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  • Twitch looks back on 2017 - and so do we
  • Are you ready for a Google console platform?
  • RIP Oddshot, you will be missed
  • Dr DisRespect officially the new king of Twitch

  • Twitch adds new tools for streamers and calls in some Disney talent
  • CS:GO Pro League and ESL One get cozy with Facebook
  • Tencent, Bluehole, PUBG, and hackers galore
  • And in our ICYMI, an interview with Brendan Greene by GamesRadar+
  • Get to it!

  • Twitch streamer growth impresses in Q3 - viewership remains flat
  • Overwatch League inaugural season schedule firmed up
  • Mixer takes on discovery with new mobile app
  • We have a pass at team loyalty in esports
  • And the rest of the week's top news from streaming and esports!

  • Cloud9 funding round results in virtual esports land grab
  • Blizzard unveils its contenders for Blizzcon HS Inn-vitational
  • Microsoft continues to show Mixer the love

  • Epic Games is taking cheaters to court!
  • Blizzard goes after an Overwatch rip-off in China
  • Riot Games' founders are headed back into the trenches
  • And loads more...

  • Blizzard fills Philly and Houston Overwatch League openings
  • TwitchCon sponsors, activities, and exhibitors announced - PogChamp!
  • PUBG wins at Steam, drops mic

  • Facebook makes biggest move into esports yet
  • PUBG keeps going HAM - hits two more milestones
  • YouTube Gaming pushing big updates to improve live streaming

  • Blizzard orders Overwatch League orgs to rebrand
  • PUBG continues to dominate
  • Our take on "crunch" time and hard work

  • Blizzard discloses Overwatch League player pay + benefits
  • $350k PUBG Invitational at Gamescom
  • Like League & DOTA, crowdfunding HotS is a thing now

  • Twitch and Blizzard get cozy
  • Twitter introduces tipping
  • Details on the upcoming Quake Championships

  • Facebook and ESL sign deal for heaps of content
  • Twitch releases AutoMod 2.0
  • We get emotional about cheating in esports

  • Blizzard giving Overwatch the MLG treatment
  • Voice-chat coming to League?!
  • From the rubble emerges Smashcast

  • In-app game buying live on Twitch
  • Blizzard drops the hammer of wrath on a cheat-maker
  • U of Utah bring esports to the Power 5

  • Overwatch World Cup qualifiers revamped
  • eSports up for an Emmy?
  • Collegiate esports on the rise

  • Live streaming comes to Facebook - look out!
  • Spoiler alert - Riot makes a lot of money. Like, a lot.
  • eSports revenue to surpass $1 billion by 2020

  • YouTube Gaming lands a big CS:GO deal
  • Blizzard goes hard on cheaters
  • You watched over 99 millions hours of LoL in Feb...

  • Overwatch hurdles 25 million player mark
  • Digital card games on track to pull in $1.4 billion in 2017
  • Will esports gambling become legal in Massachusetts?

  • eSports investment buying bonanza - NBA, Hollywood, China
  • Scope of ESEA hack revealed
  • TwitchCon 2017 date and location announced

  • ESPN wins with Capcom Cup
  • Milwaukee Bucks enter esports
  • 2016 LoL Worlds by the numbers