Media column Tim Sevenhuysen

Slingshot Media Column: Travis Gafford on Yahoo’s goals, investigative journalism and conflict of interest

The first year of Yahoo’s venture into esports has been interesting, to say the least.

December 21, 2016

PEA plans to outlaw teams from ESL Pro League, FC Copenhagen reportedly signing ex-Dignitas CSGO roster

Our top stories from Tuesday: The Professional Esports Association plans to outlaw its teams from participating in the ESL Pro League, according to multiple sources. Walter Day: The forgotten grandfather of esports. Pawn updated fans about his back injury and why he returned to Korean League of Legends. Building the Green Wall: The recent rise […]

December 21, 2016

Dignitas CSGO team leaves, re-signs for four years, Cloud9 announces LoL roster

Our top stories from Monday: Immortals’ new top laner Lee “Flame” Ho-jong was just like Joshua “Dardoch” Hartnett before Dardoch even existed. StarCraft legend Lee “FlaSh” Young-Ho was apparently caught boosting while playing League of Legends on stream. Best from around the web: League of Legends Cloud9 announced its 2017 roster for the League Championship […]

December 20, 2016

Riot Games’ $50M annual deal with MLBAM, poaching rule explained, ELEAGUE Major Qualifiers

Our top stories from the weekend: Riot Games and MLB Advanced Media partnered for a $50 million annual deal for the monetization and commercialization of League of Legends. NRG has completed its Counter-Strike roster going into next year, according to sources. An interview with TyLoo manager Chang “Marshall” Lou during the ELEAGUE Major Qualifier. Paul […]

December 19, 2016

TyLoo manager Marshall on Major qualifier and playing more international tournaments

Slingshot’s Vince Nairn had the chance to chat briefly with Chang “Marshall” Lou, one of TyLoo’s managers, after defeating Cloud9 16-11 on Mirage on the second day of the ELEAGUE Major Qualifier.

December 17, 2016

Twitch IRL mode, Dota pro patch reactions, Dignitas announce Ssumday and Chaser

Our top stories from Thursday: An interview with Richard Lewis ahead of the ELEAGUE Major Qualifier. Chae “Piglet” Gwang-jin said the addition of Kim “Reignover” Ui-Jin is what helped him stay with Team Liquid. Ruler didn’t expect Samsung Galaxy to stay together. Best from around the web: League of Legends Dignitas announced the signing of […]

December 16, 2016

Changes to EULCS and NALCS, Bengi joins Vici Gaming, PSG announces roster

Our top stories from Wednesday: Stuchiu’s team-by-team breakdown of the ELEAGUE Major Qualifier. The League Champions Korea season will start Jan. 17 and be broadcast five days per week. Major takeaways from Riot Games’ changes for the European and North American League Championship Series. Immortals’ new player Flame said he chose North America so he […]

December 15, 2016

Q&A: Richard Lewis previews the ELEAGUE Major Qualifier

Slingshot’s Vince Nairn caught up with Richard Lewis to prepare fans for the ELEAGUE Major Qualifier, which begins at 10 a.m. ET Thursday on Twitch.

December 15, 2016

Misfits sign KaKao, Immortals signs Olleh, missharvey to compete on “Canada’s Smartest Person”

Our top stories from Tuesday: An interview with Renegades’ Rick “Rickeh” Mulholland ahead of the ELEAGUE Major Qualifier. Jin Air Green Wings’ bot lane has been criticized for being toxic in solo queue. A look at Ad Finem’s unexpected rise through the Dota 2 ranks. The Slingshot Media Column featuring bits about interviewing, the Misfits/ […]

December 14, 2016
Media column Tim Sevenhuysen

Slingshot media column: The evolution of player interviews, Misfits/ affiliation, and talking about players as casters

During my talk with Rachel “Seltzer” Quirico, ELEAGUE interviewer and an esports veteran, one comment in particular stuck out as it pertains to how we operate within the media world of esports.

December 13, 2016