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Low Econ Western Legends of the Top Lane

League of Legends at its core, when played at the highest level, is about sacrifice. There’s going to be one person on the team, at any given time, that must secede their resources to benefit the whole; that has often fallen onto the shoulders of the top laner. Historically, top lane has been a thankless …


What the Overwatch League can learn from FunPlus Phoenix

2020 is going to be a watershed year in Overwatch’s competitive history. Not only is this the third season of its franchised league, the Overwatch League, but it’s also the first time the league is fully being taken on the road with global travel. With new variables in play along with new patches coming in …


The Defiant One: Nevix is the Ironman of Overwatch

  The Toronto Defiant entered the 2019 Overwatch League season with a whimper. As sharp as that might sound, it’s true. Their 8-20 record stands on faulty legs especially when you add the context that they narrowly led the three way-tie for second-worst overall match record alongside the Washington Justice and the Boston Uprising. However, …


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 …


 

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