March 23, 2020

Gaming and Esports Surge During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Despite all the negative news and event cancelations because of the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, there is a silver lining. For esports and gaming, coronavirus increases viewership and popularity with fans stuck at home. A new initiative called Gamers Vs COVID-19 brings esports players and streamers together to inform gamers about the pandemic. One step that […]

March 4, 2020

ESL’s Michal ‘CARMAC’ Blicharz on Coronavirus Concern in Katowice, Valorant and ESL Pro League

IEM Katowice is one of the most anticipated CS:GO events of every year. Thousands of people make the trip to Katowice’s Spodek arena to watch the best teams in the world compete. Unfortunately, this year, the regional polish government decided the congregation of fans in the arena carried too much of a health risk with […]

February 27, 2020

“Spodek Will Be Empty” IEM Katowice CS:GO to be Played Without Audience Due to Coronavirus

The regional government in Katowice, Poland has decided to close off the arena for IEM Katowice to fans due to concern over the Coronavirus. The move comes right before the event was scheduled to begin with thousands of fans already in the city. The actual competition will continue as planned, but fans will not be […]

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 […]

February 12, 2020

Top CS:GO teams to look out for in 2020

Esports has a lot to look forward to in 2020 with some top CS:GO, teams. The scene is constantly developing and this year brings new and high potential teams. They may not be world-beaters, yet, but the potential is there for these teams to reach greatness in 2020. FaZe Clan Whilst they looked troubled for […]

February 11, 2020

GenG Co-Founder and Cloud9 President exchange insight over CS:GO’s FLASHPOINT

FLASHPOINT is a CS:GO tournament series announced last week that is poised to become one of the more important circuits in the CS:GO landscape. Founding teams in the series include Cloud9, GenG, MiBR, C0ntact Gaming, MAD Lions and Dignitas. The league operates under a unique ownership split that gives teams a legitimate stake in events […]

February 7, 2020

CS:GO update quiets abusive players

Valve finally gave meaning to in-game CS:GO reports of “Abusive Voice Chat” and “Abusive Text Chat”. Their latest CS:GO update, appropriately named Squelching the Noise, aims to put an end to audio and text chat spammers. The system, not yet deployed, combines the “Abusive Voice Chat” and “Abusive Text Chat” report options into a single […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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