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Changes to the Valorant Ranked System and its Effects

  With the recent release of Episode 2, many changes have been introduced to the ever-changing Valorant Ranked system. The revamped ranking scheme is more transparent than ever, encouraging players to work on their performance. Arrows are gone, replaced with a method of Rank Rating that operates solely on points. Leaderboards, as well as significant improvements to …


SFAT – My Favorite Player

  Introduction Any student of esports will tell you that Melee’s Five Gods era is one of the most interesting stories in esports. A period of time completely dominated by five players, all capable of beating one another and miles ahead of everyone else. Such interesting parity is something we don’t see in many other …


Benjamin “esioLoL” Doughty on Stats: “Context is absolutely key, as well as knowing the causation behind the statistic in mind as well.”

  A Welsh caster that has had quite the journey starting as an aspiring professional gamer to becoming a broadcaster, Benjamin “esioLoL” Doughty shares with us the path he’s taken to get where he is now.   Interview conducted by Kary   Hello Benjamin. How are you doing? Kindly introduce yourself to our readers. Hey! …


Sceptic Interview: “There are so many opportunities for kids to make a career in this industry and a lot of schools are offering scholarships.”

  A prodigy that has explored his passion from a young age, Sceptic has developed his career to the point where even full-fledged adults would be jealous. Starting from games like Roblox and really exploding with Fortnite, Sceptic shares what he hopes to achieve through the community he’s developed with Esports Heaven.   Interview conducted …


Jake Lucky interview – Keeping esports fans entertained

  We caught up with popular YouTuber and reporter Jake Lucky for a quick interview on his life growing up, interest in esports, providing esports and gaming news in video form, creating awareness of living a fit and healthy lifestyle, and more. Hey Jake. Tell us about yourself. I grew up in Iowa, and from …


Flashpoint 2: Group Stage Boogaloo – Reviewing Each Team’s Performance 

Flashpoint 2: Group Stage Boogaloo – Reviewing Each Team’s Performance Written by vacant As the gunfire ceased and the dust settled on the group stage of the Flashpoint CS:GO tournament, it was Dignitas and Envy who clinched the last two playoff spots after recording 2-1 wins over forZe and Gen.G respectively to join BIG, OG, …


Cloud9: An American Revolution – A complete history of the original Cloud9 team, and how they changed the LCS, League of Legends, and esports forever

Who’s responsible for Cloud9’s success? Obviously that’s a very complicated question, it’d be stupid to give a straightforward answer. There are many moving parts to such a colossal juggernaut. It’s interesting to ponder, though, how one of the premier organizations in esports started off so dubiously. Before being a staple in the biggest competitions in …


T1- The tainting of a prestigious name

  T1 are now under heavy fire from the public due to an utterly disgraceful handling of their Korean fans’ reaction to a leak released back in November 2nd mentioning LS and Polt as their new coaching staff. Due to the nationalistic mindset of South Koreans and their care for legacy and results/trophies, LS was …


Tim Sevenhuysen: “Many teams engage with data at some level, but there aren’t many where the most senior staff have a really clear idea of the role data can play”

  Esports Heaven had the pleasure of interviewing Tim Sevenhuysen, owner of OraclesElixir and data scientist extraordinaire. — The value of data and statistics has many times been the victim of skepticism. In sports like baseball, we’ve seen practices like Sabermetrics take a long time to be accepted. As one of League’s leading data experts, …


Nuguri- The metamorphosis of the Racoon

  A lot has changed for DAMWON gaming since they first showed up at the Worlds stage in 2019. The rookie team that was hailed as 2018’s scrim gods returned home with the Summoner’s Cup, League of Legends’ most prestigious trophy. They achieved this feat, no less, by winning the only major tournament of the …


 

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