Ghost Recon Online launches first official tournament, cup series starts Sept. 15

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Ghost Recon Online will stage its first official tournament September 15, beginning a seven-week cup series that will culminate in a continental final for European and North American players, according to a recent announcement. The $3,200 tournament is being jointly presented by the free-to-play game's publisher Ubisoft and Electronic Sports Leagues.

PC Gamer ShootMania Cup match report: week one

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On Tuesday evening, the PC Gamer ShootMania Tournament launched with almost 50 teams signed up to play in the month long double elimination tournament. With both amateur and professional players battling it out in the 3v3 Elite mode of the newly released FPS title from Nadeo, anything can happen and it almost always does. The tournament is played entirely in Elite mode, which you can read more about here. The first team to get to nine points takes the game, although they do have to win by a two-point margin. It’s a best of three with the loser going down to the lower-bracket where every match could be their last. If you were unable to catch all the matches, you can still watch the VOD embedded below before you read on to avoid spoilers!

PC Gamer ShootMania Launch Cup: watch the livestream here from 7pm GMT tonight

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Last week we announced our very own tournament to celebrate the launch of ShootMania Storm - Nadeo's twitchy team shooter. Sign-ups have now closed and the entered teams will do battle across the course of the month, fighting for a £800 prize pot. You can watch it all live right here.

From 7pm GMT tonight, we'll be streaming the opening matches of the tournament, with commentary courtesy of Ziggy “nVc” Orzeszek and David “Zaccubus” Treacy from Team Dignitas. Hit the jump to see the feed.

PC Gamer ShootMania Launch Cup: team up, shoot maniacally, win money! Sign up now!

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ShootMania Storm launches today. It’s a competitive shooter built for eSports, and as you might expect from Nadeo, the developers of TrackMania, it’s extremely malleable, with a level editor that lets you plug prefab components together to create your own arenas. It’s a game of breathless pace and precision, with its two-hit kills requiring well-timed projectiles - old hands at Quake 3 or Unreal Tournament should feel right at home.

To celebrate ShootMania’s arrival, PC Gamer is holding a tournament from 15th April to 7th May, with £800 in prize money to be divvied up between the three top teams. Whether you’re a pro-player in need of pocketmoney, or just a fan of oldschool shooters looking to recreate the twitchy thrill of a railgun duel, you’re very welcome to enter. Read on to find out how.

Razer partners with top DOTA 2 team Team Zenith

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Peripheral maker and perennial esports supporter Razer has formed a partnership with one of the world’s top Dota 2 teams, Team Zenith as they prepare for the Valve 2 International tournament in August.

DreamHack Summer 2011 recap: The Promised LAN

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DreamHack Summer 2011 has come and gone, leaving a rush of exciting replays and up-and-coming teams in its wake. But what if you weren't fortunate enough to make it out to Sweden and see LAN-party Mecca for yourself? We've got an in-depth recap of the electrifying event from Borderland Gaming's own Kast, who commentated at the event and lived to tell about it.