The best of eSports in 2016

The year 2016 is almost over and it has gone in a snap. The esports industry saw remarkable changes, ups and downs and huge achievements throughout the year. Let’s take a look at all the big things gone by. January 15 – First time a 100% esports viewership recorded in the US Thousands look up with anticipation, eyes glued to the big screen, placards and loud cheers. They are not…

The much awaited Dota 7.00 patch

Forget the Dota 2 you’ve been playing all this while, the new patch is out and it has transformed the game altogether. Valve yesterday announced the release of the much awaited 7.00 patch. In comes the Monkey King, originally Sun Wukong from Heroes of Newerth, a mischievous trickster on a staff, the talent tree, backpack, ultimate Scepter updates, hero attributes revamp, map remodeling and much more. Releasing 12 years after Dota 6.00,…

The Girl Power: Women & eSports

Everywhere in the world, esports generally is a boy’s club, and gaming means boys. There is a huge gender gap that has to be filled. Talented young men drive the industry, as it has been for the past couple of decade or so, yet no one asks why we don’t see women in it. The overwhelming male dominance in esports has to give it to the superhuman reflexes, cognitive thinking,…

The Boston Major 2016

The TI6 hangover was not over yet, and here comes the Boston Major, it’s the very first major post TI6. We saw a roster shuffle frenzy, saw the BEAT invitational and the qualifiers for Boston Major. It’s been almost 4 months since we saw the prowess of Wings Gaming and the way they stormed their way to the champion’s throne. So, they obviously find themselves an invite to the Majors,…

DOTA 2 SHORT FICTION PART 3

WAR IS TORN Part – III   Winter wyverns gallantly fly towards the top tier towers and drop Ursa and Beastmaster to secure locations in Grimdire. Assassins and Bloodseekers dealt with the incoming wave of visage, dazzle, and night stalkers. After 7 days of bloodshed, Ecradiant finally started pushing the enemy on the back foot. Lycan’s wolf pack ran into the dark woods chasing the weavers and bounty hunters, tusk…

DOTA 2 SHORT FICTION PART 2

WAR IS TORN Part – II : Ecradiant, Grimdire and the forbidden river The war has unfolded around the forbidden river. The river stands significantly to the lives on both sides. There will be death and destruction, and both sides will pay for the losses. King Wraith summons his trusted mercenary for there’s a message to be passed on. The crystal violet eyeballs sparkled in the dark, the sleek mohawk…

READERS DELIGHT- AN EPIC DOTA 2 SHORT FICTION

WAR IS TORN Part – I : Ecradiant, Grimdire and the forbidden river Legion Commander stands heads down, hint of worry wearing out his face, and his breath is weighing him down. “What’s your concern commander?”, asked the king. “Your highness, the forbidden river has been stained with venom, a swarm of Pucks was found strangled in web right by the shores.” A chill run down his spine, kings vision…

Caught in the Act

All real sports have cheaters. It’s human nature to exploit the system and find any way possible to get a competitive edge, be it for monetary gain, glory, fame, or just for fun. Cheating has always been pertinent to Counter-Strike and CS:GO. It’s almost like a small industry working out of esports and its tournaments, offering premium programs and services to other players. The usage of hacks is rampant for…

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Start-ups Powering eSports

This is the tipping point of massive esports growth. The competitive gaming industry also has a huge spectator fan base, the third highest viewed sports in the US. The online streamer content flows each day is much larger. People watching, reviewing, interviewing, casting and all other esports content is coming in and made to reach the audience. What draws the fans in? The statistical war between pro players and the…

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Risks in the professional gaming scene

Esports today is a gigantic industry of net worth $900 million and counting. It has penetrated most of the other industries which are more or less gaming related. The growth of esports we see today is fast paced and can independently match the standards of few traditional sports like the MLB and NBA. The NBA finals viewership in 2015 lagged by a staggering 13 million to the League of Legends…

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