This must be one of the coolest eSports arenas we’ve seen so far. Valve’s annual Dota 2 tournament The International kicked off yesterday and they’ve built a stage that fits the $18 million total prize money.
American protoss player Arium showed us during this year’s Dreamhack Valencia how to annihilate an entire Zerg army and win a match with two protoss Immortals and a single Warp Prism.
This is a match between two pro teams NaVi and Team Kick playing on Sky Temple during the Monthly Final of the Go4Heroes Tournament. It was shared by esports veteran Khaldor. And it’s intense.
Even though we still have to wait for the second expansion, Legacy of the Void, the competitive StarCraft II scene is well and alive and had a great 2014. SC2HL's compilation is proof of that, showing the highlights of some incredible games from last year.
The West is definitely catching up to Korea not just in terms of gameplay skills and popularity, but casting, too. A fun exhibition League of Legends match between two pros at this weekend's IEM tournament in San Jose were casted by no less than six commentators. And, as you can see and hear above, this caused some…
You might think the grand finals are the hardest part of any eSport tournament, but for some players that's not the case. Korean StarCraft II player TaeJa, who—after winning 17 tough matches at Dreamhack—got defeated by the champagne bottle. He was simply unable to open it.
Siv, mostly known for his streams on Twitch in the League of Legends community, is here to guide us through their new gaming house in Holland. It is... a little bit different from those packed eSports houses in South Korea.
Recorded at the WCS Korea Qualifier by Khaldor, here's a pretty impressive first person look at StarCraft II veteran Losira, who's also one of the fastest players in eSports. And now you can see him at close range, unleashing his power.
If you ever watched livestreams of any eSports event, you might have noticed that the camera sometimes stays too long on one person in the crowd, and it can get really uncomfortable. Or it could be so terrifying and shocking that you flee immediately, like the ladies above.
The League of Legends division of Korean pro team CJ Entus chose quite an interesting way to greet the new year. Instead of doing montage videos, they have dressed up two of their pros, Madlife and Flame, as League characters Blitzcrank and Ezreal.
Russian chess grandmaster and former World Chess Champion Garry Kasparov is in Seoul to participate in a local sports fair. And since South Korea is the capital of eSports, it was inevitable for him to weigh in on League of Legends and StarCraft, which are essentially the number one rivals of chess.
Esports and StarCraft II in particular had a pretty cool and eventful year. Here's a clip, edited by YouTuber Soohyung Kim, with all the memorable matches and moments from this year's streams from MLG, the World Championship Series and other tournaments.
Some people just can't accept that a competitive video game and its world championship finals can fill up a huge sports arena. In a recent episode of HBO's Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel, where the show's panelists discussed the events of this year, League of Legends got it in the neck.
League of Legends stepped up its game as an eSport in 2013. More than 30 million people watched the World Championship finals, and it became the number one online game in many countries, including South Korea. After such a strong year, it's no surprise a video with the best moments of the season would be intense.
At the recent Tekkeg Tag Tournament Global Championship in South Korea, 13 year-old Alexander "AK" Laverez sure has remarkable skills when it comes to fighting games. The young Filipino was able to beat Japan's favorite Nobi as well as one of the top Korean player Help-Me!!
The League of Legends World Championships are in full effect, and it's so exciting some fans even go Super Saiyan after seeing their team win.
Beating the world's best StarCraft II player at this weekends Dreamhack tournament? No problem! Doing a proper traditional champagne celebration after the finals? Nope! It presented some difficulties and awkward moments for Korean terran player Liquid Taeja and Dreamhack boss Robert Ohlén—who came to help out—to open…
Crying? There's no crying in Dota 2! Well, except for The International 2013, the largest Dota 2 tournament in the world, where nearly every pro was overcome by tears—joy or sorrow—fueled by the emotion of an incredibly pumped-up crowd, as you can see in this recap video by Daniel Najarian.
As this dramatic recap footage shows above, StarCraft II and the Season 2 finals of the World Championship series took over Gamescom 2013 for the weekend. A new world champion was crowned and incredible games were played. We selected the best ones below.