Last weekend’s summer Hearthstone championships at the new Blizzard arena in Los Angeles were filled with the kinds of moments that can shape a competitive esports scene. Not only did the tourney feature one of its first female competitors, it also raised questions about the thin line between playful animation and…
For 13 minutes, Gonzalo “Zero” Barrios’ face barely moved. It was the Grand Finals match of a Super Smash Bros. Wii U tournament, and Barrios, the best Smash player in the world, was squaring off against a formidable opponent. A few feet away, Barrios’ bodyguard kept a lookout for a man who’d threatened to be there,…
A League of Legends pro team that has played since 2011 will reportedly not participate in the coming competitive season.
Brandon “Seagull” Larned has had quite a year, going from esports player to full-time streamer and back again, all while continuing to grow a fandom of millions who love him for his easygoing demeanor and gravity-defying Pharah and Genji plays. Over the weekend, his new team, EnvyUs, swept the finals of the $100,000 Overwatch …
In the early 2000s, pro gamers had much simpler uniforms. They wore cotton hoodies and T-shirts while competing for prize pools that were in the tens of thousands of dollars, rather than the hundreds of thousands. You can see how much has changed from looking at esports jerseys.
Two unsigned, ambitious competitors shook up the competitive Super Smash Bros. 4 community last night after shutting down the game’s best player, Gonzalo “Zero” Barrios, in two fun-to-watch upsets.
Team Envyus managed to go the entire six weeks of Overwatch Contender’s first regular season undefeated, and proved it wasn’t a fluke during today’s Grand Finals at Blizzards new esports arena.
Esports organization Rogue has announced that it will part ways with its current Overwatch roster after not being named one of the inaugural teams in the Overwatch League.
The Worlds 2017 group stage continues this weekend, alongside the season play-offs for Overwatch Contenders and a ton of Counter-Strike matches.
After the winner got disqualified for cheating, Runefest 2017's 20K RuneScape tournament has named a new recipient of the prize: True Fox, the second-place finalist. Jagex, the game’s developer and tournament host, has also denied the allegations that any staff member helped the initial winner to cheat.
These are Banelings, creepy, crawly little Zergling suicide bombers, and you probably want to be careful when chasing them, especially in a pro level StarCraft match.
Pro Smash Bros. gets some big prize pools and an even bigger venue with the GameTyrant Expo 2017.
My fellow San Franciscans, the time has come to celebrate, for Shaquille O’Neal—Overwatch guru and the guy from that bad genie movie—has officially announced the roster for San Francisco’s Overwatch League squad. “The squad is stacked! These boys are ready,” screamed Michael Strahan, a man with deep ties to the …
In Puyo Puyo Tetris, it’s never over until the screen falls down.
Teamwork makes the dream work in Rocket League, and in a match between Cloud9 and Ghost in today’s championship series matches, all three members got a piece of one goal.
A last-ditch effort or just an oversight, one Dota 2 team forgot about the sixth man in every match: the creeps.
The nearly month long, biggest esporting event of the year is upon us. League of Legends teams kicked off the play-in stage earlier today with matches set to continue throughout the rest of the weekend.
A good Overwatch team composition requires balance, offense and defense, light and shadow, yin and yang. Or you can just smother your problems by throwing a bunch of meat at them.