It’s a good time to be a support main. With League of Legends Patch 7.12 out Wednesday, a slew of support items are seeing changes to make them more powerful in specific champions’ inventories. Locket of the Iron Solari’s active shield now prevents less base damage but scales more with the caster’s
During Microsoft’s E3 press conference, something happened that caused the entirety of the esports community to issue a collective red card. Say it with me, developers: My unreleased game is not an esport. Developers consistently present their upcoming competitive multiplayer games as esports, neglecting
Anime fans got pumped Sunday when Dragon Ball Fighter Z was revealed at Microsoft’s E3 press conference. Despite a lack of gameplay footage, the concept of an actually good DBZ fighting game was enough to get people hyped up.
When Riot Games revealed the SK Telecom T1 2015 League of Legends World Championship skins, fans weren’t very happy. The skins were seen as relatively basic, not worthy of SKT’s dominance during the team’s run at its second World Championship in three years.
Longtime captain of Alliance Jonathan “Loda” Berg has stepped down from the organization’s Dota 2 roster for the remainder of the season, citing a need to take a “break” from competitive play. In a statement sent to Yahoo Esports, Loda laid out his reasoning for stepping down. “It has been a hard year
When Hearthstone’s closed beta came out in 2013, my craving for a collectible card game led me into Blizzard’s waiting arms. Now, in 2017, Hearthstone is one of the biggest esports in the world. Magic: The Gathering, despite its 23-year history and enormous fan base, struggles to establish itself as
The second season of the second year of Rainbow Six Pro League will be kicking off on Monday, June 12 with the first matches in the North American region, Ubisoft announced today.
Riot Games has announced that the North American Challenger Series will be moving to a best-of-3 format for the 2017 Summer Split. Previously, Challenger Series teams played two best-of-2 matches back-to-back every week. In the announcement, Riot also laid out the streaming schedule for the matches
Think you can take on the Gods of Super Smash Bros. Melee? Red Bull is going to let you test that theory at Smash Gods and Gatekeepers, a newly announced amateur vs. pros tournament to take place in Los Angeles from September 2-3. The format works like this: Amateur players will play in a double elimination
After more than a decade with the team, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive player Stephanie “missharvey” Harvey has made her departure from CLG Red, the organization announced Wednesday. Then called Ubinited (and before that SK Gaming’s SK Ladies), her team was the best female Counter-Strike team in the
One of the all-time classic video game sponsors has reared its head once again. According to a press release from Team Dignitas, Mountain Dew has signed a partnership deal with Splyce, SK Gaming, and Team Dignitas.
Twitch has announced it will be hosting E3 Arena, a T-Mobile sponsored fighting game tournament featuring Street Fighter V, Tekken 7, and Injustice 2. The event will be held from Junge 13-15 in the outdoor space of LA Live, a short walk from the Los Angeles Convention Center, where E3 2017 will be held
Team Dignitas has announced their starting North American League Championship Series roster for the first week of the 2017 Summer Split.
Echo Fox isn’t letting memes be dreams. On Thursday, the organization announced the signing of a League of Legends North American Challenger Series roster that is filled with…well, at least they’re popular. It’s worth noting that each of these guys has a popular streaming presence, with Imaqtpie being
In an announcement made on Thursday, the North American org stated that it would be “taking a leave of absence” from competitive play in Blizzard’s class-based shooter. Said the statement, “As it stands today, we do not have any plans on creating a new roster and thus will be taking a leave of absence
Diablo III: Reaper of Souls’ final boss is coming to Heroes of the Storm. On Thursday, Blizzard revealed Malthael on the official HotS website, showing off his abilities. Malthael’s Hero Trait is Reaper’s Mark, which applies a debuff that deals damage over time and allows him to follow up with other
Nintendo’s two new competitive Switch games ARMS and Splatoon 2 are getting their first esports appearances at a pair of tournaments to be held at E3, the premier video game industry trade show. The Splatoon 2 tournament will feature four teams: Deadbeat from the United States, Dynameu from Japan, Rising
This morning, Riot Games announced that they would be implementing a “permanent partnership” system for the NA LCS starting with the 2018 season. You can read up on the full changes, but in short, the system will effectively create (mostly) permanent placements within the league, with revenue sharing
Riot Games has been rolling out the reworks for outdated and out-of-meta League of Legends champions at a rapid clip as of late. This time around, Patch 7.11 is taking aim at three problematic characters: Rek’Sai, Kindred, and Malzahar. Rek’Sai is getting the biggest tweaks of the trio.
Rejoice, League of Legends players, for the long-maligned Runes and Masteries systems are about to get reworked – and a whole lot freer. In a Riot Pls video, League of Legends lead producer “New001” detailed what the developer is calling “Runes Reforged,” the new pre-match customization system coming
Something is going on in the Overwatch universe. In a new teaser from Blizzard, a series of emails from characters on the Moon discuss an issue with newly genetically modified gorillas that are being experimented on. If the speculation is to be believed, Hammond could be the 25th hero to join the Overwatch
With no rules and no sponsors to tell them their ideas are bad, amateur teams will take full advantage and name themselves something incredibly stupid. Among the teams like Cloud9, Counter Logic Gaming, and Misfits doing their best to take Blizzard’s developmental league seriously, there are dozens
Team SoloMid has announced that they’ve transferred League of Legends AD carry player Jason “WildTurtle” Tran to FlyQuest. Said WildTurtle of the transfer, “I’ve spent most of my career on TSM now and I’m extremely thankful for all the experiences I’ve had with Andy and the rest of the team. WildTurtle
The full changes coming in the new Capcom Fighter’s Network update to Street Fighter V have been detailed in a blog on Capcom’s official site. The update, which was delayed from its original date to May 30, will also be bringing a handful of balance changes to the game, including tweaks to Balrog’s
The Professional Esports Association (PEA) has announced two new members via Twitter on Thursday. Team Dignitas and Misfits have both joined up with the North American collective.