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  1. That's right folks. The International 9 starts today. Group stages run through the 15-18 and the main event begins on the 20 - 25. As of posting the prize pool is at $32,946,540 - The first place team is guaranteed to win nearly 15 million dollars. Even the last place teams will get $80,000 Q: What is The International? A: The International is the name of an esports tournament hosted by Valve for their very popular game DOTA 2. 18 teams are in this year's tournament, only one will emerge victorious. List of 18 teams in spoiler tag: Q: Why should I care? A: TI is basically the Super Bowl of esports featuring the best DOTA players in the world. EVO, while large is more like the world series. TI is much more of a spectacle and also has the largest prize pool in esports. Q: I have no idea what this game is and how it's played and I'll be unable to follow it. A: Valve recognizes that not only is DOTA an intimidating game to learn how to play it is probably just as hard to watch. They have tried to quell these fears by introducing folks to the "Newcomer Stream" where the casters will routinely explain game mechanics, items and how to play the game to the audience and it also has informational overlays to make it easier to watch. As any sport jumping in my be confusing at first, people still aren't even sure how NFL football is played but they still watch it. In any case you can watch the newcomer stream HERE Q: I might watch but I want to see what all this nonsense is before I commit A: You should probably watch this well produced video (at least part of it) about last year's champions, OG. It humanizes the game as well as explains a lot of what I posted ITT Q: esports suck A: Well, you can continue to not post in this thread like you did last year. With all of that out of the way, here is the main TI stream (most likely the main event will be on this one) but there are 4 other streams as well Now for the bad news, since the tournament is being played in China this year most of you will be asleep or at work while the games are being played. For instance tonight (which is the 15th in China) games start at 6PM pst and will run through the night the last series wrapping up at 4AM pst. The good(ish) news is the main event finals would be running on Saturday at 7PM pst so most people can catch that if they are willing to stay up on a Saturday night. If there's anything else I can do for you just holla
  2. https://multistre.am/capcomfighters/evo1/evo2/evo3/evo/layout14/ Looks like SFV has fallen off, not the main event on the last day. That's saved for Smash, which means I won't be disappointed if I don't see it. Also, special shout out to @GameDadGrant when I mentioned Under Night a year ago and he said, "nah" and look it's at Evo.
  3. https://old.reddit.com/r/starcraft/comments/cg6gua/geoff_incontrol_robinson_has_passed_away/ Genna Bain's tweet was upsetting.
  4. I'll be damned, they're trying to do esports now.
  5. I think the "traditional" eSports genres like fighting games and LoL/Dota 2 will be fine, but newcomers like the Overwatch League will be toast. “I feel like esports is almost running a Ponzi scheme at this point,” Frank Fields, Corsair’s sponsorship manager, told an audience at San Francisco’s Game Developers Conference last March. He smirked. The crowd laughed uncomfortably. The smile dropped from Fields’ face as he continued. “Everyone I talk to in this industry kind of acknowledges the fact that there is value in esports, but it is not nearly the value that is getting hyped these days.” Later, Fields would clarify that this value, and future value, “as of now, is optimistic at best and fraudulent at worst.”
  6. https://www.siliconera.com/2019/03/07/konami-aims-high-with-esports-dedicated-center-in-ginza-tokyo/
  7. Anyone Going to PAX South this Year. I promise if you are I will try to meet up. I will be going Sat and Sun. PAX South is in San Antoinio this weekend starting today.
  8. In case you don't know, which is probably 99% of you, Valve produces this True Sight documentary. Usually it is so well produced that one can find it enjoyable despite the content matter. This one is coming to theaters January 15, well one theater anyway. So if you're in Denmark be sure to go and see it!
  9. The Army has failed to meet its yearly recruiting goal of 76,500 new recruits, only bringing in 70,000. That’s an 8.5% fall and is the first time the Army haven’t reached its target in thirteen years.
  10. That's right, this board's most hated tournament is back and is graciously being played in Vancouver this year (rather than Seattle) Group stage is August 15 - 18 and main event is 20 - 25 Group stage schedule List of teams below: Watch live video from dota2ti on www.twitch.tv Here's a link to all the streams including the newcomer stream
  11. The only esport event that this board seems to care about is back this weekend. Interesting to see that there are more entrants for DBZ than SFV (only 80 more but 2574 entrants is a lot) Streams below (I won't embed all 7 evo streams)
  12. https://www.wsj.com/articles/ready-aim-hire-a-fortnite-coach-parents-enlist-videogame-tutors-for-their-children-1533046708 What is this game?!?
  13. Supergirl Pro is an annual all girl surfing competition that they hold down in Oceanside. Last year they started to incorporate esports at the event as well. Though the esports event is open to everyone priority goes to female signups. This year the games are Fortnite (of course) [Fortnite Friday 10am - 6pm] League of Legends [Saturday 9am - 6pm] CS: GO [Sunday 9am - 5pm] Smash 4 [Saturday 9am - 6pm] Hearthstone [Sunday 9am - 5pm] You can watch all this on the twitch page or in person!
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