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The news is out for the 2021 season of Collegiate Rocket League (CRL), bringing a $75 thousand prize pool into scholastic and college esports for North America.

CRL 2021

Regarding the event’s format, each of the Western and Eastern Conferences will hold 10 teams each. But teams must fight to become one of the 20 total teams. The two best teams from each conference in the last season’s League Play immediately qualify for this season. The other 16 spots in the peak of North American Collegiate Rocket League esports are filled from open qualifiers.

When it comes to League Play specifics…


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Dallas-based esports organization Envy Gaming announced UNITED FOR TEXAS, a 72-hour charity streaming event to raise money for Texas relief.

UNITED FOR TEXAS

Beginning on Friday, February 26, fans can donate to support relief efforts while watching different gaming entertainment. BotezLive, consisting of Alexandra Botez and Andrea Botez who live in Austin, will lead the event. The streamer sisters will reveal multiple goals and engagement methods to incentivize donations. Through social media and live streaming, the Envy Gaming streamers will facilitate community engagement.

Besides BotezLive, other notable streamers participating include Call of Duty League players Ian “Crimsix” Porter, members of XSET Gaming…


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Krafton and PUBG Studio finally unveiled their latest addition to the famous gaming franchise in PUBG: New State, a new mobile video game for release only on the Play Store.

Many desktop games like Fortnite already have a mobile port. However, it is often a copy of the console or PC version, which is not a good enough experience to keep players around. Therefore, PUBG Studio designed a new game with the mobile platform in mind.

PUBG: NEW STATE

As its name suggests, PUBG: NEW STATE is set in the near future, 30 years ahead. Players follow the usual battle royale recipe and…


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Rainbow Six Siege team DarkZero Esports announced the signing of Nick “njr” Rapier, one of the best rookies in the last competitive season.

DarkZero was a promising Rainbow Six team since its creation. Most fans witnessed DarkZero’s performances at the Six Invitational 2020, where it lost to finalists Ninjas in Pyjamas and Spacestation Gaming. In an effort to improve, DarkZero trusts its future to njr, who surprised everyone with his rookie year.

DarkZero njr

Matthew “Hotancold” Stevens, who dedicated two years to DarkZero, has been released by the organization. He will be remembered by the fanbase for his help in getting DarkZero…


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HP Incorporation announced today that it reached a definitive agreement to purchase HyperX, the gaming hardware division of the Kingston Technology Company, for $425 million. HyperX is a popular brand in the gaming peripheral space, specializing in keyboards, mice, mousepads, microphones, headsets and more. HP’s acquisition of the brand supports its recent strategy and focus to increase its growth and market share in the personal systems business.

HP Acquires HyperX

This is not the first stride HP has made to enter the gaming space. The company also partnered with Maingear, a boutique PC builder in 2016. Together, HP and Maingear launched the…


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Efforts to grow inclusivity in esports and gaming continue as VALORANT Champions Tour announces VCT Game Changers, a program creating exposure for women and other genders.

VCT Game Changers

This new program aims to supplement VALORANT esports and address the lack of minority groups. The new VCT tournament consists of Game Changers Series and Game Changers Academy. Series is the peak of Game Changers competition with events held globally. Similar in scale and prizing to the Ignition Series, the first competitive event takes place in North America in late March.

VCT Game Changers Academy is the other initiative that helps start and…


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For the first time on console starting March 5, esports fans get to see top PlayerUnknown’s Battleground (PUBG) teams across North American compete on the big stage. PUBG Console League (PCL) hosted eight seasons of console-based leagues and recently revealed that season 9 will be officially backed by PUBG Corporation.

PUBG Console League

The league consists of 64 teams with half of them qualifying from previous events. The remaining 32 teams registered after January 3. These teams get split into four groups as they battle it out in stage 1. …


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League of Legends Gameplay Design Director Mark Yetter gave a detailed preview into Patch 11.5, the next set of buffs, nerfs, and updates to the game.

League of Legends Patch 11.5

This new patch takes a look at champions who saw too much play and those who needed some help to succeed. In particular, notable nerfs come to Seraphine, Udyr, and Rell who have dominated the game. On the other side, bot lane returns to its older power with bigger buffs to Kog’maw, Samira, and Pyke.

Regarding items, Riot Games wants to buff a few that became too niche and underused. As such, Black…


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Many League of Legends esports fans only recognize G2 Esports and Fnatic as the likely finalist teams than others in the region. But after years of competition between the two LEC champions, a new contender is emerging.

The team is none other than Rogue, approved by Riot Games to feature in the LEC 2019 Spring Split. Currently, the powerhouse region showing a new LEC rivalry between G2 Esports vs Rogue.


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The Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) 2021 is nearing its end with only a week of matches left for most regional leagues in Season 1. As frenzy fills the Dota 2 esports fans, the big question is which team will come out on top.

DPC 2021 Season 1

Team Secret joins PGL Singapore

Infamously known as the toughest region to compete in, Europe lives up to its reputation as home to several The International champions. Most notably, team OG made history after winning two consecutive Internationals.

Despite their glory and fame, it comes as a surprise that OG is not the strongest team of the season. Instead, Team Secret

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