Your weekend in esports: Watch ‘Rocket League,’ ‘CS:GO’ and ‘Street Fighter V’


Esports tournaments are happening all the time, and it can be tough to keep track of everything going on in the world of professional competitive gaming. Each week, Mashable rounds up the best and biggest tournaments in esports to let you know when they’re going down, and where to catch all the action. 

This weekend, you’re looking at the biggest Street Fighter V tournament of the year, the start of a Dota 2 Major and the second-ever Rocket League championship.

Check out what’s going on this weekend and next week below. Read more…

Street Fighter V: Capcom Cup

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You can now get glove skins in ‘Counter-Strike: Global Offensive’


Counter-Strike: Global Offensive players are freaking out over fancy gloves.

In a completely unexpected addition to Tuesday’s CS:GO update, developer Valve introduced a brand new way to customize your look: different styles of gloves.

The update makes it possible for players to collect the Glove Case, which — when opened — randomly drops one of the 24 different glove skins or 17 weapon skins. 

It works like other cases in CS:GO — you need a key purchased with real money to open one, and the contents inside are randomized. You aren’t guaranteed to get the exact loot you want when you open the Glove Case; you might not even get a glove. Read more…

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How to watch the $1.1 million ELeague ‘CS:GO’ Season 2 playoffs


Only eight Counter-Strike: Global Offensive teams are left in ELeague Season 2: Team Dignitas, SK Gaming, Astralis, Ninjas in Pyjamas, Mousesports, OpTic Gaming, and FaZe Clan.

ELeague Season 2 is one of the last big tournaments of the year and one of the last LAN events for these teams to prove themselves before the first Major of 2017 in January. 

The quarterfinals matches start at 2 p.m. ET on Wednesday and Thursday on Twitch, followed by the first semifinals match at 5 p.m. ET Friday and the second match at 10 p.m. ET broadcast on both Twitch and TBS. The finals finish off Season 2 of ELeague on Twitch and TBS at 4 p.m. ET Saturday. Read more…

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