I’ve worked in esports for nearly 18 years now, having started out as a Jolt League admin in 1999, mainly running tournaments for Unreal Tournament.
As esports has grown, more money has come. That much is pretty simple to figure out, but where the money is coming from has started to cause fans some concern.
If you’ve followed this column throughout 2016, you’ll know I’ve had a hard time with some of the mainstream press reporting on esports
Recently, a man I have a lot of respect for in esports broadcasting announced he wasn’t going to be picked up by Riot Games for its League of Legends World Championship this year.
The International 6 talent invites have finally been revealed, and with them comes the inevitable arguments about who should or should not have received them.
Having spent the last week or so at ESL One Cologne and fielding a number of questions while at the event, I thought it would be good to put together something that might help those who are not as fortunate to attend these gigantic esports events.