April 10, 2020

What Sports Brands Need to Know About Esports

With COVID-19 shutting down nearly every major sports league around the world, brands are scrambling. Hundreds of companies were counting on March Madness, the NBA Playoffs and the Olympics to put their brand in front of millions of viewers. These events are tried and true. The demographics have been researched time and again, the practices […]

March 26, 2020

Team Liquid might make LCS history by missing Playoffs

Team Liquid, four-time trophy winners and current defenders of the LCS championship, will likely miss the 2020 Spring Split Playoffs. In order to make it to Playoffs, Team Liquid needs to win their last two scheduled matches and the inevitable tiebreakers that come after. Their score is currently 7-9, putting them in seventh place. Their […]

March 26, 2020

Quarantine Series, Smash Ultimate’s online tournament

In a time where in-person Smash Ultimate tournaments cannot continue, YouTubers Jacob “Alpharad” Rabon and Charles “MoistCr1TiKaL” White plan to hold a series of online tournaments known as the Quarantine Series. These online tournaments will take place over the next four months and lead into a grand championship tournament, a dramatic boost to Smash esports. […]

March 24, 2020

How Casinos Can Use Gaming to Modernize Slots

Slots are the most popular part of every casino. Something about the spinning reels lining up just works for the average casino visitor and the house rakes in the cash. But younger generations are increasingly skipping the slots in favor of table games like poker and blackjack or passing on betting altogether. Now casinos are […]

March 24, 2020

ESL One Rio cancelled and now the only 2020 CS:GO Major

ESL One Rio Major will now take place in November, replacing the second CS:GO Major of the year. There will be only one Major in 2020 as the esports industry slows down to a crawl due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. With ESL One Rio canceled, what happens next in the CS:GO scene? When is […]

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 20, 2020

Echo, Overwatch’s latest hero from Blizzard

On March 18, Blizzard finally gave answers to a 2-year-old question. When can fans play the fancy omnic from Ashe’s animated short? Overwatch hero Echo says it’s soon. In the origin story trailer, Echo introduces her creator, Dr. Liao. From the fragments given, Dr. Liao was a part of Omnica Corporation and had a hand […]

March 18, 2020

Garena’s Free Fire is Dominating Esports Emerging Markets

If you’re living in America or Europe, you might not have heard of Free Fire. But that’s definitely not true in Latin America. Garena’s Free Fire was the third most downloaded mobile esport of 2019 and was driven mostly by absurd popularity in many regions, but most notably Brazil. It’s a battle royale title that […]

March 18, 2020

LCS and LEC return online after coronavirus suspends them

Both the LCS and the LEC will be set to return on March 20 with online matches for the remainder of the Spring Split. “Due to the ongoing developments of the coronavirus pandemic we have decided to play the remainder of the 2020 LEC Spring Split 100% remotely online, with matches resuming Friday, March 20th. […]

March 13, 2020

Rainbow Six: Siege patch notes: A new year and season

March 10 marks the start of Year 5 Season 1 with a Rainbow Six: Siege patch. In approximately 70 gigabytes of an update for PC players and 43 GB for console, Ubisoft brings more to the game than just a few new operators in Operation Void Edge. Here are the major things fans should need […]

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