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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 »

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Evo 2014: Meltdown Louffy is the Ultra Street Fighter IV champion

Next time Capcom wants to nerf Sagat they should consult Olivier “Meltdown Louffy” Hay. His Rose countered everything the world’s best Sagat player, Bonchan, had to offer en route  to Evo 2014’s Ultra Street Fighter IV championship. He’s the first European player to win it all.Coming from the losers bracket, Louffy achieved the reset with more »

Games of Evo 2014: Injustice: Gods Among Us

Evolution Championship Series 2014 runs from July 11-13, a showcase for the absolute best fighting gamers in the world. We’ll see new combos, learn the hidden skills of characters thought to be trash, and find out about upcoming fighters. The tourney will be streaming throughout the weekend on Twitch and other sites. But it’s understandable more »

Super Smash Bros. tournament is on at San Diego Comic-Con

That Super Smash Bros. Wii U tournament at E3 2014 must have gone over as well as it seemed to, as Nintendo is following it up with another one! This time, the tournament will be held at San Diego Comic-Con on July 25, 2014. Except thing time, the Wii U is out and the 3DS more »

E3 2014: Ain’t no party like a Super Smash Bros tournament

Today is just a big, old, Nintendo news day. The next update concerns the presence of Super Smash Bros. at E3 2014. We all knew there was going to be a Super Smash Bros. Invitation Tournament at LA’s Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on June 10, 2014, which the public would be able to attend, but more »

Stink at StarCraft II? It’s because you’re too old

As we all know, human beings age. And as we age, things change. We develop the richness of experience that makes old people so boring. We develop fun new medical problems that terrify doctors. And we start being terrible at video games, according to science. Specifically, .

Brazilian Call of Duty squad disqualified from world championships

There’s been a shakeup in the Call of Duty World Championships slated for March 28-30. Brazilian squad SSOF Gaming got disqualified because a team member allowed someone else to play on his Xbox Live account during a finals match. Since there’s little time between now and the championship, the tourney will run with 31 teams more »

Call of Duty Championship announces 16 U.S. teams

So, how good is your trigger finger? Activision’s $1 million Call of Duty Championship is down to 16 US-based squads, Major League Gaming announced. Here are the American teams still battling for their share of $1 million: Adversity compLexity Curse Las Vegas Curse New York Denial eLevate FaZe Final Boss JusTus Pro Living The Dream more »

EVO 2014 announces its lineup

Get your fighting thumbs ready, as it will be time for EVO 2014 before you know it. This year’s event will be July 11-13 at the Las Vegas Hilton Hotel and Casino. Here are the games to be contested at the famous fighting tournament: Ultra Street Fighter IV Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Killer Instinct more »

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LeSean McCoy wins 2014 Madden Bowl

LeSean “Shady” McCoy isn’t just one of the best running backs in the NFL. He wields a mean controller, and proved it by winning this year’s Madden Bowl. EA invited eight athletes to compete for season-long bragging rights in a single elimination tournament. Former Madden Bowl champion, cover boy and Super Bowl winner Drew Brees more »

StarCraft II Tournament funded by Lionsgate because Ender’s Game

Let’s see, Ender’s Game is coming to on February 11, 2014. Lionsgate wants to raise awareness of the release. What’s a good way to get a possibly untapped audience interested in the movie. Oh, yes, a major league gaming tournament. That could do the trick. Which brings us to the announcement of the Ender’s Game more »