While gaming may be a larger industry than movies, the only overlap has been in the form of (mostly) bad adaptations. Now, Lionsgate is getting in on the eSports theme, but don't worry, it doesn't involve any new trashy movies.
What is it about Blizzard games that have such an appeal? Are we all just nostalgic, or is there something really special about their design? Either way, they are upping their game and even giving you the opportunity to create the next Dota phenomenon.
Pro-gamers have a ridiculous amount of mental agility. To make hundreds of accurate clicks per second and all that - it's pretty impressive. Now, SteelSeries is teaming up with Tobii to bring gaze-tracking technology to the equation, and it's seriously futuristic. But it's not just for eSports - you can even use your eyes in Skyrim.
We've seen some impressive prize pools in eSports this year. All in all, it's been a good year to be a pro-athlete in eSports. Usually, the biggest money can be found in the MOBA, but now it looks like better people are looking at Starcraft, and using their weird betting currency.
Over at BlizzCon, the StarCraft 2 championships took place this weekend. As you might expect, the two finalists were Korean, as Kim "sOs" Yoo Jin took on fan favorite Jae Dong for the prize of $100k and the title of World Champion.
Last year in December, Evil Geniuses and Team Liquid joined forces to create a training facility in Seoul, South Korea. Now, less than a year later, the school has closed its doors. What does this say about Western StarCraft II?
Even though most people are using this weekend to celebrate the start of Spring, apparently we will be getting a cold front and it will feel nothing like Spring on Saturday. However, you can bundle up and brave the outside world for two cool events this Saturday.
Do you play StarCraft II? Do you want to compete against other people? Do you eat pizza? Then we have a competition for you!
Gaming tournaments generally cater to the best of the best, the gaming elite; those gamers who’re not only blessed with supernatural talent, but also the time to level up their skills to the realm of the ungodly. We’ve already told you how Deviation Gaming’s Academy will help players become better at all facets of eSports – and now they’re launching a StarCraft II tournament for those who’re good, but want to be better.
Robert Botha will face off against Silviu "NightEnD" Lazar, a Protoss player from Romania currently playing for world renowned gaming organisation Fnatic, in an officially sanctioned MSSA match at the StarCraft 2 Invitational Tournament hosted by Megarom and Internet Solutions. This match will be the Feature Match of the event which our country's twelve best players will attend an 16 March. Let's take a look at one of South Africa's most prolific StarCraft 2 player's profile.
In a gruelling Protoss versus Terran battle, Rain has secured his spot in the Major League Gaming Tournament of Champions finals.
Blizzard has confirmed the release date of StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm and detailed the Deluxe and Collector’s Editions.
Blizzard has announced that they’ll be adding Global Play in an upcoming patch in the coming months. This means that players will now be able to access game servers in other regions, expanding the possibilities for eSports.
As you can imagine, I wasn’t quite as excited to do the eSports Wrap-up today because u no love them and I’ve gotten strike two for it being the least popular and if I get strike three the team is going to make me do unspeakably horrifying things! So I just might be sealing my fate with this article, but hopefully you’ll be super awesome and help me escape this terrible doom.
Robert ‘PandaTank’ Botha has made name for himself by persevering in his StarCraft II career, taking the leap to competing internationally and putting S.A on the map of international pro gamers.