This is why you always ink the side of the ramps.
Controlling the field is a core tenet of any competition. Fighting games are about the footsies, League and Dota demand good positioning, shooters like Overwatch and Counter-Strike are as much about tactically holding or taking key areas as they are shooting accuracy. At a high-level, controlling the field of play is…
Splatoon 2 has been in Switch owners’ hands for almost a full week, as squeaky-clean newcomers and grizzled ink veterans alike have been tearing through countless turf wars. While the battles rage on, we wanted to chat with some top-level players to get their assessment of the sequel: What’s the best tool for inking?…
Overwatch’s 3 vs. 3 Elimination mode, out since November, turns on its head everything we know about team composition. Heroes beloved in 6 vs. 6 Quick Play and Competitive modes, like Lucio and Torbjorn, are damn near useless in 3 vs. 3, where your priorities are a bit different.
Overwatch player Evermore is a one-man apocalypse. It’s not an overstatement—he’s the top-ranked Overwatch player, and, somehow, he got there with Roadhog. Evermore’s sitting pretty with a capped 5,000 skill rating he reached just hours after Season 3 launched.
Years of Puzzle Quest, Candy Crush Saga and Bejeweled have all been preparing me for this moment. Now is my time to dominate. To stand over the battered and broken gems of my enemies in Force of Elements.
When we talk about a franchise as popular as Halo, sometimes the numbers get so big as to grossly outsize human comprehension. Today, Microsoft announced that the tentpole franchise has sold more than 60 million copies to date, and that people have put in over 6 billion hours into the online modes.
A player's mettle isn't tested solely by his or her ability to press buttons in the right way, at the right time. When playing against another person, skill is only part of the performance—nevermind when playing with an audience present.
As the first season of competition comes to a close, League of Legends developer Riot Games celebrates by dropping some incredibly impressive player statistics for the free-to-play online action strategy title enjoyed by more than 1.4 million players a day.