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Tespa, the collegiate esports arm of Blizzard Entertainment, announced the lineup of esports competitions on Monday, and the titles students will be competing in for the 2017-18 academic year. Students will compete in Heroes of the Storm, Hearthstone and StarCraft II for over $1 million in scholarship prizes. Heroes of the Dorm returns, this time with regional qualifiers feeding into the 64-team national championship, StarCraft II will be team-based with squads of three battling it out for $35,000 in scholarships and the Hearthstone Collegiate Championship returns with $150,000 in scholarships awarded. Registration has opened for eligible collegiate gamers in the United States and Canada.

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LoL NA 2018 Week 1, Days 1+2 recap.

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LoL EU 2018 Week 1, Day 2 recap.

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Gonzalo "ZeRo" Barrios, the longtime No. 1 Super Smash Bros. for Wii U player in the world, is taking a break from competitive play, he announced on Twitter. ZeRo said he has "lost passion in current Smash 4" and will likely begin participating again when the next iteration of Super Smash Bros. releases. "I want to allow myself to try and focus on something different," ZeRo said in a statement. "I want to release myself from the shackles of fear and prove [to] the little voice in the back of my head that I can succeed in something else."

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SUNY Canton announced the launch of its varsity esports program and much more today. Of particular interest from the release: "Plans for the esports team include specialized computer stations for practice and competition located in a newly designed gaming area in Nevaldine Hall. Additionally, the college plans to develop an esports wing in a residence hall with a gaming computer area adjacent to student's rooms. The esports wing would be similar to the college's current Pet Friendly wing where academic interests and lifestyles intersect with themed residential living."

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