Riot Games has shifted the scholarship prize pool for their uLoL Campus Series, and some collegiate League of Legends players aren’t happy. When Riot announced the 2017 season of uLoL back in September 2016, a new bracket stage had been added with its own set of scholarship prize pools. An $8,000 scholarship
Say goodbye to Hearthstone as we know it, because the Year of the Mammoth is about to change everything. Blizzard announced on Wednesday that they wouldn’t just be cycling out three expansions in the new year, but six of the most-played Classic cards as well. Despite previous implications, six Classic
Poland is a beautiful and friendly country, but rather far away from the U.S. If you want to experience the excitement of a live esports event like IEM Katowice, then, normally it’s relegated to the flat screen of a computer monitor.
William “Meteos” Hartman will be taking the NA LCS stage once again, but this time not for Cloud9, the team that made him famous. In their Week 5 matches, Phoenix1 will be fielding the jungler in their starting lineup. Meteos came to prominence during the 2013 season with his farm-heavy jungle style
When Blizzard announced the format change to Hearthstone’s Standard and Wild last year, one thing was promised to remain consistent: Classic cards would always be available to players. Six Classic cards will be cycling out of play come the first expansion of The Year of the Mammoth (also known as 2017
Plays.tv, the game recording platform headed up by legendary Quake player Dennis “Thresh” Fong, has gone independent and raised $15 million in funding as a startup, the company announced Thursday. Previously operating as a part of Raptr, Plays.tv has become a go-to option for esports players who are
Last month, a curious new mod for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive popped up on Steam. Classic Offensive aimed (get it?) to recreate the feel of Counter-Strike 1.6 within the engine of its updated version.
Pirates have been running wild in Hearthstone for too long, and Blizzard is finally doing something about it. In the upcoming Patch 7.1, two of the biggest culprits in the all-encompassing aggro meta will be taking hits: Small-Time Buccaneer and Spirit Claws. Also on the chopping block is the Buccaneer
After Cloud9 dropped out of the 2016 IEM Katowice tournament, ESL had to find a quick replacement for the North American roster. As it turns out, G2 Esports is the answer to their prayers. G2 currently holds the top spot over in the European LCS with a 6-0 record and are considered by many to be the
After controversy surrounding Henrik “Froggen” Hansen’s claims that NA LCS teams were reluctant to scrim Echo Fox, the Rick Fox-owned team is back to getting requests, says jungler Matthew “Akaadian” Higginbotham in a vlog released on February 2 (just a day after the Froggen interview was released).
Effectively a way to go back to a specific game state, Chronobreak records every player input for the entirety of a game, allowing Riot to return to a moment in time if a bug is detected. This is the first time that Chronobreak has been used in public. The ability to save game states has been a longtime
Carbon Entertainment has announced the next North American Overwatch tournament in the Carbon Series. Featuring six North American teams, the five-week tournament will start February 20 and culminate in a four-team playoff March 25-26. Immortals is coming off a first-place finish at the Overwatch Winter
In a quarterly Activision Blizzard earnings call, Blizzard president and co-founder Mike Morhaime discussed the future of the Overwatch League, which launches later this year. Originally announced at BlizzCon 2016, the Overwatch League will feature city-based teams, each of which will have a secure
Cloud9’s League of Legends roster is dropping out of IEM Katowice in order to “focus entirely on maintaining their undefeated record” in the 2017 NA LCS Spring Split.
Delaware North, the parent company of National Hockey League team Boston Bruins, has announced a “strategic partnership” with multi-esports organization Splyce. Delaware North is a food service and hospitality company that owns TD Garden, the arena that hosts Boston Bruins home games, as well as concerts
Look, it’s esports! On primetime TV! Who would have thought? Primetime TV shows aren’t exactly known for their authentic representations of video game or esports culture. It portrayed Titanfall (the first one) as the biggest game in the world, with 70 million viewers and a $3 million tournament.
Riot Games has announced the locations of the two biggest international League of Legends tournaments of the year the 2017 League of Legends World Championship will be held in China, while the 2017 Mid-Season Invitational will be held in Brazil. Starting April 28, MSI will feature a play-in stage at
Just three weeks into the 2017 EU LCS season, League of Legends teams unhappy with their performances are starting to make changes. The latest in the train of substitutions is Team Vitality, who is benching support Ha “Hachani” Seung-chan. Vitality is currently sporting a 1-3 match record, a far cry
Take a good, hard look at the competitive League of Legends meta because it’s about to get a kick right out the door. League of Legends Patch 7.3 is nerfing a massive chunk of the current crop of meta champions with the aim of bringing the power level of some of these must-picks to a more reasonable
Maurice “Amazing” Stückenschneider will be stepping down from the starting League of Legends Fnatic roster for EU LCS Weeks 4 and 5, the organization announced today. Fnatic has been touting their committal to a 10-man roster for the 2017 season, but this is the first time that they’ve used one of their
Will Hearthstone be taking us back to Un’Goro? Video game voice actor Lani Minella’s resume has something very interesting on it, as Polygon reports. Deep within her credits list is the name Hearthstone: Lost Secrets of Un’Goro, which could be the name of the next expansion for Blizzard’s collectible
Something weird is going on in the League of Legends top lane. Where the 2016 World Championship was the tournament of AP Kennen, a new build is emerging for the Heart of the Tempest. AD/attack speed Kennen has been making his presence known throughout the world.