December 24, 2020

LA Thieves to move to Texas Team House

According to a job listing on the 100 Thieves website, the gaming and esports brand is looking to own a team house in Dallas, Texas for new Call of Duty League team LA Thieves. Texas Team House Although the news of a Dallas-based team house is not confirmed, it seems to be likely. The job […]

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 […]

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 […]

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