Entries in 'must reads' (410)

CS:GO

felps: "Brazilians don't give up"

We're closing out our DreamHack ZOWIE Open Summer coverage with an interview with Joao "felps" Vasconcellos and Rafael "zakk" Fernandes following Immortal's victory at the $100,000 event.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jun 23rd 2016 at 9:00AM in News
Overwatch

A team-by-team introduction to professional Overwatch

Overwatch is still in it’s infancy but has shown promise from professional teams and developers that it is pushing to be the next great esport. ESL recently announced a $100,000 ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jun 23rd 2016 at 9:00AM in News
Smash Bros

CEO 2016 Smash Bros preview - The rivalry, the robot, the rest

The summer of Smash continues this weekend in Orlando, Florida at Community Effort Orlando 2016 (CEO). Originally a fighting game community event, CEO has now become one of the annual ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jun 23rd 2016 at 9:00AM in News
eSports Pro

The Dollars and Sense of eSports Team Ownership

Along with capturing the attention of those outside the video game industry, electronic sports (eSports) are attracting a new class of investors seeking to get in early on the rising ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jun 23rd 2016 at 9:00AM in News

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Hearthstone

Meet the players who've come out of nowhere to compete for a spot in the Hearthstone World Championship

In just a few days, eight relatively unknown players will travel to California to compete for just one spot in the Hearthstone World Championship.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jun 23rd 2016 at 9:00AM in News
League of Legends

Huni: 'When I played League at first, I was bronze'

When I sat down with Immortals' top laner Heo "Huni" Seung-hoon for a post-game interview, it started like any other. The charismatic import from Korea talked about his team's victory ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jun 21st 2016 at 9:00AM in News
Hearthstone

All of Hearthstone's 'Wow' emotes ranked

In the world of Hearthstone, meta doesn’t just refer to the cards and decklists—the emotes have a ranking all of their own.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jun 21st 2016 at 9:00AM in News
CS:GO

The Thorin Treatment - 17 Years and Counting

17 years ago to the day the first beta of Counter-Strike (CS) was released. What could have just been another mod among many quickly eclipsed the game it was modifying ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jun 21st 2016 at 9:00AM in News

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Smash Bros

Condition Zero: Why Smash 4's top dog isn't out just yet

Champion. God. Undefeatable. Throughout the duration of Smash 4’s lifespan, Gonzalo “ZeRo” Barrios has been referred to as all of these and more. With 55 consecutive tournament-win victories, he’s been ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jun 21st 2016 at 9:00AM in News
eSports Pro

Owners of professional video game teams in a battle of their own

Months after Susan Tully and friends bought a pair of professional video game teams for an estimated $1 million, her four-man “Call of Duty” squad finished its season in 11th ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jun 21st 2016 at 9:00AM in News
Overwatch

Top Three Overwatch Teams - June 14 2016

The Overwatch tournament scene is now in full throttle after the game’s official launch last month. With as little as three major tournaments and a few dozen weeklies and minors, ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jun 16th 2016 at 9:00AM in News
eSports Pro

Perpetually on the hunt for young men, brands are betting on eSports

This past week, Spanish football club Valencia CF announced a new team, not of footballers but of video gamers.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jun 16th 2016 at 9:00AM in News

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CS:GO

ESL used a Swiss format for the first time in CS:GO history—did it work?

The ESL Cologne qualifier used a format rarely seen in Counter-Strike esports. Instead of groups or single elimination, ESL used what's called the Swiss format.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jun 16th 2016 at 9:00AM in News
League of Legends

The import appetite and the Kikis quandary

Mateusz "Kikis" Szkudlarek’s discomfort with a six man roster has cost him his position as starting top laner of G2 Esports. Narratives will read Kikis lacked the confidence to stick ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jun 16th 2016 at 9:00AM in News
Dota 2

Secret and Evil Geniuses Eat Humble Pie Ahead of The International 6

Ahead of the biggest tournament of the Dota 2 calendar, The International, Evil Geniuses and Team Secret have swapped players, forfeiting any direct invite that was going their way as ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jun 16th 2016 at 9:00AM in News
eSports Pro

Quas on returning to the LCS: "When I left the scene, I wasn't planning on coming back immediately."

For only being gone for five months, the professional League of Legends landscape sure did change during the absence of Diego “Quas” Ruiz.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jun 14th 2016 at 9:00AM in News

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Overwatch

The team builder of South Korea: Woong and Overwatch

Gun Woong Jang is a famously polarizing figure in South Korean esports. His sometimes controversial actions, epic plays and even more epic victory songs have gained him a healthy amount ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jun 14th 2016 at 9:00AM in News
eSports Pro

SonicFox wins a third ESL Pro League title and takes home the largest cash prize in Mortal Kombat history

Saturday was supposed to be the day that Dominique "SonicFox" McLean's reign as king of Mortal Kombat was supposed to end.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jun 14th 2016 at 9:00AM in News
eSports Pro

CLG: A story of plateaus

Bursting onto the North American scene as a team known as NetCodeGuides, the current four man core of Counter Logic Gaming, Tarik "tarik" Celik, Stephen "reltuC" Cutler, James "hazed" Cobb ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jun 14th 2016 at 9:00AM in News
League of Legends

Kelsey Moser reviews the EU LCS Top 3: One of these is not like the other

In the first two weeks of the EU LCS, it’s dangerous to make assumptions about which teams will top the standings. Yet teams that sift to the top do so ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jun 14th 2016 at 9:00AM in News
ECS

FACEIT co-founder: "There is no need for exclusivity, just better organization and the best products will emerge naturally."

It is fair to say that the CS:GO scene is experiencing somewhat of a boom right now. ELeague is bringing Valve’s shooter to TV, the majors have $1 million on ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jun 9th 2016 at 9:00AM in News
Hearthstone

Does Hearthstone need a rulebook?

More than 50 million people played Hearthstone in May, according to Blizzard. That’s impressive, given that none of them have ever read the rules for Hearthstone—because you can’t. There’s no ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jun 9th 2016 at 9:00AM in News
eSports Pro

Why Haven't American Football Teams Jumped on the Esports Bandwagon?

With the news that the Spanish soccer club Valencia CF is entering esports, marking the fourth such organization to do so, one may wonder why their North American athletic counterparts ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jun 9th 2016 at 9:00AM in News
eSports Pro

Genvid Technologies aims to create 'revolutionary esports broadcasts'

Genvid Technologies is coming out of stealth today with the ambition of creating “revolutionary esports broadcasts.” It wants to make esports broadcasts more compelling to watch, bringing multiple camera angles ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jun 9th 2016 at 9:00AM in News
CS:GO

The Truth About E League Viewership

We’ve now completed Week 2 in Turner’s grand experiment into eSports. Immediately after launch there were the standard, un-investigated headlines like “E League Debut Should Have Other Professional Sports Concerned”. ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jun 9th 2016 at 9:00AM in News