Esports

Wings Gaming Win TI6

Esports Awards: Winners for 2016

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To cap off 2016, Dota players, teams, and personalities were honored through three sets of awards: LiquidDota, Gosu Awards, and the Esports Industry Awards. LiquidDota and Gosu are Dota-specific, while the Esports Industry Awards covers all current esports titles. LiquidDota The...
Esports fans regularly fill stadiums to watch their favorite teams compete.

What It Means to Be a Fan: Etiquette and Sportsmanship

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With 2016 coming to a close, I can't help but look back at the past year of esports, particularly while I was at the Boston Major this past weekend. We've had a lot of growth and we've come a long way....
Female Only League CLG Red Karma

Jung’s Wednesday Rant: Female-Only Leagues Are a Good Thing

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Back in February of 2015, female CS:GO player, Juliano gave this interview sending some mixed messages about gender segregated leagues for Counter-Strike. Since, she's been one of the biggest faces for female esports as a whole. A slew of interviews...
League of Legends stage

Jung’s Wednesday Rant: The “Kill Yourself” Problem

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I know gamers say a lot of things. Phrases can become memes pretty quickly, but as our team has mentioned before, there's friendly banter - and then there's crossing the line. I'm not going to talk about the topic as...

Study: Twitch Viewers More Likely to Donate After Heartbreak

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Do you want to end up broke AND heartbroken? Findings from a recent study conducted by Real Esports Scientists™ suggest that it may be best to stay away from Twitch.tv after you suffer a messy breakup. Researchers concluded that Twitch viewers...
Dignitas with trophy

Team Dignitas Wins DreamHack Valencia!

Dignitas stood as the undisputed champion of Europe a few months ago after their win in Leicester, but their results since then have been shaky. They went from being a top four team to unable to break out of...
The audience at DreamHack Summer

Best Resources for Keeping up with Heroes of the Storm

By far, Heroes of the Storm is one of the hardest esports to keep up with. It’s not because there’s too much going on or a whole lot to follow like League of Legends esports, but rather because the...
Heroes stage at DreamHack

Five Must-Watch Heroes of the Storm Games

Every esport is defined by its greatest games. Games showcase mechanical feats of wonder, strategical masterpieces, or the most epic storylines ever told. Heroes of the Storm hasn’t been around too long, but already some of the most fantastic...

Rosterpocalypse: Roster Changes Coming to NA

Rosterpocalypse 1: Bakery’s Funhouse Earlier this year, the European scene went through the largest player shuffle in the history of Heroes of the Storm. Several top organizations like G2 Esports and Virtus.Pro released their rosters and flooded the market with...

ESL Heroes Production – the Truth

Previously, I called out ESL and DreamHack for their less-than-stellar production of Heroes events in the past six months, particularly the extreme delays caused by unknown technical problems which left the audience in the dark (figuratively—this isn’t BlizzCon) to...

Tempest in the Summer Global Championship

I like to think that every great team is made up of little bits of success. They are influenced by every small victory experienced on a day to day basis, carried through the lives of their players and manifested...

Naventic Take the Crown over Cloud9 at DreamHack Austin

Last weekend, thousands of people once again flocked to DreamHack, the biggest LAN in the world, for a multi-day festival of games. This time, however, it showed up in a surprising place: Austin, Texas. Traditionally the organization is based...