September 28, 2019

Overwatch team Philadelphia Fusion reveal new $50 million arena

Philadelphia Fusion and its partners finally broke ground on their amazing esports venue, the Fusion Arena. The $50 million project is set to open in 2021. Yesterday, while ground was broken inside the Philadelphia Sports Complex, Fusion released a teaser trailer showing the world the extravagant future home of the team. This is our house. […]

September 27, 2019

Dota Plus Autumn Update

Players have patiently been waiting for Dota 2’s newest update. With the arrival of this new update, the TI9 Battle pass is finally over. Dota Plus Autumn Update – Today’s patch brings a few features to Dota Plus in the wake of the Battle Pass season.https://t.co/y5MkMAOuGt #Dota2 #DotaPlus pic.twitter.com/L3gzLz5K55 — DOTA 2 (@DOTA2) September 26, […]

Bad Moon talent pool growing

In the beginning of September, former Call of Duty coach Brice Faccento and Andrew Drake announced the launch of their joint management venture, Bad Moon Talent. Faccento and Drake set out to manage the top prospects in esports. Prospects include players and broadcasters alike, in order to best represent players and talent in the esports […]

Three game modes Rocket League needs

Rocket League is a game full of experimentation. There has been Hoops, Snow Day, Rumble and Dropshot added among other modes. With there being so many creative ways to play the game, it seems only fitting for Psyonix developers to add a few more. With the aforementioned Hoops and Snow Day, it seems like they […]

Evil Geniuses acquire LCS slot from Echo Fox

Evil Geniuses have purchased Echo Fox’s League of Legends Championship Series slot after months of internal talks. EG will return to professional LoL for the first time since September 2014. You saw that right — Evil Geniuses will be returning to the North American LCS (@LCSOfficial) for the 2020 Season. It’s been a hell of […]

September 26, 2019

CS:GO Evil Geniuses sign NRG roster

Evil Geniuses will pick up the current NRG CS:GO roster according to a report by esports journalist DeKay. The North American organization, despite their rich history in Counter-Strike, did not field a CS:GO roster. According to DeKay’s report, Evil Geniuses play at the upcoming ESL One New York with their CS:GO roster. With many big […]

Taiwanese LMS to merge with LST 2020

Riot Games and Garena have come to the agreement to merge the Taiwanese League of Legends Master Series (LMS) with the League of Legends Southeast Asia Tour (LST). League ending forges new beginnings The League of Legends Philippines Facebook page stated that a new 10-team league will be launched in 2020. Their goal is to […]

Riot announces competitive TFT for 2020

Teamfight Tactics, the new League of Legends game mode, received some criticism from the community recently. Many content creators worry for the future of the promising game, seeing viewership statistics drop rapidly after the first month. Viewership of the game dropped 40 percent in just 14 days. Despite these drops, prominent organizations such as Cloud9, […]

Activision-Bizzard locks in 12 teams for Call of Duty League

Activision-Blizzard has announced new information regarding their new format for the Call of Duty League. The league will cap out at 12 teams for their inaugural 2020 season, and the season will start in the home team’s markets in the early stages of 2020. It’s a 🔒at 12. https://t.co/RYSccWQgl8 — Xav de Matos (@Xav) September […]

Overwatch patch 1.41: Sigma nerfed, Dive buffed

Overwatch released a new patch to their public test servers this Tuesday. The patch included a vast amount of hero changes and needed bug fixes. Many of the changes are directed at addressing community outcry against the current double barrier meta. Shield meta damaged, but not broken: Adding Sigma to high-level play has resulted in […]

September 25, 2019

Australian authorities investigate esports corruption

Sydney, Australia—ABC News has reported that Victoria Police are pursuing multiple esports related criminal investigations. One of the most shocking allegations is what the Victoria Police Sporting Integrity Intelligence Unit has uncovered. The Intelligence unit received information that the owner of an Australian Overwatch Contenders team may have ties to organized crime. Possible match-fixing shatters integrity […]

Why CS:GO needs a franchise system

CS:GO is one of the only large esports to have not embraced a franchise system for its competitive circuit. Valve should take an active role in the management of the CS:GO calendar year. The role change would help the overall development of the esports scene. Despite Valve’s lack of involvement, CS:GO continues to grow at […]

Top three teams to watch at ESL One New York

ESL One New York starts up in just a few days, and many of the eight participating teams come in with high hopes. Half of them also have changed their roster in the past month since the Berlin Major. This is the second tournament of the Intel Grand Slam Season 3.Many of the strongest teams […]

Pick’ems returning to Worlds 2019

After massive success in Season Eight, Pick’ems make a triumphant return for Worlds 2019. Visit pickem.lolesports.com on October 9 to get started. Pick’ems go live before the start of Group Stage on October 9, and prior to Knockout Stage, starting on October 21. Pick’ems require completion before the start of each corresponding event. Players finding […]

September 24, 2019

Parent company OverActive Media to shut down Splyce

The Splyce brand has been a key contributor in esports for years. They’re based in New York and have teams competing in all branches of esports from Call of Duty and Overwatch to League of Legends and Starcraft 2. They’ll also be shut down by their parent company OverActive Media come December, according to Richard […]

Everything you need to know about Dota 2 Summit 11

As the Dota Pro Circuit season starts, along with the commencement of the year comes the announcement of its starting tournament. After the eventual Qualifiers this coming October. Approaches the first tournament of the season, which is Summit 11. Hosted by Beyond the Summit, the tournament will be the first minor of the season. It […]

The Top 3 Dota 2 Currently Available Free Agents

After the end of 2018-2019 Dota 2 Pro Circuit, the TI9 shuffle period started immediately. Some few critical Dota 2 roster changes took place. However, a few superstar Dota 2 free agents are searching for their next teams. The three include MATUMBAMAN , sumaiL, and s4. Lasse “MATUMBAMAN/Matu” Aukusti  Most people know MATUMBAMAN for significant […]

Dignitas back in professional CS:GO?

Just as fans calm down from the news of 100 Thieves competing in CS:GO soon, another organization announces their intentions of competing. Dignitas has announced the news with an awesome video on Twitter. Calling all top #CSGO teams and players. We’re about to change the game. Let’s GO! pic.twitter.com/PTDoEA6fg3 — Dignitas (@dignitas) September 18, 2019 […]

Nintendo UK teams up with NSE for Smash Bros. University Championship

LONDON — Nintendo UK has announced a partnership with National Student Esports (NSE). The new partnership will officially launch the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate University Championship. NSE is also partnered with British Universities and Colleges Sport, the governing body for university sports in the UK, and supports the growth of esports throughout higher education. “There […]

September 23, 2019

Louis Vuitton and Riot Games partner starting with Worlds

Riot Games and Louis Vuitton have announced a partnership in advance of the 2019 World Championship. While the exact details of what the partnership will entail remains a mystery, we already know a few things that they will be doing. Louis Vuitton is a respected clothing brand that has sponsored sporting events in the past […]