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The ESL Updates Their Esports Schedule For Several Properties

The ESL has announced further changes to some of its upcoming esports events in light of the continuing coronavirus spread around the world. We now know that DreamHack Dallas and Jönköping have both been rescheduled to August 2020 for the time being, while the second half of 2020 is currently still on schedule. We also […]

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Wizards of the Coast Shutting Down "Magic: The Gathering" In-Store Play

Due to the rampant spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, tabletop gaming giant and Hasbro subsidiary Wizards of the Coast has been given no other recourse but to make a slew of online announcements detailing their response to the Coronavirus outbreak and spread. Starting today, the company has decided to shut down all Magic: The Gathering […]

GameStop Will Close Nearly 200 More Stores By End Of 2021

GameStop Launches "Contactless" Curbside Delivery Service

In a world where personal health is currently the number one priority and a pandemic is sweeping the globe, most nonessential retailers are taking a cautious stance of keeping their doors shuttered under any and all circumstances. However, GameStop, a massive gaming retail chain-store, has decided to throw all of that caution to the wind […]

Zakarya “xBlyzes” Hail Wins Second Hearthstone Masters Tour Title

Zakarya "xBlyzes" Hail Wins Second "Hearthstone" Masters Tour Title

Setting a new precedent within the Hearthstone esports community, French player Zakarya "xBlyzes" Hail takes his second title in 2020. First and foremost, the road to the Masters Tour for this month was a hell of a ride, Originally scheduled to be in Indonesia this past weekend, the coronavirus changed plans frequently from moving it […]

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Gamestop Stores Close Throughout United States Today

As of today, following much scrutiny over Gamestop's attempts to stay open citing their "essential retail" status, the gaming retail giant is shuttering all of its doors throughout the United States. This decision comes a day after stores in California and Pennsylvania closed their doors, with New York soon behind them. The reasoning, in case […]

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"Friday Night Magic" on "Magic: The Gathering Arena"

Wizards of the Coast has announced that their well-established weekly institution, Friday Night Magic, will be hosted digitally on Magic: The Gathering Arena, via local hobby stores. This announcement comes soon after another announcement detailing the actions Wizards of the Coast is taking to combat any lack of productivity or recreation in the face of COVID-19, […]

"Gamestop 2.0" - A Retail Rennaissance, Pt.1

Gamestop Being Closed in CA, PA, Presumably More

Previously we here at Bleeding Cool reported that, amid growing concern about the Coronavirus pandemic that is sweeping the globe, Gamestop has been keeping their doors open. Additionally, they had been urging employees to do this despite what local law enforcement says to them. This was all under the pretense that Gamestop is a source of […]

Collegiate StarLeague Esports Grand Finals Postponed

Collegiate StarLeague Grand Finals Postponed Due To Coronavirus

Earlier today the Collegiate StarLeague announced to fans that their Grand Finals happening in April has been postponed due to the coronavirus. The event was due to take place from April 18th-19th with championships for CS:GO, Dota 2, League Of Legends, Street Fighter V, and Magic: The Gathering. But until the virus has been put […]

"Gamestop 2.0" - A Retail Rennaissance, Pt.1

Gamestop Claims "Essential Retail" Status, "Can Stay Open"

Gamestop, a key retailer of video games, video game accessories, and (potentially soon) video game experiences, has announced that due to having status as an "essential" retailer, they can keep their stores open during these times of the COVID-19 (also known as Coronavirus) outbreak. According to sources, Gamestop sent a memo out to their staff […]

"PUBG Mobile" Pro League Switches To Online Play Over Coronavirus

The "PUBG Mobile" Americas Pro League & World League Are Postponed

Tencent Games and PUBG Corp. announced today that the PUBG Mobile Americas Pro League & World League have been postponed due to the coronavirus. The announcement was made this morning, in the brief statement you see below, effectively putting the season on hold. "The health of our players, staff and contractors are our highest priority. While […]

Arc System Works Cancels Arc World Tour Over Coronavirus

Arc System Works Cancels Arc World Tour Over Coronavirus

Yet another tale this month of how the coronavirus has put an end to another event, as Arc System Works canceled the Arc World Tour 2020. The announcement came down on their official website for the tourney. But what's surprising about this is that the tournament was full-speed ahead to start this coming Friday, March […]

Riot Games Suspends "League Of Legends" LCS Over Coronavirus

Riot Games Suspends "League Of Legends" LCS Over Coronavirus

Riot Games has made the decision to make more changes to the League Of Legends Championship Series after new coronavirus updates. The company sent out the update we have for you below, letting fans know the rest of the season is officially suspended. On top of that, the 2020 LCS Spring Finals will be moved […]

Konami Postpones "Yu-Gi-Oh!" Championship Series Due To Coronavirus

Konami has announced today that they are officially postponing the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series happening in Hartford in April due to the coronavirus. You can read the full statement below, but the shorthand is after the governor of Connecticut issued an executive order over the matter, this issue was pretty much out of their hands. However, […]

Super League Adds Eight New Esports Gaming Clubs

Super League Adds Eight New Esports Gaming Clubs

This week the Super League announced that they are adding eight new gaming clubs to their esports format, all of whom are tied to major cities. The new clubs are the Toronto Rage, Vancouver Krakens, Mexico City Solstice, Detroit Vengeance, Minneapolis Ice, Nashville Berserkers, Oklahoma City Glitch, and the Salt Lake City Yetis. They will […]

"Overwatch" League Moves Canceled China Matches To South Korea

"Overwatch" League Cancels March & April 2020 Events

The Overwatch League has officially canceled their events taking place in March and April 2020, effectively ending six weeks of competition mid-season. Blizzard sent out the information below on their website, letting players and fans know of their decision, effective immediately. There's no word yet as to whether or not those dates will be rescheduled […]

"PUBG Mobile" Pro League Switches To Online Play Over Coronavirus

"PUBG Mobile" Pro League Switches To Online Play Over Coronavirus

Tencent and PUBG Corp. announced today that the PUBG Mobile Pro League will be converted into an online competition until further notice. The company sent out the notice you see below, letting the media know that until the coronavirus is dealt with, the system would undergo a change. No word yet as to how they […]

"Mortal Kombat 11" Pro Kompetition Championship Reveals Event Details

Final Kombat 2020: Grand Finals – Ninjakilla_212 vs. SonicFox

We're reporting live in Chicago! …From the 27th floor of a hotel room to bring you the results of today's Final Kombat 2020 tournament for Mortal Kombat 11. After the coronavirus concerns made the organizers decide to do an empty arena (except for crew, players, and essential staff), the rest of us were left to […]

"Mortal Kombat 11" Pro Kompetition Championship Reveals Event Details

Final Kombat 2020: Remaining Losers Brackets & Winners Finals

We're reporting live in Chicago! …From the 27th floor of a hotel room to bring you the results of today's Final Kombat 2020 tournament for Mortal Kombat 11. After the coronavirus concerns made the organizers decide to do an empty arena (except for crew, players, and essential staff), the rest of us were left to […]

"Mortal Kombat 11" Pro Kompetition Championship Reveals Event Details

Final Kombat 2020: Losers Rounds & Winners Semifinals Match Results

We're reporting live in Chicago! …From the 27th floor of a hotel room to bring you the results of today's Final Kombat 2020 tournament for Mortal Kombat 11. After the coronavirus concerns made the organizers decide to do an empty arena (except for crew, players, and essential staff), the rest of us were left to […]

"Mortal Kombat 11" Pro Kompetition Championship Reveals Event Details

Final Kombat 2020: Winners/Losers Quarterfinals Match Results

We're reporting live in Chicago! …From the 27th floor of a hotel room to bring you the results of today's Final Kombat 2020 tournament for Mortal Kombat 11. After the coronavirus concerns made the organizers decide to do an empty arena (except for crew, players, and essential staff), the rest of us were left to […]