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The Lighter Side of Liquid – Dota 2’s Perennial Sweethearts Go Off-Topic

The Lighter Side of Liquid – Dota 2’s Perennial Sweethearts Go Off-Topic

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Members of Team Liquid talk about many things that aren’t Dota, and some things that are. If you love Dota, you have no doubt heard of Team Liquid. The TI7-winning clan currently consists of the quintet of Lasse “MATUMBAMAN” Urpalainen, Michael “m1CKe” Vu, Ludwig “zai” Wåhlberg, Samuel “Boxi” Svahn, and Aydin “iNSaNiA” Sarkohi. All of […]


iNSaNiA: “I decided I wanted to play Dota… with a goal in mind to make it.”

iNSaNiA: “I decided I wanted to play Dota… with a goal in mind to make it.”

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Team Liquid discuss days of Dota past and their own journeys to the main stage at the TI Finals Week press meet. Team Liquid, are one of the four remaining teams in Singapore. All five of Liquid’s lineup — Lasse “MATUMBAMAN” Urpalainen, Michael “m1CKe” Vu, Ludwig “zai” Wåhlberg, Samuel “Boxi” Svahn, and Aydin “iNSaNiA” Sarkohi […]


Miles Ross – Call of Duty League Caster Interview

Miles Ross – Call of Duty League Caster Interview

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We spoke with Miles Ross about his career, MW2 and predictions for CDL 2023. Recently ESTNN got the opportunity to speak with Miles Ross, a Call of Duty League caster and 2021 Esports Caster of the Year. We discussed his career as a whole, his thoughts on Modern Warfare 2 and his early predictions for […]


DTG Post Fight Interview – MF DAZN: X Series 002

DTG Post Fight Interview – MF DAZN: X Series 002

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We spoke with DTG following his defeat to Halal Ham at MF DAZN: X Series 002. DTG took on Halal Ham in what may be the most controversial fight of the night. We spoke to DTG following his loss and got some insight on his training, thoughts on the result and what’s next for him. […]





DTG Interview – MF DAZN: X Series 002

DTG Interview – MF DAZN: X Series 002

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DTG Spoke to ESTNN ahead of Misfits & DAZN: X Series 002 this weekend DTG takes on Halal Ham in his bout this Saturday, October 15 in the Misfits & DAZN: X Series 002 card. During the press conference, DTG insisted that he is an artist, not a boxer, but he elaborated more on this […]


Ginty Interview – MF DAZN: X Series 002

Ginty Interview – MF DAZN: X Series 002

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We spoke to Ginty ahead of his fight with JMX this Saturday. This Saturday, October 15th, the biggest names in crossover influencer boxing come to Sheffield, England. Ginty is taking on JMX, and while on paper this may seem like a mismatch, Ginty is confident he has the ability to take him on, and this […]


Cherdleys Interview – MF DAZN: X Series 002

Cherdleys Interview – MF DAZN: X Series 002

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Cherdleys spoke to ESTNN ahead of his main event bout against Jay Swingler. MF & DAZN return with their X Series 002 card this Saturday at the Utilita Arena in Sheffield, England. The main event sees Jay Swingler take on Cherdleys in a fight you won’t want to miss. We spoke to Cherdleys at today’s […]



OWL: Toronto Defiant vs. Vancouver Titans Post Game Interview- Heesu

OWL: Toronto Defiant vs. Vancouver Titans Post Game Interview- Heesu

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Hessu give insight on keys to the Toronto Defiant’s success. After a win against the Vancouver Titans, Heesu talked with us about the current standings in the Overwatch League, and Toronto Defiant’s fan appreciation weekend. The Walking Highlight Reel: Heesu In today’s match, you played against your former teammate Aspire (Luka Rolovich). What was it […]


OWL: Toronto Defiant vs. Vancouver Titans Post Game Interview- Twilight

OWL: Toronto Defiant vs. Vancouver Titans Post Game Interview- Twilight

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Twilight discusses new Stage, new meta, and the homestand tournament. We had the pleasure of speaking with Joo-seok “Twilight” Lee following the Toronto Defiant’s win against the Vancouver Titans. Defiant’s Overwatch League Champion: Twilight Today in your game against the Vancouver Titans, would you have considered them to be your rival team with them being […]


LoL: UNF0RGIVEN: “I can see MAD Lions winning LEC again.”

LoL: UNF0RGIVEN: “I can see MAD Lions winning LEC again.”

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UNF0RGIVEN, MAD Lions’ rookie ADC has confidence and the performances to back it up. ESTNN’s Bence “Atreus” Loksa chats with William “UNF0RGIVEN” Nieminen after MAD’s victory over Excel Esports; one of the best rookies of the current European scene and a great candidate for this Springs Rookie of the Split award, about his new team, […]


Boston Breach’s Zed & Nero on CDL 2022, Sniper GA’s and Kickoff Classic

Boston Breach’s Zed & Nero on CDL 2022, Sniper GA’s and Kickoff Classic

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COD League’s newest franchise Boston Breach speak on all things CDL Recently, ESTNN got the chance to speak with Boston Breach’s Head Coach Zach “Zed” Denyer, and starting player Dylan “Nero” Koch. We discussed representing Boston, Sniper GA’s, the Kickoff Classic and much more. You can watch the full video interview on our YouTube below. […]


“Playing Fortnite Is A Lot Harder Than Pros Make It Look” — Mamabenjyfishy Talks Fortnite and More

“Playing Fortnite Is A Lot Harder Than Pros Make It Look” — Mamabenjyfishy Talks Fortnite and More

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ESTNN interviews Anne Fish — the mum of Fortnite pro benjyfishy — who recently published a book about her experiences alongside Benjy; from his childhood through online fame. The evolving game of competitive Fortnite features many of the world’s most talented players. It’s a challenging task—mastering the art of building, editing and understanding critical game […]


The Importance Of CS:GO Junior Teams & Academy Leagues

The Importance Of CS:GO Junior Teams & Academy Leagues

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What makes CS:GO Junior Teams & Academy Leagues so important? We chat with WePlay Esports’ Lead Esports Manager, Eugene Shepelev & Young Ninja’s Coach Fredrik “slap” Junbrant to find out. More than thousands of players play Counter-Strike at a top level, but only a few go through to the top. Many young players fail to […]




Dota 2: A Chat With EG’s iceiceice

Dota 2: A Chat With EG’s iceiceice

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EG’s iceiceice talks about his team, regions in Dota 2 & shares his perspectives on the game. Evil Geniuses have been an interesting team to watch in the recent competitions. ESTNN had the pleasure of speaking with Daryl Koh “iceiceice” Pei Xiang, offlaner for EG. EG’s run in both Singapore and Kiev Major were testaments […]



Dashy Talks OpTic Chicago’s Season So Far, Online COD & Returning to LAN

Dashy Talks OpTic Chicago’s Season So Far, Online COD & Returning to LAN

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Dashy speaks on OpTic’s season so far, and much more. Recently, ESTNN got to speak with OpTic Chicago’s Brandon “Dashy” Otell about OpTic’s season so far, Online COD vs LAN, how he got the nickname Bruce, and much more. You can listen to the full interview below: 2020 vs 2021 How are you enjoying the […]




Upper Deck’s Director of Gaming Talks Esports, NFTs And COD League

Upper Deck’s Director of Gaming Talks Esports, NFTs And COD League

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ESTNN got an inside look into Upper Deck’s position in esports. Recently, ESTNN had the chance to sit down with Upper Deck’s Director of Gaming, Bubby Johanson, and talk esports, NFTs, COD League and much more. The full video interview can be found below. Upper Deck’s Esports Origins What made Upper Deck venture into esports? […]


“I believe in myself and my teammates” – An Interview With T1’s 23Savage

“I believe in myself and my teammates” – An Interview With T1’s 23Savage

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After T1’s win against TNC Predator in the tiebreakers, ESTNN chatted with Nuengnara “23savage” Teeramahanon, about the road ahead. T1 might have started off their first week with a loss, but their team never looked back once they started winning. Things went up for their team at the start of the second week in the […]


LoL: MSI 2021 Semifinals Press Conferences

LoL: MSI 2021 Semifinals Press Conferences

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After an incredible semifinals knockout stage, we got the chance to hear from all 4 teams. Damwon Gaming MAD Lions Royal Never Give Up https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kAkHwnSn-pM PSG Talon https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FsqDQElQeaY




PGG Praedyth On Being The 1st OCE Team To Make It Out Of MSI Groups

PGG Praedyth On Being The 1st OCE Team To Make It Out Of MSI Groups

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ESTNN had the opportunity to talk to Pentanet.GG’s AD Carry Mark “Praedyth” Lewis after they pulled off a comeback in the tie-breaker against the Unicorns of Love. Pentanet.GG, the LCO 2021 Champions, crafted a whole new narrative after coming into MSI 2021. Even though Group A had only three teams due to the absence of […]



CoD: Standy Talks Joining ROKKR, Esports Inspirations and Returning to LAN

CoD: Standy Talks Joining ROKKR, Esports Inspirations and Returning to LAN

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Recently ESTNN had the opportunity to sit down the Minnesota ROKKR’s new signing and CDL Rookie, Eli “Standy” Bentz. We discussed everything from his first CDL matches, to early inspirations and returning to LAN. The full interview can be found below. Call of Duty League’s Standy Talks Joining ROKKR, Early Inspirations And Returning To LAN […]


FaZe ClipZ Talks Founding FaZe Clan, NFTs And FaZe’s Future

FaZe ClipZ Talks Founding FaZe Clan, NFTs And FaZe’s Future

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We spoke to one of FaZe Clans founder about everything FaZe and esports Recently ESTNN had the opportunity to sit down with one of the three Founders of FaZe Clan, Eric “FaZe ClipZ” Rivera. We discussed FaZe’s origins, NFTs, esports and the future of FaZe Clan. The full interview can be found on YouTube below. […]




“I Expected us to 3-0” – An Interview With LA Guerrillas’ Silly

“I Expected us to 3-0” – An Interview With LA Guerrillas’ Silly

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We spoke to Silly ahead of the Guerrillas Home Series event. Just before the start of Stage 2, ESTNN had the opportunity to speak with the Los Angeles Guerrillas, Justin “Silly” Fargo-Palmer. We discussed their roster, their SnD success and the Map Pool for this year. The full video interview can be found below. The […]


LoL: Exclusive Interview With TL Jatt After Statement Win VS TSM

LoL: Exclusive Interview With TL Jatt After Statement Win VS TSM

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TL Jatt sat down with ESTNN to discuss narratives, playoffs and first-year coaching. For many fans, Jatt is probably a household name, or at least a memorable one from his time as a caster. Ten months into his new coaching career however Jatt is looking to make Team Liquid a team to be feared. After […]




Fortnite: Interview With MSF Sceptic

Fortnite: Interview With MSF Sceptic

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ESTNN chats with Sceptic about his rise in Fortnite, streaming career and thoughts about the game. Griffin “Sceptic” Spikoski started his three-year gaming journey in a simple manner – playing Fortnite Battle Royale while his friends watched. It didn’t take long for the now 16-year-old to ascend the ranks as a popular streamer and competitive […]


CDL: Bance & Cammy on Toronto Ultra’s Season So Far

CDL: Bance & Cammy on Toronto Ultra’s Season So Far

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Recently ESTNN had the chance to sit down with Bance and Cammy from Toronto Ultra and discuss their season so far, bringing Insight onto the roster, and their goals for Stage 2. The full interview can be found below.  Firstly, we asked them about their thoughts on the return to 4v4 competitive play for […]


Dota 2: Evolution In Play; A Chat With Bkop About China And The DPC

Dota 2: Evolution In Play; A Chat With Bkop About China And The DPC

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ESTNN chats with Bkop about China’s Seaon 1 in the DPC, and beyond. The DPC entered a new format this year, with teams being split regionally into Upper and Lower Divisions. We’ve seen how it played out in EU, CIS, NA, SA and SEA. And soon, we’ll find out who nabbed the top spots in […]


Forging A Bright Future For Females In VALORANT

Forging A Bright Future For Females In VALORANT

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The world of esports is growing exponentially and with that growth, the competitive industry is evolving constantly. Riot’s latest first-person tactical shooter Valorant is making waves when it comes to inclusivity in esports. In honor of International Women’s Month, Riot and Galorants have teamed up with GenG to host the biggest celebration of women in […]


Minnesota Rokkr On Their Search And Destroy Dominance

Minnesota Rokkr On Their Search And Destroy Dominance

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Minnesota Rokkr spoke to ESTNN on their Search and Destroy dominance Recently, Minnesota Rokkr invited ESTNN to a press conference to speak to Lamar “Accuracy” Abedi, Preston “Priestahh” Griener and Head Coach Brian “Saintt” Baroska about their CDL Super Week. Being 5-1 in the season so far, Minnesota Rokkr has dominated in Search and Destroy. […]


“The Growth is Very Humbling” Interview With Paper Crowns Founder, Skyler Johnson & Lead Developer, Ollie Groves

“The Growth is Very Humbling” Interview With Paper Crowns Founder, Skyler Johnson & Lead Developer, Ollie Groves

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Paper Crowns reveal more on their humble beginnings, partnership with the CDL, and much more. Recently, ESTNN had the opportunity to speak with Paper Crowns Founder & CEO, Skyler Johnson, along with their Lead Developer, Ollie Groves. We spoke about everything from their origins as a company, their recent partnership with the CDL, and what […]


Exclusive Valorant Interview | Andbox b0i

Exclusive Valorant Interview | Andbox b0i

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Valorant’s first competitive year has come to a close, and we got to speak with Andbox’s final addition to their Valorant roster, Aaron “boi” Thao. What was your competitive gaming experience like before Valorant? Before Valorant, I started in the Counter-Strike scene at around the amateur and semi-professional level. That was my first taste of the first-person shooter competitive scene. […]


Exclusive Valorant Interviews: Hiko, Kaboose and Subroza

Exclusive Valorant Interviews: Hiko, Kaboose and Subroza

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ESTNN recently had a chance to chat with some of Valorant’s biggest stars, Hiko, Kaboose and Subroza! 100T Hiko Team Envy Kaboose TSM Subroza Thank you for watching, for more Valorant interviews follow us on our Valorant esports Twitter and check out our Valorant esports page. Featured image: ESPAT by Kyle Miller


Exclusive Valorant Interview with Renegades’ Berghy

Exclusive Valorant Interview with Renegades’ Berghy

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Renegades’ Stephen “Berghy” Bergh took the time to speak with us after defeating Cloud9 Blue and qualifying for the First Strike North American Regional Finals. He talks about everything from joining Renegades to what made him fall in love with Valorant and even going up against TSM at First Strike. What was your first introduction […]


Exclusive Interview with Team Envy’s Food

Exclusive Interview with Team Envy’s Food

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Only a week after Team Envy’s victory over 100 Thieves at the Nerd St. Gamers Closed Qualifier, we got the chance to interview Victor “food” Wong. This year, Valorant saw massive success as CS: GO players flocked from the tier 2 scene to compete in the brand new esport. Of the professionals that decided to […]


CERD.GG; Building a platform for esports education

CERD.GG; Building a platform for esports education

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With the world of collegiate esports growing larger every day, ESTNN speak with some of the bright young minds working to shape the next generation of professional players. Despite the industry growing so rapidly over the last decade, the concept of esports is still a bit of a mystery to the mainstream. But that is […]


An Interview With Huke And iLLeY From The Dallas Empire

An Interview With Huke And iLLeY From The Dallas Empire

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ESTNN got the chance to sit down with two of the 2020 Call of Duty League Championship winners and discuss their preparations, the winning moment, and their thoughts on Black Ops Cold War. Cuyler “Huke” Garland and Indervir “iLLeY” Dhaliwal got their first taste of success this year winning three Home Series and the World […]




“It’s like talking to a wall these days” – An Interview With Wuskin And Skrapz From The London Royal Ravens

“It’s like talking to a wall these days” – An Interview With Wuskin And Skrapz From The London Royal Ravens

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Recently we got to speak with the London Royal Ravens’ twin duo of Bradley “Wuskin” Marshall and Matthew “Skrapz” Marshall in one of our most honest interviews to date. ESTNN sat down with Wuskin and Skrapz to talk about everything; from their preparations for Playoffs and the Championship Weekend, to the lack of developer support […]


Exclusive Interview with T1 Valorant’s Daniel “fRoD” Montaner

Exclusive Interview with T1 Valorant’s Daniel “fRoD” Montaner

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When Riot released the beta for Valorant, professional and casual gamers were immediately drawn to the tactical first-person shooter. Esports organizations began building rosters of Fortnite, CS: GO, and Overwatch professionals to dominate the new title. In addition to T1 picking up star-studded player talent, they also managed to acquire former Counter-Strike player and now […]


Exclusive Interview With T1 Valorant’s Keven “AZK” Larivière

Exclusive Interview With T1 Valorant’s Keven “AZK” Larivière

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Keven “AZK” Larivière has a long history in competitive gaming, reaching all the way back to 2004. He is no stranger to first-person tactical shooters with over 10 years of professional Counter-Strike experience. The top-tier competitor played Overwatch for a short period before settling into the professional Valorant scene. AZK joined a stacked T1 squad that […]






State Of The Jungle, Balancing League And Life, And Lessons From TSM: An Interview With Dignitas’ Matthew “Akaadian” Higginbotham

State Of The Jungle, Balancing League And Life, And Lessons From TSM: An Interview With Dignitas’ Matthew “Akaadian” Higginbotham

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ESTNN caught up with Dignitas’ jungler Matthew “Akaadian” Higginbotham ahead of the LCS Summer Split. I have always loved your IGN, it’s so unique! After doing some research, I found a couple of possible origins. The first is an ancient Mesopotamian empire called Akkadia that existed in 2000 BC, and the second is from the […]





VALORANT: Interview with Commentator David “Simo” Rabinovitch

VALORANT: Interview with Commentator David “Simo” Rabinovitch

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We chat with David “Simo” Rabinovitch, an amateur esports commentator who’s recently been gaining some traction in Valorant. With its explosion in popularity during its recent closed beta release, VALORANT has been elevating many careers to new heights. It’s also been creating careers and giving the spotlight to otherwise unknown personalities; Among these rising stars […]


Now Live: Streaming Full-Time on Twitch

Now Live: Streaming Full-Time on Twitch

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Making money playing video games isn’t a pipe dream anymore. Now it’s a real job. Most video game fans know the stories of successful, millionaire streamers like Tyler “Ninja” Blevins, Michael “shroud” Grzesiek, and Turner “Tfue” Tenney. But how do you make money on Twitch in 2020 if you’re not already blessed with a massive […]


Fortnite: Interview with Two-Time DreamHack Finalist Nakama Fray

Fortnite: Interview with Two-Time DreamHack Finalist Nakama Fray

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We chat with two-time DreamHack finalist, Christian “Fray” Hennig about everything from competing to where he sees Fortnite headed. Christian “Fray” Hennig is one of a select few professional Fortnite players who competed at both DreamHack Winter and DreamHack Anaheim. Competing out of Germany and the EU region, his career dates back to early 2019, […]



Call of Duty: Interview with Prestinni of the Florida Mutineers

Call of Duty: Interview with Prestinni of the Florida Mutineers

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare has made some significant changes to the usual gameplay formula of the franchise. Preston “Prestinni” Sanderson has the sort of unique position of having played through a three-year development cycle of Call of Duty, starting his pro career with Black Ops 3, yet still a new enough player where he […]




FIFA: The ePL second season and interview with Dan Hilliard

FIFA: The ePL second season and interview with Dan Hilliard

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The Premier League is one of the most prestigious football league’s in the world. With the rise of esports and games such as FIFA dominating the international sports games market, it’s no surprise that the Premier League partnered with FIFA to launch the ePremier League. Giving players a chance to compete and represent their favorite […]


Amuka Esports: Building and Uniting a Gaming Community One Puzzle Piece at a Time

Amuka Esports: Building and Uniting a Gaming Community One Puzzle Piece at a Time

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Launched this April, Amuka Esports is an incubation company with a focus on the casual gaming market. Ben Feferman, the CEO of Amuka Esports, has played video games like Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!! and NHLPA Hockey ’93 since he was five years old. “Those were the games that really transformed my childhood,” he told ESTNN. “I loved […]


Overwatch League 2020: An Interview with OverActive Media CEO Chris Overholt

Overwatch League 2020: An Interview with OverActive Media CEO Chris Overholt

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The Overwatch League, in partnership with its franchises, has just announced its plans for 2020, which includes a new homestand series. The Call of Duty League is also headed for a homestand series model during its inaugural season. ESTNN sat down with Chris Overholt, president and CEO of OverActive Media Group, owners of the Toronto […]





“I really want to play Teemo top” An Interview with CLG Ruin

“I really want to play Teemo top” An Interview with CLG Ruin

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We caught up with Kim “Ruin” Hyeong-min, Top Laner for CLG, after their victory over Golden Guardians during week three of the LCS.  We were able to ask him about how he feels in the LCS, the difference between the different regions he has played, and even some picks he would like to pull out […]


Interviewing the Interviewer: Frankie Ward on CS:GO, Esports, and the Talent Experience

Interviewing the Interviewer: Frankie Ward on CS:GO, Esports, and the Talent Experience

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ESTNN’s FPS Editor-in-Chief Nicholas Johnson managed to wrangle Frankie Ward, one of the only professional esports interviewers, away from the stage at IEM Sydney and got her perspective on her job, her experiences, and esports as a whole. ­­­­­­­­ There’s something to be said for post-game interviews. Through the interviewers, fans get an inside look […]



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 […]


Assembling Champions: An Interview With Boston Uprising’s Chris “HuK” Loranger

Assembling Champions: An Interview With Boston Uprising’s Chris “HuK” Loranger

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ESTNN interviewed Chris “HuK” Loranger, Boston Uprising’s President of Gaming and Head Coach, about his thoughts on the Overwatch League and his journey into the world of esports as a whole. As the Overwatch League inexorably moves forward into Stage 2 tomorrow, the Boston Uprising continues to vie against their opponents in an effort to become […]


Interview; Boom ID – A chat with Khezcute

Interview; Boom ID – A chat with Khezcute

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Boom ID have proven true to their catchphrase “hungry beast” already this year. They’ve secured a spot at the StarLadder ImbaTV Dota 2 Minor, held in Ukraine next month. This weekend they placed second at the Asia Pacific Predator League Finals. We had a chance to chat with team captain, Alfi ‘Khezcute’ Nelphyana, between competitions, […]