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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 […]

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