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LoL
3 min.
2018-02-21

There's A New League Champion Coming, Kai'Sa, the Daughter of the Void

Vaynespotters beware, there might be a new trend starting soon with the release of League’s new champion, Kai’Sa. Why are we talking about Vaynespotting? Vayne is a flashy Marksman with a high mechanical cap that looks amazing when it works. After watching highlights on the Internet, where players much better...

CS:GO
2 min.
2018-02-20

SK Gaming May Be Looking to Acquire Former 100 Thieves Roster

It sounds insane, but the world-famous SK Gaming roster of Gabriel “FalleN” Toledo, Marcelo “coldzera” David, Fernando “fer” Alvarenga, Epitácio “TACO” de Melo and Ricardo “boltz” Prass may not be the ones to play for the org for much longer, if a recent report from DBLTAP is to be believed....

CS:GO
1 min.
2018-02-20

Will jkaem Actually Make Renegades Stronger in Katowice?

As far as NA CS:GO teams go, Renegades has never been counted among the top in the region. As a result, they were hardly seen at the top tournaments. When the team did get there, it usually didn’t do very well, getting knocked out early. With a new acquisition of...

CS:GO
4 min.
2018-02-19

Last Week in Esports: A Tournament With a Long Name and the LCS

The week of Feb. 12 - 18 was a bit less hectic than usual because of the lull in the Overwatch League, caused by the end of the first stage of its inaugural season. It all goes back to business this week, however, with the start of Stage Two. That...

CS:GO
1 min.
2018-02-19

Can Heroic Repeat Their Miracle From Last Year?

One of the most exciting moments in IEM Katowice 2017 came when Heroic, an underdog team expected to promptly get knocked out of the tournament. That’s not what happened to say the least. Instead, Heroic finished the Group Stage in 1st place in Group B and moved straight to the...

LoL
3 min.
2018-02-15

Riot Games Want Pro Matches to Be More Exciting

Most fans and analysts agree that games last way too long in the current League of Legends metagame. Due to various factors like practically everyone running Stopwatch to get a one-time Zhonya’s effect, the vision from the Junglers making successful ganks less likely, the innate caution in pro matches due...

2018-02-14

Overwatch League Has Its First Female Player

The Overwatch League has been a smashing success so far despite numerous doubts by the community. With the recent news about the player acquisitions for the Shanghai Dragons, the league became a trailblazer in not only their studio design but inclusion of female players as well. It’s been announced that...

CS:GO
2 min.
2018-02-14

Xizt replaced by dennis on Ninjas in Pyjamas

Despite several big roster changes, Ninjas in Pyjamas have been languishing in mediocrity for a very long time. It’s been extremely sad to see a legendary team refuse to change with the times and update their roster to keep up the level of their play, while teams around them were...

CS:GO
2 min.
2018-02-13

Overwatch League Season 2 Buy-in Might Balloon to $60mil

Activision Blizzard’s Overwatch League has begun and it seems to be more successful than even the organizers themselves expected. Viewership, revenue, event the previously terrible spectator mode, all are exceeding expectations. T-Mobile, Intel, OMEN by HP and Toyota all sponsor the League, Twitch.tv signed a reported $90 million deal with...

CS:GO
3 min.
2018-02-13

IEM Katowice -- All Teams Known

In the CS:GO year, a lot of tournaments take place. Some have exotic locations going for them, some try to get the best teams with head-spinning prize pools, some have the weight of the game’s developer, Valve, behind them. IEM Katowice has an almost unique selling point — prestige. Over...

CS:GO
3 min.
2018-02-13

ESL Pro League Season 7 — There’s a Long Way Ahead of Us

ESL Pro League is one of the most prestigious leagues in CS:GO and the seventh season starts today. 26 teams from North America and Europe hope to find their way to the LAN Finals which will send all the qualifying teams to Dallas in May. Before that can happen, however,...

CS:GO
4 min.
2018-02-12

Feb. 5 — 11 in esports: A Roundup

Over the last week, we had a lot of exciting upsets in esports. It just goes to show that you can never be certain about what will happen when two teams meet and there’s only their skill with a keyboard and mouse to determine which is ultimately stronger in that...

LoL
5 min.
2018-02-09

We Ain't in Kansas Anymore - LCS Week 4 Preview

Three weeks in, the NA and EU LCS aren’t really going like we expected them to before the leagues started. With that said and the number of changes affecting both regions in mind, it’s not like this is a huge surprise. In the preseason, North America’s franchised League of Legends...

CS:GO
3 min.
2018-02-08

CS_SUMMIT Preview

On Feb. 8, cs_summit 2 will start at the Summit House in Los Angeles, CA. This will be one of the first LAN events after the ELEAGUE Major Boston 2018. Eight teams will fight in a lengthy Double Elimination bracket battle for the bulk of the $150,000 prize pool, including...

CS:GO
4 min.
2018-01-29

ELEAGUE Major Boston Playoffs - C9 pulled off a miracle

In esports, upsets are almost guaranteed to happen, just like in sports. When teams enter the server to compete, predictions, theoretical advantages and experts’ expectations disappear, the only thing that is left is how the players actually perform in game. The winner of ELEAGUE Major Boston, Cloud9, more than proved...

CS:GO
2 min.
2018-01-23

EU LCS Week 1 - Give Me The Same But Different

With the franchising in the NA LCS, some of the best teams European players left for greener pastures in North America, leaving many of the teams significantly different and shaking up the power dynamics in the region. That doesn’t mean that the European LCS became more or less interesting, it’s...

CS:GO
5 min.
2018-01-23

The Legends Stage is Over; The Danes Were Demolished

After four days of exhausting matches in the ELEAGUE studio in Atlanta, the five rounds of Swiss are over and we have all eight Champions teams. Hands down the most unexpected team to have made it to the Top 8 of the ELEAGUE Major Boston is Quantum Bellator Fire. While...

LoL
3 min.
2018-01-22

NA LCS Week 1 - TSM Shit the Bed, Reddit Goes Bonkerz

After a long wait full of speculation, the newly franchised NA LCS has started. It did not go as most people expected. Before the Spring Split started, two teams, Liquid and TSM, were thought to be the favorites. The first match of the split pitted these two teams against each...

LoL
4 min.
2018-01-19

The 2018 EU LCS Teams, Ranked

The LCS season starts today and we’re taking a look at the teams representing EU and NA in their respective leagues after what was an excitement-filled preseason full of huge roster moves due to the newly franchised NA LCS teams buying upo star players from EU to shore up their...

CS:GO
3 min.
2018-01-19

Gambit Team Profile

This article is part of a series aimed at introducing the teams that are going to play at the ELEAGUE Major Boston. To see profiles of other teams, click on the images at the bottom of the article. The ELEAGUE Major Boston is going to be the first tournament to...