Why We're Going To Keep 'Spoiling' eSports Results

Ever since I began covering the League of Legends World Championship this year, I have received complaints from readers asking (or demanding) that I stop spoiling the outcomes of games in my articles. After a lot of deliberation, I’ve decided that I can’t do that. You all deserve an explanation as to why. »10/23/15 1:50pm10/23/15 1:50pm


League Of Legends Pro Fined $556 For Giving Opponent The Finger

On the last day of the 2015 League of Legends World Championship group stage, European pro player Fabian “Febiven” Diepstraten said in an interview that he expected American team Cloud9 to lose their match that was about to begin. Star C9 player Hai “Hai” Du Lam responded by flipping him off. That cost Hai $556. Rekt? »10/22/15 1:40pm10/22/15 1:40pm

One Bad Call Costs Star Korean League Of Legends Team Its Spot At Worlds

Today’s League of Legends World Championship quarterfinals match-up was between KT Rolster and KOO Tigers, two top Korean teams. Korea is the strongest region in the world for League eSports, so the games were incredibly close. KT Rolster ended up losing the fourth and final game because of a bad call to take Baron. »10/18/15 3:16pm10/18/15 3:16pm

Everything You Need To Know About The League of Legends World Championships

If you’ve been on the gaming parts of the internet over the past month, you’ve probably seen or heard something about the League of Legends World Championship. Having trouble grasping what’s going on right now with the most popular video game in the world? Fear not, I’m here to help you understand. »10/05/15 6:40pm10/05/15 6:40pm

Madden NFL Should Be a 22-Player Game

It is one of the oft-old tales in the three-decade (!) history of Madden NFL: When Trip Hawkins, the founder of Electronic Arts, approached John Madden, the Hall of Fame coach and broadcaster, about collaborating on a new version of video game football, Madden stipulated that any game with his name on it would include… »9/10/15 11:42am9/10/15 11:42am

The League Of Legends Championship Series Has Its First Woman Player

On Wednesday night, the pro League of Legends team Renegades won a victory against Team Coast, securing themselves a spot in the next League of Legends Championship Series (LCS). Making it into the big leagues is normally routine news, but RNG’s win was special. It was the first time a woman made it into the LCS. »8/14/15 2:20pm8/14/15 2:20pm

League Of Legends Players Leave Team Amidst Hacking Scandal

When Riot Games said that it was suspending the coach of the European League of Legends team Copenhagen Wolves, it seemed like the team had managed to survive its brush with a major eSports scandal. But two high-profile departures this week and a series of leaked documents show the team is still reeling. »6/24/15 5:33pm6/24/15 5:33pm

League Of Legends Commentator Suspended For 'Tampering' With Pro Teams

The high profile European League of Legends broadcaster Martin “Deficio” Lynge was suspended from commentating on upcoming League Championship Series (LCS) games this week. His suspension is punishment for not telling Riot he was negotiating for a job on one of the pro teams that falls under his purview of coverage. »6/04/15 7:17pm6/04/15 7:17pm

League of Legends Pro Quits, Burns Every Bridge On His Way Out

Burnt out and tired of playing for a losing team, professional League of Legends player Austin “Link” Shin announced last night that he was leaving the game. He did so in a bombastic way: writing an 18-page screed that called out nearly all his former teammates, coaches, and ultimately the game itself.
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