February 14, 2020

Pokimane donates $50,000 for UCI Esports scholarships

Irvine, CA, February 13, 2020 – Esports star Imane “Pokimane” Anys worked with the University of California, Irvine to create the Pokimane Scholarship. UCI Esports will receive $50 thousand in funding to assist students with tuition and fees. After an initial donation of $25 thousand, Pokimane will contribute the other half in 2021. Pokimane Scholarship […]

February 6, 2020

How Call of Duty created esports

In 2020, esports became a normal part of youth culture. But although it has been normalized to such a degree, it wasn’t always accepted. What paved the way for games like League of Legends or Overwatch were the countless montages of Call of Duty players sniping their friends to the sound of Skrillex in 2011. […]

February 1, 2020

Haute Cosplay: Interviewing an award-winning cosplayer

When she is not cosplaying, fans can find Isabelle Scott, also known as Haute Cosplay, sharing her experience and progress on new costume designs and makeup looks. HC is a professional costume designer, makeup artist, and glamour photographer based in Miami, Florida. She used her skills to become an award-winning cosplayer at Supercon, Global Beauty […]

January 27, 2020

Interviewing Stephanie Lindgren, Esports Photographer of the Year

  Capturing moments in time and being among those in the esports industry’s frontline of success is Stephanie Lindgren, 2019’s Esports Photographer of the Year at the Esports Awards. Stephanie is an esports photographer who’s traveled the world to the most prestigious esport events. She’s caught the emotions within and immortalized them for the world […]

January 16, 2020

Sneaky announces full time streaming career

Zach “Sneaky” Scuderi, a player who helped build League of Legends from the ground up, revealed plans to be a full-time Cloud9 streamer after being released from his LCS contract. Future plans! pic.twitter.com/Ll3eUaqZTW — Zach Scuderi (@Sneaky) January 15, 2020 Although the off-season started months ago, Sneaky just announced his plans. His release from the […]

January 2, 2020

Esports in 2019

2019 may seem like it ended fast, but for esports, it seemed endless. Huge business deals, the formation of a new league, record-breaking numbers, and even more growth in the esports industry. As 2020 approaches, fans will appreciate what occurred for esports in 2019. Business Esports in 2019 couldn’t have asked for a better year […]

December 15, 2019

Fashion x Gaming: A growing marketing trend

Throughout its growth, the esports and video game industries underwent a slow trend still on the rise. Fashion brands and video game partnerships, both of which market their products alongside each other. These brands sell the highest end clothing with a gaming twist. The video games market in-game cosmetics and additional features with exclusive input […]

December 11, 2019

Former LCS pro passes away after November suicide attempt

Lâm Tịnh Trì, recently known as Kennith “K0u” Dawnix, passed away on December 1 following an attempted suicide in November. K0u’s former teammate, Nikolai “Mood” Martinsen, announced his passing. Likely out of respect to the family, the manner of his final departure remains ambiguous. K0u has been apart of the competitive League of Legends scene […]

December 6, 2019

Inspiring New Generations: Interviewing CS:GO pro Stephanie “missharvey” Harvey

Equipped with years of esports experience and knowledge, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive professional Stephanie “missharvey” Harvey is the director of esports franchise development and outreach at Counter Logic Gaming. In an interview with Esportz Network, missharvey recalled her constant competitive nature and involvement with video games. When she was growing up, she enjoyed the Mario and […]

December 5, 2019

Going pro from Tier 2 to Tier 1

Traditional sports emphasize a distinction between their college and professional divisions. Esports, in turn, has adopted similar labeling known as tiers. Games’ top talent, professionals equipped with full salaries, are dubbed Tier 1 (T1). Those closest to them are referred to as Tier 2 (T2). But the difference between the two levels is much more […]

December 4, 2019

Rivalry Features: TSM vs CLG

Team SoloMid and Counter Logic Gaming are two of the oldest North American esports teams in the history of League of Legends. These teams also have one of the most storied rivalries in esports. And it all started because Andy “Reginald” Dinh and George “HotshotGG” Georgallidis couldn’t get along. The Beginnings In April 2010, Reginald […]

November 26, 2019

Team house history

Competitive gaming as fans know it is now an established industry after being a novelty in the 1980s. Events like the Nintendo World Championships, QuakeCon and the Evolution Championship Series proved the interest in tournament-level competition. South Korea’s tech-boom would professionalize it. With cable channels televising matches in titles like StarCraft, its players suddenly found […]

November 17, 2019

The 2019 Esports Awards winners

Esports Stadium Arlington played host to this weekend’s 2019 Esports Awards. Hosted by Eefje “SJOKZ” Depoortere and “GOLDEN BOY” Alex Mendez, the awards saw some of the best in the industry be recognized for their talents and dedication over the past year. They were joined by Jess Brohard, Bil “Jump” Carter, Lottie Van Praag and […]

November 13, 2019

Why Are High Schools Adding Esports Programs?

Esports is no longer a niche industry, with projected 2019 revenues at over $1.1 billion and growing. Even as the industry leaders continue to attract multi-million dollar investments, esports is rapidly penetrating the grassroots of the American education system. There is a growing acceptance of esports in high schools and universities. Esports is no longer […]

November 12, 2019

Esports Health with the GamerDoc

Esports organizations are increasingly focusing on player health. While stereotypes classicly associated with gaming don’t hold up, there are some worrying trends when it comes to physical health in esports. The Gamer Doc, a licensed doctor based out of Washington DC, comes on the podcast to give her thoughts on the causes of burnout in […]

November 5, 2019

The local roots of Smash Bros. esports

Strolling through the corner of DreamHack Rotterdam reserved for fighting titles, it’s easy to tell that something different is going on here. Rows of tables filled with bright, old-fashioned screens and a miscellany of electronics fill the space. Where in other hallways gaming competitions are trying to mimic major sports events, the scene here is […]

November 4, 2019

‘Forget your gender and go for it,’ says first-ever female Global Hearthstone GrandMasters Champion

Amid the tension from protests and the excitement from new game announcements, one woman made history at Blizzcon this year. Xiaomeng “VKLiooon” Li made esports history November 2 by becoming the first woman ever to win the Hearthstone Grandmasters Global Finals. This is also the first time a woman has won a BlizzCon tournament. Following […]

October 28, 2019

ESL’s SVP of Brand Partnerships on the ESL Mobile Open

Paul Brewer, ESL’s SVP of Brand Partnerships in North America joins the podcast to talk about the new ESL Mobile Open, diversity and inclusion in esports, moving from sports to esports and more. Take the GLHF pledge from AnyKey. See how effective brand sponsorships can mobilize a crowd with this chant for DHL. If you […]

October 25, 2019

Overwatch League shoutcaster Seth King shares his perspective

The Overwatch League may arguably be the fastest-growing esports league of all-time since its inception in 2017. It has become a highly distinctive association due to its unique blend of teams from around the world. It became the first major esports league to have city-based franchised teams, similarly to how other traditional sports leagues are […]

October 23, 2019

Getting into Esports: League of Legends

League of Legends has been around since the late 2000s and has grown into one of the biggest games of all time. Millions of players from around the world take part each day in the battle for Summoners Rift. Despite their outstanding number of concurrent players, there are also new players looking to join the […]

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