eSports Tag

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 27 Feb 2015

I gave my review of Evolve and I still stand by my thought that it's an awesome game when you play with a bunch of cool friends, and otherwise it just doesn't have the same charm. However, eSports is all about teamwork and these guys really know how to cooperate and make the most of the game. Now they can show what it's all about at PAX East.

Posted by Craig Guild - 27 Feb 2015

Tonight we host the finals of the Lazygamer Advanced Warfare tournament and I hope you are going to join us in the stream (Click here for the link) to watch because if these matches are anything like the semi finals were on Wednesday, it’s going to be a cracker. The first match will be the 3rd and 4th place between ExiLe Gaming vs Snow Gaming at 20:00 CAT and the 1st place finals Insane Gaming vs eN F34R will be at 21:00 CAT. For those that didn’t join us, here is a rundown/recap on how hotly contested the matches were.

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 27 Feb 2015

If I had a nickel for every time I heard someone accuse a male eSports pro of actually being a woman, I'd have... no nickels. Unfortunately, as soon as a woman climbs the ranks of eSports, speculation starts about if she really has those skills. The latest bit of internet harassment has driven a female eSports pro to leave the industry.

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 25 Feb 2015

In a world of ever-increasing prize pools, the Electronic Sports League (ESL) is determined to stay relevant. They are announcing a bunch of tournaments this year that will get a lot of attention thanks to some impressive prizes - while Dota has the top spot, even CS: GO is nothing to sneeze at.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 24 Feb 2015

There’s some big money in competitive gaming these days. With some tournaments offering tens of thousands of dollars for a weekend of stretching your mouse fingers, there’s bound to be a few chancers as well. And while injecting human growth hormone into your thumbs has yet to be outlawed in the eSports scene, there most certainly is an opportunity for cheaters to hack a tournament with some illicit software. It’s not always easy to catch the culprits. But this new piece of tech may just help even the odds.

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 18 Feb 2015

eSports is a big deal. Its following is increasing which makes sense considering the growth in game streaming in general as well - people want to watch their favourite games and players together, and have a side chat with both the streamers and other fans. The eSports market is already worth $194 million per year, but it's set to more than double by 2017.

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 11 Feb 2015

In a move that made locals rather displeased, Activision and Major League Gaming excluded South Africa from the Call of Duty Championships this year. The reasons for this decision were still never made public, so we can all assume it's for whatever reason we choose to believe. However, people can still attend if they so wish, as spectators.

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 04 Feb 2015

You may or may not have known that Dota started as a mod for Warcraft III (That mod itself being based on a Starcraft map). However, the development from popular mod into full fledged game is more complicated than you might imagine - as is the growth into a full fledged eSport.

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 04 Feb 2015

I already get upset when I hear about all-female tournaments. They are fine as an added component of a tournament series, but I worry that they will marginalize women more than they will uplift them. However, this latest Garena tournament out of the Philippines has instituted such a disgusting policy that even Riot is horrified.

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 30 Jan 2015

I only really tune in for major eSports tournaments. I know that's a bad thing, but I do the same for most sports - it just doesn't interest me to watch unless there's a lot on the line. However, this could be damaging the eSports industry according to a variety of insiders.

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 29 Jan 2015

The Do Gaming League is the biggest thing in local eSports. Other players are coming onto the local scene, but the DGL has the most experience and prestige in the country. Entries for the summer leg are closed, so how many people are hoping to be the next eSport professionals?

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 26 Jan 2015

HTC is a bit of a strange brand to me. They make some cool things, like their incredible smartphones, but locally they just aren't as present or visible. That might be changing, though, as they are jumping into the world of eSports, and teasing upcoming products for home entertainment.

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 26 Jan 2015

eSports has been breaking out of its niche market and going mainstream. The sports themselves are broadcast on ESPN in the states and generally grabbing more attention. Now Disney is jumping on the bandwagon in the weirdest way.

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 22 Jan 2015

League of Legends is the biggest eSports game in the world, as well as the most popular MOBA. No, the championships don't have the ridiculous prize pools of Dota. And thanks to a confusing schedule leaving up to the finals, I honestly don't get as interested in it as The International. However, it's returning to Europe and might recapture my imagination.

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 21 Jan 2015

While we're excited to be organizing our first ever COD tournament, other people have been in the tournament organizing game for a lot longer. Semper Vincemus Gaming (SVG) is one such organizer, and their local tournament sounds really awesome. There's even a cool local reason that you should watch the games.