Steve Aoki and Gerard Way go Rogue in surprise ‘Overwatch’ charity match


LOS ANGELES — Steve Aoki, celebrity esports owner of team Rogue, linked up with Gerard Way of My Chemical Romance on Wednesday for a charity Overwatch match in Los Angeles. 

The musical duo hopes to raise $10,000 for Best Buddies and National Alliance on Mental Illness. The stream will begin Wednesday at 5 p.m. PT on Aoki’s Twitch channel

Best Buddies is nonprofit dedicated to creating employment opportunities for people with developmental and intellectual disabilities; NAMI helps support and educate people and families that suffer from mental illness.   Read more…

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Here are the teams competing for $750,000 at the ECS Season 2 finals


The second season of the Esports Championship Series is almost over.

Eight qualifying Counter-Strike: Global Offensive teams will go head-to-head from Dec. 9-11 in Anaheim. Will a European team take home a majority of the $750,000 prize, or will North American competitors make fans proud on their home turf?  

The teams representing North American will be SK Gaming, Cloud9, OpTic, and Immortals. The European teams are Astralis, FaZe, EnVyUS, and Team Dignitas. 

Day one match-ups starting Dec. 9 will play as follows: 

  • 11:15 AM – Astralis vs. OpTic 

  • 12:30 PM  - FaZe vs. Cloud9 

  • 1:45 PM – Winner vs. Winner 

  • 3:00 PM – SK Gaming vs. Team Dignitas

  • 4:15 PM – Immortals vs. EnVyUs 

  • 5:30 PM – Winner vs. Winner  Read more…

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