Championships for E3 2015. The event was a means for people to play Nintendo games and prove who’s the very best. After 25 years, it’s happening again on June 14, 2015. Prepare yourself, because you need to be ready to qualify on May more »

Guilty Gear Xrd updates consoles to arcade version

Guilty Gear Xrd released towards the end of 2014 to positive reviews, gaining notice in particular for its innovative use of the Unreal Engine to create distinct graphics. Guilty Gear Xrd has received several patches since its release to balance its netcode and remove bugs, but up until now no character balance patches have been more »

Microsoft’s Halo: The Master Chief Collection HCS Cup cancelled due to party joinability problems

Microsoft’s Halo: The Master Chief Collection HCS Cup cancelled due to party joinability problems If you’ve got multiplayer problems I feel bad for you, son. I got 99 problems, but party joinability problems ain’t one. That is not the song Microsoft is singing about its Halo: The Master Chief Collection right now. Also, apologies. I more »

2K and ESL’s Evolve Proving Grounds Tournament begins Sunday

Turtle Rock Studios and 2K are partnering with the Electronic Sports League (ESL) to bring the 4v1 shooter Evolve into the competitive scene. The publisher today revealed the title’s Proving Grounds Tournament, a three-month global affair with more than $100,000 in cash and other prizes on offer. The Evolve Proving Grounds Tournament is open to North more »

Old Kids on the Blocks: Toronto to host Tetris Championship

A classic game such as never stops getting played. And gamers are by nature competitive creatures. Once we start comparing high scores, it isn’t long before a tourney scene comes together. If Madden NFL and Street Fighter can have flourishing competitive scenes, why not Tetris? Toronto will host its third Tetris championship February 12 at more »

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Apex 2015: Twitch Saves Smash Bros. Tourney

It all started with a fire alarm. Around 9:00 yesterday morning, the fire alarm at the Clarion Empire Hotel went off. The New Jersey hotel was hosting Apex 2015, an annual Super Smash Bros. tournament that’s organized by a crew of east coast gamers called “Team Apex.” No smoke was reported, and the first round of more »

Strafe delivers League of Legends, Hearthstone updates

Esports fans can now keep all their tournament stats and highlights in their pocket thanks to Strafe, a new mobile app dedicated to competitive gaming. Available for free for iOS (8.0 or later) and Android, Strafe consolidates tournament information for up to five major esports titles based on your selections: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, League of Legends, Dota 2, more »

In Real Life Interview: Lawrence Tabak talks eSports, gaming kids, writing

In Real Life is an upcoming young adult novel about Seth, a troubled kid who dreams of a career in eSports. The novel opens as Seth struggles to balance a dysfunctional family, troubles at school and his first chance to get into a huge tournament for his favorite game, Starfare (inspired, of course, by Starcraft). more »

2014 Pokemon World Championship is August 16-17, 2014

Big things are happening in the realm of Pokemon soon. No, I’m not talking about another 3DS game or Pokken Fighters reveal. It’s almost time for the 2014 Pokemon World Championship. On August 16-17, 2014, players of the and will converge on Washington DC and it is quite a big deal. Now, there’s really no more »

Evo 2014: Mango wins Smash Bros. Melee championship under Reggie’s watchful eye

Nintendo almost made a huge PR blunder at 2013’s Evo by trying to end not just the stream of Super Smash Bros. Melee, but the tournament itself. Somebody explained to them that free promotion for your products is a good thing. This year was a complete reversal, as Nintendo not only encouraged the event but sponsored more »

Evo 2014: Garireo crowned BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma

Every year at Evo,  a game that isn’t considered one of the main eventers steals the show for those lucky enough to be watching. This year, that game was undoubtedly BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma. Garireo’s Litchi won the day in the July 13 grand final. In the first match he won 3-2 out of the losers more »