Roster Wreckage: What Is Mouz Doing?

Following their group stage exit at the ELEAGUE Major, German-based esports organization mousesports (Mouz) have made a series of unexpected changes to their CS:GO roster. On January 29th, during the grand finals of Major, Mouz quietly announced that Chris "chrisJ" De...

The Upcoming French Shuffle: ScreaM Should Stay

It's no secret that there will likely be another French Shuffle after the ELEAGUE Major. It has been reported that Kenny "kennyS" Schrub, Nathan "NBK-" Schmitt, and Dan "apEX" Madesclaire will leave EnVyUs to join Richard "shox" Papillon and Alexandre...
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Our CS:GO Wishlist for 2017

The Counter-Strike community is needy. Valve gives us a cookie, and we'll spit it out then demand another as though it were our god-given birthright. Sometimes we get mad even when we get what we've been asking for. (See:...

Dota 2: Does Ranked Matchmaking Need a Rework?

Of all the issues Valve constantly receives complaints about with Dota 2, the MOBA's matchmaking system is a perennial source of angst among the game's diehard fanbase. While Dota remains incredibly popular and the current MMR system, as we know it, has...
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Reflecting on the Overwatch Holiday Skins

Since the Summer Games skin released, Blizzard's Dev team has done a solid job of creating and releasing new skins. The Halloween skins were great and the Holiday skins are no exception. Let's take a look at some of...
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Smite Community Profile: Where Kindness Meets Godliness

Multiplayer games are designed to keep us coming back each day for more. While some players might value the artistic design of a MOBA's heroes, others might be more drawn to the actual gameplay. One of the most important factors in...

The Best CS:GO Player of 2016

The year is almost over, which means it’s time for top ten lists and best-of debates. After 2015, which was dominated entirely by Fnatic and Olof "olofmeister" Kajbjer Gustafsson, it’s refreshing to actually have some room for discussion about who...

TSM Sucks at CS:GO

Team SoloMid, as an organization, has a terrible track record in CS:GO. The most current drama between the team owner, Andy "Reginald" Dinh, and Sean "seang@res" Gares, is only the most recent event in an ongoing string of awful...
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Navigating 7.00: New Hero, Talent Trees and MMR

It's been a confusing mess of games for my group of friends and I since the release of 7.00. So many aspects of the game have changed that it is difficult to get a handle on Dota 3, Dota 2....
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The Direction of Randomness and RNG

Introduction This article was inspired by a video Firebat made this week. In the video, which I've included below, he talks about the different ways that Mean Streets of Gadgetzan introduced a lot of RNG. See, the big thing about the...

NiP Needs a New Ninja to Don the Pyjamas

ELEAGUE will be hosting the next CS:GO Major in January and, for the first time in history, Ninjas in Pyjamas will not be attending a Valve-sponsored Major. At the recent offline major qualifier, NiP lost to two underdog teams in the...
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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...