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The NBA and esports: How we got here

For the past two years, NBA owners and players have poured significant money into esports teams and players. Let's look back at the budding relationship between esports and the NBA.

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Fionn's midseason awards ballot

Tyler Erzberger votes for the North American League of Legends Championship Series awards at the end of each split. Here's his ballot as of the near-halfway point of the spring.

Robert Paul

Podcast: All things Smash and the LCS

Rachel Gu, Christina Kelly, Jacob Wolf and special guest Tyler Erzberger discuss the LCS and preview Sweden's B.E.A.S.T. 7's Smash 64, Melee and Wii U tournaments.

Why Chad Johnson loves FIFA video games so much (2:22)
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From hero to heel: RyanLV, Marvel and Phoenix

Ryan "RyanLV" Romero has stuck to his style in "Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3" throughout his career -- through first-place finishes and boos. He won't change as the game nears its swan song.


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  • League of Legends 2017 Hub

    Recaps for NA and EU LCS, LPL and LCK. Power Rankings. Standings. Features. It's all on our League of Legends hub page.


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  • Astralis' Xyp9x: 'Just amazing' to play under gla1ve and his leadership

    - Jacob Wolf

    Astralis has finally broken its curse and won a Counter-Strike Major. Xyp9x describes his joyful disbelief, the team's thoughts heading into the finals and more.

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  • Phoenix1's Yoo "Ryu" Sang-ook: 'I'm still having fun'

    - Tyler Erzberger

    Most League of Legends pros burn out after just a few years playing at the top level. But 23-year-old Yoo "Ryu" Sang-ook, one of the older vets in LCS, still enjoys the game as much as ever.

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  • Skin in the Game

    - Shaun Assael

    Counter-Strike has spawned a wild multibillion-dollar world of online casino gambling; it's barely regulated and open to any kid who wants in.


  • The unique strategy of Dota 2

    While League of Legends might have a higher profile, Dota 2 boasts a gigantic purse and a different strategy. The bar for entry is high, but with a little help, Dota 2 can be enjoyable.

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  • Guide to League of Legends

    League of Legends is the king of the esports hill. What is it about this free-to-play MOBA that has the world clicking like mad? Here's your guide to LoL and what to expect in 2016.


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  • The Unkillable Demon King

    - Mina Kimes

    19-year-old Faker came out of nowhere to become the first true global star of gaming. But can the League of Legends prodigy carry a nation on his shoulders?

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  • E:60 - Throne of Games

    E:60 takes an unprecedented look inside the world of professional video game competitions through the journey of the Dota2 team known as the Evil Geniuses and their quest for a share of the $18.4 million tournament prize pool.