When you improve in a game you love, what comes to mind? Do you see yourself mentally learning to prepare better strategies like in a game like chess? Or do you see yourself powering up and ascending to new heights akin to a fighter in Dragon Ball Z?Continue reading Smash Ultimate Tips: Your Heart, Your Guts, and Your Mind
Tag Archives: Esports
Movistar Riders announce departure of their Overwatch team
Yet another organization has pulled out of sponsoring an Overwatch team, as Spanish Esports Organization Movistar Riders has announced they’re dropping theirs. Uncertainty about the forthcoming Overwatch League was once again cited as the cause. Continue reading Movistar Riders announce departure of their Overwatch team
How Warcraft 3 changed the gaming landscape
In light of the rumoured development of a Warcraft 3 remaster, it seems the original game deserves some time in the spotlight. When it comes to games that defined a genre, most would look to Super Mario Bros, Legend of Zelda, or Elder Scrolls 3: Morrowind. However, despite being relegated to the shadow of World of Warcraft, Warcraft 3 and its expansion changed the modern gaming landscape as we know it. Continue reading How Warcraft 3 changed the gaming landscape
eSports: Yikes! rebrands as Arc6
Yikes! announced last night they’re officially changing their name to Arc6, and will compete in today’s Contenders matches under the new name and logo.
eSports: Dummy officially released by NRG
Unfortunately for pro Overwatch player Dummy, rumors and speculation on the flex support player’s future with NRG have proven true, as the organization has parted ways with him, according to a post on over.gg
NRG has been trying out various replacements over the last week, with Aythen (formerly of Immortals), b1am (formerly of Kungarna/ Team Solo Mid), and sleepy (formerly of Tempo Storm) all getting their shot to be part of the troubled roster. The organization has also been trying out Phaz (formerly of Rise esports) for Lucio play, along with xRetzi (formerly of Rise), and Brazilian star Snow (formerly of Method) for projectile DPS.
Currently, the roster stands at three: IDDQD, Harbleu, and Numlocked, with Seagull in reserves. It looks like NRG will be another few months before being at full strength. Dummy is currently a free agent, and hasn’t responded to the news beyond a tweet vaguely acknowledging it.
eSports: Dummy’s future with NRG still in doubt
NRG released their new line of team apparel yesterday, complete with player jersey’s. Interestingly, you can only buy a jersey for four players on the team. There are currently five. Continue reading eSports: Dummy’s future with NRG still in doubt
Nintendo Enters Esports Scene with ‘Nintendo Versus’
Nintendo launched Nintendo Versus today, an official twitter account of updates for competitive play across the platform. The company has been rapidly gearing itself up for eSports as of late, with some of the Switch’s first major games being designed for competition.
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Selfless Overwatch Player Dafran Banned From Competitive Play
Top N.A. Overwatch player Dafran has just been banned from competitive and professional play for the remainder of the season. Blizzard and Overwatch contenders have found the Selfless star DPS player guilty of violating Rule 7.0 of the Contenders rule set, which states “all competitors and spectators are required to act in a respectful sportsmanlike manner at all times.” Continue reading Selfless Overwatch Player Dafran Banned From Competitive Play
Rocket League’s second anniversary update
Happy birthday to the game that made soccer appeal to more Americans than FIFA. In celebration of Rocket League’s two-year anniversary, the developers at Psyonix have announced a free update for its birthday on July 5th. The update will add an arena, two new cars, customization options, achievements and trophies, and plenty more. Continue reading Rocket League’s second anniversary update
Wrapping Up Day One of Overwatch Contenders Open Qualifiers
Day One of Overwatch Contenders is wrapping up, and it was certainly interesting. Followers of Brandon “Seagull” Larned’s stream were treated to 4 consecutive matches of a pro pug team completely obliterating teams of platinums and diamonds. Continue reading Wrapping Up Day One of Overwatch Contenders Open Qualifiers