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Mar 31, 2020 at 23:00.

Online-Only Overwatch League Has Been Weird But Fun As Heck

Online-Only Overwatch League Has Been Weird But Fun As Heck

The coronavirus has canceled or postponed almost every single major and minor social event across the world. Just this week, we learned that the 2020 Olympics will need to rebrand to the 2021 Olympics with the announcement that the games have been postponed until July of next year. Other sporting institutions like the NBA and MLB have also been forced to postpone games late into the year. But...

Mar 30, 2020 at 07:00. 4 comments

Now Some NFL Players Are Playing Madden On TV

Now Some NFL Players Are Playing Madden On TV

If real sports are going to be successful in the online (and televised) space over the next few months, the one thing they need above all others is participation from actual athletes. That’s why the La Liga and NASCAR tournaments have been so fun, and is why it’s a bit worrying that Fox and the NFL’s version only has eight entrants.

NASCAR Drivers Are Racing Each Other Online, And It's Going...

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Feb 25, 2020. 13 comments

YouTuber Banned From Every EA Game And Online Service After Rants, Threats

YouTuber Banned From Every EA Game And Online Service After Rants, Threats

Kurt ‘Kurt0411’ Fenech, a FIFA Pro who is probably more notorious/famous for his YouTube presence, has been hit with one of the most severe online punishments I’ve ever seen, having been banned by EA from playing any of their games online or even accessing any of their online services.

EA Staff Twitter Accounts Hacked After YouTuber Gets Banned For 'Vulgar' Comments

A number of Electronic...

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Feb 25, 2020. 7 comments

Overwatch League Cancels South Korea Matches Over Coronavirus Concerns

Overwatch League Cancels South Korea Matches Over Coronavirus Concerns

Late last month, Blizzard’s Overwatch League cancelled all matches scheduled to take place in China in February and March due to coronavirus fears. Now it’s cancelled matches for South Korea as well, just days before games were set to begin.

The league made fans aware of the cancellations via Twitter, writing, “In order to protect the health & safety of our players, fans, & staff, we are...

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Feb 24, 2020. 16 comments

Seven-Year-Old Wins A Pokémon Championship, Makes Everyone A Fan

Seven-Year-Old Wins A Pokémon Championship, Makes Everyone A Fan

Meet Simone Lim. She’s the new Pokémon Oceania International Juniors Championships champion. She faced off in Melbourne against the older and formidable Justin Miranda-Radbord. He’s defending champ with a long list of achievements, including 21-time Regional Champ.

Lim seemed to come out of nowhere to claim her crown. This was her first year competing; she ranked top four in Malaysia Regionals...

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Feb 14, 2020. 21 comments

Overwatch's YouTube Deal Makes A New Brigitte Skin Costly For Most Players

Overwatch's YouTube Deal Makes A New Brigitte Skin Costly For Most Players

Until February 19, Blizzard is offering Overwatch players a skin nobody asked for, but that is, admittedly, pretty funny: “Goat Brigitte,” a horned, blue-and-purple number meant to commemorate the notoriously unpopular “GOATS” meta that dominated OWL season two last year. There’s just one problem: It’s currently impossible to earn the in-game currency players need to unlock it.

The new skin,...

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Feb 11, 2020. 12 comments

Why The Paris Overwatch League Team Is Based Out Of New Jersey This Season

Why The Paris Overwatch League Team Is Based Out Of New Jersey This Season

After two seasons in Burbank, California, the Overwatch League has finally achieved its goal of scattering teams across the globe to their various home cities. Well, mostly. Paris Eternal, somewhat conspicuously, is operating out of New Jersey. New Jersey, in case you’re from a non-Earth planet, is not in France.

A couple weeks before the inaugural matches of OWL season three, which kicked off...

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Feb 04, 2020. 13 comments

Fortnite Players Divided Over Whether Streamer Cheated In Charity Tournament

Fortnite Players Divided Over Whether Streamer Cheated In Charity Tournament

Streamer Nicholas “NickEh30” Amyoony has been accused of cheating during a Fortnite game in last week’s charity Twitch Rivals Streamer Bowl. In a clip circulating online, Nick and his duos partner, NFL player David Morgan, can be heard discussing what sounds like a plan to land in an off-limits part of the map. While some Fortnite fans see the team’s actions as outright cheating, others see...

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Jan 30, 2020.

The Japanese Esports License System Is A Mess

The Japanese Esports License System Is A Mess
Kotaku East East is your slice of Asian internet culture, bringing you the latest talking points from Japan, Korea, China and beyond. Tune in every morning from 4am to 8am.

In Japan, there is a gaming license system that defines what a pro player is. The system was established in February 2018 and nearly two years later, the awkward stop-gap seems like a mess.

The reason given for creating...

Jan 28, 2020. 3 comments

League Of Legends Pro Games Postponed In China Due To Coronavirus Concerns

League Of Legends Pro Games Postponed In China Due To Coronavirus Concerns
Kotaku East East is your slice of Asian internet culture, bringing you the latest talking points from Japan, Korea, China and beyond. Tune in every morning from 4am to 8am.

China’s League of Legends Pro League has decided to postpone the upcoming 2020 Spring Season matches that were originally slated to start early next month after the Chinese New Year’s holidays.

According to CCN, the matches...

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Jan 25, 2020. 11 comments

Overwatch League, Call Of Duty League, And Hearthstone Esports Will Air On YouTube, Not Twitch

Overwatch League, Call Of Duty League, And Hearthstone Esports Will Air On YouTube, Not Twitch

With Overwatch League season three set to kick off in just over two weeks, it was becoming a little conspicuous that we still didn’t know where it was going to air. Now we do: With its two-year Twitch deal now expired , Overwatch League is moving to YouTube. It will be joined by Activision’s new Call of Duty League as well as Hearthstone esports.

Activision and Google announced the news in a...

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Nathan Grayson Nathan Grayson Jan 24, 2020. 14 comments

Suspended Hearthstone Player Blitzchung Doesn't Regret Speaking Out About Hong Kong

Suspended Hearthstone Player Blitzchung Doesn't Regret Speaking Out About Hong Kong

Last October, Hearthstone pro Chung “Blitzchung” Ng Wai decided, during an official stream of the Asia-Pacific Grandmasters, to shoot his shot. “Liberate Hong Kong,” he said while wearing a gas mask. “Revolution of our age!” He wound up getting suspended by Blizzard . Now, in 2020, he says that if he could go back to that moment, he wouldn’t change a thing.

Blitzchung, who is still suspended,...

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Riley MacLeod Riley MacLeod Jan 23, 2020. 20 comments

Epic Will Punish Fortnite Opponents Who Signal Each Other

Epic Will Punish Fortnite Opponents Who Signal Each Other

Earlier this week, Fortnite released new rules to attempt to curb cheating in competitive play. The new guidelines relate to a player behavior called “signaling,” which means communicating with opponents. Fortnite doesn’t allow for voice chat between opponents, so players use other means to communicate, like jumping or swinging their pickaxe. On the surface, these new rules against signaling...

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Mike Fahey Mike Fahey Jan 17, 2020. 5 comments

Check Out The Overwatch League’s Fancy New Designer Uniforms

Check Out The Overwatch League’s Fancy New Designer Uniforms

Who needs commentators when the players look so good? The Overwatch League has teamed with legendary streetwear designer Jeff Staple to create an “authentic player kit” for each of the league’s 20 teams. It’s so fancy.

The new kits, designed to bring the esports experience more in line with the traditional sports experience, are more than just fancy shirts. They feature premium graphics...

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Nathan Grayson Nathan Grayson Jan 14, 2020. 13 comments

Overwatch League Commentators Are Jumping Ship [UPDATE]

Overwatch League Commentators Are Jumping Ship [UPDATE]

Watching professional Overwatch matches can be chaotic. At times, team fights look less like coherent, role-driven skirmishes and more like cartoon characters punching and kicking inside screen-eclipsing dust clouds. Commentators play a crucial role, making sense of the madness to both esports fans and the uninitiated mainstream audience Blizzard hopes to attract. But with season three just...

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Nathan Grayson Nathan Grayson Jan 11, 2020. 16 comments

Houston Overwatch League Team Decides To Move After New Neighbors Complain

Houston Overwatch League Team Decides To Move After New Neighbors Complain

Season three of the Overwatch League kicks off next month, and that means teams are finally gearing up to live and operate out of their home cities. The Houston Outlaws, unfortunately, have not received the warmest of welcomes from their neighbors.

Houston Outlaws general manager Matt “Flame” Rodriguez said yesterday on Twitter that his team will be uprooting its base of operations after...

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Ian Walker Ian Walker Jan 09, 2020. 22 comments

Nintendo's President Explains Its Reluctance To Fund Smash Bros. Tournament Prizes

Nintendo's President Explains Its Reluctance To Fund Smash Bros. Tournament Prizes

During a recent interview with Japanese business journal Nikkei, Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa was asked a variety of questions concerning the publisher’s future, one of which concerned Nintendo’s support for Super Smash Bros. competitions, in particular its reluctance to support Smash tournaments with prize money.

“Esports, in which players compete on stage for prize money as an...

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Zack Zwiezen Zack Zwiezen Dec 29, 2019. 5 comments

Remilia, The First Woman To Compete In The League Of Legends Championship Series, Dies At 24

Remilia, The First Woman To Compete In The League Of Legends Championship Series, Dies At 24

Twitch Streamer and former professional League Of Legends player Maria “Remilia” Creveling died on Friday at the age of 24, according to a tweet from her close friend and esports journalist Richard Lewis.

“It is with great sadness that I inform you that my best friend Maria Creveling passed away peacefully in her sleep yesterday,” Lewis explained in the Tweet, which was posted yesterday.

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Dec 04, 2019. 2 comments

A Tekken Legend's Visit To Pakistan Is Met With Both Cheers And Drama

A Tekken Legend's Visit To Pakistan Is Met With Both Cheers And Drama

Over the last year, Pakistan’s fighting game community has risen from relative obscurity to a place of prominence thanks to a handful of its players winning major Tekken 7 tournaments on the world stage. The country has garnered so much attention, in fact, that South Korean veteran Jae-Min “Knee” Bae traveled there last week to train for the Tekken World Tour finals this weekend. What should...

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Brian Ashcraft Brian Ashcraft Nov 27, 2019. 13 comments

Pro And Amateur FPS Players See Differently, According To Comparison

Pro And Amateur FPS Players See Differently, According To Comparison
Kotaku East East is your slice of Asian internet culture, bringing you the latest talking points from Japan, Korea, China and beyond. Tune in every morning from 4am to 8am.

Have you ever wondered why some people are better at first-person shooters than others? One important difference might be how people see while playing.

Nikkei recently posted a clip tracking a professional FPS player’s...

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