Team SoloMid: Organizational profile

Team SoloMid (TSM) is a North American esports organization headquartered in California. Andy “Reginald” Dinh founded the organization in 2009. It fields teams in League of Legends, Hearthstone, Super Smash Bros and Vainglory. TSM became one of the first teams in North America to qualify for Riot Games’ League of Legends Championship Series. The organization has appeared in every grand […]

April 2, 2017

FaZe Clan: Organizational profile

FaZe Clan is a professional esports organization headquartered in Los Angeles, founded in 2010. Its teams compete in Call of Duty, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Overwatch. Its origins come from a gaming clan on YouTube, which made trick shot videos in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. The organization entered CS:GO by acquiring G2 Esports’ roster in January 2016. Robert […]

April 2, 2017

IEM Sydney dates, venue, event details

The IEM Sydney dates are May 3-7 at the Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney, Australia. IEM Sydney is a Counter Strike tournament organized by ESL and sponsored by IEM, and this is its inaugural event. The eight-team tournament will utilize the Swiss format with a best-of-five final. The prize pool is $200,000. Seven teams are confirmed […]

March 28, 2017
DreamHack Malmo 2017

DreamHack Malmo 2017 dates, event details, history

DreamHack Malmo 2017 takes place Aug. 30-Sept. 3 at the Malmo Arena in Malmo Sweden. The $250,000 Counter-Strike tournament will feature 16 teams and is part of the DreamHack Masters series. The 2017 event will run Aug. 30-Sept. 3. The $250,000 event takes place in Malmo Arena. The last DreamHack Masters Malmo event took place from April […]

March 25, 2017

StarLadder i-League Season 3 dates, event details, history

The StarLadder i-League Season 3 Counter-Strike tournament started April 4 and features 16 teams playing for a $300,000 prize pool in Kiev, Ukraine. The field consisted of Astralis, SK Gaming,, Fnatic, North, G2, Gambit, Hellraisers, Counter Logic Gaming, UYA, Ninjas in Pyjamas, Natus Vincere, TyLoo, Immortals, FaZe Clan and MVP Project. For Dota 2, […]

March 25, 2017
ESL Pro League Season 5 finals

ESL Pro League Season 5 finals, schedule, event details

The ESL Pro League Season 5 finals take place June 3-4 at the Verizon Theater in Dallas, Texas. The online Counter-Strike league started Feb. 7 and will conclude May 11. The league consists of 14 teams in both North America and Europe. The field of teams includes North, Astralis, Natus Vincere, HellRaisers, mousesports, FaZe Clan, […]

March 25, 2017

What is the Global StarCraft League?

The Global StartCraft League (GSL) is a tournament hosted by Afreeca TV, a streaming platform in Korea, and Blizzard Entertainment, the developer of StarCraft. The tournament is divided into two leagues: Code A, the minors, and Code S, the majors. Tournaments are held multiple times a year, without a set schedule or time of year when […]

March 25, 2017

Who is MonteCristo?

Christopher “MonteCristo” Mykles is an American esports commentator, most well known for his work as OGN’s English caster for League of Legends Champions Korea. His highly analytical understanding of the game garnered him support as the one of the experts of the Korean League of Legends scene. He currently casts OGN’s Overwatch Apex. MonteCristo’s affinity for […]

March 25, 2017

What is Overwatch League?

The Overwatch League is the tentative league of the game Overwatch, run by its developer, Blizzard. The league plans to create a global league by selling spots in various regions in the world as representatives of a city of that region.   Blizzard announced the league at BlizzCon in November with the league starting “sometime in 2017.” […]

March 25, 2017

What is Blizzard?

Blizzard Entertainment is a North American video game developer and distributor located in Irvine, California. The company was founded in 1991 under the name Silicon & Synapse by Allen Adham, Michael Morhaime, and Frank Pierce. The original vision of the company was to create ports of games developed by other companies before they started developing […]

March 24, 2017