‘Chiu on This’ is a short and regular opinion blast As I’ve started to watch more team esports games in recent years, I’ve come to the conclusion that there is something endemic about NA esports culture that makes them all ruin their own scrims. I don’t know why this keeps happening, but it’s happened in
There seems to be a never-ending debate about whether casters, and to a lesser extent players, should listen to criticism posted on social media.
As the plans for the Overwatch League have yet to be announced, the professional Overwatch scene sits in a precarious state.
South Korean esports team Lunatic-Hai announced Thursday the computer hardware production company AMD will sponsor the team, according to a report from Daily eSports' Lee Si-woo.
In the latest returns of an almost yearlong tussle with Overwatch, League of Legends has eclipsed 30 percent in PC Bang play rates for the first time since June.
‘Chiu on this’ is a short and regular opinion blast As I’ve watched more and more team based esports games, I’ve come to the conclusion that the best teams all need an “I win” button. This button is usually in the form of a superstar player. Coldzera ruining Team Liquid at Columbus comes to mind. S1mple
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.
‘Chiu on This’ is a short and regular opinion blast Rogue announced on twitter that they were moving to Las Vegas to compete in North America full-time. The details are scarce as it doesn’t mention if the team administration is moving or if all of their team is moving. And even if their team is
On May 23, Overwatch was publicly released to massive acclaim and popularity
Blizzard announced Wednesday on the official Korean Overwatch forum that it caught more than 10,000 accounts using illegal helping software in the game over the course of a couple of days in January.
“Chiu on This’ is a short and regular opinion piece Richard Lewis recently reported that the Professional Esports Association had tried to organize a tournament for Overwatch but was denied a license by Blizzard. While many rejoiced at the news, I wasn’t so certain. The essential problem with PEA in Counter-Strike was over-saturation and exclusivity. The over-saturation was
As the 2017 season hasn’t started yet, I thought it was a good time to explain what games I plan to watch and why.
As esports continues to exist in a level below mainstream, the community excites itself over the attention of famous people. This year had plenty of that, and here's a look at the most fun celebrity interactions in esports of 2016:
‘Chiu on This’ is a regular and short opinion blast Overwatch current meta is boring. This is because there is too much strength in the front line of tanks resulting in 3-2 or 4-2 comps. I may write a longer article sometime in the future, but suffice to say this reminds me greatly of another
London Lions versus the Manchester Mavericks. Birmingham Blast versus Newcastle Noobs.
‘Chiu on This’ is a regular and short opinion blast There has been controversy lately over Blizzard’s insistence to remove pick/ban from tournaments and to enforce certain maps to be played. Others have covered the topic extensively such as this article here. So I’ll just go over points I hadn’t seen anywhere else. No one knows
Professional female Overwatch player Kim "Geguri" Se-yeon almost gave up on her journey going pro after some harsh criticism.
“Chiu on this” is a short and regular opinion blast At Apex, there were two upsets in the playoff bracket. EnVyUS beat Rogue 3-2 and Kongdoo beat Lunatic-hai 3-0. The 3-0 is a bit misleading as all three were close games. I’m not too surprised by these results. First because I obviously don’t watch that
It has been an eventful year for the ESL, to say the least.
Today Talespin left EnVyUs. The move is surprising as they are in the middle of a tournament at OGN. He left citing a lack of happiness and some team issues. The problem I see here is timing as it left the rest of the team in the lurch and their chances of making something happen with an
Slingshot’s Blake Bottrill had the chance to talk to longtime caster Anders Blume at the ESL New York at the beginning of October to talk about casting Overwatch in addition to Counter-Strike and how to stay fresh in different games.
Kongdoo Monsters coach Kim Mok-Gyum has quit his coaching position to go manage an Overwatch team, writes Fomos’ Choi Min-Sook. e-mFire, the company managing the Kongdoo Monsters in League Challengers Korea, announced Friday that coach Kim has stepped away from his position due to “personal reasons.” Coach Kim has been a coach for various Korean
After the dissolution of the five Korean Esports Association StarCraft teams and the Starcraft Proleague, MyungSik announced he was joining Team Heroic as an Overwatch player. This was extremely surprising to me since Overwatch is a team game that requires harmony. And MyungSiK is the most hated man to have ever come out of the Korean scene.
OGN Overwatch Apex has seized Team EnVyUs’ fight money for one game and issued the team a warning after making lewd comments, OGN announced Friday. Timo “Taimou” Kettunen made a controversial comment towards a Korean announcer Wednesday in the chat during the Twitch stream of Apex, typing “I wanna explore that interviewer girl’s thighs.” OGN
The BK Stars scored a second victory for Overwatch Apex Season 1 on Wednesday with a 3-0 defeat of MVP Space.
Slingshot’s Vince Nairn had the chance to catch up with Splyce owner Marty Strenczewilk to talk about all of his teams and the direction League of Legends, Counter-Strike and the rest of esports is heading,
Monday's announcement that the Philadelphia 76ers had acquired Team Dignitas and Team Apex was the latest instance of an NBA team showing interest in esports, but it is the first time an organization has purchased a team.
Many professional players to Overwatch, a game released in May amid an already steady rise in the popularity of esports, came upon the game after being initially interested (or even professionals) in others.
I’ve only been around esports for about five years, and in that time games have risen and died and risen again. Every time a new esport rises the same arguments always keep popping up. This new game is too casual. It doesn’t have enough strategic depth. It’s too complicated. It’s too hardcore. The spectator UI is
Overwatch is so popular in South Korea that police are being called to prevent underage players from firing up the game at PC Bangs.
In the halls of Koelnmesse, the first major LAN of Overwatch — hosted by ESL — reaches it final stages.
Overwatch is a game where a few balance changes shift the meta drastically.
Although the professional Overwatch scene is still very much in its infancy, Team EnVyUs has had a firm grip on it.
Despite being announced only a few days ago, the Overwatch Open is already underway.
Overwatch is still in it’s infancy but has shown promise from professional teams and developers that it is pushing to be the next great esport.
For the longest time, League of Legends was the unchallenged champion of Korean PC Bangs, internet gaming cafes that are considered central to Korea’s online gaming culture.
The success of Blizzard’s Overwatch comes as no surprise to the gaming industry.
It was a beta that seemingly no one felt a part of. Hype for Blizzard’s newest IP, the first-person shooter Overwatch, came not just from its graphics or gameplay but from how exclusive it was.
Let us assume for a moment that Overwatch, which will be released in early May, sells boatloads of copies and millions of players want to play the game on a regular basis. At least, that is my hope, in part because it will also mean the esports part of the game will be taken seriously.