Esports organization ESL announced on Monday a number of changes to its rules regarding cheating, doping, bribery, and most notably, match-fixing. In accordance with these changes, four former players from iBuyPower who were lifetime banned for fixing a match will be allowed to compete in ESL events.
UPDATE 5/9/17 12:00 PM: This story seems to have been based on a hoax designed to get BuzzFeed and, by extension, other sites to publish an inaccurate news article. Sly Buehl Rigilio is quoted in a new article on Infowars saying that he and his friends posed as trans women to trick BuzzFeed “for the laughs.”
Valve’s anti-cheating software, known as VAC, monitors public Counter-Strike matches for evidence of cheating, like aim assist or changing value modifiers. Traditionally, any pros found cheating have been barred from competing in tournaments, but one organizer has decided to let them back in.
Earlier this year, a new esports league, The Professional eSports Association (PEA), burst onto the scene. It was unique in that it was owned by bigtime esports teams, rather than a third party. Immediately there were worries of impropriety. Now, in the wake of a recent controversy, the PEA has suspended its …
The latest patch for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive brings back a long absent feature: graffiti and sprays. They are now a consumable item that can be purchased. Fans lobbying for their return are displeased to say the least.
The final rounds of the ESL One New York Counterstrike: Global Offensive tournament were held last night. You’ve already seen someone toss their gun at another player in the semi finals. Here are some other amazing plays from the final match between Natus Vincere and Virtus.pro.
Overwatch’s first major international tournament was held over the weekend in Cologne, Germany. Hosted at Gamescom, Europe’s largest games trade show, the ESL Overwatch Atlanta Showdown saw competition from eight pro teams. With a prize pool of $100,000 in the balance, professional players busted out their best…
It was only yesterday that I was breaking down the colossal farce that has become the unveiling of the World Esports Association. That was 24 hours ago — which reportedly was all that was required before the new world order began to unravel.
The ESL today announced the formation of the World Esports Association, an organization that’s designed to professionalize esports through regular structure and standardized schedules. Should be interesting to see where this goes.
It’s hard to recognize a tipping-point until it’s come and gone. This year, like every other year since 2011 or 2012, esports are poised to break through into the mainstream. But with companies like Turner set to broadcast a Counter-Strike league on TBS (the unfortunately-named ELEAGUE), and ESPN getting into esports…
Two pro players, Xarakamaka and st9rm, played one of the best Mortal Kombat X matches I’ve recently seen last night, during the ESL Pro League Season 2 semifinals. It was full of perfect combos, block strings and last second comebacks.
Are you a professional Counter-Strike or Heroes of the Storm player who likes to, as the kids say, indulge in the reefer? You’ll have to hold off during professional ESL tournaments, according to new rules posted last night by a representative for the eSport organization.
Pro gaming league ESL has decided to start administering tests for performance-enhancing drugs. If they’re serious about it, though, they’ve still got a lot of work ahead of them.
In the wake of public admissions that a whole bunch of pro Counter-Strike players have been taking the ADHD drug Adderall, the ESL (Electronic Sports League) have announced plans to start drug testing their competitors.
In an interview with Mohan “Launders” Govindasamy, pro Counter-Strike player Kory “SEMPHIS” Friesen was asked whether “everyone does Adderall” at certain esports events. “Yeah”, was the answer.
Holding an online tournament requiring teams form parties to play against each other only works if the teams can form parties, and so the first round of ESL’s Halo Championship Series Open bracket was canceled over the weekend.
Over the weekend, during a Hearthstone tournament, one player lucked into a killer combination not once, not twice, but three damn times in a row, beating the odds in extraordinary fashion.
We've rounded up some of the best highlights from the past few days in the gaming world and put them all in one place for you. Today, the winners of the ESL One Counter-Strike: GO tournament, and more!
Gamescom is held in a massive convention center that sits aside the Rhine. Inside there are towering halls of concrete and steel, each filled with massive booths, games and people.