November 19, 2019

A Look at Smash Ultimate’s Newest Fighter: Terry Bogard

Fatal Fury’s Terry Bogard joined the Smash Ultimate roster on Nov 6. As an import from another fighting game, many were skeptical of how well the character would flow within Super Smash Bros. However, in the weeks since his release players have already recognized Terry as something promising. Terry Bogard feels very different from the […]

November 14, 2019

Operation Rising Tides: The last operation of Rainbow Six Siege’s fourth year

The end of year four Rainbow Six Siege is an approaching topic for fans. Players around the world have been dying to know what was next for the ever-growing tactical shooter game. That wish was granted last Thursday, Nov 7. The next operation for the strategic FPS team-based game was Shifting Tides. Ubisoft teased its […]

November 13, 2019

Apple Arcade: Three potential esports

Apple Arcade launched just months ago for iOS phones and it’s already loaded with different games from puzzle games to racing games. Another highlighted genre is “Arcade Multiplayer Games” and there are quite a few interesting choices for competitive mobile gamers. Esports is growing at a historic rate, including the rise of mobile esports. The […]

November 11, 2019

2019 SMITE World Championship predictions

DreamHack Atlanta starts Nov. 15 and that means it’s time for Smite fans to get ready for the SMITE World Championship! The Free-to-Play Massive Online Battle Arena game Smite pits heroes, gods and demi-gods from the world’s various pantheons in a five vs. five clash. From Zeus, Thor, Osiris or Ganesha to Baron Samedi, Olorun […]

November 8, 2019

Call of Duty League: An Interview with Chicago Huntsmen Co-CEO Andy Miller

When NRG Founder Andy Miller and Hector Rodriguez teamed up as Co-CEOs, they were able to make history, forming Chicago’s first major Esports team, the Huntsmen. The team will be participating in the new Call of Duty League which will begin play in late January. Miller is also the CEO of Sacramento Kings of the […]

November 8, 2019

EVO 2020 to be held at Mandalay Bay

The Evolution Championship Series, known as EVO, will be returning to the Mandalay Bay Casino and Resort in Las Vegas in 2020. The tournament will run from July 31 to Aug 2. This will be the third time that the Mandalay Bay will host EVO. The venue has had some of the most memorable moments […]

November 6, 2019

PUBG Global Championship 2019 preview: Who will reign supreme?

The 2019 Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds Global Championship kicks off on Nov. 8. 32 teams from around the world will gather in Los Angeles and Oakland, California to battle it out for a massive $2 million+ prize pool. With an event this large, there’s a lot to unpack. 32 teams enter, only one is crowned champion […]

November 6, 2019

IEM Katowice adds $400K StarCraft 2 tournament

ESL announced a $400 thousand StarCraft 2 tournament at IEM Katowice 2020 to mark ten years of StarCraft 2 tournaments at ESL. StarCraft 2 was one of the first competitive esports titles. The fact that Blizzard continues to support it means the game still has a thriving esports community. Last weekend, the World Championship Series […]

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 […]

November 4, 2019

StarCraft II 2019 WCS Finals Come to a Dark Conclusion

Ever since the release of the original StarCraft, the game’s competitions have been dominated by South Korean pro gamers. In recent years, though, change has come. In part due to Blizzard splitting its competitive scene into South Korea and the World, the talent in the latter region has had more of a chance to develop. […]

October 30, 2019

Evolution of mobile esports

Mobile gaming has been present for a decade and gradually developed over the years. But when PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds launched on mobile platforms in early 2018, mobile esports changed. The launch of the game marked the boom in the mobile gaming industry. Hundreds of thousands of players installed the game. Initially only available on personal computers […]

October 29, 2019

Call of Duty League: Roster Rundown

The Call of Duty League is Activision’s latest franchised esports league following their successful launch of the Overwatch League. As of this article, the new franchised organisations are finalizing their rosters for the start of the 2020 season. Here is the roster rundown for the Call of Duty League. Atlanta FaZe aBeZy Simp Cellium MajorManiak […]

October 28, 2019

Valve introduces Underlords, New Game Modes and a Jail System to Underlords

Valve’s Big Update brought many new heroes to the game as part of its official release. Besides the new heroes, the BIG Update also brings forth several new units, new game modes, and a brand new concept in ‘Jail.’ What Are Underlords? When Valve announced Dota Underlords as their Auto-Battler game, fans could not understand […]

October 28, 2019

New Heroes and Alliances in the Underlords Big Update

Valve released the ‘Big Update’ for Underlords, which also marks the beginning of Underlords Season 1. Faced with declining player numbers and poor viewership, the developers hope that this update gives a boost to the game’s popularity. It is a big update with new game modes, new heroes and introducing Underlords, a new class of […]

October 25, 2019

Interview with Rob TV

Street Fighter 5 claims more spotlight with esports starting to intersect with the Fighting Game Community. As the community finally starts rallying together to claim the title of esport, we wanted to speak with a champion of the FGC. Esportz Network had the opportunity to interview Rob TV, a professional player in Street Fighter 5. […]

October 22, 2019

Streamer exposes FIFA 20 professionals engaged in “Match Fixing”

Insights on why some players are having flawless FUT Champions Weekend Leagues were found. In just the second week of Weekend League FIFA 20, a new record was hit of 74 PS4 players going 30-0. Streamer Nick ‘RunTheFUTMarket’ took to his YouTube channel to call out FIFA pro players in North America. These players purposely […]

October 18, 2019

Starcraft II WCS Global Final Groups Confirmed

Blizzard Entertainment has confirmed the participants for StarCraft II’s WCS Global Finals. Unofficially, the final standings in the game’s professional circuit had already been decided after the second GSL Super Tournament earlier this month. All that was left was ensuring that all qualified players were in possession of the necessary travel documents. With this taken […]

October 18, 2019

Rocket League: The next possible upper echelon of esports

Rocket League’s rapid growth in popularity since 2015 has played a major role in the launch of the Rocket League Championship Series (RLCS). Beginning in 2016, the idea for starting an Esports league for the game was based on the number of competitive streams that were being shown on platforms like Twitch.  There has been […]

October 18, 2019

The First-Ever Fortnite Simon Cup

Simon Property Group has begun online qualifiers for their first-ever Simon Cup Fortnite tournament. The competition is meant for amateur players who want to see if they have what it takes to be an esports player. Competitors can choose from three different online regional qualifiers for a chance to move on to the regional finals. […]

October 18, 2019

Riot’s Project L and the FGC’s evolution

Riot Games revealed their intentions announcing their creation of a fighting game at EVO 2019. Alongside League of Legends, the biggest competitive scene in esports, the currently named “Project L” is set to be the new baton carrier in a genre predominantly represented by Capcom’s Street Fighter. Once Project L drops, the fighting game genre […]

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