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Stardew Valley is getting its own cash prize esports tournament

Stardew Valley is getting its own cash prize esports tournament

Stardew Valley, a massively popular 2D game often compared to Minecraft, will get its first-ever esports event with a cash prize in early September. The upcoming competition was announced by the game's creator ConcernedApe on Twitter, where he notes there will be a $40,000 prize pool to split among the winners.

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Riot reveals major LCS Championship changes over COVID resurgence

Riot reveals major LCS Championship changes over COVID resurgence

League of Legends developer Riot has announced major changes to its 2021 LCS Championship event due to the resurgence of COVID-19 cases in the United States. The biggest change is that these matches will take place not in Newark, New Jersey, as planned, but instead at LA's LCS Arena. In a statement, Riot said, "We cannot in good conscience conduct a massive fan event at this time."

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Gundam Evolution trailer delivers 6v6 PvP FPS action at last: What took so long?

Gundam Evolution trailer delivers 6v6 PvP FPS action at last: What took so long?

Over the past decade, Esports exploded and games like Overwatch and DOTA 2 sat at the center of high-end spectator-friendly action. PvP games of all sorts have been popular since the internet made it possible to play with friends from home, and since the dawn of the mech, folks around the world have dreamt of commanding their own battle bot. What's taken Bandai Namco so long to put all the pieces together?

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The International 10 Dota 2 championships 2021: $40M prize pool in Romania’s largest stadium

The International 10 Dota 2 championships 2021: $40M prize pool in Romania’s largest stadium

Today Valve revealed the latest in one of the most important gaming events of the year: The International 10 - Dota 2 Championships 2021. This event will take place in the year 2021 in Bucharest, Romania, in the country's largest stadium. In Arena Nationala, the battle for the Aegis of Champions will roll on October 7 through the 10th, followed by a Main Stage play event on October 12, and an October 17 final battle.

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Razer Iskur X called the brand’s most affordable gaming chair at $400 USD

Razer Iskur X called the brand’s most affordable gaming chair at $400 USD

Razer revealed a new gaming chair this week with high density foam, multi-layered synthetic leather, and a steel-reinforced body. Razer Iskur X is what Razer calls "Razer's most affordable gaming chair" at a cool $400 USD. Razer also introduced this week a Razer Head Cushion and a Razer Lumbar Cushion, both made to work with gaming chairs, sold separate from said chairs.

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Fortnite players can watch the FNCS Finals in Party Royale today

Fortnite players can watch the FNCS Finals in Party Royale today

If you're a Fortnite and esports fan, you can watch the big FNCS Finals competition today directly in the game's Party Royale mode. Epic will kick off the Finals at 1 PM ET today with the European finals, followed by broadcasts for other regions later on in the day. Players will be able to tune in to the esports event in multiple languages, including English, Spanish, German, French, and Portuguese.

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Overwatch 2 PvP to 5v5: Best to cut clutter?

Overwatch 2 PvP to 5v5: Best to cut clutter?

This week Blizzard showed a whole bunch of new details about Overwatch 2, starting with a MAJOR change to the basic PvP setup. With the next generation of this game universe, the code Overwatch PvP experience "will shift from six players per team to five players per team." The new team will consist of a standard 1x Tank, 2x Damage, and 2x Support heroes. The main reason for this: decluttering the battlefield.

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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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