Overwatch needs an FPL-like feature to produce pro Overwatch players

Stuchiu: Why Blizzard can’t rely on the ladder alone as a breeding ground for pro Overwatch players

Out of all the ambitious goals proclaimed for the upcoming Overwatch League, perhaps the most eye-catching plan involved streamlining and systematizing the process of becoming a professional player.

September 21, 2017
FaZe Clan and Team Liquid elevated themselves at ESL One New York

Turning potential into reality: The Ascension of Team Liquid and FaZe Clan

ESL One New York was the second Tier 1 tournament in the post-break CS:GO season.

September 19, 2017
Rift Rivals has some relevance when projecting the League of Legends World Championship

Kelsey Moser: Gauging the relevance of NA vs EU Rift Rivals heading into worlds

Much salt was sprinkled over North America’s dominant form at the Western Rift Rivals event.

September 18, 2017
ESL One New York 2016 was the tournament of broken promises

Reflecting on ESL One New York 2016, the tournament of broken promises

The American Dream is a seductive, dangerous idea. As the engine behind turning a frontier nation into the premier superpower in the world, the very notion is heady.

September 13, 2017
The NA LCS gauntlet ended with cloud9 winning, but what went wrong with CLG, FLyQuest and Dignitas?

Emily Rand: Breaking down the NA LCS gauntlet and what went wrong for Dignitas, FlyQuest, and CLG

The regional qualifying gauntlet for North America was supposedly one of the toughest yet, even more than last year’s slugfest between Immortals and Cloud9.

September 12, 2017
DreamHack Montreal had a fair share of controversy

DeKay’s Final Five from DreamHack Montreal: Social media training would be nice

As I’ve already written, it was a busy week of Counter-Strike.

September 11, 2017
Fnatic finished strong when it mattered in the EU LCS gauntlet

Kelsey Moser: On Fnatic’s finish

Although much talk in the finals of the European League of Legends Championship Series regional gauntlet surrounded the catastrophe of H2K Gaming’s bottom lane getting 2-v-2 killed as Sivir and Braum in Game 1 and other misplays by Sin “Nuclear” Jeong-hyeon, I found Fnatic’s draft in the third and final game the perfect culmination of the series.

September 11, 2017
C9 Jack said making worlds is all that matters, and now is Cloud9's time to do it

C9 Jack: “The only thing that matters every year is, ‘Do you go to worlds?’ and how well you do at worlds.” — A look at Cloud9 heading into the NA LCS gauntlet

At the TD Garden in Boston on Sunday, Team SoloMid claimed its sixth North American League of Legends Championship Series title.

September 8, 2017
G2 Esports is the undisputed king of the EU LCS

Four in a row: A brief history of G2’s evolution in the EU LCS

As the peels of silver confetti fell, Kim “Trick” Gang-yun immediately stood and looked to his left with his arms outstretched.

September 7, 2017