Road to Rio Europe - Playoffs Preview Road to Rio Europe - Playoffs Preview

Road to Rio Europe - Playoffs Preview

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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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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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Road to Rio Oceania - Playoffs Preview Road to Rio Oceania - Playoffs Preview

Road to Rio Oceania - Playoffs Preview

Counter-Strike
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Grady Hooker
There was only four teams playing in the Oceania division on the Road to Rio, but that doesn't mean the competition wasn't strong. We know which team advances straight into the Grand Finals and which two have to fight once more for the other slot.
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Overwatch League Week 14 - Hero Bans and Match-ups Overwatch League Week 14 - Hero Bans and Match-ups

Overwatch League Week 14 - Hero Bans and Match-ups

Overwatch
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Event News
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Grady Hooker
The overWatch League have settled on the 4 heroes that will be banned during Week 14 of the OverWatch League as well as the 12 match-ups for the week spread across two days. We have all the details including times, teams, and banned heroes.
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Road to Rio North America - Playoffs Preview Road to Rio North America - Playoffs Preview

Road to Rio North America - Playoffs Preview

Counter-Strike
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Event Previews
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Grady Hooker
After the group stages that saw one team disband and drop out entirely, and two of the stronger teams in Evil Geniuses and MIBR fail to make the top 3 in the group - we take a look at the six teams that made it to the playoffs of the North American Road to Rio.
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Renegades edge out Cringe Society to win Oceania Rocket League Spring Series Renegades edge out Cringe Society to win Oceania Rocket League Spring Series

Renegades edge out Cringe Society to win Oceania Rocket League Spring Series

Rocket League
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Event Recaps
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Grady Hooker
After some controversy, the Renegades missed out on playing the playoffs of the RLCS Season 9 Oceanic Championship. Now back for revenge the Renegades take out three of the four teams that placed above them on their way to the Oceania Rocket League Spring Series championship.
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The International delayed, likely until next year The International delayed, likely until next year

The International delayed, likely until next year

DOTA 2
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Event News
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Grady Hooker
Valve just announced that due to the current COVID-19 pandemic that is sweeping across the esports world, the Dota 2 event 'The International' is going to be delayed. What will happen with the Battle Pass, prize-pool, and when will it be delayed until?
Twitch introduce an Esports Directory Twitch introduce an Esports Directory

Twitch introduce an Esports Directory

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Other Articles
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Grady Hooker
Twitch has always been a destination for both video game streamers and esports events, both categories of stream were competing for views. Today Twitch announced the Esports Directory that will make it easier to find esports content.
ESL and DreamHack enter streaming deal with Twitch ESL and DreamHack enter streaming deal with Twitch

ESL and DreamHack enter streaming deal with Twitch

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Grady Hooker
ESL and DreamHack today announced a three-year deal with Twitch. The agreement will see some of the biggest esports tournaments organized by ESL and DreamHack live streamed to the service exclusively on Twitch in 2021 and 2022.
Competitive mode and ranked matchmaking amongst VALORANT Patch 0.49 updates Competitive mode and ranked matchmaking amongst VALORANT Patch 0.49 updates

Competitive mode and ranked matchmaking amongst VALORANT Patch 0.49 updates

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Game Updates
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Grady Hooker
Three weeks after the beta release of VALORANT and the improvements are coming in hot and fast. The headliners for Patch 0.49 are the competitive mode and ranked matchmaking - which have both been added and are just waiting to go live.
16 teams invited to €30,000 BLAST Rising tournament 16 teams invited to €30,000 BLAST Rising tournament

16 teams invited to €30,000 BLAST Rising tournament

Counter-Strike
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Event News
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Grady Hooker
BLAST Rising is a 16-team online tournament, based out of Europe, that is aimed at the up-and-coming teams trying to make a splash. These teams will play 55 matches across two weeks for the chance to win their chunk of the €30,000 prizepool.
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FunPlus Phoenix Worlds skins and more in League of Legends Patch 10.9 FunPlus Phoenix Worlds skins and more in League of Legends Patch 10.9

FunPlus Phoenix Worlds skins and more in League of Legends Patch 10.9

League of Legends
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Game Updates
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Grady Hooker
Six months after the conclusion of Worlds 2019, the FunPlus Phoenix skins are finally entering the game in Patch 10.9. The patch also sees buffs for Cho'Gath, Fiddlesticks, Gnar, Kayn, Lissandra, and Quinn as well as nerfs for Bard, Karthus, Nami, Tundle, and Wukong.
Pentanet.GG makes changes after conclusion of OPL Split 1 Pentanet.GG makes changes after conclusion of OPL Split 1

Pentanet.GG makes changes after conclusion of OPL Split 1

League of Legends
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Grady Hooker
Pentanet.GG narrowly missed out on a playoffs spot in the Oceanic Pro League Split 1 with a 6th place finish. Today that announced that they are making rosters changes with one player heading to the bench and a new one coming on over from Gravitas.
sinatraa departs San Francisco Shock, heading for VALORANT sinatraa departs San Francisco Shock, heading for VALORANT

sinatraa departs San Francisco Shock, heading for VALORANT

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Grady Hooker
San Francisco Shock player sinatraa shocked the esports world today by announcing that they retiring from professional Overwatch and is heading for brand new pastures of VALORANT. sinatraa was the MVP of Season 2 of the Overwatch League where The Shock won the championship.
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Counter-Strike coach kassad leaves 100 Thieves Counter-Strike coach kassad leaves 100 Thieves

Counter-Strike coach kassad leaves 100 Thieves

Counter-Strike
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Team/Player News
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Grady Hooker
The coach of 100 Thieves' Counter-Strike roster, kassad, has left the organisation after being with the Australian squad since 2017. kassad has released a statement and listed his reasons for departing 100 Thieves and leaving the boys coach-less.
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Overwatch League Week 13 - Hero Bans and Match-ups Overwatch League Week 13 - Hero Bans and Match-ups

Overwatch League Week 13 - Hero Bans and Match-ups

Overwatch
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Grady Hooker
Blizzard have now announced the 4 heroes who will be banned during Week 13 play in their Overwatch League. We also know what the 10 match-ups will be for the week and exactly what times you can catch them live.
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G2 have flawless Grand Final to win North American Rocket League Spring Series G2 have flawless Grand Final to win North American Rocket League Spring Series

G2 have flawless Grand Final to win North American Rocket League Spring Series

Rocket League
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Event Recaps
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Grady Hooker
After an abysmal last place finish in Season 8 of the Rocket League Championship, G2 Esports have turned it all around. They captured the Season 9 victory and just now captured the Spring Series win after a flawless 4-0 grand final against NRG.
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HellRaisers assemble new squad, Flarich returns HellRaisers assemble new squad, Flarich returns

HellRaisers assemble new squad, Flarich returns

Counter-Strike
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Grady Hooker
Today HellRaisers, who had benched their entire roster back in April, announce their new 5-man team that they will use as early as tomorrow for ESEA MDL Season 34. It includes Flarich coming back off the bench, a Major veteran, 2 Russians, and a Lithuanian.
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Overwatch Tier Rankings: Overwatch League Weeks 1-11 Overwatch Tier Rankings: Overwatch League Weeks 1-11

Overwatch Tier Rankings: Overwatch League Weeks 1-11

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The Esports Kingdom team
We have had tier rankings for Counter-Strike, League of Legends, and Rainbow Six, now it is time to branch into Overwatch. In this first edition of the Overwatch Tier Rankings we place all of the OWL teams (and some Contenders teams) into S, A, B, C, or D-Tier based on their current skill-level.
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CSGO Regional Tier Rankings: EPL Season 11 & Flashpoint Season 1 CSGO Regional Tier Rankings: EPL Season 11 & Flashpoint Season 1

CSGO Regional Tier Rankings: EPL Season 11 & Flashpoint Season 1

Counter-Strike
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Tier Rankings
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The Esports Kingdom team
Continuing the trend with our Tier Rankings, we have now shifted into region-based rankings for the meantime while the esports world is also moving to more separate divisions. Come and see who the best Counter-Strike teams in Europe, the Americas, CIS, and Asia-Pacific are!
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