July 31, 2020

LCK Academy Series will develop amateur esports pros

League of Legends Champions Korea, the Korean league for League of Legends esports, announced the formation of Academy Series. This event will be a competition for skilled amateur players in order to let them shine in the LCK. Korizon Esports translator Kevin Kim revealed this LCK news this morning. “Introducing the LCK Academy Series, a […]

December 5, 2019

Going pro from Tier 2 to Tier 1

Traditional sports emphasize a distinction between their college and professional divisions. Esports, in turn, has adopted similar labeling known as tiers. Games’ top talent, professionals equipped with full salaries, are dubbed Tier 1 (T1). Those closest to them are referred to as Tier 2 (T2). But the difference between the two levels is much more […]

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 22, 2019

How can the LEC dominate?

The 2019 League of Legends World Championship had a lot in common with its predecessor. A Chinese winner, a European runner-up and Kaisa or Xayah played in nearly every game. With a few nerfs, Riot Games is working on the latter, but what can G2 Esports and the rest of Europe do about the other […]

October 16, 2019

Overwatch Contenders Gauntlet champion crowned

Element Mystic defeated Atlanta Academy on Sunday, October 13, taking home the trophy at the Overwatch Contenders Gauntlet final. The final two matches of the tournament showed unexpected results. Firstly, the loser’s bracket, which saw the Korean team, RunAway, face off against North American team Atlanta Academy, finished with a heartbreaking loss for RunAway. But […]

October 14, 2019

OGN Entus Force win PUBG Korea League Phase 3, Korea’s PUBG Global Championship teams decided

The Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds Korea League has ended. The third phase was full of ups and downs for many teams. In the end, OGN Entus Force have taken home the first-place prize of ₩ 60,000,000 KRW (~$50,698 USD) and a spot at the PUBG Global Championship in November. #4 at OGN PSS Season 2. #3 […]

September 5, 2019

The LCS is Thieving PapaSmithy

Chris “PapaSmithy” Smith is one of the most iconic names in Korean League of Legends. He’s from the time where DoA and MonteCristo were still casting and he’s been doing it for more than four years. His analysis is highly regarded worldwide and he’s had guest casts in the LEC recently. But sadly, he made […]

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