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June 20, 2019

League Of Legends’ Version Of Auto Chess Has Taken Over Twitch

We have a habit, in the gaming industry, of declaring things “The Year Of ___.” 2013 was The Year Of Luigi. 2014 was The Year Of Luigi’s Death Stare. 2019 is The Year Of Gooigi. However, if Gooigi had not transformed into an unassailable, medium-defining phenomenon, we might also be tempted to call this The Year Of …

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June 13, 2019

The State Of California Is Investigating Riot Games For Gender Discrimination

The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing said today that it is filing an investigation enforcement suit against League of Legends publisher Riot Games, as part of an investigation into gender discrimination at the company.

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June 10, 2019

It looks like League of Legends is getting in on the hype around the DOTA 2 mod Dota Auto Chess.

It looks like League of Legends is getting in on the hype around the DOTA 2 mod Dota Auto Chess. Today, publisher Riot Games announced their upcoming turn-based autobattler Teamfight Tactics, a mode for League of Legends coming out later this month. 

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May 29, 2019

Delane Parnell’s plan to conquer amateur esports

Most of the buzz about esports focuses on high-profile professional teams and audiences watching live streams of those professionals.

What gets ignored is the entire base of amateurs wanting to compete in esports below the professional tier. This is like talking about the NBA and the value of its sponsorships and broadcast rights as if that is the entirety of the basketball market in the US.

Los Angeles-based PlayVS (pronounced “play versus”) wants to become the dominant platform for amateur esports, starting at the high school level. The company raised $46 million last year—its first year operating—with the vision that owning the infrastructure [...]

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