Old Kids on the Blocks: Toronto to host Tetris Championship

A classic game such as never stops getting played. And gamers are by nature competitive creatures. Once we start comparing high scores, it isn’t long before a tourney scene comes together. If Madden NFL and Street Fighter can have flourishing competitive scenes, why not Tetris? Toronto will host its third Tetris championship February 12 at more »


Apex 2015: Twitch Saves Smash Bros. Tourney

It all started with a fire alarm. Around 9:00 yesterday morning, the fire alarm at the Clarion Empire Hotel went off. The New Jersey hotel was hosting Apex 2015, an annual Super Smash Bros. tournament that’s organized by a crew of east coast gamers called “Team Apex.” No smoke was reported, and the first round of more »

Strafe delivers League of Legends, Hearthstone updates

Esports fans can now keep all their tournament stats and highlights in their pocket thanks to Strafe, a new mobile app dedicated to competitive gaming. Available for free for iOS (8.0 or later) and Android, Strafe consolidates tournament information for up to five major esports titles based on your selections: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, League of Legends, Dota 2, more »

Evo 2014: Mango wins Smash Bros. Melee championship under Reggie’s watchful eye

Nintendo almost made a huge PR blunder at 2013’s Evo by trying to end not just the stream of Super Smash Bros. Melee, but the tournament itself. Somebody explained to them that free promotion for your products is a good thing. This year was a complete reversal, as Nintendo not only encouraged the event but sponsored more »

Evo 2014: Garireo crowned BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma

Every year at Evo,  a game that isn’t considered one of the main eventers steals the show for those lucky enough to be watching. This year, that game was undoubtedly BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma. Garireo’s Litchi won the day in the July 13 grand final. In the first match he won 3-2 out of the losers more »


Evo 2014: Meltdown Louffy is the Ultra Street Fighter IV champion

Next time Capcom wants to nerf Sagat they should consult Olivier “Meltdown Louffy” Hay. His Rose countered everything the world’s best Sagat player, Bonchan, had to offer en route  to Evo 2014’s Ultra Street Fighter IV championship. He’s the first European player to win it all.Coming from the losers bracket, Louffy achieved the reset with more »

Games of Evo 2014: Injustice: Gods Among Us

Evolution Championship Series 2014 runs from July 11-13, a showcase for the absolute best fighting gamers in the world. We’ll see new combos, learn the hidden skills of characters thought to be trash, and find out about upcoming fighters. The tourney will be streaming throughout the weekend on Twitch and other sites. But it’s understandable more »

Super Smash Bros. tournament is on at San Diego Comic-Con

That Super Smash Bros. Wii U tournament at E3 2014 must have gone over as well as it seemed to, as Nintendo is following it up with another one! This time, the tournament will be held at San Diego Comic-Con on July 25, 2014. Except thing time, the Wii U is out and the 3DS more »

E3 2014: Ain’t no party like a Super Smash Bros tournament

Today is just a big, old, Nintendo news day. The next update concerns the presence of Super Smash Bros. at E3 2014. We all knew there was going to be a Super Smash Bros. Invitation Tournament at LA’s Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on June 10, 2014, which the public would be able to attend, but more »

Stink at StarCraft II? It’s because you’re too old

As we all know, human beings age. And as we age, things change. We develop the richness of experience that makes old people so boring. We develop fun new medical problems that terrify doctors. And we start being terrible at video games, according to science. Specifically, .

Brazilian Call of Duty squad disqualified from world championships

There’s been a shakeup in the Call of Duty World Championships slated for March 28-30. Brazilian squad SSOF Gaming got disqualified because a team member allowed someone else to play on his Xbox Live account during a finals match. Since there’s little time between now and the championship, the tourney will run with 31 teams more »

Call of Duty Championship announces 16 U.S. teams

So, how good is your trigger finger? Activision’s $1 million Call of Duty Championship is down to 16 US-based squads, Major League Gaming announced. Here are the American teams still battling for their share of $1 million: Adversity compLexity Curse Las Vegas Curse New York Denial eLevate FaZe Final Boss JusTus Pro Living The Dream more »