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.
Two batches of esports/video game awards infiltrated the industry this year, and both had nominations for players of the year across multiple games.
The term “prohibition” is used to refer to the 1920 nationwide ban on alcohol in the United States that lasted until 1933, but Cody Dragon, director of esports and gaming at Weedmaps, says we are living in the new era of prohibition.
Tucked in the corner of The Big House 6’s on-site friendlies room, a crowd surrounded Juan “Hungybox” DeBiedma as he warmed up for the day’s upcoming matches at a makeshift setup on a folding table in the vendor side of the room.
Slingshot’s Connor Smith caught up with Tyrell “NAKAT” Coleman at The Big House a few weeks ago to talk about his roller coaster year and steadily improving his mindset.
Juan "Hungrybox" Debiedma announced last week he was going to go full time as a Super Smash Bros Melee professional
Michael “MikeHaze” Pulido will no longer will be taking part of Blood for Blood due to health concerns.
Slingshot’s Connor Smith caught up with Robert “Wobbles” Wright during The Big House 6 to talk about casting and playing, investments in the scene and his year as a whole.
Slingshot’s Connor Smith caught up with Spud at The Big House 6 to talk about the fundraiser to get him there, Mew2King and playing at that type of venue.
Slingshot's Connor Smith caught up with Tyler "Marss" Martins at The Big House 6 to talk about his tournament, avoiding upsets and more sponsorships coming together in Smash.
Slingshot’s Connor Smith caught up with Kelsy "Super Girl Kels" Medeiros at The Big House 6 to talk about her Apex success, balancing Smash with YouTube videos and her Sonic play.
Slingshot’s Connor Smith caught up with Jeffrey “Axe” Williamson at The Big House 6 to talk about his play, Melee’s growth and goals for the tournament.
Slingshot’s Connor Smith caught up with Zac "SFAT" Cordoni ahead of The Big House to talk about Melee, the return of William “Leffen” Hjelte and tournament expectations.
Slingshot’s Connor Smith caught up with Bassem “Bear” Dahdouh before the start of The Big House 6 to talk about expectations of the weekend, Smash 4 growth and the support of both Smash 4 and Melee. Connor Smith: Heading into The Big House 6, what needs to happen, from a T.O. perspective, to make TBH
The 2GGT Abadango Saga was a delight to watch. The largest single day event in Smash for Wii U history, it took less than 12 hours to complete with 544 entrants, and the excitement in the air was palpable as Nairoby “Nairo” Quezada busted out Lucina to two-stock Gonzalo “ZeRo” Barrios and Larry “Larry Lur”
The future of the Daily Dot’s esports section appears to be up in the air.
Esports is one of the most laborious industries in terms of weekly hours. From building yourself up through extensive branding and marketing, to taking the time to thoroughly research history and keep up with current events, to vod review, to compile and organize notes: esports is a field that becomes your life, even when you
Slingshot’s Colin Nimer had the chance to talk with Nairoby “Nairo” Quezada for an extensive, two-part interview. Nairo is one of the top Smash 4 players in the world and is coming off a win at Super Smash Con.
In Season 2, Episode 5 of the Scar and Toph show, Laudandus was the special guest. Laudandus, for those who don’t know, is a Sheik player who got 5th-6th at Pound. So what does all of this have to do with Dota 2? In the episode, Laudandus goes on a rant about how playing Fox players
Prior to doubles at Apex 2016 in June, Jason “Mew2king” Zimmerman spoke about the lack of big-time tournaments in the tristate area
Smash and the FGC have always had a contentious relationship. There has always been a divide from differing websites, forums and tournaments. They both have their own circuit and don’t meet except at CEO and EVO. Even where the communities originate is different. The FGC’s origins are in the arcades and are very international. Smash’s origin
In Part I of a two-part interview, Colin Nimer and Nairoby "Nairo" Quezada talked about the Smash 4 meta, Nairo's recent trip to Japan and whether or not he's overlooked.
Out of the tens of thousands of players in any competitive fighting game, only a handful will ever find the limelight.
The Big House has steadily risen to become one of the most important Super Smash Bros tournaments of the year.
DreamHack Montreal concluded this past weekend and will return again in 2017.
When Darshan “Darshan” Upadhyaha took the leap into pro gaming it came along with the pivotal decision of whether or not to pursue his college education. After careful deliberation, the then 18-year-old chose to set aside his academic aspirations and commit to gaming full time. Now four years into his League of Legends Championship Series career and a top laner for Counter Logic Gaming, the decision does not seem so difficult in retrospect.
Slingshot’s Dylan “CC” Cooke had the chance to talk to Prog about the state of Smash, commentating and his latest ventures.
Elliot “Ally” Bastien Carroza-Oyarce poured coffee from his thermos into a cup, and took a sip to calm his nerves. On the stage inside the Las Vegas Convention Center, he was in the Grand Finals of Evolution 2016 for Super Smash Bros for Wii U.
Slingshot’s Dylan “C.C.” Cooke was able to catch up with Michael “Mike Haze” Pulido at EVO 2016 to talk about EVO, handling losses and the state of Melee.
The best statement to describe Juan “Hungrybox“ Debiedma’s career would be: “The chase for respect.” Hungrybox is widely renowned as one of the five “gods” of Super Smash Bros Melee along with Joseph “Mango” Marquez, Adam “Armada“ Lindgren, Kevin “PPMD“ Nanney and Jason “Mew2King“ Zimmerman. They along with the God Slayer, William “Leffen“ Hjelte, came to dominate the entire Melee scene, and no other Melee player has won a tournament when they have all been present.
ZeRo: “The issue with Evo is that we feel as a community that they don’t care about us as other titles.”
But he’s back at EVO, hoping to recapture the dominance he managed for so long. Slingshot’s Colin Nimer caught up with ZeRo to talk about his return, the Smash 4 meta and the community’s angst with EVO.
Gavin “Tweek” Dempsey has gone a bit under the radar to this point of his Smash 4 career.
There are many people who work behind the scenes in esports. but Robert Paul is one of the most recognizable.
Gonzalo “ZeRo” Barrios is not the juggernaut he once was
Santiago “Santiago” Pinon is ranked eighth in Super Smash Bros Melee in on the SoCal Power Rankings and was also ranked 42nd overall in the most recent Melee It On Me top 100
Gonzalo “ZeRo” Barrios has been more than just a competitor in Smash 4 for the last year. He has been Smash 4. With a dominating win streak spanning more than 50 tournaments, ZeRo established himself as the best. Now, that is becoming a distant memory.
Slingshot’s Connor “Conito” Smith had the chance to speak with Dabuz about Apex 2016, the competitive landscape and his career going forward.
Slingshot’s Connor “Conito” Smith had the chance to speak with Liu about his background, recent placings and plans going forward.
Change is one of the most powerful forces in the world.
James “Swedish Delight” Liu will have another year to etch his name into Super Smash Bros Melee history, the player told Slingshot.
Before 2014, highlight reels of a new Canadian smasher would emerge.
Wizzrobe: “Every tournament I come to learn, and if I’m going to too many tournaments, I feel like I’m not learning or absorbing the information as much.”
Slingshot’s Dylan “CC” Cooke had the chance to talk to Wizzrobe about tournaments, playing different games and how to space out a year-long schedule.
Slingshot’s Dylan “CC” Cooke had the chance to talk to Prog about the state of Smash, commentating and his new ventures.
With his recent reappearance, however, Slingshot’s Dylan “C.C.” Cooke was able to catch up with him at a SoCal local “H’Yes!” tournament series.
In a world of online gaming, rarely does an unbalanced character go unfixed for longer than a couple months.
New York’s Super Smash Bros community is home to some of the most well-known players and commentators in Melee with names like Hendrick “DJ Nintendo” Pilar and D’Ron “D1” Maingrette.
Joey “Lucky” Aldama, a Super Smash Bros Melee Fox player from southern California, has long been touted as the best unsponsored player in the game, though that might come to an end in the not so distant future.
Genesis. What an appropriate name for the first tournament Adam “Armada” Lindgren would play in the United States.
Axe: “Leffen is another one. He’s just an asshole. I just really want to try to put him in his place.”
Slingshot’s Blake Bottrill had a chance to sit down with Tempo Storm’s Super Smash Bros Melee player Jeffrey “Axe” Williamson ahead of his play Sunday at EGLX in Toronto.
Juan “Hungrybox” Debiedma long been considered one of the best Super Smash Bros Melee players in the world. He was one of the original “five gods” of Melee and always a threat to do well.