esports

Overwatch

What Winning Means for an Esports Team Whose Identity Was Losing

Shanghai Dragons' first-ever victory in Overwatch League was long-awaited, but what comes next?
Eric Van Allen and Nico Deyo
2.25.19
DOTA 2

This Year, 'Dota 2' Gave Us A Cinderella Story for the Ages

After a time of wild turmoil, personal conflict, and losing key members, 'Dota 2' team OG just clutched the ultimate prize. Here's their story.
Eric Van Allen
8.28.18
esports

One of Counter-Strike’s Leading Analysts Wants You to Know Alex Jones Rules

Duncan "Thorin" Shields has a long history of racist jokes, among other things. But next month's big tournament in New York, he'll be on stage, talking about Counter-Strike.
Patrick Klepek
8.16.18
esports

Before 'Dragon Ball FighterZ' Blows Up at EVO, Here's What You Need to Know

Here's how 'Dragon Ball FighterZ' went from just another anime fighter to major competitive game, and what that means for this weekend's big tournament.
Eric Van Allen
8.2.18
Overwatch League

Esports and The Glass Cliff: Overwatch League May Get First Woman Player

With a winless season so far, the Shanghai Dragons reportedly recruit Geguri, a player famous for being so good, people thought she was cheating.
Rob Zacny
2.7.18
open thread

A Double-Overtime 'CSGO' Final Showed the Importance of Good Tiebreakers

Great playoff games deserve great endings.
Rob Zacny
1.29.18
Dragon Ball Z

How the FGC Is Prepping for 'Dragon Ball FighterZ' and a Lot of New Blood

Developer Arc System Works wants its new fighter to rate in the competitive world of the Fighting Game Community.
Marc Shaw
1.26.18
DOTA 2

A 'Dota 2' Matchfixer's Plea Shows What's Really Rotten in Dota Esports

In a global landscape rife with inequality and precarity for aspiring players, packed with gamblers and scam-artists, why do players bear all the blame and punishment?
Will Partin
12.14.17
esports

Working to Make Brazil's Gaming Scene More Accessible for Deaf Players

From esports to eduction, how developers and players are trying to create opportunity and accessibility for Brazilians who are hard of hearing.
Giovanna Breve
12.7.17
RLCS

The Most Spectacular Shot from a Lopsided 'Rocket League' Playoffs

Cloud9's Mariano "SquishyMuffinz" Arruda proves why he's a rising star, but the 2017 title belongs to Gale Force Esports.
Andrew Hayward
11.16.17
Demetrious Johnson

UFC Champ Demetrious Johnson on Fighting Games, Streaming, and Fans

We play ‘Battlegrounds’ and interview the 11-time flyweight champion.
Danielle Riendeau
11.7.17
Rocket League

Player Sets Single-Game Save Record in 'Rocket League.' Team Still Loses

A fitting end to EnVyUs' cursed RLCS season as the former champions are eliminated from playoff contention and face relegation.
Andrew Hayward
10.10.17
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