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 […]

March 12, 2020

The Coronavirus Could Be More Than Just a Setback for the OWL and E3

The Coronavirus is officially a pandemic according to the World Health Organization. Countries around the world are scrambling to figure out proper responses to the disease that has infected over 125,000 and killed nearly 5,000 people. In esports, there have been extensive ramifications for many leagues, teams and tournaments. League of Legends has seen play […]

March 12, 2020

Dota 2 sponsors and partnerships

Although brands and sponsors have been at the forefront of various major esports tournaments and leagues, they are occasionally overlooked. Here’s a brief on recent moves occurring with Dota 2 sponsors. MSI Gaming hardware specialist MSI partnered with the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). Their esports teams are now equipped with the best hardware […]

March 11, 2020

Rocket League World Championship canceled but still grows

The Rocket League Season 9 World Championship has been canceled in order to protect the health of the players, production team and spectators. Scheduled to take place on April 24 to 26 at the Curtis Culwell Center in Dallas, Texas, the event meant a lot to fans. Psyonix, the developer of Rocket League, is looking […]

March 7, 2020

Why India Provides a Massive Opportunity for Esports

Esports are truly going global. While games like League of Legends are already popular worldwide, many regions struggled to build out esports infrastructure. With advancements in mobile phone technology, those barriers to entry virtually disappeared. China is already the driver of many of the biggest esports companies in the world, but now the only country […]

March 5, 2020

Cloud9 wins again. An invincible League of Legends team?

“Nobody has come close to beating Cloud9,” said David ‘Phreak’ Turley, Riot Games shoutcaster, as he opened the cast of Cloud9 vs Dignitas last weekend. As the early games wore on, it became clear that the game wasn’t going to buck the trend. Similar results occurred during the Cloud9 vs FlyQuest match. Cloud9’s win streak […]

March 5, 2020

Doublelift, former No.1 ADC in NA, shares ADC with Tactical

Yiliang “Doublelift” Peng will be reevaluated by Team Liquid, making him share the spot with former Academy ADC, Edward “Tactical” Ra. Rikara is being brought in to play Academy so both DL and Tactical can both focus on LCS. Tactical will start this weekend, but we’ll continue to evaluate week to week. — Steve Arhancet […]

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 […]

March 4, 2020

Rainbow Six: Siege best Attackers for each role

Rainbow Six: Siege attack phases require not just aim, but also strategy. On the attacking side, every player takes up a role. In addition to the shot caller, or in-game leader, here are a few other operator roles to help understand an attacking team composition. Entry Fraggers Entry fraggers are the main killing force of […]