LCS Power Rankings: Preseason Season 7

LCS is right around the corner! This means our Preseason Power Rankings are back with a vengeance. Preseason rankings are always interesting. Roster moves and meta changes add unexpected variables into how we rank teams. Just because a team has amazing individual players doesn’t always mean they will do well (Looking at you Season 6 … Read more

LCS Power Rankings: Going into Week 8

WE’RE BACK! Did you miss us?! Just like the LCS, we took last week off. Not like anything big happened in Week 7…unless…WAIT!!! CLG BEAT IMMORTALS! Immortals went 1-1 in Week 7 after CLG exploited their…backdoor! One of the most exciting games in the LCS in a while. Cloud 9 fans rejoice! Your 13-0 NALCS … Read more

The Shanghai Major, Group Stage Recap – Group C

Group C – OG, Team Archon, LGD Gaming, Newbee Saturday, February 27 GSL Match #1 – OG vs. Team Archon OG [formerly known as (monkey) Business], despite being a newer team to the competitive Dota 2 scene, is one of the most formidable teams in the tournament and the Group C favorite, having previously won … Read more

The Shanghai Major, Group Stage Recap – Group B

Group B – Alliance, Team Spirit, Vici Gaming, Fnatic Friday, February 26 GSL Match #1 – Alliance vs. Team Spirit Alliance entered the Shanghai Major as another strong pick for the potentially winning the tournament (depending who you ask). The team had won TI3 in 2013 in one of the most spectacular Dota matches in … Read more

The Shanghai Major, Group Stage Recap – Group A

The Shanghai Major, the second of this year’s four Valve-sponsored events with multi-million dollar prize pools, is off to one hell of a start. Invited and qualified teams from all over the world began competing for a total prize pool of $3,000,000.00 last Thursday in Group Stage matches to determine their seeds for the main … Read more

LCS Power Rankings: Going into Week 7

Dang it, Renegades! You had everyone on their seats when you were hanging toe to toe with Immortals! At one point we were all hoping you would finish what was easily the best chance to knock Immortals off their tower of immortality! But alas! It wasn’t meant to be…sad. In other news: Rick Fox is … Read more

LCS Power Rankings: Going into Week 6

Bring your gifts so we may give a sacrifice to the Visa gods! Echo Fox has a LCS roster and Ryu is back for H2K! And how different do Echo Fox look?! They went 2-0 this weekend with a nice win over NRG Esports. Selfie has been filling in nicely for H2K, but Ryu back … Read more

LCS Power Rankings: Entering Week 5

Not much has changed since last rankings. Cloud 9 is the big winner as they took a nice leap up to 6th place. Elements hope of a good split is sinking faster than the Titanic. G2 Esports continues to impress, while Origen need to hit the panic switch! The midway point of the spring split … Read more

LCS Power Rankings: Entering Week 3

After two weeks, much is still left uncertain. TSM is looking like they are coming out of their shell, while Echo Fox is struggling to even play the games due to Visa issues. G2 Esports has made a great impression so far in the EU, while Team Impulse has people rethinking their week one placement … Read more

Record-Shattering: An In-depth Look at LoL’s 2015 World Championship Viewership Numbers

This past month Riot Games finally announced the viewership numbers for the League of Legends 2015 World Championship. Roughly 36 million unique viewers watched the final competition between Korean teams, KOO Tigers and SKTelecom. The number was up from the previous esports viewership record of 32 million from the 2013 World Championship, and much higher than … Read more