Top CS:GO Team Sues Its Former Coach
Qskan, 29 July 2021, 21:12
Another scandal in the professional Counter-Strike: Global Offensive scene. Danish team Heroic has terminated the contract of its former coach and filed a lawsuit against him. The reason was that he had leaked sensitive information about the team's strategy.
League of Legends in Schools; Here's the Textbook
Qskan, 15 July 2021, 15:54
Esports has come out of the closet and is no longer treated as the domain of computer geeks. Some schools started treating it as one of many classroom subjects. Check out the textbook of one such school.
CS:GO Needs Shorter Matches; Pros Want Changes
Qskan, 14 July 2021, 17:26
Recently, there has been a heated discussion online about the length of pro Counter-Strike: Global Offensive matches. According to many pro gamers and experts, currently the duels last too long.
CS:GO Pro Player Numbers Dominated by Russians, Reports HLTV
Qskan, 08 June 2021, 16:31
HLTV, a statistics website for the professional Counter-Strike: Global Offensive scene, collected data on the representation of each country in the TOP 30 of the best eSports teams. The most numerous nation in this group are Russians.
No More Cheating Coaches in CS:GO? Valve Has a Solution
Hubert Sledziewski, 30 May 2021, 21:08
In the latest update for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Valve introduced a new feature - coaches' positions will be recorded in the round's backup files to prevent future cheating on their part.
Sad Condition of CS: GO's Ancient Map Showcased by Pro Player
Qskan, 27 May 2021, 16:11
Pro CS:GO player Martin „STYKO” Styk recently presented new bugs found on the Ancient map. The technical condition of the arena leaves a lot to be desired before the launch of first eSports tournaments where it is scheduled to appear.
First Virtual Olympics Before Tokyo Games Announced
Angelika Kaldus, 23 April 2021, 19:38
The International Olympic Committee has announced the first virtual Olympics to be held before the Tokyo Games. Participants in five disciplines will compete against each other between May 13 and June 23.
48 Hours of Turmoil in CS:GO Scene
Qskan, 16 April 2021, 17:47
Recent days have brought a number of interesting developments in the professional CS:GO scene. Highlights of the past 48 hours included a change in Valve's policy on VAC bans and problems with major CS teams.
Valve Draws Consequences for Stream-sniping and Coach Bug in CS:GO
Qskan, 28 January 2021, 15:22
Last year's CS:GO scandal involving the so-called coach bug, as well as stream-sniping phenomenon that spread across the eSports scene, are still fresh in our minds. After four months, Valve began to take action against the coaches.
Bans in CS:GO for Betting on Matches
Qskan, 25 January 2021, 17:45
New examples of unfair behavior in esports have come to light. This time ESIC (Esports Integrity Commission) has targeted CS:GO players for betting on matches. Some have been banned for as much as 5 years.
Another CS:GO Scandal; Team Vitality Caught Stream Sniping? [Updated]
Qskan, 23 January 2021, 23:35
Vitality beat Team Liquid 2:0 in yesterday's BLAST Premier CS:GO tournament, and it wouldn't have been that big of a deal if it wasn't for the fact that a monitor that showed a stream of their match was seen in Vitality's room during the game.
2020 Was a Bad Year for CS:GO and Many Pros are Leaving
Paul Wozniak, 18 December 2020, 18:03
In 2020, more than 200 professional CS:GO players ended their careers. Journalist Richard Lewis explains what could be the reason for this.
Prices of Best Esports Teams According to Forbes
Paul Musiolik, 06 December 2020, 20:52
The Forbes magazine has prepared a list of the most valued esports organizations. The top position is taken by the American Team SoloMid.
Fortnite Tournaments Canceled; Competition Will Move Online
Paul Musiolik, 06 December 2020, 19:27
Epic Games has canceled the Fortnite World Cup tournament scheduled for 2021. The reason for this is the on-going pandemic and related restrictions, as well as concern for participants' health.
8-year-old Signs Esports Contract and Collects 33 Thousand Dollars
Paul Musiolik, 05 December 2020, 22:07
The story of 8-year-old Joseph Deen proves that a career in esports can start at a very young age. Young Fortnite player signed a contract, taking over 30 thousand dollars for the signature.
Microsoft Acquires Popular Esports Platform
Jacob Blazewicz, 02 December 2020, 22:30
After the acquisition of ZeniMax and Bethesda, Microsoft's shopping continues. This time the company acquired the smash.gg platform, which has been used for years by thousands of esports competition organisers, including in Nintendo's fighting games.
Iron Harvest Will Soon Get New Mode and Story DLC
Adrian Werner, 21 November 2020, 20:51
The next few weeks are going to be good for Iron Harvest fans. The game will receive a patch with a new gameplay mode, story DLC and a demo. A tournament is also planned.
Storm in LoL Community; Big Transfer in Esports
Paul Wozniak, 20 November 2020, 21:02
Today we officially learned that professional LoL player Martin „Rekkles” Larsson will change the team after years of playing in Fnatic. Next season he will represent G2 Esports.
Referee who Revealed CS:GO Scandal: „I Opened Pandora's Box”
Paul Wozniak, 16 October 2020, 21:29
Esports referee Michal „Michau” Slowinski spoke about the scandal on the professional Counter-Strike: Global Offensive scene, which concerns the use of a glitch to the team's advantage. The Pole was responsible for bringing the case to light and said it was like „opening Pandora's box”.
Coach Bug in CS:GO Continues to Haunt as New Bans Drop
Paul Wozniak, 28 September 2020, 18:36
Today, the ESIC committee informed of several other professional Counter-Strike: Global Offensive trainers, who over the past few years have used the bug to observe the map. The full list of accused trainers is expected to appear at the end of October, as so far, only 20% of available match recordings have been checked.
CS:GO Scandal Continues; More Coach Bans Possible
Paul Wozniak, 11 September 2020, 16:05
The recent scandal caused by the use of an exploit by professional coaches of CS teams is not yet over. Yesterday there were reports that more people may be involved in the whole matter.
Rainbow Six Siege World Championship, New Season and Sam Fisher
Paul Wozniak, 10 September 2020, 22:02
Tonight the National World Championship was announced in Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Siege. Details of the new season have also been revealed, including those involving operator Sam Fisher.
Razer Reveals Gaming Chewing Gum for Increased Concentration
Jacob Blazewicz, 09 September 2020, 22:10
Razer presented its latest product: Respawn chewing gum. It is supposed to help maintain concentration and mental fitness during the game.
CS:GO Judges Appreciated for Their Help in Detecting Fraud
Milosz Szubert, 04 September 2020, 20:14
Micha³ S³owinski and Steve Dudenhoeffer were appreciated for their work on detecting unfair practices of three professional CS:GO team coaches. They received $1,500 reward from the organizers of the Flashpoint tournament series. In addition, GoFundMe is currently collecting money for them.
CS:GO Scandal; Bans for Coaches Using an Exploit
Karol Laska , 01 September 2020, 19:21
Three CS:GO coaches have committed fraud by using a bug in the game to view the position of opponents on the map. ESL punished the coaches with a long-term ban.
PC Building Simulator Adds Esports Builds
Adrian Werner, 05 August 2020, 13:26
Esports Expansion for PC Building Simulator has been released. As the title suggests, the fun revolves around building PCs for Esports teams and helping players during the tournaments.
LOL Championship and Saudi Arabia - Riot Caves in Under Community Pressure
Dameredet, 30 July 2020, 13:25
The creators of League of Legends decided to cooperate with NEOM, the city of the future. However, fans did not like the idea. Why? There are several reasons for this.
CS:GO - Best Plays of 2019 Montage Conquers Reddit
Paul Wozniak, 16 July 2020, 18:53
Yesterday, a video was released on the web, prepared by the creators of the Style-Productions channel on YouTube, which featured a 15-minute montage of the best plays of 2019 from the professional Counter-Strike: Global Offenisve scene. The video quickly won the heart of many players.
Best CS:GO Players Earn Over $750 Thousand a Year
Paul Wozniak, 14 July 2020, 21:04
The BT service revealed the earnings of top Danish Counter-Strike players: Global Offensive. The information provided includes players' contracts, and with additional data available online, we can find out how much the best players earn in total annually.
Blizzard Punishes Player for Actions of His Wife
Paul Wozniak, 24 June 2020, 18:24
Hearthstone professional player, Janne „Savjz” Mikkonen, revealed yesterday why he wasn't allowed to participate in the latest major tournament. The reason was supposed to be his wife's negative attitude towards company's actions. When this information became known on the Internet, the player was apologized and his ban was lifted.
Ban For a 9-year-old Gamer Triggers a Storm on Twitter
Paul Wozniak, 06 May 2020, 17:18
The Fortnite community is raging across Twitter because of a 4-year ban for a 9-year-old player. The boy is now unable to participate in tournaments and competitive modes.
Ubisoft Will Make a Movie About Senior CS:GO Team
Czarus, 22 April 2020, 17:32
The world of e-sport is dominated by young people. There is a widespread belief that it is necessary to start as early as possible to achieve something in this environment. These rules have nothing to do with the members of the professional team in CS-GO composed exclusively of seniors - Silver Snipers. Everything seems to indicate that they will soon see their own movie.
Facebook Adds Private Space for Couples and Tournaments for Gamers
Smoczy, 09 April 2020, 14:45
Facebook is increasingly developing its offer for gamers, presenting the tournament wizard. In addition, the App Store has a new communicator for couples.
Canceled Formula 1 Races Will Take Place in F1 2019
Paul Wozniak, 20 March 2020, 20:51
The organizers of Formula 1 races announced today that they will prepare virtual equivalents of the canceled Grand Prix series races. F1 drivers will take part in them, but the struggle will be purely entertaining, without affecting the official World Cup score.
As LoL Leagues are Suspended, Commentators Organized Their Own Games
Paul Wozniak, 18 March 2020, 16:57
After the announcement of the suspension of professional League of Legends games, commentators and analysts decided to organize their own. They invited willing players to join them in teams, and then streamed the competition with a more relaxed commentary.
Mortal Kombat 11 - Spawn Trailer and Coronavirus-related Tournament Problems
Milosz Szubert, 09 March 2020, 14:11
NetherRealm presented a trailer of the new character in Mortal Kombat 11, Spawn is known from a comic book series under the same title. His official debut in the game is scheduled for March 24. The presentation of the character took place in the shadow of the turmoil related to the cancellation of the Chicago tournament due to coronavirus.
Former Pro CS:GO Player Sentenced to 116 Years in Prison
Bart Swiatek, 05 March 2020, 20:53
Retired professional CS:GO player Shayene „shAy” Victorio has been sentenced to 116 years in prison for fraud committed by her and her ex-husband's company between 2013 and 2017. More than a hundred customers have never seen the goods they have ordered. The woman claims her ex-partner is to blame.
FIFA 20 - Rock, Paper, Scissors Decides on Winner of E-sports Match
Paul Wozniak, 02 March 2020, 23:22
During FUT 20 Champions Cup qualifications two players decided to settle the match by playing „rock, paper, scissors” due to problems with the servers. In recent days, connection errors have also been reported by the players of other Electronic Arts titles.
Record Viewing Numbers of CS:GO at IEM 2020; NaVi Wins
Paul Wozniak, 02 March 2020, 14:00
Yesterday's final of the CS:GO tournament, held as part of the Intel Extreme Masters 2020 event, attracted a record number of users before the screens. Thus, it is the best result among non-major rank games. This year's tournament was won by NaVi, beating G2.
Puma Creates Gaming Shoes
Konrad Serafinski, 19 December 2019, 13:21
Puma presented its first shoes dedicated to professional gamers. Active Gaming Footwear is designed to provide comfort and maximum performance increase when playing.
Win $8,000 in Path of Exile
Paul Wozniak, 04 December 2019, 21:45
With the release of the two latest additions to Path of Exile (December 13), the game will start with an event in which the players will be able to compete to kill the strongest boss. The competition will be divided into two ladders (order and number of kills of The Awakener), and the prize pool will include 30 thousand dollars and sets of items.
FunPlus Phoenix is the New World Champion of League of Legends
Paul Wozniak, 11 November 2019, 10:55
The final of the League of Legends World Cup in Paris was held yesterday. European team G2 Esports was forced to admit the superiority of Chinese FunPlus Phoenix and had to settle for the title of the second best team in the world.
LoL World Championship Final Coming Tomorrow; G2 May Take the Trophy
Paul Wozniak, 10 November 2019, 12:15
In a dozen or so hours, the League of Legends World Cup final will take place, in which G2 Esports will compete against the Chinese team FunPlus Pheonix for the most important trophy this year. By winning, the European team will win the so-called „Grand Slam”, i.e. all four most important titles of the season.
AI Among Top StarCraft 2 Players
Jacob Blazewicz, 31 October 2019, 14:56
Artificial Intelligence AlphaStar has achieved another success in StarCraft II. The work of Google's DeepMind team managed to achieve a top rank in Blizzard's strategy game, outclassing 99.8% of human players.
Mitsubishi Resignes From Sponsoring Blizzard
Frozen, 30 October 2019, 21:39
Punishing a player for supporting protests in Hong Kong turned out to be a blow not only to the image but also to the financial position of Blizzard. Two days after the event, Mitsubishi Motors resigned from sponsoring the Hearthstone tournament.
Hong Kong Protests: Blizzard Bans Further Hearthstone Players
Julia Dragovic, 17 October 2019, 12:54
After the AU Hearthstone team supported Hong Kong protests in an official stream stream, Blizzard decided to impose a six-month suspension penalty on the players.
LoL Esports Manager is the New Title From Riot Games
Adrian Werner, 16 October 2019, 11:34
Among the new projects announced by the team at Riot Games was the LoL Esports Manager strategy game, in which our task will be to manage a team of players specializing in League of Legends.
Blitzchung Thanks Blizzard in Official Statement
Konrad Serafinski, 13 October 2019, 19:58
The end of the tension between Blizzard and Blitzchung. The player posted a personal statement on Twitter in which he admitted that he understands his error and thanked the company for the reduction of his suspension and returning of his prize.
Blizzard Returns Blitzchung's Prize
Konrad Serafinski, 12 October 2019, 21:56
It's been a nightmare week for Blizzard. The company banned a tournament winner, prevented user account deletion, to mention just a few mishaps. J. Allen Brack, company's CEO decided to speak. In a long press release, he announced that he would reduce the penalty for Blitzchung and pay him his tournament prize.
League of Legends Devs Against Political Topics During Tournaments
Adrian Werner, 12 October 2019, 21:42
Riot Games has issued a statement to fans in which it recommends avoiding political topics when playing League of Legends. The team wants to avoid a repetition of the Hong Kong protest scandal that Blizzard Entertainment is currently facing.