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The inaugural season of Gfinity's Australian city-based esports league wrapped up over the weekend with a southern rout. Having solidified their position in the finals of all three games, Melbourne Order turned the weekend into a whitewash, taking home the trophy in all three matches and the club championship to boot.

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The main event for IEM Sydney, the latest stop for ESL's world Counter-Strike tour, doesn't officially start until tomorrow. But thanks to a range of upsets and admirable performances from the Australian teams, IEM Sydney has already delivered.

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Every competitive game has its more memorable maps. Blood Gulch, Facing Towers, 2Fort, and also, de_dust2. More well-known as simply Dust II, the map has been around for most of Counter-Strike's life and is considered one of the best, most balanced maps in the game. Now, it's back in active duty.

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The third-place decider match at today's StarSeries i-League Season 4 finals went a little long. A simple best-of-three, Team Liquid and FaZe had a meeting on Inferno that went well past regulation and into multiple overtimes, almost to the length of two regular matches.

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Gunfire, spells, commentators talking a mile a minute, momentum shifts, plays you can literally miss by blinking: There's so much going on during esports events that there's hardly any time to spare a thought for what's going on behind the scenes, let alone what's happening right in front of your eyes.

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Despite how different they are, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is, in some ways, the new CSGO. It's the big Steam shooter du jour, and it's stolen Counter-Strike's realistic gun porn crown. But there's one thing CSGO has CS-going for it that PUBG doesn't: the ability to consume all other games, thanks to mods.

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The British are coming and they're bringing an esports competition with them. Starting this week, Gfinity's Challenger series lets you show your skills and - if you kick enough ass - you can get drafted into their Elite series where pro teams will compete for $450,000 in prizes.

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At the height of the controversy surrounding microtransactions in Star Wars Battlefront 2, a Reddit user who goes by the name Kensgold posted an open letter to publisher EA and other developers in the video game industry. "I am 19 and addicted to gambling," he wrote. Kensgold wasn't talking about roulette tables or online poker. He was talking about spending over $17,000 on in-game purchases over the last several years.