KeSPA Shuts Down StarCraft ProLeague

KeSPA Shuts Down StarCraft ProLeague

The Korean eSports Association (KeSPA) have announced the discontinuation of the world’s longest-running eSports league, the StarCraft ProLeague, and the shuttering of five of the seven participating teams—SK Telecom T1, KT Rolster, CJ Entus, MVP, and Samsung Galaxy. KeSPA’s chairman Jun ByungHun issued an emotional statement regarding the closure, stating ProLeague “paved the way for many top-tier StarCraft players and served as the bedrock behind Korean pro players becoming the world’s greatest.” “However, behind the excitement,…

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3 Things to Know Before Watching Intel Extreme Masters

3 Things to Know Before Watching Intel Extreme Masters

If you’ve never tuned in to an Intel Extreme Masters (IEM) event before, one of the most important things to know is that San Jose’s event isn’t just a one-off tournament. It marks the mid-point in a long and storied series. Organized by ESL and sponsored by Intel, IEM is the longest-running global eSports tournament series and marks many very important dates on gaming fans’ calendars. Instead of featuring competitors in just one game, IEM…

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BlizzCon Basics: 4 Tournaments to Watch

BlizzCon Basics: 4 Tournaments to Watch

It’s nearly that time of year again, when gleeful gamers ready their finest StarCraft and Diablo costumes and descend on Anaheim for the latest installment of BlizzCon. This annual event invites fans to congregate and celebrate all of Blizzard Entertainment’s game universes by attending panels, cosplaying and challenging each other in their favorite games. As in past years, there will be plenty for fans to take in on the weekend of November 6th and 7th….

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