February 6, 2020

2020 Overwatch League preview

Season 3 for the 2020 Overwatch League kicks off this weekend at 1 PM EST  in New York on Saturday, Feb 8. Unlike previous seasons, OWL will no longer be available to watch on Twitch, moving instead to an exclusivity contract with Youtube. Alongside these changes Blizzard has implemented a slew of format changes designed […]

February 5, 2020

FLASHPOINT Introduces a New Format for CS:GO With Big Backers

In a London press conference, esports tastemakers made lofty promises for the future of CS:GO. “B Site” has officially become FLASHPOINT, a new series of CS:GO tournaments that will begin in March. With a $2,000,000 prize pool in 2020, the tournament series is prepared to compete with the biggest events in CS:GO. The league will […]

February 5, 2020

Dota 2 Meta: Post-DreamLeague Major

Team Secret won the DreamLeague Season 13 Dota 2 Major after a tantalizingly close Grand Finals against Evil Geniuses. They take home $300 thousand and more importantly, 4850 Dota Pro Circuit points. Secret’s DreamLeague Season 13 victory nearly guarantees them an invitation to The International 2020 in Stockholm. Team Secret, Evil Geniuses, Vici Gaming, Alliance […]

February 4, 2020

Investing in Esports with Black Dog VC CEO Scott Kelly

Everyone wants a piece of esports – at least that’s how it seems. In the last few years more money has entered esports than ever before. Investors are putting down tens of millions for spots in the Overwatch and Call of Duty Leagues, esports organizations are booking massive raises and new companies are popping up […]

February 3, 2020

The History of Esports Betting

At the Mirage Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, a sportsbook ticket writer talks with a security guard, the last two workers surrounded by black TVs. As I approach, he gets the look in his eye of a worker who has dealt with too many drunk bettors. “We’re closed.”  But I’m not there to […]

February 1, 2020

Haute Cosplay: Interviewing an award-winning cosplayer

When she is not cosplaying, fans can find Isabelle Scott, also known as Haute Cosplay, sharing her experience and progress on new costume designs and makeup looks. HC is a professional costume designer, makeup artist, and glamour photographer based in Miami, Florida. She used her skills to become an award-winning cosplayer at Supercon, Global Beauty […]

January 31, 2020

Overwatch patch nerfs must-pick heroes

Blizzard’s first-person shooter released their new retail patch notes that are looking to end the current Overwatch meta as fans know it. The new hero updates allow players to stray away from the 100 percent pick rate heroes that dominated Overwatch and their competitive ladder the past two ranked seasons. As players theory-craft and discover […]

January 31, 2020

OG Dota 2 and CS:GO revamped

OG has surprised the world with its recent announcements this week. The organization embarks on a new adventure with its Counter-Strike: Global Offensive team and its new active Dota 2 roster. Two players from the original Dota 2 roster leave the team, while one member will sit out of action until next season. To fill […]

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 29, 2020

Coronavirus stops esports League of Legends events

Due to the outbreak of the 2019-nCoV, better known as Wuhan coronavirus, the top League of Legends esports events in China have been delayed indefinitely. We have decided to postpone week 2 of the LPL until we can ensure the safety and health of our players and fans. To our fans, we sincerely apologize that […]

January 28, 2020

OWL and CDL moving to YouTube Gaming for broadcasts

In a groundbreaking move for esports broadcasting, Activision Blizzard partnered with YouTube Gaming for all their future broadcasts. Esports like the Overwatch League and the recently formed Call of Duty League join this partnership. Official press release by Google: https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/activision-blizzard-and-google-enter-into-multi-year-strategic-relationship-to-power-new-player-experiences-300993016.html?tc=eml_cleartime In their official announcement, Activision Blizzard is excited about the prospects of their new deal. […]

January 27, 2020

The Best Places to Bet on Esports

Betting on esports is a new venture for most sportsbooks. From the early days of CS:GO skins betting to some less-than-legal third party sites to now having some of the biggest betting companies in the world dipping their toes in the digital world, betting on esports has come a long way. There are plenty of […]

January 27, 2020

Interviewing Stephanie Lindgren, Esports Photographer of the Year

  Capturing moments in time and being among those in the esports industry’s frontline of success is Stephanie Lindgren, 2019’s Esports Photographer of the Year at the Esports Awards. Stephanie is an esports photographer who’s traveled the world to the most prestigious esport events. She’s caught the emotions within and immortalized them for the world […]

January 25, 2020

Dignitas reveal CS:GO team and roster

Back in September 2019, Dignitas, formerly Team Dignitas, announced their plans to return to professional Counter-Srike: Global Offensive, a game with serious Dignitas history. They announced their roster on Tuesday and it features many familiar faces. Fans who followed the legendary Ninjas in Pyjamas roster from the past will be surprised. Calling all top #CSGO […]

January 24, 2020

League of Legends Season 10 Meta: Champion spotlights

League of Legends Season 10 is now underway. The LPL is already active, and the LCS and LEC begin this week. League’s meta evolved over the preseason and the best champions already separated themselves from the rest. The general meta is very quick and volatile. Top champions can either do large bursts of damage or […]

January 24, 2020

MTG – Huya partnership cancelled from differing views

Modern Times Group announced that they and Huya Inc. have mutually terminated negotiations related to an agreement for forming a joint venture for esports expansion into China and a minority stake in Electronic Sports League. Announced in September 2019, the joint venture would see Huya Inc. buying a $30 million stake in ESL. It would […]

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 […]

January 22, 2020

Top 5 most awaited esports events in 2020

2019 was impressive concerning the world of esports events. Different regions around the globe hosted the most significant esports events in 2019. Almost every weekend hosted greatness, keeping fans entertained the whole year. It pushed the industry to new heights and forecasts even better events in 2020. Now, esports fans wait with high expectations for […]

January 16, 2020

What’s next in League of Legends?

In 2020, League of Legends is arguably the most popular esport title and there are quite a few reasons why. Riot Games recently held League of Legends’ 10 year anniversary and revealed a plethora of new titles. The company reached this point thanks to the success of their decade-old game. But the success of League […]

January 16, 2020

Sneaky announces full time streaming career

Zach “Sneaky” Scuderi, a player who helped build League of Legends from the ground up, revealed plans to be a full-time Cloud9 streamer after being released from his LCS contract. Future plans! pic.twitter.com/Ll3eUaqZTW — Zach Scuderi (@Sneaky) January 15, 2020 Although the off-season started months ago, Sneaky just announced his plans. His release from the […]

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