Hax$’s stop-and-start career still in holding pattern

The year was 2014 and Justice 4, a New York regional tournament, had just finished. Adam “Armada” Lindgren, won the tournament without any surprise, as it had no other “Gods” of Super Smash Bros Melee present, and the top eight consisted of the regular faces you might see at a New York tournament.

March 30, 2016

Windows of Opportunity in Counter-Strike

The optimist in us reflects on a disappointing result by turning into stoicism. Coming close to beating a team means you are within inches of improvement from winning the next time around, not that you ruined your one chance. It is a sign of growth as a team, which is expected to only lead to further growth. Few admit that past is not truly an indicator of the future, though without a magic 8-ball it remains all we have to base our predictions on.

March 29, 2016
LCK final

Analyzing the LCK playoff race

The playoff structure in League of Legends Champions Korea is unique compared to other regions.

March 28, 2016

The case for Natus Vincere at MLG Columbus 2016

Despite Fnatic being the overwhelming favorite to win the first-ever $1 million Counter-Strike tournament next week, there is a case to be made for a couple of other squads.

March 27, 2016

How Matt and Dardoch accelerated Team Liquid’s rebuild

Going into the spring playoffs of the North American League of Legends Championship Series, the most exciting team is not first place Immortals. Nor second place CLG, or even third place Cloud 9. It’s Team Liquid.

March 27, 2016

FIFA 16 is the gateway drug to esports

The finals of the FIFA Interactive World Cup on Tuesday will go down as one of, if not, the greatest game of FIFA (FIFA 16 in this case) ever played, done so in front of packed audience in the famous Apollo Theatre in New York City.

March 23, 2016

How Jigglypuff became cool

One fascinating trend separates Juan “Hungrybox” Debiedma from the rest of the top tier of Super Smash Bros Melee players — besides, of course, his victory last weekend at the The Battle of the Five Gods: He’s the only player of the top six who plays Jigglypuff. The next closest Jigglypuff main comes at No. […]

March 22, 2016
CJ Entus made a coaching change and replaced Reach (Park Jung-suk) with Chae "Vinylcat" Woo-chul

Bdd as the next Faker? Not so fast

CJ Entus’ savior has taken the stage.

March 22, 2016

Ken’s mind games were the best

A personal anecdote always comes to mind when thinking about Ken “Ken” Hoang, the original “King of Smash.” It started with a conversation in college with one of my best friends, Tom. He was definitely one of the worst Call of Duty players we all knew, and one day he walked in the dorm while […]

March 17, 2016

Potential consequences of ELEAGUE

The inaugural season of ELEAGUE, a Counter-Strike: Global Offensive league to be televised on TBS in North America with $1.2 million up for grabs per season, is set to kick off in May.

March 17, 2016