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The Scouting Report: Contenders China Week 3

  Week 3 of Overwatch Contenders China Season 2 was the week of upsets. Serving as a prime example of just what the week held for the Chinese region the Shanghai Dragon’s academy team, Team CC, lost in clear fashion to Lucky Future — a team that very clearly, and understandably, looked dysfunctional in their …


TI8 Compendium Predictions, by a scrub (Part One)

Hi. You might know me as that one scrub who writes fantasy guides on Reddit sometimes. Well, in the comments to some of the guides I’ve done, I got a lot of requests to do guides on Dota 2 Compendium Predictions. I’ve always said no to those requests because I never perceived it as my strong suit …


Where Potential Trumps Poor Consistency: Overwatch League Semifinals Predictions

  Right before the culmination of the London Spitfire and the Los Angeles Gladiators, Josh “Sideshow” Wilkinson dropped this anecdote that still rings throughout the Burbank Studio, “Things can turn around fast in Overwatch” and I couldn’t agree more seeing the result of the Quarterfinal matches. Now, we get to the meat and potatoes of …


Capitalist: “Missing last year’s Epicenter and missing main event for TI were the biggest blows and really reinvigorated my work ethic for the TI8 season”

Today, we interview Austin “Capitalist” Walsh — former in-house caster for joinDOTA, a person who has been a staple name in the Dota 2 community for a long time, a man with many talents who has diversified himself not only as a caster but also as a panelist, a host as well as an interviewer. …


The Imaginarium of Moss Seven Club

  Creativity is not a path often traveled in Overwatch esports. The last boldly colorful team we’ve witnessed in Overwatch had to be the South Korean team, Meta Athena, during OGN’s Overwatch APEX Season 2 and since then they’ve tapered off. However, there is one Chinese Overwatch team that is capturing the hearts and minds …


The trials and tribulations of a pro Hearthstone player

It often feels like Hearthstone’s esports scene is akin to a neglected stepchild, both from the perspective of the developer and the wider pro gaming fanbase, many of whom sneer at the very idea of putting these virtual card-slingers on the same pedestal as a FalleN or a birdring, treating their gameplay experience very much …


Tweets of the Week ft. Fear, OG, Lebron and more

  Disclaimer: Since we are just launching this project, we thought we’d compile some recent tweets that reach prior to this week to kick things off. I’m sure you won’t mind! The period between now and August will be quite dormant. Players, team organizations, casters, fans — all alike — are gearing up to be …


LGD’s Sixth Gear

  As an organization that has been prominent in a handful of other esports titles, LGD Gaming is one of the most well known Chinese esports organizations. Compared to their level of success in League of Legends and Dota 2, LGD has not met that same level of equilibrium in Overwatch. Without a major tournament …


Dominik “Black^” Reitmeier leaves Entity Gaming

  Dominik “Black^” Reitmeier has left Indian esports organization Entity Gaming after being with the team for nearly two months. When contacted, Black^ confirmed the news of his departure from the team and is now a free agent looking for a new home. Black^ signed up with Entity Gaming shortly before the Open Qualifiers for …


The Scouting Report: Contenders China Week 2

  China, as a region within the wide scope of esports, has a lush history with champions in many competitive titles and Overwatch Contenders has a cornucopia of young talented minds married with tantalizing storylines that are begging to be told. However, China is one of the few regions that has seen extremely little representation …


 

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