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Team Liquid took down ENCE without breaking a sweat at Intel Extreme Masters CS:GO Tournament

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Tox wins the Halo Grassroots MCC Halo 3 tournament at Dreamhack Dallas

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The second day of Combo Breaker hosted the finals for the Killer Instinct tournament. This is my first time covering a KI tournament, and I gotta say, there is a lot to love about that community. Things that really stood out were sportsmanship, and never a loss of fun factor. It was a good showing of local talent and love on the main stage as we got to the …

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I ran into this lovely lady at Dreamhack Atlanta and I have been a fan ever since. She was competing in the final Halo Championship Series and I was impressed with how cool she was under pressure. She’s also just a big ball of positivity and passionate fandom. Starski Wars works hard to maintain her healthy following on Twitch and has some great tips for others looking to get …

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We got a pretty nifty holiday present this year in the form of the world’s first digital esports reporter! Assembled by a crack team at Live CGI, CGIMARC7 was left to develop his own tastes and find purpose for his high tech life. He found himself quickly drawn to the world of games and he become fascinated with competitive gaming. He has evolved into a serious esports enthusiast who …

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Vice News recently did a piece on the juggernaut that is Fortnite. Part of the piece involved looking at professional Fornite boosters, people who get paid to play on other people’s accounts to boost their stats which is not new for gaming. However, next up was the story of a father who hired a Fortnite tutor for his son who was being bullied for being bad at the game. …

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Ignite Gaming Lounge in Chicago has complimented Chicago’s robust video game scene for a while now and recently they decided to expand their empire. The family run business has planted their flag in Skokie, conveniently close to the yellow line stop.  Ignite decided to do a soft “Alpha Test” this week and opened its doors to industry folks and friends. Sugar Gamers was lucky enough to be extended an …

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Halo 5 is hanging up its hat in terms of official esports tournaments and Dreamhack Atlanta housed the goodbye party with the HCS (Halo Championship Series) Finals. It was a hell of a show with top halo teams getting downright scrappy to claim this final title. Re-Watch Alert: Renegades vs. Elevate First things, first, I wanna get into Renegades and Elevate. Their series on Friday was one to remember. This …

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While in New Orleans covering the Gears of War tournament, I was immediately drawn to the brilliant energy of Jourdan Kerl. You can’t miss her, she brings so much passion and personality to the broadcast team. I love how you can tell she has to contain her excitement with the rest of us as she conducts interviews and provides viewers with updates and tournament analysis. I cannot tell you how …

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Back when I was new to covering esports, I was eager to jump in to the Halo scene as it was and still is my favorite game franchise of all time. I was immediately met with a collective cold shoulder from fans and players as I tried to engage them so I could tell their story. Being a woman in that space at that time was incredibly tough to navigate, …

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There is no esports fandom quite like the one that is dedicated to the Gears of War Pro Circuit. They have patented their own signature brand of hype. That’s why I was elated that the entirety of the GOW hype machine was making their way down to New Orleans, a city that can house their level of passion. It seemed like there was a record breaking amount of roster swapping …

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The Halo Championship Series in New Orleans was a rambunctious ride of hype and unpredictability. Alongside the players we’ve come to know, there was a lot of fresh blood making big impressions. The New Orleans Convention Center was a decent and VERY well air conditioned venue that came with alligator sausage po’boys and more than enough room for both Halo and Gears fans to enjoy the spectacle. Attendance was a …

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It’s not for my sake that I ask this question, I KNOW where we are. I have to ask, like a broken record, the same question because it’s not being taken seriously. I get it, it’s not a fun topic, and games are about having fun. However the esports community is known to be critical and vocal about things they don’t like and often demand change. So I know the …

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pro Tekken player Cuddle_Core aka Jeannail Carter is a top-notch representative of the fighting game community's Midwest talent

To my mind, pro Tekken player Cuddle_Core aka Jeannail Carter is a top-notch representative of the fighting game community’s Midwest talent. When I first had the pleasure of meeting her at Frosty Faustings I was blown away by her composure and positive attitude. She’s a ray of sunshine but don’t get blinded by the light, she will dismantle her competition with merciless tact. I am beyond excited that I had …

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