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Interviewing ViiTal eSports

We recently had the opportunity to undertake a short interview with an upcoming CS:GO team based out of Canada, NA. A bunch of enthusiastic gamers coming out of the Gears of War fraternity is all set to make a mark in the CS:GO and Call of Duty land. This is what Avery Lussier, the young CEO of ViiTaL eSports had to share with us.       Can you please…

Everything about NA LCS Spring Split 2017

After 15 days, 49 hours of gaming, 300 dead dragons and a first 3-time title winner, the 2016 League of Legends season was done with and the LoL World Championship hangover is yet to wear off. We have entered a new season, kick-starting with NA LCS Spring Split from January 20, and it’s going to be a whole new ride for the League here in North America. So, with the…

Player poaching: A major issue in eSports

Player poaching in esports is a rampant issue that all are tired of. Not only League but CS:GO and Dota  also suffer from the same. Even after stricter governance by the respective authorities, teams are vulnerable to scandals. Going into the issue, there are misconceptions and misinterpretations about ‘poaching’ and its rules.   What is poaching? – as per LCS norms. Poaching happens when a player who is listed in…

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…