The reality of eSports: Talking with Team eLevate

ESports aren’t going anywhere, or at least anywhere but up. Recent reports show that worldwide eSports viewership has topped 134 million, with more than $600 million at play. League of Legends tournaments have pulled in larger audiences than the likes of the MLB’s World Series or NBA finals. The next Dota 2 International prize pool has already exceeded $12 more »

2K and ESL’s Evolve Proving Grounds Tournament begins Sunday

Turtle Rock Studios and 2K are partnering with the Electronic Sports League (ESL) to bring the 4v1 shooter Evolve into the competitive scene. The publisher today revealed the title’s Proving Grounds Tournament, a three-month global affair with more than $100,000 in cash and other prizes on offer. The Evolve Proving Grounds Tournament is open to North 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 »

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 »


Evo 2013: C-c-ombo Breaker! Killer Instinct Returns

Double Helix and Mad Catz teamed up to demo the Xbox One version of Killer Instinct to the diehard fighting game lovers at Evo 2013.  They’ve got a public perception problem on their hands. At the announcement that the game is an Xbox One exclusive, the boos cascaded down from every rafter in the Paris more »

Evo 2013: MCZ Xian puts Singapore on fighting game map with Street Fighter IV win

As Evo 2013 got underway, there were rumblings about a Super Street Fighter IV player from Singapore who we should be on the lookout for. His name was MCZ Xian, and his character is Gen, considered to be one of the game’s worst. Xian and Gen just won the Evo 2013 Street Fighter championship, your more »

Evo 2013: EMP Flocker wins Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3

Job “EMP Flocker” Figueroa capped an outstanding run of Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 with a victory over Justin Wong, who was riding an unbelievable hot streak. One of the most popular teams in UMC 3 is Zero, Dante and Vergil. Because the Sons of Sparda come from the Capcom same game series, the team more »

Evo 2013: EMP KDZ is Injustice’s First Champion

You don’t tug on Superman’s cape, especially in Injustice: Gods Among Us. The tournament field was full of Supermen, but Empire Arcadia member Philip “KDZ” Atkinson was the best of them all. He defeated Crazy DJT 88’s Green Lantern in an epic battle. For those keeping track, that’s a championship in Mortal Kombat 9 and more »

Evo 2013: Arcade Shock Reynald completes legendary comeback to win King of Fighters XIII

AS Reynald is a player that constantly draws comparisons to Rocky. When there is seemingly no way to win, he actually has the opponent right where he wants them. In a comeback equaling anything ever seen at Evo, Reynald went down 2-0 in the King of Fighters XII Grand Finals. Fighting out of the losers’ more »


Evo 2013: Infiltration is the best in Street Fighter X Tekken

Styles make fights, as they say. Sun-Woo Lee, better known as “Infiltration,” and Justin Wong are two of the top fighting game players in the world. The gap between their skills shouldn’t logically be a large one. But Infiltration brushed Wong aside handily in the Street Fighter X Tekken Grand Finals. It took only four more »

Evo 2013: Capcom panel announces new tournament, more content for Super Street Fighter IV

Evo 2013 isn’t just a bonanza of fighting game tournaments. The makers of our favorite fighters are on hand to tease us with the goodness to come. Capcom held a panel and delivered a plethora of news for the fighting faithful to chew on. Up first, Super Street Fighter IV will receive an update. It more »

Evo 2013: Crazy DJT 88 Finishes Them in Mortal Kombat 9 Championship

Crazy DJT 88 was the fan favorite in the Mortal Kombat 9 Grand Finals for one reason: he wasn’t using Kabal. Several top players opted for Kabal and DJT defeated three of the best en route to the title. He took out Detroit Ballin, Reo and two-time Evo MK champion Perfect Legend. His Cyrax proved more »