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Why don't pro LoL players concede while pro DotA 2 players concede virtually every match?

There have been concessions in professional LoL. The most notable example I can think of is at IEM Katowice in 2016, Fnatic conceded at 22 minutes to SKT T1 during game 3 of a best-of-5. It ...
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Can AI win against humans in competitive multiplayer computer games

I'm not entirely sure what you mean by "championship", but if you are referring to an instance where an AI beat the world champions of a game, specifically in competitive multiplayer game or ...
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What tools were used to analyze & challenge the records for Dragster?

They're describing tool-assisted speedrunning, aka TASing. A TAS uses an emulator, allowing a player to make frame-perfect button inputs, simulating absolutely perfect play, and allowing any errors to ...
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What tools were used to analyze & challenge the records for Dragster?

The "tools" they mean is something that can be used to analyze the game. There are probably a few ways to do this, but one video here discusses using a RAM analyzer for the Atari 2600. What it does ...
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What is lowest allowed entry age in Germany to participate in pc e-sports?

Depends on the game. For League of Legends the required age for playing in the LCS is 17. But this is a decision by them, not by the law. See EU LCS rulebook 1.1 By German law, basically when you are ...
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Can AI win against humans in competitive multiplayer computer games

There're several games not mentioned yet in which AI is capable of playing/beating the best humans in the world (or people are working on it): Go. The AI that first became superhuman for this game ...
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Why are only the default skins allowed in tournaments?

It's all about being able to easily identify characters, especially in large team fights. While most competitive players are probably able to identify characters no matter what skin they're using, it ...
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Why don't pro LoL players concede while pro DotA 2 players concede virtually every match?

I want to add a somehow different view on this, as most answers so far seem to come more from the League of Legends player/viewers POV. I think the main reason for the really high number of games ...
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Is there any kind of official/recommended ruleset for tournaments?

In the end, the ruleset is chosen by the TO of the tournament. I've attended a handful of tournaments with odd rules; 4 man free for all, last two alive move on, was probably the weirdest. Again, that ...
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What does map ban mean?

It's a map ban process. This occurs in many games. I'm not aware on the specifics of Starcraft; but if it works like other competitive games, it is part of the map choosing process. In the map ...
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Why is Conflux often banned in tournaments?

Incredibly strong earlygame. Between Sprites 9 speed no retaliation and storm elementals ranged attack conflux can clear out neutrals in no time with no losses. Very fast scouting, they have the ...
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Are there any group queue restrictions in competitive?

For Overwatch Competitive Play, as of Season 2: For Bronze through Diamond ranks players must have a skill rating within 1000 For Master and Grandmaster ranks players must have a skill rating within ...
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Why wasn't there a TSM vs RNG tiebreaker game?

In group D, TSM and RNG both went 3-3. However, in the direct matchup, RNG had already gone 2-0 vs TSM. Due to that there was no tiebreaker game since RNG had already won the matchup.
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Can AI win against humans in competitive multiplayer computer games

Rocket League is actually an interesting frontier in AI-controlled, high-skilled play. The best Rocket League AI a couple years ago was able to beat about 80-90% of players consistently. I have no ...
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Why is Kalista such a better pick on red side? (Heard on LEC Summer Split 2020)

Terrain and objective control play a major factor here. First, let's talk about laning phase. Bot lane (where Kalista is normally found in professional play nowadays) is inherently safer when played ...
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Are DPI control buttons considered cheating for e-sports tournaments?

Each tournament and competition will have rules specifying what is allowed and what is not. In the more serious competitions, you do not even use your own hardware.
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Why is there a 6th team member in 5v5 tournaments sitting on the side?

He's the team Coach At some tournaments the coach has a chair and sits behind the team, sometimes there isn't even a chair, here he seam to be covered well by the organizers.
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How does the new ranking system work?

From what I know, the ranking system itself is the same as it was before. The reason many people are being deranked is because they have made it much harder to get higher ranks. They have done this so ...
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Are there any group queue restrictions in competitive?

Yes. In order to queue with friends, there are certain criteria: You must be at least level 25. Your account must not be banned. You must be within 50 Skill Rating of your friends. Skill Rating is ...
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Why don't pro LoL players concede while pro DotA 2 players concede virtually every match?

I can provide a different view to most other answers here, because I've had the opposite experience -- lots of time on Dota 2 while only 10 or so LoL games. In most pro Dota 2 games, teams concede ...
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What is the penalty if you forget to pick in a professional match?

It looks like there is no official ruling about that particular scenario, but Section 7.7 in the rulebook has all the rules about the pick and ban phase.
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Can a player be switched mid game in pro LoL game?

From the LCS rules book, you can read under point 3.4 Substitutions: 3.4.1 A Team may substitute a Player between Games of a Match. The Team must notify a League Official and have the substitution ...
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Have there been any competitive games in which the winning player concedes because they misevaluated the gamestate?

This isn't an extremely rare occurrence in StarCraft, where gauging the status of your opponent can be difficult. One of the more famous examples is in this clip from MLG Dallas 2011: IdrA (Zerg) vs. ...
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Understanding Hearthstone World Championship match format and decks

The decks being predefined means they are created by the players before the event and cannot be changed between or during matches. Players use whatever cards they wish (subject to the usual ...
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Overwatch league - Draws in playoffs

If it comes to a 2-2 situation in a playoff match, a 6th map will be played. It was mentioned in the live stream of that very match by Semmler, starting at about 30s in the VOD. Season 1, Stage 3 ...
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What is the point of divisions in the Overwatch League?

A part of the problem is that you are mistaken. See the Playoff Format found at the bottom of this page During the stage playoffs, yes, it doesn't matter what division you are in, it's the top 4 ...
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Is there a recognised record for Minesweeper on a Cell phone?

Unfortunately no, there doesn't appear to be any competitive listing of Minesweeper times as played on a mobile device. While many versions & clones of Minesweeper exist for many platforms, the ...
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Is competitive Fortnite cross-platform?

Yes and no. The Arena modes, which are ranked and are required to qualify for tournaments, are fully cross-platform. The online tournaments are separated by region and by platform, so mobile players ...
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Do dota coaches get paid

Do Dota coaches get paid and what percentage of winnings? Yes, coaches for pro teams get paid. The percentage depends on their ability to negotiate beforehand. If a team win TI do coaches get paid a ...
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Can AI win against humans in competitive multiplayer computer games

There is a chess computer championship on chess.com here: Computer Chess Championship is a constantly-running (24/7/365) tournament played by the best chess engines in the world... However AI is not ...
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