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)

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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

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

Road to Rio Oceania - Playoffs Preview

Counter-Strike
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Event Previews
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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

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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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Other Articles
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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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Team/Player News
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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.