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MSI Play-In Round 2 Preview: TL v PVB

MSI Play-In Round 2 Preview: TL v PVB

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The 2019 Mid Season Invitational is well underway, with the Play-In stage over halfway done. This stage was divided into two groups with four emerging regions each. Group A was considered the group of death, and they finished their group stage on Friday. The representatives from Vietnam, Phong Vu Buffalo (“PVB”), proved victorious. Now, their […]



Activision Blizzard Announces First Five Call of Duty Franchise Teams

Activision Blizzard Announces First Five Call of Duty Franchise Teams

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Activision/Blizzard, the publisher of Call of Duty, announced the first five franchised teams for the Call of Duty World League this afternoon in their Q1 2019 Earnings Call. Activision/Blizzard officially announced the first franchised teams for Call of Duty World League (CWL)  today on their 2019 Q1 earnings call. The move was previously mentioned during […]


Top 10 Overwatch League Signs We Saw at the Dallas Homestand

Top 10 Overwatch League Signs We Saw at the Dallas Homestand

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There were some great fan-made signs at last weekend’s Overwatch League Dallas Homestand Event. Here’s our Top 10 list of the ones that we saw. #10. Taking a page out of Zenyatta’s book, this Overwatch fan was flanked by both a Dallas Fuel fan and a Houston Outlaws supporter. #9. It’s a buff to both […]


CSGO News: Valve Sets Dates for ’20 and ’21 Major Tournaments

CSGO News: Valve Sets Dates for ’20 and ’21 Major Tournaments

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In a surprise move, Valve set the dates for the 2020 and 2021 Counterstrike: Global Offensive Major tournaments last night. Valve has announced the dates for the 2020 and 2021 CS: GO Majors last night. The Majors are the ultimate tournaments in the Counterstrike: Global Offensive landscape, and have traditionally taken place in early September […]


Dota 2: The Worst Current Items

Dota 2: The Worst Current Items

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As we know, whenever the hero meta changes, the go-to items also change. Let’s take a look at some of the worst items to get in patch 7.21d right now. Octarine Core Octarine is a fascinating item in Dota 2. It got introduced to the game in patch 6.84, and in the beginning, there was […]


Esports News Weekly Brief: April 24 – May 1, 2019

Esports News Weekly Brief: April 24 – May 1, 2019

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Welcome to the ESTNN Weekly Brief! Here’s your rundown of all the esports news for the past week of May 1st, including a new League of Legends champion, an in-depth recap of the Overwatch League Dallas Homestand, and a mysterious Fortnite… erm… mystery! Let’s dive right in. League of Legends In League this week, Patch […]


Overwatch League Playoff Spot Predictions: Season 2 | Stage 2

Overwatch League Playoff Spot Predictions: Season 2 | Stage 2

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ESTNN’s Cole Ricke takes a look at the remaining games left in Stage 2 and gives his best playoff spot predictions for the teams that still have a chance. Teams Guaranteed A Playoff Spot With only one week left before Stage 2 ends, five teams have already secured their place in playoffs while others are […]



Overwatch News: Dallas Homestand Grades for Every Team

Overwatch News: Dallas Homestand Grades for Every Team

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In leui of our usual power rankings, ESTNN breaks down the performances of every team that played at last weekend’s Dallas Homestand. The Dallas Homestand was the very first time Overwatch League teams were able to compete outside of the usual Burbank studio in regular season matches. Because of this, not all teams were able […]


League of Legends: A Closer Look at Group B of MSI

League of Legends: A Closer Look at Group B of MSI

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ESTNN dives Group B of MSI, breaking down the teams and their histories ahead of the Mid Season Invitational. With the recent news that Riot has updated the schedule and all groups will play on consecutive days with only a day of rest before the second half, the change makes it interesting to adapt and […]


League of Legends vs. DOTA 2

League of Legends vs. DOTA 2

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An introduction to the two League of Legends and DOTA 2 are two of the most prominent MOBA’s or Multiplayer Online Battle Arena games on the globe right now. The two might seem worlds apart, but they are actually both based on the same game mod which was Defence Of the Ancients which was released […]



Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 – Operation Spectre Rising Begins Today

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 – Operation Spectre Rising Begins Today

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Blackout It has been a while since Treyarch made changes to Call of Duty Blackout’s main map. Recently, Call of Duty added a smaller and more fast-paced map, Alcatraz, and it seemed that this would be the direction that Treyarch went with their Battle-Royale mode: various types of maps with different combat styles. However, Treyarch […]



Overwatch League’s Dallas Homestand was a Resounding Success

Overwatch League’s Dallas Homestand was a Resounding Success

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The OWL Dallas Homestand was a fantastic event from a fan perspective. Last weekend, the Overwatch League put on one of its best shows to date in Dallas for their first ever Homestand Weekend. Fans and journalists alike have praised the event as a terrific opening salvo in Blizzard/Activision’s plans to introduce geolocation to their […]


Dota 2: The Groups for MDL Disneyland Paris Major Have Been Announced

Dota 2: The Groups for MDL Disneyland Paris Major Have Been Announced

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Just a day after the EPIC Grand Final at the OGA Dota Pit Minor, information for the upcoming Major slowly starts to emerge. Today, we learned the groups as well as the schedule for the one-of-a-kind tournament. The MDL Disneyland Paris Major will take place from the 4th to the 12th of May in Paris, […]


CSGO News: Reports Indicate devils.one Roster Set to Leave Organization

CSGO News: Reports Indicate devils.one Roster Set to Leave Organization

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Reports indicate that the players of the Kinguin-owned Counterstrike: Global Offensive team devils.one will not sign new contracts. A report from Jared “DeKay” Lewis this morning indicates that the players from devils.one, the rebranded Kinguin team, will not sign new contracts with the organization. DeKay cites that the players “disagreed on many terms of the […]


Dota 2: OGA Dota Pit Minor Recap

Dota 2: OGA Dota Pit Minor Recap

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After a few days of intense Dota 2 action, the third Minor of 2019 has come to an end. There was tons of back-and-forth action, amazing moments, and clutch plays. Let’s take a look at what happened after the Group Stage. Upper Bracket Round 1 Never in doubt! 😎With some nice Naga song + Black […]


League of Legends: Diving Into Group A of MSI

League of Legends: Diving Into Group A of MSI

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MSI is around the corner, and many of the emerging regions are looking to make a splash. Group A is stacked, with the representatives of Turkey, Vietnam, Latin America, and Oceania battling it out for a chance to face Team Liquid. All four teams have hype around them with high hopes of making it into […]



Dota 2: Breakdown of the Current Most Popular Heroes

Dota 2: Breakdown of the Current Most Popular Heroes

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The official DPC season in Dota 2 is slowly coming to an end. Several different metas have formed during this period, but the current meta is one of the most intriguing. Patch 7.21d has been out since March, which means there’s been a lot of time to mature. If you are one of those people […]




Report: Gamers in China is Expected to Reach 873 Million By 2023

Report: Gamers in China is Expected to Reach 873 Million By 2023

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DouYu, the Twitch of China is filing in the U.S to go public. Their filing gave a lot of interesting data regarding esports and the Chinese gaming market. We have summarized the statistics that we found to be the most intriguing. Gamers in China is expected to reach 878 million by 2023 China is the […]


Dota 2: VP are Out, Gambit are In – ESL One Birmingham News

Dota 2: VP are Out, Gambit are In – ESL One Birmingham News

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One of the best teams in the world has decided to drop out of ESL One Birmingham 2019. The reason for that yet again is conflicts with the scheduling. This means that this years’ event will have a new champion. Unfortunately, our Dota 2 squad will miss ESL One Birmingham 2019. Read the full statement […]


League of Legends: The 5 Champions to Watch for at MSI

League of Legends: The 5 Champions to Watch for at MSI

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League of Legends’ 2019 Mid-Season Invitational is on the horizon. Here, the best teams from each region battle it out for the chance at international fame. There are many different teams and play styles that will be played, with come exciting champion picks bound to be used as well. The current LoL meta is one […]


Overwatch League Dallas Ultimate Weekend Primer, Part 3

Overwatch League Dallas Ultimate Weekend Primer, Part 3

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Welcome to Part 3 of our Dallas Fuel Ultimate Weekend Primer! Last time, we covered the London Spitfire, the Seoul Dynasty, and the Paris Eternal. Now, it’s time to cover the final two taking part in the Texas-based event: the Houston Outlaws and the Los Angeles Valiant. You can also catch up with the previous […]



Dota 2: The Official Dates for The International 2019 Have Been Confirmed

Dota 2: The Official Dates for The International 2019 Have Been Confirmed

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Vici Gaming posted a news article about the dates for The International 2019 a few days. However, today, those dates have been officially confirmed by Valve through their Twitter account. The Main Event will take place from August 20th to the 25th. On the other hand, the group stage will be held from August 16th […]


Dota 2: Collector’s Baby Roshan Statues Are Here

Dota 2: Collector’s Baby Roshan Statues Are Here

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The long-awaited Baby Roshan Statues are finally here. Starting today, the 2017 and 2018 Battle Pass owners who managed to get the needed level will be eligible for the statue. They’re Here! Valve has finally released the Baby Roshan statues! While those statues should have been shipped months ago, Valve, according to the official release, […]


Dota 2: Dota PIT Minor 2019 – Group Stage Highlights

Dota 2: Dota PIT Minor 2019 – Group Stage Highlights

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There are only a few Major events left before TI9. As we reach this stage of the competition, we often see the circuit’s rising stars, or surprising dark horses emerge. As teams from all regions racing to secure enough points to score an invitation to The International. The Dota PIT Minor 2019 has been an […]



Esports News Weekly Brief: April 17 – April 24, 2019

Esports News Weekly Brief: April 17 – April 24, 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 April 24th, This week, we’ve got AI destroying Dota players, a new League of Legends event, and the return of CS_Summit! Let’s jump right in. League of Legends Looks like we may be getting a new […]


Dota 2: Na`Vi Shakes up Roster, SoNNeikO Returns, Zayac stands in for Chuvash

Dota 2: Na`Vi Shakes up Roster, SoNNeikO Returns, Zayac stands in for Chuvash

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Na`Vi announced two roster changes today after ESL One Mumbai. SoNNeikO returns to the roster to replace Dendi, while ex-Pango player Zayac will stand in for Chuvash. Na’Vi has undergone many changes in the last couple of months. The most notable of which, of course, has to be the departure of their legendary mid player, […]


ESPN’s First Collegiate Esports Championship heads to Comicpalooza

ESPN’s First Collegiate Esports Championship heads to Comicpalooza

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ESPN will hold the first Collegiate Esports Championship in Houston, Texas at Comicpalooza on Friday, May 10th through Sunday, May 12th. ESPN’s inaugural presentation of their Collegiate Esports Championships (CEC) will take place at Comicpalooza, in Houston, Texas this May. The event held qualifiers hosted by Collegiate StarLeague and Tespa and will show off collegiate […]


Overwatch League Power Rankings Season 2 | Stage 2 | Week 4

Overwatch League Power Rankings Season 2 | Stage 2 | Week 4

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Welcome to another edition of ESTNN’s Overwatch League Power Rankings! This week was one of the craziest, with insane upsets and close battles happening over all four days. And with only two days of action left with Dallas Fuel Homestand coming up, it’s bound to be a grand finale. So, let’s get right into it! […]


Overwatch League: Dallas Ultimate Weekend Primer, Part 2

Overwatch League: Dallas Ultimate Weekend Primer, Part 2

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Welcome to Part 2 of our Dallas Fuel Ultimate Weekend Primer! Last time, we covered the Dallas Fuel, the Hangzhou Spark and the ever-surprising Chengdu Hunters. Now, it’s time to cover three more teams taking part in the Texas-based event: the London Spitfire, Paris Eternal, and Seoul Dynasty.  Dallas Fuel Ultimate Weekend: Part 1 London […]


League of Legends: The Mid-Season Invitational Overview

League of Legends: The Mid-Season Invitational Overview

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Around the world, Spring splits have come to a close and champions have been crowned. But for these champions, the fun is only just beginning. Starting next week we have the Mid-Season Invitational. Before we get into which teams will actually be there, let’s walk through the format, because it’s a little confusing. The Format […]


Dota 2: compLexity Announce Roster Changes

Dota 2: compLexity Announce Roster Changes

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CompLexity Gaming announced roster changes to its Dota 2 squad today, according to an official statement from the organization. Unfortunately for compLexity Gaming, it seems like the recent results their Dota 2 squad haven’t lived up to expectations. The North American organization finished last in their group at ESL One Mumbai just a few days […]


Ex-Space Soldiers Roster Exodus Begins, Yam and Calyx look for New Homes

Ex-Space Soldiers Roster Exodus Begins, Yam and Calyx look for New Homes

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Ex-Space Soldiers players Buğra “Calyx” Arkin and Yaman “yam” Ergenekon have announced that they are currently open to offers from other Counterstrike: Global Offensive squads. Two Ex-Space Soldiers players, Buğra “Calyx” Arkin and Yaman “yam” Ergenekon, announced today that they are free agents and open to offers from other teams. This morning, Calyx posted a […]


LoL News: Isurus Gaming Win First Ever LLA finals, Advance to MSI

LoL News: Isurus Gaming Win First Ever LLA finals, Advance to MSI

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South American organization Isurus Gaming has won the first ever Liga Latino Americana Championship and sealed a slot at the upcoming Mid-Season Invitational. Isurus Gaming Wins LLA Isurus Gaming became the first ever LLA (Liga Latino Americana) champion this past Saturday. The Final was held in the Movistar Arena in Bogota, Colombia. The LLN and […]


Clash Royale League: Week 5 – China Spring 2019

Clash Royale League: Week 5 – China Spring 2019

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Newbee Newbee maintains first place with a win versus LGD this week in an epic match. The first set in their match paired the two previously highest ranked players Newbee Peas and LGD Jiu.Bao and they did not disappoint. Jiu.Bao was victorious in the first game with a unique Hog Rider deck that utilized Rocket, […]


Open AI has a 99%+ Win-Rate Over Human Players

Open AI has a 99%+ Win-Rate Over Human Players

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OpenAi continued its impressive streak against human opponents this weekend and has now defeated over 95% of its human challengers. As we all know by now, the current TI champions got demolished by OpenAI around a week ago. Following this result, OpenAI was released to the public in order to experiment how will players be […]


CS_Summit IV returns on May 23rd, Top Teams in Attendance

CS_Summit IV returns on May 23rd, Top Teams in Attendance

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CS_Summit returns in its fourth iteration this May. The tournament is a fan favorite due to the relaxed atmosphere and unparalleled access to teams. Beyond the Summit is returning to the Counterstrike: Global Offensive scene with CS_Summit IV. Additionally, like past events, CS_Summit will take place in the Beyond the Summit house in Los Angeles, […]



Overwatch League: Dallas Ultimate Weekend Primer, Part 1

Overwatch League: Dallas Ultimate Weekend Primer, Part 1

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The fourth week of Stage 2 kicks off this weekend, where eight teams will take to the stage in the Allen Event Center for the Dallas Fuel Ultimate Weekend. Leading up to the event, we’ll be talking about each of the teams, their background, and where they stand going into the games. Dallas Fuel There’s […]


Dota 2: ESL One Mumbai Recap

Dota 2: ESL One Mumbai Recap

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After a few days of some high-quality Dota 2, it is time to say goodbye to the first ESL event in India. There have been a lot of surprises in terms of results but the overall favorites were able to prevail as was expected. Let’s take a look at what happened after the group stage. […]


Dota 2: OpenAI is the Machine Overlord of Dota 2

Dota 2: OpenAI is the Machine Overlord of Dota 2

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OpenAI, the Dota 2 bot, is beating some of the best teams in Dota 2 at their own game.  OpenAI Pretty much every Dota fan out there knows about OpenAI and what it does. Most recently. the artificial intelligence was able to win against The International 2018 Champions – OG. Not only did it win […]


Overwatch News: Shock’s Sleepy Transferred to Washington Justice

Overwatch News: Shock’s Sleepy Transferred to Washington Justice

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The San Francisco Shock recently announced that their flex support, Sleepy, has been transferred to the Washington Justice. The Washington Justice has a new flex support following the transfer of Sleepy from the San Francisco Shock. Sleepy was a crucial member of the Shock’s starting line-up during last season. Many consider Sleepy as one of […]


CoD News: UK Org Lightning Pandas Go Extinct, Blame Franchising

CoD News: UK Org Lightning Pandas Go Extinct, Blame Franchising

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UK Organization Lightning Pandas withdrawals from competitive Call of Duty, citing “impending cost of franchising” implemented by Call of Duty owner Activision. The Lightning Pandas, a Call of Duty team that’s famous for placing Top 12 during the 2018 Call of Duty World Championships (the WWII season) has officially ceased operations. The Lightning Pandas got […]


New Wave Holdings: Taking Competitive Gaming and Esports Investment to the Next Level

New Wave Holdings: Taking Competitive Gaming and Esports Investment to the Next Level

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New Wave Holdings Corp. is a recently established competitive gaming and esports investment company. Their CEO and CMO, Tolga Onuk and Daniel Mitre, come from an extensive background in both the technology and gaming industries. Having previously worked for companies like Electronic Arts, Sega, and Thunderbolt Studios, their venture into esports and its communities with […]


Dota 2: OGA Dota Pit Minor 2019 Overview

Dota 2: OGA Dota Pit Minor 2019 Overview

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The OGA Dota 2 Pit Minor will be the third Minor event of 2019. It is also the seventh tournament organized by One Game Agency. Eight of the best teams in the world will be fighting for a $300,000 USD prize pool as well as DPC points needed to qualify for TI 9. There aren’t […]



Overwatch League Power Rankings Season 2 | Stage 2 | Week 3

Overwatch League Power Rankings Season 2 | Stage 2 | Week 3

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It’s that time again! A new week means more games, more teams battling it out to see who can come out on top. But who we do expect to win and who do we expect to flounder? Welcome to ESTNN’s Overwatch League Power Rankings, let’s get into it! #1. Vancouver Titans Vancouver has not budged […]


Dota 2: Mobile Auto Chess is here

Dota 2: Mobile Auto Chess is here

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Every Dota 2 player has heard of (or even played) Dota 2 Auto Chess by now. It is the most popular arcade game ever with over 7 million players worldwide. That’s why it was no surprise that the developers wanted to get the game to mobile. After all, everyone has a smartphone nowadays. The first […]


Na`Vi CEO Speaks Out on Hiring B1ad3, Na`Vi CSGO, the Dota 2 Team, and More

Na`Vi CEO Speaks Out on Hiring B1ad3, Na`Vi CSGO, the Dota 2 Team, and More

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Last week, Russian esports site CyberSlovo published an article featuring an interview with Na`Vi CEO Yevhen “HarisPilton” Zolotarov. This is a transcript of that interview. While originally done in Russian, ESTNN has translated this article from Russian to English and then edited the article for readability. Our translator is a native Russian speaker, and the […]


Dota 2: ESL One Mumbai – Group Stage Recap

Dota 2: ESL One Mumbai – Group Stage Recap

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The group stage at ESL One Mumbai is a wrap, and our teams have now been seeded into their brackets for the playoffs. We saw some clear winners emerging throughout our series over the past two days. It will be interesting to see how some of the teams perform in the next rounds of competition. […]


Esports Weekly News Brief: April 10 – April 17, 2019

Esports Weekly News Brief: April 10 – April 17, 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 April 17th, where we’ve got League Spring Finals results, AI beating pro Dota 2 players, and a pet-friendly surprise in Fortnite. Let’s hop right in. Esports News Recap Video League of Legends First off in League […]


Gen.G Raises $46 million, Will Smith and Keisuke Honda Among Investors

Gen.G Raises $46 million, Will Smith and Keisuke Honda Among Investors

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Esports organization Gen.G revealed on Wednesday that they had raised $46 million in a round of funding to support future projects, with the fundraising led by big names in sports and entertainment. These names include actor Will Smith, known for films such as Men In Black and I Am Legend, Japanese soccer player Keisuke Honda […]


Overwatch News: Storm Rising is a Good Distraction, if a Little Short

Overwatch News: Storm Rising is a Good Distraction, if a Little Short

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Welcome to ESTNN’s review of the new Overwatch event: Storm Rising! Storm Rising is a new addition to the current series of missions known as the Archives. Blizzard released the first mission, Uprising, in 2017. The mission showed Reinhardt, Mercy, Torbjorn and Tracer all fighting against the Omnic uprising in Kings Row before Overwatch disbanded. […]


Rumble Gaming Acquires MKM Esports – Now One of the Largest Esports Agencies in NA

Rumble Gaming Acquires MKM Esports – Now One of the Largest Esports Agencies in NA

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April 16, 2019 (Press Release) – Rumble Gaming, an esports talent agency and media platform, launched by sports and media executive Michael Cotton, has acquired MKM Esports, a major talent agency formed by lawyers Josh Marcus and Evan Kubes. Rumble Gaming now features over 300 professional esports teams, players, venues, streamers, and content creators that […]


CSGO News: North partners with IT Consulting Firm Capgemini

CSGO News: North partners with IT Consulting Firm Capgemini

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Counterstrike organization North has announced a partnership with IT consultancy Capgemini today in a press release. Danish Counterstrike organization has announced a partnership today with IT consulting firm Capgemini in an official press release. As a result, The deal includes prime placement of Capgemini’s logo on North jerseys. Additionally, Capgemini will also “spearhead several initiatives […]


Clash Royale League: China Spring 2019 – Week 4

Clash Royale League: China Spring 2019 – Week 4

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Nova Nova climbed their way to third place after a hard fought week, defeating LGD 3-0 and W.EDGM 3-2. After a rough start to the season, Nova is starting to look like the World Champion team that they are. Lciop had an exceptionally strong performance beating Auk in his 1v1 set against LGD, winning his […]


CSGO: Four Things We Learned from BLAST Pro Series Miami

CSGO: Four Things We Learned from BLAST Pro Series Miami

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FaZe Clan unexpectedly took home the trophy from BLAST Pro Series Miami, defeating Team Liquid 2-0. BLAST Pro Series’ format can be a little unpredictable, but there are still insights in these matches if you know where to look form them. Let’s break some things down and see what we can find! FaZe picked the […]


Dota 2: ESL One Mumbai 2019 – Overview

Dota 2: ESL One Mumbai 2019 – Overview

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ESL One Mumbai is the second ESL event for 2019. Despite the fact that the tournament is outside the DPC, it still features an amazing $300,000 prize pool. However, due to overlapping issues with other events, there have been some changes here. ESL One Mumbai starts this week (April 16), and we’ve got everything you […]


Overwatch League Recap Stage 2 | Week 2 | Day 3

Overwatch League Recap Stage 2 | Week 2 | Day 3

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Welcome to the Overwatch League S2W2D3 Recap! As Week 2 is beginning to wrap up, the teams are showing no signs of slowing down. With two teams still undefeated, the battle for the top spot is proving to be deadly for any opposing teams on their schedule. With two clean sweeps on the menu, here […]


Rogue Esports Claims Top Prize in Twitch Con Apex Legends Showdown

Rogue Esports Claims Top Prize in Twitch Con Apex Legends Showdown

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TwitchCon Europe just concluded the biggest Apex Legends tournament yet with a $500,000 prize pool up for grabs. Esports organization Rogue dominated the tournament and took home the top prize! Rogue’s Apex Legends squad, consisting of HusKers, Sweetdreams, and Dropped walked away with the lion’s share of the massive prize pool, adding up to over […]


Dota 2: All Twelve Teams Are Set for ESL One Birmingham

Dota 2: All Twelve Teams Are Set for ESL One Birmingham

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ESL One Birmingham is an event that will take place in May. Twelve of the best teams in the world will gather at the Arena Birmingham in order to fight for that sweet $300,000 USD prize pool. Sadly, the ESL One events are not included in the list of DPC events for this year. Regardless […]


LEC Finals Preview: G2 Esports vs Origen

LEC Finals Preview: G2 Esports vs Origen

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Origen has a chance at their first title in the organization’s history, and look to beat G2 in their rematch. G2 will be favorites as they have already taken Origen down in a series. Caps and Perkz are members that will want to regain the crown and prove that G2 is one of the best […]


LCS: Team Liquid v Team SoloMid Finals Recap

LCS: Team Liquid v Team SoloMid Finals Recap

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Game One   Team SoloMid (“TSM”) won the first game of the Spring Split Finals against Team Liquid (“TL”). It was incredibly close for much of the game, but Broken Blade on Vladimir was the difference maker in the late game. This was even with Impact’s Kennen getting First Blood in a top side skirmish. […]



Overwatch League Recap Stage 2 | Week 2 | Day 2

Overwatch League Recap Stage 2 | Week 2 | Day 2

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Welcome to the Overwatch League S2W2D2 Recap! Surprising results were on the agenda for tonight, as teams who we didn’t expect to emerge on top snatched the victories away from the favoured squads. From a first win to debut matches for some players, here is a recap on the latest Overwatch League action. Final Scores […]


CSGO BLAST Pro Series: Astralis Default Analysis and Na`VI Misplays

CSGO BLAST Pro Series: Astralis Default Analysis and Na`VI Misplays

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Yesterday’s BLAST Pro Series match between Natus Vincere and Astralis was definitely one the community was excited about. Na`Vi recently stomped the competition at StarSeries Season 7 in Shanghai, and we’ve only seen the indomitable Astralis in Sao Paulo since their win at the IEM Katowice Major. So, let’s take a look at how they […]


LEC Playoff Preview: Round 3 | Origen vs Fnatic

LEC Playoff Preview: Round 3 | Origen vs Fnatic

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Fnatic versus Origen has delivered some amazing moments for us in the past. Most notably they gave us the 2015 Summer Finals and strong performances in Worlds of that year. After Origen was relegated at the end of Spring Split 2017, it seemed that we had seen the end of the Origen brand. Thanks to […]


BLAST Pro Series Reveals Global Final with $500,000 Prize Pool

BLAST Pro Series Reveals Global Final with $500,000 Prize Pool

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The Counterstrike Blast Pro Series has revealed that the BLAST Global Finals will take place in December and feature a $500,000 prize pool. RFRSH Entertainment, the tournament organizer of the Counterstrike BLAST Pro Series, has announced that the Global Finals for the league will take place in December. The location and venue have yet to […]


League of Legends: Is Jarvan IV the new NA curse?

League of Legends: Is Jarvan IV the new NA curse?

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Jarvan IV is one of League of Legends’ most valuable junglers in the current meta. He is a strong pick and is great at enabling his team to succeed. He is a staple pick all around the world, but is receiving more and more criticism in North America. Viewers and analysts noticed that players using […]


100 Thieves Announce Totino’s Sponsorship of 100T Fortnite

100 Thieves Announce Totino’s Sponsorship of 100T Fortnite

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100 Thieves announced today that Totino’s will sponsor its Fortnite team. In addition to the sponsorship, the 100 Thieves has also revealed that its Fortnite team will move into the Totino’s World Cup House in Atlanta in order to practice for the Fortnite World Cup Qualifiers. North American esports organization announced an expansion with current […]


Overwatch League Recap Stage 2 | Week 2 | Day 1

Overwatch League Recap Stage 2 | Week 2 | Day 1

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Welcome to the OWL S2W2D1 Recap! Stage 2 is now in full swing, and now that we’ve seen what most teams are capable of, the power rankings for the teams are beginning to fall into place. With a clean sweep and three similar match results, here is the recap for what happened in the most […]


CS:GO Opinion: We Shouldn’t Take BLAST Pro Series Seriously

CS:GO Opinion: We Shouldn’t Take BLAST Pro Series Seriously

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Blast Pro Series is a fun set of BO1’s, but we shouldn’t treat them as an actual competitive tournament. Opinion By Slava Britvin, ESTNN.com BLAST Pro Series put on its first tournament in Copenhagen in 2017. 2018 saw three more. And, at the end of last year, Counter-Strike fans were hit by a flurry of […]


Dota 2: A Few Items That Will Help You Increase Your MMR

Dota 2: A Few Items That Will Help You Increase Your MMR

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Item builds is definitely one of the most important things in Dota 2. There is an item for everything and, in theory, every hero can fill in every role regardless if its usual playstyle. However, when it comes down to PUB games, there are some items which can definitely help you win more, which means […]


Dota 2 News: Winstrike says goodbye to DM, MiLAN, and dnz

Dota 2 News: Winstrike says goodbye to DM, MiLAN, and dnz

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Winstrike Team announced today that DM, MiLAN, and dnz are leaving the team. Winstrike Team is a very interesting team. Even though they had a pretty stable lineup, for some reason they just could not “unleash” their full potential. That’s why it is no surprise that just a month after joining, DM, MiLAN and dnz are […]


Blast Pro Series Miami: Day 1 Preview, Vetoes, and Analysis

Blast Pro Series Miami: Day 1 Preview, Vetoes, and Analysis

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Blast Pro Series Miami kicks off tomorrow with Rounds One and Two of the Group Stage. Earlier this morning, teams vetoed for their maps, and we’ve got a first-hand look at the first two rounds. With a little under 24 hours to go until the first match of Blast Pro Series Miami, let’s jump right […]


Chipotle Partners with ESL and Dreamhack

Chipotle Partners with ESL and Dreamhack

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Chipotle has announced a partnership with both ESL and DreamHack this morning, with content including event sponsorships and the Chipotle Challenger Series, an amateur esports league. American Mexican restaurant Chipotle revealed a partnership today with two of the largest esports tournament organizers, ESL and DreamHack. https://twitter.com/DreamHack/status/1116332574459092992 As per the press release, Chipotle will sponsor ESL […]


LCS Finals Preview: Team Liquid vs Team SoloMid

LCS Finals Preview: Team Liquid vs Team SoloMid

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This weekend Team Liquid (“TL”) and Team SoloMid (“TSM”) will fight for the 2019 LCS Spring Split title. TL looks to continue their dominance and win their third split in a row. On the other hand, TSM is seeking to take back their former glory. They want to reassert themselves as the best team in […]


Esports Weekly News Brief: April 3 – April 10, 2019

Esports Weekly News Brief: April 3 – April 10, 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 April 10th. This week, we’ve got pros quitting the Overwatch League, a shiny, new LCK trophy, and a whole host of roster moves across esports. Let’s dive right in! Weekly Esports News Recap Video League of […]


Overwatch League Season 2: Top 20 Plays + Analysis – Stage 2 | Week 1

Overwatch League Season 2: Top 20 Plays + Analysis – Stage 2 | Week 1

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Day 1 The fights keep on coming this week as Profit delivers the Florida Mayhem a nice little package, Ryujehong is back on the sleep dart grind and the San Francisco Shock absolutely pop off. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5sT488cE0M Day 2 Stage 2 of the Overwatch League kicked off and the NYXL wiped the floor with the Philadelphia […]


LCS: The Rivalry of Jensen and Bjergsen

LCS: The Rivalry of Jensen and Bjergsen

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League of Legends fans all over the world know the names of Søren “Bjergsen” Bjerg and Nicolaj “Jensen” Jensen. The two are staples of the North American LCS and among the best mid laners in the world. They have fought on the Rift many times and find themselves in yet another battle for the LCS […]


Overwatch League Power Rankings | Season 2 | Stage 2 | Week 2

Overwatch League Power Rankings | Season 2 | Stage 2 | Week 2

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A new Stage means a new patch and a new meta. The first week of Stage 1 saw many heroes that fans thought they would never see again; Soldier: 76, Genji, and even Symmetra saw a substantial increase in play on the battlefield. Some teams adapted to this style of play that many had forgotten. […]


CSGO News: Dennis returns to the NiP Lineup

CSGO News: Dennis returns to the NiP Lineup

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Ninjas In Pajamas announced the return of rifler Dennis “dennis” Edman to their Counterstrike: Global Offensive lineup today on the team’s official Twitter account. .@denniscsgod returns to the active roster. We would like to thank you for your contribution, @drakenCSGO. It’s always a pleasure watching you perform.https://t.co/Qj6YRJwvsl#GONINJAS #CSGO — Ninjas in Pyjamas (@NIP) April 10, […]


Rapper The Weeknd Invests in Toronto Defiant Parent Company OAM

Rapper The Weeknd Invests in Toronto Defiant Parent Company OAM

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Abel Tesfaye, otherwise known as the rapper “The Weeknd,” has reportedly invested in OverActive Media, parent company of the Toronto Defiant and Team Splyce. The Weeknd has entered the esports realm with an investment in OverActive Media, the ownership team behind the Toronto Defiant and Team Splyce. The partnership will see Tesfaye operate as a […]


5 teams withdraw from ESL One Mumbai while EE’s squad steps in

5 teams withdraw from ESL One Mumbai while EE’s squad steps in

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Starting in just six days, ESL One Mumbai will be the first large Dota 2 LAN event in India. This makes it a very important tournament for the local scene because the fans will have the opportunity to meet and interact with their favourite players. However, due to yet again another overlap with a DPC […]


Dota 2 News: Mushi and Q Leave Team Aster

Dota 2 News: Mushi and Q Leave Team Aster

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Team Aster announced today that both Chai “Mushi” Yee Fung and Fu “Q” Bin have left the team. Team Aster is a very interesting team because it originally had some very well known players in its roster. Unfortunately for the team, however, they were unable to live up to their full potential. That’s why it is no […]


CS:GO News: Renegades announce Smooya to stand-in at Pro League, per Dekay

CS:GO News: Renegades announce Smooya to stand-in at Pro League, per Dekay

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A report from Dexerto’s Jarek “Dekay” Lewis is reporting that Owen ‘smooya’ Butterfield will stand in for Sean ‘Gratisfaction’ Kaiwai at ESL Pro League Season 9. Renegades has decided to have ex-BIG AWPer Owen “Smooya” Butterfield stand in for the team while Sean “Gratisfaction” Kaiwai works out visa issues. The move comes just three days […]


Call of Duty: Midnight Esports Sign Former EUnited Coach “Saintt”

Call of Duty: Midnight Esports Sign Former EUnited Coach “Saintt”

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In a tweet from their official Twitter account, Midnight Esports confirmed they picked up former EUnited coach Brian “Saintt” Baroska to coach their competitive Call of Duty team. Midnight Esports is pleased to announce @BrianSaintt as our new Coach for the Call of Duty team pic.twitter.com/XIci2LwejT — Midnight Esports (@GGMidnight_) April 9, 2019 After his […]


Clash Royale League: China Spring 2019 – Week 3

Clash Royale League: China Spring 2019 – Week 3

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Let’s take a look at what happened in the third week of the Clash Royale League, China. Newbee Newbee remains in first place, but they suffered their first loss of the season. They lost to Nova, who has had an underwhelming performance thus far. This occurred during the third match of the week, and it was […]




We Play! CS:GO League for the CIS Region Starts Today

We Play! CS:GO League for the CIS Region Starts Today

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Forge of Masters. WePlay! League will have 3 seasons throughout the year. The first season starts on April 8th and ends up with a LAN-event on May 3-5 in Kyiv. This season’s total prize pool is $50,000. Three seasons of the league will be united by a common mission, while each of them will differ […]


Overwatch League Recap Stage 2 | Week 1 | Day 4

Overwatch League Recap Stage 2 | Week 1 | Day 4

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Welcome to the OWL S2W1D4 Recap! The first week of Stage 2 has come to a close, and fans were given matches full of excitement and chaos to finish the week. From Ameng crushing an orange on analyst Bren’s head to almost a full day of clean sweeps, here is just some of the action […]


CSGO News: Vega Squadron Complete Roster With Dima

CSGO News: Vega Squadron Complete Roster With Dima

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The CIS organization has completed their roster rework with the addition of Dmitriy “Dima” Bandurka as their fifth and final player. Vega Squadron’s Counterstrike: Global Offensive roster is finally finished with the addition of Dmitriy “Dima” Bandurka to the squad. At 24 years old, the young rifler comes by way of Spirit after his former […]


LDLC Reveals Three More Members on Revamped CSGO Squad

LDLC Reveals Three More Members on Revamped CSGO Squad

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LDLC has revealed that Alexandre “xms” Forté and Christophe “SIXER” Xia will be rejoining the organizations Counterstrike Global Offensive lineup. The team will also trial Rodolphe “roden” Bianco during the ESL Championnat Nation and Charleroi Esports tournaments. Team LDLC has unveiled the majority of their new roster, which looks quite a bit like the old […]


LCS: Team Liquid vs FlyQuest Semifinal Recap

LCS: Team Liquid vs FlyQuest Semifinal Recap

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Game One   Team Liquid (“TL”) defeated FlyQuest (“FLY”) to open up the series. Similar to Cloud9 yesterday, TL piloted the Sona-Taric bottom lane duo to a game one victory. Impact was given First Blood at level one when FLY’s bottom lane tried to invade for vision. There was little early action after this besides […]


Dota 2 News: The Top Heroes In 7.21d

Dota 2 News: The Top Heroes In 7.21d

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Patch 7.21d has been live for a few weeks now. It included a lot of changes to some of the most popular heroes from the previous patch. Like all the previous updates, some heroes that were not as strong before the patch actually became very popular and easy to win with. Let’s see some of […]


Overwatch League Recap Stage 2 | Week 1 | Day 3

Overwatch League Recap Stage 2 | Week 1 | Day 3

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Welcome to the OWL S2W1D3 Recap! A shift in the meta brought new compositions to the field the weekend and some more exciting Overwatch. With another reverse sweep and a clean sweep to finish off the night, here’s what happened in the latest Overwatch League matches. Florida Mayhem versus Philadelphia Fusion   The night kicked […]


LCS: C9 vs TSM Semifinal Recap

LCS: C9 vs TSM Semifinal Recap

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Game One   Cloud9 (“C9”) styled on Team SoloMid (“TSM”) to take the first game of the series. They debuted the solo queue terror of Sona-Taric bot lane and smashed TSM with it. It wasn’t very good in lane though, as Zven killed Sneaky for First Blood in the two-versus-two. A couple of minutes later […]


OGA Dota Pit Minor 2019 Teams – Who made it?

OGA Dota Pit Minor 2019 Teams – Who made it?

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The OGA Dota Pit Minor 2019 will be a $300,000 prize pool Minor that will take place around two weeks from now. The main event will be hosted at the Spaladium Arena, in Split, Croatia, in April 2019. The winner will get the last slot for the MDL Disneyland Paris Major, which starts just a […]


Overwatch League Recap: Stage 2 | Week 1 | Day 2

Overwatch League Recap: Stage 2 | Week 1 | Day 2

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Welcome to the Overwatch League Stage 2 Week 1 Day 2 Recap! The second day of Stage 2 was a treat for the fans as they were given some close matches throughout the day. From a clean sweep to an intense map five match, here’s what happened in the most recent Overwatch League matches. London […]



Overwatch League Recap: Stage 2 | Week 1 | Day 1

Overwatch League Recap: Stage 2 | Week 1 | Day 1

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Welcome to the OWL S2W1D1 Recap! Stage 2 of the Overwatch League kicked off last night, and some of the results were not quite what analysts and viewers were expecting. From two clean sweeps to an impressive comeback, here is what happened during the latest Overwatch League matches. Philadelphia Fusion versus New York Excelsior   […]


Dota 2 News: All Directly Invited Teams For ESL One Birmingham 2019

Dota 2 News: All Directly Invited Teams For ESL One Birmingham 2019

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The ESL One events are always one of the most interesting to watch not only because of the sheer calibre of the teams but also because the atmosphere is amazing. No wonder many people consider the ESL events to be the most fan-friendly. Unlike the last DPC Season, the ESL events during this season are […]


League of Legends: Amazing Leaves Schalke 04

League of Legends: Amazing Leaves Schalke 04

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Earlier today Maurice “Amazing” Stückenschneider announced he is leaving Schalke 04 Esports (“S04”).  Last year he played for the S04 roster that surged in the Summer Split and nearly made the World Championship. Though they didn’t emerge victorious, their run was extremely successful. This year he moved over to managing the team, hoping to recreate similar […]


LEC Partners with Go Daddy and Sanquis

LEC Partners with Go Daddy and Sanquis

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Earlier today LoL Esports announced that the LEC partnered with two companies in preparation for their Spring Split Finals. The first of which is Sanquis, a blood institute that partnered with the EU LCS last year. The second is Go Daddy, a business that focuses on helping entrepreneurs get all the help they need to […]


Belong Gaming Arenas announces Destiny 2 Gambit Prime Tournament

Belong Gaming Arenas announces Destiny 2 Gambit Prime Tournament

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Yesterday, UK Esports Organization Belong Gaming Arena, owned by GAME, announced that they would be working with Bungie to produce the world’s first Gambit Prime tournament. Gambit Prime Joker’s Wild, Destiny 2’s most recent DLC, introduced a brand new game mode called Gambit Prime. Teams of four take part in an intense one round mode of […]


CSGO News: LDLC Reveal Maj3r, Rest of the Roster to Follow

CSGO News: LDLC Reveal Maj3r, Rest of the Roster to Follow

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LDLC returns, hinting at a new roster days after releasing their old one. LDLC revealed the first member, Engin “MAJ3R” Kupel, yesterday in a Tweet from the organization’s official Twitter account. Legendary French team LDLC has revealed the beginning of their new lineup. Engin “MAJ3R” Kupel is the first member of the new roster to […]


LEC Playoff Preview: Fnatic vs. Splyce

LEC Playoff Preview: Fnatic vs. Splyce

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Splyce is looking to slay the kings of Europe and take their spot in the top three. Fnatic currently has an eleven game win streak going into this series and seem determined to end the weekend on 3-0 series. The winner of this game will get the chance to go to Rotterdam and face the […]


Team Liquid & qihl Dota Auto Chess Masters 3: EU, NA, and SEA Circuit

Team Liquid & qihl Dota Auto Chess Masters 3: EU, NA, and SEA Circuit

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The phenomenon known as Dota 2 Auto Chess continues to grow in all ways possible. While the mobile version of the game is slowly but steadily on its way, a new tournament is on the horizon – Auto Chess Masters 3: EU, NA and SEA Circuits. This is the third event of this kind. Tournament Rules […]


NA & EU Fortnite Power Rankings: Top 100 Players

NA & EU Fortnite Power Rankings: Top 100 Players

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Here is the latest iteration of the ESTNN Fortnite Power Rankings. I added all the EU player data, and the list now features the top 100 players rather than top 55. I also slightly altered the VeLoScore metric, players are now ranked based on average VeLoScore rather than total. This change completely negates the bias […]



LCS Win Conditions: TL v FLY Semifinal

LCS Win Conditions: TL v FLY Semifinal

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This weekend North America’s top four teams will battle for their chance at the LCS 2019 Spring Split Championship title. After Cloud9 and Team SoloMid duke it out, Team Liquid (“TL”) and FlyQuest (“FLY”) will do so on Sunday. This series is expected to be rather one-sided, as TL finished far-and-above any other team in […]