Earning through eSports


For most of us, the opportunity to turn a hobby or interest in to a full time career is nothing more than a dream. But that hasn’t stopped everyone from chasing such a seemingly unobtainable goal. There are endless examples of sportspeople for instance who have turned an enjoyable pastime into a professional occupation. But what about video gaming and poker?

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Piglet benched by Team Liquid: Twitter reacts


Promising League of Legends pro and former world champion Chae “Piglet” Gwang-jin has been dropped from Team Liquid’s LCS starting line-up in favour of sub Yuri “KeithmcBrief” Jew.

Here’s Team Liquid’s reasoning behind the move – and how fans and pros have reacted to the news on Twitter.

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Team Dignitas forms EU League of Legends team, eyes LCS


Team Dignitas has added an EU League of Legends team – picked up from SK Gaming Prime – with an aim to qualify for the League of Legends Championship Series (LCS).

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Why the Kori MYM ‘mother’s house’ threat proves esports needs a governing body


One of the most disgusting esports news stories emerged this week.

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Blizzcon-style League of Legends event in the works


Blizzcon has long been the place for World of Warcraft, Starcraft and fans of Blizzard to embrace their passion for the games together – to get announcements on the latest titles, dress up, meet developers and generally geek out.

Well an ambitious group of young Belgian entrepreneurs are hoping to create the League of Legends (LoL) equivalent.

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Should League of Legends be rewarding banned players?


League of Legends (LoL) developer Riot Games this month began handing out Mystery Gifts (free champion skins) to what it recently described as ‘positive’ players who have not received a chat restriction, ranked restriction, 14-day ban or permanent ban in 2014.

However, some of those banned players are still receiving their free skin. So what gives?

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Review: FIFA 15

FIFA 15 review

EA’s FIFA franchise, along with Konami’s Pro Evolution Soccer, has dominated the sports genre within video gaming since the turn of the Century. This hugely successful series has had instalments released annually since 1993 and has produced a staggering 15 entries since its debut.

Therefore it is credit to developer EA’s ability to continually tweak and improve the franchise’s format whilst still retaining popular features that this series has continued to break sales records and satisfy fans.

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Cognitive Prime win first Smite World Championship


US Smite esports team Cognitive Prime picked up $1.3 million after winning the first ever Smite World Championship (SWC).

They defeated former European sister team Titan 3-2 in a best-of-three finals match, with the final game giving Cognitive Prime 22 kills and 6 deaths.

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Mobile apps break console gaming’s hold over the boxed video game industry


With experts predicting revenue from mobile gaming will eclipse those of console gaming in 2015, we look at what this means for the future.

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Interview: numlocked (Seb Barton) on winning 4 Nations and his LCS ambitions

Numlocked League of Legends interview

League of Legends pro gamer numlocked (Seb Barton) is the top laner for Choke Gaming, which has just been named the best LoL team in the UK and Ireland after winning the 4 Nations tournament last weekend to win €5,000.

Far from being content with just this victory, numlocked now has his sights set firmly on the League of Legends Championship Series (LCS) – we caught up with him to discuss winning the 4 Nations, how he got into esports and what’s next.

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