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Call of Duty: The Short, But Eventful Odyssey of the Rampart-17

Call of Duty: The Short, But Eventful Odyssey of the Rampart-17

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The Meta. Every esport relies on a precise balance of weapons, heroes/specialists, and roles. This balance, however, is fickle. Each game patch may present minor changes to specific game mechanics or variables, but those small changes in the hands of a professional player can become paradigm-altering. Some meta-changes happen overnight, via developer updates, and some […]


The Closed Qualifiers for Dota PIT Minor Have Started

The Closed Qualifiers for Dota PIT Minor Have Started

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The OGA Dota Pit Minor 2019 will be the third Minor of 2019. Eight of the best teams in the world will fight for that $300,000 prize pool as well as DPC points which are needed to qualify for TI 9. The main event will take place at the Spaladium Arena in Split, Croatia from […]


CSGO News: Cloud9 officially adds CajunB

CSGO News: Cloud9 officially adds CajunB

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North American organization Cloud9 has officially announced the addition of René “cajunb” Borg to their Counterstrike: Global Offensive roster. Cloud9 Adds CajunB Following rumors of his addition earlier in the week, Cloud9 has officially added René “cajunb” Borg to their Counterstrike: Global Offensive roster ahead of the team’s appearance at Blast Pro Series Miami. Please […]


EUnited adds Call of Duty Veteran Faccento as Coach, replacing Saintt

EUnited adds Call of Duty Veteran Faccento as Coach, replacing Saintt

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After a disappointing top-16 showing at CWL Fort Worth (which followed a strong second place finish at CWL Las Vegas), EUnited have made a second change to their Call of Duty team, replacing their long-time coach, Brian “Saintt” Baroska with Brice “Faccento” Faccento via a statement of the team’s website. Why Now? Immediately after the […]


CS:GO News: Team LDLC releases Counterstrike Roster

CS:GO News: Team LDLC releases Counterstrike Roster

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French organization Team LDLC has released its Counterstrike: Global Offensive squad, according to a Twitter post from the team’s official account. Team LDLC, a long-running organization in the Counterstrike: Global Offensive scene, announced today the release of its roster.  Judging by the tweet, it does not seem as though LDLC is looking to exit the Counterstrike […]


Dota 2: MDL Disneyland Paris Major – 15 Teams Are Set

Dota 2: MDL Disneyland Paris Major – 15 Teams Are Set

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The qualifiers for one of the most exciting events of the year are finally over. There is only one slot left for this tournament, and it will go to the champion of OGA Dota Pit Minor 2019, which will take place in roughly three weeks. Let’s take a look at the teams that qualified for […]


Clash Royale League: China Spring 2019 – Week 2

Clash Royale League: China Spring 2019 – Week 2

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Another week concludes and the storylines that emerged during Week 1 continue to develop. Newbee Newbee continue their streak and remain undefeated, sitting at first place with four wins. The team has been dominant in 1v1 sets with Peas (the #1 ranked player according to our rankings) anchoring the team as well as Xun and […]



Black Ops 4’s New Blackout Map, Alcatraz, Out April 2nd on PS4

Black Ops 4’s New Blackout Map, Alcatraz, Out April 2nd on PS4

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Call of Duty Black Ops 4 developer Treyarch revealed a brand new Blackout map today called Alcatraz. Blackout’s New Map is called Alcatraz Blackout is getting a new map, and it looks like it isn’t an April Fools Joke! Unlike previously thought, Alcatraz will be an entirely new play space for Blackout and not just […]


CS:GO News: Vega Squadron add Seized and Scoobyxie

CS:GO News: Vega Squadron add Seized and Scoobyxie

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Vega Squadron officially announced that the team has added Denis “seized” Kostin and Alexander “scoobyxie” Marynych to their Counterstrike: Global Offensive roster. CIS organization Vega Squadron has announced the signings of Denis “seized” Kostin and Alexander “scoobyxie” Marynych to their Counterstrike: Global Offensive roster today. The move comes after a hectic early 2019 for the […]



CSGO News: Cloud9 Releases KioShiMa, Eyes Cajunb

CSGO News: Cloud9 Releases KioShiMa, Eyes Cajunb

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Cloud9 Overhaul Continues Cloud9 is reportedly in talks with René “cajunb” Borg to replace rifler Fabien “kioShiMa” Fiey according to a report from Dexerto. North American organization Cloud9 is eyeing Danish Rifler and former OpTic Gaming Pro René “cajunb” Borg as a replacement for Fabien “kioShiMa” Fiey, per a report from Dexerto. Surprisingly, the report […]


CSGO News: Renegades over MiBR at StarSeries S7

CSGO News: Renegades over MiBR at StarSeries S7

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MiBR lost 2-1 to Renegades today at Star Series i-League Season 7. Previously, MiBR took down Panda Gaming 2-0. For their part, Renegades defeated TYLOO 2-0 earlier in the tournament. Gabriel “Fallen” Toldeo and company’s Counterstrike troubles continued today, as the legendary roster dropped a best of three series against the Australian powerhouse Renegades. While MiBR […]


LCS Playoff Preview: Team SoloMid vs Echo Fox

LCS Playoff Preview: Team SoloMid vs Echo Fox

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Echo Fox is looking to take down the three top teams of the LCS. Firstly they face TSM in the final quarterfinal match of the LCS playoffs. TSM wants to shake off their 2018 woes, once and for all, and have a chance to go to the finals for the first time since 2017 Summer. […]


Dota 2 Player Profile: Maybe – The Legendary Chinese Mid

Dota 2 Player Profile: Maybe – The Legendary Chinese Mid

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One of the most iconic Chinese players of all time has to be Lu ’Maybe’ Yao. He has been one of the top players in the world since the early days of DotA. Yesterday it was announced that Maybe would be returning to Dota 2 with PSG.LGD. Let’s take a look at Maybe’s career to […]


LCS Playoff Preview: FlyQuest vs Golden Guardians

LCS Playoff Preview: FlyQuest vs Golden Guardians

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Golden Guardians accomplished what many hoped of them at the beginning of the split of making their first playoff appearance in team history. Even though they struggled to do so, they will be able to prove that they belong in the top six teams when they face FlyQuest on Saturday at 4:00 PM ET. FlyQuest […]


Dota 2 News: Maybe is Back With PSG.LGD

Dota 2 News: Maybe is Back With PSG.LGD

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LGD has just revealed through an Instagram post that Lu “Somnus丶M” Yao, also known as Maybe, is finally back on their active roster. His return means that LGD will part ways with XM, who filled-in during his absence. According to sources, Maybe decided to take some time off from the game in order to “adjust” […]


ESPN’s Collegiate Esports Championship: Episode 1

ESPN’s Collegiate Esports Championship: Episode 1

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ESPN’s debut episode of Collegiate Esports Championship Countdown just finished up. You can watch the entire episode below. The episode aired live on ESPN3, Twitch, YouTube, and Twitter. Upcoming episodes will air Friday’s at 9 pm EST. The hosts of the show are Alex “Goldenboy” Mendez and LeTigress. In May we will see the first […]



CoD: Luminosity Gaming Take Top Prize in Blackout After Dark

CoD: Luminosity Gaming Take Top Prize in Blackout After Dark

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The Blackout tournament that happened today, dubbed After Dark, has just concluded, and Luminosity Gaming has emerged triumphant! They walk away with the lion’s share of the prize pool, which totaled $20,000. Luminosity Gaming’s four-man squad had the most first-place finishes in each Blackout session, which combined with their other statistics, earned them a total […]



Dota 2 News: Ferrari_430 Joins EHOME

Dota 2 News: Ferrari_430 Joins EHOME

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After several months of various roster shuffles, EHOME has finally announced their final five-man roster. This roster will help them on their way to the MDL Disneyland Paris Major. EHOME’s Current Roster Yang “END” Pu Luo “Ferrari_430” Feichi Zhang “xiao8” Ning Zhao “XinQ” Zixing Zhang “y” Yiping Farewell Ferrari_430! After discussion with the player and […]




Dafran is Leaving The Overwatch League

Dafran is Leaving The Overwatch League

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Overwatch Pro and Popular Streamer Daniel ‘Dafran’ Francesca has just announced he is leaving the Overwatch League. His Atlanta Reign were the 5th seed in the recent Stage 1 Playoffs. The Reign were defeated in the first round by the Philadelphia Fusion. This is a huge loss for the Reign as Dafran was one of […]


AMD Sapphire DOTA PIT Minor Open Qualifiers Are Starting Soon

AMD Sapphire DOTA PIT Minor Open Qualifiers Are Starting Soon

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The last couple of weeks have been full of high-quality Dota 2 games; from StarLadder’s Minor to DreamLeagues Season 11 Major, the level of play has been incredible. Now, alongside the qualifications for the MDL Paris Major, the open qualifiers for DotaPit are also starting in just a few days from now. Open Qualifiers for […]


ESTNN Esports News Brief: March 20– 27, 2019

ESTNN Esports News Brief: March 20– 27, 2019

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Welcome to the ESTNN Weekly Brief! Here’s your rundown of all the esports news for the past week on March 27th. We’ve got tons of news ranging from League of Legends Playoff brackets, Overwatch PTR patches, and new Auto Chess heroes. Let’s jump right in! League of Legends   Playoffs are imminent in both the […]



MDL Disneyland Paris Major Qualifiers Preview

MDL Disneyland Paris Major Qualifiers Preview

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The DreamLeague Season 11 Major has just finished over the weekend, and Vici Gaming managed to grab the trophy. Now it is time to focus on the next big tournament on the radar – the MDL Disneyland Paris Major. The qualifiers for arguably the most anticipated Major of this years’ Pro Circuit kick off tomorrow, […]


Lessons We Learned from Stage 1 of Overwatch League Season 2

Lessons We Learned from Stage 1 of Overwatch League Season 2

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Welcome to ESTNN’s Lessons Learned from Stage 1 of this year’s Overwatch League! With the first stage of the Overwatch League’s second annual season over and done with, The Vancouver Titans took home the trophy with a hard-fought victory in against the San Francisco Shock. Not a bad way to end your first season in […]


GameStop Partners with Major Esports Brands

GameStop Partners with Major Esports Brands

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Gamestop announced a partnership this week with Infinite Esports (owners of OpTic Gaming and the Houston Outlaws), CompLexity, and Envy Gaming (owners of Team Envy and the Dallas Fuel). The sponsorship includes a series of gaming classes and clinics for gamers at Gamestop locations over the next year. GameStop announced a major partnership today with […]


New Heroes Coming to Dota 2 Auto Chess

New Heroes Coming to Dota 2 Auto Chess

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Drodostudio, the devs of Auto Chess, revealed today that two additional heroes will make their way to the most popular arcade game in Dota 2. The names of the new heroes have been released or leaked yet, but, judging by the picture, it is possible that these two heroes are Zeus and Mars. There is […]


CoD Pro League Recap: Day 1, Week 1, Cross-Division Play

CoD Pro League Recap: Day 1, Week 1, Cross-Division Play

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Cross-division play promised us some scintillating games, and Day 1 of it did not disappoint at all! Three out of the four matches played went all the way to a Game 5, with two of them being reverse sweeps. Overview First, Team Heretics showed signs of faltering from their Fort Worth performance suffering a defeat […]


Dota 2: Top Picks and Bans at DreamLeague Season 11

Dota 2: Top Picks and Bans at DreamLeague Season 11

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DreamLeague Season 11 Major is over and Vici Gaming are the champions. As the dust settles, it’s time to take a look at some of the most popular heroes from the tournament. You should keep in mind that literally on the same day, a new patch was released – 7.21d. This means that some of […]



IEM Sydney Invites Finalized with the addition of Fnatic

IEM Sydney Invites Finalized with the addition of Fnatic

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One of IEM’s flagship tournaments, Intel Extreme Masters Sydney, has finalized the invited list of teams in attendance with the addition of Fnatic. We now know the majority of teams that will attend IEM Sydney. Fnatic joins twelve other teams that have either received invites or qualified for the tournament, including Team Liquid, Mousesports, FaZe, […]


CSGO News: Cloud9 adds ex-Ghost Gaming Rifler “vice”

CSGO News: Cloud9 adds ex-Ghost Gaming Rifler “vice”

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The Cloud9 carousel continues as the North American organization picks up Daniel “vice” Kim as a trial player. Cloud9 has decided to trial former Ghost Gaming rifler Daniel “vice” Kim for their Counterstrike: Global Offensive Lineup. After the departure of Robin “flusha” Rönnquist and Jordan “Zellsis” Montemurro, the team was left with spots to fill. […]


Clash Royale League: China Spring 2019 – Week 1

Clash Royale League: China Spring 2019 – Week 1

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The first week of Clash Royale League (CRL) China’s Spring Season has concluded this weekend with a total of six matches. Things kicked off with an upset as Gen.G defeated the reigning champions, Nova, convincingly with a 3-1 score. After Nova’s roster changes, including the loss of their star player Auk, their lineup appeared shaky, […]


LCS: Week Nine Day Two Recap

LCS: Week Nine Day Two Recap

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FlyQuest v Golden Guardians   Golden Guardians (“GGS”) defeated FlyQuest (“FLY”) proving they’re a real contender as they move into their first playoffs ever. They played well and fully capitalized on FLY’s mistakes near the end of the game. Though Santorin killed Hauntzer for First Blood, GGS rebounded quickly. Contractz ganked the bottom lane and […]


Dota 2: Highlights From The Big Final Of DreamLeague Season 11 Major

Dota 2: Highlights From The Big Final Of DreamLeague Season 11 Major

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Welcome to our final highlights from the DreamLeague Season 11 Major! After ten days of the highest quality Dota 2, it is finally time to say goodbye to the third Major of this year’s DPC Season. Today was the final day of DreamLeague Season 11 Major, an event that was a joy to watch. Lower […]


Overwatch League Stage 1 Playoffs Day 3 Recap

Overwatch League Stage 1 Playoffs Day 3 Recap

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Welcome to the Overwatch League Stage 1 Playoffs Day 3 Recap! The semi-finals took place last night during the next installment of matches for the Stage 1 Playoffs, and fans were treated to two clean sweeps in both matches. With the finalists now locked up, here is what happened in the semifinal matches of the Overwatch […]


Dota 2: DreamLeague Major Day 9 Highlights

Dota 2: DreamLeague Major Day 9 Highlights

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It was the second last day of the DreamLeague Major, and the competition was fierce. We saw three of our four series go to three games, and lots of back and forth brawls between our top teams of this DPC season. PSG.LGD vs Virtus Pro LGD start out strong Our first series of the day […]


LCS: Week Nine Day One Recap

LCS: Week Nine Day One Recap

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OpTic Gaming V Golden Guardians   Golden Guardians made history today for their organization as they punched their ticket to the playoffs. GGS has had solid early-game performances recently and continued that streak here. Contractz’s Kindred was able to secure three passive stacks very early in the game, setting the rest of the game up nicely. […]


Overwatch League  Playoffs: Stage 1 | Day 2 Recap

Overwatch League Playoffs: Stage 1 | Day 2 Recap

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Welcome to the Overwatch League Stage 1 Playoffs Day 2 Recap! Mirrored results took place last night during the second day of the Overwatch League Stage 1 Playoffs, with another 3-1 victory and a second clean sweep. From an unfortunate C9 moment to deadly Zenyatta plays, here’s what happened in the most recent Overwatch League […]


League Championship Series: Week 9 Predictions

League Championship Series: Week 9 Predictions

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The last week of the Spring Split is finally upon us! There are multiple matches with important playoff implications set for the weekend. Five teams are fighting it out for the last two remaining playoff spots, while C9, TSM, and FlyQuest are looking to solidify their position in the standings. The big match of the […]



MAJ3R Leaves ex-Space Soliders Lineup

MAJ3R Leaves ex-Space Soliders Lineup

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Engin “MAJ3R” Küpeli has announced that he is leaving the ex-Space Soldiers lineup this morning through a post on Twitter. 28-year-old in-game leader Engin “MAJ3R” Küpeli announced that he was leaving the ex-Space Soldiers roster this morning through a Twitlonger. The long time IGL expressed regret that his time with his teammates was ending: This journey […]



Dota 2: DreamLeague Major Day 8 Recap

Dota 2: DreamLeague Major Day 8 Recap

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Slowly but steadily DreamLeague Season 11 Major is coming to its end. Following today’s results, two more teams had to pack their suitcases and head home after two incredible series in the Upper Bracket of the Main Event. Let’s take a look at what happened. If you missed any of the games from the previous […]


Bye Gaming Houses! Say Hello to the Kinguin Esports Performance Center

Bye Gaming Houses! Say Hello to the Kinguin Esports Performance Center

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With the rise of esports came the rise of the gaming house. Esports has seen a meteoric rise in the number of teams living and practicing their craft together. That said, there is a new type of facility on the rise that allows teams to work and practice in an office-like environment. The gaming house trend […]


Japanese Automaker Nissan Partners with OpTic Gaming and FaZe Clan

Japanese Automaker Nissan Partners with OpTic Gaming and FaZe Clan

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Nissan has announced a partnership deal with OpTic Gaming and FaZe Clan. They join several other high-profile companies to enter the esports space in the past six three months. Another car manufacturer has entered the esports space. Following BMW and Honda, Nissan is now a sponsor of both OpTic Gaming and FaZe Clan, according to […]


Overwatch: OWL Stage 1 Playoff Predictions

Overwatch: OWL Stage 1 Playoff Predictions

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Alright everyone, welcome to our OWL Stage 1 Playoff Preditions! We’re going to go through each of the matchups and break down who should come out on top. Let’s dive right in, shall we? Thursday, March 21 Match 1: Seoul Dynasty vs. New York Excelsior This playoff draw couldn’t have gone any worse for the […]


Overwatch: OWL Stage 1 Playoff Preview

Overwatch: OWL Stage 1 Playoff Preview

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The OWL Stage 1 Playoffs are set to begin in a couple of hours! With teams locked in and the initial matches set, let’s take a look at each team before we dive into predictions for each individual match. That said, here’s the schedule for today’s matches. #1. Vancouver Titans   After their victory over the […]


Zz1tai Returns to LoL and Rejoins RNG

Zz1tai Returns to LoL and Rejoins RNG

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It was announced today via @RNGRoyal that Liu “Zz1tai” Zhi-Hao will be returning from retirement to help Royal Never Give Up in the LPL. It is currently unclear how long he will be returning for or even when his first game will be. Zz1tai was part of the RNG roster throughout the 2018 year and […]


Dota 2 News: Pieliedie and Febby Leave Mineski

Dota 2 News: Pieliedie and Febby Leave Mineski

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It’s that time of the year again where teams are going through various roster changes. Just a day after the changes in Newbee, Mineski also decided to part ways with two of their players – Johan “pieliedie” Åström and Yongmin ‘Febby’ Kim. Today we say goodbye to both Febby, & pieliedie. We are very grateful to […]


Dota 2: DreamLeague Major Day 7 Highlights

Dota 2: DreamLeague Major Day 7 Highlights

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Day seven of competition at the DreamLeague Major is all wrapped up. This tournament has produced some of the most surprising results we’ve seen at a DPC event this season. Today we saw Today also marked the last day of games during the studio phase of the tournament. We’ll see the rest of our tournament […]


Newbee & Mr. Game Boy Announce Roster Changes

Newbee & Mr. Game Boy Announce Roster Changes

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The Chinese organization Newbee has just announced roster changes to both of their teams – Newbee and Mr. Game Boy. This was expected, especially for Newbee, because they have been a mere shadow of their former glory in this years’ DPD season. The Chinese team was just unable to cope with the new meta. Currently, […]


How-To Fix Hamster Balls in Competitive Fortnite

How-To Fix Hamster Balls in Competitive Fortnite

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Epic’s newest vehicle – introduced to replace planes  – may have caused more problems than they solved. Update: The ballers have been temporarily disabled due to fall damage glitches but will be added back as soon as the problems are fixed. The Baller In the most-recent 8.10 update, Epic added “The Baller.” This vehicle is […]


Overwatch News: Baptiste – An In-Depth First Impression

Overwatch News: Baptiste – An In-Depth First Impression

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With the introduction of Baptiste into the official servers and fresh off the Public Test Region, many players are having their first taste of what the combat medic has to offer. Immortality Field has some interesting interactions with current abilities as well! Baptiste is definitely a great addition to the Overwatch roster. We’re going to break […]


Dota 2: DreamLeague Major Day 6 Highlights

Dota 2: DreamLeague Major Day 6 Highlights

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Similar to yesterday, there were only two games that were played today, and both of them were from the Lower Bracket. Let’s take a look at what happened in both series. Evil Geniuses vs. Ninjas in Pyjamas With the series win against @NIPGaming at the #DreamleagueMajor, Evil Geniuses Dota 2 is CONFIRMED for #TI9 in […]


Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4 – Rumor Roundup

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4 – Rumor Roundup

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We all know that there’s going to be another Call of Duty game coming out from Infinity Ward, the remaining developer to iterate a game in Activision’s three-year cycle of Call of Duty games. However, the fact that a new Call of Duty game is coming out is all that we know for certain. That […]



Overwatch League Stage 1 Week 5 Day 2 Recap

Overwatch League Stage 1 Week 5 Day 2 Recap

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Welcome to the OWL W5 D2 Recap! Stage 1 has finally come to an end, with only the Stage Playoffs left to happen at the end of the week to determine the Stage 1 Champion. With every stage playoff spot now locked up, here is what happened during the final day of Stage 1. Philadelphia […]


Radiance GG Announces League of Legends Team

Radiance GG Announces League of Legends Team

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The hype following Hai “Hai” Lam’s announcement regarding Radiance GG was nothing short of stratospheric. Since he joined the LCS analyst desk, Hai has garnered positivity from almost everyone. So when he revealed that he would be starting his own organization, there was lots of excitement from the community. Radiance has been hard at work […]


Dota 2: DreamLeague Major Day 5 Highlights

Dota 2: DreamLeague Major Day 5 Highlights

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The end of the DreamLeague Major is drawing closer. There have been a few surprises in this tournament, we saw Liquid go home on day four, and Virtus Pro lose 2-0 to Fnatic. Today, we saw two more eliminations in round two of our lower bracket. Both series today saw our teams play some truly […]


CSGO News: K0nfig and JUGi to Cloud9, per reports

CSGO News: K0nfig and JUGi to Cloud9, per reports

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According to a report by Dust2.dk, OpTic Gaming riflers Kristian “K0nfig” Wienecke and Jakob “JUGi” Hansen are on their way to fill out the empty roster spots on Cloud9. At the end of last week, Cloud9 was in trouble. They pulled out of ECS Season 7 citing extenuating circumstances, followed by reports that Fabien “kioShiMa” […]


Dota 2: EPICENTER Major – The Last One of the Season

Dota 2: EPICENTER Major – The Last One of the Season

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Even though DreamLeague Season 11 Major is not over yet, we already know the name of the fifth Major of the Dota Pro Circuit 2018-2019 season. The big event will take place in Moscow from June 22-30. As always, there will be a $1,000,000 prize pool as well as 4950 DPC points. In total there […]


League of Legends: Top 40 Players in the World (2019)

League of Legends: Top 40 Players in the World (2019)

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Here are the Top 40 players currently in the League of Legends esports circuit. We have broken down the list into the 4 major regions (LCS, LEC, LPL, LCK). LCS #1: Doublelift Position: ADC Team: Team Liquid At the number one spot of this LCS top ten list is none other than Doublelift. Team Liquid’s […]


Code Red Fortnite Tournament Recap | Final Standings | Analysis

Code Red Fortnite Tournament Recap | Final Standings | Analysis

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Many of the best Fortnite duos in North America competed against each other in the latest Code Red Tournament. The event was similar to Code Red Fortnite events of the past, as BOOM.TV sponsored the event and offered $10,000 in total prizes. Code Red is an organization that has rapidly grown in popularity thanks in […]


Dota 2: DreamLeague Major Day 4 Highlights

Dota 2: DreamLeague Major Day 4 Highlights

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Two more teams were eliminated from the Major yesterday. In addition to that, Team Secret were finally brought down to their knees after an impressive performance by the StarLadder Minor champions Vici Gaming. Today, another two teams had to pack up and go home. One of them was definitely not expected. Let’s take a look […]


LCS: Week Eight Day Two Recap

LCS: Week Eight Day Two Recap

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Clutch Gaming v Golden Guardians   The Golden Guardians (“GGS”) began the second day of the LCS week eight with a victory over Clutch Gaming (“CG”). Much of the strength from GGS came from their bottom lane as they certainly delivered today. First Blood came out very early, as Lira killed Contractz in a Rift […]


League of Legends: Top 10 Players of the LEC

League of Legends: Top 10 Players of the LEC

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In the LEC’s inaugural season we have seen it all. With the near conclusion of the regular season, we take a look at the Top 10 players of the league. The list is also entirely subjective and can have inconsistencies with what others think. The way I looked at the list was with the idea […]


Overwatch League Recap: Stage 1 | Week 5 | Day 1

Overwatch League Recap: Stage 1 | Week 5 | Day 1

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Welcome to the Overwatch League Stage 1 Week 5 Day 1 Recap! Stage 1 is coming to a close, and with it, we have seen mostly GOATS, but also some great plays that came with it. From actual goats showing up at the arena to some interesting team compositions, here is what happened during the […]


CoD: 100 Thieves Priestahh Out With Illness as They Battle Through Loser’s Bracket

CoD: 100 Thieves Priestahh Out With Illness as They Battle Through Loser’s Bracket

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100 Thieves superstar Submachine Gun Slayer, Preston “Priestahh” Greiner, has come down with an unspecified illness during 100 Thieves’ loser’s quarterfinals matchup against Enigma6. After a close map 1 Hardpoint win where Priestahh played magnificently, all seemed to be going well for 100 Thieves. However, during the 6th round of the map 2 Search and […]


CWL Fort Worth Day Two Recap

CWL Fort Worth Day Two Recap

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Welcome to our CWL Fort Worth Day 2 Recap! After a tumultuous day of pool play, bracket play presented even more drama. Several championship contenders fell early to an absolute gauntlet of a loser’s bracket, but after the dust settled, some familiar names still remained on top. Winner’s Bracket   The first match of the […]


Dota 2: DreamLeague Major Day 3 Highlights

Dota 2: DreamLeague Major Day 3 Highlights

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Day three of the DreamLeague Major is now behind us. We saw two teams head home today, and our upper and lower brackets are beginning to take shape as we move towards the finals. Let’s take a look at how the action played out on the main stage in Stockholm. EHOME and Navi say goodbye […]


LCS: Week Eight Day One Recap

LCS: Week Eight Day One Recap

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Counter Logic Gaming v OpTic Gaming   Counter Logic Gaming (“CLG”) kicked off the LCS week eight with a methodical win over OpTic Gaming (“OPT”). Their draft required a strong early game from the top side while their middle and bottom lanes scaled. CLG played it perfectly. Wiggily ganked for Darshan and got his top […]


Cloud9 Replaced by Bad News Bears in ECS According to Reports

Cloud9 Replaced by Bad News Bears in ECS According to Reports

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Bad News Bears will replace Cloud9 in ECS Season 7, according to a report by Dust2.us. The move is reportedly due to Cloud9’s difficulty in finding a fifth player to complete their roster.   Cloud9 has withdrawn from ECS Season 7, reportedly due to their inability to find a fifth player for their roster. According […]


League Championship Series Week 8 Predictions

League Championship Series Week 8 Predictions

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In our LCS Week 8 Predictions, we look at the second to last week of the LCS in order to have a better understanding of where teams will be stacking up for playoffs. This week we could see a couple of teams be eliminated from playoffs and others secure their spots. Saturday, March 16 Optic […]


Overwatch League Power Rankings – Stage 1 Week 5

Overwatch League Power Rankings – Stage 1 Week 5

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Welcome to our OWL Power Rankings S1W5! With one more week of the first stage of the Overwatch League’s second season, we begin to see what teams are truly dominant in this triple healer triple tank meta. Several teams this week have managed to secure spots in the playoffs, while even more teams have been […]


CWL Fort Worth 2019 Day One Recap

CWL Fort Worth 2019 Day One Recap

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Welcome to ESTNN’s CWL Fort Worth 2019 Day One Recap! With the Call of Duty World League (CWL) transitioning to a franchising model next year, league officials decided to do away with the open bracket competition for pool play spots starting with this event. In fact, this was the first city-based MLG event that has not […]


New Dota Plus Feature’s Announced

New Dota Plus Feature’s Announced

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Yesterday there was an update to Dota Plus that will make the experience of every DPC event better. The Dota Pro Circuit companion app will give you the chance to predict the winners of DPC matches, and earn Shards. It will also allow users to compete in the Fantasy Challenge and follow the DPC action […]


Dota 2: DreamLeague Major Day 2 Highlights

Dota 2: DreamLeague Major Day 2 Highlights

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Day two of the DreamLeague Season 11 Major has concluded. In similar fashion to day one, there was tons of back-and-forth action in most of the games. Let’s take a quick look at what happened. If you missed anything from yesterday, make sure to check out our Day 1 recap here. Group A We've done […]


League of Legends: The Power of Flex Picks

League of Legends: The Power of Flex Picks

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“Flex pick” is a term used in League of Legends quite a bit to describe certain champions and draft strategies. It specifically refers to a champion that is able to play in more than one lane or role. In the current meta flex picks play a crucial role, but they haven’t always done so. For […]


League European Championship Week 9 Predictions

League European Championship Week 9 Predictions

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Welcome to the Week 9 LEC Predictions! We enter the last week of the LEC regular season, and two playoff spots are still up for grabs. With a heavily disputed week, we decided to take a more in-depth look at our picks for this week’s predictions. Friday, March 15th (W9) Origen vs. Schalke 04: Brandon: […]


Scuf Gaming to Sell OpTic-Branded Controllers

Scuf Gaming to Sell OpTic-Branded Controllers

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Scuf Gaming is releasing with brand new OpTic Gaming-themed controllers. The OpTic branding will be emblazoned on the SCUF Vantage and SCUF Impact.  According to Scuf Gaming: “As OpTic’s longest running sponsor, Scuf Gaming has long supported the organization’s console teams and their lineup of content creators. The release of the SCUF Vantage OpTic and OpTic […]


Dota 2: DreamLeague Major Day 1 Highlights

Dota 2: DreamLeague Major Day 1 Highlights

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Day one of the DreamLeague Major is now over, and what a day it was. We saw some total stomps and some epic battles on our first day of the group stages. With plenty of action to keep up with in Stockholm, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite moments from today’s series to keep […]


Mobile Auto Chess On Its Way to Your Phones, ImbaTV Plans $1.5M League

Mobile Auto Chess On Its Way to Your Phones, ImbaTV Plans $1.5M League

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The Dota 2 Auto Chess phenomenon strikes again. Just a week after surpassing 6 million players, the record-breaking custom game in Dota 2 has some amazing news for all the fans out there. Soon, you will be able to play it on Android and iOS. This move will likely see Autochess become even more popular […]


ESTNN Esports News Brief, March 7th – 13th

ESTNN Esports News Brief, March 7th – 13th

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Welcome to the ESTNN Weekly Brief! Here’s your rundown of all the esports news for the past week on March 13th. We’ve got tons of news ranging from a beloved caster stepping down, Overwatch bugs, and roster swaps. Let’s jump right in! League of Legends   Over the past week, we’ve gotten a ton of […]


Call of Duty Franchises to go for USD $25 Million

Call of Duty Franchises to go for USD $25 Million

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One month ago during a fourth-quarter earnings call, Activision confirmed that a city-based franchising model would come to Call of Duty Esports next year. New information has now surfaced on just how much the franchise buy-in will cost organizations. Sources told ESPN staff writer Jacob Wolf that Activision Blizzard has begun shopping next year’s Call […]


Overwatch Ultimate Weekend Team Autographs Announced

Overwatch Ultimate Weekend Team Autographs Announced

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The Overwatch League has released a schedule for team signing sessions during the Owl Ultimate Weekend event taking place at the Allen Event Center in Allen, Texas. The sessions will only be available to those that purchased an event ticket and the Grand Masters ticket upgrade. The event runs from April 27th to April 28th. […]


League of Legends: Top 10 Players in the LPL

League of Legends: Top 10 Players in the LPL

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With playoffs coming closer and closer, we wanted to take a look at the Top 10 Players in the LPL. For this list, we took into consideration the importance of the players in each team regardless of how high the team is located in the standings. Most notably, Uzi has not been included in the […]


CVR World Cup League: Bridging Esports and Traditional Sports

CVR World Cup League: Bridging Esports and Traditional Sports

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The CVR World Cup League features competitive virtual cycling where competitors race against each other in a game called CVRcade. While CVRcade is an online multiplayer game, it also lets players do physical training at the same time.  Discussions about esports and traditional sports exist in terms of how each industry differentiates from one another, however, […]


Dota 2: DreamLeague Season 11 Major Overview

Dota 2: DreamLeague Season 11 Major Overview

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Just a few days after the end of StarLadder ImbaTV Minor and WESG 2018-2019, now it’s time to focus on the third Major of the 2018/2019 Pro Circuit: DreamLeague Season 11 in Stockholm, Sweden. Sixteen of the best teams in the world will be fighting for that sweet $1,000,000 prize pool as well as 15,000 […]


Overwatch League: Stage 1 Week 4 Day 4 Recap

Overwatch League: Stage 1 Week 4 Day 4 Recap

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Welcome to the OWL W4 D4 recap! We’re now just one week away from finishing the first stage of Overwatch League Season 2, and the fourth week finished with a bang. From unexpected results to shattered playoff hopes, here’s what happened in the most recent Overwatch League matches. Paris Eternal versus San Francisco Shock Some […]


Dota 2 News: TI Champions OG Parts Ways With iLTW

Dota 2 News: TI Champions OG Parts Ways With iLTW

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Just a few days after another disappointing performance at the StarLadder ImbaTV Minor, the current TI champion OG decided to part ways with their young CIS carry player Igor “iLTW” Filatow. “I want to thank OG for the opportunity they gave me these past few months. It’s been a great experience and I learned so […]


Dota 2: StarLadder ImbaTV Minor – Top Picks and Bans

Dota 2: StarLadder ImbaTV Minor – Top Picks and Bans

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The StarLadder ImbaTV Minor was the first DPC tournament in patch 7.21c. Ninety heroes have been either picked or banned during the event, which is a slight increase compared to some of the previous Minors. However, most of the core picks remained the same, despite all the small tweaks made to them. Without further ado, […]


Overwatch League Stage 1 Week 4 Day 3 Recap

Overwatch League Stage 1 Week 4 Day 3 Recap

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Welcome to the OWL W4 D3 recap! Draws, one-sided games and more unexpected results were on the schedule for the third day of Week 4. Featuring a complete fiesta of ultimates during the first game of the night, here is what happened in the Overwatch League Week 4 Day 3 matches. Los Angeles Valiant versus […]


Team Liquid Considering Switching Duos Partners for Fortnite World Cup

Team Liquid Considering Switching Duos Partners for Fortnite World Cup

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On stream last Thursday, Poach confirmed that the organization will be testing out new pairs for duos in preparation for the Fortnite World Cup. The Fortnite World Cup made waves in the gaming community as the $100,000,000 total prize pool is unheard of for an Esports event. The World Cup will feature continuous $1,000,000 weekly […]


Rostermania! All CoD Roster Changes Ahead of CWL Fort Worth

Rostermania! All CoD Roster Changes Ahead of CWL Fort Worth

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The first roster change period since the initial stages of the CWL Pro League has concluded, and it’s been one wild ride. Thanks to some controversial rules implemented by MLG, which give organizations unprecedented power over their rosters, we’ve seen half of the Pro League – 8 out of 16 teams – make significant changes. […]


CSGO News: Draken to replace Dennis in NiP For Health Reasons

CSGO News: Draken to replace Dennis in NiP For Health Reasons

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In a  blog post today, NiP announced that Dennis “dennis” Edman would be taking time off from the roster. William “draken” Sundin will replace dennis in the lineup. Ninja’s in Pajamas announced today that William “draken” Sundin will replace Dennis “dennis” Edman in the lineup while Dennis takes time off from professional Counterstrike. The Ninja’s informed fans […]


LCS: Week Seven Day Two Recap

LCS: Week Seven Day Two Recap

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Golden Guardians v Team Liquid   Team Liquid (“TL”) defeated Golden Guardians (“GGS”) to kick off the second day of the LCS week seven. They were expected to win handily, but GGS actually gave them a run for their money for a while. Contractz was active early, solo killing Xmithie for First Blood and killing […]


Dota 2: Final Highlights of WESG 2018-2019

Dota 2: Final Highlights of WESG 2018-2019

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After four days of incredible Dota, it’s finally time to say goodbye. Today was the final day of WESG 2018-2019, which, despite not being a DPC event, provided an incredible $890,000 prize pool. Let’s take a look at what happened! Keen Gaming vs Team Ukraine GG @Keen_GamingCN Waiting for team White-off to start their match […]


LCS: Week Seven Day One Recap

LCS: Week Seven Day One Recap

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Counter Logic Gaming v Golden Guardians   To start off the LCS week seven, Golden Guardians (“GGS”) defeated Counter Logic Gaming (“CLG”). They accumulated a large gold lead early on, but did take a while to finish it off. At level two, Olleh found a great Death Sentence on Biofrost and got First Blood for […]


DOTA 2: WESG 2018-2019 Quarterfinals Highlights

DOTA 2: WESG 2018-2019 Quarterfinals Highlights

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The WESG quarterfinals are all wrapped up. Of the 24 teams who started WESG, only four remain as we now move into our last day of competition in Chongqing. Let’s take a look at which teams made the cut. Keen vs Ehome   Our first quarterfinal match of the day was Keen Gaming vs EHOME. […]


DOTA 2: Starladder IMBATV Minor – Day 3 Highlights

DOTA 2: Starladder IMBATV Minor – Day 3 Highlights

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The third day of StarLadder ImbaTV Minor was full of very interesting games. Four teams had to pack their suitcases and head home. If you missed any of the games from the last two days, make sure to check out our highlights. The end of OG and Boom ID This is where our #SLIMinor journey […]


Overwatch League Stage 1 Week 4 Day 2 Recap

Overwatch League Stage 1 Week 4 Day 2 Recap

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Welcome to the OWL W4 D2 Recap!  Fans of the Overwatch League were treated to three clean sweeps in the most recent matches. From the most brutal D.va stagger of all time to a perfectly timed Earthshatter, here is what happened in the most recent Overwatch League matches.  Paris Eternal versus Vancouver Titans    The first […]


Cloud9 Reveals BMW Sponsorship

Cloud9 Reveals BMW Sponsorship

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Cloud9 announced its latest high-profile sponsorship with BMW, the famous German automaker. BMW joins sponsors such as Puma and AT&T as the next prominent sponsor to join the Cloud9 ranks. Cloud9 announced a partnership with BMW yesterday. BMW joins the Cloud9 sponsorship family as the official car of Cloud9. Yesterday, the official Cloud9 Twitter account announced the […]


League Championship Series Week 7 Predictions

League Championship Series Week 7 Predictions

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Welcome to ESTNN’s LCS Week 7 Predictions! Spring Split is coming to an end within the next three weekends. But there is still a large portion of games to be played that will have a great influence on the standings. Currently, four teams are tied for fourth place and are looking to separate themselves from […]


Esports Advertising: The Next Big Frontier

Esports Advertising: The Next Big Frontier

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Esports is becoming a gold mine for companies looking to expand into new spaces, according to a report released by the Video Advertising Bureau. According to the report, 23% of esports fans have just started following the scene sometime between 2017 and 2018. Despite this late push, esports is boasting as much revenue as the […]


Dota 2: StarLadder ImbaTV Minor – Highlights Days 1 & 2

Dota 2: StarLadder ImbaTV Minor – Highlights Days 1 & 2

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The opening games of the StarLadder ImbaTV Minor (SLI Minor) are done and dusted, and two of our teams have already secured their place in the semi-finals. If you missed out on the action, we’ve got the highlights right here for you. Flying Penguins and Vici Gaming are through to the playoffs Flying Penguins were […]


LCS: 100 Thieves Replace Huhi for Soligo

LCS: 100 Thieves Replace Huhi for Soligo

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100 Thieves announced Friday that they are starting Max “Soligo” Soong for their games this weekend. This means their main mid laner, Choi “Huhi” Jae-hyun, will be sitting out this week as the team looks to rebound. Huhi joined the team this year and most agreed he was a major improvement for the team. They looked […]



League of Legends: The Ranked Reset Everyone Wanted

League of Legends: The Ranked Reset Everyone Wanted

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Riot has finally decided on the state of the ranked system. In a dev update released today, a lot of the changes people were clamoring for are on their way. SapMagic once again starts his update by acknowledging the many positives of the preseason updates. Primary position rates, positional matchmaking, and queue times have been […]


Overwatch League Stage 1 Week 4 Day 1 Recap

Overwatch League Stage 1 Week 4 Day 1 Recap

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Welcome to the OWL W4 D1 Recap! The fourth week of the Overwatch League has kicked off, and with it, we have already seen interesting strategies, a clean sweep, and a five-map series. With only three matches to comb through for this entry, here is what happened in the recent Overwatch League matches. Los Angeles […]


Dota 2: WESG 2018-2019 – Day 2 Highlights

Dota 2: WESG 2018-2019 – Day 2 Highlights

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After the end of a hectic day one, the Day 2 of WESG 2018-2019 was underway. There were 36 games played in total, which is a very high number compared to some other big events. To makes matters worse, WESG is held at the same time as the StarLadder ImbaTV Dota 2 Minor. Even though […]


League of Legends: Top 10 Players in the LCS

League of Legends: Top 10 Players in the LCS

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The LCS is loaded with talent all across the board. There are legacy names from top teams that are continuing to play at the highest level and newcomers that are upsetting the status quo. As the teams gets closer to the post-season, there is more debate around how is truly the best. What better way […]


League European Championship: Week 8 Predictions

League European Championship: Week 8 Predictions

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Four games currently separate us from the regular season and playoffs. In the next two weeks, we will have multiple games that affect the final standings and will be a great preview to matchups we will see in the playoffs. As for our predictions standings, things are heating up. Here are our standings: Brandon (44-26), […]


CoD: A Possible Happy Ending for the Former Roster of Excelerate Gaming?

CoD: A Possible Happy Ending for the Former Roster of Excelerate Gaming?

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The former roster of Excelerate Gaming has been through rough times, to put it mildly. Excelerate Gaming released their entire roster ahead of CWL Fort Worth. Needless to say, neither the former players nor their fans were happy with the mass release. Since then, accusations of withholding pay and blackmail have surfaced against Excelerate Gaming. […]


Team Secret Announces #SecretLegends Apex Legends Livestream Tryout

Team Secret Announces #SecretLegends Apex Legends Livestream Tryout

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With Apex Legends recently passing 50 million unique players, esports organizations are beginning to look at the potential competitive side. There have been a few small tournaments held over the past month, with the grand purses sitting well under the $100,000 mark. Twitch sponsored and streamed the events, which did well in viewership with the […]