Esport Talk – TLO on Starcraft 2’s past and future

StarCraft 2 is seen by many as the first esports title of the Twitch era.  Fast forward to 2017 though and the title is suffering. It doesn't have the same number of players...

Scrub League Weekly – Girls on Games, Weedmaps & esports comedy

Scrub League gets down to the naked truth this week, with an honest discussion about female sexuality in gaming with Girls on Games Co-Founder Catherine Smith-Desbiens.  The GoG co-editor in chief gives...

Esport Talk – Doing Justice to mYinsanity’s Legacy – Mark ‘Yogmark’ Meijdam

Is the era of major organisations in StarCraft 2 dead and buried? Ever since the disbandment of several Korean teams, a great many have declared Blizzard’s Real Time Strategy title dead.  In the past week...

Evil Geniuses drop Starcraft II and shake-up their FGC roster

North American organisation Evil Geniuses started 2017 emphatically, with a video released on Twitter by Dota 2 captain turned CEO Peter "PPD" Dager announcing a few of their plans for the upcoming year mainly...
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The Pond: The past month in UK Esports

Welcome to The Pond. A new weekly opinion series on all things esports. This week, I'm taking a peek at what the UK esports scene has been up to. It'll mainly be...

Esport Talk – Elazer says Blizzard needs to make balance changes faster

The eleventh season of the Intel Extreme Masters concluded in Katowice, Poland and the StarCraft 2 Championship was amongst the highlights.  It was the Koreans who dominated the tournament, although Polish player...

McDonald’s becomes partner of Starcraft II World Championship Series in Australia

The famous Golden Arches of global fast-food giant McDonald's will feature heavily across the Starcraft II World Championship Series in Australia.  AdNews reports state that the sponsorship is Australia only, and includes naming...

Intel & ESL welcome 173,000 at largest esports event in history

The numbers are in and the numbers are historic. This year's IEM Katowice saw a record breaking 173,000 at the event over the two weekends.  A prize pool of $650,000 (£525,000) was...
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How it’s possible to support women in esports without being a hypocrite

Imagine having a hobby you love so much and yet, the vast majority of your peers consider you insufficient, at best. This happens every single day for women in esports. You might consider that...

This week in Esports: First legal wagers taken in Nevada, Twitch partner with TSM...

The biggest news this week comes from Las Vegas, Nevada, where William Hill became the first sportsbook to take legal wager on esports. Other highlights include Twitch partnering with TSM and C9 and the inaugural eSports industry awards night.  William...

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Twitter will live stream ESL and DreamHack events in 2017

Twitter has today announced that it has partnered with both ESL and DreamHack, to live stream esports events and original content in 2017.  More than 15 events...