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Esports and Video Gaming

Video game championship packs the Mandalay Bay Events Center

Thousands of fans packed into the Mandalay Bay Events Center to catch the North American League of Legends Spring Finals between two of the game’s longest-running teams, rivals Counter Logic Gaming (CLG) and Team Solomid (TSM).

Young team pulls off upset at eSports tournament in downtown Las Vegas — PHOTOS

Past the glittering slots of the Downtown Grand’s main casino floor Saturday, a crowd gathered in a small events room to watch and cheer as pairs of teams faced off in a fast-paced, high-energy fight to victory during the North American video game finals tournament.

Drug testing is coming to competitive video gaming

A competitive video-gaming organization will begin testing players for performance-enhancing drugs next month, as the field of so-called eSports moves further into the mainstream and prize pools climb.

Somerville’s ‘Run It Up’ Web series a hit with poker players

Jason Somerville is a World Series of Poker bracelet winner with almost $4 million in documented career live tournament earnings. Yet it’s his wildly popular Web series titled “Run It Up” that has revolutionized the way millennials are watching and learning poker and made him a mainstream sensation.

Teen competes in elite graphic design contest

Las Vegas high school student Javier Salazar may have started doing graphic design just two years ago, but he’s one of only three U.S. competitors in the Adobe World Championship in Anaheim, Calif., which pitted him against 31 others from 17 countries.

Ka-ching! Scholarships for slaying video game foes

Note to parents: All those hours your kids spend blazing a trail of destruction in video games may not be a complete waste of time, after all.

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