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How one kickass gaming bar survived the pandemic
How one kickass gaming bar survived the pandemic
Fortress is Australia's biggest esports arena as well as a videogame bar, and it opened right before a nine-month lockdown.
Dota 2 patch brings bottle refill changes and some unannounced updates
Dota 2 patch brings bottle refill changes and some unannounced updates
It's been a big month for Dota 2, with the arrival of the MOBA game's new hammer-swinging hero Dawnbreaker and the chonky 7.29 gameplay patch late last week. Since these, Valve's battler has seen a couple of weeny follow-up updates to make a few changes here and there, with a new one dropping today that adjusts how a key item works, and brings a handful of unannounced changes. Today's Dota 2 gameplay update brings just one solitary change to the multiplayer game, but it's one to make a note of: "Bottle now only refills two charges when capturing Water or Bounty runes".
Looks like Fortnite is getting a Horizon Zero Dawn skin and limited-time mode
Looks like Fortnite is getting a Horizon Zero Dawn skin and limited-time mode
By the looks of things, yet another familiar face is coming to Fortnite soon.
How to play Dota 2 – a beginner’s guide
How to play Dota 2 – a beginner’s guide
Wondering how to play Dota 2? Valve’s MOBA is notoriously one of the most complex games in existence, but don’t let that put you off.
The best Dota 2 heroes for beginners
The best Dota 2 heroes for beginners
What are the best Dota 2 heroes for beginners? Getting started in Dota 2 can seem like a bit of a daunting task.
LoL’s Kog’Maw is getting a visual upgrade
LoL’s Kog’Maw is getting a visual upgrade
A visual overhaul is coming for Kog'Maw soon, and a League of Legends dev has previewed some of the changes.
PUBG Studio might be making an open-world, sci-fi schooter
PUBG Studio might be making an open-world, sci-fi schooter
We know the PUBG universe is set to expand dramatically, what with PUBG New State, The Callisto Protocol, and the prospective PUBG 2.
Korean Overwatch League Player Shares His Experience With Anti-Asian Racism In America
Korean Overwatch League Player Shares His Experience With Anti-Asian Racism In America
As opening day for the fourth season of the Overwatch League looms, Korean players on North American teams are dealing with the precipitous rise in anti-Asian racism.
Dota 2’s new hero is Dawnbreaker – here are her abilities
Dota 2’s new hero is Dawnbreaker – here are her abilities
After much anticipation, the Dota 2 7.29 release date is here, and with it, a brand new hero.
Grid secures $10m in Series A funding
Grid secures $10m in Series A funding
German-based esports data company will use the "investment to take on the US"
Hearthstone Esports Suspends Player Following Abuse Allegations
Hearthstone Esports Suspends Player Following Abuse Allegations
Hearthstone Esports announced today that it has suspended one of the game’s Grandmaster tournament players, Paul “Zalae” Nemeth, following allegations of domestic abuse.
Hearthstone Grandmaster Paul ‘Zalae’ Nemeth suspended from all competitions
Hearthstone Grandmaster Paul ‘Zalae’ Nemeth suspended from all competitions
Blizzard said Nemeth has been banned from esports competitions due to allegations made against him.
PUBG’s drive-by tactic is getting nerfed in an upcoming update
PUBG’s drive-by tactic is getting nerfed in an upcoming update
One of PlayerUnknown Battlegrounds' most irritating tactics is getting nerfed in a future update.
Top Female Streamer Becomes Part-Owner Of Massive Esports Organization 100 Thieves
Top Female Streamer Becomes Part-Owner Of Massive Esports Organization 100 Thieves
The past year has not been kind to, uh, basically anybody, but Rachel “Valkyrae” Hofstetter is one the (generally wealthy) exceptions that proves the rule.
ESIC say they're working with FBI in fight against CSGO match fixing
ESIC say they're working with FBI in fight against CSGO match fixing
As esports becomes bigger business, it's beginning to deal with the issues faced by more mainstream sports.
Esports commission confirms FBI is investigating match fixing but says it’s ‘not new’
Esports commission confirms FBI is investigating match fixing but says it’s ‘not new’
The esports regulatory body ESIC clarified that its collaboration with the FBI is ‘something we've always been doing.’
League of Legends’ next update widens the jungle champion pool
League of Legends’ next update widens the jungle champion pool
If you've been keeping an eye on our League of Legends patch 11.8 notes, you'll know that League's gameplay design director has posted an early preview of what we can expect from the coming update.
FBI investigating match fixing in CS:GO
FBI investigating match fixing in CS:GO
The law enforcement agency is reportedly working with the Esports Integrity Commission on a case looking at the North American MDL
CS:GO pros in North America being investigated by FBI for match fixing
CS:GO pros in North America being investigated by FBI for match fixing
A group of North American Counter-Strike: Global Offensive pros are under investigation from the FBI, according to the Esports Integrity Commission.
The FBI is investigating Counter-Strike: Global Offensive cheating
The FBI is investigating Counter-Strike: Global Offensive cheating
The FBI is reportedly investigating cheating in professional Counter-Strike: Global Offensive matches in North America. As spotted by Kotaku, the commissioner of the Esports Integrity Commission (ESIC), Ian Smith, said the organisation was working alongside the FBI on an ongoing investigation into "a relatively small but significant group of players over a long period of time, organising match fixing in North American MDL".
Here are new League of Legends champion Gwen’s abilities
Here are new League of Legends champion Gwen’s abilities
It's a big week for League of Legends.
League of Legends’ Space Groove event launches this week
League of Legends’ Space Groove event launches this week
If you've been keeping an eye on the League of Legends social channels and PBE, you'll know there's a Space Groove skin line coming to Riot's flagship MOBA game very soon.
Rainbow is Magic skins are back in Siege for April Fools
Rainbow is Magic skins are back in Siege for April Fools
The bedazzled pink Rainbow is Magic skins are back in the Rainbow Six Siege shop today, strongly suggesting that leaks about the popular April Fools Day limited time mode added in 2019 will be returning this year.
Summer Games Done Quick Returns In July As Online-Only Event
Summer Games Done Quick Returns In July As Online-Only Event
Annual charity speedrunning festival Summer Games Done Quick will return as an online-only event, running from July 4 through 11. Read more...
CS:GO’s Broken Fang Premier mode is now unlocked for all players
CS:GO’s Broken Fang Premier mode is now unlocked for all players
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive - Operation Broken Fang ends soon, but before then Valve is giving all of the FPS game's a chance to send off the op in style.
Netflix show boosts Dragon Knight’s pick rate in Dota 2
Netflix show boosts Dragon Knight’s pick rate in Dota 2
There's now an animated Dota show - no, Netflix, I will not call it an anime no matter how stubbornly you insist it is one - and judging by the revamp to Dota 2's new player experience, Valve is hoping a whole lot of newbies will hop in as a result.
NASR’s Samurai on Street Fighter League and the Capcom Pro Tour
NASR’s Samurai on Street Fighter League and the Capcom Pro Tour
In a time where esports events are so far and few between during the ongoing pandemic, Street Fighter League was a welcome sense of normalcy.
With no EA Fight Night in sight, Esports Boxing Club looks like it's got a good shot
With no EA Fight Night in sight, Esports Boxing Club looks like it's got a good shot
Esports Boxing Club is an in-development boxing game that certainly looks the part. It's in the works at Sheffield studio Steel City Interactive, and is due out in early access form on PC, and PlayStation and Xbox consoles. The video below runs through the fight mechanics and some of the career mode details, but it's the visuals that are the highlight. Read more
Gfinity is no longer for sale
Gfinity is no longer for sale
Revenue at the esports company was up 212% in the second half of 2020
A John Carter game is in the works from Fortnite and Sea of Thieves veterans
A John Carter game is in the works from Fortnite and Sea of Thieves veterans
Remember John Carter? The spacefaring hero wasn't just the protagonist of the 2012 sci-fi action film, but also that of early 20th-century writer Edgar Rice Burroughs' Barsoom novels, on which the movie was based.
League of Legends’ new champion is Gwen, and she’s a creepy living doll
League of Legends’ new champion is Gwen, and she’s a creepy living doll
Riot has revealed the next champion coming to League of Legends, and the devs are going wild with the backstory this time around.
SonicFox Showed Up To A Mortal Kombat Event In Typical SonicFox Fashion
SonicFox Showed Up To A Mortal Kombat Event In Typical SonicFox Fashion
Yesterday the WePlay Esports Ultimate Fighting League kicked off a live Mortal Kombat 11 tournament featuring a handful of international players including Dominique “SonicFox” McLean.
PUBG dev teases Karakin return and Miramar rework
PUBG dev teases Karakin return and Miramar rework
PUBG Season 11 is only days away, but we've already got a glimpse of what's happening beyond that.
The best Fortnite skins in Chapter 2 Season 6
The best Fortnite skins in Chapter 2 Season 6
Want to know what the best Fortnite skins in Chapter 2 Season 6 are? The latest season of Fortnite is finally here, and with it comes a host of changes to the game as well as plenty of new skins.
CS:GO fan makes Nuke lore-inspired ‘Tales of Cedar Creek’ weapon skin line
CS:GO fan makes Nuke lore-inspired ‘Tales of Cedar Creek’ weapon skin line
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive has a thriving modding scene, with a raft of fan-made maps and weapon skins hitting the FPS game's Steam Workshop every week.
The best building games on PC
The best building games on PC
What are the best building games on PC? Building games are a great way to indulge some architectural creativity, but there are so many great building games on PC to choose from.
The best co-op games on PC in 2021
The best co-op games on PC in 2021
Co-op games can reward you like no other genre.
Dota 2 gets a new hero and its 7.29 update in April
Dota 2 gets a new hero and its 7.29 update in April
It's a big ol' day in Dota land.
Overwatch isn’t getting any more League MVP skins
Overwatch isn’t getting any more League MVP skins
Blizzard has made the call to stop creating special skins for Overwatch League MVPs.
Dota 2 gets a “comprehensive update” to its new player experience for anime launch
Dota 2 gets a “comprehensive update” to its new player experience for anime launch
Today is March 25, which means one big thing for Dota 2 fans: the launch of Netflix's Dota: Dragon's Blood anime series.
PUBG players on PC were incorrectly banned due to an update bug
PUBG players on PC were incorrectly banned due to an update bug
A client update for the PC version of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds left a number of players scratching their heads when they discovered they had been banned from the battle royale game.
Where to find the anomaly in Fortnite
Where to find the anomaly in Fortnite
Want to know where the Fortnite anomaly locations are? This season began with a bit of a bang as Jonesy addressed the big problem in the middle of the sky.
PUBG Season 11 kicks off next week
PUBG Season 11 kicks off next week
PUBG is getting a new season of content, tweaks, and map changes soon.
League of Legends’ Alistar gets nerfs, Braum and Kindred get buffs next patch
League of Legends’ Alistar gets nerfs, Braum and Kindred get buffs next patch
Hot on the heels on Riot's preview for the upcoming League of Legends patch 11.7 on Twitter, a bunch of balance changes have dropped onto the multiplayer game's testing grounds.
Where to find the literature samples in Fortnite
Where to find the literature samples in Fortnite
Want to know all of the literature samples locations in Fortnite? This challenge from Chapter 2 Season 6 is one that, on the surface at least, shouldn't be all that tricky.
Rainbow Six Siege’s Zofia gets an elite Resident Evil Jill Valentine skin
Rainbow Six Siege’s Zofia gets an elite Resident Evil Jill Valentine skin
Resident Evil turns a whopping 25 years old this very week, and to celebrate the horror games series' new milestone, Capcom has a bunch of celebrations planned for the coming months.
PUBG Season 11 brings Paramo back to the battle royale game
PUBG Season 11 brings Paramo back to the battle royale game
A familiar sight returns to PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds with the start of Season 11 of ranked play.
I, A Hater, Can Only Endorse One Of Overwatch’s Two Latest Limited Edition Skins
I, A Hater, Can Only Endorse One Of Overwatch’s Two Latest Limited Edition Skins
The fourth season of the Overwatch League is almost upon us which means it’s time to release a new MVP skin.
Fortnite V-Bucks: what they are, how much do they cost, and can you get free V-Bucks?
Fortnite V-Bucks: what they are, how much do they cost, and can you get free V-Bucks?
Can I get free V-Bucks? If you’ve seen an offer promising Fortnite V-Bucks free of charge, take it with a pinch of salt.
Fortnite devs gauge interest in Lady Dimitrescu
Fortnite devs gauge interest in Lady Dimitrescu
While you may be forgiven for believing otherwise, Fortnite has not yet subsumed the entirety of pop culture.
Amazon teams up with Rainbow Six Siege vets for a new online multiplayer game
Amazon teams up with Rainbow Six Siege vets for a new online multiplayer game
Amazon Games, the developer behind upcoming MMORPG New World, has opened a brand-new studio in Montreal, Canada.
K-pop star Ailee releases new PUBG anthem, “Believe”
K-pop star Ailee releases new PUBG anthem, “Believe”
As part of the celebration of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds' fourth anniversary, popstar Ailee has released a new track based on the battle royale game's original lobby theme from back in the days of Early Access.
Netflix posts “Dota fans only” clip to get Dota 2 lovers on board for the anime
Netflix posts “Dota fans only” clip to get Dota 2 lovers on board for the anime
If you're a Dota 2 fan, you'll know it's a very big week for the MOBA game's universe.
CS:GO fans turn the classic FPS game into Fall Guys with skins and “30 minigames”
CS:GO fans turn the classic FPS game into Fall Guys with skins and “30 minigames”
Fall Guys, Mediatonic's zany and colourful battle royale game, and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Valve's gritty FPS game, aren't two titles you'd naturally slot together.
Rainbow Six Siege sets new concurrent player record of over 200,000
Rainbow Six Siege sets new concurrent player record of over 200,000
The Crimson Heist started Year Six of Rainbow Six Siege this week, and players have flocked to the multiplayer game.
Rainbow Six Siege devs address silent recoil changes with TTS patch
Rainbow Six Siege devs address silent recoil changes with TTS patch
The Rainbow Six Siege community is having itself a time over some recoil changes introduced as part of Crimson Heist.
Report: More Layoffs Loom As Activision Blizzard Moves To Close European Publishing Offices
Report: More Layoffs Loom As Activision Blizzard Moves To Close European Publishing Offices
Activision Blizzard is planning to close its publishing offices in Europe and lay off even more employees in the process, according to a new report by GamesIndustry.biz. Read more...
Rainbow Six Siege’s server upgrade is nearly complete
Rainbow Six Siege’s server upgrade is nearly complete
The server migration that Ubisoft announced for multiplayer co-op game Rainbow Six Siege last month is now nearly complete, and the company says that should be noticeable on the user side in the form of more reliable framerates and match connectivity. The migration for PC and PlayStation servers is "nearly global", Ubisoft says, with the last remaining migration due in the South Africa data center still left to be done.
League of Legends’ Sylas, Zed, Pantheon, and Jax get prestige skins this year
League of Legends’ Sylas, Zed, Pantheon, and Jax get prestige skins this year
Riot Games has revealed that four more lucky League of Legends champions will be getting prestige skins over the coming year.
CS:GO devs are giving away a Hades music kit to the RPG’s Steam players
CS:GO devs are giving away a Hades music kit to the RPG’s Steam players
If you're a fan of both Valve's shooter Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Supergiant Games' action-RPG game Hades, you're in luck.
Sony co-buys fighting game tournament Evo
Sony co-buys fighting game tournament Evo
Sony has co-bought the long-running Evo fighting game tournament. Sony joined forces with RTS, a new venture from Endeavor's esports business, to buy the Evolution Championship Series, the world's largest fighting game event.
Sony And RTS Jointly Acquire Fighting Game Tournament EVO, Nintendo Responds
Sony And RTS Jointly Acquire Fighting Game Tournament EVO, Nintendo Responds
"We will continue to assess Evo". Sony Interactive Entertainment, in partnership with the esports business RTS, has acquired the annual fighting game tournament Evo.
Sony and esports group RTS acquire EVO, event returns this August
Sony and esports group RTS acquire EVO, event returns this August
It’s been nearly a year since the massive, yearly EVO esports event was canceled for 2020.
Sony jointly acquires fighting game tournament Evo
Sony jointly acquires fighting game tournament Evo
The PlayStation firm buys popular esports event alongside esports venture RTS
PlayStation buys Evo, but they’re still playing Tekken on PC
PlayStation buys Evo, but they’re still playing Tekken on PC
As Microsoft goes around acquiring some of the biggest game studios in the world, it seems Sony is out to acquire… major esports events? Today, PlayStation and a new esports venture called RTS have jointly acquired the Evolution Championship Series - perhaps better known as Evo, the biggest tournament for fighting games out there. Evo Online will take place this year over two stretches, August 6 to August 8, and August 13 to August 15.
Rainbow Six Siege Crimson Heist battle pass guide: how to rank up
Rainbow Six Siege Crimson Heist battle pass guide: how to rank up
Want to know more about the Rainbow Six Siege Crimson Heist battle pass? Ubisoft has decided to switch from the year pass to a battle pass, scrapping the system that has been in place since the game’s inception.
PUBG’s fourth anniversary cosmetic giveaways kick off today
PUBG’s fourth anniversary cosmetic giveaways kick off today
Earlier this month, PUBG's devs announced they were going to celebrate the battle royale game's fourth anniversary in style, with some challenges to come offering cosmetic in-game goodies as prizes.
The Epic Games Store will get a Discord-style social party system
The Epic Games Store will get a Discord-style social party system
It's been more than two years since the launch of the Epic Games Store, and while it's certainly been a terrific place to pick up weekly free PC games and has secured an impressive slate of timed exclusives, the social side of the store has remained fairly bare-bones.
Here are this week’s CS:GO Broken Fang missions
Here are this week’s CS:GO Broken Fang missions
Week 16 of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive - Operation Broken Fang is here, and the FPS game's latest batch of missions has now landed.
League of Legends gets new Space Groove thematic next patch
League of Legends gets new Space Groove thematic next patch
If you caught League of Legends developer Riot Games' latest 'LoL Pls' video - a dev update looking at the state and future of its flagship MOBA game - you'll have got a peep at a new thematic headed to the title.
Activision Blizzard lays off roughly 50 esports employees as online events grow in priority
Activision Blizzard lays off roughly 50 esports employees as online events grow in priority
Activision Blizzard Esports isn't looking to move away from live events completely, but it is changing with the times.
It sure looks like dinosaurs are coming to Fortnite
It sure looks like dinosaurs are coming to Fortnite
I love dinosaurs, and I like Fortnite.
Rainbow Six Siege will have a free week to kick off Crimson Heist
Rainbow Six Siege will have a free week to kick off Crimson Heist
If you haven't gotten into the white-knuckled multiplayer game Rainbow Six Siege yet, you've got a perfect opportunity coming up.
Activision Blizzard lays off 50
Activision Blizzard lays off 50
Publisher cites impact of pandemic on esports business, says live events "still very much a part of both the Overwatch League and Call of Duty League strategies"
Fortnite bosses: who are the Season 6 bosses
Fortnite bosses: who are the Season 6 bosses
Who are the Season 6 Fortnite bosses? Welcome to Chapter 2 Season 6 - after the Zero Point was contained, reality collapsed, and now the Fortnite island is overrun with wild beasts.
PUBG Season 11 looks set to start in April with new story content
PUBG Season 11 looks set to start in April with new story content
An update to the Chinese version of PUBG Mobile seems to hint at a starting time frame for PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Season 11, and refers to new story content on the way.
Activision Blizzard Esports Announces Layoffs
Activision Blizzard Esports Announces Layoffs
Activision Blizzard Esports will lay off around 50 employees, according to a report released today by Sports Business Journal. Read more...
Fortnite animals – how to hunt and what they drop
Fortnite animals – how to hunt and what they drop
Want to know where to hunt the animals in Fortnite? This new season brings lots of new features.
Fortnite new guns – here are all the new weapons in Fortnite Season 6
Fortnite new guns – here are all the new weapons in Fortnite Season 6
Looking for a list of all the new guns in Fortnite? Chapter 2 Season 6 adds in a bunch of new locations, including - at the centre of the map - The Spire, where you can find golden artifact locations, as well as Colossal Crops and Boney Burbs. That's not all that's new to Fortnite, either, as devastation sweeps the map as The Foundation grapples with the power of the rift, new Fortnite bosses have been added called Spire Guardians, as well as a new crafting mechanic.
How to craft items in Fortnite – how to make the Hunter’s Cloak
How to craft items in Fortnite – how to make the Hunter’s Cloak
Want to know how to craft items in Fortnite? The big new mechanic for Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 6 is crafting, and actually crafting items will not be immediately obvious for a lot of people.
Fortnite golden artifact locations
Fortnite golden artifact locations
Looking for the golden artifacts in Fortnite? The first challenge set in Fortnite's new season is to locate golden artifacts found near The Spire - the new location at the centre of the map where The Foundation attempted to seal the portal.
Netflix shares a “sneak peak of some new faces” in the Dota 2 anime show
Netflix shares a “sneak peak of some new faces” in the Dota 2 anime show
If you're a Dota 2 fan, you'll know by now that Netflix has an anime based on Valve's MOBA game on the way later this month.
Rainbow Six Siege’s Crimson Heist update is about to drop
Rainbow Six Siege’s Crimson Heist update is about to drop
Crimson Heist kicks off Rainbow Six Siege's Year Six on March 16, and Ubisoft has now announced the whens and how bigs of the multiplayer game's next big patch.
Report: Alienware Ends League Of Legends Sponsorship Over Riot CEO’s Sexual Assault Investigation
Report: Alienware Ends League Of Legends Sponsorship Over Riot CEO’s Sexual Assault Investigation
According to a report in Dot Esports, Alienware, the high-performance gaming PC brand owned by Dell, has severed ties with Riot Games over Riot CEO Nicolo Laurent’s ongoing sexual harassment investigation and other public relations concerns. Read more...
League of Legends devs looking at adding non-Mythic items “to fill in some gaps”
League of Legends devs looking at adding non-Mythic items “to fill in some gaps”
League of Legends developer Riot Games has posted the latest in the multiplayer game's series of 'Riot Pls' - or, as it's now titled, 'LoL Pls' -  dev videos, covering a bunch of updates about its flagship MOBA.
Enthusiast Gaming launching new esports site Upcomer
Enthusiast Gaming launching new esports site Upcomer
Specialist media firm will incorporate existing Daily Esports website into new launch this year
This CS:GO fan map adds Rainbow Six Siege-like destruction to Inferno
This CS:GO fan map adds Rainbow Six Siege-like destruction to Inferno
Destruction - that is, the ability to breach walls and other surfaces - is a key feature of Rainbow Six Siege gameplay.
What is Dota? Let Netflix explain
What is Dota? Let Netflix explain
The lore of Dota 2 can be a little daunting, and ahead of Netflix's Dota: Dragon's Blood, the streaming service has put together an explainer.
Rainbow Six Siege: Crimson Heist goes full anime
Rainbow Six Siege: Crimson Heist goes full anime
Rainbow Six Siege is delving further and further into its own lore as the seasons wear on, with more extensive backstories and flavour trailers for each of its new operators.
Super League Gaming acquires Mobcrush
Super League Gaming acquires Mobcrush
Amateur esports company expects to reach a US audience of 85 million monthly with the acquisition
PUBG gets cosmetic challenges to celebrate 4th anniversary
PUBG gets cosmetic challenges to celebrate 4th anniversary
PUBG is nearly four years old! When March 23 rolls around, we'll have had 48 months of chasing those elusive chicken dinners.
Former Overwatch League MVP Jay 'Sinatraa' Won Suspended Over Sexual Assault Allegations
Former Overwatch League MVP Jay 'Sinatraa' Won Suspended Over Sexual Assault Allegations
Former Overwatch League MVP and current Valorant pro Jay “Sinatraa” Won was suspended from his team Sentinels today after being accused of sexual assault by a former girlfriend.
PUBG’s new Labs mode strips down the UI and has you following flares in the dark
PUBG’s new Labs mode strips down the UI and has you following flares in the dark
The new Challenger Battle Royale mode in PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds' Labs harkens back to the early days of PUBG, when the game felt almost as much like a horror game as a run-and-gun battle royale.
CS:GO disappeared from Steam for a few incredible, terrible hours
CS:GO disappeared from Steam for a few incredible, terrible hours
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is usually the most popular game on Steam.