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Gwent Review (Beta): A Blessing to the TCG Genre

What is it? If you are unfamiliar with Gwent, it is a trading card game (TCG) created within the realm of The Witcher. It was actually a mini-game within The Witcher 3, but received such praise that they made a...
Hauntzer Marry Me Success

How Do We Measure Success in Esports?

It's a big question, and there's four (and more) lenses by which we can evaluate the success of an esports team: Results, Marketability, Consistency, and Potential.

TSM Dyrus Publishes Long-Awaited Donezo Manifesto

The 24 year-old ex-pro had mentioned his plans to share all his personal thoughts on the drama he had experienced first hand as a pro player on TSM, but noted it would have to wait until after he retired to avoid burning too many bridges.
Team Secret Drama

What We Can Learn from the Team Secret Drama

It's no secret that esports in general could use some image coaching. There have also been many instances of players not signing contracts/not reading contracts/not having the resources they need to make career decisions and getting screwed over.

TSM Eliminated: North America’s Greatest Hope Falls to RNG

he impressive Summer performance, the successful Korean bootcamp, and all the hype that comes with being such a dominant Western team - none of it mattered any more. TSM would advance past groups with a win, or they would be eliminated with a loss.

EliGE into the Elite: ESL One New York

Before Team Liquid’s acquisition of Oleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev at the start of the year, both Nicholas "nitr0" Cannella and Jonathan "EliGE" Jablonowski were up-and-coming NA talents looking as they would develop into star players for the roster. During his...

Take Care of Your Teammates: Are You Crossing the Line?

It's easy to forget that you're playing with real people sometimes. If you're mad or frustrated at your teammates, nobody can stop you from expressing that. But there's a big difference between insulting someone's in-game abilities and insulting them as a...
Team Liquid Dardoch

The Team Liquid Meltdown: Next Steps

Team Liquid 2016 2016 began as a year of hope, not only for Team Liquid, but also for League of Legends as a whole. The acquisition of Samson "Lourlo" Jackson, Matt "Matt" Elenton and Joshua "Dardoch" Hartnett, and the subsequent...

Heroic Interview: Self-Ownership, Teamplay, and More

Esports Edition: Welcome to Toronto, Heroic! What do you think of Canada so far? Andreas "moddii" Fridh: Beautiful. Marco “Snappi” Pfeiffer: It’s quite nice. EE: Your team followed the precedent set by Astralis--setting up your own organization, where all of you are...

How I Hit Top 500 without Aiming

Advice to Reach Top 500 If you browse any Overwatch related forum, whether it would be one of the many subreddits, official Blizzard forums, or scattered op-eds, I'm sure you've gotten a slew of advice that all pretty much sounds...
Rogue Reinforce Wins TaKeOver

Rogue Reinforce: “I’m Just Setting My Team up for Success”

Reigning GamesCom and TakeOver champion, Rogue, experienced a smooth transition from their success at the Atlantic Showdown to the Overwatch Open. Despite losing the first opportunity to qualify for the final stage of the tournament against FaZe, their ticket to Atlanta was secured just...
Xmithie Standing with CLG

Into the Mind of CLG’s Bedrock – Interview with Xmithie

Through constantly performing beyond expectations, Counter Logic Gaming's Jake "Xmithie" Puchero has finally started to earn proper acclaim and admiration from the crowd. He brings a highly controlled and deliberate play style which has formed as the fundamental base...