This Week in eSports: Roster Shuffles, Chickengate, and PAX


Today I’m introducing a new weekly feature to Armed Gamer: This Week in eSports. I’m gong to be sharing the best headlines in the esports world that happened over the week. I don’t always have time to do my own reporting on every topic, so this is a great way to share some of the news and keep you up to date on the growing world of esports.

Did I miss any news or headlines? Let me know either in the comments below or on Facebook. With that said, let’s hop to it!


The Counter-Strike game blog recently posted a run down of some of the biggest tournaments taking place until the end of the year. Check it out and plan your calendars accordingly!

The Cluckingate Scandal. Counter-Strike: GO developers changed the chicken behavior in the game. This may spell the end of competitive Counter-Strike as we know it. Yes, this is a joke. Yes, I found it hilarious.

DotA 2

It’s the MLG Dota 2 Online League Qualifier tournament this weekend! Check out the bracket and follow your favorite team to victory.

The Great Roster shuffle of 2013 – Quantic Gaming’s look at a good number the team changes and shuffles among European teams.


The Halo 4 Global Championships are upon us. Find out all the information and watch the live streams, and enjoy some incredibly competitive Halo 4 play.

Halo 4, League of Legends Championship lead eSports at PAX – Gamesport’s rundown of the tournaments and prizes at this weekend’s PAX.

Heroes of Newerth

Heroes of Newerth most recent patch notes. I mean… if you’re into that sort of thing.

Comparing MOBAs: Dota 2 vs. League of Legends vs. Heroes of Newerth – VentureBeat’s overview of the difference between the three big MOBA games. Have you ever been confused by the difference? This should help.

League of Legends

It’s Vulcun Techbargains vs. TSM Snapdragon tonight at 7PM EST, then Cloud 9 HyperX vs. Team Dignitas at 10PM EST. Both games are a part of the quarterfinals for the Season 3 NA Regionals.

Staples Center sold out of tickets for the World Championships – It took all of 4 minutes for them to sell out. Ridiculous.

Scarra talks about Dignita’s big match against Curse at PAX – GameSpot catches up with Scarra right after a fantastic win.

TeamLiquid’s OGN Championships summer Grad finals Preview – Pretty much everything you need to know about TeamLiquid and their League of Legends team.


Interview with Strenx at GamesCom. Strenx, former world champion, was in town at GamesCom, and he wants to get back into the competitive scene for a number of games. Interesting interview!

Some gamers in Sweden are looking to host a Swedish Championship of Quake. Help them crowdfund this project and reach their €1200 goal.

Smash Bros.


INnoVation joins Team Acer – Lee “INnoVation” Shin Hyung joins Team Acer starting in September 1st.

ReDeYe: “I think WCS could do a much better job of allowering or integrating other tournaments” – An interview between ReDeYe and Nydra as Season 2 is coming to a close.

Red Bull to host $50,000 StarCraft II tournament at NYC concert venue – Red Bull just announced a massive StarCraft 2 tournament dubbed the Red Bull Battlegrounds with the dates set for November 23-24

Street Fighter

I am Street Fighter 25th Anniversary Documentary – A look into 25 years of Street Fighter. It’s really well cone and absolutely worth a watch.


Why Hi-Rez downed tools on Tribes Ascend – A frank discussion between PC Games N and Hi-Rez’s Todd Harris about the six month hiatus on the development for Tribes Ascend and what the future plans are for the game.

About Stephen Crane

Stephen was hooked by the NES at a very young age and never looked back. He games on a daily basis and is currently trying to climb his way up the ranked ladder on League of Legends! Outside of the video game world he actually likes running and owns a rapidly growing collection of toed shoes. Stephen Crane is the owner of Armed Gamer.

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