Entries in 'must reads' (535)

Hearthstone

The coolest decks from BatStone

By all accounts, BatStone was a resounding success. The independent tournament architected by former Hearthstone world champion James “Firebat” Kostesich was founded on the principle that not all cards are ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Sep 21st 2016 at 8:30AM in News
Dota 2

No longer underdogs: A look at Digital Chaos, post-TI

A Cinderella story is a sight to behold in any competition, and Digital Chaos embodied that spirit at this year's International.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Sep 21st 2016 at 8:30AM in News
Smash Bros

Armada Opens Up About the Original Evidence.zip

Many of the top players have borne witness to Leffen's rise over the past few years, but only Armada has been there since the beginning.
From their earliest meeting to ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Sep 21st 2016 at 8:30AM in News
Dota 2

Meet Miracle-, the man behind the mouse

There’s no doubt that Amer ‘Miracle-’ Al-Barkawi is amongst the elite Dota 2 players in the competitive scene. In our documentary with the Jordanian prodigy, he reveals how his journey ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Sep 21st 2016 at 8:30AM in News

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League of Legends

Which Western teams are most likely to make it out of the Worlds group stage?

Just about a week remains until 2016 Worlds begins, as 16 of the best League of Legends teams in the world square off for international acclaim and one giant trophy. ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Sep 21st 2016 at 8:30AM in News
eSports Pro

When hooliganism comes to esports, everyone loses

On Reddit, a salty fan of Cloud9 pointed out that VP fans at Dreamhack Bucharest appeared to be holding up signs reading “THEY ARE A” and “THEY ARE B.” While ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Sep 19th 2016 at 8:30AM in News
Dota 2

Liquid's 'BuLba': 'All my favorite memories from Dota were from Liquid'

Switching roles can be a challenge for even seasoned Dota veterans. Moving from one lane to another means adjusting your positioning, your mentality, your entire playstyle. Kanishka Sosale, known to ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Sep 19th 2016 at 8:30AM in News
Dota 2

Fly on what's next for the rebuilt OG

Another year, another International and another post-tournament roster shuffle – and OG’s one of the surprising teams to be shaking things up.
Known for their stability and Major wins, OG ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Sep 19th 2016 at 8:30AM in News

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Riot Games

Inside the secret project to build a League of Legends board game

A year and a half ago a small team at Riot Games, the makers of League of Legends, were set to release a board game. But one fateful meeting with ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Sep 19th 2016 at 8:30AM in News
League of Legends

Royal Never Give Up and the myth of the Uzi Worlds buff

Until Snake’s near-miraculous run at the Regional Qualifier this year, the longest day of matches for any team in Chinese League of Legends esports was Sept. 8, 2013, the day ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Sep 19th 2016 at 8:30AM in News
eSports Pro

UC Irvine debuts the first public college eSports arena in the US

The University of California, Irvine is serious about eSports. This fall it will officially launch a competitive gaming initiative, complete with scholarships and an already-decorated League of Legends team, and ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Sep 14th 2016 at 8:30AM in News
eSports Pro

The promise of competitive Destiny

Bungie and Major League Gaming are kicking off Destiny’s new expansion—and a new metagame—with a mix of live and online Crucible tournaments, beginning with yesterday’s inaugural MLG Destiny Exhibition in ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Sep 14th 2016 at 8:30AM in News

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League of Legends

Top 15 players we'll miss at Worlds

We already know the superstars going to San Francisco in two weeks' time to compete at the 2016 World Championships: Lee "Faker" Sang-hyeok, Song "Smeb" Kyung-ho and Søren "Bjergsen" Bjerg. ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Sep 14th 2016 at 8:30AM in News
Riot Games

The past present and future of League of Legends studio Riot Games

The story of Riot Games is a list of things that shouldn’t have been possible.
It’s the tale of an extremely difficult, user-unfriendly game reaching untold heights of success. It’s ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Sep 14th 2016 at 8:30AM in News
CS:GO

ESL One New York brings CS:GO to the East Coast

ESL’s annual trip to the east coast of the States has been a staple of the competitive Dota 2 scene for a few years now. Often serving as the first ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Sep 14th 2016 at 8:30AM in News
CWL

Call Of Duty eSports Explained

Maybe you’re new to Call Of Duty eSports or simply want to brush up on the latest details of how the competition plays out?

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Sep 12th 2016 at 8:30AM in News

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eSports Pro

Tinder is an esport

This article has a simple argument, so there’s no point beating around the bush, I’m just going to state it off the top: Tinder is an esport.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Sep 12th 2016 at 8:30AM in News
eSports Pro

The Esports Mom: the journey of Susie 'lilsusie' Kim

They say mother knows best, and some would say no one knows better than 35-year-old Susie "lilsusie" Kim. For nearly a decade "The Esports Mom," a self-given title, has been ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Sep 12th 2016 at 8:30AM in News
Dota 2

Miracle- on life after OG and his future in Dota

The conclusion of The International 6 effectively saw the end of the Dota 2 season for another year. What follows every TI is a huge roster shuffle window that never ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Sep 12th 2016 at 8:30AM in News
League of Legends

Why Group D is Worlds' Group of Death

Coming into Saturday’s draw for the Worlds group stages, we speculated on multiple possible scenarios for a Group of Death. Could we see a group with EDG, SKT or G2? ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Sep 12th 2016 at 8:30AM in News
eSports Pro

Why do esports pros engage in match fixing?

How do you spot a cheat? How do you look at a match and say with certainty that it’s been fixed, that the results could not have been the outcome ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Sep 7th 2016 at 10:05AM in News
Dota 2

ReDeYe On What Made The International 6 The Best One Yet

It is fair to say that The International 6 will go down as one of the greatest eSports tournaments ever. The venue was incredible, the production was some of the ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Sep 7th 2016 at 10:03AM in News
League of Legends

Huni: 'Maybe [I'd] like to be an LCK player'

Thirty minutes earlier, Heo "Huni" Seung-hoon sat in stunned silence at his desk, his face covered up by his hands. After going 17-1 and 16-2 in two consecutive splits, Immortals ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Sep 7th 2016 at 10:01AM in News
Overwatch

Blizzard on balance, better design and Eichenwalde

Eichenwalde, the first new map in Overwatch, has now wended its way from the PTR to the live servers. The German castle brings a unique flavour of attack and defence ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Sep 7th 2016 at 9:59AM in News
Riot Games

5 things to know about Patch 6.18, the one Worlds will be played on

This week brings us patch 6.18, which is the patch that Worlds is going to be played on. There are some huge changes in here for champions that are big ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Sep 7th 2016 at 9:54AM in News