Modern gamers sure do have it rough.

The Plight of the Modern Gamer

It's winter now, but memories of a hot summer day come back to me. I sit in my room, playing games with some buddies. The thermostat on my wall reads 30 degrees. (That's 86 degrees Fahrenheit.) I look at...
Ten Things You Can Buy Instead of Buying a High MMR Dota 2 Account

Dota 2: Ten Things You Can Buy Instead of an Account

With the advent of matchmaking seasons, bought accounts will be reset at the end of each season, making them slightly less valuable. But this 5K account just sold for $60USD on eBay, and there will likely always be a...
GGG has launched an official Path of Exile trading site. What does this mean for third-party trading hubs like

GGG Launches Official Path of Exile Trading Site

Path of Exile's trading system definitely isn't perfect. Currently, players trade in-game items is through third-party sites. Grinding Gear Games (GGG), Path of Exile’s developer, was nice enough to open up their API to the public—this means sites like...
Joseph Schmidt - Esports Writer

Staff Writer Spotlight: A Snapshot of Joseph Schmidt

It all started at an arcade in Lake George, New York. I was too little to play the pinball machines, but my Mom would pick me up so I could see the flashing lights and pull the plunger. Once the ball...
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Mercedes-Benz and the Rise of Covert Corporate Memes

If you visited the Dota subreddit last week, you were likely confronted with a front page dominated by a near-endless stream of Mercedes-Benz memes. This sampling of posts and comments should give you an idea of how pervasive the...
Gillian "Kendryx_" Linscott at PAX East

Staff Writer Spotlight: Gillian’s Esports Story

From the moment my brother and I unboxed our SNES, I've always loved playing video games. While my brother enjoyed fighting games, I preferred games where I had the ability to choose my own path and do whatever I...
Sylvanas has a leading role in one of the most memorable Hearthstone fails.

The Biggest Hearthstone Fails Ever: Part One

Watching high-level Hearthstone is great. But sometimes we just want to see our favorite players crash and burn like the rest of us. With that in mind, here are some of the most memorable fails from professional Hearthstone players...
J.P. Corner is Esports Edition's Executive Editor.

Staff Spotlight: JP Corner, Editor and Nostalgia Enthusiast

The best part of gaming is the memories you make. I'm as guilty as the next video game journalist of rambling about 'skill ceilings' and 'deep mechanics,' but there's nothing like swapping gaming stories with friends and strangers. My grandparents...
Ryan "OpTicJ" Musselman, COO of OpTic Gaming

OpTic COO Ryan “OpTicJ” Musselman on the Future of OWL

Blizzard's upcoming Overwatch League has been a hot topic in the esports world for quite some time now. Among the teams participating is OpTic Gaming, who will be responsible for managing Houston's team in the League. I had the...
Stephen Draper - Esports Writer Staff Spotlight

Staff Writer Spotlight: Stephen’s Lifelong Gaming Journey

My interest in video games started when I was eight, and received a Gameboy Color and Pokémon Gold for Christmas. Neither of my parents were gamers, so this was an entirely new world for me – one they quickly...
Statue of Juggernaut from outside TI6,

Staff Writer Spotlight: Kara’s Dota Odyssey

The first time I watched a game of Dota, I had no idea it would become such a large part of my life in the years to come. That was three years ago, during the TI4 qualifiers. I was 25....

Pay for Better Dota Pubs with FACEIT League

Dota 2 is free to play, but would you pay money for a better pub experience? FACEIT has revamped itself. Where it used to be an in-house league for mostly pros and high MMR aspiring pros, it's now offering a...