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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Nothing is more satisfying and nerve racking than 1v1 combat in an online game. "Clutch" is the title given to those who can overcome their nerves and outwit an opponent without intervention from another source, divine or otherwise. That's why Xfire is partnering with S2 Games to give MOBA players an opportunity to fight for glory and a chance to shape a piece of Newerth.
The Midlane Masters, powered by Xfire, is an exciting new event designed to find Newerth's most skilled individual players and crown a 1v1 Champion who will have a chance to create their own avatar! The event is held throughout 5 weeks, with 16 one-day Qualifiers in the first 4 weeks, and the winner of each Qualifier will play in the main Tturnament where 16 players will fight for the championship. Prizes will be earned at weekly events and the main event.
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Quakecon here we come! Xfire is doing it live in Dallas, TX. Bring your PC and your A-game because no one wants to end up at an 0-2 BBQ. The team at Xfire has some long and fond memories of attending in years past and we're stoked to be an official part of the action.
Xfire is powering the BYOC Tournaments at Quakecon. Event attendees can go to www.xfire.com/hub/quakecon2014 and find all official BYOC tournaments hosted by the staff of Quakecon. Not only that, but Xfire will be in the BYOC fraggin' hard just like everyone else. Feel free to say hi and challenge us to your favorite game.
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It's Summer, the heart of tournament season. We expect that most of you are either playing or watching your favorite game right now as you are reading this, which is great! If you have a few moments, we'd like to give you a TL:DR on why our July update will improve your gaming experience whether you watch or play in tournaments.
TL;DR - You can now embed the power of Xfire into your community site as easily as you would embed a Twitch stream or Yotube video.
If you have a few more moments to spare, then we'd like to expand on why exactly this is so awesome and how it'll make your life easier whether you run, watch, or compete in tournaments (click through to know more).
Xfire is looking for full stack PHP developers to help us kick some ass. We’re revolutionising the way people compete around their favourite games and powering the global phenomenon known as eSports. We provide an easy-to-use platform for any publisher, player or community to create and manage tournaments around PC games.
Ever wanted to get a tournament running on your own site? Gavin explains what Xfire are doing about this.