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Breaking into Professional Hearthstone: Part Two

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Editor's note: this article is the second installment of our series about becoming a professional Hearthstone player. Several weeks ago, one of our readers sent us an e-mail noting that there isn't much coverage out there about the semi-professional...
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New Players: We All Start Somewhere

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Talking about new players always brings up horrid memories of my first games of Dota. It'd normally involve me anxiously pressing the queue button and hoping my teammates didn't scream at me for my bad plays. For every good game I...
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Writer Training Program: Volunteer Positions Available

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We're excited to announce the launch of a new initiative: the Esports Edition Writer Training Program. This new program will provide aspiring esports writers with valuable experience in the industry, but one of our primary objectives is to help individuals develop as...
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Dota’s “Soft” Region Locking: Unforeseen Consequences

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Region locking: the most talked-about thing in the Dota-sphere, aside from complaining about "unfair" low priority.  Not a day goes by without someone complaining on Reddit about having to play with non-English speakers on US East. Usually, these discussions quickly devolve...
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Breaking into Professional Hearthstone: Part One

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How do you become a professional Hearthstone player? Climbing the ladder is a good start, but if you want to make the next step, you'll need to do a lot more. This article series is going to take an...
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Xyclopz Casting Blunder: Is Saying Sorry Enough?

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It's been a while since we've seen any massive Twitch blunders from Dota casters. Casting live is an intimidating job because you're not only required to be making in-game connections at the speed of light, but you also need to be...
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Reunited Leaves Overwatch, Rocket League

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After a year in esports, one of the first professional Overwatch teams, Reunited, will be ceasing all operations. In an ultimate news release, Reunited co-founders Frederik Kragh Christensen and Christian Jantzen announced the end of the player-owned esports...
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Esports Travel: A Marker in Our Growth

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The esports industry has grown in leaps and bounds in the past couple of years. We've come an incredibly long way, and aside from growing tournament prize pools and venue sizes, we're starting to see the creation of more businesses that...
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H1Z1: King of the Kill Giveaway

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Get ready to pack your bags, head on over to Fort Destiny, and begin your murderous quest to be the last player standing. Enter below to win a copy of H1Z1: King of the Kill! H1Z1: King of the Kill Game...
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Esports Awards: Winners for 2016

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To cap off 2016, Dota players, teams, and personalities were honored through three sets of awards: LiquidDota, Gosu Awards, and the Esports Industry Awards. LiquidDota and Gosu are Dota-specific, while the Esports Industry Awards covers all current esports titles. LiquidDota The...
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Our CS:GO Wishlist for 2017

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The Counter-Strike community is needy. Valve gives us a cookie, and we'll spit it out then demand another as though it were our god-given birthright. Sometimes we get mad even when we get what we've been asking for. (See:...

Does Dota’s Ranked System Need an Overhaul?

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Of all the issues Valve constantly receives complaints about with Dota 2, the game's ranked system has got to be the number one problem. While Dota remains incredibly popular and the MMR system, as we know it, has been...