Cal CS:GO looks to turn around disastrous season

While David and Goliath is a characterization used all too commonly in sports, it would not be an inaccurate description of the tasks that lie before Cal’s “Counter-Strike: Global Offensive,” or CS:GO, team. Cal looks to turn around what has so far been a catastrophic season this weekend against one
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The champions of the IEM Oakland 2017: Ninjas in Pyjamas!

NiP repeats as IEM Oakland CS:GO champions

Prior to the Thanksgiving break, Oracle Arena hosted one of largest annual professional Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) events on the West Coast, Intel Extreme Masters (IEM) Oakland 2017. IEM Oakland is one of several international esports events that are organized by ESL, the world’s largest and oldest esports organization, every year. This
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From left to right: Kevin “SlurpeeThief” Royston, Alexander “PaiGwut” Dam,  Isaias “izzyyyb” Barrera, Gandira “Syeikh” Prahandika,  Daniel “Alined” Lee, and Andrew “Quantum” Huang.

Cal Overwatch continues defense of national title

Winning consecutive championships is one of the most difficult feats to pull off in any sport. There hasn’t been a repeat NFL Super Bowl champion since the New England Patriots did it 12 years ago in Super Bowls 38 and 39. There hasn’t been a repeat MLB World Series champion
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Samsung hoisting summoner's cup

Samsung dethrones SKT to win League of Legends World Championship

Nobody could’ve predicted the series of events that unfolded at the League of Legends World Championship Finals late Friday night. At the end of the broadcast, Chris “Papasmithy” Smith put it best when he said the night felt “surreal.” From a theatrical opening ceremony that resembled that of the 2008
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2017 World Championship Semifinals Stage at Shanghai Oriental Sports Center in Shanghai, China on 28 October 2017.

SKT, Samsung to face each other in Worlds finals rematch

The last time the same two NFL teams played each other in consecutive Super Bowls was when Troy Aikman’s Cowboys beat Jim Kelly’s Bills in Super Bowls XXVII and XXVIII. For baseball, the Yankees and the Dodgers were the last two teams to face each other in consecutive World Series
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4 teams move on to Worlds 2017 semifinals

The quarterfinals for the 2017 League of Legends World Championships concluded Sunday morning, after four exciting and suspenseful matches that, really, nobody saw coming. Here’s a recap of everything that happened. Longzhu Gaming vs. Samsung Galaxy Many favored Longzhu to win this matchup, given how strong it looked in Group
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The Birth of the Overwatch League

An international league of competition — it’s something that hasn’t really been achieved in professional sports. Yes, we do have annual or quadrennial tournaments where we crown world champions, but they require national sports organizations to select their own representatives that compete in the Olympics and other international tourneys. Instead, I’m
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League of Legends Worlds 2017 Group Stage Week 2 Recap

North America (NA) doesn’t exactly have a great track record when it comes to international “League of Legends,” even though the game was and continues to be developed here in California. No NA team has ever won a major international tournament that included more than two different regions, and since
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