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‘League of Legends’ mid-season tournament canceled due to COVID-19

Bringing esports teams from around the world together for a major in-person tournament isn’t exactly feasible right now, nor will it be any time soon due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As such, Riot Games has cancelled this year’s League of … Read the rest of this entry

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The entire Overwatch League regular season will be online-only

The Overwatch League has canceled all of its live events for the remainder of the 2020 regular season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Matches will take place in an entirely online format until August at the very least. Engadget RSS … Read the rest of this entry

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Overwatch League moves matches to South Korea after coronavirus outbreak

The current coronavirus outbreak (aka COVID-19) is affecting the esports world as much as other industries. The Overwatch League is moving cancelled homestand matches at Guangzhou, Hangzhou and Shanghai to Seoul, South Korea during weeks 6 and 7 of t… … Read the rest of this entry

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Riot urges ‘League of Legends’ pros to keep quiet on ‘sensitive’ issues

Riot is trying to keep its hands clean after Blizzard banned a pro player for supporting Hong Kong protests on-camera. The League of Legends developer's esports head John Needham has issued a statement saying that Riot has "reminded" pro players … Read the rest of this entry

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Overwatch League adds new teams from Rams, Cloud9 owners

Blizzard's official professional esports league for Overwatch continues to round into shape, and today announced two more franchises have been purchased. That puts the count at nine teams total, including the two announced today with one in Los Angel… Engadget … Read the rest of this entry

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‘Rocket League’ will die without cross-console multiplayer

All online games eventually die. But the difference between the original version of World of Warcraft and, say, Call of Duty: Ghosts is that WoW was more of a service on an open system (PC). Players were able to gradually … Read the rest of this entry

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Fox Sports is airing the Champions League final in VR

Samsung just announced that it's adding UFC fights and other events to its new immersive programming lineup. It's the latest company to start broadcasting sports events in VR, but it's far from the first. Fox Sports has been uploading virtual … Read the rest of this entry

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Blizzard launches an ‘Overwatch’ league for amateurs

Blizzard's colorful shooter may be one of the most popular multiplayer games out right now, but its eSport scene hasn't exactly got off to the best start. With rumors circulating that a slot in Overwatch's official League costs between $ … Read the rest of this entry

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Police will scan every fan’s face at the Champions League final

If you're headed to the UEFA Champions League final in Cardiff on June 3rd, you might just be part of a massive experiment in security — and a privacy uproar. South Wales Police are conducting a face recognition trial that … Read the rest of this entry

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Twitch can finally sort top-ranked ‘League of Legends’ streamers

In terms of sheer minutes watched, League of Legends has been the most popular game on Twitch ever since the livestreaming platform launched in 2011. In fact, there are so many channels for the game, Twitch had to build out … Read the rest of this entry

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