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‘They came in with guns’: Fortnite world champion Bugha ‘swatted’ during livestream



16-year-old Kyle ‘Bugha’ Giersdorf won $3m in JulyPolice surrounded home on Saturday after hoax callBarely two weeks after winning $3m at the Fortnite World Cup, Kyle “Bugha” Giersdorf was “swatted” in the middle of a livestreaming session.The 16-year-…

eSports analyst receives death threats after thanking men on women’s day



  • Soe Gschwind-Penski’s women’s day tweet prompts online abuse
  • Overwatch host doubles down on praise of male allies in response

A prominent eSports commentator revealed on Thursday that she received “death threats and hundreds of hate messages” in response to a tweet expressing gratitude to men for their support on International Women’s Day.

Soe Gschwind-Penski, the Overwatch League host and analyst known as Soembie, had sent a tweet earlier on Thursday offering “a special shoutout to all the men in our lives who have supported us, gave us a voice when we had none, fought for our cause and treated us the way we all ought to treat each other…like a fellow human being – no race, no gender”.

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Tevez, Verón and Kuyt named as using TUEs at 2010 World Cup



• Leaked document alleges 25 players from 12 countries given TUEs
• ‘More than 150 players were caught doping in 2015,’ say Fancy Bears

The Football Association and Fifa have condemned the latest hack by the Fancy Bears group after details of failed drug tests and therapeutic use exemptions (TUEs) among footballers were made public.

A small cache of emails between Fifa staff and doping officials were leaked by the Russian hacking group on Tuesday. Alongside the correspondence, which has not been verified by the Guardian, Fancy Bears claimed that 25 players had been allowed to use TUEs at the 2010 World Cup, including the former Premier League players Dirk Kuyt, Juan Sebastián Verón and Carlos Tevez.

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Neil Robertson says video game addiction damaged snooker career



  • 2010 World Champion was obsessed with Fifa and World of Warcraft
  • ‘The years I had the 100 centuries, I should probably had around 120’

Australia’s former world snooker champion Neil Robertson says an addiction to video games across his career has harmed both his professional and personal life.

The 35-year-old Melburnian says longstanding obsessions with the Fifa football games, World of Warcraft and League of Legends deprived him of sleep and adversely affected his performances.

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FIFA 17 matches to be broadcast live on TV for first time by BT Sport



• BT will start broadcasting international regional finals next month
• Winner of Ultimate Championship Series will get seven-figure sum

FIFA 17 gaming matches are to be be broadcast live on television after BT Sport announced they had won the rights to show the remaining four EA FIFA Majors in this year’s Ultimate Team Championship Series.

Related: Fifa: the video game that changed football | Simon Parkin

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