February 18, 2020

The Meteoric Growth of Rainbow Six: Siege

Ubisoft’s Rainbow Six: Siege is one of the greatest modern case studies for how to build an esport. Last weekend, the Six Invitational dominated streaming platforms with over 5 million hours watched over the entire event. The year-over-year growth of Rainbow Six is a testament to Ubisoft’s focus on competitive gameplay, willingness to implement community […]

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 […]

December 31, 2019

Will Astralis dominate IEM Katowice again?

Danish powerhouse Astralis will bid to reassert their dominance over the CS:GO scene when they head to IEM Katowice on February 25. Dev1ce, dupreeh, gla1ve, Magisk and Xyp9x ended 2019 in their usual positions at the top of the HLTV world rankings after storming the Berlin Starladder Major. That provided the catalyst for a string […]

November 26, 2019

India: A Unique Growth Opportunity for Mobile Esports

The fast-growing esports industry brings visuals of professional players wearing team jerseys and sitting in front of computers. However, the Asian esports market is seeing the rapid expansion of mobile gaming. An esports segment that lagged behind PC gaming for a long time but has shown healthy signs of growth with battle royale games. Mobile […]

November 22, 2019

Emerging esports markets in 2020

If one reads this site, it’s unlikely that they’d need to be convinced of how big esports is becoming. The industry is expected to top $1 Billion in revenue this year. Its events regularly have millions of dollars on the line and as many viewers watching where they’ll land. Yet, for all its potential, esports’ […]

November 18, 2019

Brazil to Reportedly Host the First CSGO Major of 2020

The upcoming CS:GO Major will take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, according to a DBLTAP report. ESL is one of the top CS:GO event organizers and Brazil will be ESL’s seventh CS:GO Major, the most by a single company. The last ESL CS:GO Major was the IEM Katowice 2019, a widely acclaimed event for […]

November 11, 2019

2019 SMITE World Championship predictions

DreamHack Atlanta starts Nov. 15 and that means it’s time for Smite fans to get ready for the SMITE World Championship! The Free-to-Play Massive Online Battle Arena game Smite pits heroes, gods and demi-gods from the world’s various pantheons in a five vs. five clash. From Zeus, Thor, Osiris or Ganesha to Baron Samedi, Olorun […]

November 5, 2019

The local roots of Smash Bros. esports

Strolling through the corner of DreamHack Rotterdam reserved for fighting titles, it’s easy to tell that something different is going on here. Rows of tables filled with bright, old-fashioned screens and a miscellany of electronics fill the space. Where in other hallways gaming competitions are trying to mimic major sports events, the scene here is […]

October 22, 2019

DreamHack to host the second Dota 2 Major for 2019-20

DreamHack will host the second Dota 2 major of the DPC season and the first for 2020, according to the tournament organizer. DreamLeague Season 13 is the second major of the season and will comprise a prize pool of $1 million and 15000 DPC points. WELCOME TO DREAMLEAGUE SEASON 13: THE LEIPZIG MAJOR! Live at […]

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 14, 2019

CS:GO Roster Round Up post DreamHack Malmo

DreamHack Masters Malmo saw Fnatic win the Swedish event, overcoming teams like Astralis and Vitality. CS:GO teams are finalizing their rosters with tournaments like StarSeries & i-League Season 8 and BLAST Pro Series Copenhagen 2019 coming up. Here are the most significant changes in the scene following DreamHack Masters Malmo 2019. Heretics sign Lucky After […]

October 4, 2019

DreamHack announce signups for League of Schools

DreamHack and Challengermode announced the start of their third League of Schools season. Similar to programs like Tespa, the League of Schools is a Nordic league open to those attending high school and university. The league currently only features tournaments for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and League of legends. Tournament structure and prize pools League of […]

October 2, 2019

DreamHack announces two $250,000 Fortnite tournaments

World-renowned esport event organizer, DreamHack, just announced two massive Fortnite tournaments celebrating their 25th anniversary. Both tournaments will feature $250 thousand prize pools. The first tournament takes place from November 29 to December 1 in Jönköping, Sweden. A few months later, the second tournament takes place in Anaheim, California from February 21 to February 23 […]

October 1, 2019

A guide to CS:GO’s 2019 DreamHack Masters Malmö

DreamHack Masters Malmö is the first CS:GO tournament with a prize pool with at least $250,000 following the StarLadder Major: Berlin 2019. The top CS:GO teams will head to Sweden to take part in DreamHack Masters Malmö 2019 from October 1 to October 6. The winner of the event secures a spot at the IEM […]

September 18, 2019

Rocket League: Interview with The Peeps coach, Moopy

The Peeps pulled off one of the biggest upsets in Rocket League Esports history, knocking off G2 to win the DreamHack Montreal Pro Circuit. They were led by their coach, Julian “Moopy” Amador as their balanced attack of strong defense and scoring allowed them to beat Mousesports, the dangerous Team Vitality and eventually the highly […]

September 12, 2019

The implications of the ESL Pro Tour

  Image Credit: ESL | Helena Kristiansson Just over a week ago, ESL announced its new big tournament circuit: the “ESL Pro Tour”. According to ESL, the pro tour is designed to link the premier events in the CS:GO calendar into a larger complete tournament circuit, toting a hefty prize pool of $5 million. A […]

September 10, 2019

Huya emerges as tough opponent to Twitch in the streaming industry

As Twitch looks down from its near-monopoly in the video-game live-streaming industry, companies like Mixer and Huya are quickly closing the gap. Microsoft’s Mixer announced an exclusive partnership with Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins. Huya is securing partnerships with western teams and Tournament organizers as part of its ambitious plans to expand into the English-speaking market. The […]

September 10, 2019

Smash Bros DreamHack Montreal: Marss wins Ultimate, Hungrybox wins Melee

DreamHack Montreal’s Smash Bros. tournaments concluded with PG Marss and Liquid Hungrybox taking the trophies in their respective games. Many higher seeded players didn’t end up coming to the event, making the Top 8 brackets very top-heavy. Panda Global Steals the Show Smash Ultimate’s Top 8 consisted of Panda Global’s ESAM and Marss, HNR Xcal […]

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 […]

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