What LCK’s 2021 plans mean for Korean esports and LoL

League of Legends Champions Korea, commonly abbreviated as LCK, is the primary competition for League of Legends esports in South Korea. Contested by ten teams, the league runs two seasons per year and serves as a direct route to qualification for the annual League of Legends World Championship. LCK 2021 for the first time in history will completely be an online affair due to the pandemic situation. LCK as we…

Valorant: Is The New Kid On The Block A “Game Killer”?

Ever since the announcement of the game, Valorant has been titled as a “Game-Killer” by many big names in the industry, specifically of Fortnite and CS:GO. At first glance, Valorant appears as a mix of CS:GO’s gameplay and the abilities from Overwatch. But, Riot ensures the game’s uniqueness with a lot of special in-game mechanics and abilities. Valorant’s controversial feature: The Vanguard Game Security Software, may be a boon as…

The Rocket League scene- The casual of the unaware.

The skill ceiling for Rocket league is very high. One of the reasons for this game to have this kind of competitiveness is that Psyonix organizes these competitions three times a year, The Rocket League Championship Series. This game has been a hit after going free to play. Being a content creator-friendly game Rocket league provides a lot of content for the entertainers who make content from this game.  …

League of Legends: The Complete Beginners’ Guide

Riot Games’ widely popular MOBA League of Legends has been around since 2009 and it’s remained one of the most popular esports since its inception. Even though it’s been available for so long, there are always new players getting their hands on the game for the first time. For those players, it can be daunting to get a grasp on how the game works and what they should be doing…

THE RISE OF ESPORTS

eSports is a rapidly growing industry that attracts a high number of players and has a high economic value. In recent years, eSport has become widely popular; so much in fact that it could become a part of the Olympic Games in 2024. For 2020, experts expect around 589 million spectators worldwide, which makes eSport extremely interesting from a commercial point of view. In recent years, eSport has become widely…

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…

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…

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…