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Why do female pro gamers earn millions less than men?
The best esports competitors make millions, and the industry prides itself on meritocracy. So why are there so few women among the top earners?

Jay Castello

02, Dec, 2021 @10:39 AM

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Get me that golden joystick! The miraculous return of GamesMaster
It was a cult classic in the 90s. Now, GamesMaster has been revived with three new presenters and Trevor McDonald as the sadistic cyborg. It’s as smart and silly as the original – if suspiciously like Top Gear

Stuart Heritage

24, Nov, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Cash for kills: why are people paying for coaches to get better at video games?
A thriving new industry, matching people with pro gamers who advise and counsel, has exploded during the pandemic

Keith Stuart

24, Aug, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Tencent curbs on gaming time will shock markets but please many parents
China’s regulators are on the march again but moves to restrict children’s access may be welcomed by many

Alex Hern

04, Aug, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Win a gold medal from your front room? IOC launches Olympic Virtual Series
The IOC has announced a move into esports and virtual sports with an inaugural five-sport series

Sean Ingle

22, Apr, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Tell us about your experience of esports during lockdown
We would like to hear from those who have watched or played esports during the pandemic

Guardian community team

16, Mar, 2021 @3:00 PM

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15 video game streamers your teens should be watching
Black Girl Gamers, a sci-fi veteran and Swedish Fortnite star Loeya are just a few of the YouTube video-makers and Twitch streamers bringing diverse voices to the gaming sphere

Keith Stuart

15, Mar, 2021 @12:30 PM

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'Like Disney and Real Madrid': the man taking esports to another level
The ambitious G2 Esports founder Carlos ‘ocelote’ Rodríguez has agreed a partnership with Adidas and intends to attract the eyeballs of new generations

Paul MacInnes

15, Jan, 2021 @8:00 AM

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David Beckham's esports team to float on London Stock Exchange
Guild Esports plans to raise £20m as it aims to create global franchise

Mark Sweney

09, Sep, 2020 @7:25 AM

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Valorant review – mind games and strategy meet competitive shooting
This deeply tactical shooter from the brains behind League of Legends is Fortnite’s latest challenger

Jordan Oloman

20, Jun, 2020 @8:00 AM

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On the run: lack of sport drives fans to madcap world of marble racing
Lockdown has been good for Jelle’s Marble Runs, which has acquired more than 1m YouTube subscribers

Esther Addley

01, Jun, 2020 @3:22 PM

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Move over, Fortnite: how Valorant became the next big competitive game
Riot Games’ new shooter is already being hailed as a threat to Fortnite, Counter-Strike and Overwatch – and barely anyone has played it yet

Jordan Oloman

28, May, 2020 @7:00 AM

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