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How much does ImperialHal make?

Pro Apex Legends player Phillip “ImperialHal” Dosen consistently ranks among the most popular streamers in the genre on Twitch. When a leak last week revealed the payouts of Twitch streamers, ImperialHal came in at No. 100 on the list of the highest-paid figures on the site. From August 2019 to October 2021, ImperialHal cleared $886,999.17 in Twitch payouts alone. Screengrab via KnowSomething That figure, while impressive on its own, doesn’t include a wide array of other revenue streams. ImperialHal also receives donations from viewers, his TSM salary, revenue from other

Team Liquid’s Impossible Battle With Astralis

CSGOPhoto courtesy of mynewsdeskTeam Liquid against Astralis is one of the most one-sided rivalries between top teams in the history of competitive Counter-Strike, spanning CS 1.6 and CS:GO. Spanning almost six years, the two teams have faced off all across the phases of tournaments and around the world, with many roster moves along the way on both sides, but the theme has been consistent and that has been Astralis winning and in total Astralis dominating.Liquid does not stand alone as the Washington Generals to Astralis' Harlem Globetrotters, though. The likes

Shanghai Dragons win the 2021 Overwatch League championship

It may have taken a few years, but the Shanghai Dragons have finally soared to new heights.  In a 4-0 sweep against the Atlanta Reign, the Dragons earned the 2021 Overwatch League championship and solidified an incredibly dominant season today. After winning two tournaments in a row earlier this year, the Shanghai Dragons arrived ready to claim the crown.  The first map, Ilios, was a relatively even affair, with Atlanta running their signature rush style against Shanghai’s aggressive dive. While the Reign’s DPS fought valiantly, the Dragons set the pace

Pelican named 2021 Overwatch League Rookie of the Year

The awards are rolling in and Se-hyun “Pelican” Oh has been awarded the Overwatch League Rookie of the Year for the 2021 season. Before he joined the Atlanta Reign, Pelican played on the Contenders team O2 Blast, who had great success in the Korean Contenders circuit. He was signed to the Reign to bolster the DPS lineup, and he led the team to victory on his signature heroes Echo, Tracer, and Mei. Pelican was joined by Kim “Edison” Tae-Hoon and Kai “Kai” Collins as the other two rookies signed to the team,

WePlay to run Academy League Season 2 in September-November

WePlay has announced details of the Academy League's second season. It will feature the same eight organizations' academy teams from the first season and offer up $100,000 in prize money again, but this time the online portion will be played in a different format. The eight participating teams will first play in two GSL groups, from which the winning teams will advance directly to the finals, while the second and third-placed teams will play in a "Last Chance" group for two more finals spots. The Academy League returns with a

Who is Winning Minecraft Championships (MCC) 17: Results, Standings, Scores

Another month, another installment of everyone’s favorite Minecraft competitive event, bringing together another 40 popular streamers for a chance at winning the crown. Over the course of the next two hours, 10 teams of four players will compete over eight events all for the sole purpose of trying to win an event with no prize money, no end goal, or much to be honest. That’s right folks, they are playing for nothing but honor to be called the best of the best between those taking part and of course that

cynic: “Everybody on the roster has made it really clear they’re in it for the long run”

Party Astronauts ended their Fragadelphia 15 campaign this past weekend as the runner-ups to Bad News Bears, falling just short of completing a comeback from an 0-2 deficit in the best-of-five grand final. However, the result still earned them a spot in Fragadelphia Fall, North America's regional qualifier for the BLAST Premier Fall Showdown, where they are currently rematching Bad News Bears in the Group B decider match in hopes of making the playoffs. Party Astronauts are one of the few contending North American rosters left playing in the region,

NAVI win Intel Grand Slam Season 3

Natus Vincere have closed out another season of the Intel Grand Slam, securing the $1 million cheque after defeating Vitality in the ESL Pro League Season 14 grand final. Aleksandr "⁠s1mple⁠" Kostyliev and company have thus become the third team to be awarded Intel’s gold bars following Astralis and Liquid, the winners of the first two seasons. The feat has taken Natus Vincere nearly a year-and-a-half since they got the first of four victories at IEM Katowice 2020, the last pre-pandemic LAN event, and was won half online and half

Team Secret signs former Bren Esports roster

Jim “BORKUM” Timbreza, Kevin “dispenser” Te, Jessie “JessieVash” Cuyco, Jayvee “DubsteP” Paguirigan, Riley “Witz” Go, and head coach Gilbert “Gibo” Sales Jr have signed a contract to play for Team Secret following their departure from Bren Esports yesterday. The decision to part ways with Bren Esports came after the all-Filipino team qualified for VCT Masters Three Berlin as the No. 1 seeded SEA VALORANT squad, but were unable to attend the international tournament due to not securing visas in time. Riot said it tried to work out a solution with relevant governmental