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This week: How the federal ban on sports gambling being lifted could impact esports with attorney Ryan Fairchild, a Hearthstone tournament gets botched, Second Life creator makes VR esports viewing lounges and what do you NEED to see at E3 2018?
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Esports will be debuting as a demonstration sport at the Asian Indoor Games this year. Riot Games has confirmed that League of Legends specifically will be one of the sports played, with an eye towards eventually being included in the Olympics. The Olympic Council had said that violent games would not be considered, but it...
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ESL has announced a new partnership with Square Enix. They will be partnering up to bring Dissidia NT events to North America and Europe. Tournaments have open sign-ups and will consist of weekly competitions from May 20th through July 11th. Playoffs will be held at the end of each of the four week segments, with...
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Following a major match in Osaka, Japan in June, wrestling star Kenny Omega will be hosting a New Japan event in Daytona Beach, Florida. It will be held at the CEO Fighting Game Championships and will be an experiment in merging professional wrestling with Esports. This event gets underway June 29th. Source: Sports Illustrated Image:...
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The Supreme Court voted by a margin of 6-3 to lift the federal ban on sports gambling. The Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act had been in place since 1992 and made it illegal to unlawful to authorize or offer sports gambling. Nevada was exempted from the law, and Montana, Delaware, and Oregon’s sports lotteries...
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Nintendo is officially partnering up with Combo Breaker 2018, beefing up their presence in the fighting game community. Both Smash Bros for the WiiU and Melee will be supported games at the tournament. The tournament is scheduled for May 25th in St. Charles, Illinois. Source: Nintendo Wire Image: Pixabay
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Artificial Intelligence may be the future of game design, the crew talks about what that may look like.
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Relegation matches were held in the Rainbow Six: Siege Pro League. Beastcoast defeated Counter Logic Gaming to qualify for the Pro League, relegating CLG to the challenger series. In doing so, Beastcoast makes history as their team captain, Lauren “Goddess” Williams, becomes the first woman to join the Pro League for Rainbow Six. Source: Dot...
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The inaugural NBA 2K League tournament is officially in the books. Following stellar performances against the Mavericks, Pistons, and Trailblazers teams, it was the 76ers who took home the $35,000 dollar prize. Despite being the inaugural event, viewership was a challenge. The playoffs had at about six thousand viewers. The regular season gets underway May...
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Riot Games made a surprise announcement in the lead-up to the mid-season invitational. Riot released the schedule early for the NA LCS Summer Split, which will officially be returning on June 16th. That’s later than in years past, meaning the team competing at MSI will have some time to rest before gearing up for summer....
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