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 »

In Real Life Interview: Lawrence Tabak talks eSports, gaming kids, writing

In Real Life is an upcoming young adult novel about Seth, a troubled kid who dreams of a career in eSports. The novel opens as Seth struggles to balance a dysfunctional family, troubles at school and his first chance to get into a huge tournament for his favorite game, Starfare (inspired, of course, by Starcraft). more »

2014 Pokemon World Championship is August 16-17, 2014

Big things are happening in the realm of Pokemon soon. No, I’m not talking about another 3DS game or Pokken Fighters reveal. It’s almost time for the 2014 Pokemon World Championship. On August 16-17, 2014, players of the and will converge on Washington DC and it is quite a big deal. Now, there’s really no 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, .


Call of Duty pro Matt “Nadeshot” Haag blasts COD Ghosts

Pro gamer Matt Haag, better known as Nadeshot, isn’t pulling any punches where Call of Duty: Ghosts is concerned. In an interview with Redbull, he called Ghosts the “worst Call of Duty in the franchise.” “There is just a lot of things they did wrong,” he said. “They’re stubborn about it.They’ve gradually come out with changes more »

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 »