Entries in 'must reads' (330)

Street Fighter

Looking back on a great weekend of pro Street Fighter V

This past weekend was one of the busiest for the FGC in recent memory, with four high profile events taking place all around the world. Two Capcom Pro Tour Ranking ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Apr 28th 2016 at 8:04AM in News
eSports Pro

Blizzard on developing Overwatch for 2 different gaming communities

Blizzard at PAX East 2016 debuted to the public the console version of its new team-based hero shooter Overwatch, which has been in closed beta on PC for several months.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Apr 28th 2016 at 8:03AM in News
eSports Pro

Social network GAMURS has acquired eSports Nation, GoldPer10, and eSports Guru

GAMURS, the self-proclaimed ‘Facebook for Gamers,’ today announced the acquisition of esports news companies eSports Nation and eSports Guru. GAMURS, founded by Riad Chikhani and Halim Yoo on Apr. 15, ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Apr 28th 2016 at 8:01AM in News
CS:GO

What do CS:GO's uncharted regions hold?

In November of last year, there were three Chinese CS:GO teams; CyberZen, Born Of Fire and TyLoo. While one of these names is now well known, after TyLoo pulled the ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Apr 28th 2016 at 8:00AM in News

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Dota 2

This is how lag is affecting South East Asian gaming in Dota 2

That is absolutely true, “In the world of online gaming, every millisecond counts.” If you are an ardent gamer, you would find truth and wisdom in these words. For Dota ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Apr 28th 2016 at 7:56AM in News
eSports Pro

Rolling the hard six: Las Vegas bets on esports

The loneliest place in Las Vegas is the concourse of the Mandalay Bay Events Center during the North American League of Legends Championship Series spring finals.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Apr 26th 2016 at 1:23PM in News
Gears of War

Gears of War 4 eSports Producer Jack Felling Says eSports Are 'Here to Stay'

Gears of War 4 is easily one of the most anticipated games of 2016. Consumer expectations are sure to soar now that the beta has begun. The Coalition, which took ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Apr 26th 2016 at 1:20PM in News
Rainbow 6

'Rainbow Six Siege' eSports Scandal Shows That Cheaters Might Be Winners

Cheating has plagued video games since their inception, but with the rise of eSports, it's more important than ever to keep it under control. Individual players and carefully organized teams ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Apr 26th 2016 at 1:18PM in News

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eSports Pro

Match-fixing comes to the world of e-sports

In the world of professional eSports these days, money doesn’t rain — it pours. The stakes are high and the competition can be cut-throat, especially given the payday waiting at ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Apr 26th 2016 at 1:10PM in News
Wargaming

After just one match, World of Warships is already a better eSport than World of Tanks

At a massively produced, expensive and high-profile event built around World of Tanks, the biggest cheer by some distance is heard during a showcase match for Wargaming’s promising newcomer, World ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Apr 26th 2016 at 1:07PM in News
100 Thieves

100 Thieves Lets Nadeshot Give Back to eSports

The announcement of Matt “Nadeshot” Haag’s new eSports organization 100 Thieves came out of nowehere. It was a surprise to everyone - and even Nadeshot himself did not expect an ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Apr 21st 2016 at 1:39PM in News
Hearthstone

Amnesiac, Greensheep, Powder, Thijs react to Hearthstone card nerfs

The Year of the Kraken is almost upon us, and our tentacled overlord comes bearing nerfs.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Apr 21st 2016 at 1:37PM in News

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Halo

Why You Might be More into Halo eSports than You'd Expect

Alright, so I know that eSports are already a tough sell for many, but hear me out.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Apr 21st 2016 at 1:36PM in News
League of Legends

The False Grail Of LoL? Talking Game Balance And Esports With Deficio

The idea of ‘balance’ as the supposed holy grail of any multi-player game, is out-dated. We’re in some ways conditioned to expect developers to support their multiplayer games for many ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Apr 21st 2016 at 1:34PM in News
CS:GO

Virtual Weapons Are Turning Teen Gamers Into Serious Gamblers

The video game Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, in which players form teams of terrorists and counterinsurgents and shoot at one another, is a favorite of the professional e-sports circuit. A tournament ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Apr 21st 2016 at 1:31PM in News
Hearthstone

Should the skill of competitive Hearthstone players be primarily assessed on results?

Are results really the best way to gauge the skill of competitive Hearthstone players, given the amount of RNG in the game? We asked two expert players who feel passionately ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Apr 19th 2016 at 12:59PM in News

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eSports Pro

Sacramento Kings Co-Owner Andy Miller Says That Virtual Reality is "Inevitable" for eSports

Andy Miller is co-owner of the Sacramento Kings and NRG eSports. NRG recently signed up Shaquille O’Neal, Alex Rodriguez, and Jimmy Rollins as partners and has big plans for the ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Apr 19th 2016 at 12:57PM in News
League of Legends

League Of Legends' Greg 'Ghostcrawler' Street Talks Balance - Is It Even Possible?

League Of Legends boasts a huge roster of playable characters which bring the potential for vast numbers of potential compositions, ability interactions. It also has a player base quick to ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Apr 19th 2016 at 12:55PM in News
Tyloo

The legend of Tyloo

For some, TyLoo was just another team from Asia. For others, TyLoo was the monster team from China that had dominated the Asian scene for months. People didn’t give TyLoo ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Apr 19th 2016 at 12:54PM in News
Call of Duty

Call of Duty World League champions look back on a year of Black Ops III esports

The road to the Call of Duty Championship isn’t an easy one. It’s filled with gut-wrenching losses, surprise upsets, and an ever-shifting play field as new games change the rules ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Apr 19th 2016 at 12:50PM in News
Smash Bros

Going to the Doctor: The Risks of High-Level Melee

What started off as an innocuous pastime has progressed into something far more intricate.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Apr 14th 2016 at 2:26PM in News
Street Fighter

The Red Bull Kumite could be the best Street Fighter V event yet

In Paris on April 23rd/24th, an event on the Capcom Pro Tour is taking place that fulfils all three of those criteria. The Red Bull Kumite is a sixteen-man invitation-only ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Apr 14th 2016 at 2:23PM in News
eSports Pro

Is TV asking the wrong questions about eSports?

Ten years ago, I had a single, focused dream: get esports on mainstream TV. It was a goal shared by most of the people involved in esports at the time, ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Apr 14th 2016 at 2:22PM in News
CS:GO

With a streaming audience 10% as big as its player count, CS:GO is a hit spectator sport thanks to ex-pros and betting

You don’t need us to tell you that in 2016, streaming is kind of a big deal in certain circles. But did you know that the amount of people watching ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Apr 14th 2016 at 2:16PM in News
CS:GO

Life is tough on the Counter-Strike pro circuit

On April 2, more than 10,000 people took their seats in Columbus, Ohio's Nationwide Arena to watch the Major League Gaming Counter-Strike: Global Offensive final match between European powerhouse Natus ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Apr 14th 2016 at 2:11PM in News