Tag Archives: must reads

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 guiding young pro gamers and newer colleagues through the chaotic and convoluted workings of the esports industry. Her background is …

Read More »

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. Yes, that Tinder. The app for hookups and/or dating, depending on the age of the interlocutor to whom you are trying to explain …

Read More »

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? As far as competitive gaming goes, FPS games tend to flitter in and out of the scene with some proving more popular than others. Call Of …

Read More »

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 fails to provide drama. There have been very few teams of note that have escaped unscathed. Read more on Red …

Read More »

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 of a fair competition? How does a player watch a match between, say, the mediocre Russian Dota 2 organizations Fantastic …

Read More »

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 best we have ever seen and, of course, the in game action was on another level. Wings may have come …

Read More »

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 failed cinch the final seed for the World Championships after a one-sided loss to Cloud9 in the Regional Qualifiers. Read …

Read More »

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 to the game’s Hybrid mode, affording defenders the opportunity to rain hell from on high and attackers the opportunity to …

Read More »

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 in the competitive scene as well as the release of Yorick’s rework. This patch is very obviously focused on the …

Read More »

Opinion: Crowdfunding is key to growing the FGC

Some esports made it big financially through support from their game developers or from third parties like sponsors. The fighting game community (FGC) is looking in a different direction: crowdfunding. Read more on ESPN >>>

Read More »