Why are many notable CS: GO pros switching over to Valorant?

• Many Pros at the top of CS: GO competitive scene now find the game feeling very “stale” for them. • A big reason behind Valorant’s soaring popularity is it they managed to win over the FPS gaming community during its closed beta launch. • One of the biggest reasons why Valorant is attracting more players from CS: GO is that Riot Games are successfully maintaining the balance between quality…

FIFA 21 vs PES 21: Which Is A Better Deal & Why

• This year, Konami is releasing a “Season Update” to PES, while EA Sports is launching a full game with FIFA 21, with new content including big updates to Manager career mode. • FIFA has Real Madrid and Aston Villa, while PES has exclusive rights to Juventus’ license and also the Barcelona license. FIFA also has exclusive rights to the Champions League and Europa. • PES 2021 is half the…

Project Big Picture explained: What it means to the Premier League, EFL and future of English football

• Project Big Picture is an action plan to radically overhaul the Premier League in an attempt to safeguard football clubs in the EFL. • The plan has been three years in the making with Liverpool and Manchester at the forefront. • A £350 million rescue package to EFL & Football Association, annual solidarity payments to EFL of 25% of Premier League revenue and a yearly infrastructure funding package of…

FOOTBALL THE GLOBAL SPORT

INTRODUCTION TO FOOTBALL Football or soccer is a team sport consisting of two teams of 11 players on each side, with each player trying to maneuver a football into the opposing team’s goal using any part of their bodies except their hands and arms. There are 10 outfield players with specific roles- defender, midfielders, strikers, and wingers. Apart from the 10 outfield players, all football teams must consist of 1…

Premier League: The Most Competitive Football League In The World

The 2020-21 Premier League season has been off to a flying start. The league is back with more top teams, managers, and players. The big story of the 2020 campaign is arguably Leeds United who stormed the 19-20 Championship season under manager Marcelo Bielsa and made their way up to the big time after an absence of 16 years. West Brom and Fulham were the other two sides who were…

Opinion: How PUBG Mobile transformed the Esports scene in India

It’s no secret that PUBG Mobile has taken India by storm and the mobile title has thrived in the subcontinent giving birth to an entire ecosystem of content creators, tournament organizers, players, organizations, and talent. As an Esport in the region, PUBG Mobile is the king, with titles such as Dota 2 and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive which are popular globally, taking a back seat. The two titles formed the pillars…

FIFA 21: Release dates, price, consoles, new features & pre-order details

The launch of the next FIFA game – FIFA 21 – has finally arrived and eager gamers certainly have the popular EA Sports title on their wish list. Of course, the coronavirus pandemic has disrupted the entire world and industries everywhere have been impacted, including football, so there was a slight delay on the release this year. EA Sports has been drip-feeding bits of information though and Goal takes a…

Top 10 European football transfers that failed to happen this summer

The 2020-21 summer transfer window in European football have closed down and clubs have already begun work on how to incorporate their new signings into the squad. The overwhelming presence of the COVID-19 pandemic and the resultant budget restraints were two of the biggest problems faced by teams during this transfer window, as most of them had to work with subsidized budgets while trying to sign new players. Nevertheless, the…

SUMMER TRANSFER WINDOW ROUND UP – Part 2

The 2020 summer transfer window was always guaranteed to be different than previous windows because of Covid-19. The spread of the pandemic not only halted day-to-day business, but football business as well.  Suddenly football clubs – big or small – had to change their transfer plans and work on subsidized budgets in order to usher in new signings. However, as any summer transfer window, 2020 didn’t also fail to disappoint.…

HAS THE COVID 19 PANDEMIC BEEN A BLESSING IN DISGUISE FOR THE ESPORTS INDUSTRY?

The global video game industry is thriving, despite the widespread economic disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic. With the practice of social distancing reducing consumer and business activity to a minimum, gaming offers an engaging distraction for people at home looking for social interaction, and initial data shows huge growth in playing time and sales in video games and gaming consoles in general since the lockdowns began. Gaming not only…