Esports

Magic: The Gathering Arena

From Tabletop to Online: How Magic: The Gathering Evolved

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The World of Esports Has a New Contender Magic: The Gathering has been around for just over 25 years, but until late 2018 it existed purely as a tabletop game. The collectible cards, when not being stashed away for safe...

Echogear “Duel” Monitor Stand Review

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Gaming Peripherals The age old question in gaming peripherals: can they make you a better gamer? Short answer in regards to Echogear’s Monitor Mount: Yes. Organization My question to you however, dear reader, is how organized are you? Perhaps you are the...
Team Liquid

PUBG Is a Viable Esport Regardless of Random Elements

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The Battle Royale genre has found itself sprung into the limelight over the last two years, with games such as H1Z1, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG), and Fortnite becoming a craze in their own right at different times. As with all games...
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How to Explain Esports to Your Friends and Family

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Answering the Question: What Is Esports? People frequently ask me what it is that I do, especially since it's known that I'm not currently employed in the career field in which I hold degrees. Usually when I tell them I...

How Do Roster Changes Impact the Dota 2 Competitive Scene?

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After the International ended in August, we knew the worse part of the Dota 2 industry was coming — the inevitable roster changes. Every year, without fail, organizations critically examine their team's performance at the International with the intent...

Racing in Virtual Reality and What You’ll Need

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I grew up feeling the need, the Need for Speed. Hot Pursuit, in my mind, was perhaps the best racing game of all time. It was this game that instilled the love of electronic competitiveness in me which led...
Captains Draft 4.0

Balancing Fame & Professionalism: Accountability in Esports

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We're living in an age of esports where each title is fighting for their place in the spotlight. Valve's popular title Dota 2 has been changing their tournament format to allow for more second and third tiered production companies...
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Gamer Rage: When Gaming Is No Longer an Escape

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Threads pop up every so often on various MOBA subreddits discussing gamer rage issues. A lot of players are aware that they have a problem, but don't know how to deal with it, or in some cases, don't care...
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VR Provides an Immersive Dota 2 Experience

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With the world of esports continually growing and expanding, Valve has stepped up their game and introduced new ways for players and fans to experience Dota 2. In July 2017, they released the Dota 2 VR Hub. This new...
San Francisco Shock

Overwatch League Team Profile: San Francisco Shock

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Last week, we looked at how Dallas Fuel will be shaking up the first season of the official Overwatch League in 2018. Now, we're going to be taking a sneak peek at another one of the teams competing in the...
What does the future of Hearthstone esports look like?

The State of Hearthstone Esports: What’s Next?

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Anyone who reads my articles knows that I’m a bit of a doomsayer, especially when it comes to Hearthstone, since I believe the game has taken the wrong direction over the past few years. But if we put our...
Oracle - Dota 2 Esports Predictions 2018

Our Crazy Dota 2 Esports Predictions for 2018

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2017 was a crazy year for competitive Dota 2. In the last nine months: Valve Corporation released a True Sight documentary episode on OG’s Kiev Major Grand Finals comeback against Virtus.pro. It led to controversy concerning their portrayal of the Virtus.pro...