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Feature: It is the beating of his hideous heart

The RPS Summer Games: Clock Simulator

First up on the RPS Summer Games schedule is Clock Simulator [official site]. Such a simple game - all you have to do is click your mouse in time with the passing of each second - tick, tock, tick, tock. We'll be playing the mode called The Fragility Of Time where you're only allowed to miss the beat five times. Find out which of RPS…

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Feature: On your marks...

The RPS Summer Games!

Inspired by ABSOLUTELY NOTHING going on in the rest world right now, RPS is having a summer sports day - well, sports-few-days! We're all competing in five categories to be the best at digital sports and take home one of three lovingly-drawn medals with Horace's face on them! The events are:

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Feature: Pit pals!

The International 2016: Day Of The Underdogs/Underlord

Day four of The International 2016 main event was all about underdogs (and one Underlord, but we’ll get to that in a bit) – the incredible rise of one, the heart-wrenching fall of another. And, as fate and lower bracket scheduling would have it, these two young Dota 2 [official site] teams would have to face each other in the very first series of the…

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Feature: Shadow Demon ahoy!

The International 2016: Dota 2 Semi-Finals Pre-cap

Dota 2’s International 2016 is almost halfway done, and good grief, what a digital sportstorm it’s been so far. Champions have been slain, underdogs have dominated, and panels have turned into hand puppets for completely unstated reasons. Here’s everything you need to know (besides a puppet explanation) ahead of today's upper bracket semi-finals. Obviously HERE BE SPOILERS:

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Feature: Esports in VR

The International 2016: I Watched A Dota 2 Game From In The Rosh Pit

For The International 2016 I watched a game of Dota 2 [official site] entirely from the Roshan pit in virtual reality. Dota 2's VR hub is all about offering viewers new ways in which to spectate matches, new ways to present information, and new vantage points from which to observe professional players' comings and goings. You can sit in a darkened area watching a massive…

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RPS Asks: What’s The Best Game Tournament Format?

I write a lot about esports/professional gaming and, as such, I've witnessed a lot of discussion of the years of various tournament formats - their strengths, weaknesses and, obv, what the company should be doing instead according to that particular commenter at that particular moment in time. So I thought I'd ask you, as people who might watch professional gaming or play in your own…

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Dota 2: Everything You Need To Know About The International 2016!

The International 2016 is here! Valve’s own Dota 2 [official site] uber-tournament is underway in Seattle, with sixteen teams wizard-fighting for a share of the frankly ludicrous $19,860,000 (and rising) prize pool. Even ignoring the cash this is very much "the big one" where competitive Dota 2 is concerned – victory at TI6 will earn the kind of prestige that even the previous Frankfurt, Shanghai…

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Feature: Stopping betting fraud

Interview: How The Esports Integrity Commission Hopes To Crack Down On Cheating

Organisations aiming to regulate esports seem to be sprouting on an almost daily basis. The latest of the bunch is ESIC, the Esports Integrity Commission, a not-for-profit who want to "take responsibility for disruption, prevention, investigation and prosecution of all forms of cheating," including both match manipulating and doping. Match manipulation seems a particularly large focus and the organisation is being supported by the UK…

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Feature: Of Kings and Avengers

Ridealong: Playing The Professionals At Rocket League

Ridealong is our regular feature where Brendan travels deep into game worlds to meet, question and journey with the inhabitants that dwell within. This month, he takes on a pro singlehandedly in a game of car football, as teams around the world prepare to fight for their place in the Championship.

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Smite World Championship 2017 Dates, Paladins Invitational, Spiralized Potatoes

The dates for the Smite World Championship have been announced for 2017: 5-8 January. This time around it will be taking place alongside a Paladins Invitational as well as the existing Xbox version of the professional Smite [official site] scene. In fact, all the accompanying bells and whistles mean developers Hi-Rez are referring to the Atlantan shindig as the Hi-Rex Expo rather than the Smite…

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Dota 2: Who’s Scored A Direct Invite To TI6?

Ooh - the direct invitees for The International 2016 (that's the massive annual Dota 2 [official site] tournament with the eye-watering prize pool) have been announced. There's also a bunch of information on how the qualifiers work so YOU, dear reader, could theoretically be in the running to scoop part of that $12.4m. Well. $12.4m so far.... Two-time Major winners OG are obviously going straight…

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Dota 2 Manila Major: Highlights And Must-See Matches!

The winner of Dota 2’s Manila Major [official site] has been crowned and multinational squad, OG, are now the first team to win two of the Valve-sponsored mega-tournaments. The team's latest win comes seven months after OG claimed the inaugural Frankfurt Major and prompted a stage invasion by fans. OG - consisting of Fly, Cr1t-, N0tail, Miracle- and MoonMeander - bested Team Liquid in the…

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Feature: What's the haps in Manila?

Dota 2 Manila Major: What You Need To Know

Dota 2’s Manila Major [official site] is almost upon us. The full complement of 16 top teams were decided by a combination of direct invites and the regional qualifiers that took place early in May. They'll be competing for a cut of $3,000,000 at the Philippines tournament - the third and final Valve-sponsored Major before August’s annual grand Dota-fest, The International. Valve slightly changed up…

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League Of Legends MSI 2016 Semifinals: CLG vs FW

The second day of MSI 2016 semifinals at Shanghai Oriental Sports Center had North America's Counter Logic Gaming taking on the LMS's Flash Wolves. Each side had surpassed general expectations in the tournament but a peek at their group stage match history gave CLG the edge, both in overall performance but also because the pair's earlier face-offs had both ended in CLG victories. Would a…

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Feature: The Group Stage Highlights

League Of Legends MSI 2016: The Story So Far

The first set of semifinals for MSI 2016 kicks off tomorrow at Shanghai Oriental Sports Centre with China's hot prospect Royal Never Give Up taking on the reigning world champions of SK Telecom T1. I'll be here in China as the tournament heads into its final stretch, spectating games, attending Q&As, interviewing people, wondering whether stealing my fellow passenger's white chocolate chip cookie on the…

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Feature: EU's MSI stumble

League Of Legends: What G2’s Disastrous MSI Performance Actually Tells Us

Heading into the Mid-Season Invitational (MSI), most fans of the European League of Legends' [official site] scene were pleased to see G2 eSports representing their region. The team had stormed the EU LCS in their rookie split, with a combination of individual skill and teamwork. They also had a cocksure aura around them - they weren't just winning they were winning with a swagger. No…

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Feature: Off the rift

League Of Legends: Riot Bans Three Teams – Here’s Why

Part of my morning has been spent reading through the big League of Legends' [official site] esports rulings which will affect North American teams Renegades, Team Impulse and TDK as well as slapping bans – one permanent – on various people involved with said teams. In case you were curious, the other part of the morning was spent wondering whether to try my hand at…

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