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The Dire Wolves: The 2015 OPL Underdogs

For four years, there was one team that dominated the Oceanic region: Team Immunity. Despite going through a number of different iterations, they managed to keep up their winning form. Led by AD Carry Raydere, they were unstoppable. The Winter Regional saw them finally dethroned, and as a result someone else stood up. Avant Garde …


Return of the King: FORG1VEN

During the pre-season of Season 5, Team Curse announced that long-time AD Carry, David “Cop” Roberson, would be released from the roster of the main team. With LCS only four months away and upcoming pre-season tournaments like IEM San Jose and Cologne right around the corner, the team would need to decide on their new …


Staring into the abyss – An interview with the trolls behind the IEM attacks

  Trolling is a time honored tradition among social misfits and other internet miscreants. Trolling can range from a relatively benign activity to aggressive and highly intrusive behaviors. One of the most prominent form of trolling in eSports is the act of gaining access to televised games in order to display inflammatory statements on stream. …


EU LCS: Week 2 Storylines

Welcome to my weekly European LCS column. Each week I’ll be taking a look at the most interesting storylines for you, the fans, to be keeping an eye on. Week two begins tomorrow, so here are my most interesting storylines to watch for the 2nd week of the EU LCS. Are Fnatic as strong as …


Challenger Chat Episode 4: Interview with Fusion Nien

Challenger Chat is back! In this episode I interview former CLG top laner and current Fusion Gaming AD Carry Zach 'Nien' Malhas about his past experience as a challenger player, his current team, and his thoughts on the rest of the challenger scene in North America.      


The Wild Wild East: Can the Saigon Jokers and Bangkok Titans brew up a storm in IEM Taipei?

The teams for the Intel Extreme Masters Taipei are finally locked in. Southeast Asia will send Vietnam's Saigon Jokers and Thailand's Bangkok Titans to do battle against the representatives from Taiwan/Hong Kong/Macau and Oceania. With the Taipei Assassins/Snipers, ahq, and yoe Flashwolves leaving, SEA is currently on the search for new heroes. A team that …


Top 10 StarCraft II Moments of 2014

We're almost a month into 2015 and its time to take one last look back at 2014 before we leave it behind for the new year. Join us while we recall what we think are the top ten best moments of 2014. As always this is just our opinion, if you disagree or feel there …


EU LCS: Week 1 storylines

Welcome to my weekly European LCS column. Each week I’ll be taking a look at the most interesting storylines for you, the fans, to be keeping an eye on. Week one begins tomorrow, so here are my most interesting storylines to watch for the first week of the EU LCS. Fnatic – Points to Prove …


Apex organiser Alex Strife faces sexual harassment allegations

The old phrase ‘it never rains but it pours’ seems pretty apposite right now in the world of competitive Smash, and with the biggest tournament in the history of Melee on the horizon it looks as though we’re set for another brown deluge. Although Jonathan ‘Alex Strife’ Lugo, aged 30, is no stranger to controversy, …


Apex organiser Alex Strife faces sexual harassment allegations

The old phrase ‘it never rains but it pours’ seems pretty apposite right now in the world of competitive Smash, and with the biggest tournament in the history of Melee on the near horizon it looks as though we’re set for another brown deluge. Although Jonathan ‘Alex Strife’ Lugo is no stranger to controversy, the …


 

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