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Fractured Space: How Edge Case Games designed an accidental MOBA

Fractured Space is an odd beast, a MOBA where players control hulking space ships, with C-beams glittering in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate. The team at Edge Case Games are clearly in love with the genre, forming out of the ashes of Born Ready Games’ Strike Suit Zero, when …

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For Honor gets ranked and tournament modes in PTS update, hinting at esports future

For Honor is getting ranked and tournament play today, with a beta for PC players on the Public Test Server (PTS) The beta will only have 1v1 Duel tournaments at the moment, although future modes are planned. Does this mean there’s an esports light in the future for Ubisoft’s hack …

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FACEIT’s Michele Attisani on why FACEIT and NBC chose Rocket League for $100,000 tournament

After NBC earlier this week announced it’d be working with FACEIT and Psyonix to produce a $100,000 Rocket League tournament, reaction to the news was met with confused enthusiasm. People are happy that NBC are getting involved in esports in a big way, but many commentators and fans were confused …

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Overwatch introduces customisable crosshairs, changes to loot boxes and highlights

A new Overwatch patch in the Private Test Realm (PTR) has unveiled changes to Loot Boxes and highlights, in addition to the long awaited ability to customise player crosshairs.  The customisation option runs deep, with players able to customise crosshairs for each individual hero, meaning you can set Soldier76 up …

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Hearthstone rolls out changes to card packs, ruling out duplicate legendaries

Hearthstone’s card packs are being revamped in the next expansion, with the system changing in a way that could cause substantial changes to the game’s economy. Hearthstone is the big earner in the card game space, with Superdata estimating Hearthstone made $394.6m in 2016. Most of this comes from the …

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Former League of Legends pros back for one last job with three day Return of the Legends event

A three day event, Return of the Legends, promises to pit former Legends of the League scene together in a face-off between Asia and Europe. For Europe, Enrique ‘xPeke’ Cedeño Martínez, Lauri ‘Cyanide’ Happonen, Kevin ‘Kev1n’ Rubiszewski, Peter ‘yellowpete’ Wüppen and Manuel ‘LaMia’ Mildenberger will be representing the former pros, …

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Rocket League is coming to Nintendo Switch, and features cross-platform play

Rocket League, Psyonix’s car-based game of put the ball into the hole, has been announced for the Nintendo Switch, during a Nintendo Direct on Tuesday. Those of you looking to take Rocket League on the move have your answer in a version for the Nintendo Switch, which will be coming …

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League of Legends 10 ban system has left Yasuo out in the cold

Since the introduction of League of Legends 10 bans system, allowing 10 champions to be banned in both normal and ranked games, one champion has spiked to a 40% ban rate. Yasuo is in a weird place in the meta right now, where he’s viewed as incredibly powerful and feared …

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Infinite Warfare patch takes care of snaking

Call of Duty Infinite Warfare fans are rejoicing today after a new patch for the game has gotten rid of the much-hated snaking. Snaking is a term used to describe the practice where players of Infinity Ward’s shooter can drop in and out of prone very quickly, which was dominating …

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PUBG is a Twitch success story, and it’s all because of the drama

Death comes quickly in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, and it’s often senseless. There’s no fanfare, just the boom of gunfire and your body hitting the ground in a dirty building, or quiet woodland. Players dig it, with an average of 200,000 concurrent players and around 3m copies sold. However, it’s also incredibly …

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