February 18, 2020

The Meteoric Growth of Rainbow Six: Siege

Ubisoft’s Rainbow Six: Siege is one of the greatest modern case studies for how to build an esport. Last weekend, the Six Invitational dominated streaming platforms with over 5 million hours watched over the entire event. The year-over-year growth of Rainbow Six is a testament to Ubisoft’s focus on competitive gameplay, willingness to implement community […]

February 18, 2020

Operation: Void Edge brings Iana and Oryx to Rainbow Six Siege

Year five Season 1 for Rainbow Six: Siege begins as the 2020 Six Invitational ends with the anticipated Operation: Void Edge. Team Rainbow welcomes new operators, though some operators, like Miles “Castle” Campbell, seem puzzled by the addition. As Iana leaves the Netherlands and Oryx departs Jordan, Rainbow Six Siege starts an exciting year with […]

February 7, 2020

Smite Pro League: Season 7 Intro

It’s finally here! Season 7 of Smite is upon us after many changes in the offseason. The Pro League went from 10 teams to 8, the World Champions and their jungler parted ways and coupled with that, almost every team has new faces there was a handful of retirees. A lot has changed. Let’s jump […]

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. […]

January 30, 2020

Gen.G Tigers impacting the NBA 2K League

NBA 2K League recently announced its first internationally based team, Gen.G Tigers from Shanghai, China. The new squad officially has a name and a logo to use in the third year of the league. Gen.G Tigers was announced as the name with a logo featuring a tiger in a prowling state. The black and gold […]

January 23, 2020

Rainbow Six Siege: Six Invitational 2020

Ubisoft, home of Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege, hosts the first major event of the year, The Six Invitational 2020. The event will be hosted and live-streamed from February 14 to February 16. The world’s best teams will duke it out to see who will be crowned the Rainbow Six World Champion. Six Invitational Teams […]

December 27, 2019

The Call of Duty League changes course on Christmas

Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the league, every creature was stirring, even the mouse. In a surprising Christmas Eve decision, the Call of Duty league changed the league’s format. The original intention was for the CDL to operate like the OWL with each Homestand Weekend basically acting as regular-season matches for teams. […]

December 16, 2019

NRG Esports wins Rocket League Championship Series Season 8

The Rocket League Championship Series Season 8 Finals have come to a close. NRG Esports now stands alone as the world champion for the first time in their history. Your new World Champions! Congratulations @GarrettG, @Its_JSTN, and @Turbopolsa. #RLCS8 pic.twitter.com/SV13rjth0e — Rocket League Esports (@RLEsports) December 15, 2019 NRG’s season started with a major roster […]

December 4, 2019

Rainbow Six Siege: Is Kali’s rifle underpowered?

With the launch of Rainbow Six: Siege Operation Shifting Tides, a unique operator joined the roster. Kali and her bolt action rifle can potentially change the way Siege is played. However, this new weapon may not be enough for Kali to find a place in the competitive scene. When it comes to casual players, Kali […]

November 25, 2019

PUBG Global Championship: Who took the Crown?

This November has been filled to the brim with high-octane Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds action. The PUBG Global Championships saw 32 teams gather from across the globe. After 48 total matches played over two weeks, Gen.G from the PUBG Korea League have triumphed over the rest of the field to claim the lion’s share of $4 […]

November 25, 2019

Call of Duty League franchise called a “mistake”

The Call of Duty League starts its inaugural season in January 2020 but criticism over its scheduled format created waves in the professional scene. Many popular players and figures are highlighting the model’s flaws. In the midst of securing team rosters and adapting to game patches, the recent Modern Warfare is full of controversy since […]

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 […]

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