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The History of Moscow Five/Gambit — Opening

  Days of darkness, of dreariness, have come…. Thy own infirmities, the sufferings of those dear to thee, the chill and gloom of old age. All that thou hast loved, to which thou hast given thyself irrevocably, is falling, going to pieces. The way is all down-hill. What canst thou do? Grieve? Complain? Thou wilt …


Interview with COPE founders

  The Coalition Of Parents In Esports, COPE, is a 501c3 nonprofit founded in 2020 by parents of well-known pros and content creators. Esports Heaven sat down with the two founders of COPE to discuss about the organization, its achievements, and its vision for the future.  Thank you for taking the time to give us …


Deft – The Apprentice’s Journey

  Deft will be heading back to Seoul now, after spending a few weeks in the beautiful but fiercely foreign landscapes of Iceland. It is a far too familiar feeling for the ADC who has been eliminated from Worlds 4 times in the Quarter Finals, only going further in his first time attending, back in …


The “No Worlds Club” that could be

  I’d like to preface this article by saying that I am well aware of how much of an impossibility a “B-Stream” would be for a Riot game, no less their flagship title. Despite this, I’d still like to go over the reasons why one would work so well with the amount of talent and …


A look into the Korean Smash scene with JJROCKETS

  Korea—and more specifically Seoul—is often lauded as the capital of esports.  From the StarCraft boom of old to the multi-year dominance in games like League of Legends just a few years ago, South Korea is where it’s at—where the highest echelons of gaming skill and discipline is achieved. At least, that’s the case for …


Thorin on esports journalism, OnGamers, and future aspirations (Part Two)

  In part two of our interview with Esports Historian Duncan ‘Thorin’ Shields, we explore options that established writers could take in the field, some insight into OnGamers and other large publications, and on editing methodology from someone with over a decade of dominant experience in the industry. If you didn’t read part one of …


Sydnee Goodman on freelancing, gaming media, and her future

  Sydnee Goodman is a face (and voice) many people recognize. She was a host for a variety of game-related content for IGN and Buzzfeed. But even though these are big names that many people revere as “dream jobs,” Goodman had another goal: Work independently. Here is how it’s been going for this host and …


TI10 Fantasy Guide: Main Event, Day One

  The TI10 groupstage has concluded and it’s time for the main event to begin at The Arena Nationala. Tomorrow will feature two sets of Upper Bracket matches – each being a best of three series – and four sets of Lower Bracket matches – each being a best of one. As usual, we will …


TI10 Fantasy Guide: Day Four

  TI10 Day 3 has come to an end with the road ahead being more clear and visible. As we head into the last day of TI10 groupstages, we’ll shift our focus as well and try to farm as many fantasy points as possible. As a general thumb rule, always bet on players/teams that play …


TL Dodo on cooking in esports

  As esports grows, it and the food industry continue to merge. I had the opportunity to chat with Kang “Dodo” Jun-hyeok—currently the general manager for Team Liquid. Dodo has a unique experience in esports and food. He played professionally in the League of Legends Championship Series, playing with Team 8 in 2013. After the …


 

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