StarCraft Player Gets Pro Athlete Visa, Delays Military Service

In August, the U.S. government, for the first time ever, gave a professional gamer the kind of special visa it issues to professional athletes. It was largely thanks to lobbying by Riot Games, makers of League of Legends. Now the first visa has gone to a professional StarCraft player, and it gets him out of military… » 12/11/13 6:00pm 12/11/13 6:00pm

The Five Best StarCraft II Matches Of The Weekend

There were some close calls in this weekend's latest round of matches during the 2012-2013 StarCraft II Proleague. We hand-picked five of these games to recap for you, focusing on those that really show the current state of the competitive StarCraft II scene, highlighting incredible unit control and decision making » 7/08/13 5:00pm 7/08/13 5:00pm

Professional Video Gamer Suspended for Saying He Had Sex With a…

Well, if there's a big lesson of the past week, it's that cretinous online behavior may not be illegal in and of itself, but that doesn't mean you won't face consequences for engaging in it. Take the case of Ilyes "Stephano" Satouri, a member of the StarCraft team for Evil Geniuses, the renowned pro gaming clan. » 10/13/12 4:00pm 10/13/12 4:00pm

A Million Bucks Up for Grabs as EA Sports' Tournaments Move to the PS3

Competitive Madden gaming, for the better part of a decade, typically involved a weekend of long drives, cheap hotel stays, and lots of standing, sitting and sometimes sleeping on ugly convention center carpet. It fairly assured that only the diehards and elites would show up for preliminary rounds. » 12/08/11 8:30pm 12/08/11 8:30pm

Take That, MTV: More than 240,000 People Watched Pro Video Game Players…

Some people like eSports. Others think the idea of broadcasting competitions of people going at it in Starcraft 2, Black Ops or Halo: Reach won't ever get mainstream media attention. But it turns out that it may not be necessary, if the new numbers released by the Major League Gaming promotion are any indication. » 12/06/11 11:40am 12/06/11 11:40am