EVO 2020 Updates Lineup After COVID-19 Forces Online Transition

While the world seems to be in a stand still because of COVID-19, other parts of the world are moving forward. Adapting to the challenges social distancing has brought, esports tournament Evolution looks to change up its yearly tournament which hosts over a thousand attendees. For the first time in its 20 year history EVO …

Opinion: League of Legends is a Game you Love and Hate

I first started playing League of Legends around the time the champion Yasuo was released. It was the first time I had ever attempted to play a MOBA(Massive Online Battle Arena). Before downloading the game I asked people online if it was a fun game and whether or not I should try it out. A …

Players angered by Blizzard’s withdrawal from Heroes of the Storm eSports events

Blizzard Entertainment has announced their decision to shut down the Heroes Global Championship, an eSports event related to the popular Heroes of the Storm yesterday and has also confirmed that developers working on the game have been transferred to other projects. “We’ve made the difficult decision to shift some developers from Heroes of the Storm …

Shadow X Team Envy Charity Party

Last week I was fortunate enough to be invited to attend the Shadow X Team Envy charity party at the Team Envy office. The event itself, benefiting the charity Extra Life, presented an opportunity for me to get some firsthand experience with one of the leading game-streaming services available. The event ended up being a …

Interview With Lumen Vera of Crescent Esports

Over the last 20 years, the rise of esports has been incredible to watch. The boom from live streaming, different games and organizations has propelled esports into mainstream video game culture. Recently, I had the opportunity to have an interview with Lumen Vera of Crescent Esports. He’s the CEO and co-founder of the organization. We sat …

The Cleveland Cavaliers Have Officially Joined Esports

Esports have been a drastically growing trend for the last decade of gaming culture. Small events such as the fighting game tournament, Evolution, has moved onto giant sports arenas full of fans of competitive games such as Street Fighter 5.  Professional sports athletes such as former Los Angeles Laker Rick Fox have become esports franchise owners proving that perhaps Esports is a viable …

Quake Champions Announced, New World Championship Dated

Bethesda is resurrecting Quake in time for a brand new world championship! Happening this year at QuakeCon, the Quake Championships will occur on August 26th with a promised one million dollar prize pool. As shown in the trailer, Bethesda is relying on the support of the community of the past 20 years to help drive …

What is Esports? The Future of Televised Entertainment

Last weekend on July 17th, the idea of how a sport is defined was drastically challenged. In one of the most controversial business decisions ever made, ESPN decided to air a video game tournament live on television. For many, it was the first time they were exposed to Esports. What is Esports? Many asks themselves …

Killer Instinct Definitive Edition and Vinyl Announced

It seems as though Killer Instinct fans have a lot to look forward to in the near future. Microsoft has just given official word via the Xbox Youtube channel that a definitive edition of the rebooted Killer Instinct fighting game will make its way to store shelves. Not only was the definitive edition of the …