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Study reveals tDCS can help novice gamers rapidly boost esports skills

Study reveals tDCS can help novice gamers rapidly boost esports skills

A new study from the Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre for Software (Lero) has found that it only takes 10 minutes of training daily to increase a novice gamer's esports skills -- something that benefits from a 20-minute pre-session involving transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS). As part of the research, participants were tasked with playing Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.

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Fortnite FNCS All-Star Showdown $3m tournament revealed

Fortnite FNCS All-Star Showdown $3m tournament revealed

Epic has announced an upcoming Fortnite tournament, as well as how it will handle its competitive series this season in light of the big changes introduced to the game. Among other things, Epic says that Arena Hype from the previous season will carry over to Season 6 so that every player can get experience competing against similarly ranked players while mastering crafting and wildlife.

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Sony just bought Evo: Here’s why that’s a huge deal

Sony just bought Evo: Here’s why that’s a huge deal

If you're even just a casual fan of fighting games, there's a pretty good chance you've heard of Evo. There's no lack of fighting game tournaments that happen every year, but Evo is by far the largest, pulling in tens of thousands of viewers from around and hosting brackets for multiple fighting games. Today, Sony announced that it has acquired Evo through a joint partnership with a new company called RTS.

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Fortnite FNCS Season 5 will come with some broadcast changes

Fortnite FNCS Season 5 will come with some broadcast changes

Just ahead of its Fortnite Champion Series (FNCS) for Chapter 2 - Season 5 comes an update from Epic on how you'll be able to watch the game and some changes it will introduce with regards to its broadcast of the events. 'This season we are altering our broadcast to focus on the pivotal stages of competition,' Epic says, also revealing that it will add support for more languages.

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Betting on drone races is now a thing, but only in some states

Betting on drone races is now a thing, but only in some states

The Drone Racing League has teamed up with DraftKings to launch drone race betting in some states, the two companies have announced, making DRL races the first of their kind open to legal betting. At this point in time, only a handful of states have made it legal to bet on drone races, but regulatory approval is likely to come from other states in the future.

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Fortnite MLB Players Cup launches today: How to stream the event

Fortnite MLB Players Cup launches today: How to stream the event

Several Major League Baseball players will compete in a Fortnite Duos tournament today in an effort to win cash for charity. The event will take place over two days and will be live-streamed for anyone to watch by ESPN. Fortnite esports fans will have multiple options for watching, including YouTube, Twitch, and through the ESPN app.

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Fortnite Venom Cup and $1M Super Cup detailed: What to expect

Fortnite Venom Cup and $1M Super Cup detailed: What to expect

Epic Games is gearing up for its biggest esports event this season, one that includes a million-dollar prize pool and all the fame that comes with victory. The event, called the Fortnite Marvel Super Cup, will take place on Monday following tomorrow's Venom Cup competition; those who win will unlock the Venom skin before everyone else.

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Fortnite Chipotle Challenger Series returns with free burritos and cash

Fortnite Chipotle Challenger Series returns with free burritos and cash

The Fortnite Chipotle Challenger Series that took place back in September has returned -- and yes, the company is still offering a year of free burritos to winners (plus cash). As expected, the tournament will involve qualifier rounds to determine who will move on to the Finals, which will ultimately result in three winning teams.

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Garmin gamer smartwatch allows YouTuber heart rate streaming

Garmin gamer smartwatch allows YouTuber heart rate streaming

Garmin made a smartwatch specifically for gamers called Instinct Esports Edition. As the name implies, this is a version of a watch that's already been released, this time made instead with gamers in mind, instead of a primary focus on outdoor sports. This new watch will be sold in stores in time for the holiday season 2020 - you might even see them available for sale later today!

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Fortnite login issues force Paradox’s Platform Cup esports schedule change

Fortnite login issues force Paradox’s Platform Cup esports schedule change

Epic has just wrapped up a problem that had some players worried they'd been banned from Fortnite. Around 6:30 PM ET on Monday, Epic brought its Fortnite servers back online with a fix for the problem that was warning players they didn't have permission to play the game. Now we're seeing the fallout from this issue -- Epic says that it has tweaked the schedule for some planned Competitive matches.

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Fortnite FNCS Season 3 Finals: How to watch and everything else to know

Fortnite FNCS Season 3 Finals: How to watch and everything else to know

As expected, the Fortnite Champion Series Finals will be held this weekend, determining which players walk away as the ultimate champions. This is the final evolution in the tournament, one that kicked off with the initial Qualifier rounds back on August 1 and 2. This time around, the Finals will start on Friday and last three days. Interested in watching? Here's everything you need to know.

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ESPN will livestream NHLPA’s $200,000 Fortnite charity esports event

ESPN will livestream NHLPA’s $200,000 Fortnite charity esports event

The National Hockey League Players' Association (NHLPA) has announced a new Fortnite charity event with $200,000 in funds. Called the NHLPA Open, this tournament will feature 60 NHL players who will compete in Trios matches over the duration of three hours later this month. The matches will be livestreamed by ESPN Esports through its Twitch account.

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