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The University of Utah has announced the launch of their varsity esports program, which offers scholarships to students competing on the school's League of Legends team.

University of Utah Launches Varsity Esports Program

In the past year, several U.S. based universities have announced the launch of collegiate esports programs. The most recent school to start offering scholarships to students for their video game prowess is The University of Utah. In a Wednesday press release,...
Ashley "Ashnichrist" Christenson is the founder of Desoladies, a group designed to unite and advocate for women in the Dota scene.

Ashnichrist Interview: Shattering the Esports Glass Ceiling

I recently sat down with the founder of Desoladies, Ashley "Ashnichrist" Christenson. If you haven't heard of Desoladies yet, it's one of more tightly-knit esports communities on the internet. In their own words, the group is "a supportive, female-focused organization designed to...
Allen "Linsanity" Lin has been trying to launch his LCS career for years. Despite his remarkable talent, there aren't any takers in the LCS.

Interview with Linsanity: The Challenger Dream Is Dead

When the North American League of Legends Championship Series was founded in Spring of 2013, it turned the heads of countless gamers--with Riot's support, the esports dream was now one step closer to reality. Even better? Professionals didn't have to...
Is using Adderall in esports competitions similar to doping in traditional sports? Where do we draw the line?

Performance Enhancing Drugs: Adderall Abuse in Esports

Use of performance enhancing drugs is banned in traditional sports. Testing positive for steroids as a professional athlete leads to disqualification and serious--potentially irreparable--damage to your public image. But when it comes to esports, stimulant abuse is the elephant in the...
Most Important League of Legends Runes

The 20 Most Important League of Legends Runes

Runes are a major IP sink. If you're getting into ranked League of Legends or just hit level 20, you should probably be thinking about your runes and rune pages. I’ve hand-selected the best starter runes, as well as how...
Min/Max League of Legends

League of Legends: 11 Ways to Min/Max before 00:00

The best League of Legends players have tremendous mechanics, versatile champion pools, and make the best plays while avoiding obvious blunders. It's easy to queue for game after game, but you should be considering these aspects of your play before the game...
PPD with Headset

Is PPD the Tom Brady of Dota?

So let's get this out of the way right off the bat: I can't stand the Patriots. After spending seven years in New England, I got tired of hearing about how they're "the greatest football team ever" and "Tom...
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What Does Trump’s Travel Ban Mean for Dota?

Visa denials were just the tip of the iceberg. In the wake of one of America's most controversial elections, President Trump signed an executive order that temporarily halts people from seven countries from entering the United States . It's...
SKT Huni

SKT’s New Roster: A Different Kind of Superteam

When SK Telecom T1 (SKT) announced in November they were releasing two of their own world champions, top laner Duke and jungler Bengi, surely they had a trick up their sleeves. Duke had a great summer 2016 split by...
Esports Travel

The First Esports Travel Agency: Another Milestone

The esports industry has grown in leaps and bounds in the past couple of years. We've come an incredibly long way, and aside from growing tournament prize pools and venue sizes, we're starting to see the creation of more businesses that...
Team NP Jersey with sponsorship logos.

Controversial Sponsorships: Necessary Evil or Detrimental?

I can't imagine it's that easy to find sponsors for start-up esports teams. A great example is Team NP. They recently partnered with FYM Hot Sauce, a small company from Portland, OR. FYM's owner is active on Reddit and enthusiastic...

Don’t Order the Fish Tacos: A Lesson in Gaming

I am addicted to Yelp. I'm not the hardcore foodie who travels around snapping pics of menus and reviewing every restaurant, bar, and food truck within 50 miles. My interest in Yelp vanishes the moment my stomach is full....