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

Advertisements

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: 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.

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.
Continue reading Nintendo Enters Esports Scene with ‘Nintendo Versus’

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