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League of Legends - World Championship 2016 Analysis

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League of Legends - World Championship 2016 Analysis

Finally, its Worlds time. In 2 days, the crème de la crème of League of Legends teams will begin their gauntlet to pick up the Summoners Cup of the 2016 season. This season of LoL was amazing; NA stepped up big, G2 changed the face of what Europe usually offers, and China and Korea don’t seem so high and mighty anymore.  Also, ROX has been so dominant that most people and I are giving them the #1 spot with ease.  With this in mind, we will now attempt to evaluate and predict how the Worlds bracket will look after the group stage....

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The Dota 2 International Results

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The Dota 2 International Results

In closing of The Dota 2 International, we will now quickly recap the final match of the tournament. Due to post TI obligations from our announced interview with DC Saksa, it will unfortunately be postponed for the time being.  Meanwhile, we almost had a perfect “called it” moment while watching this amazing event. EHOME made it as far as predicted and Digital Chaos went all the way… almost. Wings Gaming  Formed almost a year ago in the now standard post TI player shuffle, Wings found a way to break into the meta, and bring MoBa glory with their great play. ...

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The Dota 2 International ($20 Million Dollar Prize Pool!)

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The Dota 2 International ($20 Million Dollar Prize Pool!)

The main event of The International Dota 2 tournament is set to begin Monday, August 8th, at the KeyArena in Seattle.  The International (TI) 2016, surpasses the previous record for the largest single tournament prize, which is slightly over $20,000,000. And for the first place team, they will be taking home a cool $8.8 Million.  This increasing prize pool every year in not only this tournament but all tournaments across eSports, shows how fast this great community is growing. The sky is really the limit! The Group Stages After a preliminary stage where the wildcard teams faced off the four wild card...

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ESL One: Cologne 2016 Results

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ESL One: Cologne 2016 Results

ESL One Cologne kicked off on July 5th, and the first day of group stages showed that everybody came prepared with guns blazing. As the first eight matches kicked off, we had a feeling we made the rights calls in our predictions article, and that no major upsets would arise in the following days.  Oh how wrong we were..   The Group Stage Gambit, Natus Vincere, Virtus.pro, and SK Gaming went through the group stages without much challenge, but the other four quarterfinalists had to play decider matches to seal their seat in the top eight. Our own prediction of...

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ESL One: Cologne 2016 Predictions

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ESL One: Cologne 2016 Predictions

ESL One Cologne 2016 is only a few hours away, with the action kicking off at 5AM EST on July 5th, and the quarterfinals beginning on July 8th at the LANXESS Arena. With the event starting up so soon, it’s time for us at CS Gaming Chairs to throw out our predictions for the group stage and winner of the trophy. The top eight finishers from MLG Columbus are joined by eight teams that passed the qualifier gauntlet to form the following lineup that will compete for a grand prize of $1,000,000 USD.   The Group Stage Group A: Astralis Counter Logic Gaming Gambit Gaming...

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