Entries in 'must reads' (455)

CS:GO

Sadokist on finding his casting partner: 'Partnering with HenryG was never planned'

Matthew "Sadokist" Trivett is a Canadian CS:GO caster and, alongside Henry "HenryG" Greer, one of the most well-known personalities in the scene. Sadokist took the time to chat with theScore ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jul 28th 2016 at 9:48AM in News
CS:GO

The CS:GO gambling scandal: Everything you need to know

Over the course of a month, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, has been hit with arguably the biggest scandal in the game's history and one which threatens to change the complexion of ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jul 28th 2016 at 9:45AM in News
Riot Games

Renegades, Riot and the danger of absolute power

On May 8, Riot Games permanently banned one of the top professional League of Legends teams in North America, Renegades, in one of the harshest punishments ever levied on an ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jul 28th 2016 at 9:43AM in News

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eSports Pro

Why Las Vegas Needs To Look Hard At The Billion Dollar Esports Business

More than $590 million will be wagered on esports competitions through cash gambling sites in 2016 with 93% of the wagering taking place through esportsbook betting, which is akin to ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jul 28th 2016 at 9:41AM in News
CS:GO

CS:GO ELeague Finals: What Can You Expect?

It’s been a ride. ELeague – the televised CS:GO tournament from Turner Broadcasting – is coming to an end, and it’s easy to call it a success. The matches have ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jul 26th 2016 at 12:28PM in News
eSports Pro

How do you explain the phenomenon of watching videogames?

For all our think pieces about interactive media, social media, and virtual reality, we are all still very much living in a culture of spectation. Big budget movies, music videos, ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jul 26th 2016 at 12:21PM in News
Overwatch

Why Overwatch's South Korean coup matters

Crown and king should not be conflated – the latter is forever destined to be replaced. Sometimes it takes months, sometimes years, but in the end, the mantle must pass ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jul 26th 2016 at 12:20PM in News

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Riot Games

Checking Riot's lane swap assumptions

So far, I’ve mainly dealt with statistics and fairly small, straightforward statements from Riot Games’ original statement discussing the changes coming to turrets and minions on Patch 6.15. Addressing the ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jul 26th 2016 at 12:18PM in News
eSports Pro

Isaiah "TriForce" Johnson: building the Jamaican esports community into an industry

In esports, for every big-name region like China or the US, there’s dozens of smaller regions that have never found international success. Nowhere is this more true than Jamaica and ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jul 26th 2016 at 12:15PM in News
Clash Royale

Building Clash Royale into an eSport

The big eSports of the world may be hogging almost all of the spotlight right now, especially with the likes of Counter-Strike jamboree ESL One Cologne and Dota world cup ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jul 21st 2016 at 8:55AM in News
League of Legends

14 North American LCS pros say who inspired their careers

Professional League of Legends is still a reasonably young entity, but it’s been around long enough that a line of players have come through the game who have served as ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jul 21st 2016 at 8:54AM in News

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Smash Bros

I Watched the World's Biggest Fighting Game Event at an eSports Bar

Competitive gamers from around the world were in Las Vegas over the weekend for the Evolution Championship Series (EVO), the biggest fighting game tournament in the world, competing in titles ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jul 21st 2016 at 8:52AM in News
Street Fighter V

TV networks show they are ready to commit to esports

The crowd erupted in Las Vegas, 15,000 fighting game fans clapping, cheering and booing as Infiltration suplexed his way to a victory over Fuudo, becoming Evolution 2016's Street Fighter V ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jul 21st 2016 at 8:51AM in News
eSports Pro

Pro Sports Bets on Video Gamers for Growth

Major league sports teams are recruiting a new kind of player: one who can score with a joystick. In the past two months, Manchester City and West Ham United, two ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jul 21st 2016 at 8:46AM in News
League of Legends

As North American League thrives with new best-of-3 format, will Europe follow?

When Riot Games announced the League Championship Series in 2012, bringing a fully professional league run by the company to North America and Europe, amongst the many other decisions made ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jul 19th 2016 at 9:00AM in News

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CS:GO

The true cost of Counter-Strike skin gambling

When Counter-Strike: Global Offensive gamblers talk about the money they've lost, their stories follow a familiar pattern.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jul 19th 2016 at 9:00AM in News
Smash Bros

Hungrybox's new golden legacy at Evo

A defining chapter in Team Liquid's Juan "Hungrybox" DeBiedma's legacy was about to be written. He was considered a "god" of Super Smash Bros. Melee but never the best -- ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jul 19th 2016 at 9:00AM in News
eSports Pro

ZeRo: "The issue with Evo is that we feel as a community that they don't care about us as other titles."

Gonzalo “ZeRo” Barrios is the most famous name in Smash 4, and he’s been a topic of conversation even more than usual in recent months.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jul 19th 2016 at 9:00AM in News
CS:GO

Opinion: Can Valve realign the ecosystem of esports gambling?

The past few months have seen a meaningful surge in coverage surrounding the betting side of the esports industry, and it hasn't been pretty. Back in April, Bloomberg published a ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jul 19th 2016 at 9:00AM in News
Overwatch

Hero Limit: Why Not 6 Winstons?

Blizzard doesn’t want a hero limit although many players and tournament organizers do. What are the arguments on both sides of the debate?

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jul 14th 2016 at 10:14AM in News
Smash Bros

The top 10 players competing at Evo 2016

In two days, over 15,000 contenders will gather to compete in the world's largest fighting game tournament: the Evolution Championship Series (Evo). This year, the event's set of nine titles ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jul 14th 2016 at 10:13AM in News
League of Legends

A basic comparison of champion select trends across five major regions

Until recently, draft phases had become homogenized internationally. Watching a game in a given major league followed the same patterns. Spectators expressed irritation that "everyone was just copying Korea." That ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jul 14th 2016 at 10:12AM in News
eSports Pro

Regulating The Billion-Dollar ESports World Is Nearly Impossible

There’s a new Esports sheriff in town, ready to combat the influx of gamblers and would-be match fixers that have descended upon the burgeoning, soon-to-be $1.9 billion dollar industry, hoping ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jul 14th 2016 at 10:10AM in News
eSports Pro

Analyzing Clash Royale's tournament feature: esports as a marketing tool

After creating a competitive mobile hits like Clash of Clans and Clash Royale, and being valued at roughly $10 billion after the Tencent buy, we think Supercell has a pretty ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jul 14th 2016 at 10:06AM in News