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iAsonu, XiGua, MacSed, andJim Qualify for WCS Premiere

Zhou "iAsonu" Hang and Cao "Jim" Jinhui, Wang "XiGua" Lei, and Hu "MacSed" Xiang have qualified for WCS Premiere beating out their Challenger opponents.  It is no surprise that Jim has qualified, he is consistently one of the best players within the Chinese scene, and has also found success outside of the isolated region that …


LCS 2015: Time To Shine (Part 2)

The break is almost over and the LCS is finally returning to screens near you! WIth the addition of 2 new teams in each region, along with a plethora of roster changes, both regions look to be more competitive than ever. With the competition getting tougher the spotlight fixates on a number of players whose …


Interview with ROOT Hydra

Several months back ROOT's Chief of Operating Officer reached out to me and told me that Shin "Hydra" Dong Won was immigrating to the USA and it would be helpful for him to recieve a letter of affirming that Hydra was an internationally recognized competitor from an editor at eSports Heaven. I was happy to …


EU LCS Split Analysis – Spring 2015

With the EU LCS soon starting up once again, and the much altered rosters now definitively locked in, I decided to put my thoughts into writing about each team that made the cut. Written by: Spuddington Copenhagen Wolves Ever hanging towards the bottom of the pack, picking up Freeze will grant a minor buff but …


North America"e;s Young Prodigy AD Carry, Altec

Unlike many of his peers in the North American LCS, Johnny “Altec” Ru doesn’t come from the most prestigious, nor the most notable background. Despite not being a hard-nosed veteran or even a World-renown player, the young AD Carry player is arguably one of the best in his position in North America. Humble Beginnings Altec …


LCS 2015: Time To Shine (Part 1)

The break is almost over and the LCS is finally returning to screens near you! With the addition of 2 new teams in each region, along with a plethora of roster changes, both regions look to be more competitive than ever. With the competition getting tougher the spotlight fixates on a number of players whose …


ESH Community Series DOTA 2 – #3

Again we return with yet ANOTHER tournament for you! We are glad to announce that, in cooperation with G2A.com, we will be running the third DOTA 2 tournament in this Community Series installment. Another €100 of game vouchers is up for grabs to the winners. So don't linger, spaces are limited!  We are really pleased to …


Best of AGDQ 2015

Over the last week, Awesome Games Done Quick has raised over 1.1 million dollars for charity and has showcased some of the, frankly, most undervalued gamers in the world.  We've created a list of the most impressively demonstrated performances from speedrunners at this event based on technical skill, entertainment value, and circumstances under which the …


Understanding and Analyzing Korea 2.0; the Bad.

In part 1 I talked about SK Telecom T1 and NaJin e-mFire, two teams that still looked like the strong potential world beaters you expect to find in the Korean scene. While neither team is as strong as Samsung Blue or White, they've only competed in the OGN pre-season showmatches. Both teams still have a lot …


Monetizing StarCraft II and the Importance of Betting

It has been commonly suggested that microtransactions and other forms of sustainable income are key to the health of StarCraft. Indeed Steven “Destiny” Bonnell recently wrote a well-received blog claiming that without microtransactions the StarCraft competitive scene is essentially doomed. Yet making StarCraft a healthy game in the long term is more complicated than simply …


 

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