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‘League of Legends’ championship will start in Shanghai despite pandemic

Riot Games At least one major eSports league is determined to push forward with in-person finals despite the COVID-19 pandemic. Riot Games has announced that the League of Legends World Championship 2020 will take place in Shanghai between September 25th and October 31st, with the finals held at the new Pudong Soccer Stadium. The developer …

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As ‘League of Legends’ summer games begin, the pros talk player health

Today marks the beginning of the League of Legends Championship Series (LCS) summer split, where 10 North American teams will compete for eight spots in the Playoffs, and the chance to represent the region at Worlds in the fall. LCS games will take place every Friday, Saturday and Sunday over the coming months, after Riot …

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Audi fires driver for using a ringer in charity esports race

Enlarge / Daniel Abt in happier times, taking part in a sim race at this year’s Santiago ePrix in Chile. After doing unusually well in a sim race this weekend, it turned out Abt had brought in a ringer. Audi Communications Motorsport / Michael Kunkel The combination of racing drivers and esports is turning out …

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Formula E racer disqualified for using an esports ringer in a virtual race

Sponsored Links ABB Formula E Formula E Audi driver Daniel Abt has been disqualified from an esports race and fined €10,000 for using a ringer in his place, according to Reuters. Rivals became suspicious after he qualified in second place and went on to take third in the Formula E Race at Home Challenge, despite …

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A virtual race will replace the 24 Hours of Le Mans in June

Sponsored Links 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual WEC / ACO Like so many other sporting events, the 24 Hours of Le Mans race will not occur as originally scheduled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Officially the 88th running of the world’s oldest active sports car endurance race has been rescheduled to September 19th – …

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We talk esports vs. a pro racing simulator with Jaguar’s Mitch Evans

Mitch Evans celebrates winning in Mexico City in February 2020. It was his second win for the Jaguar Racing team since being signed in 2016. Formula E Evans is currently second in the points for the 2019/2020 season. Formula E Formula E uses rFactor 2 as its sim platform of choice for the Racing at …

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Evo 2020 is canceled, but organizers are planning an online event

Sponsored Links  Dominique ‘SonicFox’ McLean takes on Goichi ‘GO1′ Kishada in the DragonBall FighterZ finals during EVO 2018 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on August 5, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Joe Buglewicz via Getty Images The “world’s biggest fighting game tournament” has joined the list of events canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. …

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Epic cancels 2020 Fortnite World Cup

Sponsored Links Mike Stobe/Getty Images Epic is the next big game developer cutting physical esports tourneys from its schedule as it deals with the realities of the COVID-19 pandemic. The company has canceled the 2020 Fortnite World Cup outright in addition to moving all other Fortnite events online. While it was no surprise that an …

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Twitch makes it easier to find live esports tournaments

Sponsored Links Kevork Djansezian via Getty Images Since esports are pretty much the only sports running at the minute, you might be looking for a way to keep tabs on when tournaments are running and your favorite pros are streaming their own gameplay. Twitch’s latest feature might help. It’s adding an esports directory, which is …

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‘Valorant’ is harvesting talent from stagnating esports

Yesterday, the reigning MVP of Overwatch esports, Jay “sinatraa” Won, confirmed rumors and announced he was leaving his $150,000-a-year deal with San Francisco Shock for a pro career in Riot Games’ new first-person-shooter Valorant. It’s a huge deal for Riot, it’s a blow for Blizzard, the developer behind Overwatch, and it’s just the latest in …

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