In an unprecedented move, Riot Games has booted a professional League of Legends team owner from participating in its own championship series until 2017. The surprisingly harsh ban is punishment for the man trying to scoop up players from rival teams in the middle of the current LCS 2015 season. »
When Riot Games said that it was suspending the coach of the European League of Legends team Copenhagen Wolves, it seemed like the team had managed to survive its brush with a major eSports scandal. But two high-profile departures this week and a series of leaked documents show the team is still reeling. »
Korean Jang Min-chul (a.k.a. MC) is one of the most consistent pro players in StarCraft II. Make that was, because he announced on Twitter that he’s retiring. He’s not just skilled, but has been a very entertaining personality (a rare thing to have in esports). So, this announcement is a quite the shock. »
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. »
Have ever wondered what would happen if a pro gamer suddenly left a match to go to the toilet? This, it seems. »
Brian “BananaSlamJamma” Canavan has two options: master DOTA 2 and follow his dream, or finish out his degree in biomedical engineering and help the world. He can’t do both.
Burnt out and tired of playing for a losing team, professional League of Legends player Austin “Link” Shin announced last night that he was leaving the game. He did so in a bombastic way: writing an 18-page screed that called out nearly all his former teammates, coaches, and ultimately the game itself.
Heroes of the Storm’ first international tournament, “The Road To Blizzcon,” is kicking off later this month, Blizzard announced this morning. Regional tournaments starting in late May will decide which 8 Heroes teams will make it to the finals held at Blizzcon this November. Prize pool is $1.2 million. »
The Daily Dot revealed yesterday that rockstar Swedish League of Legends player Martin “Rekkles” Larsson is joining the European pro team Fnatic. Transers happen all the time in eSports, of course. What made this one interesting was that Rekkles had just left Fnatic last November. The prodigal son returns!
Holding an online tournament requiring teams form parties to play against each other only works if the teams can form parties, and so the first round of ESL’s Halo Championship Series Open bracket was canceled over the weekend. »