The final of the Capcom Pro Tour is upon us! Sixteen of the World's greatest Street Fighter competitors, including the legendy Daigo Umehara and Justin Wong, will battle it out for $50,000 and the title of 2014 World Champion!
The opening ceremony kicks off at 11:30am pacific on Saturday, December 13th and the action will be run through the evening. You won't want to miss this.
Looking for some pro tips before you participant in your next tournament? Xfire is partnering with ESL to giveaway 10 sets of 2 event tickets to see the World's Best Starcraft and League of Legends players in San Jose, California on Saturday, December 6th and Sunday, December 7th. If you're in or traveling to the San Jose area this weekend, then this is something you don't want to miss!
To win the tickets for you and a friend you must, (1) have an Xfire account and (2) follow @xfiregaming on Twitter. Simply tweet the following message with your game of choice: "I want to see the World's Best League of Legends players at Intel Extreme Masters San Jose #IEM @xfiregaming" or "I want to see the World's Best Starcraft players at Intel Extreme Masters San Jose #IEM @xfiregaming". The seating section your receive will depend on the best available tickets for your game of choice (League of Legends or Starcraft).
Winners will be select at random on Wednesday, December 3rd at 8pm pacific. Winners will be contacted via direct message on Twitter.
Xfire is proud to present a new tournament experience for the most established competitive game to date, League of Legends. We present the First Blood! Series.
The First Blood! Series is meant to be a fast, furious, and fun experience for Summoners of all skill levels. The tournaments will be set on the Howling Abyss in 1v1 & 2v2 double elimination formats in order to keep the action fast and tournament times down to a minimum. The tournament will follow standard rules for these formats where victory is earned through player kills, a tower kill, or creep score (see official rules on any First Blood! tournament page).
We hope that this will be a great start to a new line of Xfire tournaments. You can leave us feedback at any time here. Special thanks to Riot Games for working with us on this experience.
Are you an aspiring Hearthstone player and want to use that ability to win some prizes? Then you've come to the right place. IGN and Xfire are teaming up to throw a Hearthstone tournament for a chance at some awesome prizes. We're be running our first tournament (of hopefully many) to demonstrate a tournament that combines the element of individual streaming for each round.
Xfire is excited to bring on a new premier tournament organizer for one of our favorite games, Dota 2! Starting next week, the hosts of the Dota 2 Canada Cup will run a weekly cash prize tournament series. Each week $100 will be up for grabs and select tournaments will serve as qualifiers to the main event: The Canada Cup Season 4 Playoffs. You can find all of the events here: http://www.xfire.com/hub/d2cweeklycup
The signups for the first event are open now and can be found here: http://www.xfire.com/tournament/2808
Check out the home of the Canada Cup here for information: http://www.dota2.ca/
Xfire and hitbox have partnered to produce and broadcast the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Arena Open, a new tournament series for amateur CS:GO teams. The winning team will qualify to the next Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Arena Championship and compete against the best CS:GO teams from Europe, a once in a lifetime opportunity to gain fame in the growing CS:GO scene and compete thousands of dollars.
Registration for the qualifier is now open at on Xfire for any amateur CS:GO team. The elimination tournament will begin on Saturday, November 15th. Full tournament rules, qualifier rounds, and the main event can be found on Xfire’s official event page.
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Matt Marcou, VP of Marketing and former eSports Manager at Riot Games took some time out to speak with Richard Lewis from The Daily Dot and share stories about his time at Riot Games and around making tough tournament organizer decisions.
Xfire is thrilled to once again be invited to attend a legendary eSports event. Dreamhack has been known for the past 10 years as the ultimate gaming festival, but once again are showing their strength as a innovative producer of eSport events and tech events. On the 26th & 27th of September 2014, Stockholm will host thousands of gamers and eSports innovators and feature five main activities: world class eSports, Keynote speeches, DreamExpo – Stockholm’s best Gaming & Tech Expo, scandinavia’s biggest hackathon & the Stockholm eSport Congress. The event will take place in Stockholm's famous Ericsson Globe Arena, which has a max capacity of 14,000 visitors.
Xfire's VP of Marketing, Matt Marcou, will be dropping knowledge bombs as a panelist at the 2nd annual eSport Congress hosted by renown eSport journalist, Richard Lewis. At 1400 Stockholm time (5am pacific), Matt will speak on the congress' opening panel titled "How Free 2 Play have changed game development and eSports? What lessons can be learned?" The panel will be streamed at www.twitch.tv/dreamhack.
More information can be found at the event page: http://www.dreamhack.se/stockholm14/2014/09/26/stockholm-esports-game-congress-panelists/
It's been amazing two months since the launch of the Xfire tournament platform. We want to thank all of the competititors and especially the tournament organizers, who have used the Xfire platform to settle scores, earn bragging rights, and crown champions.
The Xfire platform wouldn't be where it is today without your feedback. We have many lines of codes to write, features to design, and brackets to build, but we're glad for the support and we hope that you'lll continue to work with us.
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Competitive Hearthstone burst onto the scene at Blizzcon 2013 when a showmatch between eight Blizzard community all-stars crowded the first ever champion. Since it's release in March, the competition has only intesified as dozens of challengers have emerged all over the globe in pursuit of fame and fortune. This Summer, Blizzard announced a comprehesive global qualification structure to determine the next Hearthstone champion. We're proud to say that the road to Blizzcon now runs through Xfire.
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