February 13, 2020

DreamHack’s Place in the Esports Ecosystem

In these days of franchised esports leagues commanding massive buy-ins for slots, the third-party tournament organizers that drove esports for years are in tough spots. DreamHack has long been an esports mainstay with tournaments happening around the world, but the scope of games possible for DreamHack events in is slowly dwindling. Mike Van Driel provides […]

December 16, 2019

NRG Esports wins Rocket League Championship Series Season 8

The Rocket League Championship Series Season 8 Finals have come to a close. NRG Esports now stands alone as the world champion for the first time in their history. Your new World Champions! Congratulations @GarrettG, @Its_JSTN, and @Turbopolsa. #RLCS8 pic.twitter.com/SV13rjth0e — Rocket League Esports (@RLEsports) December 15, 2019 NRG’s season started with a major roster […]

October 18, 2019

Rocket League: The next possible upper echelon of esports

Rocket League’s rapid growth in popularity since 2015 has played a major role in the launch of the Rocket League Championship Series (RLCS). Beginning in 2016, the idea for starting an Esports league for the game was based on the number of competitive streams that were being shown on platforms like Twitch.  There has been […]

September 18, 2019

Rocket League: Interview with The Peeps coach, Moopy

The Peeps pulled off one of the biggest upsets in Rocket League Esports history, knocking off G2 to win the DreamHack Montreal Pro Circuit. They were led by their coach, Julian “Moopy” Amador as their balanced attack of strong defense and scoring allowed them to beat Mousesports, the dangerous Team Vitality and eventually the highly […]

September 11, 2019

Rocket League and Street Fighter V to have a $500K tournament in part of lead-up to the Olympics

Intel has announced the Intel World Open, an esports event that will feature $250,000 tournaments in both Rocket League and Street Fighter V as part of the official run-up to the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games.   The event is not officially part of the Olympics—the champions certainly won’t be receiving Olympic gold medals. However, […]

September 10, 2019

The glass slipper fits for the Peeps at Dreamhack Montreal

Most Cinderella stories in esports fail to pull off the happy ending of the original fairy tale. An underdog team pulls off a couple of upsets before eventually being taken down in the semi-finals, it’s a feel-good story the fans get behind, but the better team wins out in the end. Life isn’t a fairy […]

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