February 8, 2020

EVO Lineup is Released Without Mortal Kombat

EVO is the most anticipated FGC event every year and the games that are chosen receive a ton of viewers, mainstream attention and usually an uptick in popularity. Each year nine titles grace the stages inside the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. This year those nine titles are: DRAGON BALL FighterZ […]

January 27, 2020

Interviewing Stephanie Lindgren, Esports Photographer of the Year

  Capturing moments in time and being among those in the esports industry’s frontline of success is Stephanie Lindgren, 2019’s Esports Photographer of the Year at the Esports Awards. Stephanie is an esports photographer who’s traveled the world to the most prestigious esport events. She’s caught the emotions within and immortalized them for the world […]

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 18, 2019

Riot’s Project L and the FGC’s evolution

Riot Games revealed their intentions announcing their creation of a fighting game at EVO 2019. Alongside League of Legends, the biggest competitive scene in esports, the currently named “Project L” is set to be the new baton carrier in a genre predominantly represented by Capcom’s Street Fighter. Once Project L drops, the fighting game genre […]

September 18, 2019

Momochi tweet highlights Japan’s unfriendly esports laws

Recent controversy is stirring following a tweet from Yusuke “momochi” Momochi divulging his recent winnings from the Super Premier TGS. The details of this tweet have highlighted Japan’s “Pro Licensing” laws for professional gamers that appear to have the potential to hamstring esports athletes from growing an esports career in Japan. Momochi just announced on […]

August 6, 2019

Reliving our Favorite EVO moments: MKLeo Does the Impossible Run at Smash EVO 2019

Despite losing early in the Top 32 brackets, Echo Fox’s Leonardo “MKLeo” Lopez kept his composure and tenacity to make the run-back all the way through the loser’s bracket and cementing himself as the best Super Smash Bros. Ultimate player in the world. Initially dominating in the initial pools, MKLeo took a stumble against Takuto […]

August 6, 2019

EVO 2019 Grand Finale matches and their winners

Evolution Championship Series (EVO) is held annually in Las Vegas, Nevada by SRKX Productions and hosts the most popular fighting games in the world. It is one of if not the most prestigious Fighting Game Community tournaments held every year. An open-style tournament sorts through thousands of participants and awards a prize pool of over […]

August 5, 2019

Smash Ultimate Main Event Breaks EVO Viewership Record

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate reigned supreme at EVO setting a new record for the highest peak viewership in fighting game history. Nintendo’s latest release of Super Smash Bros. franchise, Ultimate, was released December 2018, making its debut EVO 2019. It also made its EVO debut as the main game of the entire event, closing out […]

August 5, 2019

Reliving our favorite EVO moments: Arslan Ash Tekken 7 Unified Champion

EVO 2019 has just concluded its weekend with record highs, methodical mind games, and classic high-paced action.  The whole weekend was full of fighting game goodness and the euphoric high of spectating some of the most exciting and mentally exhausting games in the esports industry today. Fighting game tournaments are much akin to watching a […]

August 2, 2019

Riot Games announces development of fighting game at EVO

Announced at the EVO 2019 Championship is a new fighting game to hit the streets. But this is no ordinary fighting game. It’s being made by Radiant Entertainment and Riot Games, the company that owns League of Legends.  Tom Canon, a current Riot employee and the founder of EVO, made the announcement at the opening […]

August 1, 2019

World Warriors and Final Fighters Reunite in Capcom Summer Bundle

Capcom has released the first gameplay trailers for their newest release of returning faces and one more familiar brawler. Capcom has once again failed to keep any surprises in the wake of another EVO, after leakers got a hold of a video that was posted on Steam, taking the proverbial cat out of the bag […]

July 25, 2019

Fighting Games are Easier to Watch than You Think

With EVO just around the corner, we at the Esportz Network want to let everyone know you don’t have to play the game to enjoy the spectacle. There are a couple of common denominators in each game that every spectator should be able to understand. For each game, there is a roster of characters with […]

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