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Athlete driven media – the new wave of sports media

Media and journalism have always gone hand in hand with sports for a long time now. Both domains did undergo tremendous changes over the years but still kept the close-growing relation intact. These are two of the niches that have been guaranteed a projected growth in billion dollars of revenue. Due to the massive scope of their value proposition, sports and media have characterised directly proportional changes in their relative…

Power Ranking performances of all 32 teams at the international break

  Fifa World Cup 2018 is just 78 days away. The event in Russia is supposed to highlight footballing attitudes from all around the globe. The recently concluded series of friendlies are the final international break before the club season campaign comes to an end. All 32 teams who qualified for the WC edition were active during the 7 day span & played two matches each. Based on their performances…

10 takeaways from the first race of F1 2018

Formula 1 is back and roaring. The gods of racing let us live to see the season opener to another fantastic season and to be precise, it was a clinic in motor racing at the Melbourne circuit, Australia. Here are the top 10 takeaways from the amusing entertainment last weekend.  Ambiguous season outing on the cards Remember when Red Bulls and Ferraris and Mercedes’ dominated a season from start to…

The curious case of eSports at the Olympics

  Once eSports started growing, all the strategic channels prioritised the rise & rise of the domain in their newsfeed. The next question was always going to be about the duration of eSports under the limelight before becoming a saturated niche. Well, that question has to wait. Esports is presently being debated vigorously for the radar of Olympics. Step-by-step evolution Esports was first introduced to the Olympic scene as a…

INJURIES THAT ESPORTS PLAYERS GO THROUGH

According to Dr. Levi Harrison, an orthopedic hand and upper extremity surgeon, esports players undergo pain and constant pressure more than any other traditional sports player. Not considered at the plain sight but sitting down 10-hour training sessions straight away and taking your hand to the threshold can inflict serious damage in the longer run. Many young talents drop out of high school to take a shot at the pro…

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…

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 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,…

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…

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