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Re:Cover Reviews: Victoria’s Investment Pays Off with MEO

The dust has settled on the Melbourne Esports Open (MEO), a successful event that saw over 12,000 attendees across the two days. MEO hosted two of the largest esports tournaments in Australia, with the Overwatch Contenders finals held on Saturday and the Oceanic Pro League (OPL) finals held on Sunday. The Overwatch Contenders finals ended… Continue reading Re:Cover Reviews: Victoria’s Investment Pays Off with MEO

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What Could Go Wrong: Mental Health

Mental health concerns in the workplace are nothing new, but are finally gaining mainstream attention. With work-related mental health incidents continuing to rise in the workplace, organisations are now faced with the task of not only preventing these concerns from occurring, but also guiding their employees who may face similar circumstances. Esports, along with nearly… Continue reading What Could Go Wrong: Mental Health

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Try Nerfing This: Overwatch Grabs Mainstream Attention

Overwatch has hit an exciting stride over the last few weeks with ESPN, Disney XD and ABC agreeing to streaming services with Blizzard Entertainment to broadcast the Overwatch League. This is timely for the league as the playoffs, including the Overwatch League Grand Finals, are to be played out this month. As part of the… Continue reading Try Nerfing This: Overwatch Grabs Mainstream Attention

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Breaking the Habit: Changing our Perception of Video Game Addiction

Recently, the World Health Organisation (WHO) introduced gaming disorder as a mental illness, again putting esports under the microscope – another piece of the already convoluted esports puzzle. According to WHO, Gaming Disorder is defined as “a pattern of gaming behaviour (“digital-gaming” or “video-gaming”) characterised by impaired control over gaming, increasing priority given to gaming… Continue reading Breaking the Habit: Changing our Perception of Video Game Addiction

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Esports Down Under: Melbourne Excites with Latest Event

Melbourne will be the host of one of Australia’s biggest esports open tournaments, advertising the Overwatch Contenders Finals and the League of Legends OPL (Oceanic Pro League) finals over two days promised to be packed with excitement. The event has been timed to perfection; occurring during the bye week leading up to the AFL finals.… Continue reading Esports Down Under: Melbourne Excites with Latest Event

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Esports on the Rise: Australia’s Next Opportunity

The Overwatch League is looking to pick up an Australian team for Season 2; the latest of what has become an interesting period for the esports landscape in Australia. As reported by The Australian Financial Review, Blizzard’s Overwatch League is looking to expand into other countries, with Australia being targeted to join a confined group… Continue reading Esports on the Rise: Australia’s Next Opportunity