The Uppsetters

The Uppsetters
2016 was a huge year for so many teams, those who deserved success indeed achieved it and those who set out to surprise us, well, did. There were numerous trophies last year and for once they aren't all in a cupboard somewhere in Olofmeisters house. With trophies being distributed left, right and centre last year it opens up 2017’s first...

A Year of Up’s, Down’s and Gloves.

A Year of Up’s, Down’s and Gloves.
Been away and not had a chance to play CS:GO, the newly crowned eSports game of the year? You might have missed a few things. It seems this year, Valve (also an eSports industry winner) has taken their gloves off, heh, gloves… I’ll explain later.   So, whose year has it been? Whose year has it been not...Or something...  ...

Lets Roll-oll

Lets Roll-oll
What’s happening to our niche little pastime of which we were ashamed to admit our love to our friends, our parents banned us from doing and telling a hot girl about would get you the exact opposite of laid? I ask this question at the business end of 2016 with teams gearing up to a massive televised major in January...

Real Life Hacks; Reviewing the Competitive Edge

Real Life Hacks; Reviewing the Competitive Edge
A couple of weeks ago I wondered to myself whether it’s possible to improve at CS:GO by changing your approach to the game? I don't mean settings, training, configs or hardware but whether changing elements of yourself or your environment could have an effect on victory or defeat. Can guzzling energy drinks increase your concentration, would being fit and healthy...

Fanfare for fair Fans

Fanfare for fair Fans
In CS:GO you can be the sharpest mind, out braining all opposition with you ingenious and unpredictable game sense. You can have aim reflexes that are faster than the sailfish, the fastest fish on the planet clocking over 110km/h. (Hey, every day is a learning day.) But even with sailfish reactions and quantum game sense you can bottom frag and...

Real Life Hacks; Getting the Competitive Edge

Real Life Hacks; Getting the Competitive Edge
Interested in upping your game and improving? Of course you are.   It's an inane part of our genetic build up as sentient beings. We all want to improve at what we really like doing. This got me thinking, if I really want to improve my ability at CSGO am I doing all I can?   Climbing up the ranks...

Battle of the sexes; Why is it separate?

Battle of the sexes; Why is it separate?
Why do competitive eSports separate the sexes?   It's a hot topic that has caused ructions and stirred up eSports communities for many years.     Looking at eSports as a whole, I don’t see a real difference between girls' and boys' abilities to play any genre of eSports. They are all competitive environments in which both sexes are evenly platformed and neither gender has any distinct attributes that...