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The big trends and changes of OWL Season 1

With the inaugural Overwatch League regular season at its end, ESPN Stats & Information looks back at the biggest storylines of the year.

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No silver lining in Shanghai's 0-40 Overwatch League season

Zero wins, forty losses. Every Overwatch League team wanted to have a special first season, but for the Shanghai Dragons, what they'll be remembered for is infamous.

Shanghai Dragons: the Winless Wonders

The Shanghai Dragons joined rarified air when they completed the season without winning a single match, going 0-40 to finish dead last.

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League of Legends

Global Power Rankings

League of Legends global power rankings through June 18

It's a new summer split, and with it comes a new crazy, chaotic meta that some teams are working through better than others.

LoL Global power rankings through 6/18

With the summer split in full swing across the world, so too are our League of Legends Global Power Rankings. Emily Rand joins Darin Kwilinski to run through the top five teams.

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Top Headlines

CALL OF DUTY WORLD LEAGUE

ANAHEIM OPEN

Rise Nation wins its third Call of Duty World League title of the year with a 3-1 series victory against Red Reserve at CWL Anaheim. Rise hasn't finished outside the top-8 yet this year at CWL events.

Sean Morrison, ESPN.com4d ago

The crowd at the Call of Duty World League Anaheim Open is ready for the grand final. Rise Nation will face Red Reserve. Rise is going for its third first-place finish of the tour.

Sean Morrison, ESPN.com5d ago

LEAGUE OF LEGENDS

Controversial call in Echo Fox vs. Clutch Gaming

A controversial call was made by officials because of a glitch in the Clutch Gaming vs Echo Fox game during Day 2 of the NA LCS Summer Split.

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North American LCS

League of Legends

NA LCS preseason power rankings

It's back! Who's standing tall after North America's disappointing finish at the Mid-Season Invitational? Find out in our power rankings.

NA LCS Power Rankings pre-summer split power rankings

The NA LCS is back in full force, and so are our Power Rankings. Emily Rand joins Phil Murphy to break it all down.

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esports

NA LCS - Team Liquid vs. 100 Thieves

And. It's. Back. Catch up on the Week 1 action here.

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esports

We are here live in Los Angeles for opening day of the NA LCS summer split! Things are kicking off with a rematch of last season's final between champion Team Liquid and runner-up 100 Thieves.

Tyler Erzberger, ESPN Esports6d ago

esports

Overwatch League - Shanghai Dragons vs. San Francisco Shock

Catch up on the action here.

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OVERWATCH LEAGUE

Fusion tops struggling Spitfire to end stage

Philadelphia and London are bound Overwatch League season playoffs, but Philly's certainly looking stronger going into the tournament.

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Fortnite

E3

Hooked On Fortnite: How a video game has taken over the locker room

Andre Drummond, Reggie Jackson and Paul George are gathered in one room. The topic of interest? Fortnite, of course.

E3: Fortnite Pro-Am gives fans a taste of the game's future in esports

For Fortnite to succeed as a competitive esport, Epic Games can't just rely on Ninja to elevate the game. But with the turnout at E3, it can continue riding another wave of momentum. For now, at least.

Fortnite Pro-Am featured 100 athletes, gaming influencers

All aboard the battle bus -- 50 teams of two dropped into Fortnite during Epic's Pro-Am at E3 Tuesday, which featured celebrities, athletes, gaming influences and more.

esports

Walton: There are many economic possibilities in esports

Bill Walton breaks down the growing industry that is video gaming and what goes on at the E3 gaming conference every year.

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esports

Philippines to get first esports league

The Nationals, the first esports league in the Philippines, is set to launch in 2019.

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Fortnite Celebrity Pro-Am

The rise of Fortnite in esports

Tyler "Fionn" Erzberger joins Phil Murphy to examine Fortnite's meteoric rise and burgeoning esports scene.

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Ninja says Marshmello was after the trophy

Ninja talks about how he handles the constant pressure that comes with being No. 1 at Fortnite and those that call him the LeBron of esports.

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George laughs off Laker question

Paul George says he knew playing in the Fortnite Pro Am would be tough and says "next question" when asked if he'd play with Josh Hart next year.

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Faried happy with second-place Fortnite finish

Kenneth Faried says he got nervous playing with the greats in the Fortnite Pro Am and talks a little trash about Andre Drummond's performance.

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Josh Hart: 'I'm definitely the best Fornite player in the league'

Lakers youngster Josh Hart says that throughout the NBA he's the best gamer, but he'd always choose hoops over Fortnite.

1:06

Josh Hart jokes about new-look Lakers

On Tuesday at the Fortnite Pro Am event, Josh Hart talks about what it would be like with LeBron on his squad, kicking out Kuzma and Lonzo.

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esports

"Formula One is undergoing a transition period," says Julian Tan, Head of Digital at F1 Esports, speaking at an esports seminar at Gfinity in London — the only dedicated esports Arena in the UK. "One of our core initiatives at the moment is esports — a key way to reach out to a young, savvy demographic that F1 hasn't traditionally been speaking to. It's a really interesting way to grow F1," Tan added.

Victoria Monk, ESPN8d ago

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Gonzalo "ZeRo" Barrios wins the Super Smash Bros. Invitational in a 2-1 victory over Leonardo "MKLeo" Lopez Perez.

Sean Morrison, ESPN.com10d ago
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Mike Daniels of the Green Bay Packers talks playing a Smash pro at the Super Smash Bros. Invitational, his love for Nintendo and gaming culture in the NFL. "I've seen players lose money" and "almost come to blows" over game bets, he said.

Sean Morrison, ESPN.com10d ago

Two Smash legends, Adam "Armada" Lindgren and Gonzalo "ZeRo" Barrios, face off during the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate invitational. ZeRo came away with the win as Ike over Armada's Pokémon Trainer.

Sean Morrison, ESPN.com10d ago

Overwatch League

Overwatch League Power Rankings through June 11

A new king topples NYXL to climb to the top of our standings.

Overwatch League Power Rankings: Stage 4, Week 4

After occupying the top spot for much of the season, the New York Excelsior have fallen from their perch following a 1-1 week. Who is the new No. 1?

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esports

We're at the Belasco for today's Splatoon 2 World Championship and the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate invitational. Players will be competing for these little beauties.

Sean Morrison, ESPN.com10d ago

COLLEGE ESPORTS

LEAGUE OF LEGENDS

Former League pro BloodWater earns title at UCI

UC Irvine's support was a rising star when he went to worlds in 2013, but his road back to the LCS stage Sunday was a rough one.

UCI wins College League of Legends Championship

UC Irvine brought the College League of Legends crown back to the West Coast with a 3-0 win over North Region powerhouse Columbia College.

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No. 2 UC Irvine wins the College League of Legends Championship with a 3-0 sweep of No. 5 Columbia College. It's the first College League of Legends title for the Anteaters, who took down the Cougars in the first matchup between two varsity teams in a final on this stage.

Sean Morrison, ESPN.com12d ago

DOTA 2

Team Liquid highlights at the Dota 2 Supermajor

Team Liquid takes home its first major win at the China Dota 2 Supermajor.

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OVERWATCH LEAGUE

Excelsior bounces back to beat Shock

After a couple rare losses in the past week, the No. 1 team in the Overwatch League got back to its winning ways.

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Valiant flexes in playoff-clinching match

Los Angeles will head to the Stage 4 playoffs and season-ending tournament after stomping Houston on Saturday.

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College League of Legends

Cougars, Saints leaders gear up for final showdown

The rivalry between the Cougars' Drake Porter and Saints' Dan Clerke will come to a head this week in Los Angeles.

College League of Legends grows into professional opportunity

The League of Legends College Championship was once seen as a side event by developer Riot Games, but it has now become an actual breeding ground for possible professional players.

esports

San Francisco Shock

Overwatch League

Coach Park 'Crusty' Dae-hee: He has his heart in San Francisco

Would you leave a team after a 10-0 perfect run? Crusty did, and now his former team isn't doing so well, while his new team, the San Francisco Shock, is doing better than ever.

Behind the Shock's Success

The San Francisco Shock are on a whole other level in Stage 4. One major factor? New head coach "Crusty." Emily Rand joins Treavor Scales to examine further.

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esports

Top 10 Esports Plays of May

Combo Breaker. ESL One Birmingham. Mid-Season Invitational. And more. Catch up on the best plays from May here.

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esports

Combo Breaker 2018

Fighting Games

No Smash gods, no problem - Midwest talent poised to shine at Combo Breaker

Midwestern talent is poised to make a splash at Combo Breaker this year, but Southern California's S2J is hoping to make the ultimate upset.

What to watch for at Combo Breaker

With over 1,000 registered players in four major games, Combo Breaker's participation numbers rival the largest fighting-game tournaments in competitive history.

LEAGUE OF LEGENDS SEASON 8

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    Recaps for NA and EU LCS, LPL and LCK. Power Rankings. Standings. Features. It's all on our League of Legends hub page.

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  • 2018 Dota 2 Hub

    Recaps, features and videos on Dota 2 majors, The International and more.

FEATURED

  • Illustration by Richard Roberts
  • Game: Interrupted

    How a teenage gamer in the hottest new esport, Overwatch, became a reluctant icon for South Korea's feminist movement.

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  • Jaedong fights the end of his career with reckless abandon

    His grueling practice regimen has become an act of physical self-destruction. The best doctors in South Korea have urged him to quit. For Jaedong, the pain is worth even a single glimpse of his former glory days.

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  • There will never be another Overwatch team like RunAway

    Runner prepared to call it quits. But his wife stopped him. "The kids deserve one last shot," she said. So they persevered, and against all odds, sponsorships poured in. Fans started donating necessities. It was as if the world had RunAway's back.

HOW TO PLAY

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    While League of Legends might have a higher profile, Dota 2 boasts a gigantic purse and a different strategy. The bar for entry is high, but with a little help, Dota 2 can be enjoyable.

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    League of Legends is the king of the esports hill. What is it about this free-to-play MOBA that has the world clicking like mad? Here's your guide to LoL and what to expect in 2016.

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    19-year-old Faker came out of nowhere to become the first true global star of gaming. But can the League of Legends prodigy carry a nation on his shoulders?

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    E:60 takes an unprecedented look inside the world of professional video game competitions through the journey of the Dota2 team known as the Evil Geniuses and their quest for a share of the $18.4 million tournament prize pool.

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