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DOOM. Nintendo Switch. Review.
An in-depth behind-the-scenes look at the game. And bass fishing.
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Esports High Performance Centre Now Open at the Sydney Cricket Ground
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Esports High Performance Centre Now Open at the Sydney Cricket Ground
Australia's first Esports High Performance Centre has opened at the SCG, providing a new home for League of Legends Oceania champs the LG Dire Wolves and female development team Supa-Stellar. So what does high performance mean? Well, access to the the latest technology and sport science like eye tracking tech and performance analysis like the Russians used in Rocky IV. We assume.

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Talking Tanks Ahead of the World of Tanks WGL APAC Season Finals This Weekend
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Talking Tanks Ahead of the World of Tanks WGL APAC Season Finals This Weekend
The WGL APAC Extended Season Finals for World of Tanks once again comes to Sydney this weekend where teams will battle it out for their share of $100,000 USD at ESL Studios Sydney on Sunday. With Chinese favourites EL Gaming attempting to claim their 4th WGL APAC title in a row, the other teams including Australian favourites Team Efficiency and Chinese teams Yato RSGaming and Seven Pirates will be vying for an upset. Ahead of the spectacle we caught up with Jini Jun, Wargaming’s Head of Competitive Gaming APAC.

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Overwatch Getting Huge Visual Updates for Esports Just in Time for BlizzCon
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Overwatch Getting Huge Visual Updates for Esports Just in Time for BlizzCon
Team uniforms and team colour palettes - in game. Of course, it makes perfect sense. Throw in a top-down interactive map, third-person smart camera, kill feed replays, automated tournament interface, and auto-pauses during disconnects and Overwatch's latest esports-focussed overhaul sounds like the next logical step for the game as we gear up for the Overwatch World Cup. And the Overwatch League.

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ANZ Esports Teams Set to Take on World at BlizzCon
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ANZ Esports Teams Set to Take on World at BlizzCon
Three Australian and New Zealand esports teams are set to compete on the world stage in Overwatch, World of Warcraft, and Heroes of the Storm at BlizzCon next month. With over $1.3 million USD up for grabs you just know that BlizzCon will once again provide some the best esports action for the year.

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Rainbox Six Siege APAC Pro-League Finals Happening This Weekend
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Rainbox Six Siege APAC Pro-League Finals Happening This Weekend
The Rainbow Six Siege APAC Pro-League Finals are set to take place in Sydney at ESL Studios October 21-22. ANZ teams Mindfreak and Corvidae will go up against the best teams in Asia-Pacific including Tyde (South East Asia), UniqueMonster (South East Asia), NORA-Rengo (Japan), eINs (Japan), New Lift (South Korea), and Mantis FPS (South Korea).

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Yes, the Formula 1 Esports Series World Championship Features Racing Chairs for Each Contender
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Yes, the Formula 1 Esports Series World Championship Features Racing Chairs for Each Contender
In the world of competitive esports, Formula 1 racing takes the seating and controller arrangements to the next level with customer racing chairs, steering wheel peripherals, and of course pedals. The first-ever Formula 1 Esports Series Finals will take place in Abu Dhabi on November 24 and 25, forming part of the 2017 FORMULA 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

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Aussie's Blank Esports Will Go For Glory in the Overwatch Pacific Championship (OPC) This Weekend
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Aussie's Blank Esports Will Go For Glory in the Overwatch Pacific Championship (OPC) This Weekend
As they qualified for the Season Two Playoffs, joining three other teams in the finals taking place at Blizzard eStadium in Taiwan. So be sure to tune in tonight (Friday, 6 October) at 10pm AEST, as Blank Esports go up against Ardeont. The elimination playoffs will continue tomorrow with the two finalists going head-to-head Sunday at 8pm AEST.

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Mindfreak and Corvidae Head Up the ANZ Teams in Rainbow Six Siege APAC Pro-League Finals in Sydney
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Mindfreak and Corvidae Head Up the ANZ Teams in Rainbow Six Siege APAC Pro-League Finals in Sydney
The Rainbow Six Siege APAC Pro-League Finals are set to take place in Sydney at ESL Studios October 21-22. ANZ teams Mindfreak and Corvidae will go up against the best teams in Asia-Pacific including Tyde (South East Asia), UniqueMonster (South East Asia), NORA-Rengo (Japan), eINs (Japan), New Lift (South Korea), and Mantis FPS (South Korea).

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Street Fighter V, Rocket League, and Paladins Esports Coming to PAX Australia
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Street Fighter V, Rocket League, and Paladins Esports Coming to PAX Australia
And probably more too, but if you're headed to PAX Australia this year then there's a lot to look forward to esports-wise. The Throwdown Esports Stage at PAX will play host to the first-ever large-scale Street Fighter V competition on Saturday October 28. With a full day of Ryu versus whoever dares take on Ryu action planned.

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Final Three Teams for the Overwatch League's First Season Revealed
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Final Three Teams for the Overwatch League's First Season Revealed
Covering the American cities of Dallas, Houston, and Philadelphia. Bringing the total number of teams for the first season of the long-awaited Overwatch League to 12 - covering Asia, Europe, and North America. But mostly, North America. Which is to be expected, especially with the recent announcement of the Blizzard Arena Los Angeles.

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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive BenQ Zowie eXTREMESLAND 2017 ANZ Qualifier Wrap-Up
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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive BenQ Zowie eXTREMESLAND 2017 ANZ Qualifier Wrap-Up
Over the weekend 160,000 viewers tuned in to watch Kings Gaming Club take the crown at the BenQ Zowie eXTREMESLAND 2017 ANZ Qualifier (yeah, catchy name), where they now find themselves on the road (or plane) to Shanghai for the BenQ ZOWIE eXTREMESLAND finals on October 19-22 where they'll CS: GO go go for a piece of the $100,000 USD prize pool.

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Blizzard Arena Los Angeles is a New State-of-the-Art Destination for Pro Esports
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Blizzard Arena Los Angeles is a New State-of-the-Art Destination for Pro Esports
Located in the legendary Burbank Studios, which was the home of the original The Tonight Show plus many other well-known productions. Like The Fresh Prince of Bell Air and Saved by the Bell - both the original and The New Class. Ahem. Anyway, Blizzard Arena Los Angeles will open its doors October 7 for the Overwatch Contenders Playoffs.

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Magic: The Gathering Arena Announced, A Free-to-Play Authentic Magic Experience
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Magic: The Gathering Arena Announced, A Free-to-Play Authentic Magic Experience
Ahh, Magic: The Gathering. A lot of people's first love when it comes to competitive card games, so much so that the rise of CCGs of late can trace a lot of their core mechanics back to Wizards of the Coast's beloved card experience. Magic: The Gathering Arena, an all-new free-to-play game all about classic Magic, has been announced.

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GG EZ Bar, Australia’s First Esports Bar, Opens September 7 in Melbourne
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GG EZ Bar, Australia’s First Esports Bar, Opens September 7 in Melbourne
From 5pm September 7, GG EZ officially opens its doors for the first time and everyone is invited to take part in the celebration. Where everyone in this case needs to be over the age of 18, because GG EZ is a fully licensed venue that offers a range of themed cocktails and "alcoholic bubble teas". Yeah. Plus, screens showing all the major esports.

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Dire Wolves Defend Their League of Legends Oceanic Pro League (OPL) Championship Title
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Dire Wolves Defend Their League of Legends Oceanic Pro League (OPL) Championship Title
By defeating Chiefs Esports Club in a best-of-five match, 3-1, Dire Wolves were once again crowned champions of the OPL this past weekend. This means that the Dire Wolves will now fly off to Wuhan, China, to represent Oceania in the Play-In Stage at Worlds - where victory there will mean a spot in the group stage.

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Hardware News Round-Up: New ASUS Gaming Laptop, BenQ Zowie, and Surround Sound from Astro and Sony
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Hardware News Round-Up: New ASUS Gaming Laptop, BenQ Zowie, and Surround Sound from Astro and Sony
Just a quick round-up of today's hardware news. ASUS Republic of Gamers has announced a new gaming laptop that goes by the name of Chimera - powered by GeForce GTX 1080 graphics. BenQ's gaming line of products, ZOWIE, has released a new optical keyboard as it gears up to present the BenQ ZOWIE eXTREMESLAND ANZ LAN Finals of CS:GO. Plus, a pretty impressive new headset coming soon from Astro Gaming. And, a demonstration from Sony - highlighting the impressive 3D surround of its own Platinum Wireless Headset for PS4. Phew!

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Hi-Rez Studios' to Bring SMITE and Paladins Back to the PAX Australia Esports Arena
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Hi-Rez Studios' to Bring SMITE and Paladins Back to the PAX Australia Esports Arena
And in a big way too, with a combined prize pool of $50,000 AUD up for grabs. Plus, the best SMITE and Paladins teams will then travel to Atlanta, Georgia in January 2018 to compete in the world championships at Hi-Rez Expo. Very cool. The PAX Arena will play host to all the action as the top four teams from SMITE and Paladins Oceania leagues battle live in front of an eager crowd.

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League of Legends Oceanic Pro League Grand Final to be Streamed Live on Twitter This Weekend
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League of Legends Oceanic Pro League Grand Final to be Streamed Live on Twitter This Weekend
Yeah, definitely more than 140 characters long. Well, that's if you can measure an impressive 8 hours of live esports action in Twitter-speak. And with Dire Wolves and Chiefs Esports Club going head to head for their share of the $20,000 prize pool, plus a chance to qualify for the Mid-Season Invitational - it's a must watch for fans.

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Microsoft's Sydney Store to Host League of Legends Tournaments
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Microsoft's Sydney Store to Host League of Legends Tournaments
With the Microsoft Store Sydney teaming up with ASUS Republic of Gamers to host weekly League of Legends tournaments, running from September 2 until November 25. The competition comes to Microsoft Store locations across the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, and Australia with registration now open.

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Quake World Championships Live this Weekend from QuakeCon in Dallas
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Quake World Championships Live this Weekend from QuakeCon in Dallas
With Quake Champions entering its Early Access phase, that hasn't stopped the juggernaut that is QuakeCon for being home to the first ever Quake World Championships featuring all the top Quake Champions players from across the globe. And a sweet $1 million prize pool. Five Aussies are now in the process of qualifying. All the action is streaming live this weekend.

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