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Fortnite Champion Series Week Two Recap and Results

Fortnite Champion Series Week Two Recap and Results

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The qualifiers in week two of the Fortnite Champion Series is official. Professional Fortnite trios played for nine total hours over two days to earn a spot in the Grand Finals. Last week, we saw names such as Clix, Bugha, and Snood qualify from NA East. Check out our week one recap to see if […]



Season Premiere of HBO’s “Ballers” to Feature Esports, League of Legends & Splyce

Season Premiere of HBO’s “Ballers” to Feature Esports, League of Legends & Splyce

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HBO’s series Ballers, starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, is set to include esports in the plot tonight during the season premiere. As to what this inclusion supposedly entails, Marty Strenczewilk, founder of Splyce, was one of the first to reveal this info about Ballers. It suggests that Splyce is involved: https://twitter.com/lazerchickenzzz/status/1165765627988062209?s=21 Additionally, this image was […]


Dota 2: The International 10 to be Played in Stockholm, Sweden

Dota 2: The International 10 to be Played in Stockholm, Sweden

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During the last day of TI 9, we also got to know where will the next TI be held. It turned out the rumors are true. TI 10 will be heading to Stockholm, Sweden. The International 2020 Dota 2 Championship will be held in… #Dota2 #TI9 #TI10 pic.twitter.com/kmuREm7Hbo — The International (@dota2ti) August 25, 2019 […]


Dota 2: TI 9 Grand Final Recap – OG Vs. Team Liquid

Dota 2: TI 9 Grand Final Recap – OG Vs. Team Liquid

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After an amazing LB final, it was time to focus on the most important Dota 2 series in history. Apart from the amazing $15M+ going to the champion, this was the first time where we’d have a two times TI winner. To be honest, we could not really ask for a more interesting final. Apart […]


Dota 2: TI 9 Lower Bracket Final Recap – Team Liquid Vs PSG.LGD

Dota 2: TI 9 Lower Bracket Final Recap – Team Liquid Vs PSG.LGD

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And just like that, the biggest event in esports history came to an end. It is safe to say that this was the absolute best TI we have ever seen. Not only was it full with tons of back-and-forth action but every single team had to chance to lift the trophy. Some of them managed […]


League of Legends: LCS Summer 2019 Finals Preview

League of Legends: LCS Summer 2019 Finals Preview

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The Finals are almost here. Two of the best North American rosters in history are set to battle it out on August 25th.  Cloud9 (“C9”) led by Dennis “Svenskeren” Johnsen’s MVP performance will be looking to put an end to Team Liquid’s (“TL”) reign on the LCS. C9 has looked extremely impressive throughout the year […]



League of Legends: S04 Vs. Vitality | LEC Group Stage

League of Legends: S04 Vs. Vitality | LEC Group Stage

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Game One FC Schalke 04 (“S04”) started the series with a decisive first game. Before two minutes had passed, the action had already picked up. Vitality (“VIT”) went for an invade into the enemy and kept fighting forward. S04 reacted properly and were able to get 3 kills without a single casualty, giving them a […]


Dota 2: Another New Hero – Void Spirit

Dota 2: Another New Hero – Void Spirit

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Yesterday, Valve announced a new hero named Snapfire.  Today we have yet another new hero, Void Spirit. Lore-wise, this will be the fourth spirit alongside Ember, Storm, and Earth. Many people were expecting this, especially throughout the last couple of weeks. https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=trZhv9O6VFs What we know Similar to Snapfire, there is not really any information regarding […]


League of Legends: Splyce Vs. Rogue | LEC Group Stage

League of Legends: Splyce Vs. Rogue | LEC Group Stage

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Game One Rogue (“RGE”) subverted the expectations of many and took down Splyce (“SPY”) in Game one. SPY’s Xerxe started the game by ganking Finn while RGE ganked bot side, resulting in a kill for each team. SPY continued to focus top side by collecting another kill from Finn at 11 minutes, but RGE was […]


Dota 2: TI9 Day Nine – Recap

Dota 2: TI9 Day Nine – Recap

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The end of The International 9 is just around the corner. Our second last day of competition today saw our first team locked in for our Grand Final tomorrow, while two more of our teams said goodbye to the main stage at Shanghai. Lower Bracket Round four of our Lower Bracket today gave us a […]


CSGO: What Makes a Major Great?

CSGO: What Makes a Major Great?

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The New Challengers Stage of the Berlin Major is underway. As we head into the tournament, let’s discuss what makes CS:GO’s premier events so good. Everyone in CS:GO looks forward to the Majors. By and large, they never fail to deliver a spectacle of Counter-strike and provide some of the best viewings in all of […]



Dota 2: TI9 Day 8 Recap

Dota 2: TI9 Day 8 Recap

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The International 2019 is slowly but steadily coming to an end. Following today’s’ games, there are only five teams after today we waved goodbye to two more teams. Let’s take a look at what happened during the games. Royal Never Give Up vs Team Liquid One quick game (and one not so quick one 🙄) […]


Dota 2: New Hero Revealed at TI9

Dota 2: New Hero Revealed at TI9

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Every year, TI always surprises us by revealing a new hero. Today, we got the chance to watch a very interesting trailer. In fact, Valve decided to introduce it in between the EG vs. TL match. Snapfire, this new hero’s name, is expected to arrive this Fall and by the looks of it, it will […]


Fortnite: B.R.U.T.E. and Junk Rift Changes Incoming

Fortnite: B.R.U.T.E. and Junk Rift Changes Incoming

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The impact of the B.R.U.T.E. is one of the most extensively covered storylines in competitive Fortnite history. Never have we seen such an outcry from one community over the addition of a new vehicle. Both professional and casual players joined forces to start the #removethemech movement, which has picked up steam since the release of […]


CSGO: Three Questions the StarLadder Berlin Major Will Answer

CSGO: Three Questions the StarLadder Berlin Major Will Answer

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The next CS:GO Major looms over the horizon as 24 teams wait patiently. They’re all ready to give their all to lift the trophy and cement their names in Counter-Strike history. There are many questions surrounding the current landscape of professional Counter-Strike, and StarLadder Berlin should give us some insight as to where many teams […]


League of Legends: LEC Summer 2019 Playoff Preview

League of Legends: LEC Summer 2019 Playoff Preview

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The LEC Summer Split has concluded. With G2 Esports and Fnatic (FNC) on top, the remaining six teams in Europe have begun their climb to challenge for the trophy. For the four teams that have reached playoffs in the lower bracket, however, the road ahead is long and difficult. The LEC is maintaining the playoff […]


League of Legends: C9 Svenskeren named 2019 LCS Summer Split MVP

League of Legends: C9 Svenskeren named 2019 LCS Summer Split MVP

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Svenskeren was announced as the Honda MVP for the 2019 LCS Summer Split after an impressive Summer with Cloud9 with 15 of the 19 games that C9 played over the Summer. Sven had an impressive 73% win percentage alongside an equally impressive 47% First Blood percentage. His kill participation percentage was also fantastic, sitting at […]


Dota 2: TI9 Day 7 – Recap

Dota 2: TI9 Day 7 – Recap

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The heart-pounding action continued at TI9 today as we saw two more of our teams eliminated. Let’s see how the day panned out. Lower Bracket The day began with round two of our Lower Bracket series. While some might have thought the morning’s matches would be over early, our teams had other things in mind. […]


Fortnite: New Items Causing Competitive Scene to Suffer

Fortnite: New Items Causing Competitive Scene to Suffer

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Morale is at an all-time low for Fortnite fans. Casual and competitive players alike are heavily criticizing the developers for recent changes implemented in the game. This all began with the addition of the B.R.U.T.E vehicle into the game, which players also refer to as the mech. It is polarizing history to this point, and […]


Dota 2: Ogre Magi wins the Arcana Vote

Dota 2: Ogre Magi wins the Arcana Vote

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After an epic battle, we finally know the name of the Arcana winner – Ogre Magi. He won the final vote against a formidable enemy – Windranger, a hero which has always been loved by the community. The result was definitely expected, considering how Ogre won against his other enemies. In fact, he pretty much […]


Dota 2: SK Telecom T1 Enter Pro Dota

Dota 2: SK Telecom T1 Enter Pro Dota

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The International 2019 is still not over but we already have news about new teams. SK Telecom T1 is, arguably, the most powerful League of Legends organization in the world and has decided to step in into the Dota 2 world by giving the task to Lee “Forev” Sang-don to form a roster. We are […]


Blizzard Announces Overwatch League Homestand Venues for 2020

Blizzard Announces Overwatch League Homestand Venues for 2020

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The hype surrounding the 2020 season has been quite the buzz on Reddit since early June when teams started announcing details. Little bits and pieces and have been released by teams over the past 2 months but now, a full schedule for the 2020 Overwatch League season has been released by Blizzard. We finally got […]


Rivalry and MoonDuck TV Announce Partnership for The International 9

Rivalry and MoonDuck TV Announce Partnership for The International 9

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Dota’s $33.5 million The International tournament is one of the most impactful and most viewed esports events in the world. Commonly referred to as TI, the main event will be taking place in Shanghai, China during this week. Not everyone is willing to stay up until 4 am just to watch a tournament live in […]


CSGO: Fnatic Bench Xizt and Twist

CSGO: Fnatic Bench Xizt and Twist

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Fnatic has moved Richard “Xizt” Landström and Simon “twist” Eliasson to the bench. This move follows their failure to return to the Major cycle after being eliminated during StarLadder Berlin’s European Minor. Fnatic announced today that the team will be moving into “a new phase,” starting with the removal of both Landström and Eliasson. Landström […]


Overwatch League Season 2 Power Rankings | Stage 4, Week 5

Overwatch League Season 2 Power Rankings | Stage 4, Week 5

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1. SF Shock The San Francisco Shock has been nothing if not consistent throughout the last two stages. After their 4-0 against the Chengdu Hunters, the Shock has proven that they can perform in a tank heavy meta, and a damage-centric meta as well. This upcoming week, they take on the Vancouver Titans during the […]


Call of Duty: Franchising Format Details Revealed

Call of Duty: Franchising Format Details Revealed

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New details have come out regarding the franchised-based format that competitive Call of Duty is moving to next season. The release of Call of Duty Modern Warfare will officially mark the end of what we know as Call of Duty Esports. In a Reddit post on the r/CoDCompetitive, the u/callofduty_esports account provided details to fans […]


WESA to Investigate Ninjas in Pyjamas

WESA to Investigate Ninjas in Pyjamas

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WESA, The World Esports Association, has announced an official investigation into allegations against the Swedish organization Ninjas In Pyjamas. WESA have tasked ESIC commissioner Ian Smith to “conduct an independent third-party review of allegations against NiP”. The Investigation comes after Richard Lewis conducted an in-depth interview with former NiP player Robin “Fifflaren” Johansson. In the […]


Dota 2: TI9 Day Six Recap

Dota 2: TI9 Day Six Recap

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After an incredible day one of the main event yesterday, day two was also full of very interesting results, amazing comebacks, and dominant performances. Unfortunately, two more teams were eliminated, which means that there are only 10 more remainings. Upper Bracket OG vs Newbee We're closing our series against @newbeecn with a convincing 2-0 score. […]


CSGO: StarLadder Major Talent Revealed

CSGO: StarLadder Major Talent Revealed

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StarLadder has announced the official broadcast team for the Berlin Major With the Main Qualifier getting underway in just under two days, StarLadder has announced the names and faces of the broadcast. Alex “Machine” Richardson and Tres “stunna” Saranthus will be hosting the desk alongside Matthew “Sadokist” Trivett who confirmed that he would be working […]


CS:GO StarLadder Berlin: When’s s1mple’s Turn?

CS:GO StarLadder Berlin: When’s s1mple’s Turn?

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When we think about the best Counter-Strike players of all time, there is one name bound to come up: s1mple. The Ukrainian prodigy reached new levels in 2018, racing his way to the top of every player ranking – and breaking whatever records necessary to get there. Despite this dominance, there is one achievement he […]


Dota 2: TI9 Day 5 – Recap

Dota 2: TI9 Day 5 – Recap

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Today’s main event at the International 9 began today in Shanghai. Our playoffs are double elimination, which meant we saw four teams go home. While another two fell to tough it out in the lower bracket for a chance at this year’s aegis and their cut of the massive $32 million US dollar prize pool. […]


Call of Duty: CWL Championship Stock Market

Call of Duty: CWL Championship Stock Market

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On the heels of the final CWL Championship, mixed emotions are present in the Call of Duty community. Moving onward and upward is good for any competitive esports title, but leaving the golden age of Call of Duty Esports is difficult. Nevertheless, the show must go on and Call of Duty is moving onto a […]


CSGO: Who Will be the “Legends” of the StarLadder Major?

CSGO: Who Will be the “Legends” of the StarLadder Major?

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The Berlin Major is finally right around the corner. Despite Team Liquid being the heavy favorites to win, there are a few unlikely teams that could go deep in the tournament. With the new Challengers Stage starting in just four days, we’ll see which hopeful teams will earn the right to challenge the legends of […]


Toronto Defiant Viewing Party Brings Overwatch Fans Together at the CNE

Toronto Defiant Viewing Party Brings Overwatch Fans Together at the CNE

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On Sunday, Overwatch fans gathered at the CNE Gaming Garage to watch Toronto Defiant and Florida Mayhem duke it out in stage four of the Overwatch League. The viewing party also featured Nathan “KarQ” Chan. KarQ is a streamer for Toronto Defiant, as well as the community lead for Team Canada. He engaged the audience […]


Dota 2: The Trove Carafe is Live

Dota 2: The Trove Carafe is Live

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With just a couple of hours before TI 9 resumes, Valve decided that it is time to release this year’s Trove Carafe. It includes new items for Bounty Hunter, Crystal Maiden, Nature’s Prophet, Arc Warden, Templar Assassin, Chaos Knight, and Tusk. In addition to that, which each chest that you open, you also have a […]


Dota 2: TI 9 – The End of the Group Stage, Main Event & More

Dota 2: TI 9 – The End of the Group Stage, Main Event & More

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When the dust settled from perhaps one of the most interesting Group Stages that we’ve seen at any TI so far, it’s time to take a look at which teams lived up to the expectations and which were simply blown away from the competition. Group A With the group stage behind us, it’s time to […]


Dota 2: TI9 Day 4 – Recap

Dota 2: TI9 Day 4 – Recap

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The group stages of The International 9 are in the bag. We saw our second team eliminated from the tournament, and the seeding for our upper and lower brackets is now set. Let’s take a look at some of the highlights from our final day. Group A Highlights The last of our Group A matches […]


Fortnite Champion Series Week One Results

Fortnite Champion Series Week One Results

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The time has officially arrived for the Fortnite Champion Series. With the recent release of the Trios format, Epic Games announced a six week series of events in said format. Professional players mixed and matched to form what they believed to be their best opportunity at victory. The top point-earning teams from each weekly session […]


Call of Duty: 2019 CWL Championship Smashes Twitch Viewer Records

Call of Duty: 2019 CWL Championship Smashes Twitch Viewer Records

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eUnited destroyed many barriers to claim their victory at the 2019 CWL Championships that took place in Los Angeles, CA. But eUnited’s boundaries weren’t the only ones being demolished. According to Twitch analytics site SullyGnome, the 2019 CWL Championships have single-handedly catapulted the viewership of Call of Duty onto the top charts for two categories. […]


Call of Duty: eUnited Victorious in the Final CWL Championship

Call of Duty: eUnited Victorious in the Final CWL Championship

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In what was a CWL Championship for the ages, eUnited came out on top. It was almost never in doubt after their victory at the CWL Pro League Playoffs. The team of James “Clayster” Eubanks, Alec “Arcitys” Sanderson, Preston “Prestinni” Sanderson, Chris “Simp” Lehr and Tyler “aBeZy” Pharris came into The Pauley Pavilion and methodically […]


LCS Summer 2019: Clutch vs Liquid Semifinal Recap

LCS Summer 2019: Clutch vs Liquid Semifinal Recap

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Game One This was expected to be a lopsided series, and Team Liquid (“TL”) showed why with a dominant victory in Game One over Clutch Gaming (“CG”). It all began at three minutes, where CG fought a 3v3 in the top lane. TL turned it around to get Jensen a Double Kill, with First Blood […]


League of Legends: Clash is Back

League of Legends: Clash is Back

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Clash is a game mode for League of Legends that Riot Games has been working on for a while. The team creation stage, where you can team up with friends to form an amateur competitive team, starts on August 19th and ends on the 23rd. After this, the tournaments begin. However, this version of Clash […]


Call of Duty: CWL Championship Day Four Recap

Call of Duty: CWL Championship Day Four Recap

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The competition has reached new heights at the CWL Championship. Thus far, we have seen early exits from unexpected teams and some other surprises along the way. Chief among the surprises so far is the early exit of FaZe at the hands of 100T. The intense set between these two prestigious organizations set the stage […]


LCS Summer 2019: Cloud9 vs CLG Semifinal Recap

LCS Summer 2019: Cloud9 vs CLG Semifinal Recap

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Game One Cloud9 (“C9”) put on a clinic right out of the gate and took the first game versus Counter Logic Gaming (“CLG”). C9 was extremely clean from the very beginning and CLG seemed to have no answers for what they wanted to do. Svenskeren got the ball rolling by ganking mid and getting First […]


LEC Summer 2019: Week Nine | Day Two Recap

LEC Summer 2019: Week Nine | Day Two Recap

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Splyce vs Misfits Gaming Misfits Gaming (“MSF”) beat Splyce (“SPY”) to take away their chance at the second place over Fnatic. They dominated the early game, and though they were shaky in the later part of the game, did clutch it out in the end. H1iva killed Kobbe for First Blood, but a good Teleport […]


Dota 2: TI9 Day Three Recap

Dota 2: TI9 Day Three Recap

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After an amazing day three full of epic action, new records (Syed Sumail “SumaiL” Hassan now has over 1000 kills at The International) and eliminations, it’s time to see some of the most interesting series of the day. Team Secret vs TNC – The Europeans Can Bleed #SecretDota successfully takes down @TNCPredator in game one […]


Call of Duty: CWL Championship Day 3 Recap

Call of Duty: CWL Championship Day 3 Recap

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Day Three of the CWL Championship has wrapped up, and it had some expected wins alongside some serious upsets. The CWL Championship is in full force for the Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 season. Refer to our recaps of days one and two to get caught up on what you may have missed in […]


League of Legends: LCS Summer 2019 Semifinal Preview

League of Legends: LCS Summer 2019 Semifinal Preview

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The LCS Summer Split is moving to Detroit! Here, the final four teams will fight for their spot in the Finals and a ticket to the World Championship. There are also valuable Championship Points on the line to help the teams go to Worlds. Team Liquid (“TL”) and Cloud9 (“C9”) both secured byes from the […]


LEC Summer 2019: Week Nine | Day One Recap

LEC Summer 2019: Week Nine | Day One Recap

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Vitality vs Misfits Gaming Misfits Gaming (“MSF”), despite being locked out of playoffs, upset Vitality (“VIT”) in the first match. It wasn’t the bloody, action-packed game expected from these teams, but MSF was clean when it mattered. Kirei kicked it all off by killing Attila under his tower for First Blood, who was already low […]


Dota 2: TI9 – Day 2 Recap

Dota 2: TI9 – Day 2 Recap

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Day two of The International 9 is a wrap and what a crazy day of Dota it was. If your predictions ended up in the garbage, don’t feel bad. This TI has been full of so many surprises so far, it’s impossible to know what is coming next. Let’s take a look at some of […]


Fortnite: The Saga of Ghost Bizzle and Tfue

Fortnite: The Saga of Ghost Bizzle and Tfue

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Timothy “Ghost Bizzle” Miller and Turner “Tfue” Tenney have been at each other’s throats for quite some time now in competitive Fortnite. Dating back to the Secret Skirmish in February, an unspoken rivalry seems to have developed between the two professional Fortnite players. Prior to the Fortnite World Cup, Ghost Bizzle was one of the […]


Call of Duty: CWL Championship Day 2 Recap

Call of Duty: CWL Championship Day 2 Recap

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The Knockout Stage at the CWL Championship is now official. With notable upsets of Gen.G, UYU and Midnight Esports, we will see some amateur teams competing against professional teams in bracket play. All in all, pool play provided three victorious amateur teams in their respective pool. With the bracket set, we will see exactly how […]


Chat with Albert Cohen Former TSM Analyst | ESTNN Podcast Episode 1

Chat with Albert Cohen Former TSM Analyst | ESTNN Podcast Episode 1

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ESTNN chats with Albert Cohen, former TSM Analyst for 2019 Spring, current Data Analyst for Misfits. We discuss his time in TSM. His thoughts on what went wrong during Summer for TSM; as well as his predictions for the 3 NA Worlds Representatives. Albert Cohen’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/AlbertPCoh TimeStamps: What is an analyst?- 0:53 Difference between […]




CSGO: KnGv to Start for MIBR at Blast Moscow

CSGO: KnGv to Start for MIBR at Blast Moscow

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A Dexerto report claims that Vito “kNgV” Gisueppe will play for the Immortals owned MIBR roster at the upcoming Moscow tournament. Jarek “DeKay” Lewis has reported that the MIBR organization is finalizing the process to acquire Giuseppe from his current team INTZ. Lewis claims that multiple sources close to the player and team have stated […]


Call of Duty: CWL Championship Day One Recap

Call of Duty: CWL Championship Day One Recap

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The first day of the CWL Championship is over, and ESTNN has all the results viewers need. Day One of the CWL Championship has drawn to a close. There were some upsets and some not so surprising results that dictate what will take place on Day Two. Although most of the professional teams saw early […]


Dota 2:TI 9 Day One Recap

Dota 2:TI 9 Day One Recap

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The first day of The International 9 is all wrapped up, and ESTNN’s Veselin Ignatov is here with a recap of the day. After a long wait, TI 9 finally kicked off in Shanghai! The biggest event in esports began today and it was full of exciting matches. Not only did fans get to see […]


Fortnite Championship Series Start Date, Format and Prizes

Fortnite Championship Series Start Date, Format and Prizes

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The Fortnite Championship Series is only two days away, and ESTNN has everything fans need to know about what’s at stake. Fortnite is on the cusp of its first Trios tournament series. The success of the Fortnite World Cup elevated the Battle Royale title to another level; Epic made the decision to effectively eliminate Duos […]


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

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

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Another week, another set of Overwatch League Power Rankings. This week, the Shock stay on top and the Fuel run out of gas. Stage  4 Week 4 Overwatch League Power Rankings 1. San Francisco Shock What is there to say that we haven’t said already? This team, while not as dominant as before, has proven […]


League of Legends: The End of Echo Fox in the LCS

League of Legends: The End of Echo Fox in the LCS

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The future of who will take the Echo Fox slot in the LCS remains unknown. On August 14, Echo Fox entered into an agreement with Riot Games that has terminated their participation in the LCS. But unfortunately, the previous deal between Echo Fox and Kroenke Sports & Entertainment (KSE) has been canceled. Furthermore, KSE is getting […]


Four Best TFT Team Comps to Play in LoL

Four Best TFT Team Comps to Play in LoL

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Teamfight Tactics (“TFT”) is Riot Games’ newest adaptation of League of Legends (“LoL”). Since its release, it has been wildly popular among LoL fans and people who’ve never played the game alike. Seeing one’s favorite champions in this new style and game mode can be exhilarating, but it can go the other way as well. […]


“We Won’t Limit Ourselves to Studio Formats Only” – Head of Esports at WePlay! Eugene Luchianenco

“We Won’t Limit Ourselves to Studio Formats Only” – Head of Esports at WePlay! Eugene Luchianenco

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Eugene Luchianenco, Head of Esports at WePlay! Esports, sat down with ESTNN to talk about the grassroots tournament scene, WePlay!’s recent Dota Underlords tournament, and what the future holds for WePlay!.  Earlier this month, tournament organizer WePlay! hosted the first open tournament for Dota Underlords, Valve’s newest game and one of the most popular entries […]


Call of Duty Championship Pool F Preview

Call of Duty Championship Pool F Preview

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In the Call of Duty Championship Pool F, 100 Thieves is scary strong. Just mere hours remain before the beginning of the final CWL Championship in history. The MLG era of competitive Call of Duty is coming to an end. Franchising is coming despite how fans and critics feel about that general idea. The entire […]


Dota 2: TI 9’s Fantasy Challenge Picks and Tips

Dota 2: TI 9’s Fantasy Challenge Picks and Tips

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ESTNN’s Veselin Ignatov walks players through the TI 9 Fantasy Challenge. The Fantasy Challenge is one of the most interesting things to do every time TI rolls around. Apart from winning extra battle points, players can also see how they stack up against their friends! Having said that, in order to be competitive, players must […]


Dota 2: The Arcana Vote Ends Soon

Dota 2: The Arcana Vote Ends Soon

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Dota 2’s Arcana vote nears its end, and there are only two heroes left to vote for. After some epic duels, there are only two heroes remaining in Dota 2’s Arcana vote – Ogre Magi and Windranger. These are definitely two heroes that not that many people expected to be int he final two but […]


Dota 2: TI 9 Groups, Tiny’s Prestige Item and Custom Creeps Revealed

Dota 2: TI 9 Groups, Tiny’s Prestige Item and Custom Creeps Revealed

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With just a day until the biggest event in Dota 2’s history, we finally know the two groups in the tournament. As you can see, both groups seem to be reasonably balanced. However, Group A will definitely be a lot more interesting to watch. After all, Team Liquid and Team Secret are in it. Group […]


Call of Duty Championship Pool E Preview

Call of Duty Championship Pool E Preview

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Pool E overall provides one of the more interesting mixtures of teams of all the pools previously covered. Check out ESTNN’s recent breakdowns of Pool A, Pool B, Pool C and Pool D as we gear up for the final CWL Championship in an illustrious history. This championship feels different as we transfer over from […]


Teamfight Tactics: Beta Pass Returns with BP V.2!

Teamfight Tactics: Beta Pass Returns with BP V.2!

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With the success of the first Beta Pass of Teamfight Tactics, Riot Games is looking to double down on their efforts to maintain the player base for the next eight weeks. Included in the pass (which is free) are weekly challenges, icons, emotes and brand-new arena chromas to customize your game even more. In addition […]


Overwatch: Sigma is now Live in Competitive Play

Overwatch: Sigma is now Live in Competitive Play

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Sigma is now live in Overwatch’s competitive playlists. Sigma, the new tank character of Overwatch, made his debut less than an hour ago along with Patch 1.39. Usually, new heroes are only available in quick play and arcade, at least initially, so players can get used to them before playing competitively. However, it seems Activision-Blizzard […]


WePlay! to Host Reshuffle Madness 2019

WePlay! to Host Reshuffle Madness 2019

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Just days after WePlay! announced that they will be hosting an amazing event with a $300K USD prize pool, we are in for another threat. In addition to that, there will be a new tournament starting in around a month from now. It’s called WePlay Reshuffle Madness, and it will have an impressive $50K prize […]


ESL Gets Kunkka for Midas Mode 2.0

ESL Gets Kunkka for Midas Mode 2.0

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For those of you who have no idea about Midas Mode, it is basically a new type of game mode which got developed by MoonDuck. Having said that, this year’s event is definitely going to be even crazier. After all, there are already a couple of very powerful heroes present. From the front of the […]


Dota 2: Afoninje & BOO!K Leave Gambit

Dota 2: Afoninje & BOO!K Leave Gambit

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Gambit Esports was one of the biggest surprises in this DPC season. They had an amazing season and even managed to win a couple of big events. However, sadly for them, they started to lose at the very worst moment. What happened In fact, Gambit and Alliance both were contenders for the last spot of […]


Call of Duty Championship Pool D Preview

Call of Duty Championship Pool D Preview

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As we continue our coverage of the Call of Duty World League Championship 2019, we next look at Pool D. Please see our previous breakdowns on Pool A, Pool B and Pool C where we highlight storylines coming into the last major tournament of Black Ops 4. In Pool D, we have Team Reciprocity, Team […]


Dota 2: TI 9 Battle Pass Heroes Prediction

Dota 2: TI 9 Battle Pass Heroes Prediction

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Today, ESTNN has the best picks for the hero specific section of the Battle Pass predictions. There are less than 3 days until TI 9 begins! This means that you still have some time left to decide which predictions to put in your compendium. Yesterday, we took a look at the most likely tournament predictions […]


Dota 2: Mushi to Coach Mineski at The International 9

Dota 2: Mushi to Coach Mineski at The International 9

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Mineski was the last team that managed to secure a spot for TI 9 in SEA. Even though they were one of the best teams in the region, something happened along the way that led to their downfall. Luckily, they added the Bulgarian prodigy Nikobaby just in time for the qualifiers. After an amazing five-series […]


CSGO: The Huge Potential of Karrigan’s Mousesports

CSGO: The Huge Potential of Karrigan’s Mousesports

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Mousesports is currently contesting the lower end of CS:GO’s top 10, but they have huge potential to place well at the upcoming StarLadder Major. Mousesports as an organization had a great run in 2018. They won ESL One New York and were, for a brief period, the world’s second-best counterstrike team. However, the beginning of […]


LCS Summer 2019: CLG vs OpTic Quarterfinal Recap

LCS Summer 2019: CLG vs OpTic Quarterfinal Recap

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Game One Is it even possible to lose a game after taking four Barons? Counter Logic Gaming (“CLG”) made OpTic Gaming (“OPT”) answer that with a yes by beating them with superior late-game shot-calling. The early game was relatively even, with OPT getting First Blood onto Ruin but CLG claiming the First Tower bonus with […]


Dota 2: TI 9 Battle Pass Tournament Predictions

Dota 2: TI 9 Battle Pass Tournament Predictions

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ESTNN’s Veselin Ignatov has our predictions for the Dota 2 Battle Pass predictions minigame. With less than four days until TI 9, fans should be buckling down for a great pinnacle event. Interestingly, anyone with a Battle Pass can make some pretty fun predictions for the tournament. It’s definitely not a new feature, but its […]


Call of Duty Championship Pool C Preview

Call of Duty Championship Pool C Preview

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FaZe Clan tops the list in Pool C for the Call of Duty Championships. We are just five days away from the commencement of the Call of Duty World League Championship for Black Ops 4. Thirty-two of the best professional and amateur teams will represent their organizations at the Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles, California. […]


LCS Summer 2019: TSM vs Clutch Quarterfinal Recap

LCS Summer 2019: TSM vs Clutch Quarterfinal Recap

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Game One The first game of the day certainly delivered on the hype for the series, as Clutch Gaming (“CG”) brought down Team SoloMid (“TSM”). It all started off at six minutes with a team fight in the middle lane. Here, Huni got First Blood but traded his life for it. TSM did strike back […]


Dota 2: Dendi Leaves Na’Vi, Becomes a Free Agent

Dota 2: Dendi Leaves Na’Vi, Becomes a Free Agent

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Natus Vincere, also known as Na’Vi, announced today that Danil ‘Dendi’ Ishutin is leaving the team. Dendi did not play under Na’Vi’s banner in the last DPC season. The legendary mid-laner decided to try his luck elsewhere and he ended up joining a SEA team called Tigers. Even though they had good players, the results […]


LEC Summer 2019: Week Eight | Day Two Recap

LEC Summer 2019: Week Eight | Day Two Recap

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SK Gaming vs Splyce The first match of the day was an incredibly close one with a ton of action, but when the smoke cleared Splyce (“SPY”) emerged victorious over SK Gaming (“SK”). This was expected to be one-sided in favor of SPY but SK fought tooth and nail against them. In fact, Selfmade got […]


Overwatch: The Solo Queue Guide to Defeating the Orisa-Roadhog Combo

Overwatch: The Solo Queue Guide to Defeating the Orisa-Roadhog Combo

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ESTNN’s Cole Ricke takes players through the best counters to the Orisa/Roadhog combo in Solo Queue. With 2-2-2 role lock coming very soon, one of the biggest changes is that the new strongest tank duo is Orisa and Roadhog. Previously only used as a defensive tank line or on Escort maps for a pirate ship […]


CSGO: Cajunb Returns to OpTic, Refrezh Benched

CSGO: Cajunb Returns to OpTic, Refrezh Benched

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Danish CS:GO veteran René “cajunb” Borg has made his professional return to OpTic Gaming, reuniting with former teammates Mathias “MSL” Lauridsen and Kristian “k0nfig” Wienecke. The move sees young talent Ismail “refrezh” Ali put on the bench. Ali originally joined the team in January of this year following a promising run as a stand-in for […]


Fortnite Championship Series Detailed Breakdown

Fortnite Championship Series Detailed Breakdown

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The Fortnite Championship Series is right around the corner, and ESTNN has all the info you need. The Fortnite Championship Series is upon us. After the well-received and highly rated Fortnite World Cup, it’s not surprising to see Epic Games doubling down on esports. The recently introduce Trios format will be the center of the […]


CSGO: Fragadelphia Rocked by Shooting Threat

CSGO: Fragadelphia Rocked by Shooting Threat

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The tournament organizer alerted the FBI after a player threatened to “shoot up” the event in an online match. Fragadelphia contacted the FBI and other authorities after a CS:GO player threatened to “shoot up” the upcoming Fragadelphia LAN. N3rd Street Gamers CEO John Fazio addressed the threat and stated in a tweet that Fragadelphia will […]


Call of Duty Championship Pool B Preview

Call of Duty Championship Pool B Preview

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Pool B is chock full of talent at every level. Pool B of the Call of Duty Championship provides a balanced group of teams that have all led different paths toward qualifying. Upsets are always in play when looking at a pool that does not have one overwhelming favorite, and the reality is that any […]



LEC Summer 2019: Week Eight | Day One Recap

LEC Summer 2019: Week Eight | Day One Recap

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Schalke 04 vs Misfits Gaming The first game of the week was an absolute wash, as Schalke 04 (“S04”) styled on Misfits Gaming (“MSF”). Trick was massive this game, starting off many plays to get his team a lead. He first ganked bottom, killing Doss for First Blood. He led the S04 squad all over […]


LCS: OpTic Gaming’s Rise to Playoffs

LCS: OpTic Gaming’s Rise to Playoffs

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OpTic Gaming is one of the LCS’ newer teams, and though they’ve struggled to prove themselves in the league, they’ve finally managed to make their first playoffs appearance. Their first three splits in the LCS were rough, as they missed playoffs every time. Thus, no one expected much of them for the 2019 Summer Split. […]


Dota 2: WePlay! Announces Tug of War: Mad Moon LAN Event

Dota 2: WePlay! Announces Tug of War: Mad Moon LAN Event

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WePlay! just ran a successful Dota Underlords tournament, but they’re back to Dota 2 with their Tug of War: Mad Moon LAN event. TI is just around the corner, but there is already news about new tournaments coming up in 2020. Check your calendars, because WePlay! has announced their Mad Moon LAN event to be […]


Call of Duty Championship: Pool A Preview

Call of Duty Championship: Pool A Preview

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Call of Duty Championship Breakdown by the Pool The stage is set for the greatest Call of Duty players in the world to compete against one another at the Call of Duty Championship. A $2M USD prize pool is at stake and competitors are additionally seeking the often elusive championship ring. Thirty-two of the best […]


LCS Summer Playoffs 2019: Which Team Should You Root For?

LCS Summer Playoffs 2019: Which Team Should You Root For?

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Throughout this summer, LCS teams have been extremely competitive. All top 8 teams were in playoff contention until the very last day, resulting in 3 tiebreakers to determine the 2nd and 6th place playoff spots. All teams coming into playoffs look capable of taking games off each other. Despite this, the top three teams currently […]


Call of Duty: Activision States Black Ops 4 Microtransaction Revenue Exceeds Previous Call of Duty

Call of Duty: Activision States Black Ops 4 Microtransaction Revenue Exceeds Previous Call of Duty

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In a report about their Second Quarter revenue, Call of Duty publishers Activision Blizzard have revealed that they’ve made bank on microtransactions. CEO Bobby Kotick has revealed the following statistics about Black Ops 4 and its microtransactions: “Activision had 37 million MAUs. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 MAUs grew year-over-year versus Call of Duty: […]


League of Legends: LCS Summer 2019 Playoff Preview

League of Legends: LCS Summer 2019 Playoff Preview

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The LCS Summer Split is reaching its inevitable end. Six teams emerged from the fires of the regular season and are ready to take to Summoner’s Rift to fight for a spot in the Finals. These six teams fought hard to secure their spots with hopes of making their way to the World Championships. Many […]


Overwatch: Sigma’s Best Hero Combos – Which Work Best?

Overwatch: Sigma’s Best Hero Combos – Which Work Best?

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What are the best ultimates to combo with Sigma’s Gravitic Flux? We’ve got you covered. Overwatch’s newest tank hero, Sigma, should go live sometime around the beginning of September. As players scramble to figure out his kit on the test server, many will be looking to the future when they can finally use the Dutch […]


LCS: TSM to Start Spica as Main Jungler over Akaadian and Grig

LCS: TSM to Start Spica as Main Jungler over Akaadian and Grig

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Yesterday, LCS caster Isaac “Azael” Cummings Bentley stated on Twitter that Mingyi “Spica” Lu will be TSM’s starting jungler for the 2019 Summer Split playoffs. This news came as a shock to many. This is because TSM themselves announced that Matthew “Akaadian” Higginbotham would have sole possession of that role in July. Spica has been […]


Esports as an Equalizer: A Chat with Permastunned Gaming

Esports as an Equalizer: A Chat with Permastunned Gaming

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Together, Martins ‘Shattovv’ Jeremy, Florian ‘Caddelane’ Schorner, Jacob ‘Yakobis’ Stanley, Marc ‘ZaW’ Werner, and Marek ‘Marard’ Ardamica make up Permastunned Gaming. A professional Dota 2 team with a pretty unique outlook on the game, and life in general. And if you’re wondering about their name, yes, it’s a pun. Each member of Permastunned’s roster has […]


Dota 2: Virtus.Pro Unveils Special TI-Only Branding

Dota 2: Virtus.Pro Unveils Special TI-Only Branding

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Virtus.Pro has introduced TI-specific branding for Valve’s upcoming The International 9. There is exactly one week left until the biggest event in Dota 2 begins – TI 9. With that in mind, it looks like a Dota 2 powerhouse is having a little fun with their logo in the lead up to the tournament. For […]


Overwatch: Toronto Defiant Responds to Logix’s Complaints of Missed Scrims

Overwatch: Toronto Defiant Responds to Logix’s Complaints of Missed Scrims

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Toronto Defiant VP of Global Content and Communications Paulo Senra says that the team will “continue to engage in unique and compelling content opportunities. Last weekend, Toronto Defiant’s Andreas “Logix” Berghmans was quoted on stream stating that the Defiant was unable to practice prior to an important match against the Philadelphia Fusion due to several […]


Overwatch League Stage 4 | Week 3 Power Rankings

Overwatch League Stage 4 | Week 3 Power Rankings

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ESTNN’s Cole Ricke has this week’s edition of our Overwatch League Power Rankings for Week 3 of Stage 4. San Francisco Shock While they don’t look as dominant as usual, the Shock is still on top of the Overwatch League. With a deep bench of DPS players to rotate out and test, the Shock is […]


Dota 2: The TI 9 Talent Lineup has been Published

Dota 2: The TI 9 Talent Lineup has been Published

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Today, Valve released a new blog post in which they are hyping fans for the upcoming TI 9. Alongside that, one can now go to the in-game Compendium to check the complete list of Casters and Talents for this year’s event. Of course, all the big names from the English panels will be there. In […]


Inside E11 Gaming’s Performance at the Fortnite World Cup

Inside E11 Gaming’s Performance at the Fortnite World Cup

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Native to Canada,  Eleven Gaming (E11) is one of the newer esports organizations on the scene. In late 2018, NHL player Zach Hyman of the Toronto Maple Leafs established E11. Hyman saw a booming industry in esports and decided to enter the scene with an all-new organization. Fortnite is the only game that is apart […]


Overwatch: Chris DeAppolonio is the new President of the Houston Outlaws

Overwatch: Chris DeAppolonio is the new President of the Houston Outlaws

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The Houston Outlaws have found their new president. The Houston Outlaws announced Chris DeAppolonio as the new president of the organization this morning, according to a tweet from DeAppolonio himself. I am thrilled to announce my new role as president of the @Outlaws. The brand, team, & staff are dear to me having prior worked […]


Dota 2: OG Releases Documentary, TI 9 Hits $32M USD

Dota 2: OG Releases Documentary, TI 9 Hits $32M USD

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ESTNN’s Veselin Ignatov is here with today’s Dota 2 news roundup. Even though it’s been almost an entire year since OG won TI 8, RedBull has finally released their eighty-minute documentary featuring the team. Everyone’s excited, to say the least – OG is one of the most loved teams in the world. Fans can watch […]


Inside Team SoloMid at the Fortnite World Cup

Inside Team SoloMid at the Fortnite World Cup

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ESTNN’s Matt Pryor takes fans through Team SoloMid’s performance at the Fortnite World Cup. Team SoloMid is one of the most popular esports organizations in existence, and their presence in Fortnite has been noteworthy from the beginning. Team SoloMid saw five players in total qualify for Fortnite’s biggest tournament to date. TSM had five players […]


Dota 2: The Semifinals of the Arcana Vote Are Here

Dota 2: The Semifinals of the Arcana Vote Are Here

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This year’s Dota 2 Arcana Vote is going just the way most predicted it. Ever since Valve introduced the Battle Pass to Dota 2, the players have been able to vote each year for the next hero who will receive an Arcana. As usual, fans are giving some heroes a lot more love than others […]


Dota 2: TI 9 Immortal Treasure III Is Live

Dota 2: TI 9 Immortal Treasure III Is Live

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Finally, the long wait for Dota 2’s third Immortal Treasure is over. With less than ten days until The International 2019, Valve decided that it’s time for players to receive the third big prize from this years’ Battle Pass. Of course, everyone will get at least one Immortal Treasure III. However, if players want more […]



Inside Ghost Gaming’s Performance at the Fortnite World Cup

Inside Ghost Gaming’s Performance at the Fortnite World Cup

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Ghost Gaming is truly an original organization in competitive Fortnite. Much like the other two organizations covered, Ghost Gaming is all in. There are twenty total active Fortnite players on Ghost’s competitive roster. Top to bottom this is one of the most stacked organizations out there in terms of talent. Five total players battled through […]


Overwatch: Fuel’s aKm Will Split Time with Taimou This Week

Overwatch: Fuel’s aKm Will Split Time with Taimou This Week

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A report by Dallas Morning News writer Tommy Magelssen states that aKm will split time with Taimou this week. Dallas Morning News Assistant Sports Editor Tommy Magelssen reported today that the Fuel gave Dylan “aKm” Bignet this week off to take care of some family issues. Head coach of the Dallas Fuel, Aaron “Aero” Atkins […]


Dota 2: TI9 Regions Preview – CIS & NA

Dota 2: TI9 Regions Preview – CIS & NA

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NA and CIS are definitely the weaker regions at TI 9, but what are their strengths? TI9 starts in just a few days, and all teams are set to show their best. Having said that, regions in the DPC have as unbalanced as they are this season. Europe is clearly dominating with six EU teams […]


CSGO: Can ENCE be the Best?

CSGO: Can ENCE be the Best?

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ENCE is undoubtedly a strong team, but will they ever be able to reach the pinnacle of CS: GO? Just a few months ago, ENCE looked like one of the hottest new prospects in Counterstrike. An all Finnish line-up, the likes of which fans have never seen in the top tier of CS: GO, took […]


“It’s crucial to create an experience that’s not just the game” – Paul Hamilton, ATL Reign Pres. and CEO

“It’s crucial to create an experience that’s not just the game” – Paul Hamilton, ATL Reign Pres. and CEO

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ESTNN’s Malik Shelp interviewed Atlanta Reign President and CEO Paul Hamilton and explored the Atlanta Reign brand and the upcoming geolocation of the Overwatch League with an eye to the future. In 2019 we saw the Overwatch League achieve new heights by introducing 8 new expansion teams, Homestand events and an announcement for a full […]


Dota 2: Yol accuses Clutch Gamers of Witholding Salary

Dota 2: Yol accuses Clutch Gamers of Witholding Salary

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Professional Dota 2 player Vladimir “yol” Basov has accused the Clutch Gamers organization of refusing to pay his salary. Clutch Gamers is a professional Dota 2 based in Malaysia. At first, the team had a roster consisted entirely of players from the Philippines. During its early days, the team found a fair amount of success […]


Inside FaZe’s Performace at the Fortnite World Cup

Inside FaZe’s Performace at the Fortnite World Cup

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FaZe is an organization that has stood the test of time. Part owner Richard ‘Banks’ Bengtson has helped build quite an empire since its inception in 2010. In the organizational history, they have participated in almost every esports title to date. It came as no surprise when FaZe entered the realm of Fortnite in early […]