Earlier this weekend, Shacknews lined up a handful of esports events worth checking out. Among them was the sixth Smash Summit, which saw some of Super Smash Bros. Melee’s best players congregate at the Beyond the Summit house in Los Angeles. The event has typically belonged to The Alliance’s own Adam “Armada” Lindgren, who won the first four Summits and finished runner-up in the most recent one.
But something special happened during Smash Summit 6.
“These kids who are coming from their parents’ basements are now making more than their parents,” one agent says…
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ASUS has added a new ultra-fast monitor forhardcore gamers and eSports enthusiasts to its lineup. The new ROG Strix XG258Q resembles its close relative — the ROG Swift PG258Q — when it comes to key characteristics such as FHD resolution and 240 Hz refresh rate. However whereas the PG258Q is a G-Sync monitor, the new XG258Q uses AMD’s FreeSync instead. Along with the variable refresh features, the new monitor also features ELMB (extreme low motion blur) tech as well as ASUS’ Aura RGB lighting effects on the back.
The ASUS ROG Strix XG258Q is based …
Intel Showcases Extraordinary PC Gaming and VR Experiences at E3; Announces Million Intel Grand Slam for Esports
Availability for the rest of the family will soon follow, with the 12-core Intel Core i9-7920X X-series processor expected to start shipping in August, and the Intel Core i9-7940X X-series processor, Intel Core i9-7960X X-series processor and 18-core …
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We’ve seen a huge growth in the popularity of eSports in recent times – to the point where big games have been covered on Sky TV – but will competitive matches be something that can help stoke the popularity of VR gaming, which remains a rather niche pursuit? Intel certainly believes so, with the company announcing a big push behind VR eSports to this end.
Over at E3 2017, Intel announced that it will collaborate with eSports giant ESL and Oculus to form the VR Challenger League.
This will kick off next month, featuring professional VR gamers slugging it out in a pair of virtual reality games: The Unspoken (by Insomniac Games – pictured above) and E…
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We are mid-way through the annual esports calendar and South Korean team SK Telecom 1 recently scored a resounding victory at the Mid-Seasonal Invitational. The MSI, as it’s known, is a tournament where teams compete to win the video game League of Legends. This year, for the first time, there were world-class players from 13 regions across the globe battling for a US$ 1.69m prize pool. SK Telecom 1 skirmished through three weeks of matches to retain their title, taking home nearly US$ 700,000 (£544,000) in prize money….
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Chinese internet conglomerate Tencent has made some big moves to boost its profile among online gamers, not the least of which involved purchasing SuperCell, maker of the hit mobile game "Clash of Clans", for a reported $ 10.2 billion. On Tuesday, Ten… …
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According to Kevin Jones, vice president of the electronic chain Micro Center, overall sales of gaming PCs have increased 25 to 30 percent in 2016. Even at Micro Center, sales have grown 200 to 300 percent from one year ago.
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Blizzard is setting up its first eSports stadium in the world and it'll initially be focused on Overwatch. The new Taipei studio, known simply as the Blizzard eStadium, can fit up to 250 people. It'll be used for local matches and international tournaments in the region.