April 1, 2020

NBA 2K esports tournament features NBA players

The Coronavirus pandemic is critically impacting all areas of regular sports entertainment. As social distancing is now more important than ever, the NBA decided that something had to be done. Fans knew that some brainstorming need to be done in order for the NBA to keep close relations with its community. After all, players competing […]

March 18, 2020

Garena’s Free Fire is Dominating Esports Emerging Markets

If you’re living in America or Europe, you might not have heard of Free Fire. But that’s definitely not true in Latin America. Garena’s Free Fire was the third most downloaded mobile esport of 2019 and was driven mostly by absurd popularity in many regions, but most notably Brazil. It’s a battle royale title that […]

March 13, 2020

Rainbow Six: Siege patch notes: A new year and season

March 10 marks the start of Year 5 Season 1 with a Rainbow Six: Siege patch. In approximately 70 gigabytes of an update for PC players and 43 GB for console, Ubisoft brings more to the game than just a few new operators in Operation Void Edge. Here are the major things fans should need […]

March 11, 2020

Rocket League World Championship canceled but still grows

The Rocket League Season 9 World Championship has been canceled in order to protect the health of the players, production team and spectators. Scheduled to take place on April 24 to 26 at the Curtis Culwell Center in Dallas, Texas, the event meant a lot to fans. Psyonix, the developer of Rocket League, is looking […]

March 7, 2020

Why India Provides a Massive Opportunity for Esports

Esports are truly going global. While games like League of Legends are already popular worldwide, many regions struggled to build out esports infrastructure. With advancements in mobile phone technology, those barriers to entry virtually disappeared. China is already the driver of many of the biggest esports companies in the world, but now the only country […]

March 4, 2020

Attack roles in Rainbow Six: Siege

Rainbow Six: Siege attack phases require not just aim, but also strategy. On the attacking side, every player takes up a role. In addition to the shot caller, or in-game leader, here are a few other operator roles to help understand an attacking team composition. Entry Fraggers Entry fraggers are the main killing force of […]

February 25, 2020

MrSavage, 15-year-old 100 Thieves Recruit, Wins Dreamhack Anaheim Fortnite Open

At just fifteen years old, Martin “MrSavage” Andersen conquered Dreamhack Anaheim with a record-breaking 400 points, claiming first place for 100 Thieves. Worked so hard for this shit bro. Words can describe how happy i am rn. — 100T MrSavage (@MrSavage) February 24, 2020 The young Fortnite player fought through three stages of Dreamhack Anaheim […]

February 21, 2020

Fortnite Season 2 brings top secret spy action and Deadpool

After months of anticipation, Fortnite’s Chapter 2 Season 2 is finally here. This time, it’s all about top-secret agent action. The season consists of new updates and functions as per usual. But it’s the new cosmetic line from the new Battle Pass that springs excitement. A feature where players can choose their skins and how […]

February 20, 2020

Why FIFA’s eMLS Is the Best Sports Simulation Esports League

In Portland, Oregon, the most rabid fan base in the MLS packs a trendy event space. It’s Portland’s first esports event and the crowd is filled with kids, parents, and gamers. The eMLS has come to town.  Major League Soccer’s answer to the NBA 2K League, Madden Club Championship and NHL Gaming World Championship, the […]

February 18, 2020

The Meteoric Growth of Rainbow Six: Siege

Ubisoft’s Rainbow Six: Siege is one of the greatest modern case studies on 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 […]

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