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Kristine Hutter
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Dyrus on burnout, professional play and the state of the game
One of the most prominent names in League of Legends streaming, Marcus "Dyrus" Hill made a name for himself as a legendary top laner in North America. Before his retirement at the end of...
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The best League of Legends highlights from Week 7
The lower-ranked teams in North America finally found their fangs this week. Counter Logic Gaming was finally able to find their footing alongside Team EnVyUs. Sleeper players like...
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Cosplayer of the Week: Yaya Han
In 1999, Anime Expo unwittingly played host to a future star of the cosplay industry. Of course, at the time, there was no way of knowing that 17-year-old Yaya Han would go on to become...
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Ricki Ortiz: '[Urien] definitely needs a little bit of nerfing for sure'
The Street Fighter offseason is almost over, which means the scene's top players have spent a long time training, and an even longer time examining how the Season 2 patch shifted the...
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TL's Youngbin: ‘The team is fully capable of making it to the playoffs and I always say that the key for our team to make playoffs is really on me'
On Feb. 28, Team Liquid announced that Chae "Piglet" Gwang-jin would be replacing Greyson "Goldenglue" Gilmer in the mid lane. Sure, the role swap was unexpected, but perhaps the most...
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The best cosplays from IEM Katowice 2017
The competition was intense at IEM Katowice — everyone had spent months preparing for their debut in front of thousands of anxious fans. Anticipation hung in the air as they walked on...
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The best League of Legends highlights from Week 6
After a week-long hiatus, the LCS and LCK were back in full swing. With a ton of mages being played and a number of heart-pounding Baron fights, Week 6 brought us some major plays...
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Cosplayer of the Week: Jessica Nigri
It's 2009 and you're attending your first San Diego Comic Con. The crowds are dense, the exhibitor tables are overflowing with creativity and then you lay eyes on her — bright yellow...
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What you need to know about Overwatch's newest hero, Orisa
After a week of forum posts and Twitter teasers, Blizzard has announced the latest joining the Overwatch Roster: Orisa, the Guardian Robot. Orisa is a slow-firing front line tank who...
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747 joins compLexity Gaming
Mid laner Eric "747" Dong will be formally joining compLexity Gaming through the upcoming Kiev Major, the team announced Wednesday . He will be replacing Antonio "canceL^^" Mihai, who...
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A day in the life of a pro player: Orange
Hailing from Sweden, Jon "Orange" Westberg is the longest-standing member of Alliance's Hearthstone division. Orange has been consistent throughout his career, winning SeatStory Cup III...
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The best League of Legends highlights from Week 5
During Week 5, each region found their successful strategies turned on their heads. With mixed performances across the board, it was a test of fortitude and composure for all...
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Streamer Spotlight: Scarra
Mid laner extraordinaire William "scarra" Li has played League for nearly a decade, entering the Rift before Season One had begun. In 2010, he stepped into the competitive scene on the...
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Cosplayer spotlight: Bakka Cosplay, the MacGyver of Cologne costuming
Alongside her partner-in-crime Shellshocked, Bakka Cosplay took Gamescom 2016 by storm with her incredible Junkrat cosplays. Bakka's reputation as a "Wig Momma" in Germany quickly went...
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Overwatch Tips and Tricks: 5 Overpowered Combos that win every teamfight
Aiming to get Play of the Game? We've got you covered. Timing and communication make all the difference but if you know which heroes can team up for game-changing Wombo Combos, your Play...
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Dota 2 reaches 3 billion games
Three billion Dota 2 game lobbies have been created. The SEA region played the milestone game in a 86 kill, 44:04-minute game! According to DOTABUFF, the 3 billionth game of Dota 2...
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atter to play with Renegades at DreamHack Masters Las Vegas
Former qwerty player Simon "atter" Atterstam will be joining Renegades for DreamHack Masters Las Vegas, the team announced Tuesday. According to HLTV, atter will be replacing Ricardo...
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REUNITED unite with eUnited
After ceasing operations in January, REUNITED's former Overwatch roster has been signed by eUnited. In a series of tweets on Monday, eUnited announced four of the former REUNITED players...
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ECS announce Esports Championship Series Season 3
The Esports Championship Series is back. Founded by FACEIT in partnership with Twitch last April, ECS will be returning for Season 3 on Feb. 18, with sign-ups for the Open Qualifiers...