League Of Legends Commentator Suspended For 'Tampering' With Pro Teams

The high profile European League of Legends broadcaster Martin “Deficio” Lynge was suspended from commentating on upcoming League Championship Series (LCS) games this week. His suspension is punishment for not telling Riot he was negotiating for a job on one of the pro teams that falls under his purview of coverage. »6/04/15 3:30pm6/04/15 3:30pm

How A Joke About Reddit Making An eSports Team Spiraled Out Of Control

“Oh here’s a new message I just got: ‘get the fuck away from League and git gud fagboy,’” Will Debassige said last night over Skype. He’s been getting a lot of messages like that lately. And just a week ago, before everyone on League of Legends subreddit seemed to hate him, nobody even knew who he was. »5/20/15 5:47pm5/20/15 5:47pm

Why People Believed A Top Hearthstone Player Was Tricking Everyone

Throughout the last week, an obsession overtook some of the Hearthstone community. Allegation after allegation started populating Reddit threads, and YouTube videos—all about a top Hearthstone player called MagicAmy. The claim? That she wasn't who she claimed to be. That the player with the handle "MagicAmy" wasn't… »2/20/15 3:00pm2/20/15 3:00pm

Why Some Dota 2 Players Are Mad At Valve Right Now

Last weekend, a special event themed after the Chinese New Year was released for Dota 2. Called "Year Beast," the new mode was so popular, that Dota 2 hit a new record for number of people playing a Steam game at the same time. But the number of players trying to get into the Year Beast proved to be one of the many… »2/16/15 3:00pm2/16/15 3:00pm