VALORANT Patch Notes 1.04, Agent updates and polish! VALORANT Patch Notes 1.04, Agent updates and polish!

VALORANT Patch Notes 1.04, Agent updates and polish!

VALORANT
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Game Updates
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Joe "Joke" Webber
This week we get a brand new patch for VALORANT with changes for a number of heroes, the biggest of which will affect Viper and Brimstone mains who will have to adjust their playstyle a little. The weapons get a little bit of love as well with changes for the Classic.
League of Legends Tier Rankings: Mid-Season Summer 2020 League of Legends Tier Rankings: Mid-Season Summer 2020

League of Legends Tier Rankings: Mid-Season Summer 2020

League of Legends
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Tier Rankings
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The Esports Kingdom team
We are roughly halfway into the Summer season for the LCK, LPL, LEC, and LCS. That means it is time for Grady and Ryan to put their heads together and come up with another edition of the Tier Rankings to put the teams where they belong!
Overwatch Tier Rankings: Overwatch League Summer (Weeks 19-22) Overwatch Tier Rankings: Overwatch League Summer (Weeks 19-22)

Overwatch Tier Rankings: Overwatch League Summer (Weeks 19-22)

Overwatch
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Tier Rankings
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The Esports Kingdom team
Summer Showdown came down to a exciting finish with two new teams in the Paris Eternal and Guangzhou Charge picking up the victories for their regions. What has this done for the overall landscape of our Overwatch League tier rankings?
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CSGO Regional Tier Rankings: DreamHack Masters Spring CSGO Regional Tier Rankings: DreamHack Masters Spring

CSGO Regional Tier Rankings: DreamHack Masters Spring

Counter-Strike
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Tier Rankings
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The Esports Kingdom team
DreamHack Masters Spring has come to a close and we have a better idea about how the Counter-Strike teams all stack up in their respective regions. So Grady and Phoebe got together for another edition of the CSGO Tier Rankings!
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Mission Control's Austin Smith: "Our focus is on community building and social experience" Mission Control's Austin Smith: "Our focus is on community building and social experience"

Mission Control's Austin Smith: "Our focus is on community building and social experience"

Multiple Games
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Interviews
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Grady Hooker
After reporting on Mission Control's partnership with the Special Olympics, we had the chance to sit down with Austin Smith, the Co-Founder and CEO, to talk about what Mission Control is, the cool partnerships that have forged, and what they are doing to build communities.
Mission Control announces partnership with Special Olympics New York and Oregon Mission Control announces partnership with Special Olympics New York and Oregon

Mission Control announces partnership with Special Olympics New York and Oregon

Multiple Games
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Other Articles
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Grady Hooker
Mission Control, a rec league gaming platform that allows workplaces, community centers, and college clubs to conduct their own esports leagues, announced today a partnership with Special Olympics New York and Oregon, in which athletes will use the Mission Control platform to compete in leagues playing Rocket League.
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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