January 3, 2020

CS:GO peaks at the start of 2020

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive hit a player count high for 2019 and it is still growing. The peak for 2019 was 767,060 players in December and continues to grow with +1.21% of upward scaling in 2020. This sudden blast in player growth cements its relevancy in the gaming world with an average player count of 456,701 […]

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 […]

December 2, 2019

Riot Games drops player salaries

Riot Games has informed Oceanic Pro League teams that they will end the team stipend ahead of the 2020 season. To compensate for the financial setbacks to the OPL teams, Riot is removing minimum player salaries for OPL players. The team stipend was an operating subsidy helping teams offset various costs. To ensure that OPL […]

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 […]

September 26, 2019

CS:GO Evil Geniuses sign NRG roster

Evil Geniuses will pick up the current NRG CS:GO roster according to a report by esports journalist DeKay. The North American organization, despite their rich history in Counter-Strike, did not field a CS:GO roster. According to DeKay’s report, Evil Geniuses play at the upcoming ESL One New York with their CS:GO roster. With many big […]

September 21, 2019

Blizzard brings big changes to Hearthstone esports

IRVINE, Calif. – After surveying Masters Qualifiers and Masters Tour competitors, Blizzard Entertainment has decided to make multiple changes to the structure of these events. The changes help to improve entry-level tournaments that are one of the first stepping stones for aspiring Hearthstone pro players. Blizzard says they interviewed the competitors in order to understand […]

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