August 1, 2020

Updates to Worlds 2020, 2021, 2022 for LoL Esports

After loads of speculation surrounding the state of Worlds 2020, the biggest event in League of Legends esports, Riot Games finally announced Shanghai, China will host the event digitally. “…the team has been tirelessly working to see that all possible measures are taken to preserve the wellbeing of everyone,” said John Needham, Global Head of […]

July 30, 2020

LEC ends NEOM partnership within 15 Hours

In less than 15 hours, the LEC both announced and cancelled their partnership with Saudi Arabia’s NEOM company. “As a company and as a league, we know that it’s important to recognize when we make mistakes and quickly work to correct them,” stated Alberto Guerrero, Director of Esports, EMEA. “After further reflection, while we remain […]

July 7, 2020

Buffalo Wild Wings to open an esports bar

On June 26, Buffalo Wild Wings filed a restaurant trademark application for “The Official Bar of Esports”. Although nothing has been publicly announced, it appears that the famous American chain wants to tap into the esports market. This seems like a failure waiting to happen. Despite the popularity of esports, gaming bars are nowhere near […]

July 1, 2020

The future of Immortals in the LCS

Immortals is a historical esports organization, but their standing in the LCS calls to question their methods of team management and long term sustainability. The first two weeks of Summer 2020 saw an onslaught of League of Legends community hate towards Immortals midlaner Jérémy “Eika” Valdenaire. Eika became the community’s punching bag because of his […]

June 15, 2020

League of Legends Preseason 2021 shown early by Riot Games

Hoping for early feedback, Riot Scruffy put out a preview for League of Legends’ preseason 2021 changes. With League of Legends preseason almost half a year away, fans were quite surprised to find info this early. League of Legends Preseason 2021 In Season 10, Riot Games focused on evolving Summoner’s Rift, but 2021 will center […]

June 11, 2020

The 3 giants of LCS 2020 Spring Split

The return of the League of Legend Championship Series begins with Friday Night League on June 12. The LCS Spring Split exhibited several historical events and unique performances throughout its history. The qualification for Worlds is also right around the corner. Here is a preview analyzing the three LCS giants Cloud9, Team Liquid, and Team […]

June 2, 2020

League of Legends Dev Diary: Ranked and Matchmaking

Yesterday, Riot Codebear posted the latest League of Legends developer blog entry covering matchmaking in 2020 after unveiling a Wild Rift gameplay video. Riot Games started the season aiming to provide comprehensive improvements to LoL matchmaking. This League of Legends Dev Diary includes reduced queue times, reducing the frequency of auto-fill disparity, and improving overall […]

May 22, 2020

Can chess be the next esport?

Many streamers like Joedat “Voyboy” Esfahani have taken to playing chess on Twitch, with other notable gaming personalities following suit. Although it has never been an explosive spectator sport, that may be subject to change. Chess is estimated to be one of the most popular games in the world, with chess.com reaching 600 million players. […]

May 12, 2020

Is Riot Games the Disney of esports?

It has become a pattern of Riot Games to spread its reach and touch as many game genres as possible. This wide breadth causes an easy comparison to be drawn to Disney, with Disney known to buy out their competitors. But as of now, Riot’s actions are fundamentally different from the titans of the film […]

May 6, 2020

The decay of North American League of Legends

Joedat “Voyboy” Esfahani, a former professional League of Legends player, recorded an honest evaluation of the North American ranked League experience. The video was posted to both Twitter and Reddit, reaching nearly 500 thousand views in the first 24 hours. Voyboy started the video by saying, “League of Legends has basically been my life for […]

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