February 18, 2022

How Esports Became One of the Fastest Growing Industries

While the gaming industry has been around since Pong, the term esports wasn’t introduced until the 1990s and didn’t start gaining traction until the early 2000s. Despite being a niche subculture, it is one of the fastest-growing industries in the world. Estimated to reach $1.62 billion by 2024, the esports industry has a long history, […]

November 26, 2019

Team house history

Competitive gaming as fans know it is now an established industry after being a novelty in the 1980s. Events like the Nintendo World Championships, QuakeCon and the Evolution Championship Series proved the interest in tournament-level competition. South Korea’s tech-boom would professionalize it. With cable channels televising matches in titles like StarCraft, its players suddenly found […]

November 6, 2019

IEM Katowice adds $400K StarCraft 2 tournament

ESL announced a $400 thousand StarCraft 2 tournament at IEM Katowice 2020 to mark ten years of StarCraft 2 tournaments at ESL. StarCraft 2 was one of the first competitive esports titles. The fact that Blizzard continues to support it means the game still has a thriving esports community. Last weekend, the World Championship Series […]

November 4, 2019

StarCraft II 2019 WCS Finals Come to a Dark Conclusion

Ever since the release of the original StarCraft, the game’s competitions have been dominated by South Korean pro gamers. In recent years, though, change has come. In part due to Blizzard splitting its competitive scene into South Korea and the World, the talent in the latter region has had more of a chance to develop. […]

September 10, 2019

WCS Circuit top eight decided ahead of BlizzCon

WCS Circuit Top Eight is finally here. First, they cheer him. Then, they doubt him. And then they ask if perhaps he could let someone else win for once. Such is the fate of Joona “Serral” Sotala, StarCraft II’s reigning world champion. The Finnish Zerg player has been number one in the WCS standings for […]

September 4, 2019

StarCraft II’s WCS Returns to Montreal

This weekend DreamHack will descend on Montreal. With it comes StarCraft II’s final World Championship Series of the year. The Stage at Dreamhack Montreal The WCS Fall event is a fan favorite. This is where Riccardo “Reynor” Romiti almost challenged Joona “Serral” Sotala during the latter’s record-breaking 2018. the year before, it was at Montreal […]

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