Category Archive: News

Feb 20 2015

eSports Weekly (Week of 2/16-2/22)

This week, we cover the newest announcements regarding IEM/ESL Katowice, we recap the wild weeks four and five of the EU and NA LCS, and we take a look at a report showing promising signs for the state of eSports. This and much more in this week’s eSports Weekly. This week’s column is dedicated to …

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Feb 13 2015

eSports Weekly (Week of 2/9-2/15)

This week, we look at the upcoming IEM and ESL Katowice events, and preview the New Bloom update from Dota 2. Of course, we also preview and recap the NA and EU LCS week, as well as much more in this week’s eSports Weekly. ESL/IEM Katowice: One Month Away We are a month away from …

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Feb 06 2015

eSports Weekly (Week of 2/2-2/8)

This week we rundown the ongoing Dota 2 Asia Championships, and take a look at, yet again, another major CS:GO match fixing controversy. And of course, we recap and preview this week’s NA and EU LCS action, and much more, in this week’s eSports Weekly! Dota 2 Asia Championships: The Stories So Far The Dota …

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Jan 30 2015

eSports Weekly (Week of 1/26-2/1)

It’s an XL version of eSports Weekly with Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday. A Blizzard insider reveals the status of some of your favorite Blizzard games, as well as some you’re hopefully looking forward to; we look at Twitch’s 2014, as well as week two of the NA and EU LCS; and Valve and ESEA …

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Jan 23 2015

eSports Weekly (Week of 1/19-1/25)

IEM Season IX is nearing its last events, Counter-Strike returns to Katowice, the EU and NA LCS Spring Splits kick off this weekend, and much more in this week’s eSports Weekly! IEM Taipei Next Week, ESL Katowice Announced for 2015 They say there ain’t no rest for the wicked, and after a historic 2014, the …

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Jan 16 2015

eSports Weekly (Week of 1/12-1/18)

This week, Riot announces a new international tournament to take place between the spring and summer splits, we recap the amazing 2014 that ESL had, and KITTENS, SO MANY KITTENS. This and more in this week’s eSports Weekly. Riot Announces Mid-Season Invitational Riot has announced a new event that will take place between the spring …

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Jan 12 2015

NEWS: Awesome Games Done Quick Raises Over $1 Million for Charity


The speedrunning sensation has definitely come into its own in the 21st-century. While the idea has been around since video games themselves were created, the ability to share these runs on YouTube and Twitch has made it a worldwide phenomena. Out of this was born Speed Demos Archive, hosts of Awesome Games Done Quick. This …

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Jan 09 2015

eSports Weekly (Week of 1/5-1/11)

This week, Valve releases the first announcement about this year’s Dota 2 Internationals (#StriveTowardsTI5). There are also a number of rebranded LoL teams because of Riot’s new ownership rules. This and more, including the Smite World Championships, in this week’s eSports Weekly. Dota 2: First Announcement for The International Released Valve released the first announcement …

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Jan 08 2015

NEWS: PlanetSide 2 Beta Comes to PS4 on January 20


PlanetSide 2, winner of our 2012 Beardie for best F2P, is getting ready to hit closed beta on the PS4. The game has changed quite a bit since its initial release on PC, it has continued to evolve and develop into one of the larger F2P FPS games on the market. Sony’s idea behind this …

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Jan 07 2015

NEWS: Paul Hellquist Joins Robot Entertainment


Paul Hellquist, previously of Irrational Games and Gearbox Software, has now signed on with Robot Entertainment. Before joining the company, Hellquist worked as Lead Designer on BioShock and held the title of Creative Director while working on Borderlands 2 with Gearbox Software. Hellquist will hold the title of Lead Designer again at Robot, which is …

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