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LemonKiwi on World Cup: “I was so happy, and lucky that Jake was ready to put in hard work to make this a great show too.”

  Jennifer “LemonKiwi” Pichette is a staple personality in the Overwatch community. Whether it’s lending her voice to multiple different regions in Overwatch Contenders or working big blockbuster events like this years Overwatch World Cup, LemonKiwi does it all. Fresh from her vacation in South Korea, she sat down and spoke to Esports Heaven about …


Barefoot

  I often wonder why Lunatic-Hai and their players were so beloved. And with RyuJeHong’s departure from Seoul Dynasty, that thought has resurfaced.  Yes, they won two APEX titles back to back and the team was comprised of legendary figures, but “good” isn’t always synonymous with popular or, better yet, beloved.  What drove people to …


[Thorin] Online Journalism: A View of the Esports Journalism Landscape from the Trenches – IGEC 2019

During the 2019 Inven Global Esports Conference, the Esports Historian, Duncan “Thorin” Shields held a panel titled, “Online Journalism: A View of the Esports Journalism Landscape from the Trenches”, where he talked about the history of esports journalism in parallel to both the gaming industry and the esports scene. This 25 minute panel took us …


TSM Bend Riot’s Rules With Bjergsen Ownership Deal

  As first reported by the Washington Post, TSM has re-signed their prestigious mid laner, Bjergsen, in a two-year contract deal which includes a package of owning a portion of TSM. While we do not know the percentage Bjergsen obtained in this deal, even something as small as 1% in partial ownership means that he …


Promise: “My time in Overwatch is most likely over, but I’m not ruling out the option to continue working in Overwatch. I’m just exploring different pathways in esports.”

  After a respectable 2019 season with the Los Angeles Valiant, Marvin “Promise” Schröder has left the team with his future in esports on the horizon. After assisting in the Valiant’s remarkable turnaround from a 0-7 start to making a stage playoff appearance in Stage 3 and being able to nearly secure the last play-in …


Why Overwatch 2?

  BlizzCon 2019 had a number of exciting announcements and cinematics to leave Blizzard Entertainment fans bewitched. However, toward the end of this year’s opening ceremonies, Overwatch hopefuls received some surprising news; there was a sequel in the works. This all but confirmed most of ESPN’s report on the matter, but once the excitement of …


Leaf on Team France’s finish: “I’m super happy with what we achieved this year, but a bit sad that we couldn’t get top three for the fans.”

  The 2019 Overwatch World Cup put on a showcase of some of the most talented players that lie in a holding pattern outside of the Overwatch League and French DPS, Lucas “Leaf” Loison sits alongside them. Coming off the back of a strong second-place finish this season in Overwatch Contenders with Team Gigantti, Leaf …


Vizility: “The experience at BlizzCon was truly unforgettable and made me hungry for so much more.”

  For the last two years Jeffrey “Vizility” de Vries and team Netherlands have come just short of making it to Anaheim, California to compete at the Overwatch World Cup playoffs–and this year they finally made it, but in surprising fashion. Without a single Overwatch League player or staff member, they managed to finally play …


MORE Overwatch League 2020 Roster Predictions

  We were promised a chaotic off-season going into 2020 and we have not been disappointed!  But before we get started, here is part one of my predictions. With franchises rebuilding and star players shuffling about on top of the addition of global travel being added next year, the league is in an incredibly malleable …


Worlds 2019 Aftermath: An Analysis of Why NA Sucks

Ah yes, it’s that time of the year again where we make excuses as to why NA sucks. While no one enjoys excuses, as there’s no such thing as a good excuse, there is a difference between an excuse and an explanation. An excuse is usually devoid of responsibility and a lack of ownership, often …


 

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