Category: eSports

GEICO Sponsors ONOG Tournament and TSM: Future Brightens for eSports

One Nation of Gamers (ONOG) and Team Solo Mid (TSM) announced that GEICO will be entering the world of eSports. Along with the Video Game Voters Network, GEICO has agreed to sponsor ONOG and TSM as they host a massive tournament series entitled The Summer Circuit. Consisting of 16 open online qualifiers feeding into a…

League of Legends: Riot’s Rule Changes to the LCS Summer Split

The eSport aspect of League of Legends has seen a number of rule additions and changes since the League Championship Series (LCS) was formed back in 2013. Riot has increased the monetary value of the competitive LoL scene over the last few years through larger prize pools, higher player salaries, and additional sponsorships for events…

NA LCS 2015 Summer Split Predictions

The Spring Split of the 2015 North American League of Legends Championship Series concluded with a match featuring the biggest North American rivalry in recent years, Cloud 9 vs. Team Solo Mid. This was their fourth time in a row meeting in a playoff finals, easily showing their NA dominance. TSM pulled out a victory…

 

DoTA 2 Red Bull Battlegrounds League Champions Named!

On May 10, the Red Bull Battle Grounds Grand Finals commenced in Santa Monica, California. Invitations were offered to a total of 20 professional teams who competed to make it to this stage, with the event culminating in a one-day impressive display of the best teams in the world. The day began with the All-Star…

EU LCS 2015 Summer Split Predictions

The 2015 Spring Split for the European League of Legends Championship Series concluded with an epic playoff bracket full of intense matches and surprising results. Fnatic took first place as many expected, but it was a surprise to see Unicorns of Love as the team they battled for the title. With a 3-2 victory against…

CounterStrike:Global Offensive: Searching for the Ideal Tournament Format

CounterStrike: Global Offensive has taken off in popularity as an eSport over the past year and a half, rapidly growing in viewership and prize money since Fall 2013. Most of this growth can be attributed to Valve directly supporting the game through consistent balance changes, prize-pool contributions, and in-game items sold to help fund tournaments….

 

Heroes of the Dorm Finals

The battle for Heroes of the Dorm has come to a head. The tournament that started out with 889 teams from 462 colleges came to an explosive ending this past weekend in Los Angeles. The “Golden Bears” from The University of California, Berkeley, the top seed to win, took on the “Dream Team” from Arizona…