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Duos, Events, and Balance!

Apex Duos Has Returned! Apex’s newest patch, The Old Ways Event, has just hit and brings with it an old friend – duos! That’s right, duos are back in Apex, again. For how long?...
Midas Mode is a unique kind of Dota tournament organized by SirActionSlacks.

Midas Mode: A Breath of Fresh Air for Dota Fans

Midas Mode is a brand new type of Dota tournament, invented by SirActionSlacks and Moonduck Studios. Novelty Dota tournaments are somewhat of a rarity: in the past, we've had Captains Draft and Ability Draft, but these events are anything...
These are our picks for the best games of TI7, the biggest Dota 2 tournament of the year.

The Best Games of TI7: 5 Must-Watch Matches

My day job sometimes sends me out to places with no cell phone reception. It's usually not a big deal, until I have to spend a week camping during the biggest Dota tournament of the year. When I got...

Sneak Peek at the 2017 Brawlhalla World Championship

Blue Mammoth Games have released information about the second annual Brawlhalla World Championships. The event will be held at the Cobb Galleria in Atlanta, Georgia, and is scheduled to take place between Friday, November 3rd and Sunday, November 5th. Players...
The Midsummer Fire Festival is hopefully the first of many Hearthstone events.

Hearthstone’s Fire and Frost Festival Events

Events have finally come to Hearthstone. The Midsummer Fire Festival has been a huge hit, and now, we're starting to hear rumors about another upcoming event, the Frost Festival. Based on what we've seen so far, Hearthstone events mostly involve giving...
Valve's Dota 2 Majors are some of the most highly anticipated LAN events of the year, but these tournaments are making life--and business--increasingly difficult for third-party tournament organizers.

Valve Majors Are Killing Third Party Dota Tournaments

The unfortunate repercussions of Valve's Dota 2 Major system on the livelihood of third-party tournaments isn't a new topic. In fact, we wrote an article about it last year. But lots of things have changed since we commented on it in...

Opinion: “Weird” CS:GO Events Keep the Scene Healthy

It's been a while since we've seen something like the HTC 2v2 Invitational, although Beyond the Summit's foray into Counter-Strike shares a bit of the spotlight as far as unique CS:GO events are concerned. The 2v2 format used at HTC...
Hearthstone's recent "Peek to the Past" Tavern Brawl is a new take on the Pauper game format often found in other CCGs. Blizzard forced players to build decks using only more common cards from the original two sets that were released with the game.

Pauper Mode: The Way Hearthstone Should Be Played

This week’s Hearthstone Tavern Brawl is A Peek to the Past. The rules of the Brawl are fairly straightforward: you make a deck using only common and rare cards from the basic and classic sets. It's a format that's...
Lucio's dazzling new outfit is turning heads amidst the carnage in Blizzard's Overwatch Anniversary Event.

Overwatch Anniversary Event: New Maps, Skins, and Game Modes

Blizzard's dev team is taking gamers on a belated honeymoon trip. Between May 23d and June 12, Overwatch players can enjoy the latest bit of Seasonal DLC, for the low price of absolutely zero dollars. It tells you lots...
Screenshot from Blizzard's release trailer for the Overwatch: Uprising event shows King's Row, one of the game's maps, in a state of chaos. A car is on fire, and a building has been partially destroyed.

Overwatch: Uprising Event Includes Story-Driven PvE Mode

The latest action-packed PvE event, Overwatch: Uprising, is now live. (It seems Overwatch: Insurrection was merely the French title for the event. Oops.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cpGrY9i8TSA Now that the event has officially started, let's take a look at what exactly we've got on...
Image from leaked trailer for upcoming Overwatch event, "Overwatch: Insurrection."

First Look at Upcoming “Overwatch: Insurrection” Event

A teaser trailer for the next Overwatch event was leaked over Sony's PlayStation Network yesterday, and the video included a start date for the in-game event (April 11th) as well as announced the flashy title: Overwatch: Insurrection. The teaser is all...
PAX East 2017 - Giant T-Rex from PAX East 2016

PAX East 2017 Preview: Get Ready to Game

We're less than two weeks out from the biggest gaming event in North America. That's right, PAX East is just around the corner. Soon, Boston will be flooded with game enthusiasts from across the country, as well as plenty of international...