DreamHack Open 2015: schedule, groups, and prizes

DreamHack Open 2015: schedule, groups, and prizes

DreamHack announced the schedule, groups, and prizes for the the FACEIT League Season Finale. Hosted in Jönköping, Sweden, this winter’s DreamHack Open is set to be a killer conclusion for the FACEIT finals. With eight teams ready to battle it out over three days, DreamHack has come prepared by delivering the biggest stage audiences have ever seen at one of their events. The group stages will be played in a best-of-one style elimination, while the…

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IEM Katowice to feature $250,000 CS:GO tournament

IEM Katowice to feature $250,000 CS:GO tournament

ESL’s Vice President has just announced that IEM Katowice will feature a $250,000 CS:GO tournament. ESL’s Vice President, Michal Blicharz, has just announced via his twitter that the final stop of IEM season ten circuit in Katowice will feature a $250,000 CS:GO tournament. However, this is not the final sum, as the community will be able to make it bigger through the community funding.

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YouTube’s streaming service is arriving soon

YouTube’s streaming service is arriving soon

Announced last week, YouTube Gaming is coming this summer to become Twitch’s biggest competition. It is Google’s first step into game streaming services after the company was unable to close the deal with Twitch itself last year. Despite being in talks to acquire the streaming giant, Google reportedly backed off due to concerns about potential antitrust issues and ultimately, Twitch went on to be purchased by Amazon in August 2014 for $970M in cash. Now,…

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Twitch releases viewer ratings for May, LoL continues to dominate

Twitch releases viewer ratings for May, LoL continues to dominate

Twitch.tv recently released a list in which they ranked the most-watched games on their platform, based on the total number of minutes  watched (viewers x minutes) per game for the month of May. People still like watching other people play video games live, so that’s like totally awesome. And what did people watching other people play video games live watch the most? Well… People all around the world love soccer/football/futbol, and what better way to kick it…

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Skyred wins FACEIT SEA Launch Cup

Skyred wins FACEIT SEA Launch Cup

The Vietnamese team Skyred managed to defeat Team nxl 2-0 to win FACEIT SEA Launch Cup and grand prize of $1,000. The FACEIT SEA Launch Cup featured eight Asian teams fighting for a piece of the $1,500 prize pool, where the winner took $1,000 and the second placed team $500. The teams were placed into the single elimination bracket which was played using the best-of-one format, with the exception of the grand finals which used a best-of-three series. Skyred and…

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Team Acer acquires the French female CS:GO team formerly known as 3DMAX.

Team Acer acquires the French female CS:GO team formerly known as 3DMAX.

Team Acer acquires the French female CS:GO team formerly known as 3DMAX. Team Acer is proud to announce it has acquired the female CS:GO team that previously competed under the name 3DMAX Gaming. The French squad has kept its strong lineup for the past three years, and are the current female world champions.  Clara “Cla” Rossi (entry fragger)  Laura “Nsty” Dejou (IGL, support)  Amélie “aME” Raoul (support)  Alexia “aLx-“ Mengus (lurker)  Laura “CERIIZZ” LeBars (AWPer,…

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The next large Counter-Strike event in Cologne has now officially been announced as the next Valve Major.

The next large Counter-Strike event in Cologne has now officially been announced as the next Valve Major.

The next large CS:GO Major Championship is only three months away, where hundreds of thousands of fans will watch as the top teams in the world battle it out for a piece of the quater of a million dollars on offer. From August 20-23, one of the largest Counter-Strike events in history will take place in the LANXESS arena, Cologne, Germany. It will be organized by the largest eSports company in the world, ESL, with a…

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