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Dota 2 landscape changing this year, starting next week

A brief rundown of what’s new: the International Compendium will launch next week alongside a new balance patch, and Valve will be sponsoring three more major tournaments a year in the hopes of making Dota 2 a bit more professional and stable.

By Tim McDonald | 25 Apr 2015 | 1

IncGamers Podcast #180

With The Sims 4 now well and truly released across the world, it’s time for the IncGamers Podcast to discuss whether the negative pre-release press was justified.

By Peter Parrish | 10 Sep 2014 | 4

ESPN President says eSport is “not a sport”

They’ve just broadcast the DOTA 2 tournament so this is an odd statement from the man at the top.

By Paul Younger | 6 Sep 2014 | Comments Off on ESPN President says eSport is “not a sport”

Female Hearthstone players not allowed to compete against male players

In what seems like a ridiculous decision with no acceptable explanation, female players are not allowed to take part in the Assembly Summer 2014 Hearthstone IeSF Qualifier.

By Paul Younger | 2 Jul 2014 | 6

Stiff competition: League of Legends tournament recognised as pro sport

In a bit of rather unusual news, the US State Department now recognises the League of Legends League Championship Series as a proper professional sport.

By Tim McDonald | 14 Jul 2013 | 7

Top World of Tanks players head to the WCG in China

World of Tanks is breaking into the world of eSports and today they revealed more details of the game’s appearance at the World Cyber Games which take place in Kunshan, China between 29 November to 2 December.

By Paul Younger | 27 Nov 2012 | Comments Off on Top World of Tanks players head to the WCG in China

Is eSports a real sport? [Interview] – Shootmania dev weighs in

Toss up the question of whether eSports is a really a sport at all and you’ll typically get one of two responses; either an absolute no, or a yes coupled with a venomous attack for even implying that it might not be.

By John Robertson | 8 Sep 2012 | 1

Valve is making an eSports documentary about Dota 2

Maybe after this Valve could make a documentary about not making Half-Life 3, they’d have plenty of material for that.

By Peter Parrish | 17 Aug 2012 | Comments Off on Valve is making an eSports documentary about Dota 2