All Blacks and Black Ferns players on first episode of The Night Squad All Blacks and Black Ferns players on first episode of The Night Squad

All Blacks and Black Ferns players on first episode of The Night Squad

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LetsPlay.Live have announced the first three guests for their new show "The Night Squad" and it features three famous Kiwi sports players on the All Blacks and Black Ferns.
IEM Sydney online viewership up 75% IEM Sydney online viewership up 75%

IEM Sydney online viewership up 75%

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ESL have announced that IEM Sydney's online viewership has seen a massive increase of 75% from last year with 13.5 million unique viewers tuning in and that over 7,500 people attended the live event each day.
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CSGO Tier Rankings: StarSeries i-League & DreamHack Austin CSGO Tier Rankings: StarSeries i-League & DreamHack Austin

CSGO Tier Rankings: StarSeries i-League & DreamHack Austin

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This is the first in what will become a regular segment on Esports Kingdom. Grady and James get together after every major LAN and instead of ranking the teams based on their recent performance, they place their top 30 teams into tiers with other teams at their skill-level.
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LetsPlay.Live launching new series called 'The Night Squad' LetsPlay.Live launching new series called 'The Night Squad'

LetsPlay.Live launching new series called 'The Night Squad'

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LetsPlay.Live is launching a brand new series on Twitch called "The Night Squad"! It will be hosted by kiwi gaming personality HelloMissPotter and feature celebrities from throughout New Zealand such as sports stars, comedians, musicians and TV personalities.
Gfinity Elite Series AU CSGO kicks off this weekend Gfinity Elite Series AU CSGO kicks off this weekend

Gfinity Elite Series AU CSGO kicks off this weekend

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This weekend is the first round of play for the brand new Gfinity Elite Series AU league. It will be streamed live on Twitch each weekend for 6 weeks from the Gfinity Arena in Sydney with 6 of the top Australian teams going head-to-head each week. First up, lets look at the six teams that you see play in the league.
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Astralis Magisk: "There is no reason to fix something that is not broken" Astralis Magisk: "There is no reason to fix something that is not broken"

Astralis Magisk: "There is no reason to fix something that is not broken"

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Esport Kingdom's first interview from Dallas came with Astralis' Emil "Magisk" Reif. James Wert sat down with him on Friday to ask a few short questions. Astralis qualified for the Semifinals by winning the Upper Bracket Final in Group Red over Team Liquid on Day 3 of Groups.
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Legacy LONS: "I think [Grayhound] are better than Renegades to be honest" Legacy LONS: "I think [Grayhound] are better than Renegades to be honest"

Legacy LONS: "I think [Grayhound] are better than Renegades to be honest"

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They were a last minute invite but Legacy's Kiwi boy LONS took some time to talk to us. We chatted about being from New Zealand, getting to scrim against the international teams after the tournament and the best teams in the Australian scene right now.
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SK boltz: "I know I am not playing the best I can" SK boltz: "I know I am not playing the best I can"

SK boltz: "I know I am not playing the best I can"

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After a disappointing result at IEM Sydney, SK Gaming's player boltz talks to us about the surprise that was the Australian teams, the internet hate directed towards him and adapting to Stewie2K and using English for the calls.
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MVP XigN: "I realized that strategy and tactics were not everything" MVP XigN: "I realized that strategy and tactics were not everything"

MVP XigN: "I realized that strategy and tactics were not everything"

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MVP PK attended IEM Sydney and were heading to Dallas for ESL Pro League right after, but we got some time with XigN and with the help of MPV's coach termi were able to have a short interview.
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Astralis Magisk: "Our map pool is probably the best in the world right now" Astralis Magisk: "Our map pool is probably the best in the world right now"

Astralis Magisk: "Our map pool is probably the best in the world right now"

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Fresh off their IEM Sydney dominance and just before their semifinal against mousesports we got to talk to Astralis' MVP of the tournament, Magisk. We chat about; coming into a top team, Astralis' current wave of momentum and their huge map pool.
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Chiefs sterling: "It sucks that we wont be able to play in Valve majors" Chiefs sterling: "It sucks that we wont be able to play in Valve majors"

Chiefs sterling: "It sucks that we wont be able to play in Valve majors"

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At IEM Sydney we got to talk to sterling from the Chiefs ESC, sadly the video died...but we will make do! sterling and I chatted about the Australian scene, professional players with VAC bans and the new LetsPlay.Live arena inside the SkyTower.
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ESL Pro League Season 7 Finals - Day 5 (Semifinals) ESL Pro League Season 7 Finals - Day 5 (Semifinals)

ESL Pro League Season 7 Finals - Day 5 (Semifinals)

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The Grand Final teams are set, but first let's review what happened over the course of Day 5 during the Semifinals!
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Fnatic Lekr0: "We dont help each other ingame if we play a bad game before" Fnatic Lekr0: "We dont help each other ingame if we play a bad game before"

Fnatic Lekr0: "We dont help each other ingame if we play a bad game before"

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At IEM Sydney Fnatic's Lekr0 took some time out of the weekend to sit down (actually stand up) and have a chat to us about their performance in the tournament, the false reports around replacing Golden and what their plans are heading into the ECS Finals.
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ORDER aliStair: "Australia is not a joke, we can compete with everybody" ORDER aliStair: "Australia is not a joke, we can compete with everybody"

ORDER aliStair: "Australia is not a joke, we can compete with everybody"

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ORDER only entered the Counter-Strike scene in January, they have already competed in two international LANS with IEM Katowice and IEM Sydney. We sat down with one their players aliStair to talk about the Australian scene, the rapid rise to success and an infamous tweet that he sent from INS' account.
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ESL Pro League Season 7 Finals - Day 4 (Quarterfinals) ESL Pro League Season 7 Finals - Day 4 (Quarterfinals)

ESL Pro League Season 7 Finals - Day 4 (Quarterfinals)

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The fourth day in the scorching Texas heat has been wrapped up, so let's recap the day to get you ready for the Semifinals!
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Grayhound Gratisfaction: "Now we know we can compete with the worlds best" Grayhound Gratisfaction: "Now we know we can compete with the worlds best"

Grayhound Gratisfaction: "Now we know we can compete with the worlds best"

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"Grat woulda hit that" and Gratisfaction did have a chat with us at IEM Sydney about his team, the rise of the Australian scene in Counter-Strike and Grayhound Gaming's surprise upsets against SK Gaming and FaZe Clan.
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ESL Pro League Season 7 Finals - Group Stage Day 3 ESL Pro League Season 7 Finals - Group Stage Day 3

ESL Pro League Season 7 Finals - Group Stage Day 3

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And here is the second part of the mega-article, this time covering Day 3 and everything you need to know before the playoffs tomorrow!
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ESL Pro League Season 7 Finals - Group Stage Day 2 ESL Pro League Season 7 Finals - Group Stage Day 2

ESL Pro League Season 7 Finals - Group Stage Day 2

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Apologies for missing Day 2 recap, as I was preparing for/traveling to Dallas. Therefore, both my day 2 and day 3 recaps will be coming out today!
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mousesports ropz: "Online matches take up a lot of time [...] less time for practice" mousesports ropz: "Online matches take up a lot of time [...] less time for practice"

mousesports ropz: "Online matches take up a lot of time [...] less time for practice"

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ropz who represents Estonia in the international team mousesports made it all the way to the semifinals. He then talked to us about representing his country, being the villain on enemy soil and mousesports' goals heading to Dallas for ESL Pro League.
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RFRSH Entertainment and GODSENT Ownership RFRSH Entertainment and GODSENT Ownership

RFRSH Entertainment and GODSENT Ownership

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[AMENDED 5/17] On May 13th, Richard Lewis released a video on Valve's new Conflict of Interest rule which is being implemented for the upcoming FaceIt London Major and the Qualifiers. The rule is very similar to the WESA Multi-team Ownership rule that was announced in March of 2017.
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