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Mobile gaming – future of esports

“The ubiquity of smartphones is bound to create “borderless eSports.” The future is literally in your pocket right now. Smartphones were released onto the consumer market in the late 90’s but it gained mainstream popularity with the introduction of Apple iPhone in 2007. Its user-friendly features with a touchscreen interface and a virtual keyboard can be indicated as one of the reasons for its popularity. Today, it will be pretty…

Is Manchester United sinking without its captain Sir Alex Ferguson?

“When Sir Alex won his first Championship, back in the ’90s, all he wanted to do was go and win it again the following season. And he did it 13 times. He won the championship 13 times. Now, that is the true sign of a champion – you don’t just win it once, you go back, defend the title, and win it the following year.” Sir Alexander Chapman Ferguson, manager…

2018 World Championship – all set to go!

“First the gods bled, and then they died”. 2017 World Championship final, a rematch of previous years final, between Samsung Galaxy and SK Telecom T1 is lauded as the best tournament in the history of the game. Thus a benchmark was created which all feel could never be broken. A few more hours left to witness the start of war of League – to win the coveted title of League…

Faker to leave esports for-NEVER

“Coming in second place, to me, personally, is not a very satisfying result. So what I want to do next year is to really give my all into it and get the [Summoner’s Cup] again.” Lee “Faker” Sang Hyeok considered to be the best League of Legends player of all time discovered the game in 2011 marking the turning point in his career. Faker was picked by SK Telecom T1…

FACEIT Major 2018 Preview

The International 8 concluded and the next premier event to look out for with great enthusiasm is FACEIT MAJOR 2018. This 13th Valve-sponsored Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Major Championship and the first Major held by FACEIT would be the greatest events being the second Major out of two in this year. 1. Series: FACEIT Major 2. Commencing date: September 5, 2018 3. Venue: Twickenham Stadium, London (The New Challengers Stage &…

Esports & its play on mental health

The pressure upon you while clutching on to the gamepad during your battle to success is inescapable. So are the side effects of pressure on your mental health. How good a gamer can you be with no control over your brain and mind? The growth graph of esports industry is skyrocketing showing rise in competitive gaming and its popularity. With such growth comes greater responsibility and strain in maintaining the…

Soccer headers to leave ground with possibilities of brain damage

Heading in sports is now in hot water as more and more research and studies prove it to be linked with possible brain damage, concussion and dementia especially in high contact sporting activities like football, boxing and rugby where players are at a high risk of injury. What is a concussion? A head injury that temporarily affects the functioning of the brain caused by a hard blow or a strong…

Gianluigi Buffon – the myth and the man

  The small Central Italian town of Carrara in Tuscany is famous for two things – Carrara marbles popularly used in sculpture & decor works and Gianluigi Buffon, a fitting sculpture in the world of football. Italy, famous for its vintage beauty and romance has given the world a perfect footballer in the form of Buffon. Born into a family of athletes – his mom was a discus thrower and…

EPL GameWeek 38 preview

The most popular football league in the world is finishing up its 26th season on Sunday, May 13. There is no huge talk about a photo finish as Manchester City has already been crowned champions convincingly. Two relegation spots are confirmed and it might take a huge miracle from Swansea to change their fate on the final day. As for places in the European competition, an indirect battle between Chelsea…

The Significant Rise of Sports Data

The vast pool of data available on the internet has helped many businesses and industries in ways once unheard of. The sports industry has significantly gained from the tremendous distribution of online data whether related to relevant historical information or real-time statistics. The advances in technology have helped data collection to become more in-depth and can be conducted with ease & flexibility. However, the standout feature for sports data is…

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