There's A Rift At The Heart Of The Smash Bros. Scene

Despite being nearly 15 years old and having had a couple of sequels, Super Smash Bros. Melee is still alive and thriving. The fans won't let it die. Usually, the community enthusiasm around Smash Bros. is admirable. But last weekend, at the biggest Smash Bros. tournament ever held, fans' endless love for Melee turned… » 2/04/15 2:00pm 2/04/15 2:00pm

Competitive Hearthstone Had Serious DDoS Problems Over The Weekend

One of the most accessible esports going, Hearthstone also proved itself one of the most open to denial of service attacks over the weekend, as three online tournaments were interrupted by attacks in two days. » 1/26/15 10:00pm 1/26/15 10:00pm

World's Best Jigglypuff Player Makes Opponent Give Up in Smash Tourney

Guy Lands Great Smash Attack Right After Announcer Teases Him About It

"I can't wait to see it work," the Smash Bros. tournament announcer said as he watched one of the fighters struggle to land a mighty blow. "It's gonna be at the top of the subreddit." And so it was. Sometimes, fortune favors the goaded. » 1/06/15 2:00pm 1/06/15 2:00pm

Ten of Captain Falcon's Best Moments In Melee Tournaments

Not gonna lie: watching this compilation video of amazing Captain Falcon plays made my pulse quicken. It's just so hype! » 12/29/14 3:00pm 12/29/14 3:00pm

20 of the Best Falcon Punches In Smash Bros.

Nailing a good Falcon Punch is probably one of the most satisfying things to do in Smash Bros. And while you don't see them all the time in competitive play, the Falcon Punches that serious players land can be very bombastic. » 12/16/14 3:30pm 12/16/14 3:30pm

This Is How You Run A Convention Arcade Room

All you need is a row of projection screens, some colorful lighting and large dark room to put them in. If you do it right, the gamers will bring the funk to finish it off. BronyCon does it right. » 8/02/14 11:00am 8/02/14 11:00am

Watch The First Ever Smash Bros. Wii U Tournament Live [Done!]

16 talented Smash Bros. players, all duking it out for the number one spot: it's the Smash Bros. invitational, and you can watch it right here. » 6/10/14 6:48pm 6/10/14 6:48pm

Watch the Birth of the Yu-Gi-Oh Championships' New 'King of Games'

With all the world championship tournaments going on over the last few months, one tournament was sort of left in the wind. While this might have happened earlier this month, it's still interesting. During this year's Yu-Gi-Oh World Championships, a new King of Games was crowned. » 8/26/13 7:00am 8/26/13 7:00am

Watch All The Amazing Evo 2012 Fighting Game Finales Right Here

We rounded up livestreams of the EVO fighting championships for you before it began this past weekend, but if you weren't around to watch and want a peek at the last battles and winners of the individual tournaments, you're in luck. I've rounded them up for you down below. Enjoy! Oh, and don't blame my reuse of the… » 7/09/12 6:30pm 7/09/12 6:30pm

Watch The EVO Tournaments (and Panels) Live, Right Here

Watch two separate tournaments and a livestream of the EVO 2012 panels right here on Kotaku, presented to you by Shoryuken and Twitch.TV. You can also find the full, three-day schedule down below. » 7/06/12 11:30am 7/06/12 11:30am

QuakeCon 2010 Will Be Televised

Bummed that you can't make it to Dallas this weekend to hang with Kotaku at QuakeCon 2010? Quake Live TV will be bringing you live coverage of all the major tournaments, so all you'll need is a cardboard Totilo cutout. » 8/11/10 2:00pm 8/11/10 2:00pm

League Of Legends Kicks Off Season One Next Week

Oh it's on. After several months' worth of pre-season play, Riot Games is ready to kick things into high gear with next week's launch of League of Legends' first official competition season, complete with ladders, ranked games, and draft mode. » 7/06/10 5:20pm 7/06/10 5:20pm

Atlus Staging Luminous Arc 2 Battle Royale

Fans of magical DS strategy RPG Luminous Arc 2 » 11/26/08 7:20pm 11/26/08 7:20pm had better get practising. Just a week after the games North American launch, Atlus have announced the . The tournament will take place in January 2009, when 48 LA 2 players will be selected to compete for the only slightly underwhelming title of . More material prizes…