From sailing the high seas as part of a Pirate Crew to living the life of an Outlaw in the Old West, this year is shaping up to be another great one for games.
Our 10 Most Anticipated Games for 2018
The epic trilogy concludes. Part Three in our journey to build a new gaming rig, with all the graphs and numbers you can handle.
Benchmarking Our New Gaming PC
Turning iconic Blizzard heroes into anime inspired robots isn't as easy as it sounds.
Blizzard Interview - Talking Heroes of the Storm Mecha Skins
Where we took at look in our hardware room and noticed both a Cooler Master MasterLiquid Pro 240 Closed Loop Watercooler and Geforce GTX 1070 Founders Edition just sitting there.
Hardware Mod - Liquid Cooling + Geforce GTX 1070
Watch the GWENT January 2018 Open Tournament Taking Place Over this Coming Weekend
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Watch the GWENT January 2018 Open Tournament Taking Place Over this Coming Weekend
CD Projekt RED's eSports aspirations for GWENT for 2018 take full flight this weekend (January 21 2am AEST), when the 2018 season kicks off proper with the top eight players of the previous Pro Ladder season vying for a bite of the prize pool and GWENT Masters Crown Points.

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League of Legends OPL 2018 Season Kicks Off This Weekend
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League of Legends OPL 2018 Season Kicks Off This Weekend
With the first match setting the scene perfectly as the reigning champions the Dire Wolves face The Chiefs. This season will also see a few changes to the setup, in addition to the arrival of three new teams - Bombers, Order, and Tectonic. The 2018 season, presented by Hungry Jack’s begins Saturday.

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Overwatch League's First Week of Competition Draws in Over 10 Million Viewers
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Overwatch League's First Week of Competition Draws in Over 10 Million Viewers
With the opening match having an average audience of over 400,000 minute-by-minute. What does this all mean? Well, that the first week of the Overwatch League was a success. And that Blizzard's global team-league-based Overwatch esports competition is now a major player in the field.

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Overwatch League First Season Begins Today
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Overwatch League First Season Begins Today
As per yesterday's streaming partnership news for the Overwatch League with Twitch comes the official kick-off of the first season with 12 teams representing major cities in Asia, Europe, and North America. Already off to a good start, viewer numbers for today's matches have so far been sitting around the 300,000 mark.

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Overwatch League and Twitch Partner to Stream Every Match Live
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Overwatch League and Twitch Partner to Stream Every Match Live
With the very first match of the Overwatch League’s inaugural season set to go live on Twitch this Thursday, 11 January AEDT/NZDT. Which marks the beginning of a multi-year deal between the Overwatch League and Twitch to broadcast every match live, as it happens. The deal is also exclusive, and with the exception of China Twitch will be the home for all Overwatch League regular-season, playoffs, and championship matches.

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Introducing the Esports Games Association Australia, or EGAA
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Introducing the Esports Games Association Australia, or EGAA
Today comes word that a new body, the Esports Games Association Australia (EGAA) has been formed to "work with players, teams, managers, organisers and sponsors" to "improve the structures and standards for the whole industry and help advance the Australian esports scene". Very cool.

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Behind the Scenes with the LG Dire Wolves
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Behind the Scenes with the LG Dire Wolves
We delve inside one of the region's most successful names in esports, the LG Dire Wolves. And find out just how much passion and dicipline goes into building a successful esports team.

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Gfinity Australia Series is Australia's Larget Esports League Yet, with $450,000 Prize Pool
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Gfinity Australia Series is Australia's Larget Esports League Yet, with $450,000 Prize Pool
Commencing this month and encompassing Counter Strike: Global Offensive, Rocket League and Street Fighter V, the Gfinity Australia Series kicks off with its inaugural Challenger Series. Where anyone can put their skills to the test starting January 7. With pre-season commencing right now, two Elite Seasons are also on the cards for 2018, comprising of professional teams representing each Australian city.

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Twitter and the Rise of Esports
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Twitter and the Rise of Esports
Earlier this year Twitter played host to the grand final of the League of Legends Oceanic Pro League (OPL), which saw esports heavyweights Dire Wolves and Chiefs Esports Club go head to head. One question that came to mind at the time was ‘Twitter were now streaming esports competitions in Australia?’ A reasonable response, with the answer itself pointing to the rise of competitive games like League of Legends and the unique position that Twitter finds itself as one of the leaders in online content engagement.

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Overwatch League, Contenders, and Open Division Redefinie the Competitive Scene and Path to Pro
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Overwatch League, Contenders, and Open Division Redefinie the Competitive Scene and Path to Pro
With the Overwatch League set to kick off its inaugural season one of the big questions has been, 'what does that mean for the current state of competitive Overwatch?' Well, in addition to name changes, a restructuring that makes sense with the ultimate goal for teams and players being a path to the professional Overwatch League.

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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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