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...  ...

Boston Major Groupstage Recap

Boston Major Groupstage Recap
With a single elimination bracket playoff stage, the group stage of the Boston Major was more important than it’s ever been. Each group, a mini double elimination tournament to determine seeding, had 4 teams; 2 of which were invited, and 2 of which qualified. We saw some major upsets during the group stage, and some intense matches, here’s the recap....

Wings Gaming takes down NP to claim first International LAN win post-TI6

Wings Gaming takes down NP to claim first International LAN win post-TI6
Northern Arena BEAT Invitational, one of the most anticipated pre-Boston Major tournaments, was quickly reaching its conclusion. After 2 days of competition, only two teams remained. On the one side, Wings Gaming continued to exert their dominance after TI6 as the Chinese squad only dropped 1 game out of 3 series, and they seemed almost unstoppable. On the other hand,...

The Summit 6 Preview

The Summit 6 Preview
The newest iteration of the Summit comes with a lot of expectations behind it. All 8 teams that are preparing to scale up it’s double elimination bracket were invited to The Boston Major and all eyes are on them to see who’s going to emerge as the favorites to take down the seemingly unstoppable Wings Gaming. Here’s some storylines to...

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...

How to Understand Professional Dota on a Macro Level

How to Understand Professional Dota on a Macro Level
How to Understand Professional Dota on a Macro Level Dota is a difficult game to both play and watch. This is no surprise to anyone who’s familiar with the game; there’s are layers upon layers upon layers of strategy, enough to rival any other game. Unless you’re a professional, it’s almost impossible to comprehend what’s happening on the map at...