October 21, 2019

CR4ZY Defeat Heroic for DreamHack Open Win

Counter-Strike fans are a passionate bunch. This is not to be confused with loud, although they’re that too. Where the audience of DreamHack Rotterdam’s other games golf clapped slow drafts and politely applauded plays, hall six roared. They were there at night and they were back at ten in the morning. There was no live […]

October 21, 2019

First-ever academic esports conference announced

LRP Media Group announced today, October 21, that they are launching the Academic Esports Conference & Expo. Taking place in one year from Oct. 19 to Oct. 21 in Chicago, the conference aims to connect academic leaders and the esports audience. As the esports industry continues to grow, educators and schools look to enter the […]

October 20, 2019

League of Legends 2019 Worlds Quarterfinals

League of Legends Worlds 2019 Group Stage comes to a close and Worlds quarterfinals are here. This past week was full of exciting matches and surprising outcomes. The top eight teams who will battle it out in playoffs have finally been decided. Group A Griffin G2 Esports From Group A, Griffin came from behind to […]

October 19, 2019

Top contenders at StarSeries & i-League Season 8

StarLadder returns with a $500 thousand CS:GO LAN tournament in Belek, Turkey. The tournament features some of the best CS:GO teams from around the world. Being one of the few LAN tournaments of their scale after the Berlin Major, StarSeries & i-League Season 8 highlights many new rosters and storylines. Teams like Vitality, Na’Vi and […]

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

Cloud9 eliminated from the Worlds Group Stage for the first time since 2015

For the first time since 2015, Cloud9 has been eliminated from Worlds before making it to the Knockout Stage. On October 18, 2019, C9 entered the second round of the Group Stage round robin with a 1-2 score. In order to stay alive in the tournament, they needed to beat every opponent in their group. […]

October 18, 2019

Starting a Career as an Esports Writer – Esportz Network Podcast

Many esports fans want to turn their passion into a career, and being a writer feels like a great way to start. Mitch Reames and Gabriel “H3nley” Ionica go behind-the-scenes in the lives of esports writers, how to best start a career and what it takes to succeed. Be warned, the ecosystem as a whole […]

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 […]

October 18, 2019

Inside the troubled League of Legends team Griffin

The League of Legend’s team Griffin is currently at Worlds 2019, but the controversy surrounding this esports organization shifts the light from their players. Griffin is a South Korean esports organization owned by esports entertainment company STILL8. It has teams competing in about three esports games with League of Legends taking priority. Griffin earned a […]

October 18, 2019

Fortnite 2’s post-launch

Fortnite Chapter 2 brings in many new features, map changes, and weapon revamps. Epic games marketed the new season perfectly, letting their weekend black hole catch millions of eyes. The community’s response to a new chapter in the world of Fortnite has also been positive. Community Response Throughout all of Fortnite’s social media channels, positivity […]

October 18, 2019

A guide to DOTA 2’s ESL One Hamburg 2019

ESL One Hamburg 2019 will take place in Barclaycard Arena, Germany. This tournament makes it the third consecutive year Barclaycard Arena has been the venue of ESL One Hamburg. The Dota 2 tournament will start on Oct. 25 and will conclude on Oct. 27, lasting three eventful days. The best professional Dota 2 teams from […]

October 17, 2019

All OWL 2020 Off-Season Roster Changes

Overwatch League’s free agency period for 2020 began Oct 7. Teams have until Nov 15 to sign a minimum of eight players to their rosters.  After that point any extra roster signings or player transactions must resolve by June 15.  Roster changes by team are listed in chronological order: Boston Uprising Changes: Assistant coaches Shake […]

October 17, 2019

PUBG Season 5 introduces new mechanics, Badlands Survivor Pass

Yesterday on October 16, PUBG Corporation released the trailer for the anticipated fifth season of their game Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds. The trailer introduced a brand-new season that contains an array of fresh mechanics, cosmetics that accompany the seasons’ survival pass, and a rebalance of map Miramar. Critical components of the 2-minute preview highlight many features […]

October 17, 2019

League of Legends World Championship Week 1 Rundown

The 2019 League of Legends World Championship is in full swing, sixteen teams have been battling it out at a shot at winning the biggest prize in competitive League of Legends. The teams have just completed their first round robin with many upsets across the board, here is the rundown on the groups thus far […]

October 16, 2019

Blizzard bans Hearthstone Collegiate team for six months

Activision Blizzard has banned American University Hearthstone players for six months for holding up a “Free Hong Kong” poster during an official stream. Three American University Hearthstone players expressed their solidarity and support for Hong Kong protestors and fellow Hearthstone player Chung “blitzchung” Ng Wai. Blizzard’s decision to ban the AU players comes nearly one […]

October 16, 2019

CBS and Rick Fox produce esports sitcom

Hollywood, CA – Rick Fox, co-owner of Echo Fox, is one of the executive producers of a new esports sitcom coming to CBS. CBS agreed to a put pilot order. This means that the network agrees to air the pilot episode or be forced to pay a fine. With an agreement in place, it is […]

October 16, 2019

Overwatch Contenders Gauntlet champion crowned

Element Mystic defeated Atlanta Academy on Sunday, October 13, taking home the trophy at the Overwatch Contenders Gauntlet final. The final two matches of the tournament showed unexpected results. Firstly, the loser’s bracket, which saw the Korean team, RunAway, face off against North American team Atlanta Academy, finished with a heartbreaking loss for RunAway. But […]

October 16, 2019

Riot Games announces new games and more

Riot Games announced several new games in addition to changes to League of Legends and Teamfight Tactics. The new games include a new card game, a fighting game, a tactical shooter and an esports manager game. Riot Games owns the popular MOBA League of Legends and has continued to dominate the esports landscape. With over […]

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