VALORANT Patch Notes 1.02, Competitive Mode! VALORANT Patch Notes 1.02, Competitive Mode!

VALORANT Patch Notes 1.02, Competitive Mode!

VALORANT
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Game Updates
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Joe "Joke" Webber
Major changes to VALORANT coming forward this patch, with Competitive Mode going live, changes to tagging and much, much more.
Overwatch League Week 21 - Hero Bans and Match-ups Overwatch League Week 21 - Hero Bans and Match-ups

Overwatch League Week 21 - Hero Bans and Match-ups

Overwatch
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Event News
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Grady Hooker
Overwatch League has changed it's format a little with the lack of a hero pool this week. They will also be missing a hero pool during the Summer Showdown next week. Other than the hero pools, we do have all of the details around what games to expect this week!
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Call of Duty Tier Rankings: CoD League Weeks 9 & 10 Call of Duty Tier Rankings: CoD League Weeks 9 & 10

Call of Duty Tier Rankings: CoD League Weeks 9 & 10

Call of Duty
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Tier Rankings
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The Esports Kingdom team
We had another two weeks of Call of Duty League competition and it is time for another edition of our Tier Rankings. We see a new team leap into S-Tier while multiple other previously-strong teams slip downwards towards the bottom of the rankings.
Overwatch League Week 20 - Hero Bans and Match-ups Overwatch League Week 20 - Hero Bans and Match-ups

Overwatch League Week 20 - Hero Bans and Match-ups

Overwatch
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Event News
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Grady Hooker
The hero bans for Week 20 of the Overwatch League might be very familiar, but the 13 huge match-ups we have this week are brand new and we have the time-converted start times for you!
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Dota2 Tier Rankings: ESL One Birmingham 2020 Online Dota2 Tier Rankings: ESL One Birmingham 2020 Online

Dota2 Tier Rankings: ESL One Birmingham 2020 Online

DOTA 2
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Tier Rankings
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The Esports Kingdom team
ESL One Birmingham 2020 just came to an end and now we have a perspective about how the teams from South East Asia, China, Europe + CIS, and the Americas stack up against one-another. That means it is time to break our our Tier Rankings for Dota2!
Overwatch League Week 19 - Hero Bans and Match-ups Overwatch League Week 19 - Hero Bans and Match-ups

Overwatch League Week 19 - Hero Bans and Match-ups

Overwatch
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Event News
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Grady Hooker
The Overwatch league is back with Week 19 and it's Summer Showdown. We had just wrapped May Melee and then took a few weeks off to allow for the teams to rest and now it is time for a return. We have all the details about Week 19 right here!
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BLAST Premier Spring American Showdown - Playoffs Preview BLAST Premier Spring American Showdown - Playoffs Preview

BLAST Premier Spring American Showdown - Playoffs Preview

Counter-Strike
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Event Previews
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Grady Hooker
The BLAST Premier Spring Regular Season has concluded and we saw Team Liquid being the only American team to place high and earn a spot in the American Finals. Now it is time for the American Showdown with 6 remaining teams fighting for 3 spots alongside Team Liquid.
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Razer's David Tse: "We have a vision to establish esports in Olympics Games" Razer's David Tse: "We have a vision to establish esports in Olympics Games"

Razer's David Tse: "We have a vision to establish esports in Olympics Games"

Multiple Games
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Interviews
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Grady Hooker
After the announcement of the Razer Southeast Asian Invitational 2020 Grady got some time to talk to David Tse, the Global Esports Director at Razer, about what is in Razer's esports future, the games they chose, and how the current situation helps/hinders esports.
Chiefs zewsy & ofnu: "We wanted to to start new, start something different" Chiefs zewsy & ofnu: "We wanted to to start new, start something different"

Chiefs zewsy & ofnu: "We wanted to to start new, start something different"

Counter-Strike
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Interviews
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Grady Hooker
From the Vault - IEM Sydney 2019. Back when the dynamic Kiwi duo of zewsy & ofnu were both on Chiefs, Grady got some time to sit down and talk to both of them about what happened with Tainted Minds/ICON, how horrible the Australian internet infrastructure is, and the dream of once walking out onto the stage.
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ESL One Birmingham China - Playoffs Preview ESL One Birmingham China - Playoffs Preview

ESL One Birmingham China - Playoffs Preview

DOTA 2
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Event Previews
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Grady Hooker
8 of the best Chinese Dota2 teams, including 6 direct invites and 2 form the closed qualifier are currently playing in the ESL One Birmingham tournament. They are down to the top 4 and we take a look at their chances in the playoffs and what match-ups we are getting in the first round.
ESL One Birmingham South East Asia - Playoffs Preview ESL One Birmingham South East Asia - Playoffs Preview

ESL One Birmingham South East Asia - Playoffs Preview

DOTA 2
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Event Previews
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Grady Hooker
The ESL One Birmingham Dota2 event might have lost it's LAN, but it hasn't lost it's momentum. The tournament moved online and now we take a look at 4 of the top teams from the South East Asia region who have made it to the playoffs for the region.
Overwatch Tier Rankings: Overwatch League May (Weeks 12-16) Overwatch Tier Rankings: Overwatch League May (Weeks 12-16)

Overwatch Tier Rankings: Overwatch League May (Weeks 12-16)

Overwatch
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Tier Rankings
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The Esports Kingdom team
May Melee has finished with San Francisco Shock winning the North American competition and the Shanghai Dragons winning the Asian competition. That means it is time for us to get out our pens and paper to assess the Overwatch League teams for another edition of the tier rankings.
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Call of Duty Tier Rankings: CoD League Weeks 1-8 Call of Duty Tier Rankings: CoD League Weeks 1-8

Call of Duty Tier Rankings: CoD League Weeks 1-8

Call of Duty
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Tier Rankings
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The Esports Kingdom team
As the Call of Duty League ramps up it felt like a good time to launch of fifth game in our Tier Rankings series. We have enlisted the help of Coy DePratt to help our usual suspect Grady to place the 12 teams into 5 tiers based on their recent performance.
All of the OWL players who retired in 2020 and who moved to VALORANT All of the OWL players who retired in 2020 and who moved to VALORANT

All of the OWL players who retired in 2020 and who moved to VALORANT

Overwatch
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Feature Articles
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Grady Hooker
There has been a large exodus lately of current and former Overwatch pros retiring from the OWL. We take a look at 6 players who were playing in the 2020 OWL season and have since retired, some of them to try their hand at VALORANT. Also features 8 other OWL players from the 2019 season.
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League of Legends Tier Rankings: Spring Seasons 2020 League of Legends Tier Rankings: Spring Seasons 2020

League of Legends Tier Rankings: Spring Seasons 2020

League of Legends
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Tier Rankings
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The Esports Kingdom team
With the conclusion of all the Spring Seasons in league of Legends, it is time for another Tier Rankings. Since esports is moving to a more regional-based system and the Mid-Season Invitational wont be happening this year, we have ranked each of the LCK, LEC, LPL, and LCS individually.
Razer announces Southeast Asian Invitational 2020 Razer announces Southeast Asian Invitational 2020

Razer announces Southeast Asian Invitational 2020

Multiple Games
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Event News
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Grady Hooker
Starting on June 22, teams from across the 10 competing SEA nations will go head-to-head in three different games, to prepare for the Southeast Asian Games next year, thank to Razer's Southeast Asian Invitational 2020 tournament.
Overwatch League Week 15 - Hero Bans and Match-ups Overwatch League Week 15 - Hero Bans and Match-ups

Overwatch League Week 15 - Hero Bans and Match-ups

Overwatch
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Event News
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Grady Hooker
It is yet again another week in the OverWatch League and that means that we have a brand new set of Hero Bans and Match-ups for you. Come and see which heroes will not be appearing this week and what time your favorite teams will face off.
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Road to Rio CIS - Playoffs Preview Road to Rio CIS - Playoffs Preview

Road to Rio CIS - Playoffs Preview

Counter-Strike
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Event Previews
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Grady Hooker
Natus Vincere didn't make it out of the Group Stages - that is the biggest shocker of the CIS leg on the Road to Rio. To be fair, forZe also failed to make it out of the Group Stages, so the six teams we profile heading into the Playoffs is full of dark horses.
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Road to Rio Europe - Playoffs Preview Road to Rio Europe - Playoffs Preview

Road to Rio Europe - Playoffs Preview

Counter-Strike
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Event Previews
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Grady Hooker
The most hotly contest region for Counter-Strike has just finished the Group Stages of their European leg of the Road to Rio. It saw some big name teams miss out on the Playoffs and some unknown teams get a chance in the spotlight.
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Road to Rio Asia - Playoffs Preview Road to Rio Asia - Playoffs Preview

Road to Rio Asia - Playoffs Preview

Counter-Strike
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Event Previews
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Grady Hooker
The top eight teams from across China, East Asia, SouthEast Asia, and the Middle East came together to see who would reign supreme in the Asia region on the Road to Rio. We are down to four and Esports Kingdom takes a look at who has the best chance to get the victory.
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