CS:GO
2 min.
2018-04-16

Last Week in Esports: The Calm Before the Storm

For the esports fans who thrive on having to watch three different tournaments to keep up with everything that’s happening in the scene, last week was a letdown. There wasn’t that much happening with the NA and EU LCS Playoffs over and no huge CS:GO events to keep up with....

CS:GO
2 min.
2018-04-16

Skadoodle Comes Back to Cloud9

A huge swathe of upheaval has been shaking up the NA CS:GO scene over the last week. SK Gaming is going through big changes, Team Liquid and Cloud9 are maneuvering to improve their rosters as much possible. A couple of weeks ago, C9’s AWPer Tyler “skadoodle” Latham announced that he’s...

2018-04-10

Origen Is Gearing Up For War, Signs Roster After EU Franchising Announcement

What would you think if you looked at an EU roster and saw players like Ki “Expect” Dae-han, formerly from G2, Choi “inSec” In-seok, who has a Lee Sin move named after him, Henrik “Froggen” Hansen, Konstantinos “FORG1VEN” Tzortziou and Jesse “Jesiz” Le? Our first thought was, “Hey, that’s a...

CS:GO
4 min.
2018-04-10

PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS Primer: The Absolute Basics

DrakeLounge and DrakeMoon now support PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS, so we would like to tell you a little bit about the game when it comes to gameplay, its skin system and esports. What is PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS? PUBG is a massive Battle Royale shooter that puts together 100 players on a map, all...

CS:GO
5 min.
2018-03-26

Last Week in Esports: Down, Down, TSM Went Down

As the esports week progresses, we usually get a fair idea about what the headline of this recap article is going to be next Monday. It was supposed to be the Virtus.pro vs FaZe Clan match as the main story. All of that was thrown up into the air this week...

CS:GO
3 min.
2018-03-20

ESL Pro League Season 7 Week 4 Preview

In its seventh season already, ESL Pro League has been one of the most prestigious Counter-Strike: Global Offensive leagues in the world, only challenged by the Esports Championship Series and the original ELEAGUE. The league is played online except for the LAN finals, where top teams from Europe and North...

CS:GO
5 min.
2018-03-19

Last Week in Esports: Back to the Future

In the classic movie Back to the Future, the main character travels back in time, to the time when he wasn’t even born, gets to see a world he didn’t know existed and has to find a way back to his own time. The theme of traveling back in time...

CS:GO
4 min.
2018-03-12

Last Week in Esports: CS:GO Drought

It’s a fact of life that you don’t value things properly until you lose them. That’s what was the overwhelming sentiment this week after getting spoiled with high level CS:GO events following the ELEAGUE Major Boston. Yes, there were matches but not on the same level as we got used...

CS:GO
3 min.
2018-02-26

Last Week in Esports: There Were How Many Overtimes?!

Over the last week, Feb. 19 - 25, a lot of stuff all over the world of esports happened. League of Legends, CS:GO, Dota 2, Overwatch League, matches were going all over the place. Keeping up with everything can be very hard but we’re here to give you a short...

CS:GO
3 min.
2018-02-23

StarLadder & i-League StarSeries Season 4 Group Stage Is Over

The Group Stage of StarLadder & i-League StarSeries Season 4 is finally over after five rounds of best of 3 Swiss and here are the bare bones of what happened to keep you informed before the Playoffs, which start on the 23rd of February. One of the bigger surprises in...

CS:GO
2 min.
2018-02-23

What’s Happening This Weekend (Feb. 24-25)?

If esports is what you love, this weekend is going to be a real treat for you. In fact, there’s a bit of a possibility that you might overdose on esports if you try to watch everything that’s going to be taking place over the weekend. CS:GO StarLadder & i-League...

CS:GO
1 min.
2018-02-23

Is Team Liquid Screwed Without NAF?

On February 5th, Team Liquid announced a roster change that was supposed to bring them out of the pit of failure they had fallen into. Joshua “jdm64” Marzano was replaced by a returning Liquid player from 2015, Keith “NAF” Markovic. Immediately after the roster switch, the improvement in Team Liquid’s...

CS:GO
3 min.
2018-02-21

Can Virtus.pro finally do well at IEM Katowice after roster changes?

Let’s get one thing out of the way right now, it’s been extremely hard to be a Virtus.pro fan ever since the team took 2nd place at ELEAGUE Major Atlanta 2017, losing to Astralis. But, wait, there’s a small blinking light at the end of the tunnel! Finally, after more...

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...

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...