Right after the Shanghai Major, Fnatic had to look for a temporary substitute for Djardel ‘DJ’ Mampusti’s spot while he took care of Visa issues that he had been facing. Erwaan ‘343’ Shah was brought in to fill in his spot for a while. However, 343 had to stick with Fnatic for longer than was originally planned since DJ was taking longer to fix his Visa issues and as Chai ‘Mushi’ Yee Fung was suffering from severe asthmatic attacks after the Shanghai.
Now that DJ has finally fixed up the problems and has returned after a period of almost 2 months, he will be bringing in quite a few changes to the Dota 2 roster with his return.
After DJ came back, quite a few role swaps [...]
The eSports industry has risen quite drastically over a the past few years, so much so that the phenomenon has gone global in a big way. With most of the eSports activities being carried out in North American and the European regions, Asia and the Oceanic regions have quantitatively less of the industry.
Most of the organizations that were created solely for the purpose of eSports and those that later invested into the industry, are mostly North American or European companies with a keen eye for gaming and its potential. It makes sense that these companies would want to lay their stakes in their own regions.
Comparatively, for the most part, eSports is filled up with [...]
The Spring Split of the North American Challenger Series of 2016 saw Team Liquid Academy sent back home after a few rather disastrous games. It looks like the failure affected the eSports organization as a whole, since it has decided to bring in an almost entirely new roster on board to test out.
Although during the Spring Split, Team Liquid Academy had a number of renowned names on their side, they were able to perform pretty mediocre in their games. The squad managed to get to 4th place in the tournament after being defeated by Apex Gaming 1 for 3, this was during the playoffs.
With the Spring Split coming to an end, quite a lot of squads are making moves to make [...]
Cloud9 is one of the more popular names on the eSports platform. The organization has shown to carry talent in almost all titles that our currently being played on a competitive level. Blizzard’s card based game, Hearthstone, is one of the games that Cloud9 has revealed to show a keen interest in. As such, the organization recently announced on their Twitter that Sanghyeon “DDaHyoNi” Baek will be joining their Hearthstone roster.
“We’ve added @DDaHyoNi to the #C9HS team!”
Based out of South Korea, Baek was able to grab first place at the 2016 HCT Asia Pacific Winter Championship in March. The grand finals of the tournament saw him beat SunBi’s Il-mook [...]
Although it has been a little over a year since the official release of Blizzard’s Heroes of the Storm, the game has not yet matured to a proper MOBA.
Heroes of the Storm sports a rather expansive roster of heroes with different abilities, skills and spells. Each hero has multitudes of skins as well, that can be purchased with real money or a lot of in game points. What is unique about Heroes of the Storm, and what sets it apart from the likes of Dota 2 and League of Legends, is the fact that the matchups do not utilize any form of items on heroes to boost their abilities. Heroes of the Storm is purely a hero ability game with nothing affecting those abilities except leveling [...]
With the eSports industry exploding in growth and expanding ever more, brands and organizations are struggling to keep up with its standards and community culture. Over the past few months alone, many organizations, groups and even individuals have invested their time and money into the eSports industry, giving it good boost from time to time. The problem with such exponential and sustained growth is that other entities who might want a part of the pie, are going to face quite some barriers and plan with a lack of knowledge.
Machinima is a digital content giant that has a rather good focus on gaming content, news and information. The organization understands the boom that the [...]