February 13, 2020

DreamHack’s Place in the Esports Ecosystem

In these days of franchised esports leagues commanding massive buy-ins for slots, the third-party tournament organizers that drove esports for years are in tough spots. DreamHack has long been an esports mainstay with tournaments happening around the world, but the scope of games possible for DreamHack events in is slowly dwindling. Mike Van Driel provides […]

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 […]

November 20, 2019

League of Legends: LCS 2020 Changes

With the conclusion of the League of Legends World Championship, the free agency season is well underway. Fans received an abundance of roster moves on the ESPN Free Agency Show. Many LCS teams opted in making confirmations on their signings after the show, here is Esportz Networks Roster roundup for the 2020 LCS Season. 100 […]

November 20, 2019

Cloud9 fined by Riot Games

Major esports company Cloud9 was recently fined by Riot Games for violating League of Legends Championship Series rules. Specifically, Cloud9 issued company stocks to their players in lieu of proper payments. A total of seven players received partial ownership through a company stock plan. In addition to that, Cloud9 didn’t notify Riot about these transactions […]

November 6, 2019

Forbes’ list shows American esports organizations aren’t ‘awful business’

Originally, estimated with market revenue of $130 million in 2012, according to Statista, esports is a growing industry continuing to thrive. Esports has now grown more than five times by the year 2018 and is predicted to reach up to $1.7 billion by the year 2022. Statistically, it proves its increasing success as a business […]

November 4, 2019

BLAST Pro Series Copenhagen, CS:GO’s strangest tournament

The penultimate BLAST Pro Series event of the year comes to an end. Copenhagen hosted the most unexpected Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournament in a while. This two-day event was full of unique memories spoken of for some time. FaZe Clan Find Form The major result of the tourney was that FaZe Clan finally sorted their […]

October 22, 2019

Team Liquid and NA’s hopes eliminated from Worlds

As Team Liquid faced off against Invictus Gaming (IG) in the final match of the Group Stage, NA fans slowly watched Team Liquid’s prospects of international success go down the drain along with the region’s hopes for a better year. The knockouts of all three North American seeds have given NA their worst Worlds performance […]

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 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 […]

September 18, 2019

Esports Championship Series Season 8: NA preview and top team overviews

Esports Championship Series started with the regular season on Monday, September 16. CS:GO as an esports scene will be better off for another qualification run. The championship closes before the end of this year. ECS events are always coming in with high anticipations, with only the best NA and EU teams having the opportunity to […]

September 10, 2019

The glass slipper fits for the Peeps at Dreamhack Montreal

Most Cinderella stories in esports fail to pull off the happy ending of the original fairy tale. An underdog team pulls off a couple of upsets before eventually being taken down in the semi-finals, it’s a feel-good story the fans get behind, but the better team wins out in the end. Life isn’t a fairy […]

August 22, 2019

Svenskeren wins LCS Summer Split Honda MVP Award

Cloud9’s jungler Dennis “Svenskeren” Johnsen has been named the LCS 2019 Summer Split Honda MVP. Svenskeren had one of his best performances in the entire season even while sharing playtime with his substitute Robert “Blaber” Huang.  His consistency continues to go above and beyond the expectations that everyone put onto him at the beginning of […]

August 19, 2019

C9 defeats CLG in LCS Summer Playoffs Semifinals

On track to claim their first Championship title in five years, Cloud9 defeated Counter Logic Gaming and is moving on to Detroit for their final series in the League Championship Series 2019 Summer Playoffs.  Summer Playoffs is a best-of-five style tournament including the top six teams from Summer Season in a single-elimination bracket. Game one  […]

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